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4-H Clubs in Washington County

4-H is the official youth development organization of the
University of Florida/IFAS Extension Program!

Join online florida.4honline.com.         

Check the 4-H CALENDAR for meeting dates and times!

4Teen 4-H Club – a club for teens focused on community service and leadership development.  Members serve as 4-H County Council.
Ages 13-18 only.
Dues:  $20
Club Leader:  Julie Pigott Dillard juliepd@ufl.edu

Blazing Hooves 4-H Club – anything and everything to do with horses!
Must be 8 years old as of Sep 1.
Dues: $10 dues + $20 FL4-H Membership Fee
Club Leaders:  Jessica Wells wells20103@att.net & Nina Davis nmath2@gmail.com

Brick Bratz 4-H Clubfor youth interested in creating, exploring and building with LEGO.  Maximum enrollment = 20
Ages 5-10 only.
Dues:  $5 dues + $20 FL 4-H Membership Fee
Club Leader: Renae Rountree director@wcplfl.com & Geoffrey Reiter

Fire Ants 4-H Club – A group for home-school students in Washington County and surrounding area.
Ages 5-18.
Dues:  $5 dues + $20 FL 4-H Membership Fee
Club Leader:  Lori Brooks waldenfarmemuzoo@hotmail.com

Junior Gardeners 4-H Club – we’re going native with native edibles and plants.  Join us learn more about Florida plants and landscaping.
Age 11-18.
Dues:  $5 dues + $20 FL 4-H Membership Fee
Club Leader:  Matt Orwat mjorwat@ufl.edu

Livestock 4-H Club – for youth interested in raising livestock projects:  beef, swine, rabbit & poultry.
Large animal projects – must be 8 years old by Sep. 1.
Small Animal Projects – must be 5 years old by Sep 1.
Dues:  $10 dues + $20 FL 4-H Membership Fee
Club Leader:  Heather Hayes hahhayes@yahoo.com & Diane Webb

Sure Shots 4-H Club  – Skeet and Trap – for youth interested in learning the sport and skill of skeet and trap shooting.  Youth must provide their own eye and ear protection.  Maximum enrollment = 24:  12 Senior and 12 Intermediate youth.
Must be 11 years old as of Sep. 1.
Dues: $80 dues + $20 FL 4-H Membership Fee
Club Leader:  Nick Dillard nick.dillard@hotmail.com

Top Knocks 4-H Club  – Archery – for youth interested in learning the sport and skill of archery.  Youth must provide their own archery glove, arm guard and hip quiver.  Genesis Youth Bows are available for check out.  Maximum enrollment = 20.
Must be 8 years old as of Sep. 1.
Dues: $60 dues + $20 FL 4-H Membership Fee
Club Leader:  Olen Pettis  opettis@hotmail.com

The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a
learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens.

Each 4-H year, members experience or continue their work and learning in a 4-H project.  Resources, project guides and curricula are linked below:

4-H Age Divisions:
Cloverbud – 5-7 years old
Junior – 8-10 years old
Intermediate – 11-13 years old
Senior – 14-18 years old

Washington County 4-H Membership Policy:

Washington County 4-H membership is open to all youth, ages 5-18 years old as of September 1 of the current 4-H year, who reside in Washington County, Florida. 

  • Youth residing in the counties adjacent to Washington County (Bay, Holmes and Jackson counties) may join Washington County 4-H if, and only if, they meet the following exception:
    • Youth resides in Bay, Holmes or Jackson County but is enrolled as a Washington County School District student, attends a private school in Washington County or is home-schooled.
    • Out-of-county youth will be considered for membership on a case by case basis.
    • It is not a given that out-of-county youth will be accepted for membership.
  • Dual-county participation is not allowed in Washington County 4-H.
  • Youth who are members of more than one club pay the state membership fee once and club dues for each club they are in.

If a club is listed as full, don’t worry…another club can be started.
Contact juliepd@ufl.edu to learn how you can volunteer in a big way or a small way!

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