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4-H Snow Camp

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Snow Camp 2018

Register by

December 15th 

Snow Camp On-Line Registration


Special Note to San Benito County 4-H Families:

The 4-H San Benito County Council will NOT be paying your snow camp registration.  Your family will be responsible for the snow camp registration fees. 

Hosted by:

Santa Cruz County 4-H Snow Camp Committee 

Join 4-Her's from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties, February 16th to 20th at 4-H Snow Camp.

4-H Snow Camp is a semi-structured, family-oriented winter camp. Spend the weekend at 4-H Snow Camp at South Shore Lake Tahoe, at Nevada 4-H Camp located at the bottom of Kingsbury Grade, in Stateline, Nevada.

4-H Snow Camp : 

  • Cost: $150.00 per adult or member and siblings under 5 are free
  • Cost Includes: 4 days, 3 nights lodging and meals at Nevada 4-H Camp in Stateline, Nevada
  • Check in: 2:00pm-9:00pm Friday
  • Check out: 9:00am Monday with a sack lunch for the ride home.
  • Hot Breakfast, packed Lunch, Dinner 
  • Heated Mess Hall
  • Heated Cabins 
  • Daytime advantages and activities you may participate in on your own:
    • Ski and snowboarding at Heavenly Valley
    • Ice Skating, rock climbing in town at the main shopping mall
    • Sled at nearby hills
    • Build a snowman at camp
    • Sled run
    • Play board games and card games in mess hall 
    • Craft actives in mess hall 
    • Only friendly snowball fights in designated roped off areas. All 4-H members and families entering this designed area agree to play a friendly snowball game! Remember to respect each other. 

Come back to camp for hot cocoa, dinner and evening activities. Heated cabins and hot showers, too!


Camp does not provide linens or bedding – make sure to bring sleeping bags, pillows and towels.

Campers encouraged to bring a box of hot cocoa, tea or cider packets and a dozen cookies to share.

*Attendance at snow camp is a privilege. All adults must have attended on-line leader orientation training and have been fingerprinted prior to attending camp. Campers MUST be in good standing in their clubs and MUST abide by the 4-H Code of Conduct while at Snow Camp.

All children under the age of 5 attending 4-H snow camp are NOT covered by the 4-H insurance, since they are not registered 4-H members.  You must be a register 4-H adult leader or member to be covered by 4-H insurance.

Register on line at: Snow Camp On-Line Registration

Please make checks payable to:

Santa Cruz County 4-H, put “snow camp” on the memo line.

Mail Registration form by December 15 to:

4-H Snow Camp 2018

c/o Diane Sampson

7 Cutter Cove, Watsonville, CA. 95076


Camp chores will include restroom, cabin and common area cleanup. Chores will be assigned by random drawing upon arrival at camp on Friday night. 

4-H membership registration forms, medical release and code of conduct forms are available at under 4-H Enrollment Forms.

See you there! E mail Diane Sampson… or Julie Katawicz... for more information. 


Directions… take 680, 101 and 80 to Hwy 50  in Sacramento. Go East on Hwy 50 up over the Sierras to Lake Tahoe. 104 miles from Sacramento, turn left onto the lake shore part of Hwy 50 and continue on to Nevada. Turn left on 4-H Camp Road, right after the Golf Course. 256 miles, 4 hours, 38 minutes.

Western Regional Leaders Forum

California is home to the 2018 Western Region Leaders' Forum!

March 1-4, 2018 in San Diego, CA.

The Western Region Leaders' Forum (WRLF) is a leadership conference for volunteers and staff of the 4-H Western Region. The 13 states in the region are Alaska, Alberta, (Canada) Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.


Early Birds click to register!

Fees increase on Jan. 16 and again on Feb. 14. 




Camping Conference - Leader & Senior Members

4-H Camping Conference

Attention camp directors, youth leadership team, camp volunteers and 4-H staff members!* It's time for the

2018 California 4-H Camping Conference
April 6 - 8, 2018
Redwood Glen Camp
100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar, CA 94021 650-879-0320

The 2018 California 4-H Camping Conference brings together the adults and teen leaders who help plan and administer camping programs across California in a weekend of hands-on training, networking, and learning experiences.

The California 4-H Camping Conference is held every other year. Don't miss this great learning opportunity to make the best camps better!

*You do not have to be part of a 4-H Camp to participate. Please contact Marianne Bird at if you are not a current 4-H member or volunteer.




Guest Speaker: John Jorgenson


John Jorgenson, director at Camp Tawingo
John Jorgenson is a Director at Camp Tawingo in Ontario, Canada. Camp Tawingo was founded in 1961 and comprises a summer camp, outdoor center, private school, and camping publications.


John has provided leadership nationally and internationally for over 40 years, at professional conferences, in publications and through workshops. John is President of the International Campting Fellowship - a worldwide organization dedicated to bringing together the world of outdoor experience. He has presented to camping and outdoor education groups across the United States, Canada, Australia, Greece, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Nigeria, Colombia, Mongolia, Turkey, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Conference Workshops

  • Camp is for the camper!
  • Camp health and safety compliance
  • When stuff hits the fan...
  • Leading great campfires
  • The benefits of ACA accreditation
  • Building, evaluating and recognizing your camp staff
  • Improving your camp through evaluation
  • Camp activities with a science twist

Archery Certification

A training course for the 4-H archery discipline will be offered as a workshop at the 2018 California 4-H Camping Conference. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified as archery volunteers and can instruct archery club projects and camp programs. Please note that the certification course will require attendance for two days so you will not be able to participate in other conference workshops.

Register for the archery course when you register for the conference. Early registration is due by February 15, 2018. Regular registration is from February 16 to March 23, 2018. Registration includes meals, lodging, and course materials.

For more information about registering for the archery course, please contact John Borba at (661) 828-6216 or email: 


Register Online Now

Registration fees include meals, lodging, and all conference materials. The conference begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday after dinner, ending after lunch on Sunday.

Early Bird Registration - by February 15, 2018

Camping Conference Registration
$160.00 check or $166.40 credit card (4% processing fee)

Camping Conference plus Archery Course ($35)
$195.00 check or $202.80 credit card (4% processing fee)


Registration - February 16-March 23, 2018

Camping Conference Registration
$185.00 check or $192.40 credit card (4% processing fee)

Camping Conference plus Archery Course ($35)
$220.00 check or $228.80 credit card (4% processing fee)


Check payments

Make checks payable to UC REGENTS

ATTN: Camping Conference 2018
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
CA State 4-H Office
2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618-7774


Online Registration

Early Bird - by February 15

Registration - February 16 - March 23

National 4-H Delegates

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National 4-H Conference 2018
April 7-14, 2018
National 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD

 Apply to be a California 4-H Delegate


Citizen Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus


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Citizenship Washington Focus is an educational conference for youth ages 15 to 19. Delegates must be at least 15 years of age by time of travel to participate. Hosted at the National 4-H Center near Washington, D.C, it gives youth the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need in order to become outstanding leaders.

Through tours in the living classroom of Washington, D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, youth will learn about the history of our nation, the leaders who have shaped it, and how they can apply their enhanced leadership and citizenship skills to issues in their own community.



2018 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference


Save the Date


June 16-23, 2018 (Conference Only)   $2,949

This 8-day trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn how our national government works.  Trip includes a pre-conference day of site seeing plus attendance at National 4-H’s Citizenship Washington Focus Conference which includes touring many of the major sites in the National Mall.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 

June 16-26, 2018 (Conference & Extended Trip to Gettysburg, Philadelphia & Baltimore) $3,800

This 11-day trip includes the above conference only package plus 4 extra days of educational tours of Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 




The CA 4-H Gift Certificate Program is a great way for family and friends to contribute to the cost of your trip. Check out the details here.   

Interested in being a Chaperone for this trip?

If you are interested in chaperoning for the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus trip, please visit the Chaperone Information page and follow the process to be considered for this important role.  


2018 Citizenship Washington Focus Information


Thank you for setting up your congressional appointments and recording them here. Please fill this out completely as this information will be sent to National 4-H to help us coordinate transportation to the appointments.  

 Click Here to record your congressional appointment.


Delegates for Washington Focus events are able to utilize the new skills they have learned by carrying out a plan of action in their local community. Each delegate will carry out a pre-approved service learning project and complete a 4-H Delivers story upon completion of their service learning project. Tools to help youth and volunteer leaders in planning and implementing a plan are: 

Your pre-approval will need to be submitted, approved and project complete before December 31 of the year you participate in a Washington Focus trip. Once you've identified your issue and begun your planning, complete your pre-approval application and submit it.

It is highly recommended that you use the Service Learning Planning Guide to aid in your planning process. Your 4-H Delivers story will need to be submitted before certificates of completion and pins are awarded. 


CWF Timeline:

12/4/17   Chaperone Applications Due

12/17/17 Final day to register and pay deposit (spots may fill up before this date)

12/22/17 Chaperone’s Notified

12/18-31/17 Chaperone Registration open

1/30/18  Orientation Webinar #1-6:30pm-8pm

2/27/18 Chaperone Orientation Webinar 7pm-9pm

3/2/18 Installment Payment due

3/20/18 Orientation Webinar #2-6:30pm-8pm

  • Congressional Appointment Procedures

4/16/18 Final Payment Due

5/22/18 Orientation Webinar #3-6:30-8pm

  • Travel Schedules & Procedures


This trip is coordinated through the CA State 4-H Office. For more information, please contact 

California Focus

California Focus

A Unique Citizenship Educational Experience!
June 22-26, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza- Sacramento

Registration opening in February 2018

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Cal Focus 2015 group

Experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities. 

For More Information:

4-H State Field Day

NEW date this year!

Saturday, June 2, 2018


 For More Information: 


State Field Day 2018 Logo by Ashley Rosilez, Cerro Alto 4-H Club, San Luis Obispo County
State Field Day 2018 Logo by Ashley Rosilez, Cerro Alto 4-H Club, San Luis Obispo County


Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00am - 6:00pm
University of California, Davis - West Quad

  • For more information, please contact
  • Event Coordinator: DeAnn Tenhunfeld, 530-750-1340.
  • Each contest also has their own specific coordinator.

About California 4-H State Field Day

The annual California 4-H State Field Day is the largest and most comprehensive educational event for 4-H youth members and 4-H volunteer educators. Since 2002, 4-H'ers from throughout the state have come together to compete at the state level for various competitions. This family-friendly event is for all ages to participate. 

Each contest and activity is coordinated by 4-H volunteers and youth. Event coordination and facility support is provided by the State 4-H Office.

The goal of the event is to provide a culminating experience for 4-H members in their year-long 4-H education in public speaking, textiles, plant sciences, photography, interview skills, and entomology.




4-H Horse Classic

4-H Horse Classic


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California 4-H State Horse Classic
Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA
June 27 - July 1, 2018

Leadership Washington Focus

Leadership Washington Focus


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2018 4-H Leadership Washington Focus Conference
July 15- July 20, 2018
National 4-H Conference Center
Chevy Chase, MD

Registration is now open! Register Online


About Leadership Washington Focus (LWF)




Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a National 4-H leadership conference for youth ages 12-14.Youth can exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ers from across the nation. 

Who can attend

Youth ages 12 to 14. Delegates must be at least 12 years of age by time of travel to participate. You do not have to be a current 4-H member to participate. Please contact us at if you are not a current 4-H member.

Adult chaperones - please see the Chaperone information below.

About the trip and Conference

This 5-day trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn life-changing leadership skills in a conference setting. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.

At this conference 4-H delegates will:

  • Build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action
  • Practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking
  • Work with others to create and accomplish goals
  • Develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Participants are immersed in the culture and history of our nation through on-site workshops at D.C.’s most spectacular sights.

Destinations include, but are not limited to:

  • The White House and Lafayette Park
  • Ford's Theatre
  • The National Archives
  • Presidential and war monuments and memorials
  • Smithsonian museums
  • and more!

For more information

This trip is coordinated through the CA State 4-H Office. For more information, please contact 


Trip package

$2,200 per person, includes:

  • National 4-H’s Leadership Washington Focus Conference
  • Round trip airfare
  • Lodging at the National 4-H Conference Center
  • Most meals during the trip
  • Access to the tour sites
  • Transportation during the program
  • Souvenir pack including: LWF bag, LWF t-shirt, and LWF water bottle

Link to Online Registration

Registration and deposit deadline: December 17, 2017*
*Space is limited this year - spots may fill up before the deadline

Please see the Information for Delegates for the full timeline of payment dates and required webinars to participate in this trip.


Interested in being a Chaperone for this trip?

If you are interested in being a chaperone for the 2018 Leadership Washington Focus trip, please visit the Chaperone Information pageand follow the process to be considered for this important role.

Timeline for Chaperones

12/4/17   Chaperone Applications Due

12/22/17 Chaperones notified

12/18/17 to 12/31/17  Chaperone Registration open

2/6/18  Orientation Webinar 6:30pm-8pm

2/27/18 Chaperone Orientation Webinar 7pm-9pm

5/8/18 Travel Schedules & Procedures webinar  6:30-8pm

Add the webinar dates in bold to your calendar so you don't miss them! You will be notified of the login prior to the webinars.


Information for delegates

After you are confirmed as a California 4-H delegate, please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Timeline for delegates

12/17/17 Final day to register and pay deposit (spots may fill up before this date)

2/6/18  Orientation Webinar 6:30pm-8pm

3/2/18 Installment Payment due

4/30/18 Final Payment Due

5/8/18 Travel Schedules & Procedures Webinar 6:30-8pm

Parade Insurance Form


Completed the following float forms and provide copies: 

  • Parade Insurance Form - Attachment D
  • Driver of float, trailer, and/or vehicle
  • Owner of vehicle (if different than driver) 
  • Driver’s license,
  • Insurance
  • Vehicle and/or trailer registrations
  • Completed parade registration form – see note below

If your 4-H club is only walking in the parade turn in the parade registration form to the 4-H office.

Leaders/ Adults must submit all paperwork at least 3 weeks prior to parade.  The 4-H office will process your request for 4-H insurance through the UCANR.  Your 4-H club must have 4-H insurance in place to participate in the parade.  All forms are to be submitted to 4-H office by email or in person.

 Note: Volunteers cannot sign a contract on behalf of the University.  They can register for the event, but all documents requiring a release of liability needs to come to the office for a signature by the County Director.

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