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Burke County 4-H Opportunities:

At Large Members, 4-H Clubs, & 4-H Groups

[(Current / Start your own) Year Round & Seasonal]

  • 4-H Community Clubs
    Community clubs usually meet once a month or more. Must have 6 business meetings in a calendar year. These groups have a variety of focus interests including but not limited to: Science, Archery, Livestock, Electricity, Woodworking, Horses, Community Service, and more! These clubs and their leaders work with the county agent. Contact agent to find a club or start your own!

  • 4-H & Extension Advisory
    4-H and Extension Advisory consists of several invited and appointed adult, youth, and community representatives to provide needs assessments, community impacts, and promote the county 4-H program as 4-H advocates. Adults serve a 3-year rotation and youth a 1+ year.
  • 4-H Horse Bowl Competition Teams
    Horse Bowl teams are chosen by county agent to meet requirements of competition: Junior and Senior levels (levels are by age- 14 is transitional age). These teams consist of 4 youth members with 1 alternate and a coach, that study and compete in a quiz bowl style competition on a county, district, state, and national level, answering questions on horses! No horse necessary to participate. Teams meet October to March (District Competition usually in February and State in March).
  • 4-H Jr. Beekeepers
    Jr. Beekeepers is offered each qualifying year to youth ages 8 & up. Youth must complete and submit an application and essay to the county agent before the Feb./Mar. deadline. New members will receive hive construction and must attend  3 of the 4 offered educational workshops. Jr. Beekeepers Alumni are encouraged and invited to always attend educational workshops. Printable Application/Contract
  • Members At Large
    Members at Large are youth/families that conduct their own individual interest without committing to a single club. These members work directly with county agent.
  • Shooting Sports Teams- Coming Soon!

Camp & Summer Fun (June & July)

Camp: Burke County 4-H will travel to the Eastern 4-H Center on June 20–25, 2021. The costs for this week-long camp is $460 which includes transportation, lodging, meals, store money, and t-shirt. Spaces are limited.

$50 deposit is required to secure your spot! Call our office for more information, payment options available.

Summer Fun: Stay tuned for our offerings released in spring of 2021!

child climbing on climbing wall

Climbing wall at BJP 4-H Center

School Enrichment (NC site)

4-H has a variety of curricula that have been designed to develop essential life skills in alignment with the NC Standard course of study. Along with personal learning benchmarks, the curricula align with specific objectives of grade level standards. 4-H offers training to public, private, home-school and after-school educators on the curricula and can provide materials to support the classroom lessons. Please contact the county 4-H agent to discover training and material check out options.

Year-Round Educational Curriculum available in Burke County:

  • Astronomy – Shoot for the Stars- 3rd Grade
  • Be A Bone Builder- Kindergarten
  • Bug Out- 2nd Grade
  • Embryology- Hatching in the classroom- Grade 2 Standards
  • Hive Helpers- 4th Grade
  • I Am An Ecosystem- Elementary
  • Mooving Milk from the Farm to the Fridge- K-3
  • Soil Solutions- 3rd Grade
  • The Busy World of Bees-1st Grade
  • Vermicomposting- 5th Grade
  • Winged Wonders- K-5

Curriculum Kits (available for check out)

Contact 4-H agent or 4-H secretary to check out curriculum kits for your group, club, or classroom; or to request an agent directed program.

  • STEM
  • Healthy Living
  • Civic Engagement
  • Grade Level Curriculum (meets state and national standards)
  • Other: Travel, Expressive Arts, Environmental Science, and more!

4-H Teen Leadership Intern Program

Burke County teen leaders program participants

2019 4-H Burke County Teen Leaders

The Teen L.I.P. is a Burke County 4-H Agent designed youth program that utilizes teens’ strengths and abilities to lead and teach younger youth members. With great success, these teens demonstrate the job and life skills obtained while also inspiring upcoming 4-H’ers to strive to be a teen leader. Program is for youth ages 14-18. Training & Commitment is required. Jumpstart for college and job prep! Email agent to sign up!

Volunteer Leaders Association
(County, District, State, and National Levels)

Caregivers, educators, and adult volunteer leaders can provide ideas, support, and unity with each other. Join this amazing group of adults on multi-level opportunities such as training, workshops, and conferences. These adults work closely with the county agent to advocate 4-H, learn & teach, and provide educational support to youth-enhancing life skills and building healthy relationships.

West District Volunteer Leaders Association Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NCWDVLA

4-H Events

Upcoming:  National 4-H Week, October 4-10, 2020

Join 4-H/Enrollment/Waiver Forms

NC 4-H Online Member & Volunteer Enrollment System
Email / Newsletter Sign-Up with County 4-H Agent: nicki_carpenter@ncsu.edu