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 Kocher <sarah_kocher@ncsu.edu> 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 a *new* club for youth ages 10-18. The club plans to meet on the first Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. this spring, and then they will evaluate if that meeting time is working well for the new members. The spring meetings’ location is the Extension Meeting Room (120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir). Please help us welcome this new group!

Spring meeting dates:

  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6

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 4912 Carpenter Rd, Granite Falls, NC (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 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:

  • May 24
  • June 7
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September – TBD
  • 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.