Join 4-H

4-H is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that allows young people to learn by doing—and in 4-H, they can do just about anything they’re interested in!

What is the 4-H program?

4-H does have traditional 4-H clubs for children who want to raise cows or ride horses, but 4-H’ers can also learn to cook, create clothing, learn how to fish, train a dog, conserve wildlife habitats, and much, much more! Our 4-H clubs are led by talented and dedicated community volunteers. 4-H is also a major presence in Northampton County’s public and private schools. Hundreds of students complete 4-H projects as a part of their classes each year through the 4-H Embryology Program. For a complete listing of the 200+ possible projects available to 4-H’ers, checkout the Pennsylvania 4-H website.

Who can join?

Young people between the ages of 5 and 18 may join any one of Northampton County’s 4-H clubs. Volunteer leaders are always welcome too—so if you’re an adult with an interest in just about any hobby or skill, there’s a spot in the 4-H program for you! 4-H is open to all children and volunteers—the program does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Everyone is welcome! Contact Penn State Extension, Northampton County (610-746-1970) for information about volunteering for the 4-H program!

How to join?

  • Search our 4-H Clubs.
  • Contact the key leader of the club you are interested in.
  • Attend your first club meeting.
  • Sign up for that club and others if you'd like.
  • The rest will be 4-H history!