4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
2020 4-H Camp
Check out the exciting line-up of 4-H Camps at the Lake of the Ozarks Camp Clover Point:
- 4-H Counselor Camp (ages 14-18), May 29-30
- Traditional 4-H Camp (ages 8-13), June 1-4
- 4-H Shooting Sports Camp (ages 10-18), June 4-6
- 4-H Canine Camp (ages 8-18), June 11-13
Blue Ribbon Kids 4-H Club meets at 6 PM on the second Monday of the month at the Cuba High School. Leaders: Dana Pilkenton, [email protected] or 573-259-8320
Crossroads 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month (excluding January) at the Cuba Fire House. Leaders: Lacy Ludwig, [email protected] or 573-578-8045, Tracy Staples, [email protected], 573-885-4141 or 573-259-7404
Final Drive 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Cuba Fire Station. Leaders: Vicki Bouse Ladd, [email protected] or 573-263-4481; Abby Rutz, [email protected]
Forest Hill 4-H Club meets at 1 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon. Leaders: Karen Dunakey, [email protected]; Vickie Bridgeman, [email protected]; Terri Rowden, [email protected]
Lone Star 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Church of Christ in Cuba. Leader: Linda Bast, [email protected] or 573-885-2058
Oak Hill 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the last Monday of the month (no meetings in December) at Knights of Columbus Hall in Cuba. Leader: Genifer Cape, [email protected] or 573-259-1857
Outdoors and More 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the Steelville Library. Leader: Dana Richter, [email protected] or 573-775-6715
Ozark Trails 4-H Club meets at 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Steelville Community Building. Leader: Tracy Worley, [email protected] or 573-205-8342
Prairie 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Amazing Grace Community Church, Highway 19, north of Cuba. Leaders: Sandy Stewart, [email protected] or 573-205-0195; Sue Brown, [email protected] or 573-885-7594; and Fannie Lea, firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-885-2588
Yadkin Creek 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Steelville Presbyterian Church in Roper Hall. Leader: Kim Zeiss, [email protected]
About 4-H clubs
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 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.