Club Spotlight: Summit Bridge

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There is something for everyone and every interest in the Summit Bridge 4-H Club.

The club is considered a “general interest” 4-H club and because of that, our members have many different interests and participate in all sorts of 4-H projects ranging from Arts and Crafts, to animal projects such as Sheep, Swine and Dairy, shooting sports like Archery, Foods and Nutrition, Leadership, Robotics and Photography.  Our monthly club meetings always include some type of program whether it is a guest speaker or some hands-on fun.

We have approximately 25 members, ranging from 5 to 18 years old.  Our 4-H’ers are involved in a wide variety of 4-H competitions and events each year, which keeps us all very busy in 4-H between meetings.  Some of the events and competitions we participate in are Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Favorite Foods, Archery Competitions, Photography judging, Livestock Shows, county and state camping programs, Delaware State Fair, National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, and National 4-H Summits- just to name a few.

In addition, we are very involved in our community through various service projects.  Last year, we collected canned food for Neighborhood House as well as the Food Bank of Delaware, volunteered for Wreaths Across America (and the Travis Mansion Foundation), rang the Salvation Army Christmas bell, sponsored a family for Adopt-a-family, volunteered at the Delaware SPCA, hosted a booth at Ag Day at the University of Delaware, hosted a booth at May Day in Odessa and organized a “work night” at Summit United Methodist Church to mulch the church property.

Our club members have also traveled to Kansas, Colorado, Montana and Minnesota with the NCC 4-H Exchange Group.  This group is for any teen in NCC 4-H who is interested in travelling to other states to experience what 4-H is like there. The following year, we invite those 4-Hers to come see all of what Delaware has to offer.

We have had members interviewed by local radio stations, serve on National 4-H planning committees and even spent a day with Delaware native and actress, Aubrey Plaza! As you might imagine, we stay busy year-round with all of our activities.

Our club welcomes new members between the ages of 5 and 18 to any of our meetings, which are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Summit United Methodist Church.

4-H is an excellent way to meet new people, participate in new adventures and have fun learning along the way!

If you are interested or would like to learn more about the Summit Bridge Club, please contact Brenda Shaffer by e-mailing her at