Youth Opportunities

Oregon 4-H Hawaii Summer Tour Volcanoes to the Ocean: Big Island of Hawaii: June 24- July 1, 2018 (7 nights)

There is room for two high school age two girls, and one boy on the 2018 tour.  Registration and deposit deadline is being extended until filled.   

In Hawaii the tour will visit a different area of the Big Island each day to learn about natural history and Hawaiian culture from the volcanoes to the coast.  Sites will include Waipio Valley, Waimea cattle country, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo and the Mauna Kea Visitor Station located at 9,200 feet for amazing star gazing.  Opportunities to swim or snorkel will be provided most days.  There will also be a boat based snorkel adventure in Kealakekua Bay where seeing spinner dolphins is almost guaranteed.

Deposit: $650 deposit is due to hold a registration.  Deposits are non-refundable as the minimum number of participants has been reached.

Deadline:                    February 1 or when full

Final Payment:       $550 due February 1, 2018

Airfare:                      $ 850 due February 1, 2018

For more detailed information and the links to the registration and payment “store”

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Questions:  Virginia Bourdeau,, 503-371-7920


Oregon 4-H Hawaii Natural Science and

Cultural Summer Seminar
Volcanoes to the Ocean: Big Island of Hawaii: Itinerary

June 24- 30, 2018
(The date is tentative until the contract is signed with Pineapple Park)
Lena Hosking is going as a chaperone and would like to hear from you if you are interested in fundraising for this event. She would love to hear your ideas!

Registration opens: July 14, 2017


4-H SW Regional Volunteer Training

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9AM-4PM

Bandon Community Center (Coos County)

Improve your 4-H Club Leadership capabilities!    This training is for new and experienced 4-H youth and adult leaders. Every leader deserves the chance to re-energize at the beginning of the club year.  Share your ideas with leaders from other counties and problem solve common concerns.  Registration is free to all Jackson County participants thanks to a 4-H Association sponsorship.

 See flyer for details (link attached to the bottom of this email).  Return the registration form to the Extension office by October 23.  Contact Lena for carpooling and Friday night accommodations (cost for the overnight stay is participants responsibility).

 Livestock Project Clinic

October 20 & 21, 2017

Rainey’s Corner, 4865 Hwy. 234, White City

Purina animal nutrition and management experts Jordan Baumgartner and Rick Boyer will be holding a clinic for lamb and hog members.  This is a two-day event.  Please mark calendars and plan to attend.  The flyer is attached to the bottom of this email. Please make sure to RSVP so that there will be enough food on hand.  541-830-4600.

Jackson County 4-H Camp at Lobster Creek
Dates: July 30 – August 3, 2018

Enjoy the smell of myrtle wood trees and pines.  Skip rocks on a crystal clear stream.  Run across the beach and build sandcastles at the coast.  Explore the night on a “no flashlight” hike.  4-H Camp is a 5 day, 4 night overnight experience for youth ages 11-15 years old.  Trained teen counselors use their leadership skills to carefully plan and execute programs under the guidance of caring adults; therefore theme based activities will vary from year to year.  Days will be filled with interesting classes, good food, smaller cabin based fun, large group activities, swimming, evening campfire programs and free-time.   In an environment created just for them, children learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community. Whether children are playing, exploring nature, conquering new skills, or becoming part of a camp family, they are creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Campers will travel by bus to the secluded Lobster Creek Camp in Curry County, nestled among the beautiful pines of the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest. The park is a 52.5 acre facility with 11 camping cabins, a first aide cabin, adult staff cabins, and restroom/shower facilities. The property has a dining hall, kitchen, fireplace, performing stage area, picnic and play areas with access to Lobster Creek for swimming.  A qualified person is on duty at all times to handle health and accidents problems and a lifeguard supervises water activities.  Approximately 5-8 youth live in a single cabin with a youth counselor under the guidance of an adult volunteer.  Trained positive youth development 4-H Program staff serve as camp directors.

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