Category Archives: State 4-H Events

Important Info on State Camp

Revision to Camp Attendance Policy for Summer 2021 

 
With plans ongoing for an in-person 2021 Delaware 4-H State Camp and Environmental Camp experience, we felt it important to share the following revisions to the attendance policy in light of in-person safety restrictions and compliance with state and university health guidance.   

 

1. Any camper of 4-H age who attended Delaware 4-H State Camp, either virtually or in-person before 2021, is eligible to register for Delaware 4-H State Camp in 2021.

2. Any camper who did not attend Delaware 4-H State Camp prior to 2020 and will be a first-year camper between the ages of 10-12 will be required to register for 4-H State Environmental Camp in 2021 before being able to register for State 4-H Camp in subsequent years.
3. Campers will be notified of their camp enrollment for 2021 once a review is made of past camp attendance.
We strongly encourage online registration beginning April 1 for the best chance of securing a space in camp this summer rather than mailing in the paper registration form (if at all possible). 
If you have any further questions, please contact Melissa in the State Office.

2021–Camp Newsletter–Modified camp

2021–State Camp Application

State Hippology Contest Results

The Delaware 4-H program held their statewide 4-H Hippology contest at the end of December.  Normally held on site at an equine facility, the event was adapted and held virtually this year.  Hippology meaning “study of the horse” is an activity that enhances learning for 4-H members by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a competitive setting.  34 youth ages 5-19 from across the state participated in the virtual competition.  The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group composed of 4-H volunteers from all three Delaware counties that are dedicated to providing quality 4-H horse programs to members, sponsored the contest.

4-H members competed as individuals this year.  The individual portion of the contest had competitors complete five different sections focused on multiple choice questions on equine management related topics, feed identification, general horse equipment identification horse coat color and marking identification, and sorting tack as well as breeds into appropriate categories.  Seniors also completed an exercise that asked them to identify the parts of the sole of a horse foot based on a photograph.

4-H members were scored and placed utilizing the Danish system which compared their score to a standard.

We’d like to congratulate Daisy Timney of the Heavenly Hooves Club for her performance in the contest!

  • Senior (14-19 year olds)

Hannah Davis, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County ~Red

Sydney Messick, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County ~Red

Zoe Probert, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County ~Red

Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County ~Red

Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County ~Red

 

Caroline Allen, Westville 4-H Club, Kent County ~Yellow

Edwin  Noon, Country Clovers 4-H Club, Sussex County ~Yellow

Sophie Noon, Country Clovers 4-H Club, Sussex County ~Yellow

Ava Reilly, Country Clovers 4-H Club, Sussex County ~Yellow

Cate Reilly, Country Clovers 4-H Club, Sussex County ~Yellow

 

4-H is a community of young people across Delaware learning leadership, citizenship and lifeskills.   For more information on becoming a 4-H member or volunteer in Delaware please contact your county extension office:

Virtual State Teen Conference

Delaware 4-H 2021 Virtual State Teen Conference
Theme:  4-H Heroes:  Masking up for 4-H (Superhero Theme)
Event Date:  February 13, 2021
Time:  10am-Noon and 1pm-2:30pm (All day event)
 4-H Members 13 and older are invited to join DE 4-H State Teen Council members as they lead workshops on leadership, teambuilding, STEM, Healthy Living and Community Service.  UD Collegiate 4-H will also be leading a panel discussion.
Register By:  January 22, 2021

The Zoom link and password will be sent out 1 week prior to the event.  Event supplies will also be provided 1 week before.  Please contact Melissa in the State Office with questions.

2020 State Clothing Showcase Results

Beginner Division

Elizabeth Abbate, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Regan Rust, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Maggie Wieber, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Aliva Sunnekalb, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Reily Clendaniel, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Anastasia Postell, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Savannah Starke, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Victorie Moritz, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County, Red Ribbon

Addison Evans, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

 

Intermediate Division

Sara Zink, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Red Ribbon

Alexiana Hay, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Rylan Rust, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Carley Rebuck, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Rain Vasey, Pure Country 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Alexis Starke, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Carmie Blanchette, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

 

Advanced Division

Brenna Geidel, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

Rachel Taylor, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County, Blue Ribbon

 

🐴Equine Art Contest Results

Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Winners

Delaware 4-H members of all ages recently participated in a statewide Equine Art Contest sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group of volunteer 4-H Equine Project Leaders.   Entries from budding artists from across the state were submitted for the contest in the following categories:

  • Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Painting- Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Photography- Color digital or 35 mm film
  • Photography- Black and White digital or 35 mm film
  • Cartoon- Single Frame or Strip
  • Mixed Media

Entries were divided into age groups for judging.  Awards were given to the top six entries in each category and age group.  A Best in Show Champion and Best in Show Reserve Champion overall were also chosen from all of the entries.  The annual art contest went virtual this year due to coronavirus concerns.

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Abstract- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Abby Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Jocelyn Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil- Abstract- Intermediate Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil- Realistic- Cloverbud- Ages 5-7

  • Josiah Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  • Greta Worden, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Realistic- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Savannah Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  3. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Abby Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Jack Handlin, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  6. Savannah Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Realistic- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Clara Gulick, Tails n’ Trails 4-H Club, New Castle County
  2. Natalie Abbott, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County
  4. Natalie Abbott, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Abstract-Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7

  • Shane Dury, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  • Caleb Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  • Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Abstract- Junior-Ages 8-11

  1. Brooklyn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing –Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers-Abstract- Intermediate- Agues 12-14

  1. Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7

  • Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  • Josiah Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Juliette Anger, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Intermediate Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Painting- Abstract- Junior-Ages 8-11

  1. Kaitlyn Grant, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  2. Maggie Wieber, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Painting- Abstract- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Painting- Realistic- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Sedona Ashman, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Lydia Kavanagh, Porter Gang 4-H Cub, New Castle County
  2. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Miley Flood, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County
  2. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Color Photography- Digital or 35MM- Senior- Ages 15-19

  1. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs, Sussex County
  2. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Miley Flood, Cozy Corner 4-H Afterschool Program, Sussex County
  2. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County
  2. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM-Senior- Ages 15-19

  1. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Mixed Media- Cloverbud- Ages 5-7

  • Caleb Mast, On Target 4-H Club Kent County
  • Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Mixed Media- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Savannah Messick, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Blayne Tucker, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Avalon Davis, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Abby Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Mixed Media- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Ethan Stafford, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Sydney Messick, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Best In Show Champion AwardWeston Williams – Age 15- Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County –Black and White Photography

 

Best In Show Reserve Champion Award-Clara Gulick- Age 13- Tails and Trails 4-H Club, New Castle County –Realistic Drawing

 

 

 

State Teen Council

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office
The candidates selected for the 2020-2021 cycle will serve in office from August 2020 through July 2021.

The candidate will be selected by a committee of 4-H professional staff and/or other designated individuals from the
county and state level. Candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-August 2020.

 

State Teen Council 2020-21 Application

Legislative Day

The 2020 Delaware 4-H Legislative Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE.  4-H’ers can participate in Legislative Day more than one year as we offer different programs for different year’s participants.  We encourage your participation this year!  This event is brought to you by UD Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources–a land-grant institution.

The Agenda will include:

·        Orientation

·        4-H Displays/Exhibits

·        Workshops/Tours

·        Lunch

·        Workshops/Tours

·        4-H Legislative Rally

Cost is $10.00 per participant and includes lunch.  (Sorry no refunds)

Credit card payments will be accepted online, or you may choose to send a check for the appropriate amount made payable to “University of Delaware”.

Registration Deadline: March 27, 2020

2020 Legislative Day Online Registration Form

 

 

Clothing/Textile Showcase Announcement

                           Saturday, April 18, 2020                                      Lake Forest High School, Felton

Judging and Practice: Saturday, April 18, 2020,         2:00 p.m. Registration

Fashion Showcase:  Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

 

Return the Intent Form to the Kent County 4-H Office by March 31st. You may email to Caroline Del Vecchio or fax to 302-735-8130.

Clothing Items, Display Items, and Fashion Notebooks are due Friday, April 10th to the New Castle County Office. We will deliver them to Kent County for you.

** Actual Entry Forms to be attached to the entries will be emailed to you once all applications are received.**

2020 Clothing & Textile Showcase with ScoreSheet

2020 Ready to Wear

Intent Form

2020 State Teen Conference

2020 Delaware 4-H State Teen Conference 
February 8-9, 2020
Courtyard Marriott Newark, DE
Join the Delaware 4-H State Teen Council and embark on a weekend-long, Wild West experience!
4-H members ages 13 and above are welcome to attend!
Activities Include:

Engaging team-building and leadership workshops
UD Ice Hockey Game
Catered Meals
Overnight lodging at the Courtyard Marriott in Newark
Dance and Snack party- Feel free to wear comfortable clothes. Western-themed costumes are encouraged! (abide by 4-H dress code)

The total cost to attend conference is $100; however, many 4-H members will qualify for a 50 percent discount through your county Junior Council and Leaders Associations.  These organizations have graciously agreed to offer these funds again this year to support this program, provided youth meet the minimum requirements of participation.  Prior to registering, please contact your county office to confirm if you received the 50 percent discount.

**Registrants who qualify for the Junior Council Scholarship, please use discount code JRCOUNCIL when registering.**
Registration will only be accepted online beginning in mid-December.  Credit card payments will be accepted online, or you may choose to send a check for the appropriate amount made payable to “University of Delaware”.

Click HERE to register

All attendees must be enrolled in 4-H Online for the 2019-2020 program year and have a valid health form on file.  If you are not sure if you are a current member, please contact your county 4-H office.  

Contact: Jill Jackson at 302-856-7303 or Kaleb Scott at 302-730-4000
Registration Deadline:  January 24, 2020

DE 4-H State Archery Match

4-H State Archery Match

Nanticoke Sportsmen’s Club

Saturday, October 26, 2019

26086 Bethel-Concord Rd. Seaford, DE 19973

Times are approximate – Rain or Shine

 

7:30 – 8:15 am Senior Division Registration & Bow Check at the FITA Range
8:30 am Senior Divisions start shooting at FITA Range
8:30 – 9:30 am Junior & Intermediate Divisions Registration and Bow Check at the 3D/Field Range
9:45 am Junior & Intermediate Divisions start shooting at 3D/Field Range
12 – 1:00 pm Lunch – The goal is for all divisions to be done around noon to eat lunch.
1:00 pm*

Junior & Intermediate Divisions start shooting at FITA Range

Senior Divisions start shooting at 3D/Field Range

*NOTE*

The 1:00pm start time will be flexible.

This is to allow all youth to have a break after morning shooting for lunch.

4:00 pm Goal is to be finishing shooting on all ranges.
6:00 pm Goal is to be wrapping up awards and leaving.

 

***All times are subject to change due to range conditions and out of necessity***

The match will begin with a shotgun start (all available lanes/targets occupied). Archers will be assigned to 4-person shooting groups by age bracket. Archers will move through the course expeditiously to avoid delays. Searches for passed arrows will be limited to 2 minutes. Timing will be approximate based on number of participants and available lane/target volunteers.

Rules and scoring are in a separate document at the bottom of this post.

Registration fee is $25.00 per archer with an option for a $15 event t-shirt.

Registration is now open and will close October 4th.

Late registration closes on October 18th with an additional $5 late fee applied.

For registration, please use the online 4-H State Match Registration form
For more information, questions or anything about the event – contact Eddie Sparpaglione at lowerdelawarearchers@gmail.com.

Proceeds from this event will go to support Delaware 4-H youth as they travel to the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championship in June of 2020.

2019 Archery Match Rules – 10-26-19 FINAL