Minnesota 4-H State Horse Winter Roundup
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dale Froyum. Mr. Froyum is a popular speaker and we are pleased to have him join us. Mr. Froyum is a judge, educator, equine breeder, and trainer, amongst other things. Dale was selected as the 2006 MN Horse Council Horseperson of the Year. He is well known not only in Minnesota, but across the country as a judge and speaker. Dale and his wife Lona continue to raise and train horses on their SunBar Ranch in Welsh, MN. There will also be smaller break-out sessions on a variety of horse project areas.
January 25-27, 2013 Green Lake Bible Camp, Spicer
Winter leadership experience for youth and adult leaders
You won't want to miss this tremendous opportunity to learn more about the 4-H Horse Project's activities. Winter Roundup includes two days and two nights of learning, sharing information and having fun. This forum is designed for adult leaders and 4-H parents. Older youth may attend, however, this will be intense leader training with very few recreational activities provided.
Register now to reserve your space
- Fees: Registrations postmarked by Jan 7: $60
- Registrations postmarked Jan 8 and received before Jan 15: $80
- Any one day: same as full fee
Registrations will not be accepted after January 15.
Please call or e-mail Renee with any questions about fees and /or deadlines.
- Open to all adult volunteers and to youth leaders
- Youth in grades 8-10 may attend with a chaperone;
- 11th grade and over may attend alone
Don't wait! First come, first served! Complete the registration form and mail it back.
What does the fee cover?
- Lodging, meals (no meal on Friday evening) and conference materials
Is this a "winter camping" experience?
- Not primarily. The facility is a large dormitory with dining halls and conference rooms in the center. There are dormitory-style rooms and some three-bed rooms within the same facility, and yes the showers and other facilities are all indoors. The camp does have cross-country skis and snowshoes available. There is a frozen lake out front and a hill where tubing is sometimes attempted by our attendees. For those of you with warmer preferences, sitting by the fireplace is another popular pastime.
What if I can’t get there early on Friday evening?
- Come when you can. We try to have a variety of activities to accommodate people arriving throughout the evening.
I’ve been a project leader for years. Why would I come?
- This is an opportunity to meet other leaders, start new friendships and renew old ones. Sessions and speakers change every year. Some feature new friends. The Horse Library is always set up, giving you a chance to view tapes and the other materials without having them shipped to you. Many of the 4-H State Horse Association directors attend, giving you a chance to talk to committee chairs and directors in person. Roundup also gives youth and adult leaders a chance to teach and share with others, an important part of the 4-H model. You may choose to use some of the time for reflecting on projects.
What does the requirement that youth must be in grades 8-10 and must have chaperones listed mean?
- Asking for a chaperone for the eighth- to tenth-graders simply means that we are requesting that there be a responsible adult designated for those participants. The adult must be on site at the conference at all times and is responsible for the conduct of the youth. The adults and the youth do not "bunk" together. They do not have to attend sessions together. We are simply asking for an adult to be present and responsible for attendees under age 16.
Can my seventh grader attend?
- Generally, no. This conference is primarily for adult leaders with an opportunity for the more senior youth leaders to share in the learning. We may have one or two special circumstances where the youth is under the eighth grade requirement, but is participating in the presentations. Those individuals will not stay overnight at the facility.