2023 SURGE

Who: 4-H members who have completed the 8th grade.


4-H members who have completed at least the 8th grade at the time of SURGE may participate.  The registration fee covers 3 nights of lodging, all meals, program activities, insurance, curriculum, and T-shirts. The attire is school appropriate (casual). Each evening there is a dance and many kids want to dress up. However, there are kids who wear summer clothes and each night is a theme dance so costumes are permitted.

View the participant letter.

When: June 21-23, 2023

Where: Camp Buckner in Burnet, TX


To prepare teen leaders from the 21 counties in District 8 for leadership roles. These roles might be at the county level, or county committees, or their clubs. The hope is that participants will take information back from SURGE and share it with members back in their counties. SURGE is set up to be enjoyable and fun, but there is work too. Many workshops are set up that will require concentration and serious participation. Speeches are delivered for officer elections. We work and we play. Play time is set up with activities that build team work skills and camaraderie in the district.

How: Contact Hannah ( or Warner ( to turn in your registration packet.

* Hood County will cover half of the registration fee for camp, each Hood County camper will be responsible for $125. Payment can be made in the form of Cash or Check (made payable to Hood County 4-H). Payment and Registration Packet must be turned into the Extension Office (1410 W. Pearl St.) no later than 5PM on Wednesday, May 17th (please note that this is earlier than the district deadline to ensure that our office is able to successfully upload all registrations before the final deadline).

Forms Needed:
Release Forms packet with the following forms:  Medical Authorization and Health Statement forms. Don’t forget that a copy of your insurance card needs to be attached to your release forms packet.  All forms must be completed with the appropriate signatures.

Release Forms

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