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4-H Enrollment in Boulder County


(Enrollment begins Oct 16)

1) Pick out projects of Interest

  • Check out the 4-H projects (go to details and list links) – It may be helpful to figure out which projects the member might do right away. Club choice is often influenced by project choice.

2) Choose a local 4-H Club

  • Check out the Boulder County Club directory (go to directory link) – This list contains club leader contact, meeting dates, and which projects each club supports.
  • Call and visit clubs – members and their family may visit clubs until they find the club best fit for them. You do not have to be enrolled to visit clubs.
  • Confirm your club choice – before enrolling online, let the club leader know that you would like to join their club.

3) Enroll or Re-enroll in 4-H (Are you a new volunteer? Download directions for volunteer enrollment)

Enrollment fee schedule:

Fees for participation in 4-H for the 2016-17 year are as follows:

  • 4-H Member Enrollment—$40.00 which includes 4 projects.
  • Additional projects over 4—$5.00 each
  • Cloverbud Enrollment—$25.00
  • Shooting Sports fee – $20.00 fee and required form remain the same. Please continue to monitor the Shooting Sports program for State issued changes.
  • Second Club enrollmentno additional fee
  • Family maximum payment for initial enrollment — $ 120.00.
  • Leaders – Current Leaders—no charge; New Leaders — $5.00 for background check
  • Scholarships – There are needs-based enrollment scholarships available upon request. Applications can be found at, Enroll in 4-H; or contact the Extension office for details.
  • Each 4-H member is allowed 4 projects included in the initial fee. This 4 project allotment is transferable between clubs. Example: if you enroll in your Primary club and choose 2 projects, then enroll in a second club and choose 1 or 2 projects, you do not pay for additional projects. The four projects are NOT transferable between members. Projects selected over and above the initial 4 will incur a charge of $5.00 per project.
  • Members and Leaders will be “active” in 4-H Online once the forms and fees have been turned in by the Club Leader to the Extension Office.

Have questions? Contact Audra Harders at the Extension Office 303-678-6238.


To help you navigate your first year in 4-H:

> 4-H Participation Checklist

> Parent Handbook

ADDITIONAL FORMS you may need depending on your project:

Horse Donation Form

Equine Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement – both Youth and Adult forms – is a triplicate form and must be obtained from a Leader or Extension Office. *Not available

Shooting Sports T-Shirt Order form

Lease-An-Animal Program Information and Application

Self Calculating Publication Order Form


4-H Year runs from October through September

Earlier deadlines for enrollment equals better support for the following reasons:

  • to help leaders plan for the year,
  • for members to complete all requirements, and
  • risk management including for insurance and coverage protection of code of conduct, etc.


The following schedule has been developed:

  • December 15 – re-enrollment for all returning members. Returning members need to be enrolled in 4HOnline and money received by the organizational leaders and then received by the Extension Office.
  • December 16th to January 31st$10.00 late fee will be applied for returning member re-enrollments
  • February 1st to April 1st$20.00 late fee will be applied for returning member re-enrollments
  • 1st Friday in May – Deadline for project add/drop

April 1st deadline for returning members to re-enroll in order to participate in the Boulder County Fair.

Enrollment in 4-H remains open all year round with certain Exhibit limitations.

Questions? Please call the Extension Office at 303-678-6238.