January 22, 2015 - 11:06am -- bradley.469

4-H enrollment season is here! Registration for the Clermont County 4-H program is due by Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Clermont County has nearly forty 4-H clubs, specializing in projects such as home economics, leadership and animal science.Through individual and group projects, 4-H instills integrity, service, leadership and personal growth in youth.

 

Is there an age requirement?

To be a 4-H member, a child must be age 8 and in the third grade. For younger children, ages 5 to 8/second grade, Clermont County offers a program called 4-H Cloverbuds. Cloverbud members explore the program through group activities in the club.

How do I enroll my child?

Here are the steps to enroll your child in 4-H....

  1. Explore what Ohio 4-H is all about! View the 4-H Family Guide to see the listing of more than 200+ projects from topics ranging from animals, computers, public speaking, cooking, art, gardening, natural sciences, and much more. Want a more in-depth look at projects? You can also view projects and resources at Ohio 4-H Project Central.
     
  2. Once you have an idea of what projects interest your child, take a look at the Clermont County Club Directory. There are more than 40 clubs to join in the county!
     
  3. Using the Club Directory, contact clubs you are interested in joining based on their project focus or their meeting location. The advisors listed on the directory will give you specific information about their club - meeting times, meeting fees, age range of current members, etc.
     
  4. We encourage you to attend a club meeting. Once you find a club that is a good fit for your child, the advisor will assist you with completing enrollment paperwork. Clermont's enrollment deadline is March 1 (for 2015, forms will be accepted through March 2 because March 1 falls on a Sunday). By officially enrolling in 4-H, your child will be able to participate in the county fair and other events throughout the year.
Is there a fee to join 4-H?

Clermont County does not have a county membership fee. Individual clubs may have a small membership fee to help cover club expenses (snacks/drinks for meetings, club t-shirts, etc.). Check with the club to see if membership fees apply.

Who manages the local 4-H program?

The 4-H program is managed by Ohio State University Extension Clermont County. We are a non-formal education branch of OSU. The office merges needs of local citizens with OSU’s research through four focus areas: Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Community Development. Once your child is enrolled, you will receive emails and communication from our office regarding deadlines, camp opportunities, showing at the fair, etc.