Responsibilities & Procedures
The 4-H Exploration Days Handbook includes the Michigan 4-H Youth Code of Conduct and 4-H Exploration Days Rules. All participants, volunteers and staff members are expected to abide by the code of conduct, the event rules and all other MSU regulations in order to attend this program. Everyone involved in this program must sign an agreement stating they’ve read, understand and agree to the Michigan 4-H Code of Conduct and program rules in order to be allowed to participate in the program.
Responsibilities and procedures follow for 4-H Exploration Days youth and adult participants as well as for adult chaperones, county conference assistants, head conference assistants, session instructors and helpers, county field staff, and hosts.
All youth should have either a full session assignment or two half session assignments before they arrive to Exploration Days. It is very important that all youth pick their own session choices during registration to eliminate the need for session changes at the event. Eight different choices should be listed on each participant’s registration form.
4-H Exploration Days teaches responsibility, not as a burden, but as a sense of connection and empowerment. All youth and adult participants must abide by the Code of Conduct. This is required for participation at 4-H Exploration Days. Please sign and return the form given in the back of the 4-H Exploration Days registration book as directed.
- Chaperones County Conference Assistants (CCAs)
- Head Conference Assistants (HCAs)
- Session Instructors
- Session Helpers
- County Field Staff
- Volunteer Code of Conduct Authorization Form
Overall Event Procedures
- Check-In Information
- 4-H Information Centers
- General Headquarters
- Youth/Chaperone Huddles
- Bed Checks
- Guide lines for Handling Behavior Problems
- Health Care & Emergencies
- Check-Out Information
For more information on 4-H Exploration Days, contact:
Laura Potter-Niesen, Educational Programs Events Coordinator
4-H Youth Development
Michigan State University Extension
160 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039