4-H Community Club Program
Santa Cruz County 4-H
Save the dates!
4-H Animal Bio-security workshop to start in 2015!
We will be having an informational meeting on January 31st in Watsonville, February 16th in San Benito and March 7th in Salinas for all the livestock leaders, livestock parents, Jr./Teen. leaders that are interested in learning about teaching the 4H Animal Bio Security Program in their project.
We will also have a training season for all the livestock leaders participating in the program on April 25th in the Watsonville office for all 3 counties.
Flyer attached! Club leaders please promote at your December and January club meetings!
Snow Camp 2015
February 13 – 16, 2015
Snow Camp is a semi-structured, family-oriented winter camp. Spend the weekend at Camp Sylvester in Pinecrest, just three miles from Dodge Ridge. Have breakfast and pack a lunch in the heated mess hall at camp before you take advantage of daytime activities on your own: ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge; ice skate at Long Barn, sled at nearby hills or build the perfect snowman or sled run across the street from camp, enjoy board games, cards, crafts or ping pong in the mess hall. Come back to camp for hot cocoa, dinner and evening activities. Enjoy the heated cabins and hot showers, too! Camp chores will include kitchen help, restroom, cabin and common area cleanup. Chores will be assigned by random drawing upon arrival at camp.
SNOW FALL IS FORECAST TO BE GOOD THIS YEAR!
When? February 13, 5pm check in, to February 16, 10am
check out, 2015
Who can attend? Enrolled 4-H members from Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito or Monterey Counties, and their siblings under age 5.
*Have a friend that would like to come with you? They can complete a single event 4-H enrollment form. The cost is $17.
Cost? $110 per person, siblings under 5 are free, but not covered by 4-H insurance. Deadline for registration is postmarked Friday, January 23, 2015. Cost includes three nights lodging and breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday and breakfast on Monday.
Forms Snow Camp 2015 Registration form snowcamp registration 2015
4-H Code of Conduct form 4-H Event Code of Conduct
All 4-H members must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. All adults MUST have attended 4-H Leader Orientation, be properly enrolled in the 4-H Program and have been fingerprinted at least 1 month prior to attending Snow Camp.
For information on snow camp contact Mindy Gillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Revolution of Responsibility
for the next 100 Years
The California 4-H centennial marks our 100 years as an innovative, research-based youth development program. The centennial offers us the opportunity to celebrate our past and create our future. For 100 years, 4-H youth have brought information and innovation solutions to their families and communities that has served to strengthen agricultural technology and that tradition continues today.
For the next 100 years, 4-H youth will be the ones to solve our most complex societal challenges-such as obesity, poverty, depletion of natural resources, climate change, unemployment and food insecurity. 4-H youth will be the leaders for change-this is our Revolution of Responsibility!
2013 -2014 Approved Council Calenar
4-H In The Community
4-H Community Club Program
Whether youth participate in clubs, after school programs, day camps, or in other program settings, the 4-H Youth Development Program's mission and
goals remain the same... to help youth develop to their full potential! 4-H Youth Development is a nonformal educational youth program, conducted
by the University of California Cooperative Extension.
The purpose of 4-H Youth Development is to help diverse young people discover and develop their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens. Learn by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills.
WHY: leadership/citizenship development; life skills education; strengthening youth-families-communities; advancing the field of youth development
HOW: experiential education ("learn by doing"); bridging research and practice; building partnerships for programming and funding; cross-age learning and teaching; youth-adult partnerships
WHERE: school enrichment programs; community clubs; special interest projects and programs; school-aged child care; camp experiences; independent study; distance learning.
The 4-H Emblem is a green four leaf clover with a white "H" on each leaf. The emblem symbolizes the desired skills and abilities youth will learn through their participation in 4-H activities.
Head - Problem solving: ability to sort out complex problems.
Heart - Emotional development: developing good attitudes toward work and learning, developing acceptance and appreciation of other people.
Hands - Skills development: ability to do skill by doing and habit of doing.
Health - Physical development: understanding and appreciating a growing and changing body.
Stephanie Fontana's Hours
Stephanie is in the office Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Please call for an appointment.