Time to join 4-H4-H Washington County is recruiting members to enjoy the many opportunities the organization provides.
4-H Washington County is recruiting members to enjoy the many opportunities the organization provides. All youth (kindergarten through one year past high school) living in cities, towns or in the country are invited to participate in fun, hands-on activities where you learn by doing.
“There are many ways to get involved in 4-H in Washington County,” said Anja Koester, 4-H program coordinator in Washington County.
“4-H Adventures” offer the opportunity to do something for a few hours, a day or for a week. Examples include the “Arts In” theater event, “4-H Exchange” with another state during the summer or the “4-H Resident Camp Counselor program.”
“4-H Clubs” offer an ongoing venue, meeting throughout the year spending time together and learning new things.
The organization offers opportunities in communications, leadership, career development, animal and plant science, home improvement, technology and more. Members don’t have to own an animal or live on a farm to sign up. There’s a project for almost every interest. Project areas featured by various Washington County 4-H clubs include: rabbits, entomology, poultry, share-the-fun, community service, demonstrations, shooting sports, photography, clothing, horse, one act plays, needle crafts, food and nutrition, fundraisers, and livestock projects.
Clubs meet throughout the Washington County in and near Woodbury including Oakdale, Cottage Grove, Lake Elmo and Denmark Township. The Woodbury 4-H club meets the second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Woodbury Estates, 2825 Woodlane Drive. The group explores a variety of interests. For information about the Woodbury club, call Karen at (651) 459-5697 or Kim at (651) 735-7878.
For more information about other clubs located in the county, visit www.extension.umn.edu/and select 4-H in Washington County, or contact the Washington County Extension Office at (651) 430-6800.