Trips and Events

Our trips and events

4-H encompasses more than just the 4-H Fair. The 4-H program offers several opportunities for youth of all ages to participate in various trips and events. We courage youth to participate in as much as they want. Some trips like 4-H Round-Up are located at Purdue University's main campus, where participating youth experience dorm life, tour the campus, and attend career events held by Purdue's facially and staff. Other trips such as 4-H Camp allow youth to experience camp with fellow 4-H members from across the state. Youth can be campers and counselors and lead fun actives throughout camp!

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JP Pietrowski
1340 S. Jefferson Street
Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 358-4826

4-H Trips and Career Events List

When it comes to providing your child with a life-changing experience, there’s nothing like 4‑H Camp. 4-H Camp is where you can gather with other 4-H members across the state and make life-long memories. Every year actives are different, but just as fun! All youth in grades 3-6 are eligible to be campers and all youth in grades 9-12 are eligible to be camp counselors.  

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 4-H Camper Application 

4-H Academy @ Purdue is a program held at Purdue University specifically designed to offer hands-on, exciting opportunities to learn about a diverse selection of subjects and careers. During this conference previously known as 4-H Science Workshops, participants will meet and learn from professors, graduate students and other experts in their respective fields and participate in interactive activities and experiential learning. Participants stay in a Purdue University Residence Hall for two nights while exploring the Purdue University campus and meeting 4-H members from across Indiana. 4-H Academy @ Purdue is open to all youth grades 9-12.

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4-H Round-Up is an exciting opportunity offered to youth who have completed grades 7, 8, and 9. Attendees have an opportunity to explore a variety of careers by attending classes created just for Round-Up attendees at Purdue University. Participants will get a taste of college life and will live in a Purdue Residence Hall for two nights. Youth have an opportunity to meet others from across the state and further develop their leadership skills. Recreation events are planned in the evenings and blocks of free time allow attendees the opportunity to build friendships on their own. 



The State 4-H Chorus​ workshop is four days in length. Youth will improve their vocal and choreography skills as they prepare for a show choir performance Tuesday evening during 4-H Round-Up. Any youth who has completed grade 9-12 may apply. 4-H membership is not required. Selection is made by the State 4-H Chorus Director and Coordinator.​

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The State 4-H Band​ workshop is three days in length. Youth will improve their instrumental skills as they prepare for a concert band performance Monday evening during 4-H Round-Up. Any youth who has completed grade 9-12 may apply. 4-H membership is not required. Selection is made by the State 4-H Band Director and Coordinator. 

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This event is for grades 9-12. SJLC is held on the DePauw campus. Youth will be able to meet peers from around the state and explore their leadership abilities. Participants will attend skill sessions that will help improve leadership skills, and many fun activities are planned. You can even run for a council position in which you will help plan the following conference, which is a great honor and a ton of fun.

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Have you ever wanted to travel to Washington, D.C.?  Each delegate will take part in workshops on contemporary issues, learn about government, and meet youth from across the US as they learn more about the true meaning of civic engagement. This trip is for youth ages 15 and older.

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Youth will gather in Madison, WI to learn about production, processing, marketing, and use of dairy products, as well as careers in the Dairy industry. This trip is for grades 9-12.

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This premier trip is held in Atlanta, GA.  Youth will participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, and team development.  Only 9 Indiana 4-H members will be selected to attend! This trip is for youth in grades 9-12.

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Attend the annual premier national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members. Delegates will have the opportunity choose an important societal topic, and prepare a briefing. During the conference, groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area. One to four delegates will represent IndianaThis trip is for youth in grades 9-12.

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Gives a unique opportunity for youth to broaden their worldview through an immersive stateside experience. Teams of youth gather to live for a one night in the Global Village to gain a deeper understanding of the daily challenges people living in poverty face every day. Youth also participate in teambuilding activities and learn what they as 4-H members can do to improve the lives of our local and global neighbors in need. This trip is for all youth in grades 7-12.

Contact the Extension Office at 260-358-4826 for more information about this event!

Teams of 3-5 teens and 1 adult mentor learn how to be teachers and subject matter experts of a topic of their choice, and are empowered to deliver programming to their community. This event is for all youth in grades 8-11.

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Participants will learn about their state government through a day full of civic engagement & leadership opportunities. Participants will tour the state house, meet representatives, and have the opportunity to serve as student pages! This trip is for grades 7-12. 

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