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4-H Clubs in Catawba County

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4-H  Clubs and Groups:

  • Electric SPIN ClubLearn some basics of electricity as you work through the Electric project book with hands-on electrifying activities. Turn in your completed project book for a chance to win a FREE trip to 4-H Electric Congress. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Agricultural Resources Center.  Leaders: Kat and Sue Stulpin.
  • Bow Masters and More 4-H Club –  Meets at the Harris Family Farm in the Newton/Maiden on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 9 and older. Leaders: Evan, Tim and Karen Harris, Phone: 828-381-6619.
  • Bright Ideas with 4-HOffered in partnership with Sherrills Ford Branch library for ages 9 and older. Youth are exploring different STEM topics including robotics, electricity and engineering with monthly program. Contact Sherrills Ford Branch library at 828-466-6827 for more information and schedule.
  • Amazing Circuits Robotics –  Meets on 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Ag Resources Center,  with a second meeting added as competition time approaches. Learning about and using Lego EV3 Robots while preparing for a springtime robotics contest. Working in teams of elementary, middle and high school students. Leaders: Will and Lisa Johnson,
  • Catawba County Youth Council–   Students representing each High School work on projects and participate in citizenship/ leadership programs. Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Advisors: Donna Mull and Siobhan Leondorf, Catawba Co. Government staff. Click here for  Youth Council application or contact or call 828-465-8240.
  • Top Shots Shooting Sports Club – Meets at Catawba Valley Rifle &Pistol Club on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Offering shot gun, rifle, archery, and muzzle loading. Accepts new members at the beginning of each year. All members are required to complete NC State Hunter Safety course. Organizational Leaders: Erin Sipe ( and Becky Brittain ( Shooting Coaches: Kevin Sipe and Mark Sigmon. Learn more about NC 4-H Shooting Sports. 
  • Outdoor Hiking and Nature Club–   Our outdoor hiking and nature club is reorganizing with new leadership, new meeting day/times for 2019, and new outdoor adventures. Leaders: Emily Kanupp and Dr. George Place. Contact: for more details.
  • iCook 4-H Club  –  Club focused on cooking, nutrition, and related topics for children 8 years & older. Meets  the  3rd Thursday at 4 p.m., at the Extension Center. Leader: Dr. Sheenia Bennett.
  • Snowy Creek 4-H Equestrians –  Meets 1st Thursday  of each month at 7 p.m. at the Snowy Creek Stables in Hickory. Members participate in showing & learning about horse topics. Leader: Cindy Boger, or 828-308-2088.
  • Livestock Club – Members participate in raising & showing animals & livestock judging. Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Center on Devine Farms. Leaders: Susie Devine, Alisha Lidke, and Amanda Knight. Contact: Alisha Lidke,
  • D.I.G –   Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Resources Center. For youth ages 5 &older. New members are welcome. Program topic focus on gardening, junior master gardening, farm to fork (learn food prep with garden vegetables, fruit, herb, etc), nature, agricultural science, and more. Leader: Sue Stulpin,

4-H School Clubs:

  • Juntos 4-H ClubMeets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at St. Stephens High School. Programs on preparing for college, leadership, communication and community service. Homework help and snacks, too. Families/students also participate in bilingual Juntos Family Nights and Academic Success Coaching.Contact Holly Ellwanger, SSHS teacher and Juntos Coordinator at
  • Banoak Elementary 4-H Club started in Spring 2018 with a focus on gardening and related topics. This group will be using the Junior Master Gardener curriculum and working their new raised beds at the school. Contact: Lauren Weaver, Banoak Teacher.
  • Montessori School 4-H Leadership Club In-school 4-H club for middle school students with  out-of-school teambuilding and community service experiences. Leaders: Julie and Scott Owens, parent volunteers.

Do you have an idea for another 4-H Club? Looking for a club in your area or one that fits your schedule? Contact Cooperative Extension at 828-465-8240 and let’s talk about how you can start a new 4-H Club. We offer special-interest, general interest and SPIN (special interest time limited) 4-H Clubs.

To see club highlights and happenings throughout the year, follow Catawba County 4-H on Facebook. 

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