To join Oldham County 4-H, you must fill out the enrollment form each year that your child participates. Make sure that you complete all four pages before turning in the form.

4-h pledge

Anyone between the ages of 9-18 may participate in the 4-H program. (Kids under age nine can join 4-H too as Cloverbuds!) Many people have the misconception that you have to live on a farm to be in 4-H. 4-H happens wherever kids are. Oldham County has several types of opportunities for 4-H participation: community clubs, school clubs, and after school clubs. Clubs focus on lots of different interests such as sewing, shooting sports, horses, dogs, gardening, cooking, and more!




To find the 4-H club that is right for you, contact the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453 or check out the Oldham County 4-H Clubs online. If dues are collected, it will be a small amount to cover the cost of projects.


In addition to belonging to a 4-H club, youth can participate in summer project days, a series of classes on various subjects; 4-H camp at Lake Cumberland; Kids Cooking Camp; and the Oldham County 4-H Fair.




A study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University highlights some of the areas in which 4-H'ers excel:

  • 4-H’ers in Grades 7-12 are nearly 4 times more likely to make contributions to their communities
  • 4-H’ers in Grades 8-12 are about 2 times more likely to be civically active
  • 4-H’ers in Grade 10-12 are nearly 2 times more likely to participate in science programs during out-of-school time
  • 4-H girls are 2 times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly 3 times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities
  • Grade 7 4-H'ers are nearly 2 times more likely to make healthier choices