The State 4-H office has moved all of its programming to a virtual format until further notice. For the status of county-based programming, please check with your University of California Cooperative Extension County office.
Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.
Our Wild California
4-H Grown @ Home Camp
Changes to 4-H state and national events
(as of 7/31/2020)
Hippology Contest - August 22, 2020
Equine-related Public Speaking - September 12 & 13, 2020
4-H Horse Classic - September 26 - 27, 2020. It will not require a Qualifying Horse Show to participate.
Virtual State Fashion Show will be held later in the summer, date tba
4-H Virtual Camp 2: 4-H Grown @ Home - August 3-7, 2020
California Focus - Canceled for 2020
California State Fair - Canceled for 2020
National 4-H Conference - Cancelled
Camping Conference - Rescheduled to 2021
County 4-H Events
Please check with your county on the status of county events and activities. Each county is following the directive of their county public health agency as well as the state (CDPH) and national (CDC) guidance.
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
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.
We have received many questions about the status of county fairs. We acknowledge the stress and uncertainty that families are going through because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 4-H staff are working hard to keep you informed and create new learning experiences to support the learning and growth of our 4-H youth.
Please contact your county 4-H Program Representative about the status of county fairs near you.