4-H Youth Development
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The Lancaster County 4-H Program offers youth ages 5-19 opportunities to participate in clubs, educational contests, educational activities, projects, camps, and much more!
Lancaster 4-H Clubs: Lancaster has two 4-H clubs focusing on animal science, the Bay Riders 4-H Club and the Northern Neck Livestock Club.
Lancaster 4-H in-School Programming: Lancaster County has three public schools and the 4-H program works in all three to provide research based instruction that correlates with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Often the in-school program involves many community volunteers to support the event and activities that are provided. In-School programs include SNAP-Ed Nutrition programs with Lancaster Primary School students, Kindergarten science enrichment, 5th grade Electricity, and 6th grade watershed education.
Lancaster 4-H Community Programming: 4-H works with community groups and churches to provide educational and hands on experiences in all of the 10 subject areas.
Lancaster 4-H Camping Program: Lancaster 4-H promotes a year-long camping program through specialty camps and summer camps. Many of these camps are district wide or statewide and promote project and leadership development. Lancaster 4-H also provides day camps (often offered in the summer or during school breaks) to encourage specific project development.
Become a 4-H Volunteer! Adult volunteers work with the kids on age appropriate, research based curriculum and project areas. Volunteers can help out on a short term basis for one program or a long term as a club leader.
To find out more about the Lancaster County 4-H Program, contact:
4-H MOTTO: To Make the Best Better!
I pledge...My HEAD to Clearer Thinking,
My HEART to Greater Loyalty,
My HANDS to Larger Service,
and My HEALTH to Better Living,
For My Club, My Community, My Country, and My World.
4-H COLORS: Green & White
The white is for purity.
The green, nature's most common color, is for life, springtime, and youth.