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4-H Program

 "To Make the Best Better"

Welcome to the Monterey County 4-H Program, we have approximately 400 youth enrolled in local 4-H programs and nearly 200 adult volunteers engaging youth in varied learning experiences. There are fourteen clubs in the county, covering almost all geographic areas. Our mission is to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.

Current Events


Camp McCandless registration is open! 

 Known as Camp McCandless, this has been a tradition for 4-Hers for years. Held at the Camp MayMac location in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this 5 day summer camp is filled with 4-H fun.  Dates are June 25th – 30th, 2023.

We will take camper applications on a first-come-first-serve basis using a 4-H online registration. When we reach our limit of 100 campers (50 girls & 50 boys) - a wait list will be created and managed by our committee.  Campers must be enrolled and nine years old by December 31st, 2022.

Families are to complete the online camper registration found here: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=39571


The Leader's Council scholarships  are now open!    Please visit the scholarship tab for more information. Applications are due May 24th at 4:30pm




Monterey County 4-H Program Representative

Lorin Hofmann-Lurz
Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Representative II
Phone: 831-759-7386
Email: lhofmannlurz@ucanr.edu
4-H Calendar
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