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4-H Clubs – Henderson County

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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 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

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

Dana 4-H Club (Afterschool) For students at Dana Elementary School. Their Club’s focus is public speaking, project records, and community service. 4-H Volunteer Leaders: Carrie Hughey and Lynn Royal

Henderson County Leaders in Training 4-H Club (LIT)  Focuses on community service projects, citizenship, public speaking and fun educational topics such as baking, cooking, hiking, field trips and more! 4-H Volunteer leader(s): Leah Willis

Hoofbeats 4-H Club (Must be between ages 8-18) Club focus is learning all about horses and public speaking! 4-H Volunteer Leader(s): Wendy Cantrell

(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.)

Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club! – Club focus is on raising, showing, and care for farm animals as well as other 4-H life skills. Please contact 4-H Agent for information on a new member orientation time. 4-H leaders: Beverly Hargus, Kathy Capps, and Rob Queen.

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

Lab Rats 4-H Club*! Club focuses on science and technology projects, community service, public speaking, citizenship and other fun projects! 4-H volunteer leaders: Emily Lyda and Amanda Mohammed

How to get involved if current 4-H Club(s) are not currently accepting new members? 

Start a new 4-H Club! We welcome the opportunity for additional clubs within Henderson County! All you need are at least 5 youth from 3 different families and a caring adult volunteer. 4-H Clubs can cover a wide range of topics such as science, livestock, horses, service projects, robotics, art, etc. or all of the above! Learn more about Volunteering with 4-H and/or Starting a 4-H Club.

Your family can also join 4-H as “Members At Large.” This will provide opportunities to participate in County and District opportunities as they come available.

We will provide training and mentors. Contact or call (828) 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