4-H clubs are groups of youth made up of at least five youth and two adult leaders who meet at least once a month. Most of our 4-H clubs have one focus, such as horses, but a few are general 4-H clubs that cover a variety topics throughout the year. The most important part of 4-H clubs is that 4-H'ers get to choose what they want to work on each year, and adults support and guide the group to help make that happen.
The Wake County 4-H Club list is linked below. All of the leaders listed have been through a required training and background check. You are welcome to contact the 4-H Club leaders and ask to visit an upcoming meeting. It is always a good idea to check out more than one club before deciding on one to join.
We always welcome new 4-H clubs at any time during the year. The first step in starting a new club is for the potential 4-H Club leader to attend a Volunteer Orientation. If you have questions about any of or clubs, please email email@example.com or call 919-250-1100.
Companion Animal Friends 4-H Club
Companion Animal Friends is a club for all animal lovers and has some specific forms that are linked below.
4-H Horse Program
Many of our 4-H clubs are 4-H horse clubs and are listed on the 4-H Club List linked above.
The Wake County 4-H Horse Council meets on the second Monday of each month at the 4-H Office (4001 Carya Drive in Raleigh). All teens in the 4-H Horse Program and all 4-H Horse Club leaders are encouraged to attend these meetings. The Horse Council does not meet in July or August.
Youth wishing to participate in 4-H horse shows are required to turn in an Eligibility Card yearly. Youth must complete a 4-H Record Book in order to receive an Eligibility Card. Exceptions for this rule are for Cloverbuds (ages 5–8) and for youth who are in their first year of 4-H horse shows.