Callaway County 4-H Clubs

Hatton 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Hatton Community Center. Club leader: Roy Rohrbach, or 573-310-4648

Kingdom Crusaders 4-H Club meets at 12 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at Rising Sun Church. This is a homeschool group open to all. Club leader: Mamie Smith, or 573-933-4006

Mighty Mokaners Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Mokane Methodist Church. Club leaders: Jamie Hall,, and Lindsey Ruppel,

New Bloomfield Cruisers Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at Central Bank in New Bloomfield. Please call before the meeting to verify the time and location. Club leader: Steve Hartman, or 573-353-2720

Rising Sun 4-H Club meets at 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the Central Christian Church. Club leader: Leah Baker, or 573-489-6471

Teen Leaders Club (ages 12–18) meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month at the Callaway County Extension Office. Club leader: Manda Wilmsmeyer, or 573-220-2315

Williamsburg Pioneers Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Williamsburg School. Club leader: Stephanie Murphy,


All 4-H camps are held at Camp Clover Point at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Contact the Extension Center to become a volunteer.


The Senior Council meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Callaway County Extension Office. This group consists of club leaders, county personnel, and elected representatives.

The Callaway Youth Expo meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Callaway County Extension Office. This group consists of a 4-H representative, an elected board, parents and youth.


Callaway County 4-H programs receive financial support from Callaway County United Way.


About 4-H

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 18, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to meet the diverse challenges of today’s world, build self-confidence, learn responsibility and make positive decisions.

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers: geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups and explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting your local extension office. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fundraisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.