Office Information

Address

420 Holmes Street
Willowbank Building, Room 322
Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488

Contact

Phone: 814-355-4897

Fax: 814-355-6983

Email: CentreExt@psu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Join 4-H

The 4-H opportunity is available to youth ages 8 to 18 in a number of ways. There are also some additional 4-H Cloverbud opportunities for youth ages 5-7. Member enrollment deadline in May 1, of each year. Some animal projects have an earlier identification date for the animal.

4-H Club Membership

  • A 4-H Club is five or more members with an adult leader.
  • The club may be all girls, all boys, or boys and girls in a mixed group.
  • Meetings are held regularly for business, project lessons and recreation.  A minimum of 60% attendance at meetings is required to participate in the 4-H program outside of the club level.
  • Individual clubs determine the feasibility of club dues, their own year-round program, time and place of meetings, and number of meetings to be held.
  • Clubs function under the leadership of volunteer adult leaders.

Are there any dues or cost?

There is an annual educational reimbursement fee of $30.00 and horse members pay $55.00. Local groups sometimes decide to have club dues to use for club activities like field trips, picnics, etc.

Which club is right for you?

Local or County-wide Clubs

Nearly 25 4-H clubs are available to you in Centre County, but each group is an individualized unit that reflects the wants, needs, interests and talents of its members and leaders.

Community 4-H Clubs

A group that offers a variety of 4-H projects for club members to study in subject areas from animal science, engineering, leadership, plant science, and more.

Project 4-H Clubs

A group that studies one project area i.e. horse, swine, goat, sheep, beef cattle, Seeing Eye Puppy Raisers, shooting and robotics.

Individual Membership (One on One)

A member works through a project at home in supervision with an older teen or adult. Some project work is better suited for this involvement than others.

A project is a subject matter based task or series of learning activities that each individual member is involved in to ‘learn by doing’.

A record book is provided for each of the over 150 different projects that a member may choose from. These records are maintained by the member. There are all kind of projects from building rockets and raising livestock to learning how to be a leader.

Here are a few that are popular in Centre County.

  • Animal Science
  • Babysitting
  • Entomology
  • Environment
  • Food, Cooking and Nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Geology
  • Horses
  • Leadership Skills
  • Pet Care
  • Photography
  • Rocketry
  • Shooting Sports
  • Veterinary Science
  • Woodworking

Project work is supervised and evaluated by a teen or adult volunteer leader. Completion of the project entitles the member to have their work judged as “ Blue”, “Red” or “White” merit with a completion certificate and ribbon to reflect the level of accomplishment of the member’s work. There is an opportunity for exhibition and competitive evaluation of their project work at the Centre County Grange Fair held each year. It is recommended that a member only select 1-2 projects to complete their first year.

For more information on how to become involved with the Centre County 4-H program, contact the Extension Office at 814-355-4897.

4-H Club Membership

  • A 4-H Club is five or more members with an adult leader.
  • The club may be all girls, all boys, or boys and girls in a mixed group.
  • Meetings are held regularly for business, project lessons and recreation.  A minimum of 60% attendance at meetings is required to participate in the 4-H program outside of the club level.
  • Individual clubs determine the feasibility of club dues, their own year-round program, time and place of meetings, and number of meetings to be held.
  • Clubs function under the leadership of volunteer adult leaders.

Are there any dues or cost?

There is an annual educational reimbursement fee of $30.00 and horse members pay $55.00. Local groups sometimes decide to have club dues to use for club activities like field trips, picnics, etc.

Which club is right for you?

Local or County-wide Clubs

Nearly 25 4-H clubs are available to you in Centre County, but each group is an individualized unit that reflects the wants, needs, interests and talents of its members and leaders.

Community 4-H Clubs

A group that offers a variety of 4-H projects for club members to study in subject areas from animal science, engineering, leadership, plant science, and more.

Project 4-H Clubs

A group that studies one project area i.e. horse, swine, goat, sheep, beef cattle, Seeing Eye Puppy Raisers, shooting and robotics.

Individual Membership (One on One)

A member works through a project at home in supervision with an older teen or adult. Some project work is better suited for this involvement than others.

What is a Project?

A project is a subject matter based task or series of learning activities that each individual member is involved in to ‘learn by doing’.

A record book is provided for each of the over 150 different projects that a member may choose from. These records are maintained by the member. There are all kind of projects from building rockets and raising livestock to learning how to be a leader.

Here are a few that are popular in Centre County.

  • Animal Science
  • Babysitting
  • Entomology
  • Environment
  • Food, Cooking and Nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Geology
  • Horses
  • Leadership Skills
  • Pet Care
  • Photography
  • Rocketry
  • Shooting Sports
  • Veterinary Science
  • Woodworking

Project work is supervised and evaluated by a teen or adult volunteer leader. Completion of the project entitles the member to have their work judged as “ Blue”, “Red” or “White” merit with a completion certificate and ribbon to reflect the level of accomplishment of the member’s work. There is an opportunity for exhibition and competitive evaluation of their project work at the Centre County Grange Fair held each year. It is recommended that a member only select 1-2 projects to complete their first year.

For more information on how to become involved with the Centre County 4-H program, contact the Extension Office at 814-355-4897.