New to 4-H?

4-h-welcome-with-play-button.png4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. There are nearly 2,000 youth from Hamilton County involved in 4-H!

4-H is for youth in grades 3-12. Mini 4-H is for youth in K-2. Click on the image to the left for a message from Kathleen Bohde, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator for Purdue Extension - Hamilton County.


See the 2024 4-H Hamilton County Family Handbook for new member information!

Quick Links

Kathleen Bohde
Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development

2003 Pleasant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Indiana 4-H 

4-H Enrollment

2024 4-H Hamilton County Family Handbook

Clover Chatter - Hamilton County 4-H Monthly Newsletter

The Basics

Commitment:  4-H is year-round. Enrollment begins in October. Youth work on projects and learn valuable skills through June. In July, members can exhibit projects at the Hamilton County Fair. Exhibiting/competing at Fair is optional unless interested in competing at the Indiana State Fair.

Activities: Members attend monthly club meetings, complete community service, work on projects, and participate in social and/or educational events hosted by clubs or the County Extension office.

Benefits: 4-H is FUN! Members make new friends, experience new things, participate in leadership roles and learn hands-on skills through projects like cake decorating, shooting sports, dog agility, and much more!

Cost: Annual dues are $25 for members. Families enrolling more than three youth (grades 3 - 12 only) will be provided a discount for State Program Fees.  Members are responsible for project supply costs.

Getting Started: Enroll first with Indiana 4-H HERE! Then find a club within your county to join and enroll. Contact club leaders for more information about available projects and the ages of members. Ask to try out a meeting as a guest. For more assistance, contact Hamilton County Extension staff to guide you through the process.



4-h projects

There are over 60 projects or areas of interest to choose from.  Full listing of Hamilton County 4-H Projects.   












4-h Clubs

 4-H clubs pass along important 4-H program information and updates.  Clubs allow for project review/questions, community service, program updates, and much more.   You can choose a club that fits your schedule, a club that fits a special interest or one that is close to your home or school.   Learn more about clubs by watching the video.  Full listing of 4-H Clubs.  


Mini 4-H

Mini 4-H is a 4-H program that is for youth in grades K-2.  It is geared towards activity based learning and age appropriate curriculum.  Mini 4-H Information & Projects.