National 4-H Trips
National 4-H Trips are excellent opportunities to meet 4-H members from across the nation. Participants learn about many career options, and learn through educational workshops at Congress or become a part of a team making recommendations to National 4-H Council at Conference. To learn more about these trips, visit National 4-H Congress or National 4-H Conference.
Any Maine 4-H Youth, ages 14 to 18 is eligible to apply. Applicants must be current Maine 4-H members both at the time of application and the time of the actual trip.
How do you decide which trip to apply for? Here are some of the basic highlights and focuses of each trip:
- Community Involvement
- Cultural Diversity
- Group Dynamics
- Youth/Adult Partnerships
- Youth Voices and Involvement
Eligible Maine 4-H youth interested in National 4-H Trips are encouraged to consider applying for both National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference. These trips are unique and an opportunity may be missed by only applying for one of the two trips.
Youth must submit an application packet and participate in an in-person interview. To learn more about the selection process, visit the information page. To learn more about the expectations of the judges, visit the judges’ page.
Application Packets include:
- Application: Word | PDF
- 4-H Story Guidelines: Word | PDF (Note: Follow the guidelines for your 4-H story specified; there are required pieces for this version of the 4-H story in addition to those listed in a 4-H Portfolio.)
- Resume Template: Word | PDF
- NEW for 2023: Online Application
County Offices should send Application Packets to:
State 4-H Office
491 College Ave
Orono, ME 04473
submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost of the Trip
In the past, funding for these trips has been generously supplied by the Maine 4-H Foundation and delegates have been responsible for $250. However, given our uncertain economic times, it is unsure how much the Foundation will contribute this year. Financial information will be updated as soon as possible.