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 Camping Conference


We regret to announce that the 2020 4-H Camping Conference has been postponed. This difficult decision has been made in light of ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in the best interest of our 4-H Camping Conference community.

Our current plan is to reschedule for a later date at the same location, although we don’t have any other details available at this time. We hope that most registration fees can be carried forward to the new conference date but are working with the University to determine procedures for those who require refunds. This may take some time, as many of our departments are now working remotely. 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. We’ll continue to keep everyone updated as new information becomes available and look forward to a successful conference in the future. In the meantime, be well and please be sure to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Can't wait to see you at the 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 if you are not a current 4-H member or volunteer.



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.

Register by March 20, 2020


Please note, there are varying prices and payment options. If you sign up for archery, you will be charged an additional $35 for course material fees. If you sign up using a credit card, there will be a 4% fee added.

Early Bird Registration (Due February 14, 2020)

  • $160.00 Camping Conference ($166.40 if paying with credit card)
  • $195.00 Camping Conference Archery Track ($202.80 if paying with credit card)

Standard Registration (February 15 - March 20, 2020)

  • $190.00 Camping Conference ($197.60 if paying with credit card)
  • $225.00 Camping Conference Archery Course ($234.00 if paying with credit card)

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

Check payments

Make checks payable to UC REGENTS

ATTN: Camping Conference 2020
Cooperative Extension Shasta County
1851 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA 96002-2217

Conference Workshops

  • Building, evaluating & recognizing your camp staff
  • Planning for & dealing with emergencies at camp
  • Time fillers and other fun stuff
  • Creating an inclusive camp environment
  • Recruiting, engaging, and evaluating adults at camp.
  • Camp activities with a Science Twist!
  • Project Learning Tree
  • New ideas for all-camp activities
  • Camp is for the camper



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.

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


For more information

Archery technical or certification questions:

Dave Givens,, 209.614.1718


Nate Caeton,, 530.224.4900


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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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