Saturday, November 20, 2021

Getting started with projects...


4-H Leaders are busy completing training and making plans for member meetings.  The dog project will begin meetings in January 2022 and the cooking project is planning their first meeting now.  Please contact either Becky or Marianne to learn of the first Zoom cooking meeting!


Friday, October 1, 2021

Projects offered this fall 2021



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 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.  You may also click on the “Enroll in Kitsap County and Bainbridge Island 4-H” button at


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:


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!

Thank you!
Bainbridge Island 4-H 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Projects this fall...

Thanks for your interest in Bainbridge Island 4-H!  

This year, Bainbridge Island 4-H will have two projects to enroll in:  Dogs and Cooking!

The project leaders are working on the details of their projects and will share more information on getting started shortly. 

A quick overview of what 4-H is: 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 different projects (dog, cooking, etc.). 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Kitsap County 4-H Day Camp

Kitsap County 4-H is hosting a Day Camp this summer!!

Kitsap 4-H Day Camp at Illahee State Park is happening Sunday-Thursday, July 25-29, 2021. (Sunday 1-6 PM, Mon-Thurs 9 am to 2 pm.)

Activities include Field Games, Crafts, Teambuilding/Challenge, Songs, Skits, Nature Walks, Water Carnival, Orienteering/Compass.

Brought to you by the Teen Leaders of the Kitsap Adventurers 4-H Club and their supporting adults.

Cost $40. For youth 8-16 years of age. 4-H membership not required. If you have youth who would like to attend, complete the form below
Go to Kitsap County 4-H online enrollment and enroll in the Kitsap 4-H Day Camp "Event". 4-H members should see it as an option once logged in. Non-4-H youth are welcome. Parents will need to create a profile and select the "I do not wish to enroll in 4-H" option and just enroll in the day camp Event. (Enrolling generates an additional $25 fee.)
Submit $40 per camper by check made out to Kitsap 4-H Summer Camp and mail to Kitsap 4-H Summer camp, 345 6th Street, Suite 550 Bremerton, WA 98337-1874. Cash is also accepted.)
Complete the health form and mail it to the same address.
Complete the scholarship request form if needed.
Bring your campers to Illahee State Park, Picnic Shelter 3 @ 12:45 pm Sunday, July 25.

What to Bring to Camp:

  • Closed toed shoes for running or hiking
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Sunscreen
  • Your imagination and adventurous spirit
This information can also be found on our webpage
Please note that we are not providing food. Each camper needs to bring their own lunch and snacks. We are still getting updates on "safe practices." Since most youth are not vaccinated, we will practice social distancing but not wear masks since we will be outside.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Bainbridge Island 4-H restarts in October 2021!

Enrollment in Bainbridge Island 4-H for the 2020-2021 year has ended.  Our club meetings occur between October and May.

Our 4-H leaders will host an open house in October for existing and interested members.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

We'll look forward to seeing you in October!

2021 Kitsap County Fair

The Kitsap County Fair will be happening this year between August 25-29, 2021. Kitsap County 4-H members will be sharing all they have been working on this year!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Virtual 4-H Summer Activities!

Summer has arrived!  

We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer.  

If you need some ideas for summer activities, 4-H has incredible ideas to check out!  Please click this link to explore the options:  4-H at home projects

Friday, May 21, 2021

4-H Table Setting Contest


4-H is offering a Table Setting Contest!

Details for this creative contest are on the poster.  If you have questions, you can contact Toni, who is leading this contest.  

Submit a photo of your decorated table and menu to by June 1, 2021.

Dog First Aid workshop!

WSU 4-H is offering a virtual Dog First Aid workshop on May 26, 2021

You are invited to attend an introduction to providing basic first aid for your dog. 

Families with dogs are encouraged to attend. You do not have to be enrolled in the 4-H dog project to participate.

 All who love dogs are welcome! Parents/guardians are asked to attend with children age 9 and younger.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sew a Pocket Pillow


4-H at home activity:  Sewing a pocket pillow 

This project is a cross between quilting and dimensional sewing. You will be making a handy pocket travel pillow. This is a step up from the table runner. If you are comfortable with your sewing machine and can sew a straight seam, please join us.

This is a two-session activity. 22 May and 5 June 1:00 PM – 3:00PM. The first meeting will cover the nine-patch front of the pillow; the second meeting will follow with the pillow pocket back and finishing of the pillow.

To make this activity easier on participants, the Zoom is set up so everyone only needs to register once. On May 24th, participants will receive an email with the code to enter the meeting room on June 5th.

This workshop is hosted by the WSU 4-H Sewing and Textile Advisors of Cowlitz County.

Please register for this sewing activity. It is open for all to participate!

When: May 22, 2021 and June 5, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:…/tJctce2upjkvH9YSw-QxZNQ7RlxGhv_nt4UE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and a follow-up email with material requirements.​

Monday, April 26, 2021

April projects

Our 4-H members are participating in some terrific projects this spring!  

Dog training continues during the pandemic, baby goats are enjoying their farm, 4-H public presentations occurred and our cooking members baked some amazing looking macarons over Zoom!  

Thursday, April 8, 2021

4-H Pollinators: Activity to try at home


4-H has created a fun activity for members to learn about the honey bee!

You've probably seen bees buzzing around flowers and know they make honey, but there is so much more to these pollinators.

Check out the website below to learn about honey bee biology, how to identify a honey bee, how to create a wax candle and more!

Friday, February 26, 2021

4-H at Home: Bridge the Gap!

Hello 4-H members,

Here is another fun 4-H experiment to try at home.  This activity is a lot of fun and you'll get a chance to design and build a bridge.  If you build a bridge, be sure to snap a photo and send it to your leader!

Friday, January 29, 2021

4-H At Home Activity: Build a Potato-Maze!

Hello 4-H members!

Here is a fun experiment to try at home.  Using just a cardboard box and a sprouting potato, you'll see the obstacles that plants overcome to find light.  The directions for this fun experiment are here:

4-H Newsletter!

Hello 4-H members! 

Attached is the latest newsletter from Kitsap County.  It is full of virtual activities and opportunities to get involved.  If you have any questions, please talk with your project leader. 

4-H Newsletter

Sunday, January 10, 2021

4-H Photos

Our cooking project had a fun virtual meeting on a Saturday afternoon!  Our member sure has made something delicious looking!

Our 4-H chickens are keeping warm under the lights!