4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Events & Conferences

4-H events take on a variety of different forms, such as field days, judging, presentation contests, and other educational activities. These educational events serve a variety of functions, including:

  • allowing members a place to showcase their work and receive feedback
  • an introduction to new topics and opportunity to learn new skills
  • reinforce the learning cycle and allow members to apply knowledge gained in 4-H projects


Please see the 4-H Calendar page for the current events scheduled and registration/application deadlines.


California 4-H State Field Day

California 4-H State Field Day is the largest and most comprehensive educational event for 4-H members and volunteers.

STEM and Animal Science Events

Shooting Sports Workshops
4-H National Youth Science Day is the world's largest youth-led science experiment.
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State Horse Field Day
Livestock Quiz Bowl is open to both 4-H and FFA members. It is designed to test each team's knowledge on a variety of livestock related topics.
The Animal Science Symposium is a train-the-trainer professional development conference with educational sessions on animal welfare and animal health.

Citizenship Events

Citizenship Washington Focus is an educational conference for youth ages 15 to 19.
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Citizenship Washington Focus will be bringing a delegation to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.
National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H Citizenship, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and
Leadership Washington Focus is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7 through 9.

Healthy Living Events

At the Mindfulness Retreat, increase and gain personal skills in leading a healthy lifestyle and to be a healthy advocate in your community.
In the spirit of color runs, Color Me Green 5K Runs refer to the green powder splashed on finishers, or runners can wear green in support of 4-H.
Healthy Living Event Checklist


Chaperone Information for overnight 4-H trips.

Gift Certificate Program

Skills Development Conferences for Volunteers and Leaders

4-H conferences, typically several days in length, allow members and volunteers to develop skills, learn about new opportunities and share with others. Conferences create an engaging environment and are usually characterized by workshops and organized social events.

The State Leaders' Forum provides a weekend retreat for 4-H volunteers across California to gather for networking, education, relaxation, and fun.

Filled with enlightening workshops, engaging activities, and new ideas, this 3-day getaway is a great opportunity to improve your camping programs and

The annual 4-H State Leadership Conference brings together youth from across California for a four-day leadership training, networking, and learning e

Western Region Leaders' Forum


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