2020 REC LAB // APRIL 24-26 // HOBSON // 
PERFECT VISION FOR THE FUTURE

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. This is an ideal event for younger senior members to attend a state event for the first time and begin to form relationships with 4-H peers form across the state, broadening their own skills and widening their network.  

Rec Lab will be hosted by District 3 in Hobson on April 24-26, 2020. Youth participants must be 13+ as of October 1, 2019 and Adult chaperones must be as least 21 years of age.

  • $75 if registered by March 25 “Early Bird”
  • $100 if registered by April 8 “Regular”
  • $150 if registered by April 21 “Late” t-shirts will not be ordered for late registrants

Registration includes lodging, snacks, meals, t-shirts, workshops (some workshops have a small additional fee), and exciting speakers.

Registration will be completed using 4-HOnline. Please contact your MSU Extension county office for registration information and deadlines. Review the OVER 40 great workshop descriptions!

Start planning your trip to Hobson

image of old grain silio One of the best parts of Rec Lab is traveling to different parts of the state. Hobson is a small town in Judith Basin County and is close to the very center of Montana. Along with other District 3 counties, Teton, Chouteau, Cascade, Fergus and Petroleum, Judith Basin County is excited to host Rec Lab 2020!

Event Details

During registration, participants will be asked to indicate their workshop preferences. Many of the workshops have a limited number of participants and will be filled on a first come, first-serve basis. 

If your delegation does not wish to stay at the school, they will be responsible for making their own lodging arrangements at their own cost. Please remember youth participants need be accompanied by an adult chaperone when staying at the school or in a hotel.  Youth and adult chaperones cannot share the same hotel room. Please refer to state event guidelines for more chaperone information.

All activities will take place at the Hobson Public School, 108 6th Street South in Hobson, MT. Female participants and chaperones and male participants and chaperones will be housed in different areas of the school facilities. All participants will need to bring: * Sleeping bag * Air mattress/pad * Pillow * Towel and other personal items. There are locker room bathroom facilities and public style showers. There will be an adult only shower facility available.

Please contact the Fergus County Extension Office (406) 535-3919 or email Fergus4h@montana.edu if you have any questions about registering for Rec Lab or require any accommodations for this event.

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

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
2021: District 4
2022: District 5
2023: District 6
2024: District 7
2025: District 8
2026: District 1
2027: District 2
2028: District 3