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:

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 Moyer <sarah_moyer@ncsu.edu> if interested, and you will be connected with a club leader.

4-H Saddle Club

The Saddle Club, which focuses on the horse project, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. It meets outside (not far from Baton Elementary) 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. No horse is required to join.

*Temporarily the Livestock 4-H Club has moved their meeting location to the Caldwell Agricultural Fairgrounds.*

Livestock 4-H Club

The Livestock Club is a new club in Caldwell County. This club welcomes youth to learn about livestock species – cattle, sheep, goats, etc. through hands-on activities. It meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at 130 Haiger Rd. Lenoir, NC.

*Temporarily the Livestock 4-H Club has moved their meeting location to the Caldwell Agricultural Fairgrounds.*

New Clubs

We are in search of volunteers to help start two new clubs – an Outdoor Adventures Club for teens and a Cloverbud Club for youth ages 5-8. Learn more.
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.

Garden Project

While the garden project is no longer a club, there are communal opportunities for youth involved with this project. Please contact Sarah Kocher for more details.

Written By

Sarah Kocher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSarah KocherExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Sarah E-mail Sarah N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center
Updated on Dec 16, 2020
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