Thanks for your interest in Bainbridge Island 4-H! We’ve found that many people have questions about the Bainbridge Island 4-H club so we’re hoping you’ll find an answer here!
What projects are available this year?
Two projects are offered this year: Cooking and Dogs.
· Becky and Marianne will lead virtual cooking sessions via Zoom.
· Please contact Becky or Marianne before you enroll to learn about membership, space, meetings, goals and what they have planned.
· Parents may need to assist members in the kitchen with items that pose a danger (i.e. oven, stove, kitchen appliances, knives, etc.).
· Debbie will lead sessions for the dog project, mostly via Zoom.
· Please contact Debbie before you enroll to learn more about this project, space, membership, meetings, and what is planned.
· Debbie will need a second adult/parent to attend each dog meeting*.
I’d like to know more about the monthly activities before I sign up and pay online. Can I talk with or email a leader?
Yes, you can email BainbridgeIsland4h@gmail.com and let us know which project(s) you are interested in. Becky, Marianne, or Debbie will follow up with you.
What is the fee to enroll?
The fee is $45.00 per child per year (beginning October 1st).
We're new to 4-H, can you tell me a little more about it?
4-H is a youth development organization. A huge focus is put on learning by doing and using those skills to empower kids to become leaders in their communities. Members focus on different skills by enrolling in different "projects". Bainbridge Island 4-H is a general club, meaning that it's one large umbrella club that offers Dog and Cooking projects. Members in 4-H focus on the 4 "H"s: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
How will Bainbridge Island 4-H operate during covid?
Our club is part of Kitsap County 4-H and Washington State University (WSU). We follow the health and safety regulations set for us. That means all volunteers are required to be vaccinated and all meetings must be either virtual or outdoors with masks. All members must be socially distanced at any outdoor meeting.
When does Enrollment begin?
Online enrollment begins October 1, 2021. Kitsap County 4-H has a lot of information online plus links to enroll. https://extension.wsu.edu/kitsap/4-h/enrollment/. You may also click on the “Enroll in Kitsap County and Bainbridge Island 4-H” button at BainbridgeIsland4h.org.
Will I need to attend Zoom meetings with my child?
*All 4-H meetings (including virtual) are required to have two adults present, one certified 4-H leader and another adult/parent. Your certified 4-H leader may ask a parent to attend a meeting to meet this requirement. 4-H cooking projects via Zoom may require parents to help with items that pose a danger (i.e. oven, stove, kitchen appliances, knives, etc.).
Where can I find more information about 4-H?
You will find information on Kitsap County 4-H, membership, handbooks, forms and more at the 4-H extension website: https://extension.wsu.edu/kitsap/4-h/
Is it possible to attend a meeting with my child before I enroll?
Yes, you can attend one project meeting before signing up online. Project leaders can tell you the dates.
How old do you have to be to enroll in 4-H?
4-H is available for the following age groups:
· Cloverbuds: 5 (by October 1st) to 7 years of age.
· Junior: 8 to 10 years of age
· Intermediate: 11 to 13 years of age
· Senior: 14 to less than 19 years of age
I don’t have a dog. Can my child join the dog project?
Yes, you do not need a dog to join 4-H dogs. There’s a lot to learn about dogs!
Bainbridge Island 4-H