Consent to Stay Overnight at a Michigan 4-H Event with Participants and Volunteers Age 18 and Older

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January 1, 2022 - Author:

This form is to be used by parents and/or guardians to grant permission for a youth participant to stay overnight following the MSU Extension overnight guidelines with a specified adult volunteer or 18–20-year-old 4-H participant for the duration of the youth program.

Michigan 4-H Overnight Housing Policy

The overnight housing policy was developed for the safety and well-being of both youth and adults involved with Michigan 4-H. This mandatory policy applies to any Michigan 4-H-sponsored state, regional, multi-county, county, or club-level overnight event where adults are housed with or share bathrooms with unrelated youth. Adults will not share a residential bathroom and/or be housed with a youth participant, with a few exceptions listed below.

  • Exception 1: An adult participant may be housed with a related youth participant if a parent/guardian has provided written consent to the event coordinator; related is defined as immediate family members, including parents/guardians, grandparents, and siblings.
  • Exception 2: An adult participant may stay with or share a bathroom with an unrelated youth participant if a parent/guardian has provided written consent to the event coordinator.
  • Exception 3: Youth participants under age 18 may request to be housed with youth participants age 18 - 20 as long as a parent/guardian has provided written consent to the event coordinator.

 

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