University of Maryland Extension

4-H and Youth

 *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CANCELATIONS***

4-H COMMUNITY - We will continue to keep you updated on our schedule of events.

For the health and safety of our 4-H team and families, the UME 4-H Program will suspend in-person summer 4-H events, practices, club meetings, and programs through 7/31. Please continue to stay in touch with your 4-H team, clubs and 4-H groups.

We will continue to re-evaluate this timeframe as additional guidance is released related to group size, social distance guidelines, and other public health directives.

* The Maryland 4-H Issue Forum, July 1, 2020, from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm is a premier teen leadership experience to foster civil discourse and community action in Maryland! This year the Issue Forum will take place virtually. The forum is designed for teens 14-19 years old who want to help make a change in their community. Build a team by asking a friend or two and an adult volunteer. There are exciting breakout sessions, leading changemakers in the area of water quality, and a keynote speaker will give you the springboard to take your ideas back to your location and put a plan in place. Throughout the day there will be fun teen activities. We hope to see you there! Just fill out the form from this link.

Check the updates below for more detailed information on Calvert 4-H.

Updates from 5/1/2020
Updates from 5/26/2020
Updates from 6/15/2020

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2020 SUMMER CAMP (VIRTUAL)
July 13-24, 2020 Virtually - click for for details

 

WELCOME TO CALVERT COUNTY 4-H

4-H Clover

4-H clubs are located throughout Calvert County for youths between the ages of 5 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, citizenship skills and robotics. A 4-Her may take on any project, and most clubs have members in a wide variety of projects.

Clover Club programs are open to all children ages 5-7. Clovers do NOT complete projects nor do Record Books. In addition, they do NOT exhibit animals in their 4-H activities. Clovers are invited to create scrapbooks about their 4-H involvement.

Learn about adult 4-H Volunteering opportunities here. Contact the UME-Calvert 4-H Office for more information about the 4-H clubs near you or about applying to become an adult 4-H Volunteer.

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS (click here for a printable document)
 
COMMUNITY CLUBS (click here for printable brochure)
  • 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.  battlecreek4H@gmail.com 
  • Creative Crafters - Emphasis on crafts and sewing.  Please contact Leaders Jackie Gray and Bev Golden for more information.  4Hcreativecrafters@gmail.com
  • Chesapeake Clovers - A general interest club with activities related to small animals, the outdoors, cooking, and community involvement.  Please contact Leader Janet Sefton for more information.  chesapeakeclovers4H@gmail.com
  • Calvert County Shooting Sports - Special interest club with emphasis on archery, air rifle, and outdoor activities.  Ages 10-18.  Please contact Leaders Julie and Robert Bond, and Bernie Wunder for more information.  calvertcounty4Hshootingsports@gmail.com
  • 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.  giddyup4Hclub@gmail.com
  • Last Robot Rolling - Emphasis on Lego robots with NXT programming.  Ages 10 - 18.  Please contact Leaders Ari and Dennis Strahl for more information.  astrahl@umd.edu
  • 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.  woofpack4H@gmail.com
 SCHOOL BASED CLUBS
  • Judy Center Blooming Cloverbuds - This is an after school program for ages 5 - 7.  Naomi Watkins and Donna McLaughlin, Club Leaders
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland - STEM, arts, and cooking for after school and summer camp programs.  This is a community collaborative.
  • Huntingtown Elementary School - Active after school programs examining the world through art, science and food. 

 

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For more information, please contact us at (301) 855-1150 or (410) 535-3662:

Elaine Long Bailey, Senior Agent, 4-H and Youth Development

Ari Strahl, Program Assistant, 4-H and Youth Development

Janet Sefton, Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development
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