4-H Club Information
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:
4-H Discovery Club
The club is for families new to the organization, curious about learning more. It is free to attend, and meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center (120 Hospital Ave. NE, Suite 1, Lenoir, NC).
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 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 <email@example.com> if interested, and you will be connected with a club leader.
This is currently a short-term special interest club, so they meet during the growing season only. The club has decided to meet every other Thursday at 4 p.m. once starting on March 19, 2020.
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.
This club meets each spring and fall to learn about different science topics. This spring, they are studying geology through field trip-based meetings and creating geology display boxes. Email <firstname.lastname@example.org> to be connected with the club leaders.
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 the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at 130 Haiger Rd. Lenoir, NC.