4-H Youth Development

Welcome to Douglas County 4-H Youth Development

Douglas County is a gateway to world class outdoor recreation destinations, located in Northern Nevada approximately one hour south/southwest of Reno.

Douglas County encompasses approximately 738 sq. miles of The Sierra Nevada Range. It contains expansive valleys, fertile agricultural lands, high desert, and rugged mountains. Douglas County is the home of the Washoe Tribe, South Lake Tahoe, Western Area 4-H Camp, Topaz Lake, Carson River, wetlands and wildlife refuge areas, and we now have an In-N-Out Burger!

4-H club programming in Douglas County can cover any topic that an adult in the community would like to share with youth. Our 4-H staff will help you turn your interest into a 4-H project that teaches leadership, life skills and citizenship.

  • 4-H age for club members is 5-19 years of age. Some 4-H projects have age restrictions depending on suitability.
  • There are no fees to enroll in Douglas County 4-H, though individual Projects may have fees.

If you or your children are looking for a quality and fun youth development experience, contact Douglas County office of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, (775) 782-9960 for information on enrollment.

Below are the current 4-H Projects available in Douglas County for 2010-11:

  • Baking
  • Cavy (guinea pig)
  • Cloverbuds (ages 5-8 years old)
  • Gardening
  • Public Speaking
  • Rabbit
  • Science
  • Sheep - Breeding and Market
  • Shooting Sports (.22 rifle, shotgun, archery)
  • Teen Leadership
  • Teen Sewing

Additional information:

The 4-H year begins October 1 through September 30 of each year. Projects may begin and end at different times during the year, so you may want to contact us for availability of a certain Project.