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 D8 4-H Surge (Leadership Camp)


Save The Date: June 17-18, 2020 from 10am to Noon!



Release Forms-19-20


Location: Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood, TX

Registration: Opens May 4-22, 2020 on 4-H Connect (Must upload release form on 4-H Connect & pay). Payment will NOT be charged until end of registration FYI

4-H members who have completed at least the 8th grade at the time of SURGE may participate.  The registration fee covers 3 nights of lodging, all meals, program activities, insurance, curriculum, and T-shirts. The attire is school appropriate (casual). Each evening there is a dance and many kids want to dress up. However, there are kids who wear summer clothes and each night is a theme dance so costumes are permitted.

To prepare teen leaders from the 21 counties in District 8 for leadership roles. These roles might be at the county level, or county committees, or their clubs. The hope is that participants will take information back from SURGE and share it with members back in their counties. SURGE is set up to be enjoyable and fun, but there is work too. Many workshops are set up that will require concentration and serious participation. Speeches are delivered for officer elections. We work and we play. Play time is set up with activities that build team work skills and camaraderie in the district.


The Leon County Extension Office will provide travel to and from this camp. Leon County Extension Office Staff will serve as chaperones. Depending on the number of youth participating, Parents may be asked to chaperone as well!

Summer Day Camps & Field Trips- Leon County 

(Camps & Field Trips are Tentative to COVID-19, as of now the below camps are what we have planned & fingers crossed we will be able to go forward with our plans)

Science Field Trip- July 10, 2020

  • Open to 4-H Members in the 3rd to 10th Grade
  • Meet at Stewart Memorial Methodist Church in Buffalo for Drop Off & Pick Up!
  • Deadline: July 1, 2020

Agriculture Field Trip- July 17, 2020

  • Open to- TBA
  • Deadline- TBA

FCH Field Trip (Food or Fashion)- July 24, 2020

  • Open to 4-H Members
  • Deadline-TBA

FCH Field Trip (Food or Fashion)- July 31, 2020

  • Open to 4-H Members
  • Deadline- TBA

Science Camp July 6, 2020 @ Centerville

– Open to kids going into grades 3-8th

– Deadline: June 29

Water Camp July 8, 2020 @ Leon County Expo Center

– Open to kids going into 3rd-8th

-Deadline: July 1

Photography/Crafts Camp July TBA, 2020 @ Centerville

-Looking at July 23 or 25

-Open to kids going into K-12th

-Deadline: will be a week before camp

Do It Yourself Projects/Game Camp July 30, 2020 @ Buffalo

-Open to kids going into K-8th

-Deadline-July 23

Kids Gardening Camp – CANCELLED for 2020

– Open to kids going into grades 5-8

– Deadline:

Arts & Crafts Camp by TEEA Ladies- CANCELLED FOR 2020

– Open to kids going into grades 1-6

– Deadline:

Fishing Camp CANCELLED FOR 2020

– Open to kids in grades 3-12

– Deadline:

Vet Science Intro Camp – CANCELLED FOR 2020

– Open to kids going into grades 3-12

– Deadline:

Adv. Vet Science Camp – CANCELLED FOR 2020

– Open to kids going into grades 6-12

– Deadline:

REGISTER BY CALLING Leon County Ext. Office at 903-536-2531



SAVE THE DATE for 2021 Camp!

Registration Forms & Money: Turn in to Leon County Extension Office between May , 2021

Location: Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine, TX

Description:4-H members who have completed at least the 3rd grade through 8th grade participate as campers. 4-H members who are 9th to 12th graders serve as teen leaders. This camp is organized and ran by D8 4-H county extension agents, D8 council officers, and the teen leaders. The kids have a lot of fun learning about various 4-H projects, playing games, dancing each night, and the MESSY games on Saturday! Great event for younger 4-Hers to meet their fellow 4-Hers from around the district.

Registration: Entry forms & Money are due to Extension Office by May, 2021

(Money, entry form, and release form for campers and adult chaperones are due to Extension office by May 22, 2020)

Entry Form (word version):

Entry Form (pdf version):

Teen Leaders:

Must have completed the 9th grade to apply. Application, Entry Form (w/money), and Teen Leader App are due by May, 2021 to Extension Office.

Teen Leader Application & Entry Form (word version):

Teem Leader Application & Entry Form (pdf version:


Parents will need to provide transportation for their youth to camp. Travelling back to Leon County may depend on the chaperones schedule. The Leon County Extension Office will serve as some of the chaperones!

Texas 4-H Conference Center Camps- Brownwood, TX

2020 Summer Camps


The Texas 4-H Conference Center offers a variety of summer opportunities geared towards all ages and interests of youth. General camps, topic focused camps, and more! There truly is something for everyone!

  1. One Day Texas 4-H Center- Community Service Opportunities
    1. Family Outdoor Education Retreat
    2. Junior Leadership Retreat
    3. Teen Retreat
    4. Re-Fashion Retreat
    5. D7 Shooting Sports Coaches Training

    Summer Camps- 2020 Summer Camp Guide 

    1. 4-H Fishing Camp
    2. STEM Camp
    3. Horizons
    4. Mission Possible – A camp designed for youth with medically diagnosed disabilities and with 4-H members serving as Mentors
      1. For questions or more information, please email Cari Snider.
    5. Mission Possible Mentor Service Learning Opportunity– Information
      1. Application to be a mentor located here. Applications must be completed by March 20, 2020
      2. For questions or more information, please email Cari Snider.
    6. County Camp I and II
    7. Outdoor Adventure
    8. Prime Time I
    9. Prime Time II


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