4-H and Youth

State 4-H Older Members’ Conference

State 4-H Contact: David Hartley

PURPOSES:
To develop leadership among older 4 H members through opportunities to discuss timely issues and problems. To teach new skills that can be used in local clubs and communities.

WHO:
West Virginia 4 H members entering 9th grade and recommended/approved by the county Extension office.

WHEN:
June 18-24, 2017
Pre-camp, by invitation, begins Saturday, June 17, 2017, 2:00 PM.

WHERE:
WVU Jackson’s Mill, Weston, WV

COST:
$300. Scholarships are available for 4 H’ers meeting the pre-registration postmark deadline of May, TBD 2017 reducing registration cost to $250. First Time Attendees will receive a one-time scholarship of an additional $50 reducing registration cost to $200.

Campers that qualify for free or reduced lunch will receive an additional $50 scholarship. A free/reduced form must accompany the OMC application to qualify.

REGISTRATION:
Pre registration postmark deadline is Friday, May, TBD 2017.

Camp registration is 12:30-2:30 PM, Sunday, June 18.
Camp closes at 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 24.

Register On-Line Now – Coming soon

PROGRAM:
Each morning campers will be involved in presentations and discussion of topics current to today’s youths. Afternoon workshops are selected when you arrive for camp registration the 18th. Encourage members from your county to enroll in different workshops so you can have a wider range of experiences coming back to the county.

Pre-camp – 25 4 H members who participated in OMC last year will be invited to serve as discussion leaders. The training will include small group skills and understanding and dealing with various small group behaviors. The camp director and coordinator will contact counties with selected members by May,TBD 2017.

For 2017, OMC has a Healthy Lifestyles Health Ambassador Track as part of OMC. If you are interested in this track, please visit here (coming soon) for more information.

Workshop Descriptions – coming soon

CANCELLATION/REFUNDS:
Cancellations must be made in writing and e-mailed/faxed/postmarked to Program Coordinator, WVUES 4-H Youth Development, PO Box 6031, Morgantown, WV 26506, by Friday, June TBD, 2017. There is a $15 processing fee for all refunds. NO REFUNDS FOR NO SHOWS!!!

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