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Clay County 4-H Clubs

4-H Grows Leadership

New Club being formed

  • Hiking Club:  Any youth, 6 -12 grade, interested in a hiking club, please email Julie Lyvers, julie_lyvers@ncsu.edu. Currently the clubs are unable to meet face to face and with the change in the weather, this club is looking to start meeting in the spring to discuss various places in the area to hike and hiking safety.

Flyers and Tyers 4-H Club

This is specialty club focusing on fly-fishing. The club meets every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. During this time the club learns how to tie flies, cast fly fishing rods, entomology, and water conservation. This club is for middle and high school students.

Lightning Storms 4-H Club

This is a specialty club for homeschool students. Last year, there were 2 groups each focusing on a separate topic-electric and robotic. This year, 2020, the group has been combined to focus on STEM projects including electric and robotic. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. The age of the group is 5 to 14.

4-H Electric Program

Presentations for 4-H Electric Congress– Due to 4-H Agent by February 24.

4-H Electric Congress Delegates

2020 Electric Congress Article

Videos from 4-H Electric Congress

Duke Energy Lineman

Women fulfilling careers in the Energy Industry

Technology Applications in the Energy Industry

Trails and Rails 4-H Club

This club focuses on horses. They meet on the third Monday at 6 p.m. They have various projects throughout the year: community service projects: Coggins Clinic, and Rabies Clinic; camps, and horse shows. This club is for middle and high school students.

Hippology Practice Questions

If you are interested in joining one of the clubs, please email Julie Lyvers at julie_lyvers@ncsu.edu.

Fall Opportunities for 4-H Members

The Grow Box-gives youth and their families the opportunity to explore their backyard or the natural spaces near them with guided activities designed to develop their science skills. You’ll grow plants together, search for seeds, observe pollinators, and get creative with the hands-on activities in each box.

Hay Bale Contest-send info to Julie by November 18

Virtual Craft Fair-some counties have a County Fair and 4-H members can submit crafts to be judged. Prizes will be awarded. Send info to Julie by October 28.

Summer Opportunities for 4-H Members

West District 4-H Teen Retreat is a great opportunity for teens to meet teens in their district. During the Retreat, 4-H members participate in various workshops, attend a dance, plus a lot of other fun activities. The district officers are elected during this event.

West District Activity Day is a day 4-H’ers from across the district visit one of the counties in the district to compete with others. There are many different categories the members can choose from to present. The winners will advance to the state to compete.

Demonstration Example

Presentation Tips

NC 4-H Photography Contest: Deadline for photo entries is June 30.

Citizenship Opportunities