NH 4-H Teen Conference

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Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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. 

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to stay on a college campus? Look no further. Are you interested in getting to know other teenagers from around the state? You can here. Interested in experiencing hands on workshops in a college lab? 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 is encouraged to attend.

  • Open to any teen that has graduated 8th grade to graduated 12th grade.
  • 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 semi-formal banquet.
  • Scholarships are requested through your 4-H county office.

Cost:  NH 4-H members is $375 and for Non-4-H members or out of state participants the cost is $475 

Registration:  opens April 1st through RegMax (4HOnline). Deadline to register is May 24, 2024!

*There is mandatory orientation on Monday, June 10 from 7:00pm-8:30pm via ZOOM.   *Please check your acceptance of registration or roommate assignment information for the ZOOM link.

Teen Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 23
12-2pm Check In
/Team Building
2:30-3:30pm Opening Ceremony

3:30-5:00pm Social Time

5:00-5:45pm Floor Meeting

5:45-7pm Dinner
7-8:30pm First Night

8:30-10:00pm Social Time
10:00-10:30pm Floor Reflection
10:30-11pm Quiet Time
11pm Lights Out

Monday, June 24
7:00-7:30am Fitness Fun

8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:15-9:30am Assembly

10-11:30am Active Workshop 1

TC4AD Check In
1:15-2:45pm Workshop 2
2:45-3:00pm Hang Time/Snacks
3:15-4:15pm Intro to CSDC, Service & Advocacy

4:45-5:25pm Service Learning Workshop 1
5:25-6pm Catered Dinner
6:10-6:55pm Service Learning Workshop 2
6:55-7:15pm Reflection
8:00-8:15pm TC4AD Pick Up
8:15-10pm Social Time/Thank you notes
10:00-10:30 Floor Reflection

10:30-11pm Quiet Time
11pm Lights Out

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

7:30-8:30am Breakfast

8:30-8:45am Assembly
9:30-2pm Lunch/Field Trip

3:30-4:45pm Banquet Prep/Social Time

5:30-9:30pm Awards/Dinner/Dance

9:30-10pm Candlelight Ceremony

10:30-11:45pm Social Time
11:45-12am Floor Reflection
12:00-12:30am Quiet Time
12:30am Lights Out

Wednesday, June 26
7-8:00am Breakfast

8-8:15am Assembly

8:15-9am Pack
/Room Inspection
9:30-10:30am Closing Ceremony
10:45-11:00am Check Out
Teen Conference Full Schedule

Conference Check In and Check Out Locations

Teen Conference Check in and Check Out is at your child’s assigned dorm.
  • Scott Hall, 36 Ballard Street. Park at Edgewood Visitor Lot and walk to dorms.
  • Sawyer Hall, 7 Garrison Avenue. Park at Edgewood Visitor Lot and walk to dorms.

*Parents and guardians are welcome to join for closing ceremony.  They would park in Edgewood Visitor Lot and be at “Fishbowl” at 9am on Wednesday.

Teen Conference For a Day Check In and Check Out
  • Check in is at Barton Hall, 34 Sage Way
  • Check out is at Scott Hall, 36 Ballard Street

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Teen Conference 2022

Photo credit: Isabella Peters

NH Teen Conference for a Day
Monday, June 24, 2024 | 1:00pm-8:00pm

Cost:  $60

Our 3rd Annual Teen Conference For A Day is a great way to get a taste of Teen Conference for our NH 4-Hers that are 12-18. Held the 2nd day of Teen Conference at the University of New Hampshire, Durham campus our t(w)eens will make friends from around the state, participate in a service-learning project focused on grit, and engage in a hands-on workshop! The $60 per person cost includes dinner at famous Holloway Commons! Payment in full is due at time of registration.

Here's a "sneak peek" of the workshops!

Wheelchair Sports: Dive in with hands-on activities to promote discussion around the similarities we all share. 4-Hers will explore the topic of adaptive sports by playing basketball in wheelchairs at the Hamel Recreation Center courts. This is a great workshop to broaden your perspective while being physically active.

Lumberjack Sports - Be Paul Bunyan For The Morning!: 3, 2, 1, Go - Learn to be Paul Bunyan the Lumberjack! The UNH Lumberjack Team coaches will teach you traditional lumberjack sports - using a crosscut saw, bow saw, how to throw an axe, and chopping wood. No experience required, we will teach you!

IGNITE Lead to Change: What's the Scoop? - From The Cow to Your Ice Cream Cone: Explore the nutritional value of dairy foods, where your food comes from and how it’s made. The dairy industry includes farms, cooperatives and companies that produce milk, cheese and related products , making up a $40.5 billion dollar industry. You will get to experience production first-hand by making your own ice cream!

IGNITE Lead to Change: Life in 3-D - Just Add Filament: From chocolate sculptures to dishwasher parts, 3-D printing is one of the most groundbreaking ways to merge science, out of the box thinking, and art. Join this year’s Ignite by 4-H New Hampshire STEM delegation to dig into the world of 3-D printing and design. We’ll learn about careers that use 3-D printing, design our own 3-D printed bookmarks, and discover opportunities to build your STEM skills. You’ll leave with a one of a kind 3-D printed design and a unique, highly marketable skill.

Stretch Your Mind and Body - Vinyasa Yoga: Stretch into mindfulness with a gentle vinyasa flow session.  The instructor will guide participants in a flow-style yoga class with a focus on breathing, alignment, and self-compassion.  This workshop is a good fit for a beginner yogi to an advanced yogi!

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.

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.

Squid Dissection: Marine Docents from the SeaTrek Program at UNH will lead the group in identifying external parts of the squid, then guide them through a careful dissection and identification of internal anatomy at the Chase Lab on campus.

Invent to Learn - Make Your Own Tabletop Robot: Using a BBC Micro:bit to make your own table top Robot. That is a kind of vague title for a workshop that would involve building a simple prototype "Robot" from junk and programming it using Block code (Scratch) to make it react.

Communication is Key- How to Train Your Puppy:  Participants will practice how to effectively communicate with their dog. They will learn training techniques that can be used for their family dog and how timing can be everything. With Marky the service dog in training they will gain a better understanding of the differences between a companion, service and emotional support dog.

Becoming Leaderful: Have you ever wondered how you get from watching others lead to being a leader yourself? In this workshop you will realize that you have all the tools to be an amazing leader. By practicing compassion, active listening, and perspective taking you will become the leader you know you can be. Come to this workshop to learn and practice being leaderful!

Telling Your Story - Speaking Up and Out: Speaking up and out connects communication with purpose and passion. In this workshop, we will have fun learning how to speak with clarity based on our own stories, observation and interpretation of other's stories, working through conflicting perceptions, and connecting with our audiences. We will learn how to approach any speaking opportunity as a journey in communication and connection with others about things you value.

Create Calm and Creativity: Learn the Art of Beading: Alongside an expert beader allow your mind to calm and your creativity to flow in this workshop. You will have the opportunity to learn to bead mandalas, bookmarks, or keychains using a pattern to create something beautiful!

Shipyard STEM: Structural Shop and Non-Destructive Testing Trades: Learn about the different structural shop trades - try your hand at virtual welding - how high of a score can you get? Can you read a blueprint? What is required to work with different thicknesses of metal? How strong was that weld? Try your hand at ultrasound, boroscoping, magnetic partial testing to learn about the different methods to test the structural shop work.

NH 4-H Eastern States Team Presents: Have you earned a spot on the NH 4-H Presents Team? Are you interested in improving your communications skills to make your Best Better in preparations for The Big-E? Please join us in honing your communication skills while receiving the gift of feedback.