4-H Club Information
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4-H is a voluntary, educational program for youth ages 5-18. Its approach to youth development is through hands-on learning. Clubs are groups of 4-H members and their families, who meet to conduct business meetings, participate in community service, come together to learn about one specified project area or many projects based on members’ interests, practice speaking/presenting to a group and socialize with others.
There are a variety of clubs in Caldwell County, but 4-H members can pursue their project interests regardless of if they are in a club specifically targeting that project area. It is encouraged that members join clubs because experiences in 4-H are greatly enhanced through club membership.
Here is a listing of current 4-H clubs in Caldwell County:
Appalachian Aces 4-H Club
This new club centered around the sport of archery is for youth ages 9-18 with a limit of 24 members for 2022. The club will practice and meet at the Caldwell Agricultural Fairgrounds or the Baker’s home on select Thursdays.
Their fall schedule is as follows:
- August 18 – all club business meeting + activity at 6:00
- September 1 – practices at 5:30 and 6:30 (Members pick one of the 1-hour time slots to attend.)
- September 15 – practices at 5:30 and 6:30
- October 6 – all club business meeting + activity at 6:00
- October 20 – practices at 5:30 and 6:30
- November 3 – practices at 5:30 and 6:30
- November 17 – all club business meeting + activity at 6:00
- No club meetings or practices in December – enjoy the break!
Baton Elementary Bear Paws 4-H Club
Fourth and fifth-graders at Baton Elementary School in Granite Falls can join an after-school 4-H club. It usually meets the last Monday of the month while school is in session from 3–4 p.m. If youth there are interested, they should tell their teacher they want to join 4-H and participate.
Cooking 4-H Club
The Cooking 4-H Club meets to cook, bake and have fun with food. They meet on the third Monday of the month in the evening from 6-8 p.m. They are welcome new members to join and learn more about this life skill!
Send an email to Sarah Kocher <firstname.lastname@example.org> to be added to the 4-H Club’s email list. The Cooking 4-H Club meetings are held in Lenoir at the Caldwell County Meeting Rooms and Cooperative Extension kitchen.
Circuit Breakers 4-H Club
The Circuit Breakers 4-H Club is for youth ages 10-18. Once-per-month meetings are held at the Extension Meeting Room (120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir), unless there is a field trip planned. Watch for upcoming meeting dates on our public calendar or the 4-H Happenings email newsletter, which is sent monthly.
Saddle 4-H Club
The Saddle Club, which focuses on the horse project, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. No horse is required to join. It meets outside at Allwin Farm (3338 Largo Lane, Hudson, NC) until Daylight Saving Time in the fall. Then it moves indoors to Lakeview Baptist Church (325 Shasta Ln, Lenoir, NC) for winter meetings. The last indoor meeting will be in March unless otherwise notified.
Livestock 4-H Club
The Livestock Club welcomes youth to learn about livestock species – cattle, sheep, goats, etc. through hands-on activities. It meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Agriculture Fairgrounds off of US 321 in Lenoir.
Future meeting dates in 2022:
- August 16
- September 23
- October 28
- November 22
- December 2
Stay up to date
Follow the Caldwell County 4-H Facebook page, contact us to sign up for Caldwell County updates, or watch for news articles under 4-H Youth Development to stay updated on news.