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4-H Clubs

Whether you live in a city, small town, or farm, 4-H has something for you! Joining a local 4-H club is the first step!

4-H allows young people many opportunities to build confidence, learn responsibility, and develop skills that will last a lifetime.

  • A place to make friends and share interests ranging from learning to sew to raising rabbits, or from learning about healthy foods to arts and crafts.
  • A place where youth work together to make a positive difference in their community, and certified adult volunteers make a powerful difference in young people's lives.
  • 4-H Community Clubs, located throughout western Nevada County, vary in projects, meeting times, and location. Find a club that best fits your needs and attend a meeting to become a part of this exciting program. Feel free to contact the Club's Leader if you have questions about 4-H, Club activities, and projects that the club offers.
  • Clubs generally meet once a month, and projects meet on a variable schedule, depending on project needs.
  • Most 4-H clubs meet monthly from September through July.


There is a program fee for youth members and adult volunteers to participate in California 4-H programs. The cost for youth members is $67.00 for the 2023-2024 program year.  The cost for adult volunteers is $28.00 per year.   If assistance for the program fee is needed, please contact your 4-H Club Leader or 4-H Staff at the 4-H office (530) 273-4563.

4-H Projects

A 4-H project is:

* Planned work in an area of interest to the 4-H member.
* Guided by a 4-H adult volunteer who is the project leader.
* Aimed at planned objectives that can be attained and measured.
* Summarized by some form of record keeping.
* A minimum of six hours of project instruction.

Projects help 4-H members find and nurture their spark or passion.  For additional information on how to help identify your spark and the 4-H project areas, click here. 4-H members enroll in at least one project each year.  New members are encouraged to join only one or two projects, to help gain experience and connect with members and volunteers.

For contact and club information, visit the following links. 

Or Contact the Nevada County 4-H office for more information at (530) 273-4563 or email jcsimmons@ucanr.edu