1. Who can participate in 4-H? Youth between the ages of 5 (Must be 5 years old by December 31 of the program year) and 18 (may be enrolled through the end of the calendar year in which they turn 19) living in the county of San Diego. You do not need to live in Oceanside to participate.
2. How do we enroll? Please see the enrollment page for more information.
3. Where are meetings held? Information on our general meetings will be available sometime in August as contracts are signed (There will be no general meetings held over the summer break). Project meeting locations vary.
4. What projects do you currently offer? Please see our projects page, however new projects may be added in the first few months of the calendar year.
5. What is a primary member? Primary members are members between the ages of 5 and 8 (or turn 9 after December 31st of the calendar year).
6. Which projects are appropriate for my primary member? The following projects are perfect for our younger members: outdoor adventure, vegetable gardening, poultry, fishing, and yoga. Please take a look at our projects page for a full list.
7. Do we need to have an animal to participate in animal projects? No, an animal is not necessary to participate in animal projects.
8. My child needs special accommodations, can they still participate? Of course. Please contact our club leaders at 4HinOceanside@gmail.com or our county representative, Debbie McAdams, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any accommodations that your child may need. All reasonable accommodations will be honored.
9. We have a financial hardship. Can my child still participate? Yes. All children are welcome to participate. When you come to your first meeting with your paperwork please notify our club leaders and they will walk you through the process of receiving a scholarship.
10. Does my child have to attend the general meetings each month? Yes. This is required for all children that want to participate in 4-H and is of special importance if your child would like to go to fair or participate in 4-H events.
11. We are new to 4-H and there are so many projects our child is interested in. Can we sign up for them all? Yes you can, however it is not recommended. For our new primary members, we recommend 1-2 projects the first year. For our older members, we recommend 1-3, depending on the projects. Outside of project meetings, there are time commitments that have to be made to each project (e.x. The cattle project requires a much larger time commitment than outdoor adventure). Too many projects can quickly lead to burn out and a lack of interest by both parents and children.
12. How does my child earn project pins? Members earn project pins by attending six general and 80% of project meetings for that project, participating in a community service activity for the project, and completing two presentations or project skills for the projects.
13. Is a uniform required to participate? No, a uniform is not required for participation, except in the case of showing animals at fair. A club t-shirt is recommended at other events but not required. Please see your community club leader for more information.
It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/176836.doc). Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to John I. Sims, Affirmative Action Compliance and Title IX Officer, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.