Maine 4-H supports several great opportunities for National 4-H trips for ages 14+. Applications deadlines are coming right up! Please email Sarah Sparks if you have any questions, or call 207-353-5550 or 1-800-287-1458 (toll-free in Maine).
Citizenship Washington Focus
Start making plans now to visit our Nation’s Capitol during the week of July 1 to 7, 2012. CWF is a leadership program conducted by the National 4-H Council for high school youth ages 15 to 18. Delegations of 4-Hers from across the country spend six days touring the city and attending leadership skill-building workshops. This summer, the Maine delegation will travel on July 1 to July 7, 2012. You will stay at the National 4-H Conference Center just outside Washington, DC. Visiting the most popular sites in Washington will be a part of the trip, including spending the 4th of July in our nation’s capitol. Learn more about CWF online .
Until we have confirmed the number of participants, we will not know the final cost to each delegate. This is because the number of delegates attending helps us to determine if the group will travel by bus or air. We estimate the cost to each participant this year to be in the range of $350-$550. There is a mandatory orientation for Maine delegates on April 28th.
Participation information and $25 deposit due to Androscoggin/Sagadahoc County office by February 24th.
National 4-H Congress or National 4-H Conference
National 4-H Trips are excellent opportunities to meet 4-H members from across the nation. Participants learn about many career options, and learn through educational workshops at Congress or become a part of a team making recommendations to National 4-H Council at Conference. You can learn more about applying for these trips online.
Any Maine 4-H Youth, ages 14 to 18 is eligible to apply. Application packets must be sent to your county office and postmarked by Friday, March 16, 2012.