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Join the Crew, Chart Your Course, Enjoy the Voyage!

The summit is open to intermediate 4-H members (ages 11-13). Senior 4-H members (ages 14+) can apply to become a facilitator to help our planning team with our break out sessions.

The 4-H Youth Summit will be held in a hybrid model incorporating both virtual and in-person activities for the summit participants. Our leadership lab, a multiple hour hands-on leadership learning experience, will be held in-person at multiple locations across the state. The rest of the activities will be held virtually on zoom including guest speakers, education sessions, and recreation opportunities. 

January 13-15 (Southern-Pathfinder Ranch, Riverside County)
January 27-29 (Virtual, Zoom)
February 10-12(Bay/Coast CYO Retreat Center, Sonoma County)

Virtual Activities

Workshops, Small Group Activities, Networking & Recreational Activities

In-Person Leadership Lab

Brawley, Concord, Durham, Fairfield, Half Moon Bay, Irvine,
Jackson, Merced, Novato, San Luis Obispo, and Stockton

Registration is open!

Registration deadline:  January 6, 2022


$175 for in-person and

$40 for virtual


We are looking for passionate adult volunteers ages 21 and older to serve as chaperones for our virtual and in-person activities. The role and performance of a chaperone can significantly influence the positive outcomes of youth participation at the Youth Summits. Learn additional details in the chaperone application form.


Chaperone Application Deadline:  January 6, 2023

How to apply to be a chaperone!

California State Field Day 2023


In-Person: May 27, 2023
Wellman Hall & Hart Hall, UC Davis

Two-hour time slots available:

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Time blocks are first-come, first-served. Please see the Safety Measures for participating in-person at UC Davis.


After registering, youth presenters will receive a confirmation email.

On the day of the event, youth will need to check-in in front of Wellman Hall to get their room assignments.

  • Morning presentations: Check in 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Afternoon presentations: Check in 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

During their scheduled time block, youth will go to the room they are assigned to and present when it is their turn.

Evaluators will enter their scores and comments digitally or using paper forms, which will be sent to the “tally room.”

Results will be announced at the Award Ceremony: May 28, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and evaluation will be emailed out shortly after or sent out with certificates.

Find more information and register here!

2021 State Leadership Conference

July 23-25, 2021

Teens 13-19-years-old! Are you interested in a memorable learning experience that will:

  • Improve your personal leadership skills to benefit your county 4-H program.
  • Advance your college and career readiness.
  • Expand your network with 4-H members, volunteers, and staff outside of your county.

Plan to join the fun at the annual California 4-H State Leadership Conference and meet youth from across California for leadership training, and networking!

Registration Costs & Deadlines:

Deadline to register is 4 p.m., Friday, July 16

State Leadership Conference Tentative schedule

Solano County Leaders Council does not pay registrations for youth to attend State Leadership Conference.  Here is a link to the scholarship financial request form:  Solano County Scholarship Financial Request Form


2021 State 4-H Fashion Revue

Pre-qualification & Pre-registration are required by May 13, 2021

Volunteer evaluators provide feedback to 4-H members on their clothing and accessory choices using criterion-based rubrics. Categories are Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased, Box Challenge, Vintage Challenge, and Cosplay Challenge.  Organized by a committee of youth and adult volunteers who work throughout the year on all aspects of the event.