4-H Travel Opportunities

2018 4-H Trip Orientation

Tuesday, September, 5 @ 6:00pm

UW-Extension Office

Want to meet new people and learn about new places? 4-H offers youth of all ages opportunities to learn and grow outside of St. Croix County. State travel, national travel and international travel options are available. At this orientation you will learn about all of the exciting opportunities available through the 4-H program, provide families with all of the details pertaining to travel, and help answer any questions.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

The following trips need an M.E. Application and Interview to attend.  These are in order by grade level:

SPACE CAMPExplore the fascinating world of aerospace, astronomy, robotics, and technology. Delegates will complete a simulated Space Shuttle mission, experience training simulators, tour the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and learn about becoming an astronaut.

  • Where: Huntsville, AL
  • When: April 26-30, 2018
  • Eligibility: 6th – 8th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $625.00

WI 4-H YOUTH CONFERENCE – Delegates will take part in educational seminars and assemblies. Youth will learn about 4-H projects, leadership, and community service. Delegates will have the opportunity to tour the UW-Madison campus and meet 4-Her’s from around the state.

  • Where: Madison, WI
  • When: June 25-28, 2018
  • Eligibility: 7th – 10th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $250.00

AMERICAN SPIRIT – Discover the struggle of immigration, the revolutionary war, cultural struggles and the city vs. county. Youth will take a 9-day journey across the county touring the great cities of the U.S. and learning about history. Delegates are required to step out of their comfort zone and try new things. Passports are required for all youth attending.

  • Where: Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA, New York City, NY, Plymouth, MA, Niagara Falls, Canada, and more.
  • When: June 6-14, 2018
  • Eligibility: 8th – 10th graders
  • Quota: 4
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $1,200.00

CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS (CWF) – Delegates will participate in seminars on citizenship, leadership, government and civic responsibility. Youth will tour monuments, historical sites, government offices, Smithsonian museums, and more. Delegates will also meet with Senators and members of Congress.

  • Where: Washington D.C.
  • When: Mid-June through July 2018 (there are 3 different weeks you can pick from)
  • Eligibility: 10th – 12th graders
  • Quota: 4
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $1,400.00

NATIONAL 4-H CONGRESS – Delegates will learn new skills in leadership, community service, and multi-cultural integration. Youth will attend workshops and seminars, participate in discussion groups on issues facing our country today, and moderate a town hall meeting at which they will share the results of those discussions.

  • Where: Atlanta, GA
  • When: November 23-27, 2018
  • Eligibility: 10th – 12th graders
  • Quota: 2
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $1,200.00

NATIONAL 4-H CONFERENCE – Delegates will learn new skills in leadership and self-advocacy. Youth will work with other 4-H delegates from around the county real government problems and have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to those government agencies. Delegates will listen to prominent speakers and government officials. Youth will spend 1 day on Capitol Hill advocating for 4-H.

  • Where: Washington D.C.
  • When: April 6-12, 2018
  • Eligibility: 10th – 12th graders
  • Quota: Youth will apply to the state 4-H Office to be chosen. Only 6-8 youth are chosen each year.
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $1,300.00

4-H INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE – Learn about different cultures and lifestyles. Discuss issues related to agriculture, international economics, the environment, etc. Delegates will live with 4-H families abroad and participate in their day to day life. Youth will become immersed in new cultures, languages, customs, and traditions. Delegates will develop lifelong friendships and have a better understanding of themselves.

  • Where: Japan, Costa Rica, South Korea, Norway
  • When: Mid-June through July 2017 (these are 4 week stays)
  • Eligibility: 6th – 12th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $2,500.00 – $5,000.00

 

The following trips and opportunities do not need an M.E. Application to attend. Look for registration information in the St. Croix 4-H Communicator Newsletter throughout the year. These are in order by grade level:

ART BEATThis is a great opportunity for younger 4-H members to explore the world of art. The weekend features a look at a variety of arts projects including music, drama, visual arts, art in nature, and more!

  • Where: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • When: March 16 – 17, 2018
  • Eligibility: 3rd – 5th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $50.00

ST CROIX COUNTY WI TOURGet ready for an adventure! Each year St. Croix County picks a new location of Wisconsin to explore. Join other 4-Her’s from around the county to learn about Wisconsin history, industry, agriculture, culture, food, and more.

  • Where: The Iron Range
  • When: July 31 – August 2, 2018
  • Eligibility: 5th – 8th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $125.00

ARTS CAMPDuring Arts Camp 4-H youth from around the state will experience six different art tracks including: music, photography, communication, theatre, culinary arts and art in nature.

  • Where: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • When: October 6-7, 2018
  • Eligibility: 6th – 8th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $80.00

IW2K CAMPDo you like science, technology or engineering? Would you like to engage in cool, hands-on scientific experiments? If so, then the IW2K! STEM Camp is for you!

  • Where: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • When: May 4-5, 2018
  • Eligibility: 6th – 8th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $70.00

BADGER DAIRY CAMPThis camp provides an excellent opportunity for youth to get hands-on experience learning how to fit and show animals. Youth also learn about the purebred cattle industry and attend workshops including “Roaming Through the Rumen”. Instructors for the camp include dairy industry leaders, graduate students, and UW professors.

  • Where: Madison, WI
  • When: June 14-16, 2018
  • Eligibility: 6th – 12th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $115.00

SPACE CAMP COUNSELORThe Wisconsin 4-H Space Camp Counselor Team develops leadership, communication skills and confidence by working together with a 4-H staff advisor.  They help campers enjoy and learn more during their experience by leading games and aerospace activities, mentoring new campers, lead games and assist adult staff with teaching.

  • Where: Huntsville, AL
  • When: April 26-30, 2018
  • Eligibility: 7th – 10th graders (must have attended Space Camp in the past)
  • Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $250.00

FALL FORUMFall Forum is an opportunity for youth and adult leaders to attend the statewide training weekend with county and state staff. Delegates will participate in workshops to increase their knowledge and skill sets in leadership, club management, and 4-H projects.

  • Where: Green Lake, WI
  • When: November 2-4, 2018
  • Eligibility: 7th – 13th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $135.00

YOUTH AS PARTNERS IN CIVIC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE This conference is an opportunity to advance youth voice in Wisconsin by increasing the capacity for youth and adults to share civic leadership in local communities, schools and organizations. Youth will learn tools to advocate for a youth voice and build mentoring, networking and learning opportunities.

  • Where: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • When: October 26-28, 2018
  • Eligibility: 8th – 12th graders (must send a team of youth)
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $120.00

ST. CROIX COUNTY 4-H DAY CAMP COUNSELORDo you enjoy working with 6-9-year-old youth. Counselors are needed to help plan and teach Cloverbud day camps. This is a fun and easy way to advance your leadership skills within the county.

  • Where: New Richmond and Baldwin
  • When: August 9 & 10, 2018
  • Eligibility: 8th – 12th graders
  • Cost: $0.00

WI 4-H LEADERSHIP COUNCILThis is an opportunity for youth to take on a leadership role on a state level. Council members oversee and plan the WI 4-H Youth Conference, the Fall Forum Conference, and parts of the WI State Fair. They spend the year advocating for WI 4-H and working with the WI 4-H Foundation on statewide fundraising efforts.

  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: This is a 2-year commitment. You must run for office and be voted in.
  • Eligibility: 9th – 11th graders
  • Cost: $0.00

ST. CROIX COUNTY 4-H CAMP COUNSELOR4-H Camp Counselors work with counselors from 3 counties. Counselors assist with planning camp games, activities, themes, and campfire programs. This is a great way work with and mentor younger youth (3-8th graders) in a fun camp environment.

  • Where: Marine on St. Croix, MN (north of Stillwater, MN)
  • When: June 18-20, 2018
  • Eligibility: 9th -12th graders
  • Cost: $0.00

ART LABThe mission of the Art Lab is to provide an in-depth and focused experience in the “art track” of choice.  Tracks are being expanded from the traditional communication, music, theatre arts, video, and photography to include other topics such as Film Making, Taekwondo and more! Each participant will choose one track for the entire weekend.

  • Where: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • When: January 26-28, 2018
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $80.00

ARTS CAMP COUNSELORDo you have a passion for the arts? Are you interested in further developing your leadership skills?  If you answered yes to either of those questions…we WANT you! Arts camp counselor assist with planning, teaching, and assisting campers in various art projects.

  • Where: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • When: October 6-7, 2018
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders (must have attended Arts Camp in the past)
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $80.00

NATIONAL 4-H SUMMIT – MAKERDo you like to invent, build, or experiment? Do you ever catch yourself wondering how something can be improved? Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works? The Maker National Youth Summit is for the creative and curious young minds of the next generation of innovators. Participants make what they can with a variety of materials from a range of fields, utilizing their resourcefulness and creativity.Do you like to invent, build, or experiment? Do you ever catch yourself wondering how something can be improved? Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works? The Maker National Youth Summit is for the creative and curious young minds of the next generation of innovators. Participants make what they can with a variety of materials from a range of fields, utilizing their resourcefulness and creativity.

  • Where: Washington D.C
  • When: November 1-4, 2018
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders (must send a team of 2-4)
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $500.00 – $750.00

NATIONAL 4-H SUMMIT – AGRI SCIENCEAt the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security and sustainability. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates to host the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. This Summit emphasizes hands-on educational experiences led by experts in the agricultural community.

  • Where: Washington D.C.
  • When: January 12-15, 2018
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders (must send a team of 2-4)
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $500.00 – $750.00

NATIONAL 4-H SUMMIT – HEALTHY LIVINGAt the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with professionals in family consumer science and healthy living to host the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living. Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The structure of the summits maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translates that learning to direct outcomes. At the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with professionals in family consumer science and healthy living to host the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living. Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The structure of the summits maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translates that learning to direct outcomes.

  • Where: Washington D.C.
  • When: February 16-19, 2018
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders (must send a team of 2-4)
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $500.00 – $750.00

WI 4-H ART TEAM Art Team is a leadership experience for youth leader’s eager to learn more about leadership in the visual arts and crafts. As a member of the Art Team, you plan the Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference Art Exhibit (artwork of 4-H members from throughout the state) at the UW-Madison campus conference site as well as participate in the Youth Exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair.

  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: Throughout the year
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders
  • Cost: Approximate cost is $650.00

WI 4-H STATE DRAMA COMPANYThe 4-H Drama Company is comprised of high school teens from all over Wisconsin. Included in the Company are actors, assistants to the director, and technicians. The 2017 Drama Company works to learn directing and teaching techniques, and to create a show to be performed for delegates attending the Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference and visitors to the Wisconsin State Fair.

  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: Throughout the year
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders
  • Cost: Approximate cost is $650.00

WI 4-H STATE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM Team members will develop a mixed-media presentation for delegates attending the 2017 Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference as well as photographing, and video recording performances to create promotional video clips for 4-H and the Youth conference. Youth will post stories and photographs to the 4-H blog, post captioned photos on Facebook and Instagram, develop a gallery of stock photos for use in county newsletters or flyers, and much more.

  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: Throughout the year
  • Eligibility: 9th – 12th graders
  • Cost: Approximate cost is $650.00

NATIONAL 4-H DAIRY CONFERENCEJoin youth from around the county to learn about the dairy industry. Youth will tour multiple farms, businesses, and industry organizations. Delegates will listen to speakers and panel discussions and participate in the World Dairy Expo.

  • Where: Madison, WI
  • When: September 30 – October 3, 2018
  • Eligibility: 10th – 12th graders
  • Delegate Cost: Approximate cost of trip is $375.00