West District 4-H Teen Retreat April 3-4

The West District 4-H Teen Retreat is scheduled for April 3-4, 2009 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain. The schedule format for this year’s retreat is somewhat different from recent years’ retreats, running from Friday evening until 5:00 pm on Saturday, rather than the typical Saturday morning-Sunday morning event.  Any active 4-H member in the West District who was 12 years old or older as of January 1, 2009 can participate in this event.

balloon_06We’ll celebrate the 4-H Centennial with a carnival and party in lieu of the traditional dance. The district officers are excited about this and have some fun activities planned for the participants. Additionally, we’ll enjoy our free time together on Saturday afternoon at the Fun Depot in Asheville. Tickets are included in the cost of Teen Retreat. County delegations can depart Fun Depot as desired. We will resume officer elections at this retreat. Campaign speeches/skits will be held on Friday night followed by elections on Saturday morning.

Our District Officers request that each county in attendance bring snacks and drinks to serve as refreshments during the 4-H Carnival and Centennial Celebration (Friday night) and, once again, Saturday afternoon prior to leaving for Fun Depot. We’ll pass on more details about that as we receive them from the district.

party18Please note the registration cost ($55) is the same for either full or part time participants. The registration deadline is Monday, March 16th.  If you want to be considered for a partial scholarship, you must get the scholarship application in by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 13th.  Please note that these are hard and fast deadlines because we have to have all of our registrations into the district by March 18th.  Also, if you want to participate in the talent showcase, you will need to complete an entry form and get Mary to sign it by March 16th.

The rooms at Blue Ridge Assembly sleep up to three people.  Please indicate if you have roommate preferences.  The folks at the district level making the room assignments will do their best to accommodate your requests.

A tentative agenda, registration form, talent showcase entry form and scholarship application can be found at West District 4-H Teen Retreat Registration Package.

For more information, contact Mary McGlauflin at 255-5522 or mary_clayton-mcglauflin@ncsu.edu