Callaway County 4-H
Hatton 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Community Center in Hatton.
Club leader: Roy Rohrbach, [email protected] or 573-642-6973
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 location.
Club leader: Steve Hartman, [email protected] or 573-353-2720
Mighty Mokaners Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Mokane Methodist Church.
Club leader: Terrie Culwell, 573-239-2715
Rising Sun 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Central Christian Church.
Club leader:Leah Baker, Club email: [email protected], 573-489-6471
Williamsburg Pioneers Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Please call before the meeting to verify the location and time.
Club leaders: Stephanie Murphy, [email protected] or 573-239-4077
Teen Leaders Club (ages 13–18)
Club leader: Shelley Bryant, [email protected] or 573-228-2770
Teen Leaders will meet at the Callaway County Extension Office on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm.
Callaway County Shooting Sports Program
Coordinator: Lori Davis, [email protected] or 573-642-2844
Hardin Hustlers Club — inactive for 2019–2020
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.
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 offersógeocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.
Clover Kids clubs
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, 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.
How to join
Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. 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.
Be a 4-H volunteer
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 fund raisers. 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.