Marion County 4-H Camp Counselor Applications – Due September 28, 2018

It’s time to start thinking about the 2019 4-H Camping Program! The 2019 Marion County 4-H Camp will be held July 17-21 at 4-H Camp Ohio. Candidates must currently be in high school (9th – 12th grade) and at least 14 years old by Jan. 1, 2019.

Ohio 4-H Camp Counselors provide care and coordinate activities for campers during the camp week. Being a 4-H Camp Counselor is a unique, amazing experience; however, because you are in care, custody and control of minors, serving as a 4-H Camp Counselor requires a great deal of commitment, responsibility, maturity and accountability. Counselors are required to attend 24 hours of mandatory training, held over the course of multiple meetings from the time of their selection to camp week.

Our selection process for counselors is designed to mimic a real-life job selection process. As when applying for a real job, you should complete and provide all requested items for the camp counselor position. Additionally, I kindly ask that you only apply if you know that you are willing and able to commit the time and energy required to be a 4-H Camp Counselor. While it is certainly fun, it is also work.

Those wishing to apply should complete and return the application packet and references no later than September 28, 2018.

A. Application – Candidate should complete the application and return it to the Extension Office no later than September 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.

B. Reference Contact Information – Two references should be acquired on the candidate’s behalf. Reference forms must be completed by two (2) non-family members (references can return them directly to office) and should not be family members or other youth. Potential references: Club advisor, teacher, employer, pastor, etc.

C. Interviews – ALL CANDIDATES must interview. Interviews are scheduled for October 28 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Extension Office. Dress is business casual (no jeans or sweats). Expect to be at the interview for the entire hour. Indicate your preference on the application.

Click here for the complete application packet.

 

Marion County Junior Fair Board Applications Now Available

The Jr. Fair Board is a group of teens selected to assist in being responsible for Jr. Fair activities. As a result of participation, Jr. Fair Board will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Marion County Junior Fair program will be strengthened and expanded.

  • To apply you must be 14 years old by January 1, 2019 and in GOOD standing as a 4-H, FFA, Scouts, Farm Bureau, FCCLA or any other youth organization member.
  • Applications will be screened and selected individuals will be contacted for interviews if needed.
  • Return the following by August 31, 2018
    • Jr. Fair Board Application (completed and signed).
    • Two (2) Letters of recommendations – one letter from a Junior Fair related organization and one from an educational/community-related individual who can speak to your dedication and work ethic. Forms cannot be filled out by family members.

JUNIOR FAIR BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Junior Fair Specie Barn Advisors.
  • Assist in planning and conducting Junior Fair activities, shows and events.
  • Attend all year-round (monthly) and special meetings and special events of the Junior Fair Board and department committees. If unable to attend, personally notify the Extension Office. The Constitution is strict regarding attendance!
  • Maintain active and model membership in the organization you are representing on the Board for your full term.
  • Click here for a complete list.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Any member with two unexcused absences from regular Board meetings shall be retired from the Board. That member`s position shall be treated as a vacancy. A member missing four meetings, regardless of excuse, will be retired. Any member unable to attend a meeting shall contact the Extension Office before the meeting and state the reason for the absence. A vacancy occurring on the Board in any department shall be filled by the Board at the next regular Board meeting.

 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

  • Apply by completing a Junior Fair Board Application (completed and signed) and returned o the Marion County Extension Office or emailed to long.1632@osu.edu no later than 4 p.m. on August 31, 2018.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – one letter from a Junior Fair related organization and one from an educational/community-related individual who can speak to your dedication and work ethic. Forms cannot be filled out by family members.

 

For more information or questions, please contact Margo Long, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, long.1632@osu.edu or 740-223-4040.