4-H Programs


Read the latest Perry County 4-H News

2019 Perry County 4-H Calendar

To Join a 4-H Club

Families should visit 4-H clubs in their area and choose one to join. Information about the clubs is found below.  Dues should be paid on-line when you enroll or turned in directly to the 4-H club's volunteer leaders.

Contact Dianna Koenig, MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Assistant, for additional information.
office: 573-547-4504, Cell: 573-513-2899

Awards and recognition forms

2019 4-H Camp Information & Registration -

Join the fun of 4-H Camp - July 1-3, 2019.  It is overnight and held at Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center south of Fredricktown, MO, near Cherokee Pass.
   ALL 4-H members ages 8-18 are encouraged to participate in 4-H Camp.

   Call 573-547-4504 if you have any questions.

   Go to the Perry County Missouri 4-H Facebook page to see photos from 4-H Camps held the past few years

2019 Perry County 4-H Fair Book 

Perry County 4-H Achievement Day 

Perry County 4-H Achievement Day and Clover Kids Fun Day will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at the Perryville Senior High School beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All Perry County 4-H Club/SPIN Club members are invited to join in on the fun!  There will be a Pizza Lunch provided and FREE SWIM at the Perry Park Center starting at 1:30 p.m.  Come see your 4-H friends, be a judge and earn ribbons and medals.

4-H Horse Enrollment Forms are due to the Perry County Extension Office on May 1.

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How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.