Last seen skateboarding down Main Street, shopping at the mall, meeting with their 4-H Club, at the high school basketball game, and playing video games with friends, we are in hot pursuit of all youth between the ages of 9 and 14 who possess an adventurous spirit, enjoy the outdoors, and are up for an exciting challenge! Join us for the Texas 4-H Conference Center’s Adventure Treks 2010!
The Adventure Treks are a great opportunity for youth to learn about conservation and minimum impact use of natural resources, develop their teambuilding and leadership skills, and best of all, go on a fun and action packed outdoor adventure with other youth from across Texas! These week-long outdoor adventures require the participant to have neither previous outdoor experience nor any equipment; all the essentials and necessary training are provided!
The basic thrust of the program is built around the National Outdoor Leadership School’s “Leave No Trace” Curriculum. This curriculum is designed to provide progressive learning and adventure challenge to help participants develop a true love of, and comfort in, the outdoor world, as well as learn and practice concepts and skills of minimum impact use. Adventure Trek guides (instructors) strive to instill in participants a sense of responsibility for self, others, and the world around them through hands on activities and learning experiences. Program topics include: Teambuilding, Leadership Development, Overnight Trip Planning, Backpacking & Minimum Impact Camping, Kayaking & Boater Safety, Survival Skills, Wildlife & Plant Identification, Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology, Outdoor Cooking & Food Safety, Orienteering, and much MORE!!
Again in 2010, we will be offering the "Assistant Trek Guides" Program for returning participants! To qualify as an Assistant Trek Guide, participants must: meet all requirements to be a trek participant—with the exception of maximum age, have successfully completed a previous trek, and be willing to assume some leadership and directed teaching responsibilities. For 2010, two Assistant Trek Guide positions will be available for each trek. Assistant Trek Guides will be offered a reduced cost, and positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis, subject to approval by the Lead Trek Guide. **Note: Assistant Trek Guides may be over the age of 14.
Adventure Treks are open to ANY youth age 9-14. 4-H membership is NOT required to be eligible to participate.
A new adventure at a different destination is offered each year! Several of the past years’ adventures have included: “Colorado Bend Kayaking Adventure”, “Fishing the Watershed of Texas” Colorado River Basin, “The Great South Llano Adventure”, and “Far West Adventure” Exploring the Magnificence of Far West Texas.
Exciting plans are in the works for 2010!! Keep an eye on your inbox and check the 4-H Center website frequently for the announcement of this year’s destination and itinerary. Space is limited! A maximum of 14 youth will be selected on a first come first serve basis to participate in each of the Adventure Treks.
For more information about the Adventure Treks program, please visit the Texas 4-H Conference Center website at http://texas4h-ctr.tamu.edu or contact:
Laci Chapman, Lead Trek Guide
Program Director, Texas 4-H Conference CenterPhone: 325-784-5482