Growing in 4-H

Charles County 4-H Kids Enjoy Overnight Camp!

What is 4-H?

4-H provides learn-by-doing educational opportunities for youth that will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow.  4-H is the youth arm of the University of Maryland Extension, a joint venture with U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Charles County government.  4-H is in every state, D.C. and in military bases around the world.

 4-H At A Glance

The 4-H Emblem:  

4H Emblem

The H on each leaf stands for:  Head, Heart, Hands and Health  

4-H Colors:  Green and White

4-H Slogan:  "Learn by Doing"

4-H Moto:  "To Make the Best Better"

Members, ages 5-18, participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, and science.  

4-H Newsletters

4-H Clubs

Calvary- meets in Waldorf

Country Clovers - meets in Bel Alton

Creative Critters - meets in Waldorf

Farmers Fortune - meets in Chapel Point

Horsemasters - meets in La Plata

Hot Shots - meets in Newburg

Little Rascals - meets in Nanjemoy

Rabbit Club - meets in Dentsville

Rebels - meets in Hughesville

Who Can Join?  Girls and boys ages 8-18, or Clover member ages 5-7.  Clovers are non-competitive. 

4-H enrollment year is January thru December.

How Do I Join? Send an email to Donna Mohler at or call her at 301-934-5403. For more information, contact your local 4-H Staff:

Bonnie Boyden,

Jeanne Williams,

***Our enrollment system is BRAND NEW! Maryland 4-H uses an online member management system called 4-H Online. These guides have been prepared to assist families in creating member profiles and enrolling in 4-H using the 4-H Online system. Contact Donna Mohler, for more information. A link to access enrollment, and re-enrollment, is available here: 4-H Online 2.0

*A guide for YOUTH MEMBER ENROLLMENT is available.

*A guide for ADULT VOLUNTEER ENROLLMENT is available.