Trips & Award Information

 

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


Crystal Lepscier 4-H Youth Development
Shawano County Courthouse
311 North Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715-526-4867

Terri Brunner Terri Brunner, 4-H Educator
Shawano County Courthouse
311 N Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166-2198
Phone: 715-526-6136
Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: terri.brunner@co.shawano.wi.us

CharlotteCharlotte Schwartz,  Office Assistant
Shawano County Courthouse
311 N Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166-2198
Phone: 715-526-6136
Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: charlotte.schwartz@co.shawano.wi.us

 

Wisconsin  & National 4-H Trips

More complete information can be found at: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/

If you have any interest in applying, please complete the appropriate form below:

For members grade 8 or younger:
For members in grade 9 or older:

        Shawano County Resume and Portfolio:

  TOP TEN TIPS and TRICKS: Click for completing these forms well

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Trips within the state of WI

Winter Leadership Camp

Available to Eastern Metro Region  & Shawano County 4-H members                                                                                                                                  

Where: Camp TaPaWingo near Mishicot

When: usually the first full weekend in February

Who’s eligible? members in grades 6-8

Don’t miss a great opportunity to participate in a weekend of leadership skill development and fun! Through hands-on, interactive workshops, participants will focus on teamwork, communication, decision-making, planning and evaluating. In addition to attending leadership sessions, youth will participate in a variety of recreational activities including, sledding, snowshoeing and hiking! Mark your calendars now for a terrific time of learning and fun. Cost is about $70 (4-H Leaders will cover 50%). Carpooling will likely be available.

Applications are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview  on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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Wisconsin 4-H Youth Conference

Where: Madison, WI
When: usually Monday-Thursday of the third week of June

Over 600 youth attend this educational event in Madison each summer. Participants take part in educational seminars, field trips and assemblies and meet 4-H’ers from across Wisconsin. There are also dances, movies, volleyball and other recreational activities each night. You are encouraged to take what you learn and share it with others in your club, community, and county.

Qualifications: Grades 7-10

Estimated Cost: $230 (members pay less than $100)

How to Apply: Applications or Resumes (links provided above-age dependent) are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

 

Out of State Trip Opportunities

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Citizenship Washington Focus

June or July, Washington D.C.

This week-long event focuses on educating you about our nation’s government and citizenship while visiting many sites of interest in our nation’s government and citizenship while visiting many sites of interested in or nation’s capitol.

Qualifications:

Grades 10-12, minimum age 15 at travel time

Estimated cost $1,200 (members pay only 25%).

How to Apply: Resumes (link provided above) are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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National 4-H Congress

Last Friday of November-through the following Thursday, Atlanta, GA

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

Grades 10-12, max. age 18 at application time
Estimated cost $1,100 (members pay only 25%)

How to Apply: Resumes (link provided above) are due by the first Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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National 4-H Conference

First or second week of April, Washington DC

6 youth are selected from WI 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 to help direct future 4-H programming.

Grades 10-12, max. age 18 as of application time
One delegate selected from county must go through final selection at state level
Estimated cost $1,100 (members pay only 25% or approximately $275)

How to Apply: Resumes (link provided above) are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November. If selected on the county level, you will need to complete an additional form to apply on the state level.

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4-H American Road Trip

3rd or 4th week of June

2013 Destination: Colorado, 2014 – Georgia, 2016 – NE coastal states

Delegates travel for 8-9 days exploring America’s heritage. Stops on the road trip are based on the interests of those selected to travel.

Grade 9 and older
Estimated cost up to $1,000 (member pay 35%).
Additional costs above $1,000 are at members expense

How to Apply: Resumes (link provided above) are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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MORE EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

Listed below are little known but highly educational trips that are available. Each has a website to visit for more info or contact Joe or Terri at the UWEX office.

 

National 4-H Dairy Conference

4-H dairy project members around the UW and Canada congregate in Madison for this conference held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. The conference consists of workshops on the UW campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo.

More information will be posted on the following website as it becomes available:  Dairy Project Events

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US Space Camp

Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with youth from across WI. Youth travel to Huntsville, Alabama, in mid-April. $540 approximately cost. For more information visit: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/events/spacecamp/index.cfm.

Qualifications:

In 6th-8th grade at the time of the trip, max. age 15 at travel time

Carry county approval through time of trip

How to Apply: “Applications for young members” are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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Shawano County 4-H Funding requirements:

If the trip you are applying for automatically receives funding toward your total trip costs, the Shawano County 4-H Leaders expect:

  • Delegates will be an active OYG member by participating in at least 3 OYG community service activities or OYG meetings.
  • Delegate and a parent/guardian will work at least one shift in the 4-H food stand during a designated 4-H Leaders or OYG date.
  • Participants will put together a booth display with other trip participants at the Shawano County Fair.
  • Participants will be available to present highlights of their trip to clubs within Shawano County for one year.

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Additional Funding Available:

We realize not everyone can afford even the decreased travel expenses. That is why Shawano Co. began their scholarship fund.  So if the portion or your cost of the trip is still too costly at this time for your family, you can apply for a scholarship.   Simply contact our office for a simple 1 page form and the Executive Board will consider your request. For most trips that fund can contribute up to 50% of your portion of the total trip cost.   For example: Total cost of trip=$1000, if 4-H Leaders funds 75%, you are still responsible for $250.  But you can apply to the Scholarship Fund for an additional 50% of your portion or $125.

Trip Sponsorship request form (pdf)

 

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