In Warren County most 4-Hers belong to a community club where they elect officers, learn to conduct meetings, choose a 4-H project to complete, plan programs and participate in community service and other activities. A network of adult volunteers work with the 4-H Clubs. Warren County currently offers 10 clubs including community clubs, cloverbud clubs and afterschool programs. 

This club meets the first Monday of each month at various locations. This member lead club offers something for everyone. In the past they were predominately a horse club but have now expanded to livestock projects as well. They have hands on clinics and meetings for their horse-less members, visit different breed farms, equine events and exhibitions around the area.

Members also enroll in livestock projects and show at the Warren County Fair. Clinics and educational programs will be offered for the livestock members as well. Members have strong background in showing but all enjoy learning and expanding their knowledge in horse, livestock and showmanship in any way possible. They also participate in community service and fundraising events. They have sponsored the Fair Horse Show and various other shows, clinics and camps. The club also provide opportunities for Cloverbuds, ages 5-8 years old.

Contact Lois Phelps for more information at 540-622-0390.

This club rides for fun, shows, trail rides and camp with our horses. The club also has a Drill Team that is open to other 4-H members. They welcome members that have an interest in horses and other pets and livestock.

We conduct horse fun shows, festival and an annual Spring Equine Extravaganza in April. Club members learn about horses, community service and primitive camping with their horse. They meet monthly at various locations.

Contact Debbi Garrett for more information at 540-422-1625.

This club meets the 4th Friday of each month at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School at 6:00 p.m. They are excited to explore a variety of project areas including, but not limited to forestry and wildlife. Club members also participate in livestock projects and community service events. They will also be participating in club and county wide fundraisers, contests and other 4-H events.

Contact Gail Kidwell for more information at 540-635-9150.

This club focuses on horse events, photography, fundraisers and much more. Members also participate in livestock projects. They also offer opportunities for Cloverbuds, ages 5-8 years old.

For more information contact: Jeannie Tharpe at 540-671-3773 or Julie Cisler at 540-664-3325.

While some members participate in showing horses and livestock, others participate in non-livestock projects such as cooking, sewing, and environmental education. Members and parents are encouraged to be active at the local, district, and state level.

They participate in activities such as farm visits, fundraisers, and educational clinics, as well as community service projects like litter collection at the local state park, helping out at the animal shelter, and volunteering for the Salvation Army. Club members meet monthly at various dates, times and locations.

Contact Connie Richards for more information at 540-631-9347.

This club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary at 6:30 p.m. They primarily focus on livestock projects but encourage youth to participate in other projects. They hold annual club fundraisers and participate in community service projects. They are active in other county activities and fundraisers.

Contact Marie and Timmy Barron for more information at 540-222-1051.

This club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Ressie Jefferies Elementary School at 6:30pm. In addition they meet at various other dates, times and locations shooting sports practices and events. Shooting Sports include archery and rifle and much more. Safety procedures are always practiced and come first. Club members participate at district shooting sports competitions.

Contact Jeff Martin for more information at 540-327-6765.

This club meets monthly at various locations. This is a homeschool based group. Club members focus on horse and livestock projects.

For more information contact Charlene Foltz at 540-635-8915.

Contact Stacy Swain at the Warren County Extension Office for more information on 4-H After School Programs at 540-635-4549 or hstacy@vt.edu

If you are interested in starting a new 4-H Club in Warren County contact the Warren County Extension Office at 540-635-4549 or e-mail hstacy@vt.edu.