Date. July 10-12, 2017
Location. Lakeview Baptist Assembly
Check-in. (current district officers, please check with your advisors for plans)
10:00 a.m. 2017-18 Officer Candidates Arrival for Interviews
12:30 p.m. Camper Arrival/Check-in (all other youth and chaperones)
11 a.m. all youth and chaperones
Registration. Each participating member is required to register on 4-H Connect and pay the $125 registration fee. Registration on 4-H Connect will open on May 25 and close on midnight June 30. This fee includes lodging, meals, and supplies. Agents who have been assigned are expected to attend and pay for their own registration ($100). See chaperone instructions (Item 12) below.
Participation. Participants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV.
Eligibility. 4-H Members who were in 5th grade or higher during the 2016-17 year are eligible to attend.
Campers per county. Each county may send as many individuals, or as camp space permits.
Required Forms for all campers.
District Officer Elections. District officers will be elected at this camp. Please review the attached council standing rules for candidate eligibility and election procedures. Candidates must complete the application that is included in the registration form on Connect. No late officer applications will be accepted. An interview is part of the election process, so candidates need to arrive at the time indicated above. Elected district officers will be installed at the conclusion of the camp on July 12 at approximately 10 a.m. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend at this time. Please read all information below and fully understand the commitments required before applying. If you have questions, please visit with your County Extension Agent.
Information and Forms for District Candidates
All newly elected district officers are highly encouraged to register for and attend Texas 4-H District Council Retreat at Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood in July 25-27. The objective of the retreat is to educate and empower senior 4-H members serving in a District Council officer or ambassador position through an innovative training that builds upon the strengths of the traditional 4-H leadership project while introducing new elements focusing on officer and ambassador roles and responsibilities. This is done through a series of hands-on, interactive workshops. Youth will be challenged to return to their respective district and incorporate what they learned into district-level leadership events.
For this retreat, you will be responsible for the registration fee ($130) and travel expenses to and from the event. It does overlap with a portion of the Texas 4-H Council Workshop, so those elected onto state council would stay longer. It is designed so that Texas 4-H Council Members can participate in their state council workshop and also this retreat. State Council members would have a reduced fee to attend the retreat. Registration for those choosing to attend will take place immediately following UlTra.
State Council Officers. Members elected to District President, 1st Vice, or 2nd Vice must attend the state council workshop. Eligibility, details about council, and the required forms to sign are linked below.
Participants with disabilities. Any camper who requires auxiliary aids or special accommodations must contact the District Extension Office, or note when registering on 4-H Connect, at least 2 weeks before the event to request such needs. Please describe specific needs.
Chaperones. Assigned agents are expected to serve as chaperones for the duration of the camp. Some may be asked to provide educational programs and/or serve as group facilitators. County Extension Agents will serve as chaperones day and night.