Becoming a Youth Member
Things to Know:
Cloverbud Clubs are open to all youth ages 5-8 years old
4-H Clubs are open to all youth ages 9-18 years old
The 4-H year runs from Oct. 1st - Sep. 30th
4-H Age is based on the member's age as of Sep. 30th of the current 4-H year
There is no cost to join, but some clubs may require annual dues to help with club costs.
About our Clubs...
In Augusta 4-H, the livestock program is one of the largest programs we offer. We have four livestock clubs to choose from, all of which consist of Cloverbud clubs. Augusta Livestock focuses on the livestock knowledge contests: livestock judging, meats judging, and stockmans. Middlebrook, Churchville, and Willing Workers focus on the youth livestock project. Their meetings are geared toward teaching youth how to raise and care for livestock as well as how to prepare for the Augusta County 4-H/FFA Market Animal Show and Sale and the VA State Fair Youth Livestock Shows. To find out more on the benefits of the youth livestock project, contact us at the Extension Office!
4 the Love of Horses meets the first Sunday of every month. Location to be decided. Hay to Horses meets the first Tuesday of every month in Spotswood. The horse club focuses on horse knowledge, from riding to feeding and everything in between. Several members compete in the VA State 4-H Horse Show each Fall, but you do not have to own a horse or ride to participate in club activities. Club meetings usually consist of guest speakers and presenters or educational content.
The Augusta Archers 4-H Club focuses on the sport of archery and all that it entails. Club meetings consist of practice and educational content. Guest speakers present regularly during meetings and on a variety of topics. Members compete in archery competitions throughout the year, including the VA State Archery Shoot. We do have to cap the club at a certain number of members due to shooting range capacity, so if you're interested in joining, please contact us at the Extension Office!
Instead of focusing on a specific project like our livestock and horse clubs, our Augusta 4-H Community Club involves a variety of project areas; anything from sewing, to STEM, to pets, and beyond! This club is the perfect option for those who have a wide array of interests.
Interested in computer programming and coding? This is the perfect club for you! Our Coding Club works through the 4-H Computer Science books during meetings, gaining hands-on experience each meeting!
Our Barnyard Mix 4-H Club is all about farm animals! This club is a mix of Cloverbuds and full 4-H members. They complete fun activities each meeting, such as making homemade ice cream. Dairy calves, bunnies, and other farm animals have been known to make appearances at meetings as well!
All Paws on deck
Our dog club, All Paws on Deck, focuses on dog knowledge and obedience. In addition to working through the Virginia 4-H Canine Record Book, members and their dogs are instructed through various obedience tasks during club meetings. If you're a dog lover, this club is the perfect choice for you!