4H Youth Development

Health Living - Leadership Skills - Enrichment Programs

What Do 4-H Members Learn?

There are three areas of educational focus in the Barnstable County 4-H program

1. Science, Engineering and Technology

  • Special 4-H science camps are held on the UMass Amherst campus in animal science, veterinary science, rocketry, robotics and other science areas.
  • Barnstable County 4-H members compete in regional competitions including 4-H Horse Roundup.

2. Communication Skills

  • More than 25% of 4-H club members give public speeches at local, county and state events.
  • Members document their project work, leadership development and other activites in annual written reports.

3. Leadership, Community Service and Citizenship

  • 4-H clubs collected over 2,675 pounds of food and donated to several Cape Cod Food Pantries.
  • 4-H members have the opportunity to develop and practice leadership and citizenship skills by serving as club officers and junior leaders.
  • 4-H club members learn how to work with others, delegate responsibility and manage projects.

OUR MISSION

The Barnstable County 4-H and Youth Development Program is dedicated to providing a positive, hands on learning experience which builds character, develops life skills and enables youth to become self directing, productive members of society.

 

EXPLORE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH 4-H

Club and Enrollment Information

Start making friends, learn new skills, and be a better you!

Girl babysitting

4-H Babysitting Course

Tent and hammock

Scholarships / Camperships

Volunteer / Club Leadership

You can make life-changing experiences happen. Start making a difference today!

Additional Youth Resources

Community-backed programs to support and enrich youth development.

LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

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 Barnstable & Plymouth County 4-H Virtual Visual Presentations

Saturday, March 5, 2022 

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