American Spirit – Delegate Info

Webpage last updated May 28, 2019. Information will be provided as it becomes available. Prior year information remains posted for reference only.


  • 4-H member in 8-10th grades when registering.
  • Delegates register through 4HOnline.
  • Delegates carry county approval through the experience.
  • Delegates must not have attended American Spirit East in the past.

Experience Timeline

  • November 1, 2019 – December 20, 2019 – Registration will be open on 4HOnline
  • January 15th – Payment Due
  • Spring – Participants attend American Spirit Orientation
  • June 5-14 – Week 1 Travels
  • June 10-18 – Week 2 Travels
  • July 3-12 – Week 3 Travels

Itineraries will be given closer to the experience.

What Should Delegates Expect?

  • Participation in a delegate orientation session 1-2 months prior to departure.
  • Conduct family heritage research to be completed prior to departure for Ellis Island Simulation
  • Experience high temperatures with summer humidity in the East Coast, therefore plan to pack light, appropriate clothing.
  • Time on the road completing activities, connecting with other youth, and learning through youth led ‘Teachable Moments’.
  • Learn about our country’s vast history through many historic cities.
  • Experience landmarks, monuments, and museums across New England.
  • Identify ways that you can make a positive impact in your home community from the tools you gained during the American Spirit Experience.
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