Membership in 4-H is centered around membership in individual clubs—there are also many county-wide, state-wide, and nation-wide events and activities. 4-H is open to anyone who is at least eight years old and no older than eighteen on January 1st. However, there is a special Clover 4-H program for children who are five to seven years old on January 1st.
Make sure to take a look at our list of 4-H clubs in La Plata County.
Step 2—Contact Us
Contact the club leader of the club you are interested in. They will tell you if they are accepting new members and when their next meeting is scheduled for.
If you have any questions about the 4-H program or are not sure what club you would like to join, please call or email Angela Fountain 970-382-6460 at the county 4-H Office, who can answer your questions and put you in touch with any club leader you may wish to contact. You can also visit the La Plata County 4-H Office (2500 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301) in person and speak with us.
Step 3—Attend a Club Meeting
A club leader may ask you to attend a club meeting before joining. This is your chance to get a feel for the club.
Step 4 - Pick a Project
This may be the most exciting part of the process! Please look over our project list and if you don't see exactly what you are looking for or would like to create a project of your own, contact Angela Fountain by email or phone 970-382-6460 at the county 4-H Office and she will help you find or create the right fit for you.
Please note that a project is a commitment, so we do recommend only picking 1 or 2 in your first year.
Once you know which club you would like to join and what projects you are doing, you can go ahead and enroll yourself online using the 4-H Online enrollment system—download the 4-H Online instructions here. If you're having trouble using 4-H Online, you may ask the Extension Office for assistance or for a paper enrollment form, which you will turn in to them. Parents should not enroll themselves in the system unless they're also 4-H volunteers. .
Enrollment Fees are as follows:
1st member in a family is $25.00
Each additional family members are $20.00 each
Cloverbuds are only $10.00 each
We can only accept cash or checks, you can mail them to:
La Plata County 4-H, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
The 4-H Youth Development Program is a part of Colorado State University Extension, and La Plata County. We are located at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, Extension building, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm and are closed on Federal Holidays.