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The 4-H Clover.4-H Youth Development Clubs

Hunterdon County offers a wide variety of 4-H clubs. The clubs set goals to learn about many different project areas within the club. Each club sets goals and plans lessons to teach kids about many life skills, values, character, and responsibility.

Clubs engage in "hands on" learning activities where the "fun is learning and the learning is fun!" Children must be in grade 4 to join a project area 4-H club.

4H Power of Youth4 Paws to Freedom 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club - The 4 Paws to Freedom of Hunterdon County 4-H club raises puppies for the Seeing Eye, Inc. of Morristown, NJ. Puppy raisers provide a nurturing family environment, giving the puppies a firm foundation of love and trust and provide the puppies with lots of opportunities for exposure to a wide variety of stimuli found in the community such as traffic, stores, people, and other animals. Puppies are placed with puppy raisers and their families at the age of 7 weeks and return for formal training in Morristown at the age of 13 to 16 months, at which time the dogs will be ready for formal training for guide dog work for those who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.

Centaurs 4-H Horse Club - The Centaurs 4-H Club is for youth who love horses and want to learn about them. Members do not have to own horse. Club members may be part of the county Drill Team and participate in state competitions such as Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, Hippology, Equine Art, Model Horse show, and presentations.

Cloverbud Clubs - Children in K-3rd grade can join 4-H as a Cloverbud member. 4-H Cloverbud is a non-competitive program which offers a variety of projects. In Hunterdon County our Cloverbud members are entitled to join in fun activities including… Club Meetings, Special Workshops, 4-H Eggstravaganza, 4-H Family Cloverbud Camp, 4-H Fair, 4-H Holiday Workshop and Door Swag and much, much more!

Crafty Cookers 4-H Family & Consumer Science Club - The Crafty Cookers 4-H Club is a family & consumer science club that meets every 2nd Tuesday and last Friday of every month at 6:30 pm at leader’s home in Lebanon. They learn about foods and nutrition, arts and crafts and participate in community service projects using the new skills members have learned. Life skills are also taught to members in grades K-13. Come and find out what our club has to offer!

Creative Kids 4-H Family & Consumer Science Club - The Creative Kids 4-H Club is a family & consumer science club that meets the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Flemington. The clubs main focus is on Photography, Foods & Nutrition, Crafts, Community Service, and Art. Life skills are taught to members in grades K-13. Leadership roles are taken on by the teen members and members are encouraged to become involved with the community.

Fur 'n Feathers 4-H Poultry & Small Animal Club - Fur 'n' Feathers Poultry and Small Animal Club members raise many different breeds of chickens, broilers, turkeys, ducks, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, gerbils, guinea pigs, and rabbits which they bring to the fair in August. Members attend many petting zoos, bringing their animals to share with the public as either a community service project or a fundraiser throughout the year. This club is a great way to learn about animals in a fun learning environment. Every year is more fun than the last and new members are always welcome. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month t 6:30 p.m. in Flemington.

Gregarious Goats 4-H Club -The Gregarious Kids Goat 4-H Goat Club meets the first Sunday of the every month in Stockton. It is a friendly group of kids who have a lot of fun learning about goats. So, if you have a goat or need a loaner goat (you don't have to own a goat to join) and want to learn more about them, join us on Sunday for an afternoon of learning and fun. The club consists of Cloverbud members as well as project 4-H members.

Hunterdon County Jr. Leader's 4-H Club -The Hunterdon County Jr. Leaders 4-H Club does community service projects in the county to benefit 4-H members and 4-H clubs as well as having teen fun activities. The also help by supervising activities for the younger members. Members in grades 8-13 can join. The club meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Flemington.

Hunterdon Hogs 4-H Swine Club - The Hunterdon Hogs 4-H Club is a swine club that meeting every 2nd Friday of the month at Extension Center on Rt.12 or member hosts at their Farm at 7:00 pm. The club members develop knowledge, leadership skills and community service skill for swine production. The goal of our club is to learn more about the breeds, uses and care of swine. We intend to use the knowledge we gain to educate the public in aspects of swine and pork production. Our club will accept children who are in K-13 grades and we participate in the 4-H & Agricultural Fair. This is a great way to learn about swine raising!

Hunterdon Hoppers 4-H Rabbit Club - Hunterdon Hoppers is an active rabbit club in which members participate in various community service opportunities such as displaying their animals at different events around the county. Members also get to learn more about raising their animals, practice their public speaking, and interact with kids who have similar interests. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Flemington.

Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club -The Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club is the oldest 4-H Sheep Club in New Jersey. It is a very active group that meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Flemington. The members raise sheep as a breeding project as well as a market lamb project. Some members also raise wool breeds for their fleece for hand spinners. The members learn how to raise, care, and improve their flocks as well as Participate in the various 4-H activities in Hunterdon County and various open competitions.

Hunterdon Deadeyes 4-H Shooting Sports Club - It's safety first with the Hunterdon County Deadeyes Shooting Sports Program. 4-H Shooting Sports teaches respect, responsibility, and proper handling of firearms/archery. The club is in its sixth year, and is certified in disciplines including Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, and Muzzle Loader. The club participates in local, state, and national level competitions. Members meet the 4th Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Quakertown Recreation Club. The programs success is due to the generous support and Donations from the Friends of the NRA, Quakertown Recreation Club, Crosman Corporation, Croton Rod and Gun Club and local businesses.

Kick Butt Kids 4-H Goat Club -The Kick Butt Kids 4-H Goat Club spends all year learning about the proper care, nutrition, and different breeds of goats. Club members enjoy sampling delicious products made from goat milk, learning about field crops, and producing good quality hay, along with veterinary care and general maintenance of goats. Goats make very enjoyable pets, and are friendly and very inquisitive. They are people-friendly animals and make the best pet. Club meets the 2nd Friday of each month at the Senior Center through the winter months and does hands on activities with goats at the homes of club members.

Mt. Airy Dairy 4-H Club -The Mt. Airy 4-H Dairy Club is over 80 years old. It is the oldest on-going 4-H club in the state of New Jersey. Through the years, the club has produced many active local, county, and state leaders. Members learn about different breeds of dairy cows, showing, and general care. Club meetings are held at the Sr. Center at 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 2:00 p.m.

P.A.W.S. 4-H Dog Club - P.A.W.S. 4-H Dog club stands for Pride, Achievement, Wisdom, and Service. It is a dog training club that meets weekly to train dogs in Obedience, Rally, and Agility. In addition to competing in 4-H venues, several of the members are excelling outside of 4-H with their dogs against adults in competitions, and do agility demonstrations throughout the community. Many of the members have earned therapy dog certificates and the club visits local nursing homes monthly with the dogs.

Robostorm 4-H Robotics Club - The Robostorm Robotics 4-H Club is for children with a love for designing and building Lego Mindstorms robots. They become involved in these engineering and programming projects, but also in the camaraderie and other experiences that 4-H can offer them. We challenge the members to build a robot to perform a specific task. We might suggest a published design, or the children may make up their own designs. Members bring their own Mindstorms kits and laptops. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County, 4-H Office.

Round Valley Riders 4-H Horse Club - The Round Valley Riders are a very active horse club with 22 members ranging in ages from 9-19. During the year, the club participates in 4-H club, county, and state activities along with trips and community service. Please come see the club at the fair…look for the horses and that's where they'll be!

S.A.V.E. (Student Adventures in Veterinary Experiences) Club - S.A.V.E. is a group of students in grades 4-13 who are interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. The club plans activities and events centered around learning medical procedures and anatomy of small and large animals. Dissections and case studies, along with other hands on activities, are performed to further the knowledge and experience of the club members. We meet on the 1st of the month from 4:00-6:00pm., in Califon for our business meeting and on the 3rd Sunday of the month for an activity or field trip. 

Sew, Bake 'n Bloom 4-H Family & Consumer Science Club - Sew, Bake 'n Bloom is a 4-H club with members ranging in age from 10-16 years old. It is a club that meets once or twice a month, and sewing, baking, rug hooking, basket weaving, floral design, pastry decorations are just some of the projects completed so far. The club also participates in community service using the new skills the members have learned. Come join the club on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.


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