Thursday, May 31, 2012

Exploration Days Orientation Meeting

The Exploration Days Orientation Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5th at the Marquette County Fairgrounds from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This is a mandatory meeting for ALL Marquette County Exploration Days delegates and a parent/ guardian. It is where we take photos for your personal data sheets, sign-up for roommates, learn about the itinerary for the trip, see a video about the Exploration Days experience, discuss the code of conduct, and answer any questions.
The make-up day for those unable to make the June 5th meeting is Monday, June 11th at the fairgrounds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

See you next week!  :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

4-H Camp 2012

You have all been anxiously awaiting it, and now it is here! The 2012 Marquette County 4-H Summer Camp will be held July 10-12 at Clear Lake Education Center, located in the Hiawatha National Forest. Campers (ages 9-13) will enjoy participating in a variety of fun, hands-on educational activities while at camp, including a high ropes challenge, nature exploration, swimming, astronomy, arts and crafts, drama, and group activities. Youth do not have to be a current 4-H member to attend camp.

Older youth (ages 14 and up) are needed to serve as Junior Counselors. Youth serving in these positions will provide leadership (along with an Adult Counselor) to a cabin of younger campers.  We are asking Junior Counselors to arrive a day early to camp for training. We will get started in the early afternoon and work on team building and leadership skills. Adult volunteers are needed to serve as Counselors. Adults serving in these roles must complete the MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process before they are accepted as volunteers. Adult Counselors provide leadership for a cabin of campers and youth counselors.

The cost of 4-H Camp is $55 per youth already enrolled in 4-H ($65 for youth not yet enrolled in 4-H) and includes everything campers will need; daily meals, snacks, lodging, all program supplies, crafts, and instruction. Youth and adult counselors attend camp at no cost.

Space at camp is limited. Registration will be completed in the order that applications and payment are received by the MSU Extension office. The final day to register a camper (space permitting) is June 29, 2012. Junior and Adult Counselor applications must be submitted to the MSU Extension office no later than June 15, 2012.

For questions or more information, please contact the MSU Extension office, located at 184 US Hwy 41 East in Negaunee. Call 906.475.5731 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email for more information.

Camper, Junior Counselor, and Adult Counselor forms are available at the Marquette County MSU Extension office or can be downloaded here:

****Please make all CHECKS out to MSU****

Download Camper Application Forms

Thanks to the support of Wells Township School and the Marquette County 4-H Council, we are able to offer transportation to and from camp again this year:

Bus Sign-Up Form and Schedule

Friday, May 4, 2012

Marquette County 4-H Shirt Order Form

4-H Shirt Order Form

Host families needed for 4-H Japan Exchange program!

Summer 2012
4-H has a wonderful opportunity for Michigan families to host a youth from Japan this summer. We are looking for families that have children between the ages of 10 and 16 to host a Japanese delegate (who are ages 12-16).  The Japanese youth live with your family between July 22 and August 18.  They are most interested in learning about the day-to-day life of American families, so there is no need to plan "special" activities or trips.  Please consider participating in this amazing, life changing experience!  

Youth delegate pictures and profiles can be viewed here:

Host Family Application Packets are available to download here:

For more information, visit the Michigan 4-H International Exchange Programs website:

Meet the delegates and get updates:  "like" the Michigan 4-H International Exchange Facebook page: 

Here's a sample of some of the delegates that will be coming to Michigan this summer!  See the rest here:

ID-Code:  KNG-042
Age: 12  -  Gender: Male

Likes playing tennis, fishing, cycling, soccer, reading comics and playing games.  Would like to play tennis with host family, make many friends , and teach host family about Japan and Japanese culture.  Described as cheerful, tolerant, and laughs a lot.  Allergic to pollen (cedar).

ID-Code: KNG-020
Age: 13  -  Gender: Female

Belongs to the art club in junior high school.  Her hobby is drawing illustrations.  Would enjoy talking with host family and would like to go shopping, swimming, camping, and listen to music.  Described as talkative and laughs a lot.

ID-Code: SPK-007
Age: 14  -  Gender: Female

Loves dancing (especially hip-hop) and music.  Would like to experience everyday life in the U.S. and know the difference from Japan.  Would like to share Japanese culture with host family.  Would like to share Japanese tea ceremony with hosts.  Described as curious, cheerful, talkative, and sociable and laughs a lot.  

ID-Code: YAM-003
Age: 13  -  Gender: Male

Hobbies include swimming, reading, playing outdoors with friends and pets, listening to music and camping.  Would like to stay at a farmhouse and take care of animals.  Wants to eat American food like hamburgers and steak.  Described as curious and shy.  Can host in 2013.