4-H Community Club Program
4-H opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and revolutionized how youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.
Since 4-H began more than 110 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.
4-H Membership Enrollment Fees
We have a new fee structure in place for 2019-2020.
We have 3 tiers fees and ON-LINE payment system coming soon!
Additional fee will apply for credit card transactions for enrollment fees.
Enrollment on-line link: http://cesantacruz.ucanr.edu/Youth_Development/4-H_101_The_Basics/.
2019-2020 - Returning Youth Member Enrollment Fee with cash/check discount schedule:
- Early Bird Special: July 1st - August 31st = $85
- Regular: September 1st - November 30th = $105
- Late Enrollment: December 1st to June 30th = $125
2019- 2020 Returning Adult Leader Enrollment Fee with cash/check discount schedule:
- Early Bird Special: July 1st - August 31st = $25
- Regular: September 1st - November 30th = $30
- Late Enrollment: December 1st to June 30th = $30
2019-2020 - New youth member & new leader enrollment fee with cash/check discount schedule. The enrollment fee will remain at early bird special only if the fee is paid within 30 days of registering on-line for 4-H! If you choose to pay the registration fee after 30 day of registration the fee will be the same as returning members and/or leader for the date scale fee chart above.
Just a reminder to all youth, parents and leaders. A 4-H member needs to be in good standing to be eligible to show livestock at the county fairs and state fair! A member in good standing is current 4-H enrollment, 4-H registration paid, minimum of 6 hours completed in project plus 80% of the additional meeting required by project leader, members APR (Annual Project Report) completed.
Open to the Community & 4-H families
4-H Summer Camp
- Camp dates: July 26th -29th
- Camp Loma in Santa Cruz mountains
- An amazing experience for all ages.
- 4-H membership is required to participate in this 4-H event. Join Today!
- Interested in camp councilor - Summer Camp Planning Committees : member secure sign-up or Guest sign-up (no login required) Next meeting is March 1st at 6:30 pm in Soquel. Email:
You will find more details and registration under Events and Conferences. 4-H membership is required for some of the events but many events are open to the public!
4-H Program Representative
Monday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Call for an appointment
4-H Community Club Program
Whether youth participate in clubs, after school programs, day camps, or in other program settings, the 4-H Youth Development Program's mission and
goals remain the same... to help youth develop to their full potential! 4-H Youth Development is a non-formal educational youth program, conducted
by the University of California Cooperative Extension.
The purpose of 4-H Youth Development is to help diverse young people discover and develop their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens. Learn by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills.
WHY: leadership/citizenship development; life skills education; strengthening youth-families-communities; advancing the field of youth development
HOW: experiential education ("learn by doing"); bridging research and practice; building partnerships for programming and funding; cross-age learning and teaching; youth-adult partnerships
WHERE: school enrichment programs; community clubs; special interest projects and programs; school-aged child care; camp experiences; independent study; distance learning.