4-H/Youth

Moore County 4-H

Moore County 4-H is an investment in your child's development and future!

4-H is the world’s largest out of school youth organization with nearly six million participants nationally. The 4-H mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnerships with caring adults to create sustainable community change.

Through non-formal, research-based, hands-on education activities, 4-H participants gain knowledge and life skills enabling them to become positive, productive, capable, and compassionate members of their communities. 4-H has three primary program initiatives: citizenship, healthy living, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

4-H provides opportunities for youth ages 5-18 years old. 4-H is open to farm kids AND city kids - you do not have to live on a farm to experience 4-H!


Moore County 4-H is dedicated to providing youth with positive and educational summer camp experiences. 4-H Summer Adventures is a collection of educational workshops, field trips, and hands-on activities designed to give youth positive learning opportunities which focus on developing valuable life skills. These programs are presented by 4-H, the youth development program of N.C. Cooperative Extension, Moore County Center.

 

2019 Summer Camps & Programs Include:  

  • Counselor-in-Training Program
  • Cooking Around the World
  • Vision Board Creation
  • Robotics Camp
  • Cloverbud Livestock Camp
  • Cloverbud Making & Tinkering Camp
  • Junior Livestock Camp
  • Adulting 101
  • Senior Livestock Camp
  • Teen Adventure Trip
  • Junior Making & Tinkering Camp
  • Intermediate Making & Tinkering Camp 

 

How Do I Register?

  • Review the Summer Adventures Brochure to determine which programs you would like to enroll your child(ren)
              ⇒  Registration for active 4-H members* begins Monday, April 8, 2019, at 4 p.m.  *members who were enrolled and "active" in 4HOnline before April 1, 2019 
              ⇒  Registration for the general public begins Friday, April 12, 2019, at 10 a.m.

  • Review the Summer Adventures Rules and Guidelines

  • Complete the online registration - go.ncsu.edu/moore4hcamps2019

  • Complete your 4HOnline Enrollment

  • Completion of 4HOnline enrollment and payment are due within five business days in order to retain your registration space(s)

  • Payment Methods
              ⇒  Checks and money orders should be made payable to N.C. 4-H Development Fund
              ⇒  If paying with cash, please bring exact amount
              ⇒  Sorry, we DO NOT accept credit/debit cards

  • Payment Options
              ⇒  Stop by our office: 707 Pinehurst Avenue; Carthage, NC 28327
              ⇒  Drop in the mail: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Moore County Center; PO Box 1149; Carthage, NC 28327

 

We are so excited that you are interested in joining us! We are now using an online enrollment system called 4HOnline. This system should make it much easier to join 4-H and keep track of your clubs, projects and activities. Please be aware that there are many project options available when enrolling in 4HOnline, but not all of them are offered in Moore County. If you have further questions, you can always contact the 4-H Youth Development Educator, Sarah Miller at skmille5@ncsu.edu or (910) 947-3188.

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Life happens  - dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please contact the club leader(s) to verify details.

 

Bow-Legged Bunch 
Focus: Horses
Club Leader: Beth Younger (910) 638-8930
Meeting Time: Every other Tuesday at 6 pm
Location: Whispering Pines, NC

Dare to Be Different
Focus: Personal Development
Club Leader: Mamie LeGrand (910) 441-8539
Meeting Time: 1st or 3rd Saturday at 11:30 am
Location: Aberdeen, NC
 
Growing Farmers
Focus: Livestock/Gardening
Club Leader: Melissa Boles (910) 947-5905
Club Leader: Barbee Decker (910) 947-3227
Meeting Time: 2nd Friday at 6:30 pm
Location: West End, NC
 
Moore Saddle Times
Focus: Horses/Horse Bowl Competition
Club Leader: Sam Southard (910) 215-4860
Meeting Time: Every Tuesday at 6 pm
Location: West End, NC
 
Robbins 4-H Club
Focus: STEM
Club Leader: Mary Cummings (910) 464-2021
Meeting Time: Varies - Friday at 6 pm
Location: Robbins, NC
 
Moore County Teen Council
Focus: Youth Leadership
Group Leader: Sarah Miller (910) 947-3188
Meeting Time: 1st Monday at 6 pm
Location: Carthage, NC
 
New Club
We are always looking to start new and various clubs throughout the community. If you do not see a club that interests you, please contact us to find out how to start a new club!  
 

 

 
This calendar has basic dates and timelines for the current Moore County 4-H Program and other Cooperative Extension Programs. Please be sure to review the 4-H newsletters and emails sent out by the 4-H Youth Development Agent and your club leaders for further program information and clarifying details!

Volunteer Opportunities

4-H relies heavily on volunteer participation in an effort to create an impact throughout the community.  

To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Sarah Miller at (910) 947-3188 or skmille5@ncsu.edu.

VOLUNTEER TITLE: 4-H Advisory Committee Member

TIME COMMITMENT: One to two year commitment of scheduled meetings as specified by the current Advisory Committee. 

PURPOSE: Support and advise 4-H professionals about the current and future needs of county youth, volunteers and families in order to promote and foster involvement in 4-H Youth Development Programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help plan, conduct, evaluate and recommend hands-on, experientially based educational programs for youth and volunteers based on county needs
  • Lead and assist with educational clinics, workshops, fundraisers, and promotional events
  • Attend committee meetings and actively participate in the committees’ business, goals, objectives, mission and overall efforts in a positive manner
  • Encourage participation from parents, members, families, and the community in 4-H programs and activities at the county, district and state levels
  • Keep informed and share 4-H information communicated through the 4-H Youth Development website, social media, emails, etc.
  • Inform 4-H Professional(s) concerning training and resource needs of members or volunteers
  • Assist in securing resources to conduct, promote, and expand the 4-H program
  • Promote favorable public relations and a positive image of the 4-H program
  • Participate in educational opportunities to further knowledge and skills
  • Work with 4-H Professional(s), volunteers and youth in a positive manner that promotes teamwork and collaboration within the 4-H program.
  • Become familiar with and work within the philosophy, guidelines and standards of behavior of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, North Carolina 4-H Program and the Moore County 4-H Program.

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Decision Making
  • Analytical
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

VOLUNTEER TITLE: 4-H Club Leader

TERM OF RESPONSIBILITY: 1 year minimum, but leaders are encouraged to serve for several consecutive years.

TIME COMMITMENT: Average of one hour of planning time for every one hour of club activity (a typical club meeting lasts between 1 to 2 hours). Two hours bi-annually to attend leaders meetings or additional training opportunities. Additional time may be committed at the discretion of the individual.

PURPOSE: To provide overall 4-H club leadership. This includes coordinating members, parents and involving other leaders. The 4-H club leader communicates with other volunteers, county 4-H staff, club members and 4-H members’ parents and families to maintain smooth operation of the club. Support youth, volunteers and county 4-H staff members in conducting meaningful, educational experiences to help youth grow and reach their fullest potential. 4-H club leaders can be an individual, a team or a group of people that have specific roles that fulfill the 4-H club leader responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Commit to young people and their growth in all areas.

  • Be dedicated to youth and be sensitive to their abilities and needs.
  • Help members gain life skills such as decision making, problem solving, self-responsibility, accountability, communication, goal setting, citizenship, caring relationships, leadership, healthy lifestyle choices and career exploration skills in project work.
  • Encourage youth to learn and experiment with new ideas, techniques and skills.
  • Provide feedback to members, letting them know when they are doing a good job and advising them when they need to improve. Praise youth for the progress they make.
  • Inform and encourage members, parents and other volunteers to actively participate in 4-H opportunities.

2) Provide a safe environment for all youth.

  • Follow all guidelines and policies of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the North Carolina 4-H and the Moore County 4-H program.

3) Coordinate project activities (meetings, work sessions, demonstrations, educational tours).

  • Attend club meetings and activities. If unable to attend, make arrangements for another approved 4-H volunteer to oversee activities.
  • Recruit new members, including underserved youth, when the club has openings.
  • Guide the club in setting goals, planning and carrying out activities.
  • Read 4-H newsletters and information from the Moore County Cooperative Extension office and share with members, parents and other volunteers.
  • Inform members and parents of project requirements and deadlines.
  • Welcome parents’ ideas, activity and project assistance, cooperation, support and attendance at 4-H activities.

4) Work closely with the county Cooperative Extension staff.

  • Communicate with staff regarding learning activities and materials, problems and participation in county, area, state and national events.
  • Collect enrollment and other information needed by Cooperative Extension office and adhere to deadlines.
  • Keep county 4-H staff member informed of club activities.
  • Participate in two or more volunteer development opportunities each year.
  • Submit year-end reports, including financial, to the Cooperative Extension office by the deadline.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Sincere interest in working with youth and adults in the community.
  • Ability to communicate with youth and adults.
  • Ability to resolve conflict positively and constructively.
  • Ability to organize, plan, delegate responsibility and carry out assignments.
  • Available time to carry out the club leader role.
  • Willingness to seek out resources and information.
  • Be a positive role model for youth.
  • Motivate and foster positive self esteem, decision making, problem solving, responsibility, leadership, career exploration and other life skills in youth.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Cooperative Extension provides leader training and subject matter training upon request.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must meet the following requirements before participating as a 4-H volunteer: complete and return the NC 4-H Volunteer Application, 4-H Volunteer Agreement and Standards of Behavior, 4-H Club Leader Position Description and Agreement, complete and pass a background check, and attend a new leader orientation.

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