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Youth Enrollment Procedures

Contra County 4-H YDP Youth Enrollment Procedures

All 4-H youth (ages 5-19) must enroll annually (July 1 through June 30).  Enrollment is conducted by the 4-H Club and County 4-H Office.  Please contact your club leader for more information about meeting dates and times.  Projects offered vary by club from year to year based upon adult volunteer availability.  Enrollment for the 2019-2020 4-H Youth Development Program in Contra Costa County will be conducted using the 4hOnline enrollment system https://ca.4honline.com.  4hOnline is a web-based system used to enroll youth and accept applications for adults in the California 4-H Youth Development Program.


Primary Members (also called Cloverbuds or Mini-members) – Must be 5 years old by December 31 of the program year.  Primary members cannot enroll in large animal projects.  Youth enrolling or turning nine after December 31 must participate as a Primary Member until the end of the program year (June 30). 

4-H Members – Must be 9 years old by December 31 of the program year and  may continue in the program until the end of the calendar year (December 31) in which they become 19 years of age.

Contra Costa County 4-H Enrollment Steps: 

Choose a Club. Access the list of 4-H Clubs in Contra Costa County and find a club. 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 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.

Create a family profile in 4hOnline. Members are grouped by Family in the 4hOnline system. Therefore, if you or another immediate family member have been previously enrolled in 4-H, you already have a Family Profile in the 4hOnline system.  Renewing members must re-enroll yearly by December 31st.If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian enter the information. Renewing Member/Family – 4hOnline instructions  OR  New Member/Family – How to enroll in 4hOnline instructions.

Submit program fees. Submit your program fees payment to your Club Treasurer or you may pay online with a credit card at: http://ucanr.edu/cccprogramfees

4-H Enrollment Fees for 2019-2020 are $93 for youth members if paid online with a credit card, and $90 for the cash/check discount price.  Adult Volunteers enrollment fee if paid online with a credit card is $31, and cash discount price will be $30. The Club Leaders will log into 4hOnline to confirm when payments are received so your enrollment can be processed.

Get activated. Once the Contra Costa County 4-H Office staff reviews the enrollment, you will receive an email sent to your Family email account to confirm your enrollment status as Active. 

Once your membership is active, you can participate in 4-H events and activities!

Enrollment Information

Instructions for New Families: Step by Step instructions with screen shots.

Enrollment Fees (2019-2020)


Individual clubs may have additional club fees in addition to this cost.