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4-H Enrollment Calendar

Each 4-H year runs from October to September. 4-H enrollment is from mid-October to March 15th. 4-H Clubs meet year-round and project workshops are offered throughout the year. There are some projects that are ideal to start in the fall in order to be successful. Larimer County’s 4-H agents Katies Daywalker and Bailey Schilling can provide more information about those projects.

New members must enroll by March 15th.

Membership to 4-H is open to any youth who are age 8 – 18 by December 31st.

Children ages 5 – 7 are encouraged to explore the 4-H Cloverbud program, which is designed specifically for these ages.

New 4-H Members:

  1. Select a local club you would like to join. Click to view a list of clubs (opens in new tab).
  2. Decide what project(s) you would like to work on.
  3. Enroll online with 4-H here (link opens in a new tab).
    1. Guide for enrolling in 4-H through 4-H online: 
      1. 4-H Online 2.0 Enrollment Tip Sheet for Families (Opens in New Tab)
  4. Pay your $50 enrollment fee with Larimer County here (link opens in a new tab). Reduced fees are available based on eligibility. For those enrolling in more than eight projects, the enrollment fee is higher.
    1. If Enrollment fees are a barrier to participation for your family, please contact the 4-H office to learn more about financial assistance available at 970-498-6000. 4-H is for all!
  5. Congratulations! You’re officially a Larimer County 4-H member! We highly recommend you plan to attend an upcoming New 4-H Member Open House at the Extension Office. Throughout your first year, ask a lot of questions, show up and participate, and have fun! Your Club Leader, project leaders, and 4-H agents are all here to support you. Do not hesitate to reach out anytime you have questions or feel unclear about any aspect of 4-H. We look forward to seeing you grow with 4-H.

How to select a club

Larimer County Club Directory (Opens in New Tab)

The first step to joining the 4-H program is selecting a local club. Consider the following and your family’s needs when selecting a club to join:

  • Location, Day, & Time the club meets
  • Does the club have support for at least some of the project areas you are interested in?
  • The club culture, size, and expectations. Each club is unique depending on the club leader, families involved, most popular projects among club members, the size of the club, etc.

To get started, review the club directory & identify 2-3 clubs that are accepting new members & match your family’s needs as far as day, time, and location of meetings, and what projects are most strongly supported.

Contact those club leaders, ask questions about the club, and ask to join a meeting to observe. We recommend observing at least 2 different club meetings before you choose a club. After you do so, select the club you would like to join & let the club leader know. They will be a great support to you moving forward.

How to select a 4-H project

List of Larimer County 4-H Projects (Opens in New Tab)

Look through the many projects Larimer County offers. You may choose one or more projects. Projects are fun to do alone and/or with your friends. Think about:

  • An interest you’d like to explore
  • A hobby you’d like to learn more about
  • A topic of interest shared by you and your family
  • Something that is fun for you

Returning 4-H Members

Welcome back! Links to re-enroll in 4-H and pay your annual enrollment fees are below. 

Remember – returning members must enroll by February 1st to be eligible to participate in the Larimer County Fair without paying a late fee. 

Returning members may enroll between February 1st and March 15th and still be eligible to participate in the Larimer County Fair but will be charged a late fee. 

Please complete the steps to re-enroll in the following order: 

  1. Click Here to Enroll in 4-H (Link opens in a new tab)
  2. Click Here to Pay your 4-H Enrollment Fees for the 2021/ 2022 Year. (Link opens in a new tab)
  3. Congratulations! You are re-enrolled in 4-H!



Temporary Office Closure

Our office is closing at 2pm on January 19th due to weather and road conditions. We are opening at 9am on January 20th and are closely monitoring the weather.