4-H Trips

Capital Days- (for youth currently in grades 10-12) This conference provides youth with the opportunity to achieve a better understanding of the New York State policy process, to gain a better understanding of state and local government connections, to meet with legislators and tell their 4-H story, to create an awareness of career opportunities within New York State Government and Public Service, to meet and exchange experiences with delegates from other counties. Delegates are chosen by their county 4-H program. 4-H Capital Days is a NYSACCE4-HE sponsored event.

Wonders of Washington- (for youth in grades 9-12) This week-long conference is held every other year. Delegates are provided with the opportunity to participate in educational tours and workshops that highlight the premier historical, political, and cultural attractions in the Washington D.C. area. Delegates will also visit their elected representative’s office. Some of the educational tours include: the United States Capitol, Library of Congress, National Archives, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Supreme Court, and the Smithsonian.

Cornell Career Explorations- (for youth currently in grades 7-11) This is a three-day event for youth on the Cornell University campus. Delegates will immerse themselves in exploring their future education, career opportunities, and to experience Cornell University and campus life. Cornell faculty and graduate students conduct engaged-learning workshops, over 20 different programs are offered to help youth understand what a particular career field entails, what type of education they would need to pursue, and to learn from the experiences of the Program Facilitator. Youth will be exposed to academic fields and career exploration, develop leadership skills, and provided with hands-on experiences in a college setting while getting acquainted to Cornell University.

Pre-Teen Adventure- (for youth currently in grades 3-6, 8-12 years old)  This event is held annually in July at Dyken Pond Environmental Center.  Youth spend the day exploring the environmental center and in the past have chose to go canoeing and kayaking, practice archery, gone fishing, and created plaster tracks.   

Cloverbud Outing- (for youth currently in grades k-2, 5-8years old)  This event is held annually in July at Dyken Pond Environmental Center.  Youth spend half of day exploring the center and in the past they have engaged in pond studies, bird watching and shelter building. 


Kandis Freer
4-H Youth Development Team Leader
(518) 272-4210 ext 106

Last updated April 7, 2020