Summer Opportunities

2019 Summer  Opportunity Newsletter

will be posted week of March 4th, 2019

LEADERSHIP

2019 YOUTH AGRICULTURAL LIFETIME LEADERSHIP “YALL” TOUR

July 14-19, 2019
Cost: $200 – payment and application submitted online
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2019
Do you know where you want to go to college? Have you visited any colleges yet? The 2019 YALL tour will give you a behind the scenes look at the Ag department at 3 west Texas colleges: West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and Angelo State University!

To complete application and submit deposit go to: https://yall.ticketleap.com/2019yalltour/details

The Youth Agricultural Lifetime Leadership opportunity is a 6 day exploration for youth to experience West Texas agricultural production. Participants will tour Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University and Angelo State University. Tour attendees will also be challenged in a variety of ways to improve on their leadership skills as agriculture  spokespersons. Participants will see how numerous agricultural related issues are challenged on a daily basis by groups targeting our food supply system. Participants will be provided opportunities to defend agricultural related topics based off of the information they learn from the tour presenters.

The tour will depart from the Kerr County Extension office in Kerrville on July 14th and return to the Kerr County Extension office on July 19th. The cost to the participants for the 6 days is $200 each with a $100 deposit submitted with the application.4-H members that have a strong interest in production agriculture who are outgoing high school freshmen through outgoing seniors are invited to apply and 30 youth will be selected. Application deadline is April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their selection in to the program by May 1, with the remaining balance being due May 30th.

If you have any questions please contact the Kerr County Extension Office at (830) 257-6568.

 

2019 Leadership Lab

https://d104-h.tamu.edu/district-events-activities/leadership-lab/

Leadership Lab is held annually in June and 4-H members from ages 13-18 may attend.  This event provides a variety of leadership, recreation, and project enhancement workshops that participants are challenged to take back to their own county and implement.  District 4-H Council Delegates from the 21 counties are highly encouraged to attend and participate in the District 4-H Council Business Meeting which includes the election of officers for the new 4-H year.  Candidates for District 4-H Council will present their campaign speech and participate in a question/answer session in front of the voting delegates.

 

CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS 2019

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), a week-long 4‑H citizenship program for youth ages 14-19, is the preeminent 4‑H citizenship and leadership experience for 4‑H youth. An immersive experience preparing the youth to step up to the challenges of a complex, changing world through educational workshops. The week-long 4-H Citizenship program for youth ages 14-19 empowers 4-Her’s to take their leadership skills to the next level for themselves and their communities. Register now!

 

CAMPS

Camps at 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood

https://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/

  • Mission Possible & Mission Possible Mentors
  • County Camp I, II, III
  • Fishing Camp
  • Horizons – Wood Working, Robotic/STEM, Vet Science, or Wildlife
  • Prime Time I, II

 

Wildlife / Outdoor

Texas Brigades

Texas Brigades is a wildlife and natural resource-focused leadership development organization for youth (ages 13-17).  Each camp is an intense, all inclusive, five day experience led by some of the top wildlife and natural resource professionals in Texas. Approximately 200 youth from throughout the state of Texas are typically served.
These programs feature quail, deer, bass, redfish/marine species, waterfowl or livestock, with an aim to equip youth with the resources and determination needed to make a difference in conservation and land stewardship throughout their lives. Through this experience, participants are introduced to habitat management, hone their communication skills, learn to work together as a team, and develop a land & conservation ethic.

Applications may be found and completed online at https://www.texasbrigades.org – due March 15th.  The all-inclusive tuition is $500 per cadet per camp. Applications for tuition assistance are also available. Come enjoy the outdoors with Texas Brigades. For more information, contact Texas Brigades at camps@texasbrigades.org, call the office at 210-556-1391, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and IG.

 

4-H ROUNDUP WILDLIFE CHALLENGE

The Wildlife Challenge covers material found within five 4-H Natural Resources projects; Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP), the Hunting & Wildlife Discipline in Shooting Sports, Entomology, Forestry, and Sportfishing. Contestants will have the opportunity to explore all five of these projects while preparing for the challenge. Contestants will compete within intermediate and senior age divisions.

For more information and resources visit  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/wildlife-fisheries/

 

Texas 4H Outdoor Challenge

Outdoor Education & Living Skills

Livestock

Howard College Lamb Camp

Lamb and Goat Camp

Howard College Goat Camp

Lamb and Goat Camp

Aggieland Lamb Camp

https://animalscience.tamu.edu/about/facilities/sheep-center/youth-camps/

Aggieland Goat Camp

https://animalscience.tamu.edu/about/facilities/sheep-center/youth-camps/

Texas A&M Poultry Institute for Youth

https://posc.tamu.edu/texas-agrilife-poultry-extension-specialists/poultry-institute-for-youth/

Texas 4H Livestock Ambassador

Livestock Ambassadors

Texas Pork Leadership Camp

Texas Pork Leadership Camp

Texas A&M Livestock Judging Camp

https://animalscience.tamu.edu/workshops/youth-workshops/livestock-judging-camp/

Blinn College Livestock Judging Camp

https://www.blinn.edu/livestock-judging-camp/

Texas Tech Livestock Judging Camp

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/

Texas Cattle Feeders Association Junior Fed Beef Challenge

https://www.tcfa.org/news-events/jfbc.html

Shooting Sports

4H Shooting Sports State Games

Shooting Sports

Nutrition

Texas Tech Chef Camp

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hrm/ret/chef_camp/index.php

 

Clothing & Textiles

Texas Tech Fashion Camp

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hrm/ret/fashion_camp/index.php

Texas Women’s University Fashion Camps

https://twu.edu/fashion/fashion-camps/

Horse

District 10 Horse Show

https://d104-h.tamu.edu/district-events-activities/horse-show/

State 4H Horse Show

https://animalscience.tamu.edu/livestock-species/equine/state-4h-show/

Texas 4-H Roundup Hippology Contest

State 4-H Roundup

West Texas A&M Horse Judging and Horsemanship Camps

https://www.wtamu.edu/academics/eod-summer-youth-programs.aspx

Texas 4H Equine Ambassador Program

Equine Ambassadors

TAMU Horse Judging Camp

https://animalscience.tamu.edu/horsejudgingcamp/

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Horizons Summer Camp at the Texas 4-H Conference Center

https://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/files/2019/01/2019-Horizons.pdf

iDTech Camps

https://www.idtech.com/locations

Texas A&M Engineering Camps

https://engineering.tamu.edu/outreach/camps.html

Aggie STEM Summer Camp

Summer Camp

West Texas A&M Engineering & Computer Science Camp

https://www.wtamu.edu/academics/eod-summer-youth-programs.aspx

Global Opportunities Through 4H

Global Education and Awareness

Other / Miscellaneous

Wolf Creek Camp for Dyslexic Students

http://www.WolfCreekCamp.org 

Texas Lions Camp

www.lionscamp.com

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