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Dare County 4-H Clubs


  • The OBX Wave Riders club is for ages 8-18. The club meets once a month during the school year and covers STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics!
  • The Mini Dirt Diggers club is for ages 5-10. The club meets weekly during the summer and covers gardening curriculum. They manage their own garden plot at the Roanoke Island Community Garden and partner with Mano al Hermano.
  • The 4-H Press Corps is a photography club for ages 12-18 that takes pictures at Dare County 4-H events and helps contribute to social media platforms. We are looking for a caring adult leader that is interested in photography to lead this club! 
  • The Dare County 4-H Marksmanship Club (more information soon!)

Start a 4-H Club!

We welcome the opportunity for additional clubs within Dare County! A club requires at least 5 youth from 3 different families and a caring adult volunteer. Please review the Club Leader Role Description. Clubs can cover a wide range of topics such as science, livestock, horses, service projects, robotics, art, etc.

Check out the North Carolina 4-H Clubs mainpage.

Club Enrollment Forms

4-H Club Operation Forms

Potential Club Topics (4-H Leaders Needed)

  • Goldfish Club or Small Animal Club (Cloverbud Club for ages 5-7): take care of a small animal for a set period of time, record the progress, then “show” the animal at the end of the year.
  • SPIN Club: Choose a topic and lead a club for 6 weeks instead of a full year!
  • Community Club: Focused on Dare County and the creation of a service project to be enacted throughout the year.
  • Butterfly Club: Learn about the growth of butterflies and receive your own kit to watch them grow.
  • Environmental Education: Utilize the natural environment in Dare County by learning about environmental sciences, coastal restoration, living shorelines, and more.
  • Other ideas welcome!!!

Contact Information

If you are interested in starting a club give us a call (252-473-4290) or email ( and we can get started!

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For more information and for accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center at 252-473-4290 or email

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