4-H Volunteer Training Workshops

September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016

Kettunen Center and Kellogg Biological Station

The 2015-16 Michigan 4-H Volunteer Training Series is supported by the Michigan 4-H Foundation with gifts made by donors and supporters like you.

Soon you will be provided a link for the instructions for registration in the Michigan State University ANR Event Registration system.  As descriptions are built into the new system, the URL for registration will also become available on this page.  There will be a unique URL for each workshop.  Also, included is the Code of Conduct/Medical/Media Release form required for all workshop participants.

Michigan State University Extension Participant Age Policy

All state 4-H volunteer training coordinated by state 4-H staff falls into one of the formats listed below:

  • Adult and Teen Volunteer Training – Open to adult and teen volunteer leaders ages 13 and up.
  • Adult-Only Volunteer Training – Open to adult volunteer leaders ages 19 and up.
  • Learning Lab Training – Open to kids in a specific age group who will work on project-related tasks while adults and teens ages 14 and up learn to work with the younger kids.
  • Content-Specific Training – Open to young people and adults in project areas with age limits for safety reasons (such as shooting sports, limited to 4-H’ers ages 16 and up) or subject matter (such as Peer Plus, limited to 4-H’ers ages 14 and up).
  • Family Weekend Workshops – Open to families with children ages 5 to 12.
  • Youth Training – Open to 4-H youth of a specified age range only (such as the 4-H Teen Horse Volunteer Leader Conference). The only adults allowed to register for these workshops are accompanying chaperones.

The workshop format will be set by the state 4-H programming committee and the state 4-H staff members who coordinate the training sessions held at Kettunen Center, Kellogg Biological Station and other Michigan sites. Use a 4-H member’s age by January 1 of the current program year (that is, January 1, 2016) to decide whether he or she is eligible to attend a particular workshop.

Workshop Listing

2015

2016

4-H Mentoring Weekend


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 48688

4-H Mentoring Weekend is a 3-day workshop for adults and youth who are in a mentoring program through 4-H and other youth mentoring organizations. Mentoring program staff are also welcome to attend. The weekend offers activities to mentoring matches with a focus on science, outdoor education, healthy living, and meaningful service in order to strengthen the mentoring relationship. This year’s theme is Building Life Skills. Mentors are also provided with structured training that aims to build the mentoring relationship.

Please note that this weekend is open to mentees who are 11 to 19 years of age by July 17, 2015, per 4-H overnight policy standards. Staff and mentors in attendance must have completed a volunteer screening process through their mentoring program which includes a criminal background check. This weekend is designed for mentoring program matches to participate together. Mentors and mentees must sign up for the same workshops. Peer mentors must attend sessions with their chaperone. Per the MSU Extension overnight housing policy, youth will be bunked separately from their mentors and supervised by designated floor monitors. Adult mentors and volunteers will be housed in same gender pairs, 2 per room. If you have a roommate preference, please include this on your registration form.

Support for this workshop is provided by the Westrate Family Fund and other donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Code of Conduct Form
Medical/Media Release
Overnight Housing

4-H Family Fun Weekend - CANCELLED


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

CANCELLED

The 4-H Family Fun Discovery Weekend is designed to give parents/guardians and youth ages 5-8 a positive experience with Michigan 4-H. Parents/guardians and youth will attend the same sessions together while focusing on different aspects of 4-H. Youth will learn about 4-H projects and life skills through experiential hands-on activities. Parents/guardians will learn how to connect hands-on activities and learning through experiential learning while interacting with their youth.

Sessions will provide youth with opportunities to experience 4-H in a hands-on, experiential format. Families will also learn the Four-H’s of 4-H, experiential learning, 4-H projects and life skill development.

Parents/guardians who attend will learn about 4-H programming specifically designed for the 5-8 year old audience, how to make the most of 4-H experiences, and Michigan 4-H facilities, workshops and programs. Families will learn and grow together while exploring the possibilities of 4-H!

Michigan 4-H Rabbit, Cavy and Poultry Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

4-H Visual Arts, Crafts, Sewing and Textiles Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4H Drive,Tustin, MI 49688

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The conference is open to teens, 4-H members and non-members aged 12 (by Jan. 1, 2016) and older. The conference is also open to 4-H staff, adult 4-H volunteers and adults who work with youth in a variety of educational settings. The 2015 conference is for individuals who are willing to re-teach the skills they learn and knowledge they gain in their communities.

WORKSHOP PURPOSE:
The 2015 4-H Visual Arts, Crafts, Clothing and Textiles Workshop objectives are for participants to:
1. Get energized with lots of new ideas for working with youth in visual arts, crafts, clothing and textile projects.
2. Learn how youth can develop life skills by participating in the arts.
3. Support and encourage creativity in 4-H projects.
4. Discover how leadership, citizenship, entrepreneurship, career development, and science skill development can be a part of your projects.
5. Meet and share ideas with 4-H teen and adult volunteers from around the state
6. Develop a county plan of action for using the new knowledge and skills back home.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

4-H Youth Leadership & Global Citizenship Spectacular


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

The Michigan 4-H Youth Leadership & Global Citizenship Spectacular is a lively celebration of the power of young people as leaders!  In the spirit of “thinking globally and acting locally” participants in this exciting, energetic, hands-on workshop will participate in small and large group sessions to share and develop valuable knowledge and skills related to youth leadership, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international cultures. This workshop is open to current and aspiring leaders and volunteers, ages 12 to 112 (by Jan. 1, 2016), who seek to develop skills to serve (or assist youth serving) in leadership roles in clubs, schools, communities, the state and the world.  Attending the 2016 Michigan 4-H Youth Leadership & Global Citizenship Spectacular will help you become an outstanding leader who approaches life with your head, heart and hands open to new ideas, interesting people, and diverse cultures…it will change your world!

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

4-H Winterfest


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 48688

4-H Winterfest is a hands-on educational program that is open to youth ages 8 to 12 years old as of Jan. 1, 2016. Youth spend two days learning about many different project areas while meeting youth from around the state. Winterfest offers participants an opportunity to experience Kettunen Center in an overnight camp setting. Youth participate in hands–on sessions that range from crafts to shooting sports. Winterfest is also an opportunity to spend time outdoors enjoying all that Michigan winters have to offer! Participants enjoy outdoor time sledding/tubing, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing and also learn from experts from around the state about many different topics.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

4-H Veterinary Science Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

Explore animal systems and learn about animal health for a broad array of animals species. Come prepared to learn from others, share information and experiences, ask questions and quiz veterinarians about their careers. You will also participate in hands-on demonstrations that will teach attendees how to help members recognize healthy, sick, and/or injured animals. Meet other youth and leaders who have developed outstanding veterinary science projects and gain ideas to help others start their own vet science projects. New resources will be provided to all attendees. Open to adult and teen volunteers ages 13 (as of Jan. 1, 2016) and older. 

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

4-H Beef, Sheep and Swine Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

This workshop is designed for both teen and adult leaders who are involved with beef cattle, sheep and swine projects. Topics include animal health, management, care and nutrition. In addition, breakout sessions will include livestock and meat evaluation, animal management and more. Interaction with leaders from different counties is encouraged for exchanging of ideas and programs and connecting with other volunteers in the same project areas. The workshop will also offer ways to enhance communication and teaching skills as well as learn about the many opportunities available for those interested in the beef, sheep and swine industries. Resources will be available for all attendees. Open to adult and teen volunteers ages 13 (as of Jan. 1, 2016) and older.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

Michigan 4-H Dairy Conference


Location: Beechpoint Christian Camp, 3212 125th Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010

Do you have an interest in learning more about the dairy industry in Michigan?  Whether you’ve just started learning about dairy cows or grew up on a dairy farm, this is the conference for you!  You’ll learn about real-world dairy management topics, like nutrition, reproduction, welfare, health, and dairy cattle evaluation. You’ll have the chance to practice for the state dairy skill-a-thon and quiz bowl contests and tour a nearby farm. Experts from the dairy industry and Michigan State University will lead educational, hands-on sessions about dairy management to bring the learning to life!  This conference is open to youth ages 11-18 as of Jan. 1, 2016.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

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