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Get Involved - Current Clubs

Clubs are the foundation of 4-H. A 4-H club is a group of five or more young people guided by one or more adults. A club can be any size--from a small group from the same neighborhood to a large group of youth from within the county.

A 4-H club has a planned program that is ongoing throughout all or most of the year, and can meet in any location, but most in Atlantic County meet at the 4-H Center in South Egg Harbor. 4-H clubs are organized and supported to provide community-based, positive, structured learning opportunities for youth during their developmental years. Clubs are youth-driven with adult leaders offering guidance and support. Typically, a club's members elect officers, form committees, and plan the club’s yearly activities.

Following the Rutgers Working with Minors Protection Policy and the NJ 4-H Volunteer Placement Policy, 4-H ensures that volunteers provide a safe environment – both physically and emotionally – with opportunities for members to learn new skills and knowledge, to practice these skills, and learn practical applications for their project work and everyday lives. This includes a screening process and one-on-one training by 4-H staff.

All youth are different, and so are 4-H clubs! The goals and structures of 4-H clubs vary according to the needs of the members they serve. Some clubs offer one project topic that all members experience together at the club meetings. Others offer a selection of projects.

Current 4-H Clubs – Meeting Dates, Times, Places



Meeting Information

Leader Information

Family and Consumer Sciences/Arts & Crafts

Cologne Busy Bees

cooking & sewing

Tuesdays @ leader’s home, 6:30 pm (not accepting new members, 4th grade and up)

Fran Hagel, Mary Ann Kertz, & Beth Allen-Riggs


Clover Cloggers


2nd & 4th Mondays @4-H Center, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

April Hayes, Kathy Meineke & Elizabeth Allen-Riggs

Sharp Shooters
(grade/age requirement)

shooting  sports and safety skills (air rifle, archery)

3rd Monday and 2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 4-H Center, 7 pm

Ken Lehberger, Joe Morgan, & Gus Weaver

Tae Kwon Do

martial arts

Sundays @ 4-H Center, 5:45 and 1st, 2nd, 4th, & 5th Wednesdays @ 4-H Center, 7:30 pm (club is full, not accepting new members)

George Mathis & Sidney Mathis

Twirlybirds Baton

baton skills

2nd & 4th Mondays, @ 4-H Center, 7 pm

Joni Grunow, Kathy Einwechter, & Tammy Schaab


Barn Ratz

horse skills

2nd Tuesday@ Split Elm Equestrian Farm

Mary Osgood, Jessica Jensen, Stephanie Morrongiello, & Rose Marie Quirk


horse skills

2nd Wednesday @ Mathis Farm and 4th Wednesday @ 4-H Center, 7:30 pm

Barbara Wooton, Melissa Mathis, Erin Sharpe, & Tracey Neveling

Colts ‘n Fillies

horse skills

3rd Thursday, 7:15 pm, & fourth Sunday, 1-3 pm, @ 4-H Center

Mary Dougherty, Joanna Grasso, & Amy Mejlak


Atlantic County Livestock and Poultry

livestock & poultry
management skills

1st Monday of the month; 3rd Tuesday @ 4-H Center, 7 pm

Robin Akeret, Krystle Criscione, Christina Frick, Richard Frick, Charles Michel, & Georgia Saler

Mechanical Science

Model Railroad

electrical skills, model railroad hobby skills

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Fridays @ 4-H Center, 7 pm; every Friday in May, June, July

Craig Garwood, John Kern, George Bollenbach, Nicholas Caccavo,  & Ken Richter

(grades 4-9)

robotics and engineering design

Tuesdays & Fridays @ 4-H Center, 6:30-8:30 pm

Jim Bates & Stephen Foster

Small Engines
(grades 4-13)

small engine repair skills

Thursdays @ 4-H Center, 7:30 pm

Bill Guenther, Stephen Foster, Ed Kertz. & Joe  Morgan

Small Animal/Dog


dog obedience

1st , 3rd & 5th Thursdays of the month @ 4-H Center, 7-8 pm

Samantha Adams, Karen Deman, & Amber Logan

Whistles, Whiskers & Wabbits

small animals, rabbits, cavies

3rd Wednesday @ 4-H Center, 6:30-8:30 pm

Jessica Foster & Tammy Schroer

Teen/Community Service/Miscellaneous

Youth Council
(grade/age requirement)

teen leadership & community service

3rd Wednesday @ 4-H Center, 7:30 pm

Kendrin Dyitt
4-H Office


Meeting times/locations are subject to change.  Please call the 4-H Office for club leader contact information.

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