4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation.
Over 85,000 youth are enrolled in 4-H in California.
Primary Members - 4-H Ages* 5 to 8
Youth Members - 4-H Ages* 9 to 18
* Your "4-H Age" is your age by December 31 of the program year you are enrolled in.
Choose a Club. Contact your county 4-H office to find out what clubs and camps are offered in your area. You will have to choose a minimum of one club or camp when you sign up.
Contact the club. Contact the Club Leader for the club you are interested in joining to let them know you are signing up. They will be collecting the 4-H program fees and also can give you more information about the club and the types of projects they offer.
Choose a Project. Your Club Leader can let you know what projects are open for enrollment. You can choose the projects and activities that sound interesting to you.
Sign up in 4hOnline.* Create a family profile on 4hOnline. Members are grouped by Family, so you can add all youth family members who want to join 4-H. If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian enter the information. New Member - How to enroll in 4hOnline
*For Spanish: The 4hOnline system is only in English. Please fill in the paper enrollment packet in Spanish and turn it in to your club leader or county staff for them to enter it into 4hOnline for you. Please keep a copy of the paper forms for your records. You will also have to check back with your county 4-H Program Representative for your membership status.
Submit program fees. Submit your program fees payment to your Club Leader. They will log in to 4hOnline to confirm when payments are received so your enrollment can be processed. In addition to the State 4-H fees, your county and club may have additional fees, depending on the project(s) you choose.
Get activated. Once your county 4-H office reviews the enrollment, you will receive an email sent to your Family email account to confirm your enrollment status as Active. If you filled a paper enrollment form, you will have to check with your county 4-H Program Representative for your membership status.
Once your membership is active, you can start participating in 4-H events and activities!
Make new friends. Try something new. Discover new interests.
4-H is a safe place to explore your interests and develop new ones.
All 4-H members must re-enroll by December 31st each year.
Membership Renewal Process
Update enrollment. Select the "Enroll for (current program year)" for the renewing member.
Update personal information. Make sure all of your personal information is up to date, including email address. Email is the primary way you will receive communications outside of club and project meetings.
New in 2017: Your Health History form is now in 4hOnline. Please fill in completely - this can be accessed for participation in 4-H events and activities.
Update your 4-H participation. Only select the club, projects and groups that you will be participating in for the new year. Remove any clubs or projects that you will not be actively participating in.
Submit your program fees. Your membership renewal is pending until your Club Leader confirms payment and your county 4-H office reviews that all renewal information and fees are submitted.
Participate! Check your Family email account for the confirmation that your renewal is active. If you used a paper enrollment form, you will have to check with your county 4-H Program Representative for your membership status. Once your membership is active, you may participate in 4-H events and activities!
Welcome to 4-H
We welcome youth members from all backgrounds and locations in California to join our programs:
- Community clubs
- 4-H Camps
- Afterschool clubs and programs
- Military partnership program
- Events & conferences
Programs vary by county. Contact your county Extension office to learn what programs are in your county.