Ohio Military Kids Camp Counselor Application Live

The 2024 Ohio Military Kids Camp Counselor Application is LIVE!!! Please advertise to your camp counselors if they would like an opportunity to counsel at a statewide level. They DO NOT have to have a military affiliation to apply to be a camp counselor!


  • Teen Leadership Camp (campers ages 13-17) – June 5 – June 9 with virtual staff training. Counselors must be 18+
  • Teen Camp (campers ages 12-15) – July 28 – August 1 with mandatory staff training on July 26-28. Counselors must be 16+
  • Youth Camp (campers ages 9-11) – August 4 + August 8 with mandatory staff training on August 2-4. Counselors must be 15+
  • In-Person Counselor Training: Thursday, June 13, 2024 in Columbus, OH

OVERVIEW of camp counselor descriptions

  • Counselor in Training: Only eligible to counselors at youth camp. You have never been a camp counselor before, but you may have attended OMK Camp Kelleys Island in the past. You will be paired with a returning camp counselor for cabin assignments.
  • New Counselor: Eligible for counseling at Youth or Teen Camp, pending your age – must be at least 16 to counsel at Teen Camp. You have never been a counselor for OMK Camp Kelleys Island, but you have experience working with youth in other settings that may include 4-H, scouts, or youth groups.
  • Returning Counselor: Eligible for counseling at Teen Leadership Camp, Kelleys Island Youth Camp, or Kelleys Island Teen Camp, pending your age. You have been a counselor for OMK Camp Kelleys Island in the past.

​***You do not have to have a military affiliation to apply to be a camp counselor.***

All counselor applications and references can be found at https://go.osu.edu/OMKVolunteer and are due 11:59 pm, Sunday, February 11, 2024. EXTENDED TO 11:59 pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2024

OMK24 Camp Counselor Applications

2024 Ohio Military Kids Summer Camp – Save the Dates!

The Ohio Military Kids program has its 2024 Summer Camp dates!

Our camps are available to:

  • Any military family is eligible regardless of rank.
  • Veteran’s children and families are eligible 12 months past date of separation.
  • Any branch and component is welcome.
  • Gold Star Families are eligible.

Families can check out when registration opens, subscribe to our blog, and find us on social media all at https://go.osu.edu/OMKEvents.

2024_OMK_Save_the_Date Flyer

2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp

The 2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp is open to campers in grades 7-11.  Registration for camp is due March 28, 2024.

Campers can enjoy wildlife education, fishing, hiking, tree climbing, outdoor survival, ODNR careers & college opportunities, learning about forestry and more!

Scholarships are limited and apply by following this link, by March 1, https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewVWQ5vl9bBvyS2

Apply for the Forestry and Wildlife Camp by putting this link in your browser today! http://go.osu.edu/24ForestryWLCamp

2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp Flyer

2024 Knox County Junior Fair Turkey Orders

Junior Fair Turkey Orders – Due February 9

Youth exhibitors that who plan on enrolling and exhibiting turkeys at the 2024 Knox County Junior Fair this year, need to order and purchase their poults by February 9.  Poults are $6.50 a piece and will be delivered for pick-up on March 6 at the Ramser 4-H Activity Center from 2-5 p.m.  To order, please fill out the following survey: https://go.osu.edu/turkeys2024.  To purchase, please fill out the following survey: https://square.link/u/KOiqEC7g.

2023 Camp Ohio Adventure Trail 5K

4-H Camp Ohio is hosting a Camp Ohio Adventure Trail 5K  on Saturday, November 11 with race starting at 10 a.m.  Registration will be in the Rec Hall.  Those participants 17 years old and younger will be $25 and those 18 years old and older will be $35.  You can pay additionally for lunch at a cost of $15.  For more information and to register please use the following link: https://www.campohioadventure.com/registration-form/

Ohio Military Kids Winter Wonderland

free event for all Ohio Military, Veterans, and Gold Star Families! Join in the family fun for all ages! Activities include photos with Santa, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, arts and crafts, and more!

  • Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2023, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Location: Central Ohio
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register: Will go live in early October
  • Deadline: 11:59pm on Sunday, November 26, 2023

OMK Winter Wonderland 2023 Flyer