POSTPONED California 4-H Camping Conference
Sly Park Environmental Education Center
5600 Sly Park Road
Pollock Pines, CA
Contact: Marianne Bird,
Sponsor: UC 4-H Youth Development Program


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!

2020 California 4-H Camping Conference flyer (PDF)


Who should attend 

Camp directors, youth leadership team, camp volunteers and 4-H staff members!*

*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.



This event requires pre-registration to attend and participate. 

Early Bird Registration - by February 14, 2020

Standard registration - Feb. 15 - March 20, 2020


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.


For more information

Archery technical or certification questions:

Dave Givens,, 209.614.1718


Nate Caeton,, 530.227.4904


For more details, please see the Camping Conference event page