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

4-H Camping Conference

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

2020 California 4-H Camping Conference
April 3 - 5, 2020
Sly Park Environmental Education Center
5600 Sly Park Road - Pollock Pines, CA 


The 2020 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 mbird@ucanr.edu if you are not a current 4-H member or volunteer.


What you can expect: 2018 blog posts

  • Forest Ecology + Field Skills + Camp = An Amazing Experience!

    How Big is Your Tree?

    As a 4-H leader participating in the 2018 California 4-H Camping Conference, you can sign up for one, two or three sessions of the Project Learning Tree (PLT) Camp Conference Track to: Explore current issues Investigate as a forester Engage in field...

  • A great line-up at the 2018 California 4-H Camping Conference

    Discover what makes a really awesome campfire...and plan one yourself!

    Every two years, volunteers, youth and staff gather to learn, explore, and connect at the California 4-H Camping Conference. This year it will be held April 6-8 at Camp Redwood Glen in San Mateo County. The gathering has become an anticipated high-point...

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 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. 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: jaborba@ucanr.edu 

If you want to offer archery at camp, send someone to be certified!

Registration opening soon

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.

Registration can be paid online with a credit card or by check.


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

Spread the word

Download and share the brochure to promote the California 4-H Camping Conference in your area! 


Camp Activities with a Science Twist cover

Camp Activities with a Science Twist

STEM activities are some of the most popular camp activities, appealing to both campers and their parents as an interactive and fun way to learn STEM concepts. This curriculum is for all kinds of camps - it is not limited to 4-H Camps.

Exclusive for Attendees

Copies will be available at the conference for $25.00, $4.95 off the regular price.

Campfire Cooking - Cropped

Drawing on Floor

Hugging Circle




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