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2015 North Jersey Teen Conference

2015 NJTC LogoYou are invited to participate in the 8th annual North Jersey 4-H Teen Conference. All 4-H members in grades 8 – 13 are invited to join their fellow 4-Hers for a weekend long teen conference that will be held March 13-15, 2015 at the Regency House Hotel in Pompton Plains, NJ. http://www.regencyhousehotel.com.

A group of dedicated teens have partnered with adult volunteers and 4-H staff to plan and implement this conference. The theme for this conference is 4-H World’s Fair and will focus on ways to learn about other countries and cultures, foods from around the world, and help build goals for the future.

For more information on the 2015 North Jersey 4-H Teen Conference (NJTC), including:

  • General Brochure – objectives, schedule
  • NJTC Participant Registration Form *
  • Workshop/Activity Selection Form *
  • 4-H Event Permission Form *
  • Passive Consent Form *

Click here to download forms

Please remember the following:

  1. The deadline for registration items to be returned to your county 4-H office is Friday, January 30th.
  2. If you have concerns about the cost of the conference, please contact your 4-H Office for information regarding scholarship opportunities.
  3. When sending in your registration form, please include the completed forms marked with an asterisk (*) above and your payment made out to your county 4-H account as indicated by your 4-H staff person. ANY INCOMPLETE INFORMATION ON FORMS WILL RESULT IN YOU NOT BEING REGISTERED. Please make sure that all forms are completed and signed.

I hope you consider attending the 8th Annual NJTC. This conference is guaranteed to be an exciting and worthwhile event. If you have any questions please contact the Sussex County 4-H Office.

Discover the Leader in You! Regional Youth Conference

Discover the Leader in You!

4-H members in grades 6-7 are invited to attend this leadership conference. You will have fun, meet new friends and develop leadership and personal development skills that you can utilize at home, in school, in your 4-H club, and in your community.

Regional Conference

 Dates & Locations

 South – March 14, 2015

10:00 AM-3:30 PM

Gloucester County 4-H Office, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton

 North – March 21, 2015

10:00 AM-3:30 PM

Former Agricultural Museum of New Jersey, 103 College Farm Road,

G.H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick


$30.00 (includes snacks, lunch, and supplies)


Registration materials will be available in December 2014.
Contact your County 4-H Office for more information or

Jeannette Rea-Keywood:
856-459-1900 ext. 4522

2015 National 4-H Conference

The 2015 National 4-H Conference will be held April 11-16 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Known as the “Secretary’s Conference,” National 4-H Conference is the premier youth development opportunity to engage youth assisting in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. The purpose of this working conference is to solicit input from a diverse cross-section of the Cooperative Extension System to strengthen and expand the 4-H Youth Development Program at local, state and national levels. The conference is administered by 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture.

Approximately 300 youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county Extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the Canadian Provinces are expected to attend. New Jersey will be sending a delegation of six teen 4-H members and two adult chaperones. Teens must be in the 10-12 grades as of September 2014 in order to participate in the 2015 event. 4-H members interested in attending must work well in groups, have good communication skills and be leaders. They should also be interested in making a change in their community and be willing to work on a project upon their return.

Interested 4-H members must complete an application form available from the county 4-H office or on-line at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/nat4hconference/
All applications are due to the county 4-H office by October 1, 2014.

Group and individual interviews will be held on Saturday, November 1 at the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Cook-Douglas Campus, Rutgers University.

For more information on the 4-H National Conference, visit their website here.

Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Conference for Grades 6-8

Discover the Leader in You!

The Discover the Leader in You! Regional Leadership Conference for 4-H members in grades 6-8 will be held in the North (3/29) and South (3/15) in March. While attending the conference, middle school youth will have fun, meet new friends and develop leadership and personal development skills that they can utilize at home, in school, in their 4-H club, and in their community.

To register, please complete the Discover the Leader in You! Regional Conference Registration Form and a NJ 4-H Event Permission Form by no later than February 21, 2014.

These forms must be mailed to:
Sharon Kinsey
1301 Park Boulevard
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

See our Event Page for more information


Citizenship Washington Focus


2014 CWF Program

NJ 4-H Members pose for a group photo during CWFApplications are being accepted for the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) program held annually in Washington, DC. The program is open to high school age 4-H youth.

It is held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. Using Washington, D.C. as a working classroom delegates learn about the government, citizenship and civic education.

The 2014 CWF program will take place, July 6-12.

To apply, please download the application below and return it to the RCE/4-H Office by 3/1/14.

The estimated cost to attend is $875-900. Support from local 4-H organizations (such as the Sussex County 4-H Foundation) is available to help defray some costs.

CWF Application

More about CWF

Citizenship Washington Focus is a citizenship and leadership program conducted by the National 4-H Council for high school age youth. The program is run for six consecutive weeks during the summer months. It is held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. Using Washington, D.C. as a working classroom delegates learn about the government, citizenship and civic education.

New Jersey 4-H sends 30-40 4-H members and 3-4 adult advisors to Citizenship Washington Focus each year. The learning takes place through energetic workshops, special appointed committees, appropriate field trips (including visits with congressional representatives) and fun social events. Citizenship Washington Focus is a total Washington, D.C. experience.

There are approximately 200 4-H members representing 6-8 different states at the 4-H center during one week of CWF. The cost for the week is approximately $875-900, which includes registration, lodging, transportation, all activities, and most meals. There are local scholarships available to participants through their county 4-H program. Participants may only attend this event one time during their 4-H career. All interested 4-H members must be in the 9-12 grade at the time of application and must go through a local selection process.

Applications are due on March 1 for the conference in July.

Opportunities are also available for college students to attend the program as Program Assistants. The Program Assistants are assigned to state delegations and run the workshops, act as tour guides and hosts. Compensation is provided along with room and board.

Contact the National 4-H Council for details or 301-961-2800.