4-H Leadership Trip Opportunities and Application

Applications

The Leadership Trip Application for the opportunities listed below is due October 31st. If interviews are needed, they will be held on November 10th.

Link to application (PDF): 2016-17-kewaunee-county-4-h-trip-appication-due-october-31st

2016-17 4-H Trips

Information about the trips:

4-H Missions Space Campin Space (Space Camp) – Huntsville, Alabama (April 20-24, 2017)

4-H Missions in Space is a fun-filled educational weekend at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL: participants will complete a simulated Space Shuttle mission, experience training simulators, tour the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and learn about becoming an astronaut.

 Participation Age: Participation as a delegate is open to enrolled 4-H members in good standing in 6th – 8th grades.

Cost: The trips costs about $535 with half the cost (not including travel to bus stop and incidentals) paid for by the Kewaunee County 4-H Leaders’ Association)
Wisconsin State 4-H Page on Space Camp: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/space-camp/

 

Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference – Madison, WI (June 26-29, 2017)

The Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is a great way to travel, meet new people from around the state of Wisconsin, visit Madison’s wonderful attractions, and choose various project areas to learn more about. Some of the fun and educational workshops are kayaking and other water sports, art, photography, poetry writing, and agriculture.

Participation Age: Participation as a delegate is open to enrolled 4-H members in good standing in 7th-10th grades.

Cost: The trip costs about $240 with half the cost (not including travel to bus stop and incidentals) paid for by the Kewaunee County 4-H Leaders’ Association for members selected for the experience.

Wisconsin State 4-H Page on Youth Confernece:  http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/wisconsin-4-h-youth-conference/

 

 

Citizenship cwf-logo-grey-headerWashington Focus, Washington, D.C. – (Several weeks in June – July)

4-H members ages 15-19 have the opportunity to travel to D.C. with others from the state of Wisconsin and spend a week at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  In addition to attending workshops on democracy, participants will visit memorials commemorating our nation’s leaders and representing our victories and defeats on the battlefield, venture through the Smithsonian Museum, chat with our nation’s leaders, and see citizenship in action.

Participant Age: Participation as a delegate is open to enrolled 4-H members in good standing in  10th – 12th grades. Ages 15-19.

            Cost: (The trip costs about $1200 with half the cost (not including travel to bus stop and incidentals) paid for by the Kewaunee County 4-H Leaders’ Association for members selected for the experience.

Citizenship Washington Focus website: http://4-h.org/parents/citizenship-washington-focus/

Wisconsin State 4-H Page on CWF: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/citizenship-washington-focus/

 

National Congress – Atlanta, Georgia (November 24-28, 2017)

“Become a Catalyst of Change ”

Considered the flagship of the 4-H trips, it is an opportunity to visit another state with 4-H members across the nation. Service learning and leadership will be key in this six day trip. For over 89 years, youth from the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference. The Congress provides youth with a quality educational and cross-cultural experience that exceeds what any state independently provides. It is designed to address the needs and issues of youth while helping to develop capable, competent, and caring citizens.

About 75 youth representing University of Wisconsin Extension-4-H Youth Development attend this annual event. Delegates are selected at the county level, usually through an application and interview process.

Participant Age: Applicants must be in 10th – 12th grade at time of selection. Maximum age is 18 as of January 1st.

Cost: The trip costs about $1,100 with half the cost (not including travel to bus stop and incidentals) paid for by the Kewaunee County 4-H Leaders’ Association for members  selected for the experience.

 Wisconsin State 4-H Page on National 4-H Congress: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/national-4-h-congress/

National 4-H Congress website: http://national4-hcongress.com/

 

American Spirit Trip (tentative dates are June 14-22, 2017)
American Spirit: Youth learn about the steps to independence and freedom on a journey through their American Heritage. Visit sites of historical importance in Philadelphia, Boston, NYC and Niagara Falls.  Youth need to have a sincere interest in learning about our history and heritage. Youth will need a passport to travel to Canada.

Participant Age: Participation as a delegate is open to enrolled 4-H members in good standing in  8th-10th grades

Cost: The approximate cost is $1100.00 with half the cost (not including travel to bus stop, passport fees, and incidentals) paid for by the Kewaunee County 4-H Leaders’ Association for members selected for the experience.

 

Winter Leadership Camp – East Metro Region  (February 10-12, 2017)

Older youth from throughout the East Metro Region come together each winter at a 4-H Winter Leadership camp to work on improving their leadership skills through hands-on, interactive leadership sessions.  Youth will gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader and how to apply being a youth leader in their club, county, and school.  Along with leadership learning, youth will have opportunities to participate in a variety of recreational activities that may include sledding/tubing, snowshoeing, crazy games, and other outdoor activities.

Participant Age: Youth currently in grades 6th-8th are eligible for the trip. Only three spots are available to each county and when qualifications are equal, preference will be given to 8th grade members.

Cost: $70.00 with half the cost (not including travel to bus stop, passport fees, and incidentals) paid for by the Kewaunee County 4-H Leaders’ Association for members selected for the experience.

 

Applications due by October 31st

Interviews, If Required are November 10th

 

Trips with a statewide selection process:

National 4-H Conference 

National 4-H Conference annually brings 4-H youth and adults from around the nation to work towards strengthening and expanding the 4-H Youth Development program at the local, state, and national levels. Held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, it’s usually scheduled around the beginning of April. Last year, there were approximately 350 delegates, including six from Wisconsin.

Between 6-8 Wisconsin youth are selected to attend this working conference. Each participant selects an issue (education, promotion, environment, violence, etc.) and works with other delegates to develop plans directing future 4 H programming.

Delegates spend the majority of time contributing to stimulating, task oriented groups. One day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with legislators and touring.

Qualifications:

  • Be in 10th-12th grade during the program. Minimum age 15 and maximum age 18 as of January 1, 2017;
  • Be nominated at the county level;
  • Carry county approval through time of award trip.

Costs:

  • The total cost of the National 4 H Conference trip is approximately $1,200.
  • The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation sponsors a portion of the cost.
  • Many county 4-H Youth Development programs provide partial local sponsorship.
  • The remaining amount is the responsibility of the delegate and his/her family.
Applications:

More information and the state application is available at: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/national-4-h-conference/

  • Completed signed applications are due to the State 4-H Office no later than December 1, 2016.