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4-H Clubs are a great way to get involved in Haywood County 4-H on a consistent basis and provides the most well-rounded 4-H experience. Below you will find our current club offerings. For general information on 4-H Clubs in general click this link.
Current Haywood County Clubs
Bodacious Black Bears – N. Canton Elementary School: An afterschool club held at North Canton Elementary School. Current focus is chick hatching and care. Currently meeting last Thursday of the month from 3:15-4.
4-H Volunteer Leaders: Lindsay Moore & Michael Elkins
Haywood County Legendairy Club: Youth will learn the ins and outs of the dairy world! Youth will learn about dairy animals by farm visits, showmanship and guest speakers.
**First Meeting is Thursday March 7 starting at 5:30 here at the N.C. Cooperative Extension – Haywood County Center (590 Raccoon Road – Waynesville). Parent/guardian must attend with youth for first meeting. Please also bring a device that can hook up to wifi!**
4-H Volunteer Leaders: Sheila Mode & Jamie Moody
Haywood County 4-H Horse Club: Focuses on all things horse!
**First meeting is Saturday March 23rd. Cloverbuds (youth ages 5-8) will meet from 3:30-4:30. Other 4-H youth (ages 9-18) will meet from 4:30-5:30. Follow Annie’s Place on Facebook for updates and more information. (https://www.facebook.com/AnniesPlaceWNC/)
4-H Volunteer Leader: Calisa Hughes
Bulls Eye Shooting Sports Club: Focuses on safe handling of firearms and shooting sport proficiency. Club meets outdoors and will begin 2024 meetings in the spring.
4-H Volunteer Leader: Amy Warren
Want to Start a 4-H Club?
We welcome the opportunity to start a 4-H club in Haywood County. In order to become a club there has to be five, 4-H aged youth (5-18 as of January 1, 2024) from three different families as well as an adult club volunteer leader. See more information on joining 4-H as a youth member or a volunteer at the links below.
Types of 4-H Clubs
- Community Clubs: This is the traditional year-round club you most likely think of when you think of 4-H. Community Clubs are the tried and true 4-H activity. They have a main, overarching theme and meet (on average) once a month. Club themes can be anything from agriculture, leadership, community service, STEM, etc.
- SPIN Clubs: SPIN stands for SPecial INterest. SPIN clubs are geared towards a specific topic or special interest. Unlike a community club, these clubs meet on average once/twice a week for 4-6 week instead of a full year. Topics can include: baking, robotics, performing arts, sewing, gardening and much much more. If you’re interested in leading a STEM club as an adult volunteer curriculum materials can be provided!
- School Clubs: All the perks of a 4-H club, but during the school day! If you’ve got club time built into your school day this would be a great opportunity for a new and different type of club! School clubs do similar activities as a traditional community club and are lead by a teacher, support staff or school volunteer. All students that would be involved in a school 4-H club are eligible to participate in activities and events that any other Haywood County 4-H would as well!
Club Meetings: When and Where?
Club meetings will vary depending on the club itself. Some clubs will meet once a month, others will meet more frequently, for a short season or a few times a year. Meetings can be held in places like community buildings, churches or schools!
Club Leaders: Who are They?
Club leaders are parents, grandparents, community members, teachers and other caring adults who want to make a difference in the lives of local youth. These volunteers are background checked, trained and registered in 4-H Online. If you’re interested in becoming a Club Leader reach out to your Haywood County 4-H Agent, Leah Jorgensen
For more information on Haywood County Clubs or to start a 4-H Club please reach out to Leah Jorgensen, Haywood County 4-H Agent at Leah_Jorgensen@ncsu.edu or 828-456-3575