Category Archives: County 4-H News

Junior Leader Weekend – POSTPONED to March 4-6

Join our 4-H Jr Council leaders for a fun-filled weekend at Camp Country Center in Hockessin.  The weekend will include team building and leadership workshops and activities as well as fun and games.  A campfire will end our days (weather permitting).  The fun starts at 6:00 PM on Friday and wraps up at noon on Sunday.  The cost of the weekend (including 4 meals) is $30.  This weekend is limited to 22 youth, ages 13+, so register asap!

Date: March 4-6th, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: 1051 Sharpless Rd Hockessin DE – STEM Lodge
Cost: $30
Checks payable to: University of Delaware
Registration Due: February 25, 2022
For more information contact: Jenny Trunfio at

Register HERE

Favorite Foods Contest

NCC 4-H Favorite Foods Contest

Saturday, January 29, 2022

8:30 am at Kirk Middle School


Favorite Foods Guidelines DE 2022
PDF Favorite Foods Application
Word Doc Favorite Foods Application


Applications MUST be received no later than Friday, January 14.          NO late applications accepted.

We will also have Foods Judging at the Favorite Foods Contest, if you would like to participate in the Foods Judging contest you will need to attend Favorite Foods to take the judging contest. For the Foods judging information please reach out to Ms. Kaitlin.

Email to Serena, fax to 302-831-8934 or drop off to the office at 461 Wyoming Rd., Newark, 19716


Photography Contest info

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022

Details: Photos will be displayed during the Favorite Foods Contest

Awards: Ribbons will be awarded for each exhibit, based on the Danish Scale.

Completed entries are due to the 4-H office no later than:

Friday January 14, 2022

Contact Serena Conner at (302) 831-2506 or with any questions!

Please see rules below. We’ve included a page of labels you can use for your photos.

2022 Photography Contest Rules and Labels

Photo Contest Entry Form – 2022

Public Speaking Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in last night’s Public Speaking Contest!


The below have qualified to participate in the 2022 State Fair.

Beginner I: 8-9 yrs old

Moira Jones

Beginner II: 10-11 yrs old

Evelyn Witte

Junior: 12-13 yrs old

Alexis Wolff

Senior: 14 & older

Melanie Witte

And a “job well done” to our Cloverbud participant, Ingrid Jones!

Holiday Giving Tree


It’s that time of year again! The Christmas tree for Friendship House donations is up in the New Castle office. Stop by anytime during normal business hours by December 17th and drop off a donation of gloves, hats, and scarves for either adults or children.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Pumpkin Contest Results

We had so many great entries this year! Thank you and well done to everyone who entered!

Under 12 Categories

4-H Category – Schlabachs 

Decorated category – Michela Davis

Carved category – Susan Tuschinski


13 and over Category

4-H Category – Richard Melson (there were no other entries for this category/age group)

Decorated category – Natalie Davis

Carved category – Eason Li

Galactic Quest STEM Night

October 28, 2021

6:30-8:30 PM

461 Wyoming Rd Newark

Galactic Quest explores the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit. Activities will include building a telescope, engineering a mechanical arm to harvest crops, learning cyber security and decoding, and gathering resources to live and work in space.

Register HERE

Record Books and Diamond Clover Due Sept. 27

4-H’ers are encouraged to submit their Record Books and Diamond Clover. All are due on September 27 to the NCC Office.
There will be a Record Book Training session of Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm. Register HERE

Please see instructions and Record and Project Book forms below and contact Kaitlin with questions.

Record Book Form

Project Book Form

Info on Diamond Clover Final Reports

4-H Tech Team

Interest Meeting June 12, 10 AM

Learn about the Delaware 4-H TECH team and how to join June 12th 10 – 3 pm

New Castle County Extension Office 461 Wyoming Rd Newark.


Join us to see and use all the fun, new equipment Delaware 4-H has to teach Computer Science.  Learn about the TECH team and learn how to facilitate Computer Science and Engineering programs to other youth across Delaware.

Register HERE

Announcing the 2021 NCC 4-H Summer Day Camps!

Our day camps are in-person this year, following current COVID protocol. Due to this, space is limited. Please register as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Serena 

Cloverbud Day Camp- June 21-25, 2021

During this exciting camp, campers will rotate through 4-H mini-stem classes. Each day the campers will experience topics including Healthy Living, Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM), and more! Guest speakers will visit and there will be opportunities for Outdoor Recreation. Campers will have a wonderful hands-on experience in a fun-filled and safe environment on the beautiful grounds of the University of Delaware. Campers will provide their own lunch.

24 camper maximum

Ages: 5-7 years old

Location: UD Cooperative Extension office 461 Wyoming Rd Newark DE

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Cost: $200.00

Newark 4-H Day Camp – June 21-25, 2021

Kitchen Chemistry, Animal Science, Health and Wellness, Photography, STEM, and more. These are some of the classes that campers may be able to select at our traditional 4-H Camp. Guest speakers will visit and there will be opportunities for Outdoor Recreation. Campers will have a wonderful hands-on experience in a fun-filled and safe environment. The week will conclude with an exciting council circle where groups will show off their talents. Campers will experience fun and active days on the beautiful grounds of the University of Delaware campus! Campers will provide their own lunch.

 32 camper maximum

Ages: 8-12 years old

Location: UD Cooperative Extension office 461 Wyoming Rd Newark DE

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Cost: $200.00

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Camp – June 21-25, 2021

CIT Camp runs in conjunction with Newark Day Camp. Teens 13 and older are encouraged to tackle a hands-on leadership experience. This counselor training program is designed to equip teens with leadership skills that will prepare them to serve as camp counselors in the future. This camp is for teens who are age 13 by May 30. Training will involve camp counselor protocol, risk management, team building, camper safety, and problem solving. Completion of this program is strongly encouraged for those teens who wish to become a 4-H camp counselor for the 2022 summer camps. Campers will provide their own lunch.

10 camper maximum

Ages: 13-16 years old

Location: UD Cooperative Extension office 461 Wyoming Rd Newark DE

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Cost: $180.00

4-H Animal Science Day Camp – August 2-5, 2021

Youth attending this camp will gain a remarkable up-close educational experience with animals. Campers will delve into animal science to gain a more in-depth understanding of farm animals through hands-on experiences at the University of Delaware Farm. The week will conclude with an Animal Science Quiz bowl to test camper’s knowledge gained during this engaging camp. Campers will provide their own lunch.

32 camper maximum

Ages: 8-12 years old

Location: UD Cooperative Extension office 461 Wyoming Rd Newark DE

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Costs: $200.00


Register HERE

NCC Judging Contests


Sign up for the following contests:

Tuesday, May 18th – Wildlife, Horticulture, Wood science, Clothing, Foods and Photography

*Deadline to register is Monday, May 17th

Location: NCC 4-H Office- 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, 19716
You will be assigned a 1 hour time slot between 4:00 – 8:00 pm to complete the judging contest you wish to complete.

Please bring with you a pencil, clipboard, wear a mask and be prepared to have your temperature taken at registration.

Questions? Contact Kaitlin  or Serena

Current UD COVID protocols are in place. If these time frames do not work, please reach out and we will accommodate to our best ability.

Register HERE

Join the NEW Outdoor Adventures Club!


Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to get outside and hike the Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge? Do you want to learn more about the animal and plant life around you? If you answered yes to these questions, then this club is for you. Join the New Castle County Outdoor Adventures Club. This is a county wide club open to all NCC 4-H’ers ages 8 and older.

The first meeting will be held at Lums Pond State Park April 11 at 1 PM.  Meeting location will be sent after registration.

Register HERE