Lake County 4-H Programs for Members

Where do I find information and dates?

Club Leaders

Lake County 4-H Website

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4-H Online

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What opportunities are available for my child?  
Program Description Dates Location
4-H Community Clubs Membership Age 5-18

4-H Clubs are organized and supported to provide learning opportunities such as citizenship and leadership while experiencing a wide range of projects. For the 2023–2024 year, Lake County 4-H has 32 clubs with a variety of project areas. Lake County 4-H membership is open to all youth, ages 5-18 as of September 1st of the current 4-H year. Here is a link to our updated club list: Lake County 4-H Club List.pdf



Meeting dates vary per club Locations vary per club
4-H Ambassadors Membership Age 8-18

Youth will participate in community service projects, develop leadership skills, provide educational opportunities, and advocate/promote Lake County 4-H.

September 11th

October 2nd

November 6th

December 4th

January 8th

February 5th

March 4th

May 6th


UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Office
Horse Project Membership Age 8-18

The 4-H Horse program provides an opportunity for youth to participate in activities designed to improve citizenship, sportsmanship, horsemanship, discipline, and responsibility while creating an atmosphere for learning. For more information on the Florida 4-H Horse Program: 4H-Shows – UF/IFAS Animal Sciences – University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences – UF/IFAS (



Fall Show:

October 13-14

Spring Clinic:

February 3rd

Spring Show: TBD

Area East:

May 3-5


Locations vary.
Unmounted Horse Projects Membership Age 5-18

There are many ways for you to learn about horses and you don’t need to own one. You can learn about horse care or join a team and compete on your horse knowledge.

Cloverbuds (ages 5-7) can complete a project book on horses: clovrman (


Juniors, Intermediates, and Seniors (youth ages 8-18) can participate in hippology, horse judging, quiz bowl, and speech/demonstration competitions.


Dates vary Locations Vary
County Events Day Membership Age 5-18

4-H County Events Day is an annual competition in the areas of public speaking, demonstrations/illustrated talks, table setting (Cloverbuds), and Share the Fun (talent show). For more information, please see the County Events Day Manual: County Events Day Manual .pdf


March 23rd UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Office


Livestock Shows Membership Age 5-18

Livestock shows are an opportunity to showcase the knowledge and skills gained throughout the year. Lake County 4-H hosts an annual educational chicken and rabbit show. 4-H youth are also able to participate in the Lake County Fair, Central Florida Fair, and Florida State Fair.


County Shows:

LCF: April 5th-24th

CFF: Feb 29th-March 10th

FSF: Feb 8th-19th

Locations vary
District VIII Citrus Project Membership Age 5-18

The citrus project is available to all 4-H youth in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Volusia counties. During this project 4-H’ers grow their trees, learn about citrus management practices, diseases, record keeping, and marketing. For more information on the citrus project: 4-H District VIII Citrus Project (

Tree Pickup May 2024 Locations vary
Shooting Sports Membership Age 8-18

The 4-H shooting sports program focuses on youth development through experiential learning. This program is designed to teach kids about gun safety, proper use of firearms, responsibility, and public speaking.

Florida 4-H program discipline-specific ages are as follows:

Small bore, air rifle, and archery: 8 years old by Sept. 1

Shotgun and hunting: 10 years old by Sept. 1

Muzzleloading: 12-years old by Sept. 1


Shooting Sports – Florida 4-H – University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences – UF/IFAS (


Dates vary Locations vary
Camp Cloverleaf 4-H Camp Cloverleaf is a coed, summer camp for all youth aged 6-16 years. Day and residential summer camp programs are available. Our camp staff are passionate about positive youth development and creating a memorable camp experience for all campers. Each week at summer camp has traditional camp activities, like campfire, but will also have specific themed activities. We invite you to view our upcoming summer camp schedule and join our adventures! For more information on Camp Cloverleaf: Summer Camp – Florida 4-H – University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences – UF/IFAS (


June/July 4-H Camp Cloverleaf Lake Placid, FL
Awards Recognition of youth members is important. Through our Awards and Recognition programs, youth can share their knowledge gained through experiences in 4-H. they demonstrate their mastery of skills developed throughout their 4-H projects by applying for scholarships, award trips, and competing in contests.

Lake County 4-H Award Packet: Award Packet 2024.docx


August 23, 2024 TBD
Other Events Please check out the Lake County 4-H Facebook page to stay current on upcoming events such as day camps, workshops, and training. Please keep in mind that dates are subject to change. Take a look at the Lake County 4-H Calendar: 2023-2024 Calendar.pdf


Florida 4-H Events For more information on events at the state level: Florida 4-H – University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences – UF/IFAS (



Posted: September 11, 2023

Category: 4-H & Youth

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