As 4-H evolves to include a wide breadth of youths' modern interests, innovative educational opportunities and evaluation practices become necessary. Horsemanship and safety-based horse camps were created in response to a statewide challenge to develop competitive 4-H members and retain those members as they approach adolescence. This article addresses the development, implementation, and review of Arkansas's horse 4-H camps. The article content includes a practical example of Kirkpatrick's evaluation model and a description of how a goal-based evaluation led to planned program modifications.
Kurtzo, F., Edgar, L. D., Graham, D. L., & Russell, M. (2017). Straight from the Horse(man)'s Mouth: Innovative 4-H Camps. Journal of Extension, 55(5), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss5/18