NH 4-H Teen Conference

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It's Time to Ride Your Wave!

NH 4-H Teen Conference is a four-day, three night conference held at the University of New Hampshire, Durham campus.  The conference is designed by 4-H teens from New Hampshire in youth-adult partnership with advisors, to create an experience that will leave lasting memories. 

Ever wanted to have a dance battle?   Come on down.   Thinking about taking coding to the next level?  You can here.  Interested in learning about cow rumen and artificial insemination?  We have you covered.

NH 4-H Teen Conference is open to all.  Any teen interested in  making friends, engaging in hands-on workshops, participating in a service-project  and a field trip to the beach is encouraged to attend.

  • Open to any teen ages 14-18. *Have to be a rising freshman.
  • Teen Conference is held at University of New Hampshire, Durham.
  • 4 days on campus, 2 workshop sessions, 1 dance, and 1 field trip.
  • Experience dorm-living, a college campus, and a final night banquet in Portsmouth NH.
  • Scholarships are requested through your 4-H county office.

Cost:  $375  

Deadline to register through 4-HOnline is May 26!

*There is mandatory orientation on Wednesday, June 7 from 7:00pm-8:30pm via ZOOM.  You will receive a link upon acceptance of registration.

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Teen Conference Schedule

Saturday, June 24
12-2pm Check In

2:30-3:30pm Opening Ceremony

3:30-5:00pm Team Building

5:00-5:45pm Floor Meeting

6-7pm Dinner

7-10pm Explore and Games

Sunday, June 25
6:30-7:00am Fitness Fun

7:30-8:00am Breakfast

8:00-8:30am TC4AD Check In

9:00-12:30pm Service Project

12:30-4:00pm Beach

4:30-5:30pm TC4AD Pick Up/Free Time

5:30-7:30pm County Night Dinner

8:00-9:00pm Dance Battle

9:15-10:15pm Ice Cream Social

Monday, June 26
6:30-7:00am Fitness Fun

7:30-8:30am Breakfast

9-11:30am Workshop 1

11:45-12:30pm Lunch

1-3:30pm Workshop 2

3:45-4:45pm Free Time

5:30-9:30pm Dinner and Dance

9:30-10pm Candlelight Ceremony

10:45-11:15pm Social Time

Tuesday, June 27
7-8:00am Breakfast

8:15-9:00am Pack and Room Inspection

9:30-10:30am Closing Ceremony

10:45-11:00am Check Out

 full Teen Conference schedule

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Teen Conference 2022

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NH Teen Conference for a Day
Sunday, June 25 | 8:30am - 4:30pm

Open to ages 12 - 18
Cost:  $60

We are inviting youth ages 12-18 to join us at Teen Conference for a Day!  We want to open up the experience for a day so that our NH  t(w)eens are able to experience Teen Conference firsthand.

Teen Conference Workshops

Monday, June 26th | 9:00am-11:30am

Take No Bull; Yoga, Journaling and You: Empowerment, Voice and Yoga: Join your peers in empowering yourself and one another in this "Take No Bull" workshop experience. Learn how to develop your voice through thoughtful actions such as yoga and journaling so that you can create a healthy mindset. Connect with one another and further your health and well-being through this fun and interactive workshop.

Public Speaking: Your Voice is Your Vehicle: Do you want to take your speaking to the next level? Do you want to have the tools to launch your 4-H speaking careers to land National 4-H Trips and impress your school and work opportunities? This is the one workshop that can help you develop your leadership through speaking skills and help your voice become your vehicle for your vision!

"My Little Life" Memoir-Zine Creation: Self publish an eight page micro book about your favorite character, YOU. Part writing, part crafting we will use creative writing prompts, storytelling techniques and collage to create micro literature memoirs.

Farm to Table: Fresh Food Prep and Cooking: Alongside UNH chefs and inside a professional kitchen this workshop will introduce farm to table right here on campus. Starting with harvesting fresh herbs at the high tunnels and ending with salsa, salad and a homemade vinaigrette our teens will eat healthy and eat well. Using safe handling and food safety rules our teens will dish up some good eats.

Spheros Coding Challenge: Many people think of coding as a skill that only software developers and engineers use; but learning to code is a fun way to develop skills that are important in any profession. In this workshop, you will dive into the world of coding by learning to program a Sphero robot to play a game we like to call Hackable Hockey. Once the robots are programmed, you’ll compete in teams to be crowned the victors of our wacky hockey game.

Monday, June 26th | 1:00pm-3:30pm

Aptitude Exploration and Resume Building: From aptitude to interview this workshop series will prepare you for the 4-H National Trip process, first jobs and college resumes with other 4-Hers from around the state.

Mini Babysitting Course: Our mini-babysitting course will offer participants a taste of the basics of babysitting including topic areas such as child development, entertaining children, safety guidelines, nutrition, the principles of positive discipline, and more!

Horse’n Around at the Barn: This workshop will begin with a tour of UNH Equine facilities and horses. Participants will learn the basics of equine anatomy and conformation through live demonstrations with UNH horses led by COLSA staff and students. This knowledge will then be applied towards the learning foundation of horse judging. Real-life applications will be explored with an equine massage demonstration.

Similarity Awareness: Celebrate Similarities and Differences with Northeast Passage: Dive in with hands-on activities to promote discussion around the similarities we all share. Following a large group discussion, 4-Hers will explore the topic through activities and the opportunity to play a large group game in wheelchairs. We will conclude with a discussion based on any new ideas, facts, or questions.

Calves Are Cute, But How Are They Made?: In this workshop, you will learn about dairy cow reproduction – from sperm to calf. Hands-on demonstrations will evaluate semen samples, simulate breeding and show you real fetuses on an ultrasound.

Perspective Building Through Digital Photography: Have you noticed that photographs allow others to see the world through your eyes? In this workshop participants will use their cell phones, filters, and different perspectives to illuminate their world.

2023 teen conference participant handbook