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Join 4-H Today! Enroll through 4-H Online!

 4-H ONLINE 2.0 is now available!

4-H Online 2.0 is where 4-H members will be able to update membership records, health forms, and other authorizations while keeping track of their 4-H career and achievements.

Visit to access helpful information on how to set up your new 4-H Online 2.0 account, register for 4-H events, and to access 4-H Online 2.0!

Did we mention that signing up for 4-H is free?!

 4-H ONLINE 2.0 is now available!

4-H Online 2.0 is where 4-H members will be able to update membership records, health forms, and other authorizations while keeping track of their 4-H career and achievements.

Visit to access helpful information on how to set up your new 4-H Online 2.0 account, register for 4-H events, and to access 4-H Online 2.0!

Did we mention that signing up for 4-H is free?!


2024 Strawberry Planting Time

4-H and Sampson County Extension is gearing up to plant strawberries at several elementary schools. Why strawberries? Strawberries is a crop that can be planted and harvested while students are in schools. North Carolina ranks 3rd in the nation for fresh market strawberry production. NC typically grown 2000 acres on plastics. So teachers, please take advantage of the resources below that can be used to enhance your curriculum.

Teaching Resources for Strawberry’s in the Classroom;

NC Strawberry Association

Strawberries in Schools


Sampson County 4-H County Activity Night

Sampson County 4-H will be hosting its annual 4-H County Activity Night on May 6th! Be sure to mark your calendars and start thinking about your topics! We look forward to hearing everyones speeches and presentation topics for 2024!



Sampson County 4-H Achievement Night

Get ready to celebrate!!! Sampson County 4-H Achievement Night is scheduled for March 12th starting at 6:30 p.m. PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT! THERE IS LIMITED SPACE. RSVP by calling 910-592-7161.


Looking Back on 2023

Coastal Plains Show and Sale 

Sampson County 4-H have worked very hard this spring! In February these kids started working on their first heifer project. In April, they all did very well showing off their hard work at the Coastal Plains Livestock Show and Sale.

A little Chicken Talk at Williams Produce 2023

Our 4-Her’s Madison and Kaylee Lackey taught elementary kids all about chickens during their class field trip to Williams Produce.

4-H Awards Handbook 2023



If you have a heart and passion for youth, WE WANT YOU!!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Free training provided!


Teen Club

Horse Club

Gardening Club

Book Club

Fishing Club


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 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:

  • The Feedlot Livestock Club
  • Midway Shooting Sports
  • Cookie Clover Scouts 4-H Club
  • 4-H Juntos, Sampson Early College
  • 4-H Juntos, Clinton High & Sampson Middle School
  • Sampson County 4-H Youth Leaders

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

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 interests 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?

North Carolina 4-H is moving forward! Enrollment forms are now paperless! To enroll in Sampson County 4-H, please visit the 4-H Online link below. If you are new to 4-H, you will create a new “family” profile. If you have been involved with 4-H in the past, just update your information and “reactivate” your enrollment. It’s really that simple! If you are unsure about the enrollment process, please refer to the help pages below for tips on how to register. If you are still having problems, please contact Amanda Knight or Elizabeth Merrill at 910-592-7161 and we will be glad to assist you.


Need help? Click the link below for instructions on how to register.

Creating a Family Profile _4Honline

How Do I Start a 4-H Club?

So you are thinking about starting a 4-H club? That’s great! There are a couple of things that you will need in order to start a 4-H Club in your area or community.

  • A responsible and willing adult volunteer. Co-Leaders are welcomed!
  • Five youth from at least two or more families
  • A place to meet (We can help!)

It’s really that simple! If you are thinking about starting a 4-H club, please contact Amanda Knight or Elizabeth Merrill and schedule an appointment to talk about the goals and ideas you have and to help you get started!

4-H Club Resources

Below are some resources for new and existing 4-H Clubs. ALL FORMS MUST BE RENEWED EACH YEAR! If you have any questions regarding any of the following forms, please contact our offices at 910-592-7161.

Club Charter Application (Update Annually)


4-H Club Secretary Guide

4-H Financial Report Form (Update Annually)

4-H Group Tax Exemption Authorization (New Clubs)

Directions on Applying for EIN and Filing Epostcard

Blank IRS Form SS-4

Club Finance Checklist

Club Meeting and Program Planning

Filing IRS 990N Form Directions

North_Carolina_4-H_Registration (Update Annually)

Non-discrimination Statement Form 2019 (Update Annually)

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Amanda Knight, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda KnightExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Amanda Email Amanda N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center
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