Trips/Camps and Awards

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4-H CloverThis page provides a general overview of trips, camps, and awards offered through Dunn County, State, and National 4-H levels. Specific dates and application deadlines will be announced as trips, camps, and award come around. Applications for these opportunities are found on our Forms and Documents page.


Trips | Camps

Citizenship Washington Focus

Approximately 200 Wisconsin 4‑H Youth are selected to attend this leadership program held at the National 4-H Center. Participants learn the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders. The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips and social events.

Qualifications:

  • 10th-12th grade at time of selection. Minimum age 15 during trip;
  • be selected at the county level;
  • carry county approval through time of award trip.

Costs:

The total cost for the trip is approx. $1,100.Print

Some counties offer partial local sponsorships.


CO-OP Y.E.S. (Youth Educational Summit)

 

coopnet_superheros_COLORParticipants will learn the purpose, operation and scope of cooperative business and economy in a fun and educational environment. Participants also explore career possibilities and meet youth leaders from across Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Qualifications

10th-12th grade; have not previously attended this conference.

Costs:

Minimal. Local sponsors are typically secured by the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives office.


National 4-H Congress 

Delegates participate in self‑development seminars, tours, and a service project, while exchanging ideas with youth from across the country.

Qualifications:

  • Be in 10th-12th grade at time of selection. Maximum age 18 as of January 1, 2013;
  • be selected at the county level;
  • carry county approval through time of award trip.

Costs:

  • The total cost of the National 4‑H Congress is approximately $1,100.
  • The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation sponsors a portion of the cost.
  • The remaining amount is the responsibility of the delegate and his/her family.

National 4‑H Conference

Six (6) youth are selected to attend this working conference held at the National 4‑H Center. Each participant selects an issue and works with other youth from across the country to develop plans that help direct 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.

Youth may request to be considered to attend the agricultural focused Canadian National 4-H Conference in Calgary on August 19-25, 2013. (http://www.4-h-canada.ca/).

Qualifications:

  • Be in 10th-12th grade during the program. Maximum age 18 as of January 1, 2013;
  • be selected 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 $1,100.
  • The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation sponsors a portion of the cost.The remaining amount is the responsibility of the delegate and his/her family.

 


National 4-H Dairy Conference

About 200 youth from 4-H dairy projects around the U.S. and Canada congregate in Madison for  the National 4-H Dairy Conference held annually in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. Participants learn about production, processing, marketing and use of dairy products, and develop a broader understanding of careers available in dairy production, biotechnology, genetics, marketing and other selected areas. The conference consists of participatory workshops on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo.

Qualifications:

  • Must have participated in the 4-H dairy project for at least three years;Print
  • be in 10th-12th grade during the program. Maximum age 18 as of January 1, 2013;
  • have outstanding dairy accomplishment records;
  • may not exhibit animals at World Dairy Expo or participate in National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest while at National 4-H Dairy Conference.

Costs:

  • The total cost is approx. $275. Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation supports a portion of the cost. The remainder is the responsibility of the delegate.

Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference

WI 4-H Youth Leadership Conference

Approximately 600 youth attend this educational event in Madison each summer. Participants take part in educational seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin. They are encouraged to take what they learn and share it with others in their home community.

Qualifications:

  • Be in 7th-10th grade at the time of selection. (Art Team, Drama Company, Press Team, Showcase Singers and Youth Leader Council members may be 9th-13th grade);
  • be a 4-H member or member of another Extension program;
  • carry county approval through time of award trip.

Costs:

  • The registration cost for Wisconsin 4‑H & Youth Conference is approx. $235.
  • Call UW-Extension about potential scholarships.


Space Camp

Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with youth from across Wisconsin.

Qualifications:

  • Be in 6th-8th grade at time of trip. Maximum age 15 at time of trip;
  • carry county approval through time of trip
  • delegate selection process varies by county, check with your county office.

Costs:

  • The total cost of Space Camp is approximately $500.
  • Some counties offer local sponsorships.

Awards

 

 

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If you have any questions regarding 4-H Youth Development, please contact:

Jason Hausler
4-H Youth Development Educator
jason.hausler@ces.uwex.edu

Stephanie Hintz
4-H Program Assistant
smhintz@co.dunn.wi.us

Dunn County UW-Extension
3001 US Hwy 12 E, Room 102
Menomonie WI 54751-3045
Phone: 715-232-1636
Fax: 715-231-6687

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