Welcome to 4-H Youth Development
What is 4-H?
4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
Teller County 4-H Enrollment
Teller County 4-H enrollment occurs between October 1 and January 31 each year. We have over 100 Projects youth can learn about. Below are the steps to entering your child(ren) into 4-H. Everything is done online and will likely take 20-30 minutes per child this year and next year, five minutes since all your data will already be in the system.
One of the first things you’ll need to determine is which primary club you want to belong to, which is often based on location and whether the meeting time fits your family schedule. Woodland Park Pathfinders is located in Woodland Park, Rocky Mountain and Shooting Sports in Divide, Mountain Valley in Florissant, and Hilltop in Cripple Creek.
Once they choose a “club” they will be prompted to select projects. They can take as many as they want, but the projects meetings are held outside the club environment, typically at the project leader’s home or a location conducive to learning the skills required for the project. We suggest focusing on only one or two projects the first year so the families can learn all the nuances and opportunities within the 4-H program.
2022-2023 Teller County 4-H Enrollment Process
- Step-by-step online enrollment process
- Club meeting dates/times needed for online enrollment
- You can pay via cash, check, or now with debit/credit card.
New Family 4-H Orientation Course
We put together a six-lesson training for new families to understand what the 4-H year looks like and all the nuances, requirements, components, and timeline for the year. The course is free and you can go back to it at any time to refresh yourself on any aspect of the 4-H year.
Support Links for 4-H Success
- 4-H Projects Youth can Take
- Teller County 4-H Clubs and Meeting Times/Location
- How 4-H is Structured in the County
- Member Handbook for Teller
- Project Support Links for Ensuring Project Success
- Requirements to Complete 4-H Each Year
Animal and Livestock Resources
- Animal E-Record Links
- Horse Project Resources
- Dog E-Record Link
Indoor Project Resources
- Indoor Project E-Record Links
- Scoresheets Used to Judge Indoor Projects
- Project Requirements from the State
- Indoor Project Requirements
- Judging Guides for Indoor Projects
State and Local 4-H Camps
- Colorado Leadership Conference – November each year
- Leadership Development Conference – January each year
- YouthFest – February each year
- State Conference – June of each year
- Dare To Be You – October of each year in Pueblo
- Camp Eagle – Our County Camp on Mother’s Day weekend
- District Retreat – March at Golden Bell in Divide
In addition to more traditional projects of livestock and family consumer sciences, 4-H places an emphasis on the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) projects such as model rockets, robotics, outdoor adventures, GPS/GIS, as well as visual arts such as graphic design, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.
Interested in Becoming a 4-H Volunteer?
Parents and grandparents are encouraged to become volunteer leaders for the 4-H clubs and projects. You must be at least 21 years old. You do not need to be an expert, just willing to learn, take the 4-H Volunteer Training and complete a mandatory background check.
Here are the forms and step-by-step procedures to become a 4-H Leader:
- Email me to let me know you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You need to enroll in 4-H Online. Click Here for Instructions.
- You’ll have to do a 4-H Background Check.
- You’ll need to complete a 4-H online training. Click Here for Training
- Finally, we’ll check the three references you shared in step 2.
4-H is a non-profit, educational program which is open to all youth ages 5-19 without discrimination.
Mark Platten: Teller County Extension Director and 4-H Coordinator