4-H Afterschool & Summer Programs

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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?  Contact 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: Fall at Eisenberg Elementary School, 27 Landers Lane, New Castle, DE  19720 and Summer Camp at Castle Hills Elementary School 502 Moores Lane, New Castle, DE  19720.

When: Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., program follows Colonial School District’s calendar

Year-long enrollment: Students K-2nd grade (5 years to 7 years) who attend Eisenberg Elementary and Castle Hills Elementary schools

Registration form

Site Lead: Mr. Ray site cell phone 302.256.7959

Site Director: Ms. Fonnie (ftaylor@udel.edu)

 

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

When: Monday to Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m., program follows Christina School District calendar

Fall enrollment: Students in 6th to 8th grade who attend Kirk Middle School (Cost $50 registration fee)

Summer enrollment: Students 5th (incoming) to 9th (graduating 8th graders); Cost $125

Enrollment Form for Fall and Summer

Online payment: http://www.udel.edu/4Hafterschool

Parent handbook

Required health form

Site Lead: Mr. Fletcher (slfletch@udel.edu), site cell phone 302.358.0445

Site Director: Ms. Fonnie (ftaylor@udel.edu)

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

When: Monday through Friday from 3:00 -6:00 pm on regular full day Brandywine School District 6 Schedule and some evening specialty 4-H club programs.

Enrollment: Students who live in the Knollwood community.

Grades: K to 8th

Site contact: Email Shirley Ibrahimovic, Site Coordinator or call 302-793-1627.

For additional information, contact:

Kaitlin Klair,

Knollwood 4-H Afterschool Director
Email: kklair@udel.edu
Phone: 302-831-8965

We are diligently seeking grant funding - please contact ftaylor@udel.edu for more information.

We are diligently seeking grant funding - please contact ftaylor@udel.edu for more information.

Kent County locations  

Where: Lake Forest South Elementary School, Cafeteria, 301 Dorman Street, Harrington, DE 19952

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, when school is in session for a full day and 9am-4pm Monday through Friday during summer

Enrollment requirement: Students enrolled in either Lake Forest South or Central Elementary school; Lake Forest elementary students in other schools and non-Lake families, please contact the director.

Grades: Kindergarten to 5th

Cost: Summer Camp is free to Lake South and Central students with $10 fee per field trip; $35 per week for Lake North and East youth; $85 per week for private families. Before care and after care is offered for a fee.

4-H Afterschool is free to Lake South and Central students with fees only related to field trips as required. Afterschool transportation may be available, including from Central to South.

Purchase of Care accepted: Site ID 1710467100

To check if you qualify, please visit Delaware ASSIST to apply for eligibility.

Site contact: Rosezine Marshall, rnadshel@dtcc.edu, 302-359-7564

Where: McLane Gardens Community Center – Delaware State Housing Authority, 320 Monrovia Avenue, Smyrna, DE 19977

When: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, when school is in session for a full day and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during summer

Enrollment requirement: Students must live in, or be related to an adult living in the McLane Gardens’ community. Non-resident families must contact the director for enrollment.

Grades: Kindergarten to 8th

Cost: Summer Camp is free to residents, $10 fee per field trip. 4-H Afterschool is free to residents with fees only related to field trips, as required. Due to limited funding, purchase of care is strongly encouraged to keep the program affordable for all families.

Purchase of Care accepted: Site ID 1710465200       

To check if you qualify, please visit Delaware ASSIST to apply for eligibility.

Site contact: Janae Henry, jhenry@udel.edu, 302-480-2398

Where: Mifflin Meadows Community Center – Delaware State Housing Authority, 100 Mifflin Meadows Dr., Dover, DE 19901

When: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, when school is in session for a full day and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during summer

Enrollment Requirement: Students must live in, or be related to an adult living in the Mifflin Meadows community.

Grades: Kindergarten to 8th

Cost: Camp is free to residents, $10 fee per field trip. 4-H Afterschool is free to residents with fees only related to field trips, as required. Due to limited funds for this program, to continue to offer this service at low cost, purchase of care is strongly encouraged.

Purchase of Care accepted: Site ID 1710423100       

To check if you qualify, please visit Delaware ASSIST to apply for eligibility.

Site contact: Amber Still, 302-697-4459

Where: Milford Central Academy, 1021 N. Walnut Street, Milford, DE 19963

When: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, when school is in session for a full day and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, during summer

Enrollment requirement: Students enrolled in Milford Central Academy school; Milford School District students in other middle schools, please contact the Director at the bottom of the page.

Grades: 6th to 8th

Cost: Camp is freeto Milford Academy students; $35 per week for other Milford middle youth. We are not accepting private families. Before care and after care is not provided.

Purchase of Care: Purchase of care is not accepted at this time.

Site contacts: Rene Diaz, rdiaz@udel.edu and Sequoia Rent, srent@udel.edu

Where: Milford High School, 1019 N. Walnut Street, Milford, DE 19963

When: 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, when school is in session for a full day and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, during summer

Enrollment Requirement: Students enrolled in Milford High School

Grades: 9th to 12th

Cost: Camp is free to Milford High School students. We are not accepting private families.

Site contact: Rene Diaz, rdiaz@udel.edu 

Sussex County locations  

Where: Burton Village Community Center, 37511 Burton Village Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

When: Monday to Friday 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. (when school is in session)

Enrollment requirement: Open to all Burton Village students first and then open to other students in the district

Grades: K to 6th

Program staff:

  • Marcia Waples – Program Leader
  • Mindy Berry – Program Assistant
  • Shantel Hazzard – Program Assistant

For more information, contact:

Frank Ferlenda
Sussex County Director
4-H Afterschool Programs
ferlenda@udel.edu
302-856-2585

Where: Hickory Tree Community Center, 38083 Community Lane, Selbyville, DE 19975

When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 3 to 5 p.m. (school days)

Enrollment requirement: Open to all Hickory Tree students first and then open to other students in the district.

Grades: K to 6th

Program staff: 

  • Tiria Wright – Program Leader
  • Anthony Mann – Program Assistant

2019 Summer Program

  • Start Date: June 24th
  • End Date: August 9th
  • Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm

For more information, contact:

Frank Ferlenda
Sussex County Director
4-H Afterschool Programs
ferlenda@udel.edu
302-856-2585

Where: Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, 41 Bethany Road, Selbyville, DE 19975

When: Monday to Thursday 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. (School Days)

Enrollment requirement: Open to all Phillip C. Showell Students

Grades: K to 5th

Program staff:

  • Emily Serna – Program Leader
  • Evan Serna – Program Assistant
  • Shakia Hooper – Program Assistant

2019 Summer Program:

  • Start Date: June 24
  • End date: August 15
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Frank Ferlenda
Sussex County Director
4-H Afterschool Programs
ferlenda@udel.edu
302-856-2585