Fall 2020 Program Registration – Polk County 4-H

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Even if your kids and teens aren’t overly excited about heading back to school, this time of year also brings with it the opportunity to register to be part of Polk County’s 4-H Fall programs. “Butt,” as you can see in the video above, we’ve not let social distancing protocols break our stride!! We simply had to get more creative with our programming options this semester.

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Polk County 4-H Virtual Fall Programs for Ages 5-18

Polk County 4-H Fall Registration

Take-and-Make Projects – (Ages vary) 4-H is all about hands-on learning. So, just because we can’t meet in person right now, that doesn’t mean that our focus has changed. We’re simply adapting our format! For the Polk County 4-H Fall Semester we are offering eight (8) different Make-and-Take kits. You choose the kit(s) your 4-Her will want to work on, and each month, you’ll drop by the Extension office to pick up the ones you’ve indicated. Then, all the students who have chosen their specific kit will meet together at the specified time on Zoom (using a link we will send you) to complete their projects together.  View brochure for project details. Note: Families w/o internet access may opt to receive written instructions. 

Mealtime with Helen (Ages 9 & up) – Bring your computer or smart phone right into the kitchen with you for these Zoom sessions. Participants will meet together once a month to learn cooking skills. An ingredient list will be provided ahead of time so that parents and students can follow along with Mrs. Helen to prepare that month’s recipe.  Note: Parental Supervision is required for this program. Dates: 10/23, 11/20, 12/11. Time: 3:30–5 p.m. NO FEE

Graphic Design Basics (Ages 12 & up)  – Students will meet each Thursday via Zoom to learn skills related to graphic design. Youth interested in art and visual communication will learn about balance, alignment, fonts, and color and will use a free graphic design platform to complete independent practice assignments. Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22. Time: 4–5 p.m. NO FEE

4-H Cool Cloverbuds  (Ages 5-8) – Cloverbuds is going virtual this semester! Katelyn is looking forward to catching up with her Cloverbuds, so join her on Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through December. Sessions will include storytelling and an activity and will last 20-30 minutes. Dates: 9/22, 10/27. 11/24, 12/22. Time: 3:30 p.m. NO FEE

Etiquette for Kids (Ages 8-13) With Thanksgiving just around the corner, let’s sharpen our etiquette with this one-time Zoom session. You’ll be sure to impress company with your new-found skills. Date: 11/10  Time: 4 p.m. NO FEE


Registration Dates:

Fall registration will open on Wednesday, August 26, and run through Monday, September 7.

Please note that all clubs have a participation limit. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Register:

  • Download and print out the Fall Registration Form and bring it by our office at 79 Carmel Drive in Columbus, or mail it to Polk County 4-H at PO Box 477, Columbus, NC 28722 (we also have copies available at our offices). Note: please call our office at 828-894-8218 before registering to confirm open availability for clubs you are interested in.
  • OR you can complete our online registration form. NOTE: You must fill out a separate registration form for each 4-H student, even in the same family. We will follow up to confirm your registration once we have received it. (If you do not receive an email confirmation from us within 1-2 business days, please assume that your registration was not submitted successfully.)

Fees This Semester

Because all classes are occurring virtually, there will be no fees for the Polk County 4-H Fall 2020 Semester. All classes are free of charge, however, participation in each program is limited and is available on a first-come/first-served registration basis.

Does your child have friends who would enjoy these 4-H offerings? Please use the links at the top of this post to share it with them by email or social media!

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