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4-H Youth Development

4-H emblem: a green four-leaf clover with stem and the letter H in white or gold on each leaf, title 18 section 707 of the U.S. Code
The four-leaf clover emblem of 4-H.

4-H Enrollment is Open

4-H enrollment for the 2022-2023 4-H year is now open. Go to ZSuite to enroll. Member fees can be paid by credit or debit card by calling 208-459-6003 or in person with cash, check or credit card at 501 Main Street, Caldwell. Regular member fees $25; Horse member fees $32. 

What is 4-H?

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. It reaches more than seven million youth.

4-H helps youth gain knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes to become productive members of society. Research based programs give youth the hands-on, real world experience they need to be leaders.


Today’s 4-H is for all youth between the ages of eight and 18 years. Kids between ages five and seven can join Cloverbuds, a non-competitive 4-H program.

Contact to learn more about 4-H in Canyon County. 4-H Interest Form

Enroll through the website ZSuite Contact our office at 208-459-6003 for assistance and to pay the member enrollment fee with a credit or debit card.


Canyon County 4-H members can choose from many projects. Visit the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development projects website to learn about the options.

4-H projects can

  • Create more interest in daily tasks
  • Strengthen family and community ties
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Explore future careers

4-H Clover Sparks

4-H Clover Sparks is a positive and educational program for Cloverbuds (children ages 5 to 7 as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year). Cloverbuds will learn about their world through hands-on-activities presented in a safe and nurturing environment. Parents are welcome to attend with their youth. Programming is provided at three locations.

  • Bowmont Community Life Center (South Nampa)
  • Chula Vista Community Center (Wilder)
  • UI Research and Extension Center (Caldwell)

To learn more about the Clover Sparks programs dates and meeting times contact

Current Events and Activities

Day Camps

University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County invites youth to participate in a series of spring and summer 4-H day camps. Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Contact Canyon County to be on the interest list to receive information.


For more information contact

Carrie (Johnson) Clarich

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development


University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County

Mailing Address:
501 Main St
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-459-6003

Fax: 208-454-6349



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