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

4-H Camps

4-H Day and Resident Camp Requirements during COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures must be taken to ensure the health and safety of those involved in 4-H day and resident camp programs across the state.

These measures reach beyond the existing policies and procedures contained in the 4-H Camp Safety Guidebook and the 4-H Camp Emergency Plan.

Camp will look different this year (and that’s okay)


Presentation (6/18/2020) - Day and Resident Camp Requirements (PDF) - Presented on June 18, 2020, this presentation gives on overview of the requirements for 4-H day and resident camps

Additional Guidance for Operating 4-H Resident Camps during COVID-19 (PDF) - This document was adapted from the American Camp Association’s Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance.

CDC Camp Decision Tree (PDF) - The purpose of this tool is to assist directors or administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding youth programs and camps during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.

COVID-19 Day Camp Industry Guidance from California Dept. of Public Health, effective June 12, 2020(PDF)

Pre-camp Health Screening Form (PDF)

Health Screening Form (PDF)

Virtual 4-H Camps

California 4-H Virtual Camp
Session 1 July 19-23, 2021
Session 2 August 9-13, 2021

Open to ALL youth ages 9-18! You don't have to be a 4-H member to join in.

We had such a positive response to our virtual camps last year! This year will be even better. Join us!

Starting May 17, go to to see the activities you can choose from.

More information and sign-ups will be shared soon!

4-H camps are county-based programs that foster healthy living in the outdoors. Participating in camp programs help youth build self confidence, meet new people, and experience new opportunities. Please see our list of camps below.

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