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Swain County 4-H Clubs

Interested in being part of 4-H?

Joining a club is a great way for youth to get started!! Call 488-3848 for more information on where to begin!

NOTE: The Swain Extension Center greatly appreciates your enthusiasm and support of our programs. Like yourself we do not enjoy not being able to meet in-person for programs, especially 4-H and Youth Development. We are now working towards offering modified in-person programs soon, please stay tuned for more.

We continue to provide remote programming, and encourage you to continue being active at home or elsewhere with your lifestyle interests, whether it be animal husbandry, horticulture, shooting sports, clogging, physical fitness, cooking, etc.… Thank you very much for your patience and working with us until we can meet again in person. Please contact us at any time with questions, comments, or concerns.

For more information about 4-H in Swain County call (828) 488-3848.


Arbor Day 4-H KitFamily Fitness 2021Swain County 4-H Beef Jerky Contest

Bullets & Bows 4-H Club

Bullets and Bows 4-H Club

For Ages 9-18
Every Thursday – Call for Time
Volunteer Club Leaders: Patti Jo Taylor & Justin Fisher
Extension 4-H Agent: Kyla-Jo Farmer

Certified Instructors:

  • Archery: Patti Jo Taylor and Shannon Taylor
    • Rifle: Jason Hoyle, Jeff Shuler, and Justin Fisher

2021 begins year number four of the Bullets and Bows 4-H Club! Youth ages 9-18 have the opportunity to learn the safe and responsible way to handle and use rifles and archery equipment. Weekly club meetings are led by trained and certified volunteer instructors. These weekly meetings alternate between rifle and archery. Youth participating in rifle and archery also have the option of competing at district and state shooting sports competitions.

Call 488-3848 for more information.

4-H Livestock Club

Swain County 4-H Livestock Club

If you love farm animals, want to learn about livestock, how to judge livestock or how to show livestock, we would love to have you join our Livestock Club. You do not need to own livestock to participate in this club. Meeting locations may vary.

Ages: 5 – 18  (9 18 for competition related activities)
Second Monday of Each Month
Times and Locations May Vary

Club Leaders: Patti Jo Taylor, Volunteer and Kendra Fortner, Extension Livestock Agent 

Extension 4-H Agent: Kyla-Jo Farmer

Call 488-3848 for more information.

4-H Tangled Feet Stompers

Clogging ClassesSwain County 4-H’s youth clogging group! Join this fun energetic group of young people and learn some new clogging steps. Youth will also have the opportunity to participate in local clogging events and activities to show off their skills!

For youth ages: 5 – 18
Clogging Instructors: Kerry Cannon, Volunteer & Dee Decker, Extension FCS Agent

Extension 4-H Agent: Kyla-Jo Farmer

Clogging is FREE and meets on Tuesdays in the SCC – Swain Center auditorium.

  • 4:15 p.m.: Youth Competition Team Practice (invitation only)

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Youth & Adult Beginner

Call Dee Decker at 488-3848 for more information.

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Participation in 4-H activities helps youth gain assets critical to positive youth development: character, connection, caring, competence, confidence and enable them to contribute to their communities through service and leadership.

If your child is interested in joining 4-H, please call 488-3848 or come by our office for more information.

Check out Swain County 4-H on Facebook – for the most up-to-date happenings!!

4-H ONLINE and Enrollment

2021 4-H Online Enrollment

4-H Enrollment is now online! Go to: to enroll your child in 4-H today! It’s quick and easy, and no more paper forms!