4-H Youth Development

Welcome to Douglas County 4-H Youth Development

Douglas County is the home of the Carson Valley, South Lake Tahoe, Northern Area 4-H Camp, Topaz Lake, Washoe Tribe, Carson River, wetlands and wildlife refuge areas.

4-H programming in Douglas County can cover most 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 curriculum that teaches leadership, life skills and citizenship.

Signing up for 4-H in Douglas County, Nevada

4-H Annual Sign Ups are 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018
Carson Valley United Methodist Church at 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Youth and a parent/guardian attend Sign Up Night and all 4-H meetings/events
  • 4-H age for club members is 5-19* years of age (age as of January 1, 2019).
  • Most 4-H projects have age restrictions depending on suitability.
How Much:
There are no fees to enroll in Douglas County 4-H, although individual Projects often have minimal fees for supplies etc. due at your first Project meeting.
We anticipate offering the following 4-H Projects for the 2017- 2018 4-H:
  • Baking (9-10*)
  • Beyond Crafts (9+*)
  • Cloverbuds (5-8*)
  • Community Gardening (9+*)
  • Crochet (9+*)
  • Goats - Market (9+*)
  • Hiking (9+*)
  • Horsemanship (9+*)
  • Hunting Skills (11+*)
  • Knitting (9+*)
  • Rabbits (9+*)
  • Sewing (9+*)
  • Sheep - Breeding & Market (9+*)
  • Shooting Sports - .22 Rifle, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Archery, Shotgun, Muzzleloader (9+*)
  • Speaking with Confidence (9+*)
  • Teen Ambassadors (13+ as of September 18, 2018)

* Note: 4-H member's age as of January 1, 2019!

Additional Information

  • The 4-H year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of each year.
  • Projects times and dates vary, beginning and ending at different times during the year.
  • Calendars with date/time info will be available at Sign Up Night.
  • Each project is a considerable time commitment (please choose only those that you can fully commit to for all times/dates).
  • For animal related projects, you must be zoned for, fund, provide and care for your own animal.
  • Please do not purchase any animals or supplies prior to attending your first project meeting.
  • Parents/guardians generally must be at all 4-H meetings and activities for the entire time.
  • There are no sign up fees due at Sign Up Night. Some Projects have supply fees due at your first meeting.
  • 4-H T-shirts/totes will be available for purchase at Sign Up Night! Check/Cash only!
  • Save the date! PINGO! Pumpkins + Bingo! Open to the public for all ages! Saturday October 13, 2018 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Win all sizes of pumpkins including JUMBO pumpkins and $100 Wal-Mart gift cards for black out PINGO! 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV.

Contact Douglas County Cooperative Extension, 775-782-9960, or email montanas@unce.unr.edu for information.