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Virginia 4-H/Dominican Republic Program openings available

From Carol Nansel, Shenandoah Co. 4-H Agent:
The Virginia 4-H/Dominican Republic Program has two “at-large” openings available for interested high school age 4-H members to join the group from Shenandoah and Alleghany counties on the program this year.  The 4-H group will travel to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, during the week of July 17-24, 2018 to conduct a 4-H Day Camp in partnership with Dominican teens, conduct Service Projects in the local villages and  experience the local food and culture.  This program is in its thirteenth year under the leadership of 4-H Agents Carol Nansel and Christine Hodges.

At least two Virginia 4-H members will be selected for this program based on an application and a reference letter from their 4-H agent. Spanish language skills are nice to have, but not required.  Teens who have 4-H camp counselor skills are encouraged to apply.  If additional openings are available, more than two Virginia 4-H’ers may be selected to participate.

For more information, and to read blogs from previous years participants, go to this webpage:  https://shenandoah.ext.vt.edu/programs/4h-international.html  Click on Dominican Republic Program.

To apply, return the attached application, along with a reference letter from the participant’s 4-H Agent, to Carol Nansel, at the address below (NOTE: Please email Karrin for a copy of the application).  Electronic or regular mail will be fine.  Deadline is April 23.  DO NOT send money yet.  If the delegate is accepted, more instructions will be sent about sending the $800 deposit.  Final payment will be due before the trip departure date, so there will be time to conduct fundraising activities in the unit if necessary. 

If you have specific questions about the program, feel free to contact me, or Christine Hodges (Alleghany Co.).

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Shenandoah County Office
600 North Main Street, Suite 100
Woodstock, VA  22664
Phone:  540-459-6140

Email:   cnansel@vt.edu

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