Cape May Court House – Cape May County 4-H members are excited to celebrate October as National 4-H Month. This year’s theme is Opportunity4All, focusing on the power of positive programming offered by the 4-H Youth Development Program.
4-H is a community of young people across America who learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Through 4-H participation, young people combine their interests with learning practical skills so they can make a positive difference in their own lives and in their communities. 4-H programs are offered in a variety of formats including both in-person and virtual clubs, conferences, competitions, camps, and much more.
In 4-H, every child will have an equal opportunity to succeed, like 4-H’ers Abigail Kitner and Callie Carney of the Star Hollow Riders 4-H Club and Caitlyn Schaffer of the Hy-Riders 4-H Club who represented Cape May County at the 2022 NJ State 4-H Championship Horse Show held in August. The three young equestrians took home multiple awards in both the English and Western Divisions at the state event. “This opportunity to compete at an advanced level and meet 4-H members from around the state is an invaluable experience that helps 4-H members gain self-confidence and hone their skills,” said Linda Horner, Cape May County 4-H Program Coordinator.
Become a part of Cape May County 4-H! We offer nearly twenty-five 4-H clubs in a variety of topics for youth in kindergarten through one year out of high school. Many of them are currently accepting new members, such as the Growing Sprouts Cloverbud club for our youngest 4-H members in grades K-3rd, the Dairy Sheep 4-H Club, the Canvas & Brush 4-H Art Club, the Get Your Brick on Lego 4-H Club, the Needle and Thread Sewing Club, and the Teen Ambassadors Club.
So, if you are looking for fun, friendship, and new experiences, now is the perfect time to explore what 4-H has to offer. To start your 4-H adventure, visit our website capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu, find a club that sparks your interest, call the 4-H leader, and then attend a meeting. “4-H is an exciting world of learning opportunities and new experiences including projects, friends, clubs, webinars, camps, conferences, 4-H From Home, and much more. 4-H is one of the best experiences your child and you can have!” added Horner.
For more information about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program, please call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605, visit our website capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu and like us on Facebook at Cape May 4-H or Instagram at cape_may_4h.
The 4‑H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station – Cooperative Extension. 4‑H offers educational programs to all youth, grades K–13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.