Summer Opportunities


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.


2021 YALL Tour Save The Date Meme

2021 YALL Tour Save The Date Meme


July 11-16, 2021

The Youth Agricultural Lifetime Leadership opportunity is a 6 day exploration for youth to experience a region of Texas’ agricultural production. The 2021 experience will depart from the Kerr County Extension office in Kerrville on July 11th and return to the Kerr County Extension office on July 16th. The cost to the participants for the 6 days is $200 per a participant 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 May 1, 2021. Participants that are not selected for the 2021 Y.A.L.L. Experience will be refunded their $200. Applicants will be notified by May 30, 2021 of their acceptance into the 2021 Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Experience.

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

Core Academy Social Media

CORE Academy Opportunity

What is the 4-H CORE Academy?

The Career Opportunities Reflecting Excellence Academy is a 4-day exploration program for youth to experience higher education and career choices.  This program will provide youth an opportunity to explore career and leadership opportunities in a diverse global economy as well as learn about post-secondary degree institutions across Texas.  Our goal is to provide youth a connection to meet academic personnel that will help guide their career choices; meet with industry and business professionals to expose them to a variety of career paths in the areas of Hospitality and Tourism, Business and International Relations, Law Enforcement, Foods and Nutrition, Research programs, Wildlife Photography and Corporate careers.  The youth will also see the importance technology plays in the health and business industry.  Many young people are unfamiliar with all the job opportunities that exist. One of the primary purposes of the CORE Academy is to provide them with a tour of some of the premier universities and businesses in South Texas. While each university may offer unique degree programs, they will notice a similarity in the friendly outgoing instructors when it comes to education. Participants will tour Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Omni Hotel Hospitality Department, The King Ranch Saddle Shop, Texas Border Patrol K-9 Unit, Corpus Christ Law Enforcement Auto Theft Department, SOARD Solutions, Southern Roots Flower Market, and HEB. Tour attendees will also be challenged in a variety of ways to improve their leadership and interviewing skills as well as build a stronger resume.

The 2021 academy will depart from the Kerr County Extension office in Kerrville on June 28th and return to the Kerr County Extension office on July 1st. The cost to the participants for the 4 days is $200 per  participant submitted with the application. 4-H members that have a strong interest in this diverse tour who are outgoing high school freshmen through incoming seniors are invited to apply and 30 youth will be selected.

2021 CORE Academy Application (pdf)

Core Academy Brochure (pdf)




Camps at 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood

  • 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 – 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, call the office at 210-556-1391, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and IG.



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


Texas 4H Outdoor Challenge

Outdoor Education & Living Skills


Howard College Lamb Camp

Lamb and Goat Camp

Howard College Goat Camp

Lamb and Goat Camp

Aggieland Lamb Camp

Aggieland Goat Camp

Texas A&M Poultry Institute for Youth

Texas 4H Livestock Ambassador

Livestock Ambassadors

Texas Pork Leadership Camp

Texas Pork Leadership Camp

Texas A&M Livestock Judging Camp

Blinn College Livestock Judging Camp

Texas Tech Livestock Judging Camp

Texas Cattle Feeders Association Junior Fed Beef Challenge

Shooting Sports

4H Shooting Sports State Games

Shooting Sports


Texas Tech Chef Camp


Clothing & Textiles

Texas Tech Fashion Camp

Texas Women’s University Fashion Camps


District 10 Horse Show

State 4H Horse Show

Texas 4-H Roundup Hippology Contest

State 4-H Roundup

West Texas A&M Horse Judging and Horsemanship Camps

Texas 4H Equine Ambassador Program

Equine Ambassadors

TAMU Horse Judging Camp

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Horizons Summer Camp at the Texas 4-H Conference Center

Texas A&M Engineering Camps

Aggie STEM Summer Camp

Summer Camp

West Texas A&M Engineering & Computer Science Camp

Global Opportunities Through 4H

Global Citizenship


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