4-H Trips and Experiences
WISCONSIN STATE 4-H & YOUTH CONFERENCE
This conference for youth in grades 7-10 is held for four days, June 26-29, 2017, at the UW-Madison campus. The objectives of the Conference are for youth to:
- Develop self-confidence and responsibility
- Express and exchange ideas with others
- Gain information for decision-making
- Increase knowledge in selected subject matter areas
- Experience campus life
- Make new friends
- Gain ideas for use with local 4-H programs
- Build enthusiasm for 4-H
The cost per delegate is approximately $125 (some seminars have additional fees). Up to 7 delegates will be selected to attend with funding assistance from the 4-H Leader’s Association. Applicants must be an active 4-H member.
Upon return, delegates are expected to give reports at their club and possibly county meetings; write thank you letters to trip sponsors; and to take a more active role not only in their own 4-H club youth leader responsibility, but at county level as well. Delegates in the second year must enroll in specialty areas such as ambassadors for 2-3 seminar choices.
WISCONSIN KEY AWARD PROGRAM
The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community.
Members must have passed their 14th birthday on January 1 of the year in which recognition is given and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership. Only 2 recipients are selected.
CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS
Designed for youth in grades 10-12; minimum age of 15 at time of trip. This conference is held at the National 4-H Center at Washington, D.C. for nine days in June or July. Applicants must be enrolled in the youth leadership project. Emphasis should be given to youth active in leadership and willing to share experiences in county 4-H program. Langlade County 4-H will provide partial scholarship for up to 4 delegates. Delegates may choose from the 4-H trip dates planned by the state. The benefits of Citizen Washington Focus include:
- Getting to know people from all across the country
- Developing communication and planning skills
- Learning how to use government to our own community’s advantage
- Creating plans for hometown community involvement
- Learning the history of our government from a hands-on perspective
- Discovering individual roles and responsibilities as citizens
- Focusing on being part of a global community
- Having teens grow into responsible leaders for the future
- Sharing information with other youth leaders
Recipients of this trip must be active 4-H members and should be willing to work hard at all 4‑H activities, be good promoters of the 4-H program, work with 4-H Youth Development Staff when needed, be a role model as well as a helpmate for younger 4-Hers, and be ready to assist their club leaders. The cost per delegate is approximately $550. Trip dates are June 17-25; June 24-July 2 or July 8-16, 2017
US SPACE CAMP
A fun filled weekend at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama for youth in grades 6-8 with at least one year of 4-H membership; maximum age of 15 at time of trip. Dates of trip are April 20-24, 2017.
Participants will complete a simulated space shuttle mission, experience training simulators, tour the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and learn about becoming an astronaut. Explore the fascinating world of aerospace, astronomy and technology!
This is not a M.E. trip, selection is done by the State program to participate. Langlade County 4-H will provide partial scholarships. Cost to participant: approximately $300 per member
AMERICAN SPIRIT TRIP
The American Spirit Leadership Program is a wonderful opportunity to develop knowledge of our American Heritage, citizenship, and leadership. This program is for youth in grades 8-10 at the time of the trip. Highlights of the trip in the past have included visits to an Amish village, Valley Forge, Philadelphia, New York, Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, Boston, Freedom Trail, and Niagra Falls. Whale watching and a lobster dinner are also included in this trip.
The county is only guaranteed 2 spots on the trip. Applicants who have attended the Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference may receive preference. Cost is approximately $1100 (delegate cost approximately $550). Additional costs include money for meals (approximately $50-$60 and spending money). A passport is required for this trip (costs approximately $90-$110).
NATIONAL 4-H CONFERENCE
This experience takes place from March 24-30 2017 at the National 4-H Center, Washington, D.C. and is open to youth in grades 10-12 (age 15-18 on January 1, 2017). 4-H members select a discussion group focused on one 4-H issue. Groups share ideas and make recommendations for future 4-H programs and policies. One day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting legislators and touring.
Delegates must be selected at both the county and the state level. The Langlade County Youth Leader Mentors will select potential applicants who may apply at the state level. The cost to participant is approximately $550 per delegate. Applicants must be enrolled in the youth leadership project and must be nominated by their main club leader. Langlade County 4-H will provide partial scholarships for 2 delegates.
NATIONAL 4-H CONGRESS
Approximately 1300 members of 4-H Youth Development Programs from around the country and Puerto Rico will gather in Atlanta Georgia from November 24- 28, 2017 to learn new skills in leadership, community service and multi-cultural integration. In addition to attending assemblies and workshops, they participate in discussion groups on issues facing our country today and moderate a town hall meeting at which they share the results of those discussions.
Delegates will also participate in hands-on projects during a day of community service as they learn how to work with others to help individuals and organizations in a community improve themselves. The networking skills that youth gain during the event will help them in their after-conference work in addressing youth needs in their community and state through reporting back and coordination of educational and service programs.
Delegates must be in grades 10-12 with a maximum age of 18 on January 1, 2017. Applicants must be enrolled in the youth leadership project and must be a current 4-H member during the travel year.
Up to 3 delegates per county may attend. The cost to participant is approximately $550 per member. The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation contributes to this event.
ART TEAM, DRAMA COMPANY, PRESS TEAM, SHOWCASE SINGERS
- Art Team, Drama Company, Press Team, Showcase Singers, may be grades 9-13
- Be a 4-H member or member of another Extension program
- Applications are due in January. Information can be found at:http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/teams/
- Contact the Extension Office 4-H program at 715-627-6236 for more information