2020 Youth Conference Handbook – Check the handbook for everything you need to know about Youth Conference!
Step 1: Service projects and seminars will be assigned on a first come, first served basis so be sure to make your selections well before the opening day of registration so you’re ready to register as soon as possible for best choices. This is a great opportunity to explore something new so be open minded and flexible about your selections!
Although most seminars are open to conference youth who are in grades 7-10, there are three age categories based on seminar design, materials presented, and suggestion of instructor. Please plan your sessions accordingly.
After reading the seminar descriptions, please select several possible service project or seminar choices for each of the four sessions to jot into the registration worksheet in this guide. At least one of your selections for each session must be non-water sports, in case those sessions fill early. Sorry, but each delegate may be assigned to only one water sport over the course of the conference and will be reassigned as needed if registered for more than one.
Step 2: Next step is to register for Youth Conference in your wi4honline account during the registration window.
If you are choosing a water sport or Lakeshore or Second Harvest service project activity, you will be asked to review, complete, sign and have a parent sign the appropriate Waiver form(s) and/or Photo Release form during on line registration.
Step 3: Complete and submit a University Health Services (UHS) health form, now completed online through www.campdoc.com. Shortly after registration closes, you will receive an email with login information to register for Camp Doc. You will then be able to fill out the form completely online. Visit the UHS webpage for more information: http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/eoh/youth-programs/. This must be submitted before registration is finalized. Youth should carry a copy of the completed UHS Health form during Conference.
Step 4: Adults: UW-Madison requires all accompanying adults -County Advisors and Instructors- to complete national background checks every two years. This policy was adapted in 2014. Updated procedures are presently being considered/reviewed. Additional information specific to background checks for 2019 Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference (YC) volunteers will be provided in very early May after on-line registration is completed by all participants.