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More Virtual 4-H Special Interest Clubs Coming in April

West Virginia 4-H is excited to kick off more virtual 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs in April. These virtual 4-H SPIN clubs will focus on different topic areas and will last between four to six sessions. Do not hesitate to register.  Many of the March SPIN clubs filled all of the spots quickly!

These 4-H SPIN clubs are open to 4-H members. Be sure to read each club description to determine which age groups are invited to participate.  Each club is a little different.  Some clubs are designed to help 4-H members with their project work, but not all of them.  All youth are welcome to join a SPIN club to learn, no matter their project area!

Some of the 4-H SPIN clubs are free to participants while other clubs do have a small fee.  The clubs with fees will be providing a club kit of supplies for the kids to engage in hands-on activities at home.

How Do I Sign Up?

Choose a topic of interest to you, then register online through ZSuite. To register for a SPIN Club go to  4h.zsuite.org and enroll in 4-H with your county. Then select the “event” option to choose the topic.

Register in 4-H ZSuite

Virtual SPIN Clubs Starting in March

Cooking 201 SPIN Club

  • Kids cutting tomatoes in a kitchen with help from adultSix Thursdays - April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6 and 13 ( no meeting on April 15)
  • Time - 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Age - 3rd to 12th grade
  • Club Cost - Free

Join us in live cooking and skill building for the Cooking 201 SPIN Club.  Participants will build on basic skills of food preparation, selection, safety and science.  This club will meet many requirements in the 4-H Cooking 201 project book. The club is open to any interested 4-H members and volunteers! 

Instructors –  Alex Coffman, WVU Extension 4-H Grant County and Brenda Pruett, WVU Extension 4-H Mercer County 

Learn Today - Lead Tomorrow: Build Your Future in 4-H SPIN Club

  • Teen with laptop in front middle with four people in background dressed in various careersSix Thursdays - April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6
  • Time - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Age - 12 to 17
  • Club Cost - Free

It is never too early to plan your future!  This virtual SPIN Club will provide the tools you need to explore career paths, learn job-seeking skills, understand workplace etiquette, and how to build a portfolio.  Additionally, we will meet former 4-H members in a variety of careers.  In today’s fast pace world, there are skills that can launch you to the top of the class in career readiness and well prepared to pursue your dream career.  This club will meet many requirements in the Build Your Future 4-H project.  Any 4-H member 12 to 17 years old is welcome as well as 4-H volunteers!

Instructors –  Jodi Smith, WVU Extension 4-H Wood County and  Lisa Ingram, WVU Extension 4-H Marshall County

Hiking SPIN Club

  • Three teens peaking out from behinds treesFour Mondays - April 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Time - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Age - 7th to 12th grade
  • Club Cost - Free

Join us for hiking sharing, activities, and ideas!  This club will meet many requirements in the Hiking Trails 4-H project book. The club is open to any interested 4-H members and volunteers!   

Instructor –  Alex Coffman, WVU Extension 4-H Grant County and Stephanie Lusk, WVU Extension FCD Wyoming County

Swine Production - Going Whole Hog SPIN Club

  • Teen nose to nose with a pigFour Tuesdays - April 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Time - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Age - 7th grade and up
  • Club Cost - Free

Dive deeper into the swine industry! Learn about swine reproduction, piglet care, facilities management, careers and more! This is a great club for checking off activities in the Going Whole Hog 4-H project. The club is open to any interested 4-H members and volunteers!

Instructors –  Natasha Harris, WVU Extension ANR Upshur County, Jody Carpenter, WVU Extension ANR Barbour and Randolph Counties, Jesica Streets, WVU Extension ANR Tucker County

Take the Bait (Fishing) SPIN Club

  • kid with a fishing rod, open tackle boxes and fishing net, view of pond with a boat with fishermenFour Tuesdays - April 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Time - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Age - 3rd to 12th grade
  • Club Cost - Free

Do you enjoy getting a bite on your fishing line when enjoying the outdoors? Join us for a 4 part series of lessons designed to help you improve your fishing experiences. We will cover topics that will help you get that fish as you complete the Fishing 1 (Take The Bait) 4-H project.  Whether signed up for the project or not, you should join us. 

Instructors –  Evan Wilson, WVU Extension ANR Cabell and Wayne Counties and Cathy Smith, WVU Extension 4-H Program Assistant, Wayne County

Market Swine Essentials SPIN Club

  • 4-H member with a hog in a penFour Wednesdays - April 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • Time - 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Age - 3rd to 12th grade
  • Club Cost - Free

Are you interested in the market swine project? Join us for this virtual 4-H SPIN club to learn about the fundamentals of swine care and management.  This club will meet many requirements in The Incredible Pig 4-H project.  Any interested 4-H member and 4-H volunteer is welcome! 

Instructors –  Lorrie Wright, WVU Extension 4-H Mason County, Sabrina Beal, WVU Extension 4-H Barbour County, Evan Wilson, WVU Extension 4-H ANR Cabell and Wayne Counties

The Night at the Art Museum SPIN Club

  • drawing of different buildings with a sign that holds the flying WV and 4-H clover.  The words Night at the Art Museum are on the graphic. Four Thursdays - April 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Time - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Age - 3rd to 12th grade
  • Club Cost - Free

Youth will explore notable world art museums each week and learn about Google Arts & Culture resources as well as famous works of art.

Instructors –  Julie Tritz, WVU Extension 4-H Wayne County and Amanda Johnson, WVU Extension 4-H Jefferson County


To register for a SPIN Club, go to  https://4h.zsuite.org/ and enroll in 4-H with your county. Then select the “event” option to choose the Club.

Register in 4-H ZSuite