Hood River 4-H

Hood River County 4-H

Sponsored by Hood River Supply

At your OSU Extension Service

2990 Experiment Station Drive

Hood River, OR 97031





Provide meaningful opportunities for youth and adults to work together to create sustainable community change with a focus on Citizenship, Healthy Living, and Science. In the cooperative spirit of the Extension Service, we collaborate across the state with partnering 4-H programs on curriculum, training, and evaluation that strengthen and enhance the outcomes of 4-H in Hood River County.

Your local 4-H organization empowers kids with the skills they need for life through positive youth development experiences that engage their hands, hearts, heads, and health. At 4-H, we teach youth using hands-on and integrated approaches that help youth connect knowledge, skills, subjects, and resources for practical applications in the real-world. 4-H also helps youth build healthy relationships with themselves, their peers, and multiple generations of diverse mentors from across Hood River County.



From afters chool clubs and workshops to community service projects and day camps, we offer youth a wide range of learning experiences in positive environments. 4-H learning is truly unique because we provide youth with the opportunity to develop their own pathway to learning and leadership. Youth identify their own interests and passions, while adult mentors help them design their path from a broad menu of topics, such as health, sciences, creative arts, community food systems, animal stewardship, and much more. As adult mentors, we infuse their learning with skills that are critical to youths’ well-being and success, as well as our community’s future, including:

  • Resiliency
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Career-building Skills
  • Life-skills & Healthy Living



What skill or knowledge would you like to share with future generations? Everybody has a skill or knowledge they can share, whether its natural sciences, animal stewardship, art, cooking, fishing, gardening, craft, or other exciting skills. Volunteer opportunities range from teaching a skill for one day, planning fun events and day camps, or helping lead a year-round community club. Tell us your passion and let us help you share it with local kids! We’ll provide you with the training And support you need for your volunteer efforts. By becoming a 4-H volunteer, you will make friends and help give kids the support they need to make the world a better place for all of us. Please give us a call and join the Hood River 4-H team!



Cash Donations

4‑H is provided by your local OSU Extension Service, which is funded by tax dollars from the Hood River County government office in combination with support from state and federal funds, grants, donations, and fees. All donations, large and small, are vital to strengthening 4-H. All of our Community Partners are greatly valued in all the many ways they provide support. Cash donations go to the 4-H Leaders Association for specific workshops, youth scholarships, camps, and other learning materials and opportunities. Gifts may also be made in honor or memory of an individual.


Planned Giving

A planned gift may be part of your overall estate plan to the 4-H Leaders Association endowments.


Hood River County Auction Committee

The Auction Committee supports 4-H and FFA auction sales where 4-H members sell their market animals at the Hood River County Fair. Businesses or individuals may donate funds or purchase animals outright at the auction. If you or your business would like to be contacted in the spring, call the 4-H Office.


Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials-without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status-as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.