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.

We anticipate offering the following 4-H Projects for the 2019- 2020 4-H year:

  • Baking beginning (9-10*)
  • Baking returning (10+*)
  • Cloverbuds (5-8*)
  • Community Gardening (9+*)
  • Cooking (13+*)
  • Crochet (9+*)
  • Goats - Market (9+*)
  • Horsemanship (9+*)
  • Hunting Skills (11+*)
  • Knitting (9+*)
  • Sewing (9+*)
  • Sheep - Breeding & Market (9+*)
  • Shooting Sports - .22 Rifle, Air Rifle,.22 Pistol, Air Pistol, Archery, Shotgun, Muzzleloader (9+*)
  • Steer/Beef – Breeding & Market (9+*)
  • Speaking with Confidence (9+*)
  • Swine – Market (9+*)
  • Teen Ambassadors (13+ as of September 16, 2019)

* Note: 4-H member's age as of January 1, 2020

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 information is 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 are available for purchase at Sign Up Night, check/cash only.

Learn more about the program contributor(s)

Lindsay Chichester
Program Leader

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