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

State Leadership Conference

2018 California 4-H State Leadership Conference
July 26 - 29, 2018
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

The annual California 4-H State Leadership Conference brings together youth (ages 13-19) from across California for leadership training, networking, and a memorable learning experience.

  • Advanced leadership training

  • Network and share ideas with other 4-H'ers from across the state.

  • Experiential education on leadership development, civic engagement, college admissions and other 4-H project areas.

  • Experience a slice of college life: live in the residence halls, eat in the dining commons, and participate in educational sessions, many of which are taught by University of California faculty and staff.




Registration for 2018 is coming soon!

Watch for a notice in the California 4-H Update newsletter and Deadlines calendar or on social media as soon as registration opens.

Volunteer Opportunities

The California State Leadership Conference (SLC) is a tremendous undertaking organized by a team of dedicated leaders and members. The conference is organized by the State Ambassadors, Adult Advisors and the SLC Planning Committee, but could not be accomplished without help from the Educational Technology Advisory Committee and the SLC Support Group. 


Program Assistants

Program Assistants are 4-H Alumni who help the youth delegates to have the most amazing leadership experience possible. Applications are now available! Apply by March 31.

SLC Workshop Presenter 

Do you have a workshop that you want to present at SLC? Then submit a workshop proposal! Please complete the Workshop Proposal form.

SLC Planning Committee

The entire conference is planned by the SLC Planning Committee - a team of high school-aged 4-H members and adult volunteers. Working in strong youth-adult partnership, they design the educational, recreational and logistical components of the conference. Applications for the 2018 Planning Committee were due Sept 29, 2017.



Chaperone Information

Adult volunteers are key to making this a safe and memorable activity. Having dedicated adult chaperones who commit themselves to the safety and well-being of the youth participants during the entire event (24 hours a day!) is a HUGE commitment. Thank you for considering serving in this capacity.

Please see the Chaperone selection process and requirements

Chaperone applicants: please do not register for the event until you have been notified that you will be a chaperone for this event.


See what you have to look forward to!  

Click the photo below to view the album from the 2017 State Leadership Conference.

2017 State Leadership Conference


The SLC 2017 Afterglow video is shown on the last day, to recap all the fun and learning through the whole conference. The video is produced by the Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC).



Youth at a past SLC share what they like about it. Video created by the 4-H ETAC team.

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