State Level

State Events


4-H State Congress


Held every year on the Virginia Tech campus, high school students develop leadership abilities through participation in workshops, college tours, competitions, and recreational activities. State Congress is usually held in June.

Intermediate 4-H Congress


Held every year on the Virginia State University campus, middle school students develop leadership skills through fun and interactive workshops, demonstrations, and recreational programs. Intermediate Congress is usually held in July.

4-H Day at the Capital


Designed to enhance knowledge of governmental procedures, teens visit with legislators, observe the legislative process in action, and tour the Capital. Day at the Capital is typically held in February.

Teen Excellence in Leadership Institute


A multi-event experience held throughout the year in which teens develop a personalized action plan for engaged leadership and design a team project to address needs in their communities. Teens must apply to the program and applications are usually due in September.

State 4-H Cabinet


Comprised of elected teen officers from throughout the state, cabinet members plan state-wide 4-H programs and advocate for 4-H with elected officials.


4-H All-Stars


4-H All Stars is an honor/service organization. Membership in 4-H All Stars is the highest recognition that a Virginia 4-H'er can achieve. Virginia 4-H All Stars is service oriented, and volunteer operated. The All Star's goal is to contribute to positive youth development through "service" to the 4-H program of which they are a part.

Specialty 4-H Camps


The six 4-H Educational Centers in VA offer day and overnight camps to youth throughout the state all year long. Camps include:
  • Cloverbud
  • Horse
  • Marine Science
  • Science
  • Shooting Education
  • Teen Weekends