For 12 years, the University of Georgia has partnered with first Air Force Reserve Command and most recently with the Air Force Services Center to host the Air Force Teen Leadership Summits.  We are sorry to share that the University of Georgia will not be involved with the Air Force Teen Leadership Summits in 2020.

 

Air Force Reserve Command reached out to Georgia 4-H in 2008 and developed that first camp in less than three months to provide programming exclusively to Guard and Reserve component youth.  This year, the Air Force Services Center separated out the requests for proposals into three separate camp contracts.  The University of Georgia offered a strong proposal balancing a wise use of public resources with the requirement to cover all costs with the ambiguity of the request.  As a state government entity, the University of Georgia must cover all costs for these camps.

At this time, the University of Georgia does not have information regarding the 2020 locations, dates, or application timeframe.  We’d encourage you to reach out to the Air Force Services Center for the most up-to-date information.

 

Our guard and reserve colleagues should receive application updates through their respective Force Support Squadron and Airman & Family Readiness Centers as our active component does.

 

For our long-term volunteers and families, thank you for your trust.  Thank you for your continued service and dedication to a program of which we have been honored to be a part.  Should the University of Georgia be included in information from the Air Force Services Center, we will share that with our interested volunteers.  At this time, we do not know if and when they will seek military-connected volunteers.

 

The University of Georgia plans to host two camps for military dependents that developed from the AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summits.  These camps will be located at

  • Wahsega 4-H Center – Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit – June 14-19, 2020
  • Jekyll Island 4-H Center – Islands Teen Leadership Summit – July 12-17, 2020

 

Funding for these two camps comes from Purdue University through a partnership between OSD-Military Family & Community Policy and USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  We are awaiting funding to be released from USDA and we will be able to fully advertise and promote these two opportunities as well as other Military Teen Adventure Camps through Purdue University.  Registration information will be available at https://www.georgia4h.org/militarycamp/

 

Again, we cannot thank each of you enough for the trust you had in us over the past 12 years.  It indeed has been an honor to serve Air Force families.