The 4-H club program is the foundation of Ocean County 4-H! Through regular meetings and activities, a club provides youth with a welcoming environment in which to learn, grow, and make lifelong friends.
Ocean County 4-H clubs meet at least nine times a year, and are lead by two dedicated, knowledgeable, and trained adult leaders.
A 4-H club meeting usually includes fun activities, educational opportunities, and a business meeting, during which the club's members direct the future activities of the club. This emphasis on developing youth in leadership roles is an integral part of 4-H and probably why 4-H alumni include so many former U.S. Presidents and community leaders!
Most of the current Ocean County 4-H clubs explore a particular project area, such as animals, science or arts. If you do not see your preferred project area listed, please contact the Ocean County 4-H Office. We are eager to work with you to find the right club, or to start a brand new one!
Dog Clubs – Youth in Grades 4 - 13
Learn all you need to know to properly train and care for the pet or working dogs you love.
|D.O.G.: Dog Obedience & Grooming||Toms River||Leader: Cheryl|
|Puppy Power: Seeing Eye Dog Training||Toms River||For more information: www.seeingeye.org|
Horse Clubs – Youth in Grades K - 13
Our horse clubs explore the joys and challenges of studying, riding and caring for horses.
For more information: Ocean County Horse Program
|A Bit of Class||Little Egg Harbor||Leader: Erica|
|Barn Brats||New Egypt||Leader: Mary Kay|
|Cross Street Riders||Barnegat||Leader: Kym|
|Horse Sense||Barnegat||Leader: Marilyn|
|Jackson's Mane Attraction||Jackson||Leader: Gail M.|
Horse Science Groups – Youth in Grades 4 - 13
These teams pursue a more in-depth knowledge of horse physiology and care. Study culminates in state and national level competitions. You do not need to own a horse to make the most of these teams! Just bring a love of horses.
|Horse Science Study Group||Barnegat||Leader: Marilyn|
|Horse Science Club||Toms River/Stafford||Leader: Gail M.|
Livestock Clubs – Youth in Grades K-13
Have you ever milked a goat? Or groomed a cow? Livestock clubs are dedicated to working with goats, pigs, and other large livestock.
|Udder Chaos||Toms River||Leader: Carol|
Poultry clubs are a great way to learn about raising, showing, and caring for chickens, ducks, geese and others!
|Fine Feathered Friends||Toms River||Leader: Teresa|
|Shore Poultry||Toms River||Leader: Heidi|
|Wise Quackers||Lacey||Leader: Kim|
Whether your small animal has fur, scales or skin, we have a club learning about their unique qualities and needs.
|Critter Craze||Toms River||Leader: Lynn|
|Noah's Ark Pet Pals||Point Pleasant||Leader: Laura|
|Shore to Hop: Rabbit Hopping||Toms River||Leader: Lynn|
|Upscale Reptiles: Herpetology||Toms River||Leader: Carol|
Clubs open to all animal lovers!
|4-H Saddle Club||Jackson||Leader: Louise|
Do you want to learn how to make your favorite dish from scratch? Join Messy Makers!
|Toms River||Leader: Deb|
Fantastic 4-Hers: Sewing, Crafts & Cooking – Youth in Grades 4 - 13
|Toms River||Leader: Karen|
Peas in a Pod – Youth in Grades 4 - 13
Come learn all about gardening and the environment. Happy planting!
Come gain the skills, discipline and knowledge necessary to enjoy shooting sports, including archery.
|Toms River/ Jackson||Leaders: Frank & Craig|
Strap on your helmet and come ride the trails with the Dirt Devils!
|Toms River||Leaders: The Silvestri Family|
Ocean County 4-H Teen Council– Youth in Grades 8 - 13
A youth-led group dedicated to cultivating leadership skills and dedication to community service.
|Toms River||Leader: Tamara|
Policy of Inclusion: All 4-H Youth Development programs are offered to all youth, kindergarten through grade 13, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or handicap, on an age appropriate basis.