Category Archives: Summer Events

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State Fair Entries Open at 9 am, April 1


See the 2021 Delaware State Fair Newsletter below:

Delaware State Fair Newsletter-2021


Please use the below link and register under 4-H.

Please note: We don’t have access to the Fair exhibit registration site and therefore, cannot assist you with registration issues. For questions, please call the Fair directly at 302-398-3269.


We are also pleased to announce a new class:

Class 240             Poster Promoting Teens to seek Emotional and Mental Health Treatment (when needed)

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is sponsoring a poster contest to promote teens to seek emotional and mental health treatment, when needed.¬†¬†Unfortunately, there is oftentimes a stigma associated with mental illness, emotional disturbances and seeking treatment. Youth and adolescents need to know they can request assistance when dealing with mental illness ‚Äď and not feel ashamed about it.¬†¬†Young adults should feel comfortable when asking for help when dealing with mental or emotional concerns and should never feel embarrassed.

Mental illnesses can affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behaviors.  Some of the major types of mental illness are depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, personality disorders, and eating disorders.  For more information on major types of mental illness, visit:

All youth/adolescents ages 11 to 19, are encouraged to submit an original design that helps reduce the stigma associated with seeking treatment for mental illness.

Posters will be evaluated based on the following rules:

1.      Submissions should provide a clear and understandable message in a concise format.

2.      The message portrayed should be easy to read.  Letters and words should be clear and legible.

3.      Language used should be appropriate for age group.

4.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Exhibits should use 14‚ÄĚ x 22‚ÄĚ poster board, using the entire space on the page.

5.      Any medium or combination of media may be used, including crayons, line drawings, watercolor, paint, etc.

6.      No coloring book or traced drawings.

7.      Computer generated images are acceptable.

8.      Artwork must be the artist’s original creation.

9.      Exhibits must be entered by individuals only.

10.   Do not fold entries.

11.   One cash prize will be awarded by DPH to the first place winner.  A check will be mailed to the winner after the 2021 Delaware State Fair.  The winning exhibit, along with all entries, will be advertised on our Maternal and Child Health website, in addition to our other social media platforms.




$125.00 Ribbon Ribbon



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.

Register ONLINE

2021–Camp Newsletter–Modified camp

2021–State Camp Application

Statewide 4-H Summer Day Camps

In-person camps my have gotten sidelined this summer, but we still want to give everyone who loves 4-H camp a camp anyway!

We’re offering a slew of online camps with fun and learning opportunities just like regular camp. You can sign up for any camp in any county this summer, so give more than one a try!

If you have any questions about NCC camps, please reach out to Kaitlin or Serena.

If you have questions about Kent camps, please reach out to Caroline Del Vecchio.

If you have questions about Sussex camps, please reach out to Tammy Schirmer.


Statewide Summer Camp Flyer

Last call for Demo Contests (if using PowerPoint)

The county 4-H Virtual Demonstration Contest will follow the guidelines and categories already in place. You can find them HERE.

The contest dates for this year’s demonstration will be June 16th and June 18th.

Please register for the virtual demonstration contest by following this link:

** IF YOU ALREADY REGISTERED BEFORE WE CLOSED, YOU ARE STILL REGISTERED. Please contact Kaitlin if you have any questions.

You will be given the date and time assigned for your presentation. Closer to the demonstration date, you will receive a reminder email along with a zoom link and zoom password.

If you plan on using a powerpoint presentation, you will be asked in the registration form. These may be sent to the county office, and the county educator will share it during your presentation. If you prefer to share your own powerpoint, you may do so. The deadline to submit powerpoints, if you choose to do so, will be Friday, June 5. Please email your powerpoint to:

We will be using the waiting room option, so once you connect, please wait until you are admitted into the zoom room.

4-Hers will be permitted to have a ‚Äústand-in‚Ä̬†helper to assist with tasks that are needed for the demonstration. For example, a parent may hold or flip poster boards (unless you have an easel). In a team demonstration, a stand-in may help with a task that your team member would normally do. The stand-in¬†may not talk or prompt the 4-Her during the demonstration. If you have any specific questions about your demonstration, and need help, please contact your county 4-H educator for help.

For team demonstrations, please be sure that each team member has the necessary materials and supplies to present their portion of the demonstration.

There are some helpful tips and suggestions below.

We recommend you review the tips below, which includes creating a free zoom account for practice. Checking your sound, microphone and video are important skills to practice prior to your demonstration. If you need technical assistance to participate in this event, please contact Kaitlin or Serena for individual help.

We want every 4-Her to have the opportunity to participate.

Youth will present at home using the virtual meeting platform using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Youth are encouraged to log in 15-minutes in advance to ensure their webcam, mic, and speakers are working.

Summer Camps!

Camps are currently still on as scheduled.


State Camp week 1: June 8-13

State Camp week 2: June 15-20

Environmental Camp: June 5-7

Check out the State Camp Newsletter below for important info:

2020 State Camp Newsletter

Register HERE

Registration for NCC Day Camps opens on March 2 at 8 am.

Cloverbud, Newark Day and CIT Camps: June 22-26

Animal Science Day Camp: August 10-14

Register HERE



State Camp Reunion


How How! The 70th Year of State 4-H Camp Alumni Reunion is set for Saturday, August 11, 2018. Registration will start at 2:30 p.m and will conclude at the end of Council Circle, approximately 10:00 p.m. We need help in your efforts to promote this monumental event to all your 4-H camp alumni friends (especially those not on social media!)

While we want everyone involved, we highly discourage bringing along your children or those who are current attendees of camp.

Register online here. The registration fee will be $10 per person. Payment can be brought with you the day of the event or can be sent to:
University of Delaware
Attn: Kaleb Scott
16483 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947

Cash or Check only. Checks can be made out to ‘University of Delaware’ with ‘Camp Reunion’ in the memo.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin Klair, or 302-831-0203.




Delaware 4-H Youth in Action Award

Every 4-H’er has a story, and every story is worth telling!  The Delaware 4-H Youth in Action (YIA) award is a premiere opportunity for youth to share their stories of how 4-H has changed their lives and how they have, in turn, impacted others.

This award honors four Delaware 4-H’ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience and have utilized those skills to overcome a challenge or challenges they have faced.  Every honoree is an outstanding 4-H’er who epitomizes 4-H youth empowerment and leadership.   The 2018 awards will highlight youth in each of our core areas. Through a formal selection process, one awardee will be chosen within each pillar area:

  • Youth in Action: Agriculture
  • Youth in Action: Citizenship
  • Youth in Action: Healthy Living
  • Youth in Action: STEM

The YIA Awards are presented at The Delaware State Fair during the 4-H Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 28, 2018.   Applicants should be a current 4-H member or recent alumni within the United States, ages 16-19.  The winner in each of the four pillar areas will receive a $250 monetary award, and their applications will be forwarded on to National 4-H Council as the Delaware 4-H representative for the National Youth in Action Awards program.

The application and additional information about these awards can be found on the State 4-H website under the ‚ÄúAwards‚ÄĚ section of the menu.¬† We encourage any eligible 4-H member to submit an application by July 1, 2018.¬† We look forward to each of you having the opportunity to tell and share your 4-H story!¬† If you have any questions about this award, please contact your respective County 4-H Office or the State 4-H Office at (302) 831-2509.

New Castle County 4-H & FFA 17th Annual Summer Livestock Classic

New Castle County 4-H and FFA livestock volunteers are hosting the 17th annual 4-H and FFA Summer Livestock Classic on June 9, 2018. This livestock show will be held  at the Delaware State Fair.

Entries must be postmarked by May 7. Entry fee doubles after this deadline.

2018 Current Class List and Rules

2018 Entry Form

Please contact Kaitlin Klair at the 4-H office with any questions or concerns.

2018 NCC Day Camps

NCC 4-H Day Camps are back for another summer full of 4-H fun!

Newark Day Camp, Cloverbud Day Camp and the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Camp will all take place the week of June 25-29.

The Animal Science Day Camp will take place the week of         August  6-10.

For more info and registration links and printable forms, please visit:

4-H Camps in New Castle County



Support DE 4-H by running in the Dover Mile and Colonial 5K!

Be Healthy and Raise Funds for DE 4-H?  How do I do that?

Participate in the Dover Mile and Colonial 5K on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM!

 (Arrive at Governors Café, 144 Kings Highway, Dover, DE by 5:15)



Participants need to fill out the registration form below for each participant and return with a check made payable to Dover Colonial and returned  to Karen Johnston or your 4-H County agent by May 28, 2018 so that we obtain the discounted prices.

If we have more than 10 participants for DE 4-H we will receive 80% of the registration fee back to DE 4-H!

Prices are listed under the registration section; there are lots of options including family and student rates.

For questions call Karen Johnston, DE 4-H Dover Colonial Group Coordinator at 302-218-1186

DE 4-H Running Festival Individual Entry Form

Music Education Matters Event

The Music Education Matters Summit, hosted by Georgia 4-H, provides an experience for youth across
Georgia, and around the nation, to practice and grow in music education, network and learn from
industry professionals, and develop as a leader, team member, and performer.

For more info, please see the below:

Music Education Matters Event Letter

Music Education Matters Scholarship Application

Music Education Matters Registration Form

Camp Updates

There are a few openings left in State Camp (as of Thursday, March 29). They will be released to non-4-H members on April 1.

Current availability:

Week 1- 5 girl spots

Week 2- 2 boy spots

There are also about 15 spots left for Environmental Camp. Scholarship money is available for this camp.

You can register at 

Pre-College Programs at UD


Dear High School Students:

As you begin to think about your summer experience, we would like to encourage you to attend the University of Delaware Edge Summer College Program.
The Edge Summer College Program is a five-week, credit-bearing summer college experience held July 8 ‚Äď August 10, 2018 for high school students moving into their junior and senior years.¬†
During the Edge program, students will have the opportunity to get an authentic college experience by attending college courses taught by University of Delaware faculty, participating in on- and off-campus curricular and co-curricular activities, and living in a state-of-the-art residence hall.
Previous Edge students have described their experience in glowing terms:

‚ÄúI had such a wonderful time in and out of the classroom and I learned so much about college and college life and even more about myself. I met people from all walks of life and I had such a unique and special experience that I will hold with me for the rest of my life.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ rising H.S. senior

‚ÄúThe five weeks I spent completing the Edge program were definitely ones I will never forget. Among learning how to be on my own, I learned time management and life skills.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ rising H.S. senior

More information about this program, and the link to apply, can be found at
We appreciate your support in making this program successful and hope to have the opportunity to host you in the Edge Summer College Program. Please share this email with other students, parents, colleagues, etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at


Nakia Mack, M.Ed.
Director of Pre-College Programs
University of Delaware