4-H and Youth

Welcome to Calvert County 4-H4-H Clover

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.


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

 Community Clubs

  • Battle Creek 4-H Club - Meets in Prince Frederick.  General interest club with various projects including animals, agriculture, community service, crafts, and other areas of interest.
  • Creative Crafters - Meets the second Thursday of the month in Prince Frederick at the Extension Office. Emphasis on Crafts and sewing.
  • Chesapeake Clovers - Meets at Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach, on Sunday afternoon. Many areas of interest in this club, including photography, graphic arts, community service and many others.
  • Calvert County Shooting Sports - Emphasis on Archery and Air Rifle
  • Giddy-Up 4-H Horse and Pony Club - Meets the 1st Sunday of each month at 2pm at various locations. Emphasis on horses and community service.
  • Last Robot Rolling - Meets at the Extension Office on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Emphasis on Lego NXT robotics.
  • Woof Pack - 4-H Dog Care & Training Project Club.  Club meetings monthly at the Calvert County 4-H Office in Prince Frederick; meeting schedule available from club. Youth Dog Training Sessions Thursday evenings April-May; dog-related education, recreation, and service activities through remainder of year.  4-Hers do not need to own or show a dog to join.

School Based Clubs

  • Judy Center Blooming Cloverbuds - Meets at Patuxent Elementary School in Lusby
  • Tidewater 4-H - Meets in Huntingtown. This club also has a Clover Program for ages 5-7

Club Information

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

Scholarship Guidelines

Guidelines for Scholarships and Financial Awards - Calvert County

Diamond Clover Information

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.


 Animal Project Information

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 dueMay 11, 2015.  Breeding heifer, goats, sheep and swine due June 28, 2015.

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

Animal Project Records:



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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