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

California 4-H Youth Summits

The California 4-H Management Board is proud to host the California 4-H Youth Summits. Youth summits are three-day weekend leadership conferences hosted in four locations around the state. Youth can attend any of the four summits, not just the one hosted in their area. These leadership development events are for ages 11-19, depending on the Summit; see descriptions below. Note: Ages for all Summits are age by 12/31/2018.

Theme: Bee the Change!

The planning team of youth and adults are putting together educational content in the area of social awareness, with the theme "Bee the Change!" Youth will have their choice of multiple workshops to attend within this educational theme. 

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Early bird deadline: Nov. 5, 2018

Regular registration deadline: EXTENDED to January 2, 2019


2020 Youth Summit Planning Teams

Apply to join one of the Youth Summit Planning Teams!  Most youth choose to apply for the one in their area (map of areas here) because it is closest to them, but you can join any of the four planning teams regardless of where you live.  You must be a senior 4-H member, attend the planning team weekend retreat, all planning meetings, and be self motivated to complete assigned tasks.  More detail in the application.  Application due March 15, 2019.




Save the Date!  Youth Summit Planning Team Retreat
April 5-7, 2019 | UC Merced Yosemite Field Station


February 1-3, 2019
Sly Park Environmental Education Center
Pollock Pines, CA (map)

Ages: 11-16 year olds can register as participants.

Content is focused on those beginning their leadership journey (ages 11-13)

See the schedule.

Shannon Kane | Adult Chair

Ryan Cleland | Northern Area Director


January 25-27, 2019
Wonder Valley Ranch 
Sanger, CA (map)

Age: 11-14 year olds can register as participants

See the schedule.

Tanner Newton | Adult Chair


January 18-20, 2019
Walker Creek Ranch
Petaluma, CA (map)

See the schedule.

Age: 11-13 year olds can register as participants; 14-19 year olds can register as facilitators. Facilitators are older youth who attend the full Summit alongside younger participants and have a hands-on leadership role there. The facilitator role is similar to being staff or a cabin head.

Ethan Ho | Bay/Coast Area Director



January 17-19, 2020
Pathfinder Ranch
Mountain Center, CA (map

Ages: 11-19 year olds can register as participants

Content is designed for ages 11-13.

Kelly | Adult Chair

John Trammell | Southern Area Director

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