4-H Exploration Days

Responsibilities & Procedures

2014 Theme

Responsibilities and procedures follow for 4-H Exploration Days youth and adult participants as well as for adult chaperones, county conference assistants, head conference assistants, session instructors and helpers, county field staff, and hosts.

Youth Participants

All youth should have either a full session assignment or two half session assignments before they arrive to Exploration Days. It is very important that all youth pick their own session choices during registration to eliminate the need for session changes at the event. Eight different choices should be listed on each participant’s registration form.

4-H Exploration Days teaches responsibility, not as a burden, but as a sense of connection and empowerment. All youth and adult participants must abide by the Code of Conduct. This is required for participation at 4-H Exploration Days. Please sign and return the form given in the back of the 4-H Exploration Days registration book as directed.

Adult Responsibilities

Adult Roles
County Conference Assistants (CCAs)
Head Conference Assistants (HCAs)
Session Instructors

Session Helpers
County Field StaffHosts
Volunteer Code of Conduct Authorization Form

Youth Responsibilities

MI 4-H Youth Code of Conduct
Youth Code of Conduct Authorization Form

Overall Event Procedures

Check-In Information
4-H Information Centers
General Headquarters
Youth/Chaperone Huddles
Bed Checks
Guidelines for Handling Behavior Problems
Health Care & Emergencies
Check-Out Information


For more information on 4-H Exploration Days, contact:

Judy Ratkos, Senior Program Leader
Phone: 517-432-7613''517-432-7613
Fax: 517-353-4846
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Laura Potter, Educational Programs Events Coordinator
Phone: 517-432-2963''517-432-2963
Fax: 517-353-4846
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4-H Youth Development
Michigan State University Extension
160 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI  48824-1039

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