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Fall 2023 Programs

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4-H Clubs

Contact the 4-H Office at 828-649-2411 for more information!

  • Black Bears 4-H Club (Hot Springs) meets on the Third Wednesday of each month at 6:00.
  • Laurel Foxes 4-H Club (Shelton Laurel) meets on the First Friday of each month at 6:30.
  • Bailey Mountain 4-H Club (grades 2-5) meets every other Thursday during the school year from 3:00-5:00 in Mars Hill. (Enrollment closed for 2022-23 school year).
  • Brush Creek 4-H Club (grades 2-5) meets every other Thursday during the school year from 3:00-5:00 in Marshall. (Enrollment closed for 2022-23 school year).
  • SharpShooters 4-H Club (4-H Shooting Sports, ages 8-18) meets monthly, plus practices. This club is full and has a waiting list. Club capacity is determined by youth:instructor ratios each year. Enrollment opens in January if spaces are available. Contact the 4-H Office if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Pick Your Project: In 4-H, we Learn by Doing. We have numerous projects to choose from, such as animal science, electricity, cooking, public speaking, environmental science, community service, and more (See a list of projects here). Projects can be completed with a club or independently at your own pace. Contact Misty Varnell at 828.649.2411 ext. 6 or misty_varnell@ncsu.edu and schedule a time to meet to get started!

4-H Residential Camp: Madison County 4-H will camp at one of the NC 4-H Residential Camps next summer (2023). Your child can look forward to a week of making new friends, swimming, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, games, campfires, sleeping in cabins, and much more. The life skills they learn at camp, including responsibility and independence, will help them in school, when they attend college, and in their first jobs. Read more here. If you are interested in reserving a space for your child to attend 4-H Camp, contact Misty at 828.649.2411 or email misty_varnell@ncsu.edu.


RECENT PROJECTS

Talkology 4-H SPIN Club & 4-H Presentations: Learn the art of public speaking with 4-H! Come talk about the things you love to a group of people who want to hear what you have to say! In Talkology, you’ll learn the art of communicating ideas and the skill of public speaking, all while having fun with friends! Youth ages 5-18 can participate in this club, as well as the county and district presentation contests during the spring. The District Activity Day contest is held in June and District winners advance to the state contest in July. Talkology will meet on Mondays in March from 5:30-6:30. Learn more at go.ncsu.edu/talk-4h and register in 4-H Online through Events. Contact Misty Varnell at 828.649.2411 or misty_varnell@ncsu.edu for more information!

Questions? Contact Madison County 4-H Agent Misty Varnell at misty_varnell@ncsu.edu or 828.649.2411.