4-H Trips

Contact Us and Quick Links

Rachael Smith; Extension Educator-4-H Youth Development
smith630@purdue.edu
Ashley Shufflebarger; Extension Educator-4-H Youth Development
adshuffl@purdue.edu
Kody Orr; 4-H STEAM Education Coordinator
orr10@purdue.edu

 

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Clover News - Marion County 4-H Monthly Newsletter

4-H Scholarship Information

4-H Trip Information

2023 4-H Handbook

Opportunities for 4-H STate and NatIONAL TRIPS

Registration: 4-H online

Questions: Contact Rachael Smith (smith630@purdue.edu) or Ashley Shufflebarger (adshuffl@purdue.edu)

Trip Descriptions and hyperlinks to more information

4-H ROUND UP

  (7th-9th graders)

June

4-H ROUNDUP details

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.

4-H ACADEMY (9th-12th graders) June 4-H ACADEMY details
4-H Academy is 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.
STATE JUNIOR LEADER CONFERENCE
(9th-12th graders)
JR LEADER CONFERENCE details

The State 4-H Junior Leader Conference is for:

  • 4-H Junior Leaders who have completed grades 9-12.
  • Those who want to learn new leadership skills for themselves and others.
  • Those willing to share the knowledge they gain with those at home.
  • Those who want to meet new friends from around Indiana.
  • Those who want to have fun!!!
STATE 4-H BAND (9th-12th graders)  June 4-H BAND details
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 during 4-H Round-Up. Any youth who has completed grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 may apply. 4-H membership is not required. Selection is made by the State 4-H Band Director and Coordinator.
STATE 4-H CHORUS (9th-12th graders) June 4-H CHORUS details
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 during 4-H Round-Up. State 4-H Chorus members also perform at the Indiana State Fair on 4-H Day. Any youth who has completed grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 may apply. 4-H membership is not required. Selection is made by the State 4-H Chorus Director and Coordinator.​
CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS
(9th-12th graders)
Spring CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS details

This one time trip is an exciting experience for 4-H members and other youth to go to the nation's capital and learn more about the meaning of citizenship. Listening, learning, sharing, receiving, caring and touring combine to provide a deeper respect and understanding for our American heritage and the principles, processes and structures of the U.S. government. 

Young people acquire increased motivation and skills for dealing with contemporary social issues and for taking leadership in community development, government affairs, and related projects when they return home. Each delegate will take part in workshops on contemporary issues and topics such as international affairs, human relations, government, ecology and conservation, family life and dating, community development, drama and creative expression, economics, agricultural policy, leadership, and careers. In addition, advanced training sessions are scheduled to provide in-depth concentration on one topical area such as community development, heritage, economics, politics, environment and ecology, human relations, communications, family life and dating, advanced citizenship-seminar policy, and others of current interest. 

4-H member must be at least 15 years of age and in 9​th grade or higher by the first day of the trip. The trip to Washington, D.C., will be made by Purdue charter bus. 

NATIONAL DAIRY CONFERENCE

(9th-12th graders)

 Fall NATIONAL DAIRY CONFERENCE details

The purpose of the National 4-H Dairy Conference is to provide an educational program for better understanding of the operations involved in the production, processing, marketing, and use of dairy products; to provide a means by which youth can achieve educational objectives based on the developmental needs of youth; to provide a broader understanding of careers available in dairy production, processing, marketing, and selected areas. ​

This conference is open to any 4-H member, grade 9-12. Delegates should meet the following requirements: completed at least three years of 4-H dairy program; should have an outstanding record of 4-H accomplishments with major emphasis on dairy animal projects; should have the ability to make a real contribution to the conference and be capable of bringing inspiration and information back to their home county; cannot be an exhibitor in the World Dairy Expo or participant in National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. Delegates may attend this conference only one time. 

NATIONAL 4-H YOUTH CONGRESS
(9th-12th graders)
NATIONAL 4-H CONGRESS details
National 4-H Congress​ is one of the premier experiences for 4-H members across the country. For more than ninety years, 4-H members have been gathering to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of 4-H at this event. National 4-H Congress provides a life-changing experience for youth to meet other 4-H members from across America, as they participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, team development, and of course having fun! 4-H members in grades 9-12 may apply. Nine select applicants and the Indiana State Fair Fashion Revue Grand Champion will comprise Indiana's delegation.