Santa Clara County
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Santa Clara County

Events and Opportunities for SCC 4-H members

This page provides an overview of annual events an opportunities available to 4-H'ers in Santa Clara County.

County Council
level: county
location: San Jose
when: 2nd Tuesdays
Meetings are every 2nd Tuesday at 7:15pm. Each club is represented. No meeting is held in August.

County Ranch Committee
level: county
location: San Jose
when: 3rd Tuesdays
Meetings are every 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm. Each ranch is represented.

Western National Round-Up
level: national
location: Denver, CO
when: January 4-7
Recognizes state and national winners and brings teams together from 4-H and FFA to compete at a national level. There are 19 national contests, as well as numerous workshops and tours.

Bay/Coast Youth Summit
level: area
when: January
Geared for intermediate 4-H members aged 11-13, with a senior leadership option for ages 14-19.

State Ambassador applications
level: state
when: January

Leadership Overnight
level: county
location: Walden West Science Center, 15555 Sanborne Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070
when: February
Conference for youth leaders

Favorite Foods Day
level: county
location: San Jose
when: February
This event is open to public spectators!

National GIS Team
level: national
when: February
Youth can apply to join this national geographical information systems working group.

Western Regional Leaders Forum
level: national
location: San Diego
when: March 1-4

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day
level: national
location: UC Davis
when: March
High school students come to Davis to compete in 25 different agriculturally based judging contests, ranging from livestock judging to agriculture computer applications.

National 4-H Shooting Sports Match
level: national
location: Mail-in
when: March

Youth Leadership Conference
level: county
location: San Jose
when: March
One-day conference for 10-13 year olds to learn about leadership.

County Presentation Day
level: county
location: Varies
when: March
This event is open to public spectators!

Color Me Green 5k Run
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park
when: March
This event is open to public spectators! SCC 4-H hosts an annual 5k in Martial Cottle Park.

County Fashion Revue
level: county
location: Varies
when: April
This event is open to public spectators!

4-H Camping conference
level: state
location: Santa Cruz Mountains
when: April 6-8
The camping conference is a biannual event which provides 4-H teen leaders, volunteers and staff the opportunity to improve their camping programs

National 4-H Conference
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: April 7-14
Youth 16+. Application due November 5, 2017

Area Field Day
level: area
location: Varies
when: April
This event is open to public spectators!

State 4-H Shooting Sports Archery Match
level: national
location: Mail-in
when: April

You See Davis Day
level: state
location: UC Davis
when: April

All Star Ambassador applications
level: county
when: May
Youth 15 and older can apply to be county All Star Ambassadors.

Spring Celebration
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park
when: first Saturday of May
This event is open to public spectators!

California 4-H Management Board
level: state
when: May
Youth 16+ and adults can join the management board as directors, and youth 14+ and adults can join the committees to grow the 4-H program in California.

State Animal Science Symposium
level: state
location: UC Davis
when: May

State Field Day
level: state
location: UC Davis
when: Memorial Day weekend
This event is open to public spectators!

Advisory Committees
level: state
when: May
Youth 14+ and adults can join the 12 state advisory committees to help build the 4-H program.

Horse shows
level: county
location: Southern Santa Clara County
when: summer months
This event is open to public spectators! 4-H horse shows. Spectators welcome. See http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/Horse_Classic/Equine_Qualifier_4-H_Events/ for a list of all qualifying 4-H horse shows, including ours.

Citizenship Washington Focus
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: June

4-H Camp
level: county
location: Pescadero
when: June 12-16

California Focus
level: state
location: Sacramento
when: June 22-26
Youth ages 14 - 19. Experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes.

All Star Banquet
level: county
location: Varies
when: June
This event is open to public spectators! Event to induct the new All Star Ambassador team and pass the torch from the old team. All are welcome to learn about the opportunity and recognize our youth.

State 4-H Horse Classic
level: state
location: Murieta
when: June 27-July 1
This event is open to public spectators!

Leadership Washington Focus
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: July 15-20

State Leadership Conference
level: state
location: Varies
when: July

Santa Clara County Fair
level: county
location: San Jose
when: Early August
This event is open to public spectators!

Citizenship Weekend
level: area
location: Varies
when: September 22-24
Registration due September 14, space permitting

National 4-H Week
level: national
when: first week of October
This event is open to public spectators! Many 4-H programs organize events or outreach during National 4-H Week. Everyone is encouraged to wear 4-H apparel and invite new members to 4-H meetings or events.

Prusch Park Mountain Music Fest
level: county
location: Emma Prusch Park, 647 S. King Road, San Jose, CA 95116
when: first Sunday in October
This event is open to public spectators! Petting zoo and 4-H outreach

Martial Cottle Park Harvest Festival
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
when: second Sunday in October
This event is open to public spectators! Petting zoo and 4-H outreach

State Livestock Quiz Bowl
level: state
location: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Blvd., Daly City, CA 94014
when: October 14

4-H Club Youth Executive Board Training
level: county
location: 1553 Berger Dr., Bldg. 2, 2nd Floor, San Jose
when: October 22

Mindfulness Retreat
level: state
location: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria
when: November 3-5
Registration due October 1. Retreat for youth ages 13-19 and adults.

Winter Dance
level: county
location: San Jose
when: Late December/Early January
Social event for SCC 4-H'ers.

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