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Chesapeake's 4-H Programs
|Phone: 757-382-6348||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Address: 310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
4-H Pledge: For my club, my community, my country, and my world.
The 4-H programs provide practical experiences in trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The 4-H year runs from October 1st to September 30th and provides opportunities for families to experience fun together. Families are able to encourage youth while they learn from both their successes and their failures.
4-H members are also active in helping the local Chesapeake community; they have collected pet food and toys for Chesapeake Animal Control, food items for the Southeast Food Bank, hats and gloves for the Chesapeake Office of Youth Services and donated items for care packets which were sent to the "We Care Marines" organization.
Some of the interesting opportunities include:
- Club Activities
There are several 4-H clubs and projects in Chesapeake. Youth can participate in the Horse and Pony Club, Hippology Team, Livestock Club or even the Ham Project. Take a look at a list of 4-H Clubs and Programs that may interest you.
- Overnight Summer Camp Program
The Chesapeake 4-H Camp runs from July 25-29th. Registration opens on March 28th at 8 p.m. and the cost is $340. Visit the official 4-H Camp website to learn more and register for this year's camp.
Chesapeake 4-H FAQ
What is 4-H All About?
- A fun, hands-on learning experience
- An informal educational program
- For youth between the ages of 5-19. (See a list of Chesapeake clubs and programs)
- Available to all youth in all communities
4-H provides an opportunity for families to experience fun together. Families can take an interest in 4-H projects and activities with youth. Families may give encouragement while allowing youth to learn by mistakes, as well as successes.
Families gain more from 4-H by attending meetings regularly and by getting involved in 4-H activities. Clubs encourage the entire family to be a part of the meetings, community service events, trips and activities.
Families can help youth prepare for real life experiences through 4-H by showing them the value of learning, helping youth carry out their duties in a club, and encouraging them to follow through on their responsibilities.
4-H helps families care for one another by working together, spending time together and learning together. Stronger families are built by showing interest in each family member's activities.
What do the four H's stand for?
- My HEAD to clearer thinking
- My HEART to greater loyalty
- My HANDS to larger service
- My HEALTH to better living
What are 4-H projects?
- Fun, hands-on learning.
- Challenging learning experiences on a special subject chosen by the youth member.
- Currently there are more than 175 projects available to choose from.
How often do 4-H clubs meet?
- Most clubs meet once a month.
- The 4-H year runs from October 1st to September 30.
- 4-H clubs meet throughout every city and county in Virginia.
- Learn more about Chesapeake clubs and programs.
What does it cost to join 4-H?
- 4-H has no membership fee.
- No uniforms are required.
- There may be minimal cost for some activities, such as our overnight summer camp.
How do I join? Who do I contact?
Virginia Cooperative Extension conducts the Virginia 4-H Program. Contact the Chesapeake office to:
For more information:
- Join or find a club near you.
- You can download an application now.
- Check out opportunities for starting a new club in your community.
- Learn about volunteering with the program. Local volunteers work in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension staff.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in any of these activities, please contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension's Chesapeake Extension Office at 757-382-6348 (TDD: 800-828-1120) during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at least 30 working days prior to camp to discuss accommodations.