4-H is the comprehensive youth development program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Young people from ages 5 to 18 engage in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of 4-H agents and trained adult or teen 4-H volunteers.

  • Summer Camp
  • Programs
  • Clubs

4-H MOTTO:  To Make the Best Better!

4-H PLEDGE
I Pledge...My HEAD to Clearer Thinking,
My HEART to Greater Loyalty,
My HANDS to Larger Service,
and My HEALTH to Better Living,
For My Club, My Community, My Country, and My World.

4-H COLORS:  Green & White.
The white is for purity. The green, nature’s most common color, is for life, springtime, and youth.

Please use the links above to find out more about the Goochland 4-H program or for more information on 4-H in Virginia, please visit the Virginia 4-H Website.

 

Goochland 4-H Shooting Education Club :  Ages 9-18

This club focuses on teaching responsible handling of any firearm, including safety, cleaning and proper storage. The youth will have a chance to compete in several 4-H sponsored shooting events throughout the year. The club is lead by qualified, trained instructors in archery, rifle and shotgun.

4-H Home Economics Club: Ages 9-19

Come join this 4-H club as we explore different aspects of home economics such as sewing, cooking, arts and crafts and much more.

Cloverbuds: Ages 5-8

Cloverbuds learn about the world around them. Join us as we look and learn about the plants,insects and animals in our own backyards.

Animal Science Club: Ages 9-19

You don't have to own livestock to learn about showing and basic care giving techniques. Join us if you want to learn more about large and small livestock in Virginia. 

Thunderhooves: Ages 9-19

Our very own horse club. Horsemanship and equine education. Test your knowledge with a Hippology test. 

Junior Summer Camp: For a fee you can join us at Jamestown 4-H Educational Center and Camp.  A week long summer camp, Jamestown offers canoeing, riflery, crafts and much more.

For Additional information contact Sarah Crews at sarahc89@vt.edu or 804-556-5873. 

Come Join the Fun... 4-H Is for Everyone!!!  

 

Engaging with Communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs. Check out our local Community Viability program:

Goochland Leadership Enterprise

The Goochland Leadership Enterprise informs and educates interested citizens about issues facing the County to foster citizen involvement in making Goochland a desirable place to live, work and enjoy life.

Goal

To develop, on an annual basis, a group of county citizens who will be motivated to participate in current and future county activities.

Objectives

· Encourage program participants from all areas of the county to get involved in community activities and to develop leadership skills.

· Expand citizen leadership potential by increasing their knowledge of Goochland County and the critical issues facing its citizens.

· Develop interactive participation and a collaborative citizen involvement between program members and current community and local government leaders.

· Identify those citizens who have an interest in helping the county develop its vision to become a desirable place to live, work and enjoy life.

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Community Viability Specialists

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Goochland Leadership Enterprise

The Goochland Leadership Enterprise informs and educates interested citizens about issues facing the County to foster citizen involvement in making Goochland a desirable place to live, work and enjoy life.

Goal

To develop, on an annual basis, a group of county citizens who will be motivated to participate in current and future county activities.

Objectives

· Encourage program participants from all areas of the county to get involved in community activities and to develop leadership skills.

· Expand citizen leadership potential by increasing their knowledge of Goochland County and the critical issues facing its citizens.

· Develop interactive participation and a collaborative citizen involvement between program members and current community and local government leaders.

· Identify those citizens who have an interest in helping the county develop its vision to become a desirable place to live, work and enjoy life.