Throughout the City of Virginia Beach, there are 12 4-H clubs where children ages 5 to 19 participate in a wide variety of hands-on learning projects. There are several projects to choose from, depending on the interests of the kids.
The purpose of 4-H clubs include the following:
- To foster and promote enthusiasm and support for participation in 4-H programs, events and activities within the club meeting as well as outside the local club
- To foster and enhance to 4-H club meeting as an important learning experience for youth, as well as the caring adults working with those youth
- To encourage long-term involvement in 4-H for enhanced positive youth development.
Virginia Beach 4-H clubs are organized groups of youth led by trained adult volunteers with a planned program that is carried on throughout the year or most of the year. Each club meets in a select location, has elected officers, and has a set of rules approved by the membership to govern the club.
To start a new 4-H club, contact the 4-H Office using the form below.
The Craft Club is open to youth ages 5-18. Club activities include creating crafts by using paper, yarn, textiles, recycled items, etc. Creative seasonal crafts, STEM related activities and community service projects are 4-H members' annual favorites. There may be nominal fees charged to cover the cost of materials used in the classes.
The Craft Club meets at the 4-H Office the second Tuesday of October through May from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Please contact the 4-H Office for more information, as a RSVP is required to attend meetings. Space is limited.
The Club focus is on living, growing, green plants. The art of gardening is an important part of our program. Youth learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives.
The Club members will complete one or more plant projects such as: photography, design, edible crops, herbs, trees, shrubs, flower gardening, annuals, perennials, and lawn care. Member projects have won many awards at the State Fair and other 4-H competitions.
Building leadership and organization skills, community service, economic education and public speaking ability are emphasized through many hands-on club programs. 4-H is not all work, we have fun activities at the monthly meetings and a summer party.
There are no dues. Fundraising activities are educational and support the club activities.
The 4-H Club meets at McDonald Garden Center, 1144 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach September through December on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach, January through August, same time. Occasional field day events for hands on learning are held throughout the year.
The 4-H Foragers Beekeeping Club is for children aged 9 to 18. The club teaches members about the importance of honey bees and how to care for honey bees. Through the completion of various tasks, members have the opportunity to earn their own bee hive.
The club meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the 4-H Office as well as occasional field days for hands-on learning in a bee hive.
The Livestock Club is a community service club for youth ages 9-18 and has project emphasis on livestock, e.g., steers, hogs, sheep, and goats.
Meetings are held the 4th Monday of September through June at Charity United Methodist Church from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Located at local Virginia Beach military bases for youth ages 5-19, the military 4-H clubs meet afterschool in partnership with the Navy CYP Program. Members are dual enrolled.
Fort Story Knight Riders and Cloverbud 4-H Clubs
This military community club meets on Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story and is for military dependents ages 5-18. The Knight Riders and Cloverbuds meet afterschool in partnership with the Navy CYP Program. Members are dual enrolled.
Golden Leaves and Barley Buds 4-H Clubs
This military community club meets on Naval Air Station, Oceana and is for military dependents ages 5-18. The NAS Oceana Golden Leaves and Barley Buds meet afterschool in partnership with the Navy CYP Program. Members are dual enrolled.
Lucky Charms 4-H Club - Midway Manor
This military community club meets at Midway Manor and is for military dependents ages 5-18. The Lucky Charms meet afterschool in partnership with the Navy CYP Program. Members are dual enrolled.
Urban Knights and Underwater Cloverbud 4-H Clubs
This military community club meets on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek and is for military dependents ages 5-18. The Urban Knights and Underwater Cloverbuds meet afterschool in partnership with the Navy CYP Program. Members are dual enrolled.
Green Wing 4-H Teen Club
This military community club meets at Naval Air Station, Oceana and is open to all military affiliated teens ages 13 to 18 years old. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Military 4-H Homeschool Club
This community club is for youth ages 5-18 and meets at the Virginia Beach 4-H Office on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Shooters is open to youth ages 9-18 who are interested in gaining knowledge on safe firearm handling. The club offers youth a wide variety of disciplines to choose from: Archery, Air Pistol, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader and Hunting.
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the 4-H Office. Specific club questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Seahorse Riders is open to youth ages 5-18 who are interested in horses and other 4-H projects and activities. Open to those who are interested in horses and other 4-H projects and activities. You do NOT need to have your own horse to participate and learn as a member of the club.
Meetings are typically held on the first Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Location varies.
Wave Riders is open to youth ages 9-18 who are interested in horses, hippology (study of the horse), horse judging, community service and other 4-H projects and activities. You do NOT need to have your own horse to participate and learn as a member of the club. For those who do have their own horses and would like to show, members compete in several 4-H shows a year, ending with the State 4-H Championship show in September.
The club meets at Confederate Farms Stables on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
The K9 K.O.A.R. 4-H Club helps 4-H'ers learn about dog care and training through dog companion events of Obedience, Agility and Rally. We are made up of kids and their dogs (as well as our adult volunteers) from all over Hampton Roads. For more information, visit our Facebook page - K9 KOAR 4-H Club.
The K9 K.O.A.R. Club is currently INACTIVE. We are seeking adult volunteer leadership and members.
The 4-H Teen Club is for youth ages 13-18. The purpose of the club is to develop teen leadership in the Virginia Beach community. The club has additional community service, day camp, and recruitment activities.
The club meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the 4-H Office. Contact Sarah Farley, 4-H Agent for more information.
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