How do I join 4-H?
There are 2 ways to join 4-H:
1.) Visit www.4HOnline.com and sign up online for free.
2.) Print off a paper copy of the enrollment form and drop it off or mail it to the Oneida County 4-H Office located at 2275 Airport Road #10, Rhinelander, WI 54501 (we are located in the lower level of the Oneida County/Rhinelander airport).
After you turn in your enrollment form, 4-H staff will set you up with a www.4HOnline.com account complete with username and password. You may change your password at any time and can manage your account information and 4-H projects from any place that has internet access.
No internet access?
- Stop by the Oneida County 4-H Office located in the lower level of 3375 Airport Road in Rhinelander. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Visit the Oneida County Courthouse, where there are several computers open for public use with free internet access. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Visit your local library and ask a librarian to help you log onto www.4HOnline.com.
Who can join 4-H?
Anyone who is in third grade to one year past high school graduation can be in 4-H. Younger children can join 4-H as Cloverbuds. Cloverbuds are in kindergarten or second grade. Oneida County Extension 4-H youth development staff member can answer your specific questions.
What do 4-H members do?
4-H clubs have regular meetings and officers, but that is just the start. 4-H members get involved in their communities as volunteers and youth leaders. They learn new things by completing dozens of different kinds of projects, They go on trips, have parties, host international students, participate in local government, experiment with science, make art, go to camp, learn to canoe or take care of an animal.
What projects are available?
4-H gives you a chance to try a lot of things that might help you decide on a career or a life-long hobby. For example, you can explore:
Arts: Express yourself by drawing, painting, sculpting, shooting photos, making videos, acting, singing or writing.
Animals: If you love animals, 4-H has projects for you, whether it’s dogs and cats or cows and horses.
Citizenship: Plan and carry out a community service project with your 4-H friends.
Clothing: Fashion is fun. Create your own style, while you stick to your budget.
Computers: You can learn to use new software or design your own website.
Environment: 4-H can take you outside to learn about wetlands and wildlife or to plant a garden.
And there’s lots more to choose from. See all the projects you could do!
Questions? Need clarification?
View the list of Oneida County 4-H Youth Development Staff below.
What are the goals of UW-Extension programs for young people?
- 4-H Youth Development programs are designed to achieve specific outcomes for youth. Develop capable and responsible young people.
- Create community partnerships with meaningful roles for young people.
- Prepare youth to enter the workforce.
- Enable youth to deal with violence in their communities.
What does 4-H Youth Development do for kids? 4-H youth development programs teach young people to:
- Develop and test practical living skills in a safe and supportive “real world” environment.
- Become actively engaged in their communities and better informed about local issues.
- Prepare for the world of work through direct experience with projects and activities that correspond to future career opportunities.
- Experience success in a non-formal learning environment.
- Develop communication and problem-solving skills through public presentation and group work.