Cow Camp

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Registrations due June 21

Cow Camp is returning to the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 29th, for a one-day event this year! The day will begin with registration at 9:00 am. Participants should bring their own calf if they have one. If a child wishes to participate and does not have access to a calf, they will be paired with a camper who has one. The schedule will provide ample opportunities for great hands-on learning experiences. Activities are scheduled throughout the camp to give participants experiences with fitting and showmanship as well as an introduction to some dairy science-related topics.

Participants of all skill levels are welcome. Campers and their calves will be divided by age and work in small groups, each led by a junior dairy leader and/or adult. There will be time for fitting of individual animals and showmanship practice. These activities will be age and experience-appropriate, with some doing more clipping and others just giving it a try. During the day, campers will also have the opportunity to interact with Delaware Dairy Princess contestants. Classes include Ethics, Oral Reasons for Dairy Judging, Dairy Blooket, Showmanship Techniques, and Life on the Farm Game

Participants should bring a bag lunch for Saturday. Dinner Saturday is included in the registration fee. Saturday’s planned activities also include a small show starting at 5:00 pm and will conclude with a family picnic following the show and the crowning of the 2024 Delaware Dairy Princess. Please indicate in your registration how many family members will be attending the Saturday picnic so we can plan accordingly for food.

A current 4-H Health/Code of Conduct Form is required for participation. If you are enrolled in 4-H through 4-H Online, there is no need to send an additional health form. If you are an FFA member or junior dairy exhibitor, you must fill out and submit a 4-H Health and Code of Conduct Form. Cloverbuds are welcome to participate; however, an adult needs to attend Cow Camp with them.

Registration with the $15 fee is due by June 21st. For more information, please contact Susan Garey or (302)730-4000. Additional funding for this activity is being provided by a grant from the Chuck Busker Endowment with the Delaware 4-H Foundation and the Delaware Holstein Association. Once you have registered, additional information will be provided. To register go to: