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

Welcome to 4-H: A guide for new members and their parents

Newberry 4-H Stakeholder Questionnaire

Calendar

South Carolina 4-H

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

Newsletter

December 2014 

March 2015

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

2014-15 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
  • SC 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Competition at the SC State Fair

Newberry County 4-H Shotgun Team

  • practices held on Sunday afternoons throughout the season
  • open to youth ages 10-18 as of January 1, 2015
  • contact Stanley and Paula Mills, club leaders, at paulanewberry@aol.com 

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 5-7
  • $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 8-12
  • $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 Robotics Club

  • meets every other Monday from 6:00-8:00 at the Extension Office
  • open to ages 9-14 as of January 1, 2015
  • $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 in volunteering

Newberry 4-H Wether Goat Club 

  • open to ages 5-18 as of January 1, 2015
  • 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 

  • meets first Saturday of every month from 10:00-12:00 at Prosperity Town Hall unless otherwise told
  • open to youth ages 10-18 as of January 1, 2015
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee unless already paid + $15 annual archery club membership fee
  • club led by Russell Warren and Cindy Lindler

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

Newberry 4-H Geocaching Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

Community Clubs  (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering
  • possible locations include Newberry, Prosperity, Pomaria, Whitmire, Little Mountain, Silverstreet
  • community clubs cover a different topic each month

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.

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

Newberry Middle School Green Streak

  • meets during Tiger Time during the school year
  • covers nutrition and healthy lifestyles

Little Mountain Elementary School Enrichment

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

Newberry Academy

  • provided for 3rd graders and 5th graders during school
  • covers nutrition and financial literacy, respectively

Newberry County Family YMCA

  • meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:45 during the school year
  • provided to the afterschool age group 
  • covers nutrition and healthy lifestyles

Boundary Street Elementary School Montessori

  • meets 2nd Thursday of each month during the school year
  • provided to the students of the Montessori classes
  • covers plants and animals

Coming soon to Prosperity Rikard Elementary, Reuben Elementary, and Gallman Elementary!

In-School Embryology Project (incubator and eggs)

  • opportunity available to 2nd grade classes
  • contact us if you would like for your class to complete the chick embryology project with an incubator and eggs
  • classes must supply their own brooder boxes and starter feed for any hatchlings
  • incubators and turners must be cleaned before returning them to Newberry 4-H or incur a $10 fee
  • *** 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 2015-16 school year! We have currently have 4 incubators available. We will offer one round before Spring Break and one round after.

Projects

4-H Special Interest/Short Term Projects: Groups of youth meeting for a specific learning experience that involves direct teaching by Extension staff 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 (March deadline)

Dairy Opportunities (February deadline)

Beef Opportunities

Meat Goat Project (May deadline)

Swine Opportunities

Pullet Project (March deadline)

Laying Flock Project (April deadline)

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.

*NOTE: Youth may join 4-H for an annual fee of $10 and receive the member rate for all camps as well as a 4-H t-shirt. Once the $10 additional fee for any camp is paid, it satisfies this annual membership fee and does not need to be paid again.

A 4-Hers Day at an Alpaca Farm

  • June 10 from 8:30-4:00 at Carolina Pride Pastures (1416 SC Hwy 34 in Pomaria)
  • $20 each includes lunch and a snack (at least 20 needed)
  • parents are welcome to attend but must pay for lunch
  • hands on the alpacas, a wet felting craft, finger knitting, and more

Wild at Webb Camp

  • June 8-12 at Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett
  • $375 for 4-Hers + $10 for non members
  • ages 10-13
  • shooting sports, natural resources, wildlife, water activities, campfires, and more

4-H Summer Camp

  • June 14-18 at Camp Long in Aiken
  • June 19-23 at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton
  • 3:00 pm Sunday - 3:00 pm Thursday
  • $250 each
  • ages 7-14
  • Hands on science and technology; swimming, canoeing, and paddle boats;  high adventure elements and climbing tower; nature hikes; team sports; shooting sports; lake zip line; nightly skits and games; talent show and dance; and much more

Camp WILD

  • June 23-25 at Chester State Park
  • 10:00 Tuesday - 11:00 am Thursday
  • $75 for 4-Hers + $10 for non members
  • ages 8-14
  • three days of hands on fun, science, and nature plus two nights of tent camping

Crochet Camp for Beginners

  • July 7-9 from 9:30 - noon at the Newberry Extension Office
  • $25 for 4-Hers + $10 for non members, includes all materials and a daily snack
  • ages 8-14, first 7 to sign up (others will be added to a waiting list for an additional camp)

Lake Murray 4-H2O (FULL!)

  • July 20-24 from 8:15-5:50, departing and returning to the Newberry Extenison office
  • $100 for 4-Hers + $10 for non members, includes transportation to the Lake Murray Dam, a shirt, snacks, and lunch on Friday
  • ages 10-12 (first 4 to sign up)

4-H Forensics Camp

  • August 4-6 from 9:00-3:00 at the Newberry Extension Office
  • $30 for 4-Hers + $10 for non members, includes daily snacks but must bring lunch each day
  • ages 8-11 (first 15 to sign up)
  • finger printing, DNA extraction, crime scene investigation, and more

Events

Fundraisers

TSC Paper Clover Campaign

  • April 23 – May 3

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

4-H Membership Form

Club Treasurer's Handbook

Club Secretary's Handbook

Club Constitution Template