4-H Youth Development

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4-H Agents are Clemson Extension employees with primary Youth Development responsibilities who work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering and technology.

Contact

Alana West     803-276-1091 x111     awillin@clemson.edu

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Frequently Asked Questions

Newberry 4-H Organizational Chart

Newberry 4-H Stakeholder Questionnaire

Calendar

South Carolina 4-H

NOTE: The 4-H year runs September 1 through August 31.

Newsletter

March 2014

June 2014

Please let us know if you wish to be added or removed from the Newberry County 4-H Clover Clips Quarterly Newsletter mail/email list.

Member Form

2013-14 Newberry County 4-H Membership Form

Clubs

4-H Clubs: Members of an organized group of youth, led by an adult, with a planned program that is carried on throughout all or most of the year. 4-H clubs may meet in any location and typically have elected officers and a set of bylaws approved by the membership to govern the club. Standard 4-H clubs involve youth, ages 9-19, and focus on in depth learning of one or more projects. 4-H cloverbud clubs provide youth, ages 5-8, with an introduction to 4-H in a non-competitive environment. 4-H clubs might meet in the community, on military installations, in schools during school hours, as well as in school age child care settings after school.

Newberry County Healthy Lifestyles Program

  • meetings TBD based on team schedules during June-October practice and competition season
  • teams comprised of 3-4 youth in grades 4-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12
  • Midlands Region Heatlhy Lifestyles Competition: Friday, August 8 at 211 Paw Paws Trail in Newberry

Newberry County 4-H Shotgun Team

  • meets on Saturdays throughout the season: November - May
  • $35 annual dues
  • contact Stanley and Paula Mills, club leaders, at paulanewberry@aol.com 
  • interests meeting for the 2014-15 season coming soon!

Newberry 4-H Clovers in the Kitchen

  • meets 1st Monday of each month (September-June) from 3:15-4:15 at the Newberry Extension Office
  • open to youth ages 5-8
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee if not already paid + plus $2 to attend each meeting
  • Sept 29, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1

Newberry 4-H Kids in the Kitchen

  • meets 2nd Monday of each month (September-May) from 3:30-4:30 at the Newberry Extension Office
  • open to youth ages 9-13
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee if not already paid + $2 to attend each meeting
  • Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11

Newberry 4-H Teens in the Kitchen

  • meets  3rd Monday of each month (September-May) from 3:30-4:30 at the Newberry Extension Office
  • open to youth grades 14-19
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee  if not already paid + $2 to attend each meeting
  • Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18

Newberry 4-H Robotics Club

  • meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 at the Extension Office
  • open to ages 9-14
  • $50 first time membership fee, $10 annual 4-H membership fee for returning members if not already paid
  • participates in FIRST Lego League
  • call if interested

Newberry 4-H Wether Goat Club 

  • meets 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 at the Boys Farm (unless this conflicts with show schedule)
  • open to ages 5-19
  • goat ownership not necessary and goat project participation not required
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee if not already paid
  • contact Matthew Craven, club leader if interested in joining or volunteering mcraven@komatsuna.com

Newberry 4-H Archery Club (COMING SOON!)

  • open to youth ages 10-19
  • interested meeting to be held July 22 at 6:30 pm at the Willinghams Cabin, 211 Paw Paw's Trail in Newberry
  • club led by Russell Warren

Newberry 4-H Rabbit Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • Call if interested in joining or volunteering

Newberry 4-H Rocketry Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

Newberry 4-H Box Car Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

Newberry 4-H Recycling Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

School Clubs and Enrichment

4-H School Enrichment Programs: Groups of youth receiving a sequence of learning experiences in cooperation with school officials during school hours, to support the school curriculum. It involves direct teaching by Extension staff or trained volunteers, including teachers.
4-H School Aged Child Care Educational Programs: Educational programs offered to youth outside of school hours, usually in a school or other community center and incorporating 4-H curricula. Youth who are members of 4-H clubs in school age child care settings are considered members of organized 4-H clubs.

Newberry Child Development Center 4-H Outdoor Explorers

  • meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30 during the school year
  • provided to the afterschool age group
  • topics TBD

Newberry Middle School Green Streak

  • meets during Tiger Time during the school year
  • topics TBD

Little Mountain Elementary School Enrichment

  • provided for 3rd graders
  • meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays during school 
  • covers nutrition and healthy lifestyles

Newberry County Family YMCA

  • meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:45 during the school year
  • provided to the afterschool age group 
  • topics TBD

Boundary Street Elementary School Montessori

  • meets 2nd Thursday of each month during the school year
  • provided to the students of the Montesorri classes
  • topics TBD

In-School Embryology Project (incubator and eggs)

  • opportunity available to 2nd grade and 6th grade classes only
  • contact us if you would like for you class to complete the embryology project with an incubator and chicken eggs
  • classes must supply their own brood boxes and starter feed for any hatchlings
  • incubators and turners must be cleaned before returning them to Newberry 4-H
  • *** this project is for Newberry County School District only***

Let us know if your class or school wants to have a 4-H Club for the 2013-14 school year!

Projects

4-H Special Interest/Short Term Projects: Groups of youth meeting for a specific learning experience that involves direct teawching by Extension staoff or trained volunteers, including teachers. The program is not part of the school curriculum and not restricted to members of 4-H clubs. This delivery mode does not generally continue for as long as a 4-H club.

Wildlife Food Plot Project (August deadline)

Small Garden Project (April deadline)

Dairy Heifer Project (February deadline)

Meat Goat Project (May deadline)

Pullet Project (March deadline)

Laying Flock Project (May deadline)

Backyard Rabbit Project (POSSIBILITY)

Summer Programs and Camps

4-H Camp: Youth taking part in an Extension planned educational experience of group living in the outdoors. Overnight camping includes being away from home at least one night (resident, primitive, or travel camping) and is not restricted to members of organized 4-H clubs. Day camping consists of multiple-day programs, with youth returning home each evening.

*** Newberry County Summer Programs are co-sponsored by County of Newberry Parks and Recreation***

Summer Science Retreat

  • June 9-11
  • high school students
  • Clemson University
  • $130 per student
  • space limited
  • bacteria, GMOs, DNA, crime scene investigation, mutants, and much more
  • deadline to register is May 16

Kids Cuisine Day Camps

  • June 18, ages 5-13
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Newberry Extension Office
  • $20 for current 4-H members, $30 for non-members
  • 10 spots open
  • kitchen safety, cooking, measuring, tasting, and much more
  • call or email to register: 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu

2014 SC 4-H Summer Camp 

  • June 8-12, June 15-19, and/or June 22-26
  • ages 8-14
  • $250 per week
  • Camp Long, Aiken SC

Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program

  • June 22-24
  • rising 7th-10th graders
  • $50 each
  • Double Tree Hotel in Columbia
  • business plan development, farm tours, ag olympics and trivia and more

2014 Camp WILD

  • June 24-26
  • ages 8-14
  • $80
  • Chester State Park

Table for Two Day Camps

  • July 8, ages 5-8
  • July 10, ages 9-13
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Newberry Extension Office
  • $10 for current 4-H members, $20 for non-members
  • 10 spots open each week
  • table manners, American flag etiquette, socially acceptable behavior and more
  • call or email to register: 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu

Table for Two, Parent Edition

  • August 14
  • ages 5-19, one parent/guardian per child required
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Newberry Extension Office
  • $15 per parent/child
  • 10/10 spots open
  • manners and etiquette, plus dinner
  • call or email to register: 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu

Project Butterfly WINGS Day Camp

  • July 24
  • ages 9-13
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Newberry Extension Office
  • $20 for current 4-H members, $30 for non members
  • 10 spots open
  • Project Butterfly WINGS
  • call or email to register: 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu

Teambuilding for Teen Leaders

  • July 30
  • open to rising 9-12 graders in leadership positions (Beta Club, Student Council, Student Government, FFA, Band/Chorus Staff, Youth Groups, etc.) and adults serving in advisory roles for these organizations
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Newberry Extension Office
  • FREE for current 4-H members and advisors, $10 for non-members
  • call or email to register: 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu

Youth Canning Series

  • June 16     9:00-12:00     Fruit Leather  $15
  • June 16     12:00-1:00     Lunch            $5
  • June 16     1:00-4:00       Pickles          $15
  • June 17     9:00-12:00     Jam              $15
  • June 17     12:00-1:00     Lunch            $5
  • June 17      1:00-4:00      Salsa            $15
    ***add $1 to each price for non-4-Hers***
  • attend all sessions or pick and choose
  • open to ages 9-19
  • at the Extension Office
  • call or email to register: 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu

Events

Newberry County Livestock Shows

  • Jr. Dairy Show: Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 pm at the Newberry Fairgrounds
  • Jr. Beef Show: Friday, September 5 at 6:00 pm at the Newberry Fairgrounds
  • 4-H/FFA Meat Goat Show: Saturday, September 6 at 10:00 am at the Newberry Fairgrounds
  • Midlands Region 4-H Pullet/Flock Project Show: Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 pm at the Newberry Fairgrounds

Fundraisers

4-H Sign Fundraiser

  • SCAE4-HA is selling metal 4-H signs to benefits the organzation, which in turn benefits SC 4-H. There are two options, both of which make great yard decor, stall decoration, or mail box adornments.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with Newberry County 4-H or any club in particular please contact us at 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu.

Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Background Check

Volunteer Release Form

Volunteer Disclosure Statement

Volunteer License Check

Child Abuse Prevention Training

Parent Inventory Form

Club Compliance Form

Club Charter Application

4-H Membership Form

Club Treasurer's Handbook

Club Secretary's Handbook

Club Constitution Template