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Being a 4-H Club member provides the most well rounded 4-H experience for youth ages 5-18! As a club member youth develop leadership skills, public speaking skills, and social skills as they “learn by doing” by participating in monthly club meetings, community service projects, citizenship activities, club outings and fun activities!

Dana Cloverbuds

4-H Clubs are organized in communities throughout Henderson County and are led by parent/community volunteers who have been screened and trained by Extension personnel. Since 4-H is a family program, parents and guardians are encouraged to be actively involved.

Joining a 4-H Club is easy and free!

Look at the list of local clubs and see which one fits your schedule, age, and interests. Email Hannah_Worrell@ncsu.edu or call the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Henderson County office at (828) 697-4891, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. –5 p.m. for more information and details about the 4-H Programs and Clubs.

Barnyard BanditsWhen you decide upon the club you would like to join, you will complete an 4-H Online profile, and that’s all there is to it – you’re a 4-H member now! Parents or guardians, be sure to attend a New Member Orientation to learn about all that 4-H offers.

Hoofbeats 4-H Club

Henderson County 4-H Clubs

Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club Meets at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center in Jackson Park one Tuesday evening each month. The Club’s focus is on raising, showing, and care for farm animals, as well as other 4-H topics. New members may join October 1–May 1. Organizational leaders: Beverly Hargus, Kathy Capps, and Rob Queen

Dana Wildcats 4-H Clubs is for students at Dana Elementary School. Their Club’s focus is public speaking, project records, and community service. The Club meets on Tuesdays after school. Leaders: Donna Dixon, Diane Plott, and Lynn Royal

Henderson County Leaders in Training 4-H Club (LIT)  Focuses on service projects, citizenship, and fun educational topics! They meet one Tuesday evening each month. Leaders: Jenna Brackett and Leah Willis

Hoofbeats 4-H Club (ages 8-18) Main Club focus is all about horses! They meet on a Tuesday evening monthly at the Mills River Community Center. Leader: Wendy Cantrell

*The club listed below meets during the school day.
! These clubs are full at this time.

(If the club you want to join is at capacity, the leader will put your name on a waiting list and notify you when the club can accept new members.)

Young Naturalists 4-H Club*! Focuses on wildlife, environmental studies, and shooting sports, as well as other 4-H topics. Leader: Ranae Worrell and Amy Wilkie

Lab Rats 4-H Club*! Meet twice a month on Wednesday afternoons. Their Club focuses is on science and technology projects. Leaders: Emily Lyda and Teresa Boles

Can’t find a club to fit your child’s age or your time frame? 

Consider starting a new club!

We welcome the opportunity for additional clubs within Henderson County! A club requires at least 5 youth from 3 different families and a caring adult volunteer. Clubs can cover a wide range of topics such as science, livestock, horses, service projects, robotics, art, etc.

We will provide training and mentors. Contact Hannah_Worrell@ncsu.edu or call 697-4891 to see about the possibility of organizing a club in your community.

4-H is the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension Service.

See more Henderson County 4-H News and Special Programming