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Our programs and projects teach young people how to put their heads, hearts, hands and health to work in their own lives and in their communities. Becoming a teen in the 4‑H program opens up a whole new set of opportunities. Read more about the groups and activities available at the club, county, state, and national levels. The 4-H program provides opportunities for youth and their families to participate in positive youth development experiences, below are a list or you can view our 2018  Calendar or glace at our 2018 Highlight Calendar.

Prep Family New Year’s Party

Date:  January 6, 2018 – 5pm to 7pm

Location: 4-H Center

Description: This event is a great opportunity for all the prep members and their families to celebrate the New Year and to meet preppers from other clubs. The Prep New Year’s party will include a DJ, crafts, tattoos and a pot luck dinner. The night will end with games, ice cream sundaes and lots of confetti!

Contact: Lisa Darby,


4-H Family Night

Date:  January 20, 2018 – 5:30pm to 7:30 pm

Type of Event: County

Location: 4-H Center

Registration: Not available at the moment.

Description: This event is free for all 4-H Families sponsored by the Somerset County 4-H Association and they will be serving up some fun & spaghetti!  New 4-H Members (1-3 years) will have fun meeting our 4-H families, hearing about other clubs & other 4-H opportunities, beyond the club experience, and enjoying a delicious pasta meal.  Experienced 4-H Members and Leaders will have fun meeting our newer 4-H families & promoting your club/activities and enjoying a delicious pasta meal. All participants are asked to bring a donation for the food bank.



Food and Fun Event

Date: February 3, 2018 – 4:00 pm

Type of Event: County

Location: 4-H Center

Description: All clubs are welcome to pick a theme, a menu and present a meal.  Individual members prepare a dish for the judge.  The club is judged on teamwork, creativity and menu.  Past themes have been a super bowl party, a sleep-over and under-the-sea. What will your club come up with?


Discover the Leader in You

Dates: Saturday, March 17, 2018 (registration due by February 2, 2018) from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM

Type of Event: State

Location: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold

Application: Not available at the moment

Description: 4-H member in grades 6-8 are invited to attend this leadership conference.  You will have fun, meet new friends & develop leadership skills that you can utilize at home, in school, in your 4-H club and your community.  The conference will include a guest speaker and interactive workshops. The cost is $35, which includes snacks, lunch and program supplies. Click here for the Save-the-Date Flyer.

You will need to will need to complete and sign the Registration Form and Permission Slip.

Contact: Jeannette Rea Keywood at 609-898-0928 ext. 11 /


County Public Presentations

Date: March 20-22, 2018

Type of Event: County

Application: To sign- up, log onto  Then follow these instructions:

Click the CONTINUE TO FAMILY TAB.  Once you are on the family page scroll to the bottom and register a member for an event.  Hit the 2017 Presentations and fill out the registration.  Please click all the way through the fees (there is no charge) until you hit the CONFIRM ORDER TAB.  Once you do that you will be registered for presentations.

If you would like to judge please sign-up at:

Description: All members are encouraged to participate.  Members 8th grade and older who score a blue ribbon are invited to compete at the state level at Rutgers in June. Sign-up is required.

Get Ready To Present

 Laptop & Projector requirements.

Score Sheets:

Livestock Symposium

Date: April 7, 2018

Type of Event: State

Location: Rutgers Cook College

Application: You will need to will need to complete and sign the Registration Form.

Description: An educational symposium open to all 4-H Livestock members.  A wide variety of valuable and interesting agricultural topics will be discussed and there will be many opportunities for hands-on experience.

4-H Family Camp

Dates: June 1-3, 2018

Type of Event: County

Location: Lindley G. Cook H-H Camp

Application: Click here for the Family Camp registration packets  or can be picked up from the lobby of the 4-H Center.

Description: 4-H Family Camp is a wonderful time to have fun with other 4-h’ers, family and friends. ALL Somerset County 4-H families are invited!  There will be time for fishing, boating, arts and crafts, hikes, games, great food, songs around the campfire, and a whole lot more. The cost is $60 per person. Please keep in mind that Somerset County 4-H does offer financial assistance for those in need. All requests will be held in confidence.

If you have any questions please call the 4-H office at (908) 526-6644.

NJ 4-H goLEAD Youth Leadership Institute


Type of Event: State

Location: Rutgers’s University 

Application: Click here to register

Description: The NJ 4‑H goLEAD Youth Leadership Institute for 4‑H members in grades 6-9 will be held in June. While attending the conference, middle school youth will build their leadership skills and learn how to plan and conduct service activities in their community. The registration cost is $115 per person and included one night lodging in Rutgers’s University dormitory (2 people per room); four meals; conference t-shirt; conference materials and snacks.

New Jersey 4-H Prom


Type of Event: State

Location: Somerset County 4-H Center

Prom Packet: 

Description: This event is being planned by the 2017 National 4-H Conference delegates and is open to 4-H members and their guests who are in grades 8-13. This event will include a service project and a 4‑H Court of Honor will be named to recognize teen 4‑H members who exemplify the four H’s.

Leadership Washington Focus

Dates: July 16-20, 2018 (registration due by November 1, 2017)

Type of Event: National

Location: National 4‑H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland


Description: Leadership Washington Focus is a leadership program conducted by National 4‑H Council for middle school age youth (6-8 grade). The program is a 4-day event held in mid July. The program utilizes Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about leadership and provides hands-on opportunities for our younger teens to promote “Learn to Lead Now – Better Leaders Tomorrow.” New Jersey 4‑H sends 8-15 4‑H members and 2-3 adult advisors to Leadership Washington Focus each year.  The cost for the week is approximately $800, which includes registration, lodging, transportation, all activities and most meals. There are local scholarships available to participants through their county 4‑H program.

Contact: Sharon Kinsey at (856) 216-7130 x 2

4-H Fair

Dates: August 8-10, 2018

Location: 4-H Fairgrounds at North Branch Park (355 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater).

Set-Up: August 5-6

Cleanup: August 12

Click here for Member Information

Wreath Sales

Orders: October 1st-30th
Wreath Unloading: Friday, November 23rd, 7:30am

Pick-up Times:

  • Saturday, November 24th, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday, November 26th, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 27th, 7:00-9:00pm

4-H Association Wreath Decorating Night: Wednesday, November 28th, 7:00pm

Place: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Wreath Sales Packet

Prep Rally

Date:  November 17, 2018

Location: 4-H Center


Registration: Click

Contact: Lisa Darby,