Our DelCo 4-H Clubs
For more information about a specific club, read our Food Production Project Information Sheet.
Registrations for 2013-2014 are due by December 15, 2013. Children must be at least 8 to 18 years old as of 1/1/14. Call the extension office for new member paperwork or more information. If you have any questions, please email Devin Cunningham at DMC49@psu.edu.
Cooperative livestock projects (market lambs and hogs; breeding sheep; beef; poultry-laying hens, meat chickens, heritage chickens, and Thanksgiving turkeys) enable members to share the care and expense of animal projects at the 4-H farm. Some projects provide members with cash proceeds of sales, some with meat or eggs for their families.
Our Current 2013-2014 Clubs
**Prospective Cooperative Livestock project members in Delaware County must attend an orientation session on October 10, 2013 (7:00 PM at the 4-H Center) to participate in raising market lambs/hogs or poultry projects during 2014. Enrollment in selected projects is due December 15th 2013 by 4:30pm at the Extension Office. Members must be at least 8 years old by 1/1/14.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. Members will care for the beef cattle, performing chores at least one day each week, maintaining health, feeding schedules and other tasks as assigned by the leader. Learn basics of anatomy, reproduction and breed characteristics of beef cattle as well as cattle handling and information about the cattle industry. **
Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. Members will learn to care for the lambs, performing chores one day each week maintaining health, feeding schedules and other tasks as assigned by the leader. Learn the anatomy of a lamb and nutrition requirements of sheep as well as how to handle and show lambs, marketing of lambs and lamb products and assist other members. **
Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. Members will participate in monthly meetings – learning activities, business meetings and social activities. Have the opportunity to participate in showing at the 4-H Summer Fair. **
Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Members will experience the growth of hogs to market weight. Participate in monthly meetings – learning activities, business meetings and social activities. Give presentations on educational topics to other members and maintain adequate records to assure appropriate shares of sale profits. **
Meetings are Second Tuesday of each month (January thru October) 7:30pm – 9:00 pm. The club consists of various projects such as Laying Hens, Heritage Chickens and Roasters. Members will learn to care for the young birds, performing chores one day each week, maintaining health, feeding schedules and other tasks as assigned by the leader. Learn the anatomy of poultry and nutrition requirements of flock birds as well as how to handle birds and show chickens.**
Clubs for children interested in horses meet on Wednesday nights each month. These clubs offer educational opportunities about horses, horse science, horse-related careers and horsemanship. The second Wednesday is a meeting for children 8—10 years; the last Wednesday of the month is for children 11—18 years. Both meetings are held at the 4-H Center, from 7:15 – 8:30 PM. Enrollment in the fall can include children who will be eight before January first of the following year. **
Members learn about companion animal breeds, grooming, care, pet behavior and the benefits of proper training, as well as how to select a pet that best meets the needs of your family. (Pet ownership is not required to participate in this club.)
Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from February through August. The club provides members with an opportunity to garden in a vegetable garden plot at the 4-H Center and/or to grow vegetables at home.
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at the 4-H Center from 7:30 - 9:00pm. Any teen, 13 - 18 (as of 1/1/14) may join. Members socialize with peers while improving their skills in leadership, communication, group organization, citizenship and service to others. Activities include group trips, service projects, camp counselor opportunities, regional, state and national 4-H events. Any interested teen is welcome to join at any time – come and visit a meeting!
Clover Buds is a program designed for children ages 5-7 before they can enroll in general 4-H projects. This is a program to develop a social and learning environment while having a fun time! Parent involvement is welcome! Clover Bud cost: $25 Meets on the second Thursday of the month from 7 - 8 pm.
**Looking for a Clover Bud helper contact office if interested 610-690-2655
Archery club will be meeting the third Sunday of the month at 2pm at the 4-H Farm.