4-H Youth Development
4-H is the youth development component of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Cloverbud 4-H Camp for youth ages 5 to 8
Summer Camp for youth ages 9 to 13
Shooting Education Camp
4-H Enrichment Programs
4-H Special Interest Groups are organized for a short period of time and do not have officers.
4-H School Enrichment Programs are offered through the school system. Teachers utilize 4-H curriculum to enhance the topics they have to teach. All materials are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning.
- Forestry/Environmental Education
- Financial Literacy
- Citizenship/Character Counts
- Food and Nutrition
A 4-H Club is an organized group of youngsters (ages 9 to 18) with elected officers and a planned program that is conducted throughout the year or the majority of the year. All clubs are made up of youth members and volunteer leaders.
4-H Community Clubs are formed in neighborhoods.
4-H After-School Clubs meet within the schools in the afternoon.
4-H In-School Clubs meet in classrooms during the regular school day.
4-H Project Clubs concentrate on one project area through the club.
Clubs currently being offered:
- Hoof Beats by the Beach 4-H Club for youth ages 9 to 18. Meets in Assawoman. The focus of the club is horsemanship. Contact leaders Donnie and Lynn Matthews (757) 824-5212.
- Growing Hearts 4-H Club for youth ages 9 to 14. Meets in Tasley. The club participates in several 4-H project areas with a concentration community service & Character education. Contact leader Jan Welch (757) 665-6136.
- 4-H Teen Club for teens ages 13 to 18. Meets at the Accomack Extension Office and focuses on leadership and life skills development. Contact Accomack office staff (757) 787-1361.
- Accomack 4-H Shooting Education Club for 8 to 18 year old youth. The club focuses on leadership, sportsmanship firearm safety, and target shooting using air rifles and .22 target rifles then shotgun. Contact leader George Foster (757) 442-7287.
- Eastern Shore 4-H Robotechs Club for 8 to 18 year old youth. The club utilizes Lego Robotics curriculum with one community club in Accomac and one after school club at Arcadia Middle led by Dean Dedicatoria (757) 824-4862.
Special Interest Projects with 4-H support curriculum available for:
- Animal Sciences
- Communications & Expressive Arts
- Environmental Ed. & Natural Resources
- Jobs, Careers & Economics
- Plant & Soil Sciences
- Family & Consumer Sciences
- Health, Nutrition & Wellness
- Leadership & Personal Development
- Science & Technology