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4-H Clubs

Get Out! Summer Teen Club, 2021

Get outside and connect with other teens. The youth determine the focus for each meeting.
The main objective is to spend time outdoors.
Ages: 14-18
Meetings: Tuesdays for 4 weeks, July 20 – August 10, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bridge Park in Sylva
Volunteer Leader: TBA
Extension 4-H Agent: Heather Gordon,

Livestock Club

If you love farm animals, want to learn about livestock, how to judge livestock or how to show livestock, we would love to have you join our Livestock Club. You do not need to own livestock to participate in this club. Meeting locations may vary. Call 586.4009 for more information.

Ages: 5 – 18 (9 – 18 for competition related activities)
Meetings: to be determined by participants
Volunteer Club Leader: seeking
Extension Livestock Agent: Kendra Fortner,

Jackson 4-H Community Club

Description: A family club with programming geared toward the youngest children,
homeschoolers, and remote learners. Contact the volunteer club leader for more information.

Ages: 5-10 with siblings
Meetings: Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month. Will resume August
Volunteer Club Leader: Naomi Bryson,
Extension 4-H Agent: Heather Gordon

Youth Leadership Council

Description: Applications required each Fall for membership. Applications are now closed.
Ages: 14-19 Meetings:
Meets virtually (until face-to-face programming is allowed) 1st & 3rd Sunday each month from 7:30–9 p.m.

Leader Contact: Heather Gordon, 4-H Agent,

Horse Bowl

Description: Club members learn about horses (bones, breeds, diseases, equipment, etc.), practice, and compete as a team in a quiz bowl-type activity in the Spring.
Ages: 9-18
Meetings:  Competition ended in March. Contact Stacy Adams for more information about next year’s team.

Leader Contact: Stacy Adams,

4-H Presentations Club

A short-term club for those who want to participate in the 4-H
Presentations competition. We will prep, practice, chat, and work on presentations. All presentations will be recorded videos again this year. Call 586.4009 for more information.Ages: 5-18 (Only youth 8-18 can compete but younger children are encouraged to present at
County Presentation Day.)
Meetings: Meets February – May each year.
Volunteer Leader: seeking
Extension 4-H Agent: Heather Gordon,

Beekeeping Club

Join us to explore the world of the amazing honey bee. Adult volunteers from the Jackson County beekeepers association help us with the beehive and teach us skills to be beekeepers. You are not required to be hands-on with bees. Come learn about bee dances, how they create honey, what they eat, how to calm them down, and how important they are for growing our food.

Call 586.4009, or email, for more information.
Ages: 8-11
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Mondays each month, 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Jackson County office (876 Skyland Dr, Sylva)
Volunteer Leader: Rose Mary Achey
Extension 4-H Agent: Heather Gordon

Cloverbud Club

This club for young children is an introduction to 4-H. Come learn the 4-H pledge with hands-on activities revolving around the Head, Heart, Hands & Health. Science, manners, diversity, citizenship, art, and cooking have been activities in the past.
Ages: 5-7
Meetings: We will restart in August
Location: Jackson County Cooperative Extension Office, 876 Skyland Dr.
Volunteer Leader: seeking
Extension 4-H Agent: Heather Gordon,