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

Effective December 21, 2021 – 

All in-person 4-H events, classes, programs, club meetings, camps, and other group activities organized by or under the auspices of RCE – 4-H Youth Development are suspended through January 31, 2022.

Reported daily increases in new COVID-19 cases in our state are tracking higher again and community transmission of the virus continues.  To protect the health of our communities, Rutgers Cooperative Extension is aligning with the University’s protocols to continue programming only in remote formats through January. This means all 4-H events, programs, club meetings, and other group activities organized by or under the auspices of Rutgers Cooperative Extension – 4-H Youth Development must be conducted remotely. 

New Jersey 4-H members, families, and volunteers are creative and innovative.  Over the past two years, our 4-H community has found meaningful ways to connect, and we will continue to do so.  Please check out 4-H From Home for resources for volunteers and interactive opportunities for youth across the state (new resources and opportunities are added weekly). 

RCE 4-H faculty and staff will continue to support our youth, families, volunteers, and local partners as we navigate our country’s health emergency. We thank you for your support as we continue to learn from our health officials and educational partners the best methods to serve young people during this extraordinary time.   


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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