Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Morris County]

Current Events

Here's what's happening in Morris County 4-H!

Holiday Caroling Party

December 4

Everyone is invited to spread holiday cheer to the residents of the Morris View Healthcare Center. This is a favorite Morris County 4-H tradition that you won't want to miss. You don't have to sing well, you just have to sing loud! Even animals can join in the fun (on-leash please). Be sure to bring a holiday snack to share. Contact the 4-H office to say you'll be there.

Early Bird 4-H Summer Camp Registration

December 3-31st

Planning on attending camp this summer at L.G. Cook 4-H Camp? Then you don't want to miss early registration going on until December 31st. Sign up now to receive first choice of dates/sessions as well as the lowest rate offered. Learn more here.

Teen Winter Camp

January 20-22nd

Deadline: January 6th

Winter camp is a fun weekend getaway for 4-H teens in grades 8-13. Teens from Morris, Salem, Gloucester and Mercer Counties gather together for sledding, hiking, crafting, singing, games, and making new friends at L.G Cook 4-H Camp in Stokes State Forest. Space is limited, so get your application in early. Click here to learn more.

Science-sational Day Workshop Proposals

Event date: March 25th

Deadline: January 20th

4-H Science-sational Day is one of the most popular events of the year! In order to make this day possible, volunteers are needed to present fun, hands-on, science related
workshops to youth in grades K-6. From how a camera works to basic engineering, we
are looking for youth and adults to present workshops on what they know and love. Learn more and submit your idea for a workshop here.

Perfect Presentations Workshop

February 9th

Part of the 4-H experience is learning how to give a formal presentation. This workshop will show 4-H members how to earn a blue ribbon a County Public Presentations Night. Both beginners and experts are encouraged to attend this important workshop. You may discover a new idea that takes your presentation from good to amazing! Stay tuned for more details.

Citizenship Washington Focus Applications

Event date: July 9-15

Deadline: March 1st

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is held each summer at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase Maryland.  It is a weeklong event for 4-H members in grades 9-12.  The program is based on the principle that democracy requires skills and strategies that must be learned and practiced and it teaches participants to be active, responsible citizens and leaders.  The program utilizes Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about the government, citizenship and civic education and provides hands-on opportunities. Click here to apply.

4-H North Jersey Teen Conference (NJTC)

Event date: March 10-12th

This popular event is open to 4-H teens in grades 8-13 from the northern NJ counties. At the conference, participants strengthen their leadership skills through hands-on activities. This year's theme is "Expanding Your Horizons". Stay tuned for registration details.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 11th

Calling all 4-H clubs, members, families, and volunteers! We want to see you in your finest greenery to march in the Morristown St. Patrick's Day Parade. Participants are encouraged to carry club banners, wear silly hats, carry noisemakers, and wear 4-H attire. Project animals are welcome to participate, too! Stay tuned for more details.

Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Conference

Event date: March 18th

4-H members in grades 6-8 are invited to attend this leadership conference. Participants will develop leadership and personal development skills while having fun with new friends. Stay tuned for more details!

Rutgerscience Saturdays - Optical Science

Event date: March 25th

Deadline: March 18th

Youth in grades 5-8 will explore light refraction, reflection, and more from Rutgers University scientists. Youth will also tour the Rutgers observatory and see the Physics Department's telescope. Space is limited so don't wait! Click here to learn more.

WANTED: Host Families for Japanese Exchange

July to August 2017

NJ 4-H is excited to once again host Japanese Youth for four weeks in summer 2017. Host families are needed for the participants and adult chaperones. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to showcase everyday NJ life as well as learn from a new friend. This is open to both 4-H and non 4-H families. Click here for details.