4-H educational travel opportunities are a great way for youth to explore within and outside of Taylor County! Youth have the opportunity to travel anywhere from five miles to over one thousand miles on educational experiences within their state, around the country, and internationally. Many opportunities exist for youth to learn and explore new places!
For more information on each of the educational travel experiences, visit this page: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hedopp/
All Educational Travel Opportunities:
All 4-H members and leaders attending a 4-H educational travel opportunity must follow the Wisconsin 4-H policies and any specific guidelines and/or policies of travel experience.
Sponsored Educational Travel:
Some 4-H educational travel opportunities in Taylor County are partially sponsored by the Federation of Taylor County 4-H. In recent years, sponsored travel experiences included: Taylor County 4-H Summer Camps, Wisconsin State 4-H & Youth Conference, Leadership Washington Focus, Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Congress, American Spirit East, and National 4-H Conference.
Information and applications for educational travel opportunities that are sponsored should be referenced from the current year July/August 4-H Newsletter. Those seeking sponsorship should return their application and materials by the second Monday in September (September 9, 2019), only hard copies will be accepted. They may be turned in at the Extension Office or postmarked no later than the second Monday in September. Youth who have applied for educational travel experiences will be informed of interview times after applications are received.
To receive support from the Federation of Taylor County 4-H, youth must apply based on instructions from the July/August 4-H Newsletter and complete an interview with members from the Federation of Taylor County 4-H. Participants will need to write out two checks for their educational travel experience, both made payable to the Federation of Taylor County 4-H. The first check will be made payable for the 1/2 portion of the experience. The second check will be made payable for the other 1/2 portion of the experience. Both checks will be kept at the Extension Office in the locked safe. After youth are selected for sponsorship by the Federation of Taylor County 4-H, they will be responsible for the total cost of the educational travel experience if they are unable to attend. After returning from the educational travel experience, if no discipline is reported, one of the checks will be shredded.