Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Ocean County]

The 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:

  • Provide informal educational programs to youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school).
  • Strengthen skills for adults working with youth.
  • Improve community collaborations and partnerships.

To best serve our diverse population, Ocean County 4-H offers a variety of programs including community clubs, after-school and summer programs, school enrichment, and special interest and training programs. Additional info and contacts are available through the links below.

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Community Clubs

4-H clubs are located throughout the county and are led by trained volunteers. Those interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer should contact our office.


4-H Project Club List - 2015-2016


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4-H Horse Program

Ocean County 4-H Horse Program currently has 6 clubs throughout Ocean County.


Ocean County hosts its annual Ocean County Fair at Robert J. Miller Airpark in July. In addition, Summer 4-H Camp at Stokes State Forest is available to all youth.


4-H Afterschool and Summer Programs

4-H provides after-school and summer programming throughout Ocean County--including career exploration and team building, 4-H SET (science, engineering, and technology), and healthy living.

School Enrichment

4-H staff provide a variety of enrichment programs in public and private schools throughout the county. Topics include character education, life skill development, environmental science, science literacy, and healthy living.

Professional Development Opportunities

4-H staff provide half-day, full-day, and multiple-session special interest programs and trainings on a variety of topics--for youth, educators, community youth workers, and after-school staff.

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To get involved in any of our programs, contact our office.