4-H and Youth
Calvert County 4-H
4-H clubs are located throughout Calvert County for youths between the ages of 8 and 18. 4-H'ers 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, and basic computer skills. Although a 4-H'er 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.
- 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.
- Chesapeake Clovers - Meets at Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach
- Chesapeake Ranch Clovers - Meets in Chesapeake Ranch Estates, Lusby. General interest club with emphasis on archery, gardening, and outdoor activities.
- From Dirt to Dinner 4-H - Meets in the Prince Frederick area. The club does a wide variety of projects focusing on community service using farming and agricultural education as their primary pursuits.
- Giddy-Up 4-H Horse and Pony Club - Meets at Broomes Island Civic Center. Emphasis on horses and community service.
- Happy Trails 4-H - Meets in the Huntingtown area. This is a general interest club with various projects but with an emphasis on horses and community service.
- Patuxent Young Farmers - Meets once a month in Prince Frederick. Focus on livestock including sheep, goats, hogs, cattle and chickens.
School Based Clubs
- Barstow Elementary - Meets at Barstow Elementary
- 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 Charters - Click on this link for instructions on chartering your club.
Guidelines for Scholarships and Financial Awards - Calvert County
- Scholarship Application - Youth
- Scholarship Application - Adult
MARYLAND 4-H ON-LINE ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING PROGRAM
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 2014 Maryland County 4-H and State 4-H Shows.
Guidebook for 2012
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 due June 1st year of project. Breeding heifer, goats, sheep and swine due June 22nd year of project.
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.
State and Calvert County Fair Information
Maryland State Fair Competition 4-H website. Exhibitor release form, rules and regulations.