Hartford County 4-H Events

August 20-22- 2021 Hartford County 4-H Fair


The Z Suite Enrollment System for Connecticut 4-H families and volunteers is now open!

Two sets of instructions are available:

For new families that need to create a brand new account

For families who have had their data transferred from the 4-H Online Enrollment System

Please use the family email that was used to log into 4-H Online.


COVID-19 Cooperative Extension Resources 

In-person 4-H activities must adhere to the limit of 10 people inside or outside at private residences per Phase 2.1 Guidelines. 

Gatherings outdoors may now take place up to 50 people outdoors or 25 people indoors, unless the local ordinance requires smaller gathering sizes.  All UConn 4-H activities must adhere to both UConn and State of Connecticut guidelines. Please keep in mind that masks are required in public settings in the state of Connecticut. Non-abiding individuals could face fines.

*Please email the 4-H Office prior to planning activities to obtain updates on current restrictions.

REMINDER: Prior to ALL in-person 4-H activities, signed safety plans MUST be emailed to the 4-H Office for review. 
UConn Extension has developed a safety plan. This document references various aspects of planning that you need to be cognizant of as you re-engage in face to face programming. Where the plan asks for a faculty or staff member, you as a registered 4-H volunteer may list your name. You are encouraged to work with 4-Hers to complete the form. 

A completed copy of this form needs to be submitted to the 4-H Office and kept on file with each club/4-H group in case there is a positive. Please note it is critical that a list of all individuals present are recorded on an attendance sheet. This includes speakers, family members, volunteers, etc. 
Please email Jennifer Cushman with any questions. In accordance with University guidelines, we continue to work remotely. 


2020-2021 TENTATIVE Horse Program Dates

*All dates for live offerings are tentative at this point pending rules, expectations, and other components that cost money.

Virtual Poster Contest – Date TBD 

April 10–  Quiz Bowl and State 4-H Horse Public Speaking – Haddam – Public speaking in the morning followed by Quizbowl in the afternoon. The schedule will consist of varied arrival and departure times for different age groups if needed. Spectators may need to be limited to account for social distancing.

April 24 – Hippology – Storrs, pending rules for on-campus activities

May 1 – Horse Judging  – Storrs, pending rules for on-campus activities

May 1 – Dairy lease and verification forms DUE

May 15 – Giddy Up Games – Haddam Center 

ESE Applications, Selections Orientations– ALL INFO TBD

Some of the above have been moved to virtual. A calendar is in the works for virtual club events willing to have “4-H guests” attend from all over the state. A form will be shared for submission of virtual events.
*As always, the situation remains fluid. We will be meeting fairly regularly and have not set meeting dates yet. When we set that list it will be made available.*

UConn Hartford County 4-H Advisory Committee Award Program

A variety of awards, including county medals, county recognition certificates, the Judith Ferry Award, the Hartford County Unsung Hero Award, Friend of 4-H Award, and Exceptional Service Award, are available to 4-H volunteers and 4-H youth members.
Forms & More Information


UConn Robotics

Record keeping is an important part of the 4-H experience. 4-H members are encouraged to keep records as part of their leadership experience. They present a picture of their growth and development as a 4-H member. With this in mind a new 4-H robotics record sheet has been created to help 4-H robotics members keep track of their activities, awards and goals.  Record books come in handy as you begin to apply for awards such as National Honor Society and apply for college.  We hope you will give them a try.  Please note that in order to be considered for 4-H medals, awards, and national trips, you must complete the robotics record sheet and pair it with the yearly project record.  If you have any questions, please contact your local 4-H educator. 

4-H Volunteer Reminders

Verification & Lease Forms
Lease and verification forms for 2020 have been updated. Please visit 4h.uconn.edu for updated forms in word and pdf. 


Club Field Trips

Traveling out of state or overnight? As you prepare for your travel, there are three documents needed in the 4-H Office for overnight/out of state travel:
The first two items are requested two weeks prior to the trip/as soon as qualification is determined. 

1) Itinerary with locations and names of all attendees
2) Completed Risk Management Plan 
3) Completed UConn 4-H Health Forms, carried by authorized 4-H Volunteer traveling with youth and returned to 4-H Office post-trip.  

Risk Management Planning Guide
If you have any additional adults who will be chaperoning, please let us know ASAP, to allow for ample time for screening. Please keep in mind that a registered 4-H volunteer must be in each vehicle if transportation is provided as part of the club activity. 

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the 4-H Office.