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Events and Opportunities for SCC 4-H members

This page provides an overview of annual events and opportunities available to 4-H'ers in Santa Clara County. Also, be sure to visit the "Save the Date" page.

County Council

level: county
location: Via Zoom
when: 2nd Tuesdays
Meetings are every 2nd Tuesday at 7:15 pm.

Each club is represented. No meeting is held in August.

County Ranch Committee
level: county
location: Via Zoom
when: Prior to County Council on odd-numbered months
Meetings TBA, Each ranch is represented.

State Ambassador applications due
level: state
when: January

Bay/Coast Area Youth Summit
level: area
location: Hybrid event for 2022
when: January & February
Geared for intermediate 4-H members aged 11-13, with a senior leadership option for ages 14-19.

Leadership Overnight
level: county
location: In-person, Saratoga
when: February 11 - February 13, 2021, Ages 12 - 18
Conference for youth leaders, hosted by County Ambassadors

California 4-H Equine Field Day
level: state
location: Diamond Bar Ranch, Ceres, CA
when: February

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day
level: national
location: UC Davis
when: Friday, March 4, 2022 - Job Interview and Parliamentary Procedure and Debate Saturday, March 5, 2022 - All other contests

High school students come to Davis to compete in 25 different agriculturally based judging contests, ranging from livestock judging to agriculture computer applications.

Favorite Foods Day
level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: March 5, 2022
This event is open to public spectators!

Ag Day at the Capitol
level: state
location: State Capitol
when: TBD

County Presentation Day

level: county
location: Hybrid, San Jose
when: March 12, 2022

4-H Camping conference
level: state
when: March 2022
The camping conference is a biannual event that provides 4-H teen leaders, volunteers, and staff the opportunity to improve their camping programs

Youth Leadership Conference

level: county
location: San Jose
when: May 2022
A one-day conference for 10-13-year-old youth to learn about leadership.

National 4-H Conference
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: March 2022
Youth 16+. Applications due November

County Ambassador applications

level: county
when: Released in March 2022 for 2022-23 term
Youth 15 and older can apply to be County Ambassadors.

County Fashion Revue

level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: May 7, 2022

Small and Large Animal Field Day

Pre-register to attend

Map & Schedule 

Phone access map

Self Assessment Survey

Group Waiver

location: Martial Cottle Park
when: May 14, 2022

Advisory Committee Applications

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

State Field Day

level: state
location: UC Davis
Date: 2022 TBA

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

Date: TBD

State Animal Science Symposium
level: state
location: UC Davis

4-H Camp

level: county
location: Felton, CA
when: Campers June 12-16, staff June 11-17, 2022

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

State 4-H Horse Classic

level: state
location: 2022


County Ambassador Banquet
level: county
when: Annually in June or July
Event to induct the new County 4-H Ambassador team and pass the torch from the old team. All are welcome to learn about the opportunity and recognize our youth

Leadership Washington Focuslevel: national
location: Washington, D.C.

State Leadership Conference

level: state
location: Davis, CA
when: July  2022

Santa Clara County Fair
level: county
location: San Jose
when: July - August 2022

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.

Martial Cottle Park Harvest Festival
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park
when: 1st Saturday October 2022
This event is open to public spectators! Petting zoo and 4-H outreach

Mindfulness Retreat
level: state
location: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria
when: November 2022
Registration due October 1. Retreat for youth ages 13-19 and adults.