4-H Clubs in Cumberland County
Cumberland County has many different types of 4-H clubs ranging from specific animal clubs, to science-based clubs, to general ones, and more! If you are interested in joining or want more information about any of these clubs please contact Sara Conant at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get you connected to a leader who can tell you more about their specific club. Don’t see a club that interests you or your child? Contact Sara to learn more about becoming a 4-H volunteer and starting your own club.
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- Shooting Sports
- Teen Leadership
- Working Steer
Humanitarian Assistors of Portland High School: 4-H club open to any high schooler – meets during Bulldog block. The club focuses on Community Service, personal development and college & career readiness. New Members Welcome!
- Young Farmers 4-H Beef Club
This club is for 4-Hers who are interested in a beef project. They meet in Gorham on the 2nd Tuesday of the month except for July and August. They work with both beef steers and heifers. Open to new members October – December of each year.
- Red & White Faces Baby Beef Club
This club is for those 4-Hers who have caught a steer in the calf scramble at Cumberland Fair.
- Paws ‘N’ Pals
The Paws ‘N’ Pals 4-H Dog Club, focuses on teaching youth ages 9 – 18 how to train their dogs in a variety of dog sports (showmanship, obedience, rally-obedience, agility) and teaching members lots of dog knowledge in a safe, fun, and educational environment. In addition to monthly meetings, we generally hold one fundraiser a year, create a club display for the 4-H Exhibit Hall at the Cumberland Fair, and host and participate in the Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show in September. Members do not need a dog to participate as approximately half of all meetings are taught without dogs. New Members Welcome!
- All Star Dairy
The Cumberland County All-Star 4-H Dairy Club meets one Sunday evening a month in Gorham, except June-August. They are a dairy cow club with members ages 7-18 spread over a large area. All members need a project animal which can be leased or owned. New Members Welcome!
- White Pine Caprines
White Pine Caprines strive to learn citizenship, leadership, friendship, and life skills by learning about and taking care of dairy goats. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in North Yarmouth. New members welcome.
- The White Pine Caprines also have both a Veterinary Science and Equine division of their club
- Forest School 4-H A club for youth enrolled in the Forest School Homeschooling Group. Closed to new membership.
Merry Makers 4-H Club Each year members brainstorm the activities they would like to do. Project areas tend to focus on science, outdoor education, arts and crafts, and community service. Merry Makers meets monthly September through May, typically in Gorham. Limited openings for new membership.
- New Gloucester Library 4-H Club They meet in New Gloucester at the Public Library. Usually October – June at 6:30 pm. on Wednesdays. New Members Welcome.
- Sebago Nor’Easters Club members have many interests, especially in outdoor adventure. Meetings: Third Tuesday evening of the month in Sebago. New Members Welcome.
- Cumberland County Equestrians meets in Windham on the second Sunday afternoon of each month. Open to all ages. Hands on focus to educate youth about horses and care. They also participate in June Jamboree, Ossipee Valley Fair and Cumberland Fair. New Members Welcome.
- Tails and Trails meets in Freeport on the fourth Monday of the month. Members are ages 5-18 who own or lease a horse, or take regular riding lessons. New members welcome.
- Wild Manes Meets in Scarborough on the last Friday of the month. New Members Welcome.
- Feathered Friends is open to youth ages 5-18 and meets in Harrison. Feathered Friends will focus on all things chicken, turkey, and duck related with the possibility of expansion into gardening and maple syrup production! New Members Welcome.
- Robotica learns about Robotics using 1st Lego Robotics kits. Meets in Windham.
- The Sunflower 4-H Club The Sunflower 4-H Club works with the Lego NXT kits. They meet on Saturday mornings twice a month in South Portland. Ages 9-18. New Members Welcome.
- 4-H Rabbiteers of Maine is a group focused on the health, care, breeding and showmanship of rabbits. We teach youth how to handle and properly raise their animals including nutrition, grooming, and housing. We also teach how to show and judge a rabbit. As a group, we encourage members to work together to create a club display for the 4-H exhibit hall. Individuals are required to show in the Cumberland Fair 4-H Rabbit Show and make a display about their rabbit experience for the 4-H exhibit hall. It is a requirement to have a rabbit to join. Meets one day a month in Gorham, the first weekend whenever possible. Members are between the ages of 11-18, limited to 12 members. New members welcome from November 1st to April 1st.
- Cumberland County 4-H Sheep Club meets in Cumberland the 2nd Monday of the month October through May. They have a market lamb and sheep breeding program and do projects with wool on the side. Open to Cumberland County residents and those in towns directly on the Cumberland County border who do not already have a Sheep Club. Members must plan to lease or own at least one sheep. New Members ages 9 – 18 welcome until March of each year.
- Bullseyes 4-H club is a shooting sports club for youth ages 9-18. They meet every Monday night from November until April and focus on safe handling and firing of .22 rifles on a 50′ indoor range. The club strives to teach youth gun safety while also helping them to improve their shooting skills. Meets in Cumberland. New members welcome in October.
- Swiners 4-H Club helps members raise market hogs for Auction at the Cumberland Fair, raise swine for personal use, and for 4-H shows. Some of their members are also part of the racing pig program which is for younger members. Youth learn about caring for, showing, and raising pigs. The club meets monthly on the first Wednesday in Cumberland. Membership is open in October. There is limited enrollment for racing pig candidates (5-8-year-olds).
- Teen Council is for youth ages 12-18 who want to learn and practice leadership skills. Their primary tasks are to plan and execute Mini-Forum and Winterfest events. Members can choose to help plan either or both events. Teen Council meets October – March. New Members Welcome
- Brass Knobs Working Steer Club is made up of boys and girls from the ages of 9 to 18 years. Members purchase a set of small calves and then train those calves to form a team. The teamsters (youth) also learn and develop life skills. If this club is something you are interested in joining or even just seeing what we are all about, get in touch with us. Meets monthly on Saturdays. New members are always welcome.
- Hooves ‘n Stuff Club focuses on Working Steer & additional projects including crafts, small animals, etc. One meeting per month typically in Gorham. All ages welcome. New Members are always welcome.