How do I sign up for 4-H?

We are so glad you’d like to get involved with Arlington 4-H!

Our program runs primarily through Arlington Public Schools’ Extended Day programs. To see if there’s already a program at your child’s school, you can check with your school’s Extended Day program, contact 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu at cverdu@vt.edu. You can also check out our 4-H Afterschool Programming page for more information on our current offerings.

If your child is not enrolled in Extended Day, or you don’t have a program at your school, don’t worry. You can still get involved with Arlington 4-H. Here are three other ways to get started:

#1: Nature Knights Club

The 4-H Nature Knights club is open to all youth ages 9-15. Together the club adventures on field trips to watch birds, go fishing, learn to identify trees, walk in the woods, and much more. The club meets on weekday evenings and weekends, under the supervision of parents and the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists. This is a classic 4-H community club open to all youth ages 9-17, regardless of where they go to school. To sign up for information on this club, please email 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu at cverdu@vt.edu.

*Note: this club has paused meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#2: 4-H Summer Camp

Our annual Summer Camp is a great introduction to 4-H. We spend 5 days, 4 nights at the NOVA 4-H Center, in Front Royal, Virginia. Youth 9-13 can attend as campers, and teens 14-18 may apply to serve as Teen Counselors. For the latest information on 4-H Camp, follow this link to the 4-H Camp webpage.

We are still working on plans for summer 2021. If we are not able to safely camp in person, we will have a virtual option available.

#3: I’m Looking for Something Else

If there isn’t an existing program that meets your needs, Arlington 4-H is always happy to work with you to create something new!

Requirements to start a new club:

·         2 (two) Adult Volunteer Leaders willing to be trained and pass a background check

·         5 ((five) Youth Members from at least two families

Still have a question? Please contact 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu at cverdu@vt.edu for more information.