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 Outdoor Discovery Camp Flyer:



2018 4-H Club Brochure

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 - Meets at the Extension Office.  General interest club with various projects including animals, agriculture, community service, crafts, and other areas of interest.  Debbie Jones and Dawn Mister. 
  • Creative Crafters - Meets the second Thursday of the month at the Extension Office. Emphasis on crafts and sewing.  Jackie Gray and Bev Golden.
  • Chesapeake Clovers - Meets at Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach in the evenings on the second Sunday of most months.  General interest club with many projects including animals, community service, outdoor activities, and the performing and visual arts.  Janet Sefton.
  • Calvert County Shooting Sports - Special interest club with emphasis on archery, air rifle, and outdoor activities.  Kathryn Rivers, Bernie Wunder, and Ellen DiiOrio.
  • Giddy-Up 4-H Horse and Pony Club - Meets the first Tuesday of most months at the Extension Office.  This club has many different projects with an emphasis on horses and community service.  Carol Spicknall.
  • Last Robot Rolling - Generally meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Extension Office.  Emphasis on Lego robots with NXT programming.  Ages 8 - 18.  Ari and Dennis Strahl.  Please call 410-535-3662 for more information.
  • Woof Pack - 4-H Dog Care & Training Project Club.  Meetings are monthly at the Extension Office.  Youth Dog Training sessions are Thursday evenings April-May; dog-related education, recreation, and service activities throughout the remainder of the year.  Owning or showing a dog is not required!  Cathy Porterfield and Mary Butz.

School Based Clubs

  • Judy Center Blooming Cloverbuds - Meets at Patuxent Elementary School in Lusby.  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.


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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