Join 4-H - Ages 5 - 19


Member (Ages 8-19) /Cloverbud (Ages 5-7) Enrollment Information
Potential New 4-H Families: listed below is more information regarding 4-H , please read this information before enrolling in 4-H.

Potential 4-H Family Letter
Potential 4-H Family Recruitment Flyer
4-H Information Flyer
4-H Family 4HOnline Enrollment Guide

To enroll in Montcalm County 4-H:
Please go to the new 4HOnline website at:  using either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for you web browser, as Internet Explorer is not compatible. For step-by-step/instructions on how to use 4HOnline, Open the 4HOnline Family Guide (for new 4-H family enrollments). 


4-H Project Area Listing with Descriptions
Any youth aged 18, 19 or 20 at the time of a 4-H event who are planning to attend as a participant must fill out the Background Check Form. At least one reference check and a criminal history check will be conducted in accordance with the Michigan 4-H Youth Programs Youth-Adult Housing Policy for 4-H Overnight Events.   

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Sunni Haglund, 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Montcalm MSU Extension office at (989) 831-7514.

What can I expect from 4-H Youth Development Programming?

  • Young people living out their dreams with the support of caring adults.
  • Families gathering together for fun, hands-on learning and community service.
  • Making great friends and building a community.
  • Exploration of interests with like-minded people.
  • Experiment activities that build life skills and career exploration.
  • Developing leadership and confidence in both adults and youth.
  • Opportunities to evaluate youth's work.
  • Learning you can make a difference in your community, or even your state
  • Exposure to diverse ideas and age-appropriate resources.
  • Giving youth an opportunity to grow into their unique personalities.

    Additional benefits of 4-H membership:

  • Montcalm County 4-H e-Newsletter
  • Invitations to 4-H-only events
  • Discounted pricing on workshops provided by Michigan 4-H
  • Scholarship and recognition opportunities

    Contact the Montcalm 4-H program coordinator to get more information about clubs and programs near you. 

    Please answer the following questions to speed up the process:
    • What is your name and contact information?                                                                                                          Please provide your phone number and mailing address so we can send you an information packet.

    • What type of project(s) is your family interested in pursuing through 4-H?
           There are many projects that youth can participate in through the 4-H program. 
           If you don't see what you're looking for here, please 4-H staff about starting a new club!

What types of projects are available in Montcalm County?

The options in bold have existing clubs or programs in our county. Other projects have statewide programs for youth and we're always looking for new volunteers to share their talents with youth in other areas? If you see a project area you would be interested in leading, please contact us to get started today!

Animal Science

  • Alpacas & Llamas
  • Dogs
  • Horse, Pony & Horseless
  • Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
  • Beef, Sheep & Swine
  • Goats
  • Poultry & Embryology
  • Cats
  • Veterinary Science

Environmental & Outdoor Education

  • Shooting Sports
  • Outdoor Adventure Challenge
  • Wildlife & Fisheries

Visual Arts

  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Clowning
  • Arts & Crafts

Personal Development

  • Global Exchange Program
  • Teen Leadership
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health & Fitness
  • Career Exploration
  • Citizenship & Service Learning
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy

Science, Technology & Engineering

  • Garden Science
  • Robotics
  • Mechanical Science
  • Aerospace
  • Computers
  • Digital Technology

FAQ: Montcalm County 4-H Frequent Asked Questions

Is it too late to sign up for 4-H this year?

  • Some 4-H clubs close membership to new members after a certain date due to their educational plans and calendars. However, Montcalm County 4-H has open enrollment to new 4-H members all year.  It is important to note that there may deadlines for events that are operated independently from Montcalm County 4-H clubs (state 4-H shows/programs, fairs, etc.).

How do I enroll in 4-H?

  • If you are not a member of a 4-H club, please contact a 4-H program coordinator for instructions and 4-H clubs with openings for new members. 
  • If you are already a member of a 4-H club or when you make contact with a club accepting members, you can complete your enrollment online.
  • Once you are established in a 4-H club, your 4-H leader will provide annual instructions for enrollment and you will receive reminders via 4-H newsletters.

Where can I find a list of 4-H clubs that are offered in Montcalm County?

  • We try to keep the list of clubs as up to date as possible, but if you do not see a club in your area that offers your desired project area, we recommend you contact the 4-H program coordinator to see if there might be a newer club that has not been added yet.


What is the cost for 4-H?

  • Until further notice, the participation fees for joining 4-H have been waived, so there is no cost to join.

What are the ages for the Michigan 4-H program?

  • “4-H age” will be determined by a young person’s age as of January 1.
  • Michigan 4-H Youth Development programs are open to young people aged 5 through 19.

Montcalm County 4-H

For forms, resources and information specific to Montcalm County 4-H, see the links on the top right.


Club Insurance

Clubs/4-H Members wanting to obtain Insurance for your 4-H Club please go to the American Income Life website. 

When trying to locate a 4-H Club in Montcalm County, please refer to the Montcalm County 4-H Clubs Brochure or contact the Montcalm MSU Extension office for more information.