4-H High Adventure Program

The 4-H High Adventure Program is new to 4-H and started in January 2014 in Davis County. Youth ages 12 to 18 will participate in activities such as ice fishing, summer fishing trips, snowshoeing, summer and winter hikes, summer campouts throughout Utah, outdoor survival training, GPS training, and conduct trail restoration service projects in the mountains of Davis County. Youth participating in this program must be well disciplined, in good physical condition, committed to the program, and willing to follow instructions. This program has limited enrollment. Please contact Justen Smith at (801) 451-3413 or justen.smith@usu.edu for more information.

4-H High Adventure Schedule 2015

Ice Fishing  (January)

Date: Saturday, January 17th
Time: All participants meet in the Farmington Courthouse parking lot at 6:00 am. We will then take 2 or 3 vehicles to transport everyone to either Mantua or Strawberry Reservoir (depends on ice conditions)
Location: 
Mantua or Strawberry Reservoir (depending on ice conditions)
What to bring: Dress warm and bring a sack lunch, snacks, and at least 2 bottles of water. Plan on being gone at least 5 hours. Most importantly bring your fishing license. If you have your own ice fishing pole and tackle please bring these, if not there is extra gear.

Winter Hike (March)

Date: Saturday, March 21st
Time:  Plan on leaving around 10 a.m. We will meet at the Farmington Courthouse parking lot first then depart. 
Location: Davis Creek Trail (above Farmington). We will be hiking to Pretty Valley, looping through Christmas Meadows, and coming back down Davis Creek Trail. Plan on being gone at least 4 hours.
What to bring:  Adequate clothing depending on the weather. Good hiking shoes/boots, plenty of water (at least 3 bottles), sack lunch, and snacks. 

Skull Valley Camping Trip- West Desert (May)

Date: Friday and Saturday, May 22nd and 23rd
Time: All participants meet in the Farmington Courthouse parking lot at 3 pm. We will then take 2 or 3 vehicles to transport everyone to the campsite.
Location: White cliffs in Skull Valley (Tooele County)
Activity Description:
Friday we will set up camp and do some dutch oven cooking and short exploration hikes. On Saturday we will hike, rock climb, and have an archery competition. 

What to bring: 
Tent, sleeping bag, pad, camping gear, good hiking shoes/boots, change of clothes, snacks. I will provide dinner for everyone Friday night but everyone should bring something for breakfast Saturday morning. Bring plenty of water.

PLEASE NOTE
: If some of you don’t have camping gear such as tents, sleeping bags, pads, etc. please let me know. I have plenty of extra gear.

High Adventure Camping Trip- Strawberry Reservoir (July)


Date: ThursdayFridaySaturdayJuly 30th, 31st, and August 1st 

Time: All participants meet in the Farmington Courthouse parking lot at 10:00 am on Thursday, Jun. 

Location: Strawberry Reservoir, Wasatch County. 

Activity Description:
 Our group will go canoeing, fishing, hiking, and have wonderful dutch oven meals.  Strawberry reservoir offers some of the best fishing in Utah.

What to bring: Tent, sleeping bag, pad, camping gear, good hiking shoes/boots, flashlight, clothes for 3 days, warm clothing (it gets cold at nights), rain jacket/pants (I have extra if you don’t have rain gear), snacks/drinks. I will provide breakfast and dinner for everyone on Friday. All other meals will be on your own. Bring fishing poles and tackle if you have it. If you donI will have this equipment available. I will also bring bait (worms and some power bait) but if you want more variety please bring your own. PLEASE NOTE: If some of you don’t have camping gear such as tents, sleeping bags, pads, etc. please let me know. I have plenty of extra gear.