4-H Afterschool and Summer Programs

Ocean County 4-H partners with other youth serving organizations to

provide several multi-week after-school and summer day camp programs throughout Ocean County.



Ocean County 4-H prides itself on offering a wide range of possible program topics that can be tailored to fit the needs of any youth serving agency. Frequently this means combining activities from several programs listed below. For example, a marine science camp may use environmental activities, engineering activities, and leadership activities to provide a complete week-long experience. When reading through the topic list, think creatively about the needs of your program. If there is a topic that you want but it is not listed below, please call the 4-H office and inquire about it.  There is a good chance we may be able to offer the program but have not listed it as a pre-package program offering.

Programs can be adjusted to fit any time frame.

  • One hour programs – an instructor will show up and teach a topic of your choice for an hour at your location.  Supplies and curriculum are provided by the instructor.
  • Short-term interest programs – Youth receive 6-12 hours of programming.  These programs are typically requested by after-school and summer programs to enrich the youth experience. 
  • Intensive programs – Youth receive 20-40 hours of programming over a short period of time (1-2 weeks).  These programs are typically requested by summer programs to enrich the summer camp experience.
  • Long- term programs – Youth receive 1-3 hours of programming over an extended period of time.  This program structure is great for teachers that want to enrich their in-class curriculum through 4-H.  For example, a teacher may ask 4-H to provide a hydroponics program over the course of 5 months so youth can have a hands-on, in-class opportunity to learn about plants and their growth.

Many of these programs are fee base.  Costs are determined based on the number of participants, supplies needed, and instruction time. Periodically, 4-H will receive grants to implement programs with youth in Ocean County. For more information on 4-H Programs.

Collaborators include:

For more information, Contact Ocean County 4-H.

Cooperative Extension of Ocean County