MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Virtual Summer Series 2020

May 28, 2020 - August 20, 2020 4 - 5 pm EST

Online via Zoom

Contact: Ellen Koehler

The Tollgate Camp Teen Steward (15-19 yrs) and Tollgate Steward-in-Training (13-14 yrs) positions are teens interested
in gaining experience working with campers in agriculture and natural sciences.

What is a Steward? A steward is a person whose responsibility it is to take care of something. “Farmers pride themselves on being stewards of the countryside.” That’s exactly what our Farm Stewards experience offers - a chance for stewards to enrich, mentor, and lead while gaining valuable leadership and life skills.

This summer, in light of not being able to offer summer camp this year, MSU Tollgate Farm is offering a youth-led staff-moderated 7 session virtual stewards summer series for past and present stewards and stewards-in-training. This will be a safe place to connect as a community and to explore resiliency and growth as youth leaders during this time. 

Virtual sessions will include ice-breaker or team building activity and guest presenters. Led by youth and moderated by staff, sessions will include a door prize and a certificate for those who participate in all seven sessions. 

Once registered, watch your email for a zoom invitation. 

Presenter sessions open to all held Thursdays 4:30 - 5 p.m. EST
Youth-led Tollgate stewards and SITs reunion time 4 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, May 28 Mindfulness as Mental Strength Training 
Thursday, June 11 People Power: Growing in Interpersonal Skills
Thursday, June 25 The Art of Staying Focused: Time Management
Thursday, July 9  The Tollgate Stewards Goose Chase Challenge
Thursday, July 23  Healthy Relationships: Friendship, Boundaries, and Communication
Thursday, August 6   Fun Money: Money Management and YOU
Thursday, August 20   Reducing Stress with Self-Care

Register early to save your space. Registrants are asked to fill out this media release and email it to
Participants under 18 need parental consent to participate in this program.



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