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2018 Enrollment, Medical Release, Code of Conduct and Media Release 


All 4-H Enrollment, Medical Release, Code of Conduct and Media Release forms must be updated before you can participate in any 2018 4-H events!


4-H Dog CLUB

March 19, 2018 @ 6:00pm

The Sampson County Dog Club, K-9 Paws of Knowledge, is meeting in March with a guest visit from Dr. Oglesby.  If you plan to attend the March meeting in the Livestock Facility, please RSVP to our office by March 15th. For more information, contact Genny Thompson at 910-592-7161.

2018 Sampson County 4-H Talent Show

March 13, 2018 6:30pm  Sampson Community College

 Can you sing, dance or play an instrument? Then we want to see your talent! Sampson County 4-H will be hosting a talent show for youth ages 5-18 years old. Please see the document below for rules.

4H Showcase Rules


Call our office for details or to sign up.  910 592-7161

4-H Southeast District Teen Retreat 

April 27-28, 2018

Camp Don Lee, Arapahoe, NC

 Are you between the ages of 13-18? Then come join us for a weekend of team building, leadership and fun! The cost is TBD, but not to exceed $75

For more information, please call 910-592-7161

Coastal Plains Livestock Show

April 2-3, 2018 Kinston, N.C.  Lenoir County Livestock Arena

 If you don’t show show pigs, cows, lambs, or goats, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be involved! Please call the Lenoir County Center for More information on their “City Slicker” classes. These classes give youth that may not own livestock a chance to try their hands at showing.

2018 Sampson County Ag Day

April 21, 2018 Clinton, N.C. Sampson County Extension Office

Its that time again! Please join us for our biennial Sampson County Ag Day Event. Join us for a day full of fun, vendors, and food supplied by Smithfield. We hope to see you there!

N.C. 4-H Equine Artistic Expression Contest 

Entry deadline May 1 , 2018 Clinton, N.C. Sampson County Extension Office

If you have a love for anything horse, then this is the contest for you! The Equine Artistic Expression Contest is open to 4-H members that love horses! You can submit crafts, drawings, paintings, photography, informational posters, short stories and more! All entries must be postmarked by MAY 1st! SHORT STORIES, ESSAYS, AND POEMS MUST BE TURNED IN ON MAY 1ST! All other entries are submitted at the North Carolina State 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh.

For more information, please call 910-592-7161.

Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown 

May 5, 2018 Clinton, N.C. Sampson County Extension Office

 Please join us for the annual Cape Fear Farm Credit sponsored Heifer Showdown. The entry form and rules will be available soon.

2018 Application, Resume, Interview, Essay (A.R.I.E)

DEADLINE TO ENTER  May 15, 2018 Clinton, N.C.

 ARIE is open to youth 13-18 year old. Youth competing in ARIE interview for a chance to attend one of two National 4-H trips.

Please call 910-592-7161 for more information.

N.C. 4-H Citizenship Focus

June 13-15, 2018 Raleigh, N.C.

 Are you between the ages of 13-18 and have an interest in local and state government? Do you want to learn how to make an impact in you local community? Then we have an opportunity for you! N.C. Citizenship Focus is a three day event for teens to learn about local, state and national government. You learn how you can make a difference in your community and start a wave of change.

More information about this event will be released at a later date.

For more information about this event and others like it, please call our office at 910-592-7161.

What is 4-H?

4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States, with more than 6 million youth involved in various programs and project areas. 4-H is delivered by the 101 Cooperative Extension Offices across the state of North Carolina. We believe in the power of youth. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We empower them with leadership, communication and life skills that are needed to succeed in today’s world.

How do I get involved?

Getting involved in 4-H is really simple! There is no fee to join or uniforms required for participation. You can participate in 4-H in multiple ways:

  • Afterschool / In-School Enrichment
  • Community Clubs
  • Camps / Day Camps / Workshops
  • Youth At Large

Afterschool / In-School Enrichment

In some areas, there are 4-H programs offered through your local school. These programs are usually managed by volunteers and/or local extension staff. Youth participate in activities that build leadership and life skills during or after school hours. To check on the availability of these programs or to find an afterschool program, please call us at (910) 592-7161.

Community Clubs

4‑H clubs follow a planned program and offer multiple learning opportunities for youth that are self-directed. Clubs can meet in a variety of locations and typically meet in the evenings and on the weekends. Sampson County 4-H currently has seven 4-H Clubs and two 4-H Groups. Those clubs include but are not limited to:

  • Majestic Riders 4-H Horse Club
  • Prime Cuts 4-H Livestock Club
  • Happy Feet 4-H Club
  • Cookie Clover Scouts 4-H Club
  • Hippity Hop 4-H Rabbit Club
  • 4-H Juntos
  • 4-H Sewing Group
  • Every Buddies Kids 4-H Club

For more information on how to get involved with one of our community clubs, please call (910) 592-7161 or email us at elizabeth_rowe@ncsu.edu or genny_thompson@ncsu.edu.

Camps/ Workshops / Day Camps

Sampson County 4-H offers many opportunities for youth of all ages to participate in activities that range from livestock to cooking. During the months of June, July, and August, Sampson County 4-H offers a  variety of summer day camp opinions. Day camp and workshop prices range from $5.00 to $25.00.

4-H youth also have to opportunity to attend week long summer camps at one of our three 4-H Camp Centers. Older youth have to opportunity to participate in several 4-H Teen events that take place during the summer. For more information on how to get involved, please call (910) 592 -7161.

Youth at Large

Did you know that you do not have to be a member of a club to participate in 4-H? If we don’t have a club that interest you, you can still participate by being a 4-H Youth at Large Member. Youth at Large are not involved in 4-H Clubs, however still participate in the same events, programs and workshops as normal club members. For more information, please call (910) 592-7161.

How do I join?

To join Sampson County 4-H, please fill out the below forms and return them to the Sampson County Cooperative Extension Office between the hours of 8am-5pm. We have a certified Public Notary in our office that will notarize 4-H Informed Consent Forms free of charge. Please return the 4-H Enrollment form, Medical Release, Photo Release, and Informed Consent forms to:

Sampson County 4-H
 55 Agriculture Pl. 
Clinton, N.C. 28328

Please click the link below to access the enrollment forms

4-H Enrollment Form
4-H Code Of Conduct
4-H Code of Conduct (Spanish)
4-H Medical Release
4-H Medical Release (Spanish)
4-H Media Release
4-H Media Release (Spanish)

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Photo of Elizabeth MerrillElizabeth Merrill4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development (910) 592-7161 (Office) elizabeth_rowe@ncsu.eduSampson County, North Carolina
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