Charlevoix County Extension Office

Catalog of Programs & Services MSUE Offers

Programming can vary from year-to-year.

Below are the sections of regularly available programming and services. 



Contact Us

319B N. Lake St. Boyne City, MI 49712


Phone: 231-582-6232

Fax: 231-582-2831

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


A 4-H club is a place where young people and adults come together for learning and activities!

Charlevoix County 4-H Member Enrollment Form

Charlevoix County 4-H Volunteer Enrollment Form

Youth and adults experience:

  • fun and meaningful learning experiences
  • a sense of community
  • positive relationships with peers and mentors
  • exposure to diverse ideas and age-appropriate resources
  • science and exploration of careers related to their interests
  • opportunities to evaluate their work

4-H is for youth age 5 to 19. Adults age 19 and older can join as volunteers. 

4-H clubs and programs happen in every Michigan county. There are many projects to choose from in which youth from cities, suburbs, towns and rural communities can participate.

Some 4-H projects and 4-H programs have additional costs for supplies, equipment, travel, registration fees etc.

Youth 4-H Membership

To join a 4-H club, you just need to find one that works best for your family! Contact Charlevoix County 4-H to get more information about clubs and programs near you. 
Be prepared with answers to the following:

  1. What is your name?
  2. What are the names and ages of your children?
  3. What is your address? (We’ll send you a packet of information)
  4. What type of projects is your family interested in pursuing through 4-H?
  5. Are the adults of the family willing to be involved in a leadership role?

Volunteer for 4-H

Just five steps to becoming a 4-H volunteer!

  1. Decide that you have the time and interest to help kids explore and chart positive futures.
  2. Consider volunteering to lead a 4-H group in your community, your local school (before or after school), your church or any other location where there are kids who need positive, committed adult role models in their lives.
  3. Contact a Charlevoix County 4-H program coordinator to find out about your ideas or local opportunities for 4-H involvement.
  4. Complete Michigan State University Extension’s Child Well-Being Volunteer Selection Process. A 4-H program coordinator will be happy to discuss this process with you.
  5. Share your skills, knowledge and talents while having fun with kids, and you’re sure to make a difference in their lives.

Charlevoix County 4-H Council Board Members for 2023-2024

  • President: Ren Graham
    • Youth President: Lily Doyle
  • Vice President: Brittney Greenman
    • Youth Vice President: Travis Bickes
  • Secretary: Ashley Bickes
    • Youth Secretary: Abby Potter
  • Treasurer: Dawn Thayer
    • Youth Treasurer: Rebecca Bickes
  • Silent Auction Co-Chairs: Patsy Armstrong, Jessica Peck & Lillii Armstrong
    • Youth Silent Auction Reps: Amira Behling, Ryder Crego & Audrey Potter
  • Senior Scholarship Co-Chairs: Lenore Senter, Keith Wilson & Gina Bennett
    • Youth Senior Scholarship Reps: Abby Potter, Emma Smith, Kately Wilson, Jack Thompson, Lily Doyle, Rori Bennet & Maddie Graham
  • Take A Day On Service-Learning Co-Chairs: Dawn Thayer
    • Youth Take A Day On Reps: Jack Thompson, Amira Behling, Lily Doyle & Myles Greenman

Charlevoix County 4-H Council Meetings 

First Monday of every scheduled month, unless otherwise noted.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Boyne City Hall Commission Chambers - 2nd floor OR on ZOOM
Meeting Schedule for 4-H Year 2023-2024

Sept. 11, 2023 (due to Labor Day)

Oct. 22, 2023 - Recognition Banquet at 2:00 pm at Veteran's Park Pavilion

Nov. 6, 2023 - ZOOM (Leader In-Service following meeting)

Dec. 3, 2023 - Holiday Party at 2:00 pm at Veteran's Park Pavilion

March 4, 2024 - ZOOM

May 6, 2024

June 3, 2024

July 21, 2024 - 4-H Picnic at 2:00 pm at Veteran's Park Pavilion

**No 4-H Council Meetings in January, February, April, or August

Meeting Date Flyer


Charlevoix County 4-H Policies, Bylaws, Forms and Deadlines

Charlevoix County 4-H Policies and Procedures 2023-2024

Charlevoix County 4-H Council By-Laws 2023-2024 

Charlevoix County 2022-2023 4-H Club and Program Directory