Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
University of California
Orange County 4-H

Resources for 4-H Families

Stay-at-Home Challenges

Complete challenges - Earn clovers!
Clovers can be used for a special reward at OC 4-H Family Day!
4-H apron
Can you sew?? Can you use iron on transfers? Here is a challenge that anyone can make! Create a 4-H apron that we can use at upcoming events like food booths, marketing tables or Food Fiesta. Earn 4 clovers for rewards at Family Day and, even better, the pride of seeing someone wearing your creation at an event!
Find instructions here: Apron Stay-at-Home Challenge

Helpful General Resources


Here are some resources while youth are working from home

General resources for all ages...
Resources to access low-cost internet services for qualifying families:
Irvine Ranch Water District Poster Contest Deadline Extended...
we are extending the poster contest deadline submission date to Friday, April 24. More details on the poster contest can be found at

Washington State 4-H provides these resources for families:
Our 4-H friends in Santa Clara have shared these resources:
Kids Baking Challenge:

Kids Baking Championship is a fun baking competition show where kids compete in a series of baking challenges such as creating a specific type of dessert.

More information on the show can be found here:

For a chance to audition, parents can fill out an application for their child here:

We encourage anyone with a passion for baking to apply!

If producers want to move forward they will be in touch to discuss additional details.

Here is the casting flyer: KBC Flyer S9v2

*Deadline: The casting process moves very quickly, so don't delay, apply today!


Consider using your talents to make masks and protective garments for health care providers and first responders while there are shortages! Here is an example of a mask, complete with directions and patterns:

These sites also have instructions:

Please follow all local/CDC guidelines for what constitutes safe mask/protection.
This could become your Emerald Star Project! Complete the form and submit it to the county office if you are interested.
Another way to get involved: 

Many of our hospitals and medical centers are accepting donations of critical supplies for frontline care providers, including unused N95 respirators and surgical masks, disposable gloves, protective goggles and eye shields, and sanitizers such as disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. Find donation details for UC medical centers below:


Coronavirus COVID19 Resources


Here is a letter from the State 4-H Director:



Coronavirus information:


Office closures and 4-H events mandate:
Through April 7, the UC ANR state office and county offices are working remotely in response to COVID-19. The UC ANR building and all UCCE offices are closed to the public, including SCREC.  
All 4-H meetings and events are to be canceled, postponed, or held virtually through April 30th. This guidance is changing regularly. Please see the California 4-H homepage (   for updates.
There may be delays in responding. We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we contribute to the broader community effort to safeguard everyone’s health.

Area Presentation Days are being conducted virtually. Please see event page for details.

March 28-Apr 2 - National 4-H Conference - Rescheduled to Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2020

April 3-5 Camping Conference - Postponed pending new date

April 5 - Volunteer training-Backstage Pass Fun with a Purpose - Postponed to Fall 2020

April 13 - Western Heritage Training Workshop - Canceled

Horse Education Contests will be postponed until May or June.

The 4-H Horse Classic will not require a Qualifying Horse Show to participate. A checklist for county leaders is being developed as guidance on who can participate. Date is still pending.

May 30 - State Field Day is canceled in person, but some contests will be virtual, with winners announced on May 30. More details to be announced.

April 29-May 10 Spring Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign is postponed until further notice.

Broadcom ISEF Education Outreach Day (May 16) - Canceled


Coronavirus COVID19 Resources & Animals

Information Regarding 4-H Families and Animal Husbandry

(March 18, 2020)

Raising your 4-H animal can help you keep a bit of normal in your life during these times of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bond you share with your animal can help you feel happy, relaxed, less stressed and less anxious and is good for your health and wellness. (National Institute of Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

In response to questions we are receiving, here is some pertinent information regarding caring for and raising your animals within the context of COVID-19.

  • Regarding the Coronavirus and animals:
    • In the United States, there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection at this time. However, because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals. [from CDC Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)]
    • The World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that pets and other domestic animals are not considered at risk for contracting COVID-19 or transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19 (also known as 2019-nCoV). (from American Veterinary Medical Association FAQ document)
    • The same guidance to reduce COVID-19 spread also is good practice for raising and caring for your animal, including washing your hands on a regular basis.
  • Best Practices for 4-H Animal Projects
    • When 4-H Clubs have multiple families picking up their project animals from one location, please consider staggering each family’s pick-up by 15 to 20 minutes.
    • In the case that all the 4-H Project animals are housed in one facility, a schedule should be created so families may sign up for a specific time slot to tend to their animals and facilitate social distancing.
    • Please remember not to financially overextend yourself for purchasing animals and feed. We do not know if Fairs will go forward this year.
    • As soon as we receive information from the Fairs, we will pass on that information to the 4-H Community.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.

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