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4-H Summit

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4-H Summit!

Do you want to:

  • Learn new leadership skills and challenge yourself to grow as a person?
  • Gain valuable skills and information on fun and exciting topics?
  • Make friends, have fun and take part in an outstanding learning and living experience?

What is 4-H Summit?

 Started in 2005, the Kentucky 4-H Summit is held annually at the Kentucky 4-H Leadership Center in Jabez, KY for youth who are currently enrolled in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. This program is designed to develop leadership, citizenship and communications skills. This program is also designed to inspire middle school aged 4-H youth to remain active in the 4-H program and to acquaint them with the programs and activities available to them as senior 4-H members. Planned and designed to satisfy a wide range of interests. Delegates choose from several interest areas including leadership, communications and citizenship. Objectives are accomplished through hands on active workshops, guest speakers, seminars, group living, recreation, and recognition.

Photos from the 2012 4-H Summit Session 1!  

Photos from the 2012 4-H Summit Session 2!  


What do we do at 4-H Summit?

There is a lot to do at 4-H Summit!  All of the participants at 4-H Summit get a chance to take a leadership development workshop taught by our State 4-H Teen Council members.  You will also get a chance to take three other workshops and two funshops (sign up is on the first day at 4-H Summit).  You will also get a chance to enjoy time with your friends, play sports, take part in dancing, movies or games and hear our dynamic guest speaker!

 2013 4-H Summit Speaker Information 


Where/When is 4-H Summit Held?

Delegates at 4-H Summit stay at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Center which is a lodge like setting on beautiful Lake Cumberland.  Delegates stay in lodge style rooms with 3-4 beds and private bathrooms.  All meals on-site are provided in the cost of the registration fee.

2013 Dates - Session 1 (March 14-16)

2013 Dates - Session 2 (March 21-23)

2013 Dates - Session 3 (April 4-6)


How do I sign up?

Contact your county 4-H agent for more information.  You do not need to be a current 4-H member to take part in this program.  You can find the contact information for your agents at this link.


More Information

Below is more information for parents and youth interested in this event.  However, for the best information, contact your county 4-H agent!

  • 2013 Letter to Parents (LINK)
  • 2013 Letter to Delegates (LINK)
  • 2013 Agenda - DRAFT (LINK)
  • Workshop/Funshop Submission Form (LINK)


4-H Clover Stay at the beautiful Lake Cumberland 4-H Center!
Have fun, meet new people and make new friends!