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Request for Workshop/Funshop Proposals (due by 2/20/15) (Link)

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.

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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 a performance from members of the Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe (PAT)!  Click here to visit their facebook page!


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.  Counties have pre-selected when they are attending.  Click here for a listing of counties and what session they are attending (link).

Conference Dates:  These sessions are traditionally held the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday - Saturday's in March. 

2015 Dates - Session 1 (March 12-14)

2015 Dates - Session 2 (March 19-21)

2015 Dates - Session 3 (March 26-28)

Cost:  Registration fee information is available from your county 4-H agent (click here for a list of counties).  One check per county is preferred and should be made out to "Kentucky 4-H Foundation" with "4-H Summit" in the memo. 

Registration Deadline:  (COUNTY DEADLINES MAY BE EARLIER THAN THE STATE DEADLINES LISTED!)  Registrations are submitted to the county 4-H agents or staff who will submit them online.  The state registration deadline is February 20, 2015.  Counties are required to submit their payment by February 27, 2015.   Late payment will incurr addtional charges.  No late registrations are accepted.  There are no refunds and substitutions may be considered on a case by case basis.

How do I sign up?  Start by contacting your county 4-H agent.  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.

The following information will need to be submitted to your agent for online registration:

The following additional information should be read/viewed to provide more information about 4-H Summit:

The following promotional information can help individuals, club leaders or agents promote the program:

Agent Information (click here)

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