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Head Heart Hands Health 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills offered through a variety of settings: Clubs, schools, day camps, overnight camps, afterschool, and other learning environments. 4-H gives kids and teens opportunities to experience life skills and to practice them in a safe environment with caring adults. There are many project areas to fit all interests—not just agriculture. Best of all 4-H is Free* to all members!

Most clubs meet 1-2 times per month, year-round, Club leaders set their own meeting times and locations.

To join a 4-H club contact a 4-H club leader or N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County office at (252) 902-1712 or lsdail2@ncsu.edu.

OR

fill out this interest form: Pitt County 4-H Interest Form

**Needs**  We are currently seeking adults who are willing to become fully vetted and trained 4-H volunteers to lead clubs in Pitt County. If you are interested in hosting a club please contact lsdail2@ncsu.edu. 


Bit of Blue

Bit of Blue 4-H club primarily focuses on horses, but we have kids who do poultry, lambs/goats, etc. Your child does not have to ride horses to join. We also have horse bowl, Artistic expression with horses, horse Hippology and more. In addition, I have one member who rides horses but not with our trainer and another member who does not ride at all but participates in our horse related contest outside of riding.

Age: All ages, 5-18

Meeting Day & Time: Saturdays, contact for time

Meeting Location: Bethel, contact for location

Club Focus: Equine, Leadership, community service

Contact: Melissa Powell, melissawpowell@gmail.com

*Not Accepting new members*


East Carolina

East Carolina 4-H club is a general interest club, however, they do have strong ties to entomology related projects!                                                           

Age: All ages, 5-18                                                       

Meeting Day & Time: Fridays, 9–11 a.m., once a month

Meeting Location: Sheppard Memorial Library or Pitt County Ag Center

Club Focus: Entomology, and varied projects

Contact: Dorothy Suedbeck, greenacres3459@aol.com


Mane Challengers

Mane Challengers’ main focus is livestock, however, youth participate in a variety of 4-H events and are also heavily involved with leadership, community service, and citizenship projects.

Age: All ages, 5-18

Meeting Day & Time: 2nd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

Meeting Location: Pitt County Ag Center

Club Focus: Livestock, community service, varied projects

Contact: Jessica Henderson, 252-341-1871

*Accepting new members*


Pitt County 4-H All-Stars

All-Stars’ main focus is on civic engagement, however, youth also participate in various STEM and community service events throughout the year.

Age: 9-18

Meeting Day & Time: 2nd Sunday of the month

Meeting Location: Sheppard Memorial Library, Greenville, Room B

Club Focus: Leadership, community service, civics

Contact: Mildred Council, councilwomancouncil@gmail.com

*Accepting new members*


Pitt County 4-H Shooting Sports

PCSS  is a shooting sports club that provides a learning environment for the development of knowledge and life skills in the disciplines of archery, shotgun, rifle, muzzleloaders, and pistol to youth in all areas of the county.

Age: 8-18

Meeting Day & Time: Sunday afternoons Meeting Location: Contact for location

Club Focus: Shooting sports, hunter skills, archery, etc.

Contact: Dwayne Maryott: pittcounty4hshootingsports@gmail.com

*Accepting new members*


SPIN CLUBS (SPecial INterest):

Beginning Spring 2024

You can register for any of our 2024 SPIN Clubs here: 2024 4-H Spin Club Registration

CloverQuest: 

Ages 5-7

This club is designed to introduce youth ages 5-7 to 4-H! Each meeting will focus on different H’s (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health). Activities will include but are not limited to: Livestock, STEM, Health Living, Arts, Global Thinking + more!

Date: 2nd Saturday of the month. Beginning January 13th
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location: Pitt County Ag Center: 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834
Contact: Lauren Dail, 252-902-1712
*Accepting New Members*
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Gardening Club: 

Ages 5-18
Members of this 4-H club will work with Extension Master Gardener volunteers who will teach youth about plant and soil science, insects & diseases, and more. Prepare to get your hands in the dirt as youth will be helping plant and maintain their very on garden here at the Pitt County Arboretum.
Date: Thursday’s: March 7, 14, 21 and  April 4, 11, 20 from 4-5 p.m. If interested we will continue in the summer and fall!
Location: Pitt County Ag Center and Arboretum: 403 Government Circle, Greenville, Nc 27834
Contact: Lauren Dail, 252-902-1712
*Accepting new members*
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Sew Much Fun:

Ages 8-14
Members will learn the basics of sewing, complete sewing projects and can continue through intermediate and advanced levels of sewing.
Date: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month beginning January 11 and 25th 
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Pitt County Ag Center: 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834
Contact: Lauren Dail, 252-902-1712
*Currently Full*
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A.I.R.E ( Application, Interview, Resume, Essay) 

Ages 11-18
AIRE (Application,Interview,Resume and Essay) is a workforce development and college prep program. Youth are eligible to participate in this program in one of two ways. Non-Competitive ages 11-13 and Competitive ages 14-18. Youth participating in the competitive AIRE program are eligible to be selected to attend national events such as National Congress, National Conference, and International Leadership Conference.
All meetings will be Virtual (Except for Mock Interview the week of May 28-31)
Dates: February 8, February 22, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, Mock Interviews: May 28-31
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Mock Interviews: Pitt County Ag Center: 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834
Contact: Lauren Dail, 252-902-1712
Still Accepting Members
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Livestock Judging Team: 

Ages 8-18
Members of this team will work with the county Livestock to learn the process of evaluating, selecting, placing, and learning the various livestock species–beef cattle, sheep, and swine. Youth will also learn the process of giving oral reason and public speaking. During the course of the club youth will travel to different farms and compete in various competitions through the spring and summer.
* This is a competitive program that meets weekly*
Date: Wednesday beginning January 17th 
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Location: Pitt County Ag Center: 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834
Contact: Andy Burlingham, 252-902-1703 or andy_burlingham@ncsu.edu
*Accepting New Members*

Start a 4-H Club!

We welcome the opportunity for additional clubs within Pitt County! A club requires at least 5 youth from 3 different families and a caring adult volunteer. Clubs can cover a wide range of topics such as science, livestock, horses, service projects, art, etc.

Potential Club Topics:

  • Photography Club 
  • Cloverbud Club for ages 5-7
  • SPIN Club: Choose a topic and lead a club for 6 weeks instead of a full year!
  • Community Club: Focused on Pitt County and the creation of a service project to be enacted throughout the year.
  • Horse Club
  • Shooting Sports
  • Environmental Education

*There is no fee to join 4-H. Some clubs, workshops, and activities will have fees associated with them to help cover the cost of materials.