Category Archives: County Events & Contests

Up for the Challenge Training

Up for the Challenge Training on January 17th from 12:00-3:00pm in room 144

 

For Ages 13 & up

Have an interest in nutrition, fitness or general health and wellness? Come join us for a short training session for 4-H Healthy Living Program: Up for the Challenge to learn how you can educate and empower youth in the state of Delaware how to eat healthy and exercise the right way!

 

Public Speaking Contest

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NCC 4-H Public Speaking Contest, Thursday, November 22 at 6:00 pm at the Brandywine Hundred Library

Because we hold our competition a little earlier than the rest of the state, we’ve altered the age requirement. Please pay careful attention to this change when filling out the form. Deadline for registration is November 14.

If you have any questions please contact the NCC 4-H office at 302-831-8965.

Public Speaking Registration Form

Public Speaking Contest

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NCC 4-H Public Speaking Contest, Thursday, November 22 at 6:00 pm at the Brandywine Hundred Library

Because we hold our competition a little earlier than the rest of the state, we’ve altered the age requirement. Please pay careful attention to this change when filling out the form. Deadline for registration is November 14.

If you have any questions please contact the NCC 4-H office at 302-831-8965.

 

Public Speaking Registration Form

 

Window Display and Banner Contest 2016

4-H BannerNational 4-H Week provides a great opportunity to put New Castle County 4-H and your individual club in the spotlight! This year think about how your club can encourage others in the community to become a 4-H member.  Believe it or not, there are still people who have never heard of 4-H! This is your opportunity to show your community all of the fun, exciting, and meaningful programs 4-H’ers take part in.

Window Displays: Clubs are encouraged to design a window display that will be placed in the community. Great locations include grocery stores, doctor’s offices, pet supply stores, local businesses, etc. Put your creativity to use and design an eye catching display that will spark public interest in 4-H.

Banners: Individual members of 4‐H clubs are encouraged to design and display a 4‐H banner in the community during National 4‐H Week.

Rules:

  • Displays must be in place by 5:00pm Monday, October 3 and remain displayed until 5:00pm , Sunday, October 9.
  • Window displays can be a maximum of 7’x 30”
  • Banner must be 2 ’ x 3’ in dimension
  • Registrations are due to the NCC Extension office by Monday, September 26
  • Displays will be judged and the top three winners in each category will be announced at the New Castle County 4-H Achievement Night in October

*IMPORTANT NOTE*

If you submit a registration form, but your club is unable to participate in the contest, please contact Serena at (302) 831-8965 or serenac@udel.edu no later than Friday, September 30.

2016 Window Display/Banner Contest Registration Form

Announcing Fall 4-H Science Saturdays

Science Saturday Butterfly demoGet out of the classroom this fall and have some hands-on fun with learning during our 4-H Science Saturdays! With workshops “in the field”, “in the lab” and “down on the farm”, you’ll want to leap out of bed on Saturday mornings!

Register early so you don’t miss out! 

2016 4-H Science Saturday Workshop Series Description

Click here for mail in registration form

Return registrations and payment to the NCC office at least one week prior to workshop. Early registration is greatly appreciated!

For more info, please call 302-831-8965 or email Serena at serenac@udel.edu.

Summer Camp registration now open!

4hcamp_with_clover4-H Summer Camps are an ideal way to spend a portion of your summer. Whether you choose an overnight, residential camp or an exciting day camp, we have various opportunities to fit every need.

Residential 4-H Camps

State 4-H Camp is just about full, but we are still accepting registrations for Week 1. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for Week 2, please e-mail Joyce Witte today!. If you would like to register for Delaware State 4-H Camp, please click here!

  • Week 1: June 13-18, 2016
  • Week 2: June 20-25, 2016

Environmental Camp is for youth ages 8-12 and will be held June 9-11. There are still spaces available for this shortened overnight experience. Click here to register!

4-H Day Camps

New Castle County 4-H offers several specialty day camps throughout the summer.

Here is an overview of NCC Day Camps

June 20-24

  • Cloverbud Explorers 4-H Camp, Ages 5-7
  • Young Explorers 4-H Day Camp, Ages 8-12
  • All Aboard the LeaderSHIP! – Intro to Counselor in Training, Ages 13-15

June 27-30

  • 4-H Shooting Sports Day Camp, Ages 10 and up

August 8-12

  • 4-H Animal Science Day Camp, Ages 8-12

For additional information about day camps, or to register, please Click Here!

Call (302) 831-8965 or e-mail Serena Conner with questions.

 

 

 

4-H Demonstration Contest

demonstrationPresenting or speaking before a group or audience is an important life skill to develop. Delaware 4-H alumni often credit their experience with 4-H Public Speaking and Demonstration Contests as a reason for their success in public and professional life.          New Castle County 4-H offers two demonstration contests in the spring.

Registration for Demonstration II due to the 4-H Office by Friday, May 6.

Contest Information & Forms:

Demonstration II

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • Start time: 9am
  • Location: NCC Extension Office

For additional resources, please click here!

Contact Mallory Vogl via e-mail or call (302) 831-8965 with any questions or concerns.

 

Rain Barrel Contest

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels for later public display.
 
To enter the contest, young artists must complete and submit an application by Friday, March 18, with a description and preliminary sketch of their design. DNREC will choose contest participants based on their application and design ideas.
 
Once contest participants are selected, they will have five weeks to finish their painting and submit final photographs and information requested about their works.
 
Young artists who participate in the contest must be willing to give of their time and materials including paint and brushes or other application tools, and provide a short biography. In exchange, DNREC’s Watershed Assessment and Management Section will provide a fully-assembled 55-gallon plastic rain barrel with two coats of primer applied, plus top coat. This year’s barrels have been donated by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Coca-Cola.
The finished rain barrel designs will be posted online for public voting at www.delawarewatersheds.org, and also displayed at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover from June 1 through July 19. The top five painted entries as chosen by online voters will be displayed at the 2016 Delaware State Fair in Harrington from July 21-30, where they will be voted on again by fair visitors for best painted rain barrel. The five grand prize winners will also participate in the annual DNREC awards program on Governors Day, Thursday, July 28, at the Delaware State Fair.
 
Applications can be found at www.delawarewatersheds.org. Completed applications should be sent by close of business March 18 to:
DNREC Nonpoint Source Program
C/O Sharon Webb
State Street Commons 
100 West Water Street, Suite 6B
Dover, DE 19904
 
For more information, please contact Sharon Webb at sharon.webb@state.de.us or 302-739-9922.

2016 Statewide 4-H Clothing Showcase

4-H is sew fun

You are invited to participate in the 2016 4-H Clothing Showcase. This event will be held on Saturday, April 9 at Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE. This event encourages 4-Hers to enhance their sewing construction skills while creating a fabulous new piece of clothing.

Don’t worry, if you are not quite ready to sew on your own. If you are still interested in the fashion world, but would want to gain more experience before venturing in to sewing, join the Ready-to-Wear contest. Details and information below.

All interested participants should submit the Letter of Intent to Serena Conner by March 21. All garments and fashion planning notebooks must be submitted to the NCC office by April 1.

Forms & Resources:

For additional information regarding the 2016 Clothing Showcase, please visit the NCC 4-H website. You can also call (302) 831-8965.

Reminder: Rescheduled Contests and Competitions

Don’t forget! The events below were cancelled last weekend, due to the snow:

  • FAVORITE FOODS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • ADULT CASSEROLE COMPETITION
  • FOODS & NUTRITION JUDGING

These events have been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20 at Kirk Middle School!

Since we had to reschedule, we are now extending registration for all events.  If you have not previously signed up for either the Photography contest or the Favorite Foods contest and would like to register, please contact the 4-H office at your earliest convenience.

Registration has been reopened and will close on Wednesday, February 10!

Please e-mail Mallory or Kaitlin with any questions!