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4-H Clover ImageAs events are upcoming in the Northwest Area or western Kansas, they will be posted below with complete details. There are several, so make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page.

NWYLF and Day Camp Training:

The Northwest Youth and Leaders' Forum (NWYLF) and Day Camp Training that was held in previous years is under review.   When a new format is decided upon, it will be announced here.

Kansas 4-H Participation Form - PDF
Map to K-State Ag Research Center in Hays - JPG

2016 Buckeye Leadership Workshop Program:

Three 4-H Youth Development Educator guru's that have been a part of the Buckeye Leadership Workshop (BLW) in Columbus, OH, for multiple years are bringing a slice of BLW to Kansas.

• Bill Henderson – known for his musical talents, song circles and Leadership training through music and recreation.
• Larry Hall – known for his camp counselor training, camp youth development and also his singing abilities.
• John Fark – known for his facilitation skills and environmental activities. He is also known as Father Time.

Buckeye Leadership Workshop is a learning and sharing "workshop" intended as a balanced program of social, physical, mental, and spiritual activities. We believe that Buckeye Leadership Workshop provides a powerful learning environment in which anyone who works with people, professionally or informally, can develop programming for youth or adults. The workshop also benefits those who simply enjoy associating with great people, experiencing new ideas, and learning new skills. Experiential learning through recreation is truly the intent and methodology of the Buckeye Leadership Workshop.

Program Details: Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Attend both days or it is possible to attend only one day. The location is the K-State Ag Research Center, 1232 240th Avenue, Hays, KS 67601. For full details, visit: http://www.northwest.k-state.edu/4-h/events/.

Who: This workshop is targeted for youth 7th grade and older, their adult sponsors, K-State Research and Extension staff and 4-H volunteers.

What: Team Building, Facilitation Training, "Make It and Take It," Networking that you help build your team. We anticipate that many 4-H clubs and schools will send "officer teams". It is also open to individual participants.

Cost: The registration fee includes the training by Bill Henderson, Larry Hall and John Fark. For KSRE staff members, 4-H members and 4-H volunteers the cost is $40.00 for one day and $75 for both days. For non-Extension related participants, the cost is $55 for one day, and $105 for both days. In addition, we will offer a team fee for 4-H clubs and school groups made up of four youths and one sponsor. The cost for the team for one day is $150 with additional students costing $35.00 each.

Misc:  This event is sponsored by the Northwest 4-H Advisory, K-State Research and Extension, with financial support from the Dane Hansen Foundation, Logan, KS. Registration is due on or before August 17th. If you wish to find out more about this program, please contact Susan Schlichting, sschlich@ksu.edu, 785-628-9430 or contact Robyn Deines, rdeines@ksu.edu, 785-798-3921.

Program Downloads:  

Buckeye Leadership Workshop Information (PDF)
Buckeye Leadership Workshop News Release (Word)

Kansas 4-H Participation Form - PDF

Map to K-State Ag Research Center in Hays - JPG