Welcome to Sussex County 4-H!

To Make the Best Better


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

We are pleased to share that we are beginning to restart in-person Extension programming. We know that some  may still not feel ready or comfortable with in-person activities and that is okay. We also know that many of you are eager to resume in-person participation and we want to make that happen.

Visit the Restarting In-Person RCE Programs website  for more details. We will follow the guidance from Rutgers University and will send out changes to our guidelines when they occur.

During the past year many 4-H clubs have been meeting virtually, this is still very much an option. Please check in with your 4-H Leader about upcoming club plans. Some clubs will choose to continue virtual meetings, some will choose ways to gather under the new guidelines, and others may choose a combination of both in-person and virtual meetings. It will be up to individual families to decide if/how they wish to engage with those offerings. Participation in in-person 4-H activities is voluntary.

Sussex 4-H volunteers should see the Volunteer Reset page for guidance on scheduling and holding in-person 4-H meetings.

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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