4-H Clubs are open to youth age 5–19. Each club is composed of a minimum of 5 members and two adult volunteers. By participating in 4-H clubs, youth learn leadership, civic engagement, and life skills while participating in experiential learning opportunities, participating in community service, and serving in leadership roles within the club. It is free to join 4-H, but clubs may occasionally charge fees to participate in activities. Please feel free to contact the volunteer club leaders listed below to learn more about joining.
Club meetings times and dates occasionally differ from what is listed below as special events and opportunities arise that require clubs to deviate from their regular schedule. 4-H age is determined by the age the child will be on September 30 of the current 4-H year. Our 4-H year is October 1 - September 30. This means that most third graders are eligible to join clubs for kids age 9 - 18. Some of our clubs regularly run waitlists, and volunteer club leaders are generally the limiting factor in being able to meet demand. If you are interested in volunteering to lead a new club, please contact Lenah Nguyen at email@example.com.
Clubs have many different focus areas:
Contact: Lenah Nguyen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (540) 341-7950.
Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month from 2-4PM at rotating locations and farms in and around Fauquier County
Focus: We visit working farms and learn about how they raise livestock and grow crops. We also conduct service projects and participate in presentations and other county-wide activities. Club members will be “learning by doing”and develop leadership skills, serve their community, and have a lot of fun.
Contact: Kaye Day, 540-788-9635, email@example.com
Meets: 3rd Wednesday every month, Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6:00 p.m.
Focus: To complete beef, sheep, goat, and swine 4-H projects and to participate in show and sales, county fairs, and livestock showmanship. Participate in community service events.
Piedmont Animal Science
Meets: Second Sundays from 2-4PM at rotating locations and farms in Marshall and Warrenton
Focus: Piedmont Animal Science 4-H Club explores agriculture, animal science, regenerative farming practices, veterinarian medicine, and raising heritage and commercial livestock and poultry through meetings, shows, competitions, and workshops. We meet throughout the greater Piedmont and generally hold our monthly meetings near Warrenton and Marshall. Youth officers are elected in October and guide the club in performing service projects, public speaking contests, and leadership activities.
Contact: Rachel Burton, 540-359-0362, Rachjerseys@gmail.com
Meets: 2nd Sunday of the month at 1 PM at Catlett Rescue Squad Building
Focus: To help members learn all aspects of raising dairy cows, maintaining the cows and their environment, and showing cows in District and State competitions.
Nuthin’ But Kids
Contact: Hannah Wall, 540-788-6046, firstname.lastname@example.org *This club currently has a waitlist
Meets: 1st Monday every month, Extension Office in Warrenton, 6:30 p.m.
Focus: To learn about the care, grooming, showing and responsibility involved in raising dairy goats, and the development and uses of goat milk products. Frequent activities including educational workshops, clinics, goat shows, petting zoos and other community service.
Contact: Katey Ralls, 540-295-4925, email@example.com
Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month, Trinity United Methodist Church - Catlett
Focus: Livestock, Citizenship, Leadership, and Life Skills
Contact: Emily and Duane Lawrence, 703-888-9099, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: 3rd Monday of each month, Extension Office in Warrenton, 6:30 PM
Contact: Becky Mullins, 540-718-8376, email@example.com
Meets: First Mondays, 6:30 PM, Bealeton Baptist Church
Focus: Dairy, Market Livestock
Contact: Nic Wall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: Varies – contact club leader for schedule.
Focus: All levels of archery in recurve and compound, competitions, leadership. Equipment is provided.
Contact: Claude Davenport, email@example.com
Meets: Wednesday and Thursday nights at American Legion Post 72, 345 Legion Dr, Warrenton, VA 20186
Focus: Youth learn firearm safety and basic marksmanship fundamentals.
Contact: Sandy Dixon, 571-225-1654, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: Third Sunday of each month from 2 - 4 PM at local animal shelters and rescues.
Focus: Club members learn about cat care, nutrition, socialization, and first aide while volunteering with local animal shelters and feline adoption non-profits. This club is open to youth age 11 - 18.
Ham Radio Club
Contact: Nic Wall (KO4IUM), 540-788-6046, email@example.com
Meets: Varies - Contact club leader for upcoming meetings / events
Focus: Providing members opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through amateur radio communications and related electronics projects. Club meetings are focused on hands-on activities and community events. An FCC amateur radio license is not required to join, but the club strives to inspire and help members who are interested in getting their license achieve that goal.
Lucky Bits and Spurs
Contact: Kaiti Mills, 703-881-1375, Presuslady@aol.com
Meets: Contact leader for more information
Focus: To introduce members to horseback riding, horse care and maintenance, with the ultimate goal being that the members can take care of, groom, ride, and show their own horses; participate in county, district, and state competitions; and participate in local community service activties.
Contact: Tiffany Pompell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-272-0081
Meets: Sunday afternoons at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds. Contact leader for specific dates.
Focus: To develop beginning to advanced handling skills in obedience, rally, and agility. We train, compete, and participate in a variety of events. Dogs must be at least 6 months old to join and a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certificate is encouraged.
This club is currently in need of a club leader. We have a closet full of VEX Robotics equipment and some funding to support participation in local competitions. We would love to keep kids engaged in robotics projects, but we need a volunteer club leader to continue this. If you are interested in learning more and serving in that role, please contact email@example.com.