This event provides an opportunity for youth and adults to enhance their leadership, communication and team building skills in an action packed and interactive setting. Rec Lab programming is designed to provide participants with tips and tricks for being a better club, camp and community leader.

Rec Lab will be hosted by District 2 in Chester on March 22-24, 2019.Youth participants must be 13+ as of October 1, 2018 and Adult chaperones must be as least 21 years of age.

Registration Details:

Registration for this event is completed in 4honline. Please use the worksheet to help in collecting workshop information. The registration fee is $100 until February 15th ($125 February 16 to March 1). Registration will not be accepted after March 1.  Complete registration information coming in December.

Participants will be housed at the Chester High School and should bring: sleeping bag, air mattress or sleeping pad, towel and other personal items. If you do not wish to stay at the school you will be responsible for making your own lodging arrangements at your own cost.  YOUTH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT CHAPERONE.

Contact your MSU County Extension office for information how to register for this event.

Service Project

There are so many ways you can grow into great leaders and we want you to investigate all of the possibilities! Rec Lab will help you develop your investigative skills, learn how to crack the code of leadership, discover some trade secrets, and be an accomplice to personal development. But well-rounded detectives don’t just help themselves! For our community service project, we would like each district to assemble 50 of the following travel-sized items and bring them to Rec Lab to be assembled into Blessing Bags at Rec Lab to help the less fortunate in our community:

  • District 1. – Shampoo & Conditioner
  • District 2. - Soap
  • District 3. – Comb/hairbrush
  • District 4. – Kleenex/Wet Wipes
  • District 5. – Hand Sanitizer
  • District 6.- Deodorant
  • District 7. - Toothbrush
  • District 8. – Toothpaste

Future Rec Lab locations

By rotating around the state and hosted by a 4-H district each year, this event also provides youth and volunteers an opportunity to travel and  experience locations that may be very different from their home county. The camp-like atmosphere and hands on activity allows for a fun and laid back weekend to create lasting memories.

download the Montana 4-H District map
2020: District 3
2021: District 4
2022: District 5
2023: District 6
2024: District 7
2025: District 8