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

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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. 

Register today

Early bird deadline: Nov. 5, 2018

Regular registration deadline: Dec. 3, 2018


Teach a Workshop!

We are looking for 4-H members, adult volunteers, and members of the community interested in presenting an educational workshop at one or more of our 2019 youth summit events.  Workshops should be focused on some aspect of social awareness, be engaging to youth through a mixture of instruction and hand-on learning experiences.  Open the proposal form to learn more! 


2019 Workshop Proposal Form


Deadline: November 5, 2018

Education Platform: Social Awareness

Audience: Intermediate 4-H Members (ages 11-13) 

Workshop Length: 50-60 minutes



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)

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

Tanner Newton | Adult Chair


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

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 18-20, 2019
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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