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Maryland 4-H Teen and Volunteer Forum


2018 Maryland 4-H Volunteer and Teen Forum

November 16-18, 2018

Princess Royale

Ocean City, Maryland

Join us for the 2018 Maryland 4-H Volunteer and Teen Forum in Ocean City, MD!

This event is open to all 4-H volunteers, parents, teens and educators and provides time to meet others from around the state and learn more about all the wonders of the 4-H program.  This is an excellent opportunity for teen and adult volunteers to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful leaders in their local 4-H programs, but can also be used as a family “get-away” due to the location and the opportunities provided for youth to learn and have fun while their parents are in workshops!

The Forum provides hands on, educational drop in classes for all on Friday evening and professional development workshop sessions on Saturday.  This year’s workshop topics include a focus on Science, Camping, Leadership, Healthy Living and Citizenship.  Sessions are designed for teens (at least 14 years of age) and adults.  The youth classes will also be offered on Saturday during the workshop sessions and are guaranteed to engage and educate youth Clovers (age 5-7), Juniors (age 8-10) and Intermediates (age 11-13).  

Download the information packet to learn more!

Maryland 4-H Volunteer and Teen Forum Information Packet

Weekend events at the Maryland 4-H Volunteer and Teen Forum include:

Drop in classes, orientation and bonfire on Friday night.  Registration opens as 6:00 pm and activities start at 7:00 pm. 

Drop in classes will provide participants the opportunity to try their hand at sewing, learn how do a simple silk screen, how to apply “movie make-up” and much more!

Adult/teen professional development workshops, youth educational tracks on Saturday with a State of 4-H address and keynote speaker over lunch.  Evening activities will include a silent auction, share fair and youth dance.

2018 Workshop Sessions

Before saying “good-bye” on Sunday, the Maryland 4-H Volunteers’ Association and the Maryland 4-H State Council will meet after a hearty breakfast and inspirational speaker.  The Forum ends by noon on Sunday, giving everyone plenty of time to get home and prepare for the upcoming work/school week.

Registration must be completed through 4-H Online by October 31st at 11:59 pm.  Use the Registration check list in the Maryland 4-H Volunteer and Teen Forum Information Packet or contact Sarah Garrick at

Payment information and hotel registration information can be found in the Maryland 4-H Volunteer and Teen Forum Information Packet.  Forum registration DOES NOT include your hotel reservation at the Princess Royale.

Registration requirements and payment must be received at the Maryland 4-H Center by November 7th, 2018.  Incomplete registrations (health form or payment missing) on November 7th will be cancelled and registrants will be notified.

                                WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Registration Resources:

Link to How to Register for MD Events in 4-H Online pdf

Link to How to Create A Profile in 4-H Online pdf

Link to How to Create A Contact in 4-H Online pdf


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