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Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Posted on: October 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 4-H OPEN HOUSE At the Cape May County 4-H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch!

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October 29
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lehner’s Farm & Nursery, 175 Route 47 South, Dias Creek, NJ 08210
Cape May County 4-H Clubs will be holding an Open House on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the 4-H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Lehner’s Farm & Nursery, 175 Rt. 47 South, Dias Creek, NJ. The public is invited to come and learn more about 4-H Youth Development activities in Cape May County. Young people in grades K-13 (one year out of high school), regardless of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or disability, develop leadership, citizenship and interpersonal skills in a variety of 4-H programs.

The 4-H Open House is the perfect time for families to check out all that 4-H has to offer youth. 4-H members and leaders from various 4-H clubs in the county will share information about their clubs and offer fun, hands-on children’s activities. Twenty-five local clubs include teen leadership, herpetology, equestrian, fishing, robotics, sewing, culinary arts, archery, livestock and more. 4-H clubs on display during the Open House will include: Growing Sprouts Cloverbud Club, All Paws In Dog Club, Maverick Art Club, Clover Kids Cloverbud Club, Earth Rocks Science Club, Wranglers Club, Hy-Riders Club, PPAWS, and Teen Ambassadors.

The 4-H Cloverbud Program involves children in grades K-3. Cloverbud explores the many projects, programs and activities that 4-H offers. The 4-H Cloverbud Program is non-competitive and is geared to the specific needs and interests of youth in grades K-3 and focuses on special activities to enhance their personal development.
New Clubs this year include the Maverick 4-H Art Club which meets the third Wednesday of the month at Maverick Art Studio, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Cloverbuds, ages 5 to 8, will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and youth ages 9 and up will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the studio. The club leaders are Carol Anne Futrell & Georgina Huston. Call (609) 465-9500 to join or for more information on this new club.

Another new club is the "All Paws In" 4-H Dog Club. “All Paws In” will focus on all aspects of being a good dog owner and will include field trips, crafts and dog activities. To Join, email Jill at or Alexis at Additionally, a new science club, Science Rocks 4-H Club, is also in the process of forming and will be at the open house to recruit members.

The 4-H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch takes place on Saturdays and Sundays in October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include a 5-acre scare-free maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting, tiny tykes hay maze, petting zoo, scarecrow-making, games and refreshments. Corn Maze admission is $5 each, $20 for families of 5 or more. Two years and under are free. Plus, free admission for anyone 12 and under who come to the Corn Maze in costume on Oct. 29 and 30.

Now is the perfect time to become involved in 4-H, if you aren't already. Each fall, 4-H clubs re-organize and enroll new members and leaders. Linda Horner, Cape May County 4-H Program Coordinator is available to answer your questions about becoming a volunteer leader or joining 4-H as a member. Call the 4-H Office at (609) 465-5115, ext. 605 for more information or visit the Cape May County 4-H website at to learn more about 4-H.

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, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability and any other category protected by law.

Contact: Linda Horner, 4-H Youth Coordinator, Phone: 609-465-5115, ext. 605

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