Category Archives: County 4-H News

Demo and Judging Contest Results

To all our State Fair qualifiers!

Demonstration Contest:

Category and Name:
304 – Arts / Crafts / Visual Arts- Savannah Timney
324 – Clothing / Textiles- Daisy Timney
305 – Other – General- Evelyn Witte
338 – Sheep- Elizabeth Handlin
312 – Entomology -Liam Aber
319 – Other – Science -Alexis Wolff

Judging Contests:



Daisy Timney- Heavenly Hooves
Savannah Timney-Heavenly Hooves
Colby Lockridge- Porter Gang


Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner

Eason Li- Meado-Larks


Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner

Wood Science:

Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


Michaela Patrick- Stump Corner


Eason Li- Meado-larks
Liam Aber- Holy Angels
Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


County Archery Shoots

These trainings are offered to anyone, unless otherwise noted.

You must attend a session if you want to participate in the State Contest. 

Youth may attend any of the opportunities listed below.

You will need to indicate on the form if you are new to archery or if you have attended an archery meeting/training in the past.  This will give us an idea about attendees who plan to attend so we can offer the assistance needed.

*Parents/Responsible Adults are asked to remain on site during the duration of the event, unless otherwise arranged.


New Castle County

April 10, and May 22 both shoots will be 2 pm 

Ebling Farm: 997 Caldwell Corner Rd Townsend DE 19734

Instructor: Laura Campbell

Contact: Jenny Trunfio,


Kent County

Each Date will have 2 options, you may sign up for one option per date.

April 14  5:00pm or 6:00pm

April 15  10:00am or 11:00am

April 22  10:00am or 11:00am

April 23  10:00am or 11:00am

All dates will be held 583 Shady Bridge Rd, Marydel, De

*Participant parents will be asked to complete a hold harmless on behalf of the property owner at arrival

Instructor: Gary Utley

Contact: Kristin Cook,



Sussex County

March 27 – Safety Training and Shoot – Anger Residence. 2:00-5:00 pm.  (5-6 members each hour)

April 24 – Safety Training and Shoot – Anger Residence. 2:00-5:00 pm.  (5-6 members each hour)

May 9 – Safety Training at Sussex 4-H Office at 7:00 pm (Bo Waller)

May 21- Archery Practice (for those who have safety training) at Sussex 4-H Office during Links Spring Fair

Contact: Jill Jackson,

Ag Day 2022: Commitment to Conservation

Ag Day is a community event hosted by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that brings agriculture and natural resources to life. 4-H has a long-standing presence at Ag Day and we are planning to be part of the Extension tent again this year. One of our goals this year is to help visitors better understand all the types of topics people can learn about by engaging with Extension. The theme for this year’s AG Day is “Commitment to Conservation”. We are asking that all exhibitors embrace this theme as they determine what they will be showcasing this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 45th Ag Day, on April 30th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the University of Delaware Ag Campus, please follow these instructions:


1. Fill out the 4-H Ag Day Registration form and return it to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, March 25, 2022. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.


2. Please indicate what your club is interested in doing at Ag Day. You may check off more than one area. We would like as many clubs to participate as possible. We are suggesting you share a project area that is of interest to your club that showcases the “Commitment to Conservation” theme. We would like to have a variety of activities and projects highlighted, so knowing this information ahead of time will allow for this. Let us know if you need help with an idea or supplies.


3. Please tell us your space needs for the day. Though we will have the entire tent, we would like to utilize the space well. A standard exhibit includes 1 table (8 ft. x 30 in. x 30 in) and 2 chairs. Please try to limit the amount of extra tables and chairs your club requests as much as possible; we will do our best to honor all requests.


4. There is no cost for 4-H clubs! Because 4-H is an educational group and 4-H clubs are such an important part of Ag Day, there is no cost for Delaware 4-H clubs presenting educational exhibits, demonstrations, or activities at Ag Day.


Remember, registrations are due to the county 4-H office no later than March 25, 2022. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Kaitlin at 383-9100 or Information about set-up for the day of the event will be sent to the club contact on the registration form.

We hope to see you at Ag Day on April 30, 2022

AG Day 2022 Registration

Printable 2022 Ag Day Registration-4-H

Favorite Foods Contest

NCC 4-H Favorite Foods Contest


Saturday, April 2

8:30 am at Kirk Middle School


Due to recent updates with UD’s COVID guidelines, we’ve had to move Favorite Foods back to April 2. We will hold all registrations we have already received. Please submit by the below date if you have not yet. If you are unable to attend this new date, please reach out to Serena

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Favorite Foods Guidelines DE 2022
Favorite Food Contest Application PDF


Applications MUST be received no later than Friday, March 11.

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


Junior Leader Weekend – 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

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