How to Join 4-H
Over 85,000 youth are enrolled in 4-H in California.
Primary Members - age 5 to 9*
Youth Members - ages 9 to 19*
* Member age is your age by December 31 of the program year you are enrolling in.
Enrollment for the 4-H Youth Development Program is open year round, with the program year opening July 1 through June 30. The Resident Youth Camp Program is held in the summer, and Community Clubs typically begin activities in September after a summer break. If you plan to take and sell livestock at the Tehama District Fair, the Tehama County 4-H Leader's Council has additional requirements (please check with your club leader).
Choose a Club. Visit the 4-H Club Program page or 4-H Resident Youth Camp Program page 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, then each individual youth member and adult volunteer. 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 - Tips to Enroll Online
*For Spanish: The 4hOnline system is only in English. Please fill out the paper Youth Enrollment Forms 2019-2020 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 staff for your enrollment status.
Submit program fees. Submit your program fees to your Club Leader or the Club's Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator. 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 ($58), the Tehama 4-H Council charges an additional $7 to operate the local county events such as Still Exhibits, Livestock Judging Day, etc. Your club may have additional fees, depending on the project(s) you choose.
Request for 4-H Program Fee Reduction
Get activated. Once your county 4-H office reviews the enrollment, you will receive an email to confirm your enrollment status as Active. Then you can start participating in 4-H events and activities!
All 4-H members must re-enroll yearly by December 31st. If you plan to take and sell livestock at the Tehama District Fair, the Tehama 4-H Council requires that you are enrolled and active by your November Community Club meeting. If you are a current 4-H member under 18, your parent or guardian can renew your membership in 4hOnline. Renewing Members - Tips to Enroll Online
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. Your Health History form is now in 4hOnline. Please fill in completely - this can be accessed to participate 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! Once you receive the email confirmation that your renewal 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. Tehama County UCCE 4-H Youth Development Programs currently offer:
- Community Clubs
- 4-H Summer Resident Camp
- Afterschool programs
- Events & conferences
Programs vary by county. Contact your the Tehama 4-H YDP Staff at 530-527-3101 to learn the programs we offer.