The Sussex RCE/4-H Office will be closed on December 24th and 25th for the Christmas Holiday.

Don’t Forget to ReEnroll in 4-H Online for this Project Year!

1 week left to register to consider a member in good standing for this project year.

Deadline to register is January 1!

Please follow these directions to re-enroll for the new 4-H program year.
To begin, go to

You should be able to login with your current information (username: email and password.) If you’ve forgotten your password, click the Reset Password link to have a temporary password sent to your email address.

4-H Online has a new look and includes new features that will improve your 4-H experience.
For instructions go to:

New STEP available open to all, 4-H members and Non-4-H Members.

Cookie Monster Monday
December 21 @ 4:00pm

Comfort can come to your kitchen in the form of a warm delicious cookie and a glass of milk.  Yum!  Let’s learn how to bake Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies and make Cookie Monster proud!  You can bake along with the chef or tune in for the lesson and bake later. Register Today!

State Bridge to 4-H Club

Next Meeting January 21

If you are a registered 4‑H member in New Jersey and are looking for a monthly online 4‑H Club experience, join Bridge to 4‑H! This is a life skills, healthy living, and leadership club. Maybe your regular 4‑H club is on hiatus, or you want to meet 4‑Hers across the state. Youth will learn financial literacy and resume-building skills, share recipes and activities to get moving, play interactive games, meet youth from across New Jersey, and so much more. For 4‑H members in grades 4–13. Sessions will run on Thursday’s from 7:00-8:00pm ( Jan 21, Feb 18, and March 18).

Bridge to 4-H registration link

January STEP Clubs

NJ 4-H Food Security Seminar Series

New Jersey 4-H is recruiting a team to participate in the World Food Prize Research Project. Youth members will work with a team to develop individual research projects addressing global food security issues. Participants will meet once a week with mentors and peers to prepare their research projects. Projects will be presented at the Rutgers University Youth Institute Summit on March 5. During this day-long program, students get to learn about critical global issues, network with local leaders, engage in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to become effective change agents in their own communities, conscientious global citizens, and tomorrow’s scientific humanitarian leaders. Sessions will run on Mondays, 7:00–8:00 pm starting January 4–February 1.

NJ 4-H Global Food Security Collation registration link

Globetasters 4: Cooking for Comfort

Warm your winter bellies with some homemade comfort food, we’ll make the recipes a bit healthier. You can cook right along with us or watch and make later. This program is for youth in grades 4–13. Sessions will run on Mondays, 4–5:30 pm starting January 4–February 22.

Globetasters 4: Cooking for Comfort registration link

Creative Creations 4‑H STEP Club

Join youth from across the state for Creative Creations 4‑H STEP club! The focus of this club will be on creatively chasing away the winter blues by cooking, crafting, and upcycling. Projects include Valentine cupcakes and cards, origami, upcycled can owls and terrariums, and much more! This program is open to all 4‑H’ers in grades 4–13. Sessions will run Thursday afternoons from 4–5 pm starting on January 7–March 11.

Creative Creations registration link

Career Detectives STEP Club: Clean Energy

Are you a youth member in grades 7–13 who is interested in learning about a future career in clean energy? If so, the Career Detectives S.T.E.P club is for you! Join us for a fun and informative mini-series to learn about how you can accomplish your dream of working in the field of clean energy. Guest speakers from Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Stockton University, and the New Jersey Clean Energy Program are excited to connect with you. They will teach you about their careers and provide information about undergraduate degrees. We will be hosting fun trivia throughout the experience as well. Sessions will run January 25–27, 2021 from 7:00–8:30 pm.

Career Detectives STEP Club: Clean Energy registration link

My Body and Me (4‑H SPIN Club)

We invite 4‑H junior members (grades 4–6) to join us as we explore the human body. The human body is filled with unique systems and interesting organs that we could simply not live without! Each night, we will cover a specific system of the body and discuss the importance of that system. We will learn about ways to maintain a healthy body while doing interactive and engaging activities along the way. Youth will also have a chance to practice their presentation skills as they will work on a Career Research Assignment throughout the course and present their career at the end of the course. Sessions will run for seven Mondays at 7 pm (Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1, and Mar 8).

My Body and Me registration link


Somerset 4-H has collected all the entries and now it’s your time to vote for the best gingerbread creation in each age category (PREP, Junior, and Teen).

Scroll down to view all the entries (click on the thumbnails to make them bigger!) in each category and cast your vote (don’t forget to cast your vote for each category!). They will be tallying the results and announcing the winners on this page and social media on Monday (Dec 21).

Jolly Gingerbread Challenge — Somerset County 4-H (

Middlesex County
4-H Winter Wonderland

Middlesex County 4-H would like to invite everyone to visit our new 4-H winter wonderland website, sponsored by their 4-H presidents’ council and compiled by amazing teen leader Abby Semsel!!

It’s available to anyone and includes animal videos, a video from Santa and his reindeer, coloring pages to download, videos on gift wrapping and making hot chocolate jars, a holiday clogging dance, and a place where kids can e-mail Santa (and he will e-mail back).

Save the Date

2021 New Jersey State 4-H Model Horse Show

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WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021
OPEN TO: All 4-H members in good standing. Juniors are in 4th to 7th grade. Seniors are in 8th to 13th grade as of September 2020. *This is different than other State 4-H Equine Events.
WHERE: Virtually, using the SmugMug platform. Results will be posted as they are available throughout the day.
START TIME: Photos must be uploaded by 10 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021. Judging will start around 9 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021.

QUESTIONS: Contact Lillian Shupe by e-mail or call/text (908) 892-3255 or Carol Ward by e-mail or call (908) 526-6644.

ENTRIES: Due Jan. 13, 2021, Eligibility will be verified with your County 4-H office. Only registered 4-H members are eligible for this state 4-H contest. Once the entry has been received with payment, the entrant will get login information to upload photos. Y

CLASS LIMITS: Performance Classes: 2 entries per exhibitor; Halter Classes: 3 entries per exhibitor unless noted on the class list.

For more information and the show packet click here.

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Check out the Rutgers NJAES Online Calendar to see all of the classes and seminars that are available.
NEW Classes are added daily

Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 12:00 pm Real Recipes: Holiday Squares

University Closed and Classed canceled from
December 24, 2020, until January 3, 2021
. Classes will resume January 4, 2021.

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