University of Maryland Extension

Maryland 4-H Congress



June 23-27, 2019

University of Maryland Campus, College Park

Please Note:




  •  What:  Maryland 4-H Congress
  •  Who:  Maryland 4-Hers ages 14-18 (4-H age as of January 1)
  •  When:  June 23-27, 2019
  •  Where: University of Maryland campus, College Park MD
  •  Why:  Experience life on a college campus, learn about possible careers, get the inside track on preparing for college and employment, and HAVE FUN WITH fellow 4-Hers from across the state!
  •  How:  Register via 4-H Online @

       Cost:  Early Bird Registration – $325.00 (ends April 15th)

          Regular registration – $375.00 (April 16th - May - 15th)


More Information:

Maryland 4-H Congress is the state's premier teen leadership opportunity.  It is designed to provide 4-H teens the opportunity to connect with the University of Maryland, their land grant university, while learning about academic options and getting a taste of campus life.  Congress is open to 4-H members ages 14-18 and will be held on the University of Maryland Campus, College Park.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore career opportunities in a variety of areas and interact with professors and professionals to inspire and engage them in thinking about their future.  Youth attending Maryland 4-H Congress live in campus residence halls and eat in dining halls, enjoy campus recreational activities, and attend workshops and tours in campus classrooms, labs, and facilities.  Participants have the chance to meet and make friends with fellow 4-Hers from across the state, discover career opportunities, perform community service, and learn skills that help them prepare for college and the workforce. 

4-Hers attending Maryland 4-H Congress choose a “career track” consisting of workshops, tours, and activities supported by University of Maryland and Extension faculty, staff and career professionals. 

2019 Career Tracks are:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Creative, Performing and Fine Arts
  • Healthy Living and Health Science
  • Political Science, Law and Policy
  • Education, Teaching and Leadership
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Clover Connections that will provide service opportunities to strengthen their community connections, campus tours to strengthen their campus connections and a career fair to strengthen their career connections.
  • Clover Games designed to strengthen connections among participants from across the state and allow them the opportunity to bond and network in their assigned Clover Country.

Congress Delegates will learn about the college admissions process, take in a specialized tour of campus and will collaborate in a campus or community service project!





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