Mendocino County
University of California
Mendocino County

California 4-H Camping Conference

Dates: April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Time: All Day

Contact: Marianne Bird,

Sponsor: UC 4-H Youth Development Program

Location: Redwood Glen Camp

Event Details

2018 California 4-H Camping Conference
April 6 - 8, 2018
Redwood Glen Camp
100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar, CA 94021

The 2018 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!

2018 California 4-H Camping Conference brochure (PDF)

Camping Conference event page


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 - by February 15, 2018 Early Bird Registration details

Regular registration - Feb. 16 - March 23, 2018 Registration details



Guest Speaker: John Jorgenson

John Jorgenson, director at Camp Tawingo
John Jorgenson is a Director at Camp Tawingo in Ontario, Canada. Camp Tawingo was founded in 1961 and comprises a summer camp, outdoor center, private school, and camping publications.

John has provided leadership nationally and internationally for over 40 years, at professional conferences, in publications and through workshops. John is President of the International Campting Fellowship - a worldwide organization dedicated to bringing together the world of outdoor experience. He has presented to camping and outdoor education groups across the United States, Canada, Australia, Greece, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Nigeria, Colombia, Mongolia, Turkey, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Conference Workshops

  • Camp is for the camper!
  • Camp health and safety compliance
  • When stuff hits the fan...
  • Leading great campfires
  • The benefits of ACA accreditation
  • Building, evaluating and recognizing your camp staff
  • Improving your camp through evaluation
  • Camp activities with a science twist

Archery Certification

A training course for the 4-H archery discipline will be offered as a workshop at the 2018 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.

For more information about registering for the archery course, please contact John Borba at (661) 828-6216 or email: 

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