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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 club is centered around the sport of archery and is for youth ages 9-18. The club will practice and meet at the Caldwell Agricultural Fairgrounds on select Thursdays. Their spring schedule is as follows:

  • March 2 – all club business meeting + activity at 6:00
  • March 16 – practices at 5:30 and 6:30 (Members pick one of the 1-hour time slots to attend.)
  • April 20 – practices at 5:30 and 6:30
  • April 27 – practices at 5:30 and 6:30

Weekly meetings will resume in May — members can stay tuned for updates from the Club Leaders.

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 for youth ages 10-18. Meetings are held at 6-7 p.m. at the Extension Meeting Room (120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir). They meet on the first Monday of the month, unless there is a close holiday (ex: Fourth of July).

Spring schedule for Circuit Breakers:
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1

Cloverbuds of Caldwell County 4-H Club

The Cloverbuds Club is for youth 5-7 but older youth can also join or volunteer with it. Club meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Caldwell County Meeting Rooms (below the library in Lenoir) – unless members are notified otherwise.

Upcoming 2023 meeting dates:

  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 13
  • April 27

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, and it is open to youth ages 5-18.

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. Unless otherwise announced, it meets at 6:00 p.m. at the Caldwell Agriculture Fairgrounds off of US 321 in Lenoir. It is open to youth ages 5-18.

  • January 10 – Officer Training 6-8 p.m. @ Extension Meeting Room (120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir
  • February 3 – Achievement Night 6-8 p.m. @ Broyhill Civic Center
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 5-6 – Ag Expo @ Caldwell Agricultural Fairgrounds
  • June 13
  • July 18
  • Aug-Dec TBD

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.