High Desert Leadership Retreat

High Desert Leadership Retreat

The High Desert Leadership Retreat is an annual youth conference held over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.  During the four-days, youth from through out Central Oregon gather at the Eagle Crest Resort to challenge their minds and bodies by engaging in skill building and asset development.

Whether learning about character education, conflict resolution, mentoring, college preparation, healthy lifestyles, cultural diversity, program planning, presentations, public speaking,or even rubbing shoulders with elected officials, youth in 7th through 12th grades participate in hands-on activities, workshops and seminars designed to enhance their capabilities, in school, at home, on the job and in life. 

Register your 4-Her or non 4-Her for this popular leadership skill building program.  The mixture of educational programs, recreational activities, and living experiences provides memories and friendships that will last a life time.

Limited space, so don't delay your registration your youth today.


Located just a few miles west of Redmond, Oregon, the Resort at Eagle crest hosts an abundance of amenities ideal for the retreat.  participants are housed in a s mall community of condominiums a short distance from the conference centers.  Each living group is chaperoned.  Nutritional meals are prepared by participants in their houses under the watchful eyes of an adult volunteer.


The 4-H Faculty and Staff of the Central Oregon 4-H program have been planning and conducting the retreat since 1994.  As professionals in youth development, the priority is to provide a learning environment that is healthy and safe.


This low cost youth leadership retreat is made possible through generous donations, grants, and fees.  A certain portion of the registration fee is non-refundable. 


My Child does not belong to 4-H, can they come?
    Yes, Non 4-Hers are welcomed.

Will I get more info after I register my child(ren)?
   Follow up information will be sent to families about one week before the retreat.

Do I have to pay the entire fee now?
   A $50 Non-refundable deposit is all it takes to save your space. 

Are scholarships available?
   Some county 4-H leaders' Associations or similar organizations provide partial scholarships for enrolled members.