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Join youth from across the state for a weekend of forestry activities, games, and competition.  This three-day event is for youth aged 10 and up (and staff and volunteers) interested in learning more about forests, and to select the NYS team that will go to the 2014 National 4-H Forestry Invitational (must be 14-19 for the national event).

The Forestry weekend activities include: Tree ID; Tree Measurements; Compass Usage; Map Reading; Insects & Diseases; Geocaching; Nature Games; Night Hikes and more.

For more information and registration forms, click on link: 4-H Forestry Weekend 2014.pdf


Open to 4-H Leaders, Parents, and 4-Hers

While using Delaware County’s beautiful landscape as a backdrop, come join us to learn how to take photographs throughout the fall and winter months, using your digital camera. ~Mike Stuligross, Instructor~

Tuesdays, January 21, February 11, March 18, April 15 & May 20 - 7:00pm, CCE Resource Center, Hamden

Please contact Emily Roach, for more information or to register.


Dear 4-H Leaders and Volunteers,

Please find below the Cornell Cooperative Extension: Youth Protection Guidelines for 4-H Leaders and Volunteers for 4-H Leaders and Volunteers. These guidelines were written to minimize the potential for child abuse and false accusations. We feel it is important for all of us, working with youth, to adhere to these guidelines.

These guidelines have been approved by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding these guidelines.

PDF:  Youth Protection Guidelines

What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H'ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities (Cornell University in New York). In Delaware County, thousands of youth between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in traditional clubs, special interest groups, and school enrichment programs.


Dear 4-H Leaders and Volunteers,

There have been some recent changes to the way we can publicize our 4-Hers accomplishments. We hope the examples given below will help clarify the situation. Some of you may notice they are different from what we published last month. We had a conversation and received clarification from our risk management company on what is permissible. We apologize for the confusion. The main point is to protect our children’s online privacy and keep them safe.


1.  Full names and towns are fine. No address. Example: Tim Chevy of Franklin wins herdsmanship ribbon.

2. Pictures with full names are fine. No address. Example: Tim Chevy and Dan Ford are shown walking dogs at the humane society. 


Pictures online may not have names or addresses. We already follow this policy. Example: camp weekly pictures, pictures taken at fair, and Facebook.

When you sign the Photo Release to join or reenroll in 4-H, this is how we will handle any photos taken. If you do not want your child’s picture taken, then don’t sign the photo release, and let us know.

Please contact Emily Roach or John Hannum, if you have any questions by calling 607-865-6531 or emailing or