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Youth Civic Leaders Summit


March 6-8, 2015
Windermere Conference Center
Roach, Missouri (near Camdenton)

2014 Youth Summit Summary  

The Youth Civic Leaders Summit is a statewide weekend retreat for teens and adults who are active or aspiring leaders and decision-makers in their communities.

Teams of young people ages 14-18 and adults representing Junior/Senior Leaders, Teen Councils, EXCEL Leadership Programs, 4-H Councils, County Extension Councils are encouraged to attend--any group that values and practices youth voice and engagement. 

The Summit offers young people and adults opportunities to showcase youth engagement in local communities, learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun with peers from around the state.  Weekend highlights include a Team Talent (T2) showcase, outdoor challenge course and recreation, open-space group planning and sharing, and mini-grant awards for implementing team projects.

Join a community of youth and adult leaders who are uniquely prepared and stepping up to the challenges of a complex, changing world!

Summit forms

 


Registration

Counties may register one or more teams.  Teams may consist of up to 8 youth and 2 adults (10 people total) or as few as 2 youth and 1 adult (3 people). We cannot accept applications from individual youth.  While at the retreat, teams will develop an action plan to take home and work on in

Registration forms are submitted to your county MU Extension center by the county due date. 

Location
Windermere USA is a world-class camp and conference center in the heart of Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks region.

Windermere Conference Center
PO Box 458
Roach, MO 65787-0458
Telephone:  1-800-346-2215

Cost
$125 for both youth delegates and adult/chaperones (maximum 5 per sleeping room).

Registration fee includes costs of lodging, activities, insurance, conference materials, t-shirt, and meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast.)  Optional Friday dinner on-site is available by pre-registration, add $10 per person. For the EDGE challenge course, add $25.


Team information and how to registration
Youth must be 14-18 years of age by January 1 to participate.
Summit forms

Youth
1. Complete the registration form completely and submit to your county Extension office by the county deadline (check with local office). 

2.  Look over the program descriptions in the registration form and mark your workshop track and recreation choices.  Workshop tracks and recreation options have limited capacity.  Slots will be filled according to when your county team registrations are received in the state 4-H office.

3.  Have a parent or guardian complete the Windermere medical release form and 4-H youth health form.  These forms are required by 4-H and Windermere staff for emergencies.

4. Include a fully completed scholarship nomination form (if partial registration scholarship is requested for financial need).

Adults
A ratio of one adult team member to five youth is recommended. At least one adult team member must be listed on all youth registration forms. 

Adult team members from each county will  chaperone youth team members throughout the Summit.  Adults should plan to participate fully in the program along with youth team members, including workshop tracks and recreation.  

1.  Complete the registration form completely and submit to their county MU Extension center by the county deadline (check with local office). 

2.  Look over the program descriptions and make your workshop track and recreation choices.  Workshop tracks and recreation options have limited capacity.  Slots will be filled according to when your county team registrations are received by the state 4-H office.

3. Complete the Windermere medical release form and 4-H adult health form.  These forms are required by 4-H and Windermere staff for emergencies.

4. Include a fully completed scholarship nomination form (if partial registration scholarship is requested for financial need).

5. Mark which Summit volunteeer roles you would like to assist with over the course of the weekend.


Team participation at the summit
Each youth/adult team is asked to come prepared to participate in the Summit in team action planning at the Summit. Each team will be guided through planning a community action project for 2014. Think about what your team wants to accomplish this next year to create an action plan at the session on Sunday, March 9. 


Conference schedule
The Summit will start with an evening plenary session on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Lunch on Sunday is on your own.  Summit registration is between 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Friday.  Meeting for all adult chaperones starts at 6:00 p.m.

Additional event information will be sent to county 4-H youth staff and registered youth and adult team members in a later mailing.  This will include a school excused absence letter, a suggested packing list, 4-H Code of Conduct and chaperone information.

The conference planning team is committed to making activities and programs accessible to all participants.  If a youth or adult has special requirements due to physical, vision, hearing or other disability, please make sure the need is identified.


County registration submission
Registration materials for youth and adults are submitted to the county MU Extension center with a county due date.  County team summary forms and registrations are due to the state 4-H office by February 1. Early registration are encouraged. The event capacity is 150 persons and will fill up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registrations may be sent when a team has been formed.  One summary form per team. Send the following items for each team. 

Mail to:
Youth Civic Leaders Summit, 1110 S. College Ave., Columbia, MO 65211


Scholarships
For youth/adult participants with financial need, team leaders may request a $50 partial scholarship.  A limited number of scholarships are available while funds last.

To secure a scholarship, submit the scholarship nomination form with your registration form, and payment (less $50) health form and Windermere release and consent forms to your county Extension office.  Conference organizers will review and approve scholarship requests after materials are received.


Refund and cancellation/substitution policy
If a cancellation/refund is requested, contact the conference organizers immediately.  Because event numbers must be finalized with Windermere in advance of the event, refunds for cancellations will only be made until February 1. 

If a substitution is requested, contact the conference organizers immediately.  Counties may request male-for-female or female-for-male substitutions no later than February 15, if the attendee agrees to the same roommates and activity assignments as the original registrant.
 


Forms for Youth Civic Leaders Summit-2014
2015 Registration Information Available Soon!

Save the Date Flyer (PDF)

Summit Schedule (PDF)

Team summary form, Youth Host Team Application and team registration checklist is located in Just for Staff

Youth Team Member

Registration Form (PDF)

Youth health Form (fillable PDF)

Windermere Form (PDF)

Edge Consent Form (PDF)

Adult Team Member

Registration Form (PDF)

Adult Health Form (fillable PDF)

Windermere Form (PDF)

Edge Consent Form (PDF)

Other

Scholarship Nomination Form

EDGE Challenge Course (PDF)

Bridal Cave

Conference contact
Steve Henness
Phone: 573-884-6618
E-mail: hennesss@missouri.edu


Youth Civic Leaders Summit Sponsors

The Missouri Bar, Cenex Harvest States Foundation, Monsanto Company, Missouri 4-H Foundation

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Cenex Harvest States FoundationMonsanto logo 4-H Foundation logo

 



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