Before Conference, all Leadership Team members must attend a two-day overnight retreat at the 4-H Center in Little Rock, Arkansas (February 13-14, 2023). Students must be accompanied by an adult, whether it is the facilitator, parent, or another chaperone.
This retreat is vital for training and team building, and team members must commit to full participation. By submitting the application and Facilitator Nomination Form, both the student and facilitator acknowledge that this training is required and will plan for the student to attend the entire retreat.
The 4-H Center offers a special rate to EAST guests, which includes a sleeping room, all-day beverage service and four meals (Monday lunch & dinner, Tuesday breakfast & lunch).
- Student Triple Occupancy Rooms - $145
- Student Double Occupancy Rooms - $165
- Student Single Occupancy Rooms - $185
- Adult Triple Occupancy Rooms - $170
- Adult Double Occupancy Rooms - $190
- Adult Single Occupancy Rooms - $210
Please note that students and chaperones may request roommates, and EAST will do its best to fulfill those requests.
Room preferences/rates must be submitted by Friday, January 20. Requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the name, room preference/rate, and desired roommate (if applicable) for both students AND chaperones. Invoices will be sent by Monday, January 23.
Final payment OR communication of payment status is due by Monday, February 13.
Students who live outside the state of Arkansas are encouraged to apply for a Leadership Team position even if they cannot attend the retreat. In this case, the Events Team, facilitator and student will work around the Leadership Team Retreat requirement if selected for the team.