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This site will be updated regularly with 4-H workshops, camps, community service opportunities and leadership development events. Dates may be subject to change.

Find 4-H Club information here. It is not listed below.

Questions about events may be directed to Sarah Kocher at or 828-757-1258.

Five campers smile while on the field at Millstone 4-H Camp.

Why send a child to 4-H camp? Far from the digital screens at home, 4-H campers are fully immersed in the natural world. Time spent in nature helps young people manage stress, improve concentration, and increases self-esteem.


January 2023

  • January 10: Countywide club officer training from 6-8 p.m. (Lenoir, NC)
  • January 10: Deadline for project records and portfolios submissions to the county office


  • February 1: Deadline for NC 4-H Scholarships and Honor Club Applications
  • February 3: 4-H Achievement Night (Lenoir, NC)
  • February 3-4: NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference (Raleigh, NC)
  • February 11: West District Horse Bowl contest (Tryon, NC)
  • February 18: Snow/weather date for West District Horse Bowl contest (Tryon, NC)
Horse bowl team and coach from the 2020 state competition


  • March 4: Game of Drones mock competition (Greensboro, NC)
  • March 11: State Horse Bowl and Hippology contests (Raleigh, NC)


  • April 6: Volunteer appreciation event at the Hickory Crawdads (Hickory, NC)
  • April 14-19: National 4-H Conference (Arlington, VA)
  • April 15: State 4-H Horse Judging (Williamston, NC)
  • April 22: Volunteers, parents and other adults are invited to support United Way at its 80s Party (Hudson, NC)
  • April 29: Game of Drones competition (Greensboro, NC)
  • April 29: West District Qualifying Horse Show (Arden, NC)


  • May 6: Come see 4-H at the 2023 Ag Expo (Lenoir)
  • TBD: County Activity Day – will include 4-H Entertains entries
  • TBD: Junior Leader training
4-H member plays guitar and sings during a performance.


  • June 19-21: West District Horsemanship Clinic (Arden, NC)
  • June 21-22: NC Citizenship Focus – May 11 registration deadline (Raleigh, NC)
  • June 25-30: Residential camp at Millstone 4-H Camp (Ellerbe, NC)


  • July 5-9: State 4-H Horse Show (Raleigh, NC)
  • July 11-13: NC 4-H Electric Congress (Wilmington, NC)
  • July 16-21: Fur, Fish and Game Camp at Millstone 4-H Camp (Ellerbe, NC)
  • July 22: State presentation finals (Raleigh, NC)
  • July 22-25: NC 4-H Congress (Raleigh, NC)


  • August 22: United Way Community Resource Fair and back-to-school event from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.(Lenoir, NC)
4-H stock photo of youth