4-H Mentoring Weekend 2017: Color Outside the Lines

4-H Mentoring Weekend provides camp-like experience for mentoring matches. Register now for the 2017 event, held July 21-23 in Tustin, Michigan.

Are you a mentor or a mentee in a mentoring program? If so, are you looking for a summer event to participate in with your mentor or mentee? Michigan 4-H Youth Development at Michigan State University Extension has a summer event for you called 4-H Mentoring Weekend. This weekend brings together members of the mentoring community from across Michigan for a weekend of fun, learning, laughter and memories. This event is for all mentoring programs and not just 4-H mentoring programs.

Many youth in mentoring programs have never had a camp-like experience. This weekend provides youth the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with a mentor they trust. Participants enjoy archery, kayaking, stand-up paddle boards, science activities, a Jell-O War, crafts, fitness-inspired workshops and more, all while strengthening their mentoring relationship. 

This year will be the 10th year for 4-H Mentoring Weekend at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, Michigan, and will be July 21-23, 2017. The theme is “Color Outside the Lines.” Participants will learn more about their personalities through Real Colors and activities designed to help them identify their unique identity.

Mentoring programs with mentor-mentee matches who are interested in attending this event may register at 2017 4-H Mentoring Weekend registration.

Many mentees and mentors return to the event annually. When asked why they love the event, mentees say:

  • Meeting new people.
  • Spending time with my mentor.
  • Learning from the sessions.
  • Teamwork.
  • It’s very easy to have fun and learn.
  • The fellowship, love and wonderful smiles from everyone.

Check out the great things that happen at 4-H Mentoring Weekend and learn more about Michigan 4-H Mentoring on the Michigan 4-H Youth Mentoring Facebook page

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