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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth organization worldwide, reaching all 50 states and 80 countries.

Members have fun and make new friends while gaining leadership, citizenship and useful life skills through a wide variety of projects.

Skilled, caring adult volunteer leaders provide guidance and ensure a safe learning environment.

We invite you to become a member of the 4-H family. View the latest the 4-H Family Handbook (PDF) and Idaho 4-H Policies and Procedures to get started.

Teton County 4-H Latest Newsletter

Download and read the latest Teton County 4-H newsletter for upcoming announcements and deadlines:

Alpine 4-H Camp

All Teton County youth, especially our 4-H Club participants, are encouraged to attend our annual camp each June in Alpine, Wyoming. Applications to attend camp are typically due in early June. Please contact us for details.


4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5 to 18 without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, handicaps or disadvantages, economic or ethnic backgrounds.

Participants ages 8 to 18 are eligible for all 4-H programs, including competitive activities and events. Ages 5 to 7 are eligible to participate in Cloverbuds.

Individuals older than 18 who have special needs are eligible if they are still enrolled in high school.

4-H age is the age of the individual on Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year (which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30).


Individuals can enroll at any time, but are encouraged to enroll between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 so they can fully participate in all activities and events for that year.

The following information provides step-by-step instructions on how to enroll (or re-enroll) in our 4-H program, along with a link to the local 4HOnline portal.


There is a nominal annual fee that helps cover the cost of project curriculum, accident insurance, resource materials, related mailings and state participation fees. Cash or checks can be made out to: University of Idaho Extension, Teton County; 235 S. 5th St. E.; Driggs, ID, 83422 (post-marked before Jan. 1). Scholarships for enrollment fees are available to those with financial need. Contact us for information.

  • Cloverbuds: $25
  • Regular members: $35
  • Animal members: $40 


While the 4-H program focuses on helping youth and adults gain valuable life skills through active involvement in citizenship, leadership and project-related involvement at all levels, the following options provide incentives that encourage youth and adults to excel.

Volunteer Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
  • Leader of the Year

Youth Awards

  • Idaho Key Award
  • Outstanding Club Award
  • Outstanding Member Award

Christy James

4-H Program Coordinator


University of Idaho Extension, Teton County

Mailing Address:
235 S 5th E
Driggs, ID 83422

Phone: 208-354-2961

Fax: 208-354-3516



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