4-H Grows Here

Check out all of the opportunities that Indiana 4-H offers through various trips and experiences. These trips will help youth learn and enhance life skills that they will use for years to come. 

What do 4-H Trips Have to Offer?

4-H Trips are an excellent opportunity to develop life skills and meet youth from across the state! The life skills and experiences gained from going on 4-H Trips help build your resume and future scholarship applications. 

How To Apply?

Contact the Montgomery County Extension at (765)364-6363 or e-mail Abby at asweet@purdue.edu for more information and to apply for these trips!

How Do I Pay for 4-H Trips?

Many of the expense of attending the 4-H Trips is assisted by the Montgomery County 4-H Inc. Board. The amount they sponsor depends on the overall cost of the trip, as well as how many youth are planning to attend that particular trip. If you have concerns about payment please contact the Montgomery County Extension office. Please, do not let payment be a reason you don't attend a trip!


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4-H Scholarships - all scholarship applications must be uploaded no later than January 25 in the
4-H Online system. 4-H members must hold an “active” status and have paid the state program fee. Information and details regarding the 4-H
scholarships can be found at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/scholarships.aspx

 National 4-H Conference - Saturday, April 7 – Thursday, April 12, Washington, D.C., grades 9-12 completed; 1-3 selected annually, application due December 1

Teens as Teachers - Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, Bradford Woods—Biotechnology,
Animal Science, Healthy Living, Leadership tracks

Global Gateway Experience - Thursday, April 19 - Monday, April 23, Heifer Ranch, Perryville, AR

4-H Camp June 11-13, 2018 at Shakamak State Park. Registration information and more details coming Spring 2018.

4-H Academy @ Purdue – Wednesday, June 13 – Friday, June 15, Purdue University, grades 9-12 completed; Animal Science (Food Animal 1, Food Animal 2, Horse and Companion Animal, Animal Health, Animal
Bio-Science), Citizenship in 4-H: Start
Local...Go Global!, Food Science & Nutrition, Healthy Living (Exploring Health Careers, Intro to EMS), Plant Science, Show Me the Money, Spread the News, STEM it UP! (Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, Natural
Resources, The Science of Flight)

State 4-H Junior Leader Conference
Tuesday, June 19- Friday, June 22, University of Indianapolis, grades 9-12 completed; Web site: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/SJLC/ home.aspx/index.html; Facebook: State 4-H Jr. Leader Conference, registration due May 15

State 4-H Band – Saturday, June 23 – Monday, June 25, Purdue University; perform Monday evening of 4-H Round-Up; grades 9-12
completed, registration deadline April 1

State 4-H Chorus – Saturday, June 23 – T
uesday, June 26, Purdue University; perform at closing session of 4-H Round-Up and on 4-H Day at Indiana State Fair; grades 9-12
completed, registration deadline April 1

4-H Round-Up – Monday, June 25 –
Wednesday, June 27, Purdue University, grades 7-9 completed, registration deadline June 1

Citizenship Washington Focus – Saturday, June 30 – Saturday, July 7, Washington, D.C.; must be at least 15, registration deadline March 15

State Fair Exhibit Hall Workers – end of July through completion of Indiana State Fair; workers are at least 15 years old at time of work;
application due April 15 (found online)

State Fair Youth Leadership Conference – Tuesday, July 31 - Saturday, August 4, Indiana State Fairgrounds (Discovery Hall), grades 9-12 completed; Web site: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/ Pages/ISFYLC/home.aspx/; Facebook: Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference, registration due July 1

 Indiana 4-H Youth Congress – Saturday, TBA, Indiana State Fairgrounds, grades 8-12
completed, registration deadline September 15

 National 4-H Dairy Conference – Sunday, September 30 - Thursday, October 4,
University of Wisconsin-Madison grades 9-12 completed

 State Fair Achievement Trip – (TBA), Chicago, IL; trips awarded to winners in selected categories from State Fair competitions

 National 4-H Youth Congress – Friday, November 23 - Tuesday, November 27, Atlanta, Georgia; grades 9+, application due May 1