Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Rutgers Cooperative Extension helps improve the lives of New Jersey residents by ensuring healthy lifestyles; providing productive futures for youth, adults, and communities; enhancing and protecting environmental resources; ensuring economic growth and agricultural sustainability; and improving food safety and nutrition. 

While headquartered in New Brunswick, Rutgers Cooperative Extension also maintains offices in all 21 counties, which tailor operations to county-specific needs.  To find a Rutgers Cooperative Extension office in your county click here

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Youth Centers

Lindley G. Cook 4-H Youth Center for Outdoor Education
Location:  Branchville

The Lindley G. Cook 4-H Youth Center for Outdoor Education, operating since 1951, was named for a director of Extension who realized the vision of a 4-H camp in New Jersey. The camp is located within Stokes State Forest on 100 wooded acres in Sussex County. It includes accommodations for 215 people, recreation fields, and an 8-acre lake for fishing, swimming, and boating.

The Youth Education and Employment Success Center - Newark

The Youth Education and Employment Success Center seeks to improve measurably the quality of life of Newark youth by expanding their educational, vocational, and employment opportunities. Under a unified collaboration among the City of Newark, Newark public schools, Communities In Schools of New Jersey, New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, The Nicholson Foundation, Rutgers University, and numerous community-based organizations, this innovative center is strategically located and organized to ensure a safe environment, with optimal delivery of youth services. Through the commitment and teamwork of our instructors, staff, and community partners, we are dedicated to helping our young adults to become more caring, competent, and contributing citizens of the City of Newark.

 The Youth Education and Employment Success Center - Camden

The Youth Education and Employment Success Center seeks to improve measurably the quality of life of Trenton youth by expanding their educational, vocational, and employment opportunities. Under a unified collaboration among the City of Trenton, Trenton Public Schools, Communities In Schools of New Jersey, New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, The Nicholson Foundation, Rutgers University, and numerous community-based organizations, this innovative center is strategically located and organized to ensure a safe environment, with optimal delivery of youth services. Through the commitment and teamwork of our instructors, staff, and community partners, we are dedicated to helping our young adults to become more caring, competent, and contributing citizens of the City of Trenton.