Welcome to Sussex County 4-H!

To Make the Best Better


Important Information:
4-H Programming and COVID-19 Precautions

Effective June 7, 2021 – 

  • Location – RCE activities can be held outdoors or indoors. Outdoor settings are preferred. 
  • Size – There are no restrictions on capacity for RCE activities.  However, plans for events with an expected attendance of over 100 individuals should be discussed with county 4-H staff.  
  • Health screening – All participants are expected to evaluate their own health in relation to covid-19 symptoms prior to participation (the online health screening form is no longer required). 
  • Face masks –  
    • Outdoors – Masks are no longer required in an outdoor setting. However, RCE encourages the use of masks. 
    • Indoors – All participants must wear face masks during any indoor RCE activity. 
  • Physical distancing – Physical distancing is not required but is encouraged to the extent possible. 
  • Recordkeeping – Attendance records should be kept at the club/program level but are not required to be submitted to the county Extension office. 
  • Handwashing – Handwashing facilities or hand sanitizer must be available.  
  • Local directives – Extension programs must comply with state & local directives for indoor or outdoor gatherings.  Some county offices have specific restrictions.  Please note, some 4-H activities are required to follow additional guidelines (i.e. camp & overnight activities). 
  • Pre-approval – The In-person Program Request process is no longer required. 

Declining rates of COVID-19 transmission in NJ and rising numbers of vaccinated residents represent significant progress; however, continued diligence is still needed.  We have a shared responsibility to take practical and responsible measures to safeguard the well-being of each other and our communities.  

We thank you for your continued support of the New Jersey 4-H Program.  We know this past year has not been easy for our 4-H families, volunteers, partners and staff.  We remain committed to providing high-quality youth development experiences and opportunities for youth across the state.  We look forward to gearing up for the summer and know that together we can continue to meet the current and emerging needs of youth and communities. 

New Jersey 4-H


The Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world. This mission is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of the land-grant university system, along with the involvement of caring adults.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

For additional information, contact: 973-948-3040 or www.nj4h.rutgers.edu.

Sussex County 4-H Clubs

4-H Clubs in Sussex County and are accepting new members for the 2020/2021 4-H project year. The link below features clubs that shared their information with the 4-H Office. For a complete list of clubs available in Sussex County 4-H please contact Dave Foord -Senior 4-H Program Coordinator (foord@njaes.rutgers.edu) or Tanya Patire – Program Assistant (patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu).

* Please note that the location in which the clubs meet is for when clubs will have permission to meet in-person. Until that time is deemed safe by Rutgers and NJ 4-H policies, clubs will be meeting in a virtual format.

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