Winter Roundup is an exciting three day, two night conference focused on adult and youth horse project leadership and activities in the 4-H Horse Project. The conference includes speakers and educational workshops with many hands-on activitie. Topic areas include leadership skills, horse care and management, horse project activities such as horse judging, safety, hippology, Dan Patch and Youth Leadership Programs, Speech and Demonstrations, and much more. In addition to gaining information and activities to use there are opportunities to share information, network with other horse project leaders and youth, make new friends and having fun! This conference is geared towards adult horse project leaders and youth leaders 6th grade and above. Mark your calendars now and join us for a weekend you will remember!
January 19-21, 2018 - Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade -NEW LOCATION
- Flyer (303 K PDF) (Updated Dec. 7, 2017)
- Registration form (145 K PDF) (Posted Dec. 6, 2017)
- FAQ (frequently asked questions)
- Fees: Early bird registration $80 per person postmarked on or before Jan. 3, 2018. After Jan. 3, 2018: $100 per person. Non-refundable payment must accompany your registration.
- Please contact Amy DeGroot with any questions about fees and /or deadlines.
- Open to all adult volunteers and to youth leaders 6th grade and above.
- Youth need to attend with a parent or designate an adult screened volunteer that is attending the event as their chaperone. Contact Renee Kostick if you have questions regarding this requirement.
Don't wait! First come, first served! Complete the registration form and mail it back.
For more information, contact Renee Kostick.
What does the fee cover?
- Lodging, meals 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 project development committee 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 have chaperones listed mean?
- Asking for a chaperone for all youth simply means that we are requesting that there be a responsible adult designated for each participant. 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 youth attending.