2019 4-H ArtBEAT!

Can you hear the BEAT?  What BEAT?  ArtBEAT!  What BEAT?  ArtBEAT!  It is time to start thinking about and planning to participate in our 2019 WI 4-H ArtBEAT! 

4-H ArtBEAT! was created for 4-H members in grades 3-5 and their parents and leaders and is the introductory program for Wisconsin 4-H Arts and Communication!  ArtBEAT! will be held March 15 through 17, 2019, at Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells. The weekend will feature a look at a variety of arts projects including music, drama, visual arts, and more!  Camp check-in begins Friday, March 15 at 6:30 pm and runs through Sunday, March 17 at 11:00 am.

4-H members will have the opportunity to explore their own creativity while discovering a variety of 4-H Arts & Communication experiences available to them now and in the near future.  Session leaders will be 4-H older youth, adult leaders and 4-H staff members with a wealth of experience to share.  Youth and adult participants will rotate through a variety of sessions, which are hands-on and active and held at various sites throughout camp.  Along with exploring the “arts,” participants will also have a chance to discover Upham Woods!  Both youth and adult participants stay in the warm and cozy heated cabins! 

Parents are not required to attend, but are invited.  All adults attending the camp must be active 4-H leaders who will be considered adult advisors (chaperones) responsible for providing leadership and support for ALL campers.  As such, all adults who want to attend the camp must complete the requirements to become a 4-H leader before camp and participate in an Adult Advisor Orientation Teleconference on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m.  Interested adults who are not already active 4-H volunteers should contact their county UW-Extension 4-H Office as soon as possible for assistance in completing the process to become a volunteer.  The process involves VIP Training and a background check. 

The $100.00 per person fee (youth and adults) will include all materials and supplies (including a very cool ArtBEAT! backpack), overnight lodging, meals and snacks. 

Why not get a whole carload of youth and adults together from your county for some genuine 4-H FUN?  Transportation to the camp is NOT provided by the State 4-H Office.

Come join the excitement of this opportunity available to our most enthusiastic and creative 4-H members!

REGISTER EARLY!  This camp fills up fast and registration is first come, first serve!  Registration will open in 4H Online on December 20, 2018 and will close on January 31, 2019.  Upham Woods is able to accommodate 120 participants.   Once registration is filled, participants can register to be on a WAITLIST.

IMPORTANT:  Please read ALL of the application requirements/instructions at https://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4harts/art-beat-forms/ BEFORE completing the online application at http://wi.4honline.com/

For additional information check out: https://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4harts/artbeat-more-info/

For more information contact:  Lynn Pfeiffer, 4-H Communication Arts Program Assistant at 608-262-1222 lynn.pfeiffer@ces.uwex.edu or Amber Rehberg, WI 4-H Educational Programs Specialist, at 608-262-1557 amber.rehberg@ces.uwex.edu