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Centers and institutes serve as hubs of collaboration in areas as diverse as microbiology and papermaking. As innovative and interdisciplinary forums for trailblazing ideas, they allow scholars from across the university to tackle problems and make lasting contributions to the world’s body of knowledge.

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2 Centers & Institutes

  • 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.

  • Founded in 1983 by Dr. David A. Feigley, the Youth Sports Research Council is a division of the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

    The YSRC develops, synthesizes, and disseminates information about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents. Our award-winning educational programs are designed for recreation directors, coaches, parents, and administrators of youth sports leagues.