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Posted on: May 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 4-H Teen Leadership Program at Nature Center Closes Soon

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Pulling a large seine net through the waters of Cape May Harbor to collect marine specimens is just one of the exciting activities that 4-H Teen Leaders at the Nature Center of Cape May do over the course of their 8-week program. Only a few spaces remain for the 2015 season. Photo by Linda Horner.

Only a few open spots remain in the 2015 RUTGERS 4-H SUMMER TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM. The eight-week mentorship takes place at NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May, in Cape May, NJ, from June 29th through August 21st under the direction of the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program.

To be eligible, youth must be in the 7th to 12th grades and be interested in marine and environmental science, being outdoors and working with children.

The teen leadership program provides youth with an invaluable leadership and learning experience through a variety of service, teaching and social activities. It coincides with Summer Children’s Program day camps held at the Nature Center of Cape May. Professional NJ Audubon teacher naturalists provide teens with mentoring in environmental science, teaching skills and successful work habits. Rutgers 4-H educators lead teens in youth-driven community service projects and leadership development activities.

The benefits of attending the summer program include meeting other teens who have the same interests, earning valuable community service credits and gaining important work and leadership experience. These experiences prove invaluable in job seeking and in acceptance to preferred colleges.

Contact the 4-H Youth Development Program right away to learn more, at (609) 465-5115, ext. 605, or visit to download the application. Participation is limited to 20 students, and the tuition is only $250 for eight weeks of hands-on experience and mentoring in environmental science, leadership skills and work habits.

4-H Youth Development Program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Contact: Linda Horner, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Telephone: 465-5115, ext. 606

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