Travel Experiences & Key Award

Explore the world through 4-H and expand your horizons! Every 4-H member interested in applying for the following trips needs to fill out a Trip Experience & Key Award Application and be interviewed. The interviews take place in September, so fill out your application in the summer. Application deadline is Sept. 15.

 

Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference  June in Madison 

Over 400 youth attend this four-day educational event in Madison each summer. Participants take part in seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin.
  • Grades 7-10
  • 10 to 15 delegates may attend from Fond du Lac County
  • Cost is $240 (FdL Co. 4-H Adult Leader Ass’n. will sponsor half of the cost)

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American Spirit Experience – June; East Coast

40 youth from neighboring counties participate in this nine day experience where they are immersed into America’s history in the eastern states.
  • Grades 8-10
  • Up to 4 delegates are selected from Fond du Lac County
  • Cost is $1,100 (FdL Co. 4-H Adult Leader Ass’n. will sponsor half of  the cost)

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Citizenship Washington Focus – June or July in Washington D.C.

This week long event focuses on educating youth on citizenship while visiting many sites of interest in our nation’s capitol.
  • Grades 10-12 or age 15 by date of trip
  • Up to 6 delegates are selected from Fond du Lac County
  • Cost is $1,200 (FdL Co. 4-H Adult Leader Ass’n. will sponsor half of the cost)

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National 4-H Congress – Late November 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia

Delegates participate in self development seminars, tours, and a service project, while exchanging ideas with youth from across the nation.
  • Grades 10-12, max. age 18 as of 1-1-2018
  • Up to 6 delegates are selected from Fond du Lac County
  • Cost is $1,100 (FdL Co. 4-H Adult Leader Ass’n. will sponsor half of the cost)

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National 4-H Conference – April 2018 in Washington D.C.

Six youth are selected from WI to attend this working conference held at National 4-H Center.  Each participant selects and issue and works with other youth from across the country to develop plans to help direct future 4-H programming
  • Grades 10-12, max. age 18 as of 1-1-2018
  • 1 delegate selected from the county must go through final selection at state level
  • Cost is $1,100 (WI 4-H Foundation  & Fond du Lac County 4-H Adult Leader Ass”n. sponsor part of the cost)

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New Horizons Experience – Summer; location & dates determined by participants

This seven-day trip emphasizes community service learning, leadership development, and understanding others from a different part of the country.
  • Grades 8-12
  • 6 youth minimum and 18 youth maximum are selected from Fond du Lac County
  • Cost determined by location selected

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International 4-H Travel Opportunities

Wisconsin 4-H challenges youth to become global citizens by offering international homestays and hosting experiences. You could travel to Japan, Australia, Norway, Mexico, or Costa Rica! You could also have an intercultural experience by hosting a foreign exchange student. If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, visit Wisconsin 4-H International Programs online.

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