University of Maryland Extension

4-H Virtual Activity Clubs

Maryland 4-H Virtual Summer Camp 2020
When: 
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Where: 
Virtually
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Thank you for your interest in our Maryland 4-H Summer Virtual Activity Clubs. Each club will be run in an online environment by 4-H educators and certified University of Maryland Extension 4-H volunteers.

Although virtual activity clubs are new to Maryland 4-H, they will still contain all of the elements that have given Maryland 4-H its rich 100+ year history: hands-on learning, connections with peers and caring adults, and an inclusive, safe environment.

Maryland 4-H Virtual Activity Clubs are free for all current Maryland 4-H members.  

Not a 4-H member?  Not a problem!  One of our Virtual Activity Club Leaders will contact you to enroll.  The one time annual $10.00 enrollment fee gives you access to a full year of fun and enriching activities and events!  

To join a club, please complete the interest form using the links below, and a 4-H Virtual Club Leader will connect with you to register your child (more than one child is welcome to join per family; please complete a separate form for each child).

4-H in Your Backdoor

Nature Begins at Your Backdoor 4-H Club

Club Age Range: Youth ages 8 to 13

Club Description:
Join us on an amazing exploration of the ecosystems that surround us just outside our door. Go on a backyard safari, be enthralled by tiny beasts, and find incredible flowers. Each Monday we’ll take a deep dive into the nature of our backyard environments. Club members will get a fun activity to work on before our Thursday meeting, where we’ll showcase our findings. We hope you will join us and have extraordinary nature adventures in your own backyard! Youth who register should plan to attend all club sessions.

This program is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

Sessions will run for three consecutive weeks on Monday and Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern (July 27, 30, August, 3, 7, 10, and 13).

Registrations are due by July 22nd.  

To participate in this club, please go to https://go.umd.edu/nbvac2020

SPOKES 4-H Club

SPOKES 4-H Club

Club Age Range: Youth ages 8 to 18

Club Description:
Join us to improve your knowledge of bikes, meet peers with similar interests, and practice life skills. During our time together we will cover Safety, Parts identification, Overhauling basics, Key facts about nutrition, and gain new Experiences while learning life Skills (SPOKES). Once registered you will receive information about our Zoom sessions and possible materials.

This program is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

We will meet Mondays and Thursdays, July 27 - August 20, 2020 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registrations are due by July 22nd.  

To participate in this club, please go https://go.umd.edu/sbvac2020

Horseless Horse Club

4-H Horseless Horse Club

Club Age Range: Youth ages 8 to 18

Club Description:
We invite young people to join us for a virtual horse club for those youth who may not have access to a horse! Each session will focus on a different topic (to be determined by interest of youth when registering). No horse required.  Sessions will provide youth a chance to learn about the basics of horse care, breeds, equipment, disciplines, and more.  Youth will share common interests and interact in fun learning activities through online games focused on everything about horses.

We will meet from 7-8 pm on July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17.

Registrations are due by July 6th. 

To participate in this club, please go https://go.umd.edu/hhvac2020 

crafters 4-H Club

Clover Crafters 4-H Club 

Club Age Range: Youth ages 8 to 13

Club Description:
Come explore various craft media and develop creativity, independence, and confidence with the Clover Crafters 4-H Club.  Each meeting will be devoted to making a different craft, with three being predetermined and three being decided by youth vote.   Upon registration, a material list will be provided for families to purchase their own materials. All crafts are designed to be low-cost.

This program is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

Sessions will run for three consecutive weeks on Mondays and Fridays from 2:00-3:00 PM (July 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24). 

To participate in this club, please go to https://go.umd.edu/ccvac2020

Life Skills Club

4-H Life Skills Boot Camp

Club Age Range: Youth entering grades 7-9 in the fall

Club Description: 
The 4-H Life Skills Boot Camp is based on Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program, which is a groundbreaking substance abuse and violence prevention program based on more than 35 years of rigorous scientific research. Proven to be the most effective evidence-based program used in schools today, it is comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote mental health and positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, 4-H life Skills Boot Camp also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.

We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 14- August 20 from 11:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m

Registrations are due by July 7.

Youth interested in this club who are not currently enrolled in Maryland 4-H will have their $10 4-H membership fee paid by a grant.  

To participate in this club, please gohttps://go.umd.edu/ltbvac2020

4-H 4-Paws Fan Club    

Club Age Range: Youth ages 8 to 18

Club Description:
Join us for a virtual dog club for beginners! Each session will focus on a different topic (to be determined by interest of youth when registering). No dog required.  Sessions will provide youth a chance to learn about the basics of animal care and management, dog breeds, training, and more.  Youth will share common interests and interact in fun learning activities through online games focused on everything about dogs. Youth will have the chance to practice communication skills in a supportive environment by allowing them to do a short presentation on their dog or a dog related topic.

This program is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Sessions will run from 7 to 8 p.m. weekly on Mondays from July 27- August 31st.

Registrations are due by July 24th. 

To participate in this club, please go to https://go.umd.edu/4pfvac2020

4-H STEM Club

4-H STEM Builders Club

Club age range- Youth ages 8-13

Club description- Enjoy making things and trying them out?  Join us to design, build, test and improve an engineering challenge using materials you have around your home.  Online meetings will include games, the challenges, and an opportunity to share what you've created.  We will talk about physics concepts and the engineering process.  Information and materials needed will be shared prior to each session. 

We will meet from 2:00-3:00 pm on  August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

Club is limited to 20 youth

Registrations due by July 30.

To participate in this club, please go to https://go.umd.edu/stemvac2020  

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