University of Maryland Extension

4-H and Youth


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 has suspended in-person practices, club meetings, and programs. 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.

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



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.

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. 
  • Creative Crafters - Emphasis on crafts and sewing.  Please contact Leaders Jackie Gray and Bev Golden for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

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

Janet Sefton, Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development  Email:

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