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Union County 4-H Clubs and Groups

What is a club?

A club is a group of five or more young people, guided by an adult leader. Members can elect officers and each member chooses one or more projects. Each club may explore a single subject or several subjects. 4-H members elect officers, conduct their own business, work together on community service activities, meet new friends, and most importantly, have lots of fun!

When do clubs meet and how long does a meeting last?

Most clubs meet once a month in the evenings, or after school year-round. The 4-H year runs from January 1 to December 31. Meetings usually last 1 hour to 1 ½ hours, depending on the members’ ages.

What do 4-H clubs do at meetings?

A typical club meeting will include opening pledges, a short business meeting for members to discuss future activities, a hands-on learning activity, and social time, which often includes recreation and refreshments.

Is there a limit to the number of club members per club?

The number of club members per club depends on the age of the members, the size of the facility, and the leadership available. The ideal club is big enough to have fun together but small enough for everyone to feel a part of the group.

Union County 4-H Club & Group Lists


Forestry, Wildlife, & Environmental Education 4-H ClubForestry-Wildlife-Environmental-Education-4-H-ClubClub Leader: Michelle Fehlman
E-mail: mickfehl@aol.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC.

The Forestry, Wildlife, & Environmental Education 4-H Club is available for any child between the ages of 8 to 18 years old with an interest in forestry, wildlife, and their environment. This hands-on 4-H club meets once a month in Monroe with various topics including habitats, birds, trees, sustainable shelters for animals, and so much more.


Foxwood 4-H Horse Club

FoxwoodClub Leader: Sara Fraker
E-mail: foxwoodequestriancenter@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Foxwood 4-H Horse Club is an equestrian club for children between the ages of 5 to 18 years old with an interest in horse husbandry – knowledge and riding. You do not need to own a horse in order to join this 4-H club. This 4-H club meets once a month in Monroe with various topics ranging from responsibility and care of a horse, horsemanship skills, how to train a horse, understanding safety precautions to prevent injury to yourself and others, and many more. 


Hands and Hearts Yarn 4-H Club

4-H Yarn club member

The Hands and Hearts Yarn Club is perfect for young crafters ages 8-18. This club fosters a creative haven for youth to explore the colorful world of yarn. From mastering basic stitches to crafting intricate patterns, our members embark on a hands-on crocheting journey. Beyond skill development, the club fosters a platform for youth to share ideas, participate in fun events, and build lasting friendships.


Hope Homeschoolers 4-H Club

Hope Homeschoolers 4-H ClubClub Leaders: Del Rosario-Baker
E-mail: goldenskyacademyllc@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Matthews, NC

The Hope Homeschoolers 4-H Club homeschool club for children 8 to 18 years old. Their goal is to provide fellowship, enrichment, and support for homeschoolers in a small group setting. Learning topics are chosen based on the skills and interests of the parents and children in the club. Activities include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and  Math). This club also participates in volunteer work in the community. 


Lead Think Innovation 4-H Club

Lead Think Innovation 4-H ClubClub Leader: Venkat Meruva
E-mail: leadthinkinnovation4hclub@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Waxhaw, NC

The Lead Think Innovation 4-H Club is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) club for youth between the ages of 8 to 14 years old. This club motivates students to solve community problems through innovation. The club’s main objectives are youth leadership, programmable Arts and loT (LEGO Robotics, Programming using Arduino & Raspberry Pi kits) , community service, and public speaking. This 4-H Club attends numerous Union County 4-H events. 


Phoenix 4-H Club

Phoenix 4-H ClubClub Leaders: Tiffany Scienski and Gretchen White
E-mail: tiffscienski@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Indian Trail, NC

Phoenix 4-H Club is a homeschool club for children (ages 5-18) focused on various topics each month that allows the club members to gain decision-making, public speaking, and mastery skills. This club is an extension of their homeschool co-op that meets during their homeschool year. 


Southern Spurs 4-H ClubSouthern Spurs 4-H ClubClub Leaders: Stephanie Blackburn and Heather Shiflett
E-mail: sblackburn119@gmail.com, waxhawmedicalwellness@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Waxhaw, NC

The Southern Spurs 4-H Club is a mounted equestrian club for children ages 11 to 18 interested in horse husbandry. Members of this club should own or lease a horse and be interested in competing in horse bowl, hippology, artistic expression, and horse shows. This 4-H club meets monthly in Waxhaw with various topics ranging from responsibility and care of a horse, horsemanship skills, how to train a horse and more.


The Cool Kids 4-H Coding Club

Coding ClubClub Leader: Crystal Starkes
E-mail Address: crystal_starkes@ncsu.edu
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Cool Kids 4-H Coding Club is open to young people ages 8 to 14 who are interested in coding and robotics using LEGO robots (WeDo, Spike Prime & Essential). The participants will learn basic coding and programming concepts to prepare them for the 4-H STEM Expo where they will display their skills to share with their family and friends. This 4-H club meets once a month from August to June. 


The Swarm

The Swarm Bee-Club

Club Leaders: Jessica Wilson
E-mail Address: jrbeekeeper.ucncba@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Swarm is a 4-H Club for youth ages 5-18 who are interested in beekeeping. This club offers hands-on experiences and mentorships opportunities for youth to learn about beekeeping, hive management, honey extraction and more. This club meets once a month. You do not need your own bees to participate. 


Union Academy Agriculture 4-H Club

Union Academy Agriculture ClubClub Leaders: Michael Alexander and Tessa Burleson
E-mail Address: malexander@unionacademy.org
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Union Academy Agriculture 4-H Club is an in-school club at Union Academy for young people interested in all aspects of agriculture from raising livestock to growing vegetables in a container garden. This club meets once a month during the school year. 


Union County Ranchers 4-H Club

Union County Ranchers 4-H ClubClub Leader: Rachel Owens
E-mail Address: rachel_owens@ncsu.edu
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Union County Ranchers 4-H Club is a livestock club that meets once a month on a Tuesday evening with activities focused on all things livestock including care, nutrition, and showing a livestock animal ranging from chickens to cows. Youth between the ages of 8 to 18 years old do not need to own an animal in order to participate in the 4-H club. 


Union County Teen Council

Union County Teen CouncilClub Leader: Autumn Baucom
E-mail Address: aebaucom@ncsu.edu
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

Union County Teen Council is a teen led 4-H club who meets once a month on Thursday evenings. These teenagers who participate in the 4-H club plan social and community service activities available to all members of Union County 4-H. They also assist with Union County 4-H programs including Achievement Night, 4-H Expo as well as serve as ambassadors at various events and programs put on by the Union County 4-H and/or Cooperative Extension. Members of the Union County Teen Council also learn about leadership, civic engagement, and personal development. 


Young Riders 4-H Horse Club

Young RidersClub Leader: Samantha Taylor
E-mail Address: wentersenvt@aol.com or brandywine.4h@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Unionville, NC

Young Riders 4-H Horse Club is one of the longest standing 4-H club in Union County to date. The club is for young people ages 5 to 18 years old with an interest in horse husbandry. Members of this club have competed in horse bowl, hippology, artistic expression, and horse shows (district, state, region levels). This club meets once a month from August to May.


Fynnegan Farms 4-H Horse Club

Fynnegan Farms 4-H ClubClub Leader: Kristen Kaus
E-mail Address: kristenkaus@gmail.com

Fynnegan Farms 4-H Horse Club is a club that focuses on English Horsemanship and Hunter/Jumper disciplines. The club is for young people with an interest in horse husbandry. Members of this club have competed in horse bowl, hippology, artistic expression, and horse shows.


Who should I contact if I’m interested in signing up my child(ren) to a club?

Contact the local 4-H Agent, Autumn Baucom, at aebaucom@ncsu.edu or 704.962.8190. It’s best to provide the age of your child(ren), their interest, and the general area in the county where you all reside.

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Autumn Baucom, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAutumn BaucomExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Autumn Email Autumn N.C. Cooperative Extension, Union County Center
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