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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 with 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)

2022-2023 Cloversparks dates, time, and locations (PDF) 

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.

Canyon County Fair

4-H and FFA Livestock Exhibitor Guide and Schedule
4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Exhibitor Guide


For more information contact

Carrie (Johnson) Clarich

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

Johanna Harness

4-H Program Coordinator


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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