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4-H Ambassador Events

The Ambassador program mission — 4-H Ambassadors are youth leaders who promote 4-H using their skills, knowledge and leadership abilities. 4-H Ambassador strengthens 4-H through education, recruitment and public relations.

We recognize knowledgeable and prepared older 4-H members as the best spokespersons for 4-H. The public and key people see, hear and appreciate the success of youth members doing excellent work. Nothing supports 4-H Youth development better than this visibility.

District Retreats

District 4-H Ambassador Retreats are geared for younger teens (seventh grade or older). Workshops focus on life skills with a yearly theme (Head, Heart, Hands or Health).

  • Northern District — To Be Announced
  • Eastern District — Feb. 26-27, 2021, Archer Old School Inn, Archer
  • Southern District — Feb. 26-28, 2021, Quaker Hill, McCall
  • Central District — March 12-14, 2021, Albion Campus Retreat, Albion

Ambassador Summit

The 2020 Ambassador Summit has been postponed to Nov. 12-14, 2021 at YMCA Camp at Horse Thief, Cascade, ID.

At the Summit youth:

  • Become empowered with skills to lead for a lifetime
  • Become part of a strong network of 4-H peers across Idaho
  • Become a National 4-H Youth Voice, Health or International Opportunity advocate

Summit Details

  • 2021 Ambassador Summit (PDF)
  • Registration open in 4-H Online Oct. 5-Nov.5
  • Open to youth 14 years or older who have attended at least one District Ambassador Retreat
  • Youth rate — $125 including transportation
  • Adult chaperone rate — $50 including transportation
  • Scholarships may be available, contact your local 4-H office

For more information please contact Donna R. Gillespie at

For more information contact

Donna Gillespie

Regional Youth Development Educator

Donna Gillespie

Evergreen Building, Room B61


4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637


Web: 4-H Youth Development

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