The group pulled out of Russellville on the 6th and headed North toward Paoli. After a three-hour drive, the caravan reached Wilstem Guest Ranch in French Lick, Ind. The fun began with team work and leadership activities. The youth got to know each other and settled in for a weekend of "4-H family" living.
Saturday came early, with excitement and anxiety in the air about hitting the slopes. After a delicious breakfast, the group headed for Paoli Peaks and hit the slopes for a day of skiing and snowboarding. The weather was outstanding with over 4 feet of snow on every slope due to heavy amounts of snow received this winter in Southern Indiana.
Members of the Logan County 4-H Teen Council who attended the weekend trip were: Leighann Ayers, Stephanie Johnson, Rachel Brummet, and Cody Amos.
The 4-H Leadership Ski Retreat is an annual event for 4-H teens. It's one of the favorite retreats for teenagers.
"Staying together in the lodge all weekend was a lot of fun and made me feel like I was a part of a 4-H family" said 8th grade 4-H member Stephanie Moore. "The skiing was awesome! It was hard at first, but I finally got the hang of it!"
Teen programs offer many more exciting opportunities to develop character, leadership, teamwork and self-esteem. From the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference to the area 4-H Teen Retreat, the teens get to know others from all over the state of Kentucky and begin to discover their full leadership potential.
Join in on the fun and learning by attending the next 4-H Teen Council monthly meeting on April 2 in Russellville at the Extension Office from 3:15 - 4 p.m. each first Thursday of the month. Any teen in grades 8 through 12 is invited to attend and take part in the teen activities.