University of Maryland Extension

4-H and Youth


4-H clubs are located throughout Calvert County for youths between the ages of 8 and 18. 4-Hers learn life skills and leadership development through a variety of 4-H projects like leadership, livestock and horse care, pet care, nutrition, clothing design and construction, basic computer skills and robotics. Although a 4-Her may take on any project, some clubs specialize in a project area. Clover Club programs are open to all children ages 5-7. Contact the UME-Calvert 4-H office for more information about the 4-H clubs near you (listed below) or becoming a 4-H volunteer.

4-H Chesapeake Outdoor Discovery Camp: Register for 2018 Camp here!

2018 4-H Dog Fun Day: Learn More and Register at 4-H Online

2018 4-H Club Listing

Volunteer Application Form


Elaine Long Bailey, Senior Agent, 4-H and Youth Development
Phone: (301)855-1150 or (410)535-3662

Ari Strahl, Program Assistant, 4-H and Youth Development
Phone: (301)855-1150 or (410)535-3662

Janet Sefton, Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: (301)855-1150 or (410)535-3662

Community Clubs

  • Battle Creek 4-H Club - General interest club with various projects including animals, agriculture, community service, crafts, and other areas of interest.  Please contact Leaders Debbie Jones and Dawn Mister for more information. 
  • Creative Crafters - Emphasis on crafts and sewing.  Please contact Leaders Jackie Gray and Bev Golden for more information.
  • Chesapeake Clovers - General interest club with many projects including small animals, poultry, the environment, cooking, and community invovlement. Please contact Leaders Janet Sefton and Georgia Gerard-Reed for more information.
  • Calvert County Shooting Sports - Special interest club with emphasis on archery, air rifle, and outdoor activities.  Please contact Leaders Kathryn Rivers, Bernie Wunder, and Ellen DiiOrio for more information.
  • Giddy-Up 4-H Horse and Pony Club - This club has many different projects with an emphasis on horses and community service.  Please contact Leader Carol Spicknall for more information.
  • Last Robot Rolling - Emphasis on Lego robots with NXT programming.  Ages 10 - 18.  Please contact Leaders Ari and Dennis Strahl for more information.
  • Woof Pack - 4-H Dog Care & Training Project Club.  Dog-related education, recreation, and service activities. Owning or showing a dog is not required!  Please contact Leaders Cathy Porterfield and Mary Butz for more information.


School Based Clubs

  • Judy Center Blooming Cloverbuds - This is an after school program for ages 5 - 7.  Naomi Watkins and Donna McLaughlin.
  • Tidewater School 4-H - Meets during school with a variety of porjects and an emphasis on community service.  This club also has a Clover Program for ages 5 - 7.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland - Engineering, robotics, arts, and cooking for afterschool and summer camp programs.
  • Huntingtown Elementary School - Agriculture and food after school programs.


Club Charters - Click on this link for instructions on chartering your club.


Guidelines for Scholarships and Financial Awards - Calvert County


Diamond Clover Awards Information

Diamond Clover Awards Information


All 4-H members enrolled in alpacas, beef, dairy, goats, horse and pony, llamas, poultry, sheep, swine and rabbits are required to have completed the on-line training prior to July 31 to be eligible to exhibit their project animals in Maryland County 4-H and State 4-H Shows.


4H Code of Animal Science Ethics Form - Required for all 4-H animal science projects.

Livestock Registration Form - Market beef due January 1st year of project.  Market goats, sheep and swine due in May, 3 days before weigh-in.  Breeding heifer, goats, sheep and swine due 3rd week of June.

4-H Dog ID Cards - Due June 1st year of project.

4-H Horse ID Cards - Due June 1st year of project.

4-H Poultry, Rabbit and Cavy Registration Form - Due June 1st year of project.

4-H Poultry, Rabbit and Cavy Information Sheet

Livestock Project Information

Link to Animal Project Records:


4-H Market Livestock Project Record in Word

4-H Horse Project Record in Word

4-H Large Animal Breeding Record in Word

4-H Poultry Project Record in Word

 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Project Record in Word

4-H Small Pet Project Record in Word

4-H Dog Project Record in Word

4-H Summary Record in Word format

4-H Project Record in Word format

State and Calvert County Fair Information

Maryland State Fair Website

Maryland State Fair Competition 4-H website.  Exhibitor release form, rules and regulations.

Calvert County Fair website

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