4-H Youth Development

4-H is the youth development component of Virginia Cooperative Extension.  

4-H Camp

  • Cloverbud 4-H Camp for youth ages 5 to 8

  • Summer Camp for youth ages 9 to 13

  • Horse Camps

  • 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.

Topics Include

  • Electricity
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry/Environmental Education
  • Financial Literacy
  • Citizenship/Character Counts
  • Food and Nutrition

4-H Clubs

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
  • Citizenship
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Health, Nutrition & Wellness
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Science & Technology

Upcoming Events

  • 2013 Accomack County Junior 4-H Camp
    • August 5-9, 2013