CAL-ILA - Youth

Youth Projects

CAL-ILA has a long history of supporting local Youth Groups. We believe that the youths' work with llamas help in defining their sense of responsibility, cooperation through teamwork & individual feeling of accomplishment. We applaud the adult advisors who help instill these values in the youth - values that will follow them through adulthood.

Downloadable Youth Project Workbook

Got Projects??
Know of some great projects? Tell us about them and we will post them here!

Youth Advisors

For help getting your youth group going or for more information, contact;

Steve Katzakian
El Dorado 4-H
Shingle Springs

Helen Ritchey
Tremont 4-H

Sue Rich
Orange Blossom Llama Club
Knights Ferry


You would be hard pressed to find any organization in the llama community today that gives so generously of time and money to make sure that our Youth are able to participate in activities across the country. These young members of our organization work hard and deserve our support!

CAL-ILA offers several levels of Scholarships for Youth Members. We also will support your shows by loaning obstacles and giving advice on how to organize your event.

Grace Adams LANA Expo
This scholarship helps pay for expenses involved with getting to the annual LANA Expo event.

Jim Redden Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to aid youth participating at ALSA Grand Nationals and is available to CAL-ILA members between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age. The amount of award will vary depending on the number of applicants and funding available.

Must be current CAL-ILA family, ranch, or youth member. Must qualify and participate in the youth program at ALSA Grand Nationals. Submit this application postmarked within four weeks from close of Grand Nationals. A member of show management, judge, or CAL-ILA Representative in attendance must sign application. Application must be signed by youth and parent.

National Scholarship Application

Youth Fund

The raffle at the Annual Meeting in Davis helps to fund this general purpose account. Funds can be used to help Youth Groups in a variety of ways. If your group or project has a need for funding, contact Sue Rich for more information.

Youth Judging

CAL-ILA will provide at no cost to youth members the official ALSA Youth Judging Workbook. We also sponsor the Youth Judging class at the California State Fair as a demonstration only class to avoid entry fees.