GETTING STARTED IN 4-H:
Cloverbud – ages 5-8 years by last September 1st
Traditional – ages 9-19 years by last September 1st (must not have graduated
high school last year)
Leader – Requires training and screening. See explanation below.
The Cloverbud program is a non-competitive program that provides a wide variety of hands on activities to the younger kids in our county. The focus is more on social interactions and fun interactive experiential learning. Youth are not allowed to compete at fair, however we allow them to exhibit projects and they receive participation ribbons. Cloverbuds cannot handle livestock or dogs, nor can they participate in shooting sports.
The traditional program is a project focused club based program. Members choose to learn by doing a project in areas of interest to them. They compete at fair and in other contests. They can attend summer camp and participate in other trips. Jackson County has a wide variety of project area leaders however if you find we do not currently have the project area your child is interested in, we would invite you to consider becoming a leader and starting a new project area.
Becoming a leader is an easy multi-step procedure. To learn more contact Kim Skomerza at the 4-H Office (Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Jackson County) 541-776-7371, cell 541-621-2091 or email: Kimberly.Skomerza@oregonstate.edu. Before enrolling as a leader you must complete an application and provide references; complete the volunteer training modules; submit a criminal background check; and attend an in-person training. Leader enrollments will not be accepted without first completing these steps.
Find a club - Leader Directories are available at the Extension Office. Once you make calls and connect with a club that is accepting new members move to the next step. (Note: If you are new to 4-H and are looking for an active club to join, first determine your area of interest and then find a club involved in that project.) Project areas.
Start a club - To create a new club of your own, contact Kim Skomerza at the 4-H Office (Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Jackson County) 541-776-7371, cell 541-621-2091 or email: Kimberly.Skomerza@oregonstate.edu
Re-Register a club - Complete this form (click here) and return to the Extension office in person, by mail, or fax (541)776-7373.
Returning to Jackson County 4-H family instructions (click here)
New to Jackson County 4-H family instructions (click here)
If you do not have computer access or do not have an email address you can come to the Extension office and we will assist you with your enrollment. ****Enrollment will not be active until Step 4 has been completed****
Criminal Background check -
2016/2017- All leaders with names from A-K need to supply a copy of their drivers license and send to the address at the bottom of the 2nd page. Volunteer Background Authorization Form
Signed forms and enrollment fees may be mailed or delivered in person to the OSU Extension Office, SOREC, 569 Hanley Rd. Central Point, OR 97502. Make checks payable to OSU. Fee schedule is below.
Financial aid is available for part of the enrollment fee. To be considered for possible assistance, families must submit a letter — as soon as possible — to the county 4-H Association Board (569 Hanley Rd, Central Point, OR 97502) explaining their hardship and why the fee cannot be fully paid. Requests will be evaluated, and any amount of aid given will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
|Enrollment in 4-H clubs for 2016-17|
If paid by Jan 31st
(first two youths in family)
3rd child or more per family
| $10.00 each
|*To participate in the County Fair, enrollments must be received in the office, and fees paid, by March 15, 2016.
SPANISH ENROLLMENT FORMS- State 4-H Enrollment Website