The 4-H program year begins on October 1 and concludes on September 30 the following year.

Enrollment fees are $40.00 for members 8 years and older (this includes enrollment fees, CSU manuals and record books for 3 projects) and $40.00 for Cloverbuds. There is a sliding scale for families with multiple 4-H members ($70 for 2 children, $100 for 3, $130 for 4) as well as some scholarships for established 4-H members and payment plans are available.

All 4-H members must be enrolled in at least one project. Please contact the 4-H Coordinator for a complete list of available projects in Archuleta County. Counties provide the materials and training guides for these projects and they may vary from area to area depending on local resources and needs.

Any person, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, religion, disability or national origin, may enroll as a 4-H member. Colorado 4-H membership is open to youths between the ages of 5 to 18 by December 31 of the current year. Youth ages 5-7 years of age are considered Cloverbuds. Membership cannot be held simultaneously in more than one county or state. Members can participate in only one county fair per enrollment year.

Youth competing in state, district and/or county events and activities must be 8 to 18 years of age by December 31 of the current year. See specific contest or event information for additional details.

Contact the Archuleta County Extension office by email: 
coopext_archuleta4h@mail.colostate.edu or phone: 970-264-5931 or fax: 970-264-5934 to join 4-H.