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A green circle with a black border has a 4-H clover in the middle. Haywood County 4-H is wriiten in white around the edge of the circle. In the background are different colors of weathered wood slats.

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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!

*Each monthly meeting we will conduct regular club business followed by a 15-30 minute equine related lesson. Each meeting will wrap up with hands on experience with onsite horses. Please be prepared to be outside and to get dirty! Closed toe shoes are a requirement. Horse Club is a non-mounted club (no riding) and there is no charge for participation.
*Quiz bowl will meet monthly. We are looking for volunteers to help coach quiz bowl, if anyone is interested. There is no charge for quiz bowl participation. Schedule will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
*Riding Academy is a mounted (riding program) hosted by Annie’s Place. It does have a fee for participation and is available to 6 students.

**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.

Join 4-H

Volunteer with 4-H

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