4-H Afterschool & Summer Programs

4-H Afterschool students doing a science experiment.

Delaware 4-H offers afterschool and summer programs at schools and community centers in each of Delaware’s three counties.  These programs target under-served communities. Each individual site has its own specific age ranges, target groups and/or enrollment guidelines.

Are students in 4-H Afterschool/Summer considered to be 4-H members? Yes! In addition to club specific projects and programs, 4-H Afterschool/Summer members are eligible to participate in all 4-H contests, (link to main projects page) events, (link to calendar) and camps (links to camps page), both at the county and state level, as well as activities associated with the Delaware State Fair.

How are 4-H Afterschool/Summer programs different from community 4-H clubs? In addition to community 4-H club projects, 4-H Afterschool/Summer students participate in projects that they and their club leaders have developed. Unlike community 4-H clubs, 4-H Afterschool programs meet daily during the school year, during which members get homework and tutoring to help them improve their academic skills, receive nutritious snacks, and have organized recreation time in a safe and fun environment. During the summer, 4-H Afterschool/Summer programs also meet daily for several weeks for a summer camp experience.

How do I enroll my child in a Delaware 4-H Afterschool program?  ontact the Delaware 4-H County Afterschool Director in the county in which your child attends school.

For enrollment information or general questions, please contact the appropriate county afterschool director listed above.

New Castle County locations

Where: Kirk Middle School, 140 Brennan Drive, Newark, Delaware 19713, Phone 302.451.7021

Site Director: D’Aesha Fletcher dhami@udel.edu

Where: Knollwood Community Center, 4 Colby Avenue, Claymont, Delaware 19703

Managed By: Jenny Trunfio; jtrunfio@udel.edu

Kent County locations  

Where: Booker T Washington,  901 Forest St. Dover, DE 19904

Site contact: Ray Taylor jraytayl@udel.edu

Sussex County locations  

Where: Mispillion Elementary School, 311 Lovers Ln, Milford, DE 19963

Site Director: Patty Walinski pattyw@udel.edu

Where: Milford Central School, 1021 N Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963

Site Director: Patty Walinski pattyw@udel.edu