TSC Spring Clover Campaign

Support the Knox County 4-H program by purchasing a clover at TSC between April 24 and May 5.  Money from those purchases will come back to the county to support camp and leadership opportunities.

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!

CAMP COUNSELOR DATES for 2024:

  • 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

HEALTHU

Are you a 4-H’er interested in health? Do you see yourself potentially working in health one day? Nutritionist? Therapist? Nurse? Athletic Trainer? Geneticist?

What: Health University (HealthU) is a weekend camp in October focused on Healthy Living for 7th through 12th graders in Ohio 4-H. Join us at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp for a weekend as we explore four of the 10 Dimensions of Wellness and explore health-related careers. We will be exploring the following four tracks of wellness:

  • Physical wellness allows a person to engage in activities of daily living without experiencing undue fatigue or exhaustion. The physical dimension of wellness is supported through health behaviors, which include exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, and getting adequate sleep each night.
  • Emotional wellness involves recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings. Adequate rest is required for wellness in this dimension. If an individual’s mental function is hindered by stress and lack of sleep, they may struggle with accurately assessing a situation which then triggers negative emotional responses and disrupts emotional wellness.
  • Social wellness requires the ability to trust and respect other people and leads to the creation of supportive partnerships and friendships. Being socially well allows one to develop and maintain intimacy, and to have empathy and respect for others.
  • Creative wellness allows a person to appreciate and/or participate in a diverse range of arts or cultural experiences, and to value and cherish the surrounding world. Freely expressing thoughts and emotions through dance, song, drawing, painting, or writing are some of the ways to engage in creative wellness.

Who: Any current 4-H’ers in grades 7 thru 12.

When: Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29, 2023

Where: Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Rd, Jackson, OH 45640

Cost: $50 per youth (check or card)

Deadline: Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 8, 2023

Registrationhttps://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents

Contact: Justin Bower, bower.183@osu.edu, with questions.

Flyer: 2023 HealthU

2023 Ohio Military Camps

OHIO MILITARY KIDS SUMMER CAMPS

ANY military connected youth may attend these camps.

Teen Kelleys Island Camp

A 5-day and 4-night adventure on Kelleys Island. Activities include sailing, swimming, rafting, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, archery, lined dances, crafts, campfire, and more!

Dates: Sunday, July 30 to Thursday, August 3

Location: Kelleys Island

Age: 12 – 15 years of age by the time of camp

Cost: $125 per youth

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Youth Kelleys Island Camp

A 5-day and 4-night adventure on Kelleys Island. Activities include sailing, swimming, rafting, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, archery, lined dances, crafts, campfire, and more!

Dates: Sunday, August 6 to Thursday, August 10

Location: Kelleys Island

Age: 9 – 11 years of age by the time of camp

Cost: $125 per youth

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Registration and our other events can be found at https://go.osu.edu/OMKEvents. Attached is our 2023 OMK Event Guide as well.

OHIO MILITARY KIDS FALL FAMILY CAMPS

ANY military connected families may attend these camps.

Northeastern Ohio Family Camp

Join us for a fun-filled Troop & Family Camp this fall! Any military family is eligible to participate. Nestled between a hollow and historical orchards, this camp has a beautiful lodge, cabins, a lake, and a wooded campfire area available for camp use. Hiking trails and canoeing may be available.

Dates: Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27

Location: Northeastern Ohio

Cost: $125 for 4, $10 per person after

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2023

Northern Ohio Family Camp

Join us for a fun-filled Troop & Family Camp this fall! Any military family is eligible to participate. This camp is located in a unique island setting, has cabins, a sand beach, craft hall, recreation hall, and campfire areas. This small island location offers historic parks, a scenic ferry ride, and a beautiful coastline.

Dates: Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10

Location: Northern Ohio

Cost: $125 for 4, $10 per person after

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2023

Central Ohio Family Camp

Join us for a fun-filled Troop & Family Camp this fall! Any military family is eligible to participate. This camp has more than 500 acres to explore, high & low ropes courses, cabins, climbing, ziplining, and recreational areas. Activities may include creeking, tie-dye, leather crafts, and more!

Dates: Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24

Location: Central Ohio

Cost: $125 for 4, $10 per person after

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2023

4-H STEM Camp at Canter’s Cave

Please see the attached flyer with information regarding our 4-H STEM Camp at Canter’s Cave.

  • Youth in grades 5-7 are invited to join us at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp June 19th-21st for STEM Camp 2023!
  • 4-H STEM Camp is an overnight camping opportunity for youth interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We are excited to be able to offer STEM Camp at a reduced rate thanks to a 4-H Foundation Grant, lowering the cost of camp for youth to just $100.00.
  • Register by June 1st at go.osu.edu/4HSTEMCamp
  • Questions? Email allman.68@osu.edu or call (740) 286-5044

Additionally, we need camp counselors!! We are asking for male camp counselors to join us at STEM Camp if they are available. As of right now, we do not have enough male counselors to feel comfortable so if you have any teens interested in helping with camp, we’d greatly appreciate you sharing our message. If you have a camp counselor interested in helping, please have them email me at allman.68@osu.edu and we will get them connected. No STEM background or strengths required!!

2023 Knolmes County Camp Registration Open!

Knolmes County 4-H Junior Camp Registration!
Junior Camp is open to youth between the ages of 8 and 13 that are in at least 3rd grade. This year’s Junior Camp will be held on June 6 – 9, 2023 at 4-H Camp Ohio in St Louisville.  Counselors will move in June 5, campers will move in the morning of June 6. Registration link is at the bottom of the information.
Early Bird Camping fees are :
4-H Member: $235.00
Non-4-H Member: $250.00
After April 21, Camping fees are :
 4-H Member: $245.00
Non-4-H Member: $260.00
Early Bird registration ends April 21. After that date, registration will increase $10 per camper.  
We look forward to having an exciting time of fun and learning activities with your camper.  Please complete the information requested below.
Scholarships and Discounts:
  • A limited number of full and partial camp scholarships are available for 4-H members.  Scholarship applications will be emailed to those who indicate the need for a scholarship in this registration survey.
  • Participants with multiple siblings attending camp will receive $5 off each camper registration.
  • Farm Bureau families are automatically awarded a $50 scholarship.
After you complete the registration survey below, you will receive an email to complete the health and permissions form.
Registration for Junior Camp is NOT complete until 1) this registration survey is completed, 2) payment has been received, and 3) the health form survey completed.

Specific camp information will be emailed to you when the registration period is complete. All payments must be received by your extension office by MAY 19, 2023. 

Registration closes May 10 or when camp is filled.  Link is below:
https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1B04lS6w6KPNiaq

Updates to the 4-H Calendar – March 2023

There have been some updates to the tentative schedule. Please use the PDF file to update your clubs/families or direct them to the calendar on this blog.

Highlights:

  • The April 5th Cloverbud activity is now April 11 @ 5:00pm.
  • The county wide shooting events will be held at Campbell’s Sportsman’s Club in Howard.
  • Dog show schedule has been set. Looking to get updated paperwork out ASAP!
  • 4-H Camp: Counselors will move June 5 and campers will move in June 6 around 9 am.

2023 4-H Calendar – Tentative

As always, this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. We will do our best to update this as soon as we know to keep everyone on the same page. Please contact the extension office with questions!

 

 

2023 Ohio 4-H Sea Camp

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp pre-registration has launched! Our staff is excited to invite teens to Kelley’s Island during July 14-18 to learn aquatic science, water recreation and safety, and so much more!

About Sea Camp 2023:

  • Sea Camp is open to any teen ages 15-17; enrollment in 4-H is not a requirement for registering.
  • Campers must be age 15-17 as of July 14 (day one of camp). If an individual is 18+ at the time of camp, please encourage them to complete a camp counselor application by April 15.
  • Cost is $400 to members of 4-H. Cost is $450 to teens not enrolled. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for grant support for enrolled members!

In addition to camper pre-registration survey found online, we are continuing to accept applications for camp counselors through April 15! Counselors must be 18+ at the time of camp. These applications are found on the Sea Camp website.

Website: Go.osu.edu/SeaCamp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ohio4HSeaCamp/

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out the Sea Camp Directors!

  • Co-Director: Ashley Hughey, Portage County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Hughey.28@osu.edu
  • Co-Director: Jenny Strickler, Coshocton County 4-H Youth Development Educator, strickler.60@osu.edu