Short-Term 4-H Summer Special Interest Programs (SPIN)

Summer Special Interest (SPIN) clubs are designed to get 4-H and non-4-H youth engaged in activities that fuel their spark. SPIN club offerings vary year to year and are driven by youth interests and community needs. Current 4-H enrollment is not necessary for participation, however members will be enrolled in Cumberland County 4-H upon registration. Each program will meet once a week July – August for five weeks, unless otherwise noted. Registration ends June 17 or when full.

Have questions? Contact Sara Conant by email sara.conant@maine.edu or phone 207.781.6099.


#EmpoweringMEandYou Teen Wellness

Best for ages 12–18 or those entering 7th–12th grades

  • Date & Time: Thursdays, July 9 – August 6, 2020, 9:30– 10:30AM
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Instructors: Sara Conant, 4-H Community Education Assistant; Guest Instructors: Sara King, Oxford County 4-H Professional; and Maine 4-H Healthy Living Team Teens
  • Cost: Free for all 5 weeks
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 20
  • Minimum Age: 12

The #EmpoweringMEandYou Teen Wellness program is based off of the Healthy Living Curriculum series by the same name. Teens will learn coping strategies for stress, how to combat negative thinking patterns, and how to recognize your own self-worth and self-esteem. Lessons will also include mindfulness practices and yoga. Open to any teen in the state of Maine regardless of 4-H participation.

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Explore the Night Sky – FULL

Best for ages 9–13 or those entering 3rd–7th grades; open to Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) with adult assistance

  • Date & Time: Thursdays, July 9 – August 6, 2020, 11:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Instructor: Sara Conant, 4-H Community Education Assistant
  • Cost: Free for all 5 weeks (suggested $5 donation for materials per family)
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 10
  • Minimum Age: 9

In this club participants will learn all about the night sky including constellations, the moon, stars, planets, and more through hands-on activities, videos, and art projects! Some activities include learning about the phases of the moon, creating our solar system on a string, and creating a star wheel to explore the night sky with.

Supply kits may be picked up July 7th & 8th, times and locations to be announced.

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Check out our Maker Monday Program – Summer Edition for activities for youth of all ages!

Maker Monday- Summer Edition


If you are interested in any of these 4-H Summer Programs but are concerned about the cost please contact Sara Conant to discuss financial assistance in the form of a reduced or waived fee.


If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sara Conant at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.