NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — “Ready, set, grow with 4-H!” is the theme for this year’s Morris County 4-H summer celebration. For the whole month of July, 4-H clubs, members, and volunteers will host a variety of activities covering a wide range of interests. There is something for everyone with both in-person and virtual options available. Check out the full list at the event website. Registration is required for specific activities.
“We are so excited to share the many fun activities our 4-H community has planned this summer,” says Kelly Dziak, 4-H Program Associate. “Over the past year, the creative thinking of our 4-H youth members and adult volunteers have resulted in new clubs and new ways to stay connected and engaged in the 4-H program. The activities planned for July are a great way for the public to explore the Morris County area, meet new friends, and have fun!”
July 1 will kick-off the month-long event with Opening Ceremonies and several contests running all month. These contests include geocaching, an art challenge, a creative photo challenge, and a Morris County history scavenger hunt. Specific challenges and hints will be announced weekly. These activities are completed at your own pace and take participants all over the county. Results of these contests will be announced at the end of the month as part of Closing Ceremonies.
Throughout the month, 4-H clubs, families, and volunteers will lead in-person and virtual activities. The Mission to Minecraft Mars is hosted by the Minecraft 4-H Club and showcases their latest build project. Players can explore Mars and complete challenges set by the club members as part of the July 10th live event. Participants can also watch the live stream on the club’s YouTube Channel. Special thanks to MCProHosting for donating the server space for the Minecraft 4-H Club.
More virtual activities include a Summer Treats cooking demo on July 16th, Quiz Bowls (various dates), and a Rocket League Tournament on July 24-25th. In-person activities include “Chalk it Up” on July 8th, a guided photo walk on July 12th, and a Bat Walk on July 23rd. Registration is required for these events so be sure to check the event website for more details.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law.
For additional information about the Morris County 4-H Youth Development Program, please see our website https://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/ or contact us at 973-285-8301 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.