Buddies 4-H Club
The Buddies 4-H Club is a community club that focuses on youth ages 5-10. The club picks a theme for the year and bases the meeting off of that learning theme. The theme for 2013 is science! The Buddies meet once monthly, usually on a Wednesday, out of Burgaw, NC. *This club is currently full.*
Holly Shelter 4-H Club
The Holly Shelter 4-H Club is open to youth ages 12-18 that have an interest in shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery). To be eligible to join the club, youth must complete and pass the hunter safety education course. The Holly Shelter club is based out of Hampstead, NC and meets on a Sunday at least once a month. The youth compete in the NC Wildlife Shooting Sports Competition and the 4-H Shooting Sports State Competition. *This club is currently accepting new members!*
Coastal Explorers 4-H Club
This club is a community club based out of Hampstead, NC. The Coastal Explorers 4-H Club is a community club that focuses on different subjects from plants to animals and everything in between! The club currently meets monthly (usually a Sunday) at the public library in Hampstead and is focused on youth ages 9-12. Youth will learn a variety of skills from public speaking to record keeping while participating in this club! *This club is currently accepting new members!*
Barking Buddies 4-H Club
This club is a special interest community club based out of Burgaw, NC. The Barking Buddies 4-H Club is open to all youth ages 5-18 interested in learning about dogs, leadership, and more! The club aims to educate youth about the responsibility, care, grooming, and health of dogs. Also, youth will learn how to work positively as a team and do project record books/presentations while learning valuable life skills such as record-keeping and public speaking! The club currently meets once a month and will start meeting twice a month in 2013. The majority of the club meetings will be held at the Agriculture Building in Burgaw, NC. *This club is currently accepting new members.*
Hoof-N-It 4-H Club
Hoof-N-It 4-H club is a special interest community club focusing on horses. The club is based out of Burgaw, NC and is open to pre-teen/early teen-age youth. The educational goals of this club are to teach youth good horsemanship skills, safety precautions, and lifelong horse care. Youth do not have to own a horse to be part of this club, just a desire to learn about horses. The club is currently meeting once a month, location varies but focuses around the Burgaw area. *This club is currently accepting new members.*
Dreams with Wings 4-H Club
Dreams with Wings 4-H Club is a homeschool community club based out of the Hampstead area. This club focuses on serving homeschool pre-teen/early teen-age youth. The overall club goals are to help youth learn to work together, participate in various community service projects, and to enjoy doing different projects on various topics such as gardening, marine life, crafts, etc. This club currently meetings at least once a month, but sometimes twice a month at various locations in the Hampstead area. *This club is currently full.*
For more information on any of the 4-H clubs mentioned please contact the Pender County 4-H Office at 910-259-1235.
About the 4-H Club
A 4-H club is an organized group of five or more youth, led by a volunteer or parents with a planned program that is carried on throughout the year.
In 4-H clubs, 4-Her’s plan and conduct a simple business meeting, and volunteers or youth leaders guide an educational program for about 30 minutes. Club members and volunteers develop a calendar that identifies the educational program for each meeting. The educational program should be a “hand on” experience. Educational programs can include tours, special interest programs, guest speakers, picnics, and parties.
Members expenses are minimal and determined by the club itself. Fund raising projects conducted by the club usually covers club activities.
For more information on starting or joining a 4-H club please contact the Pender County 4-H Office at 910-259-1235.