Shooting Sports Winter Workshop – February at 4-H Camp Ohio

The Winter Shooting Sports Instructor Training Workshop Registration is open.  Please register to join us at Camp Ohio February 24-26, 2023 to become a Certified Shooting Sports Instructor.  Registration can be found at

Registration Deadline is January 22, 2023 by midnight.

This weekend workshop will start with registration from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday February 24 and dismiss at 4:00 PM on February 26. Your full time participation is required.  The Workshop will offer:  Basic Archery, Coordinator, Crossbow, Hunting & Wildlife, Living History, Pistol and Rifle. Class minimums are needed to offer each class.

The cost is $110  (Check with your shooting sports club and county extension office, some programs help cover this cost for the instructors.)

  • Payment is due at the time of the registration.
  • If your club or county is providing payment please select check as the payment option in the online registration process or pay with your credit/debit card and request personal reimbursement from your club. 
  • If someone else is paying for your registration please email me at and let me know who is paying your payment so we can ensure your credit is matches with your registration. It’s also helpful include your name and “payment for winter shooting sports workshop” in the check memo.
  • Don’t forget to  let your club or county office know where to send the check. Checks should be sent to  the Ohio 4-H Center at 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus Ohio 43210 by January 23, 2023.

Flyer: winter flyer 2023

2023 Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshops

4-H Shooting Sports workshops are provided to train Ohio 4-H volunteers interested in serving as shooting sports discipline instructors in their county 4-H Shooting Sports programs.

2023 Workshop Dates

  • Winter – February 24-26 @ Camp Ohio
  • Spring – April 14-16 @ Canter’s Cave
  • Fall – September 15-17 @ Canter’s Cave

Coming Soon: Special Recruitment Workshops @ Camp Palmer & Camp Whitewood dates to be announced for 2023

Flyer: workshop flyer dates 2023

2022 Shooting Sports Workshop at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

The registration for the spring Shooting Sports Workshop at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp April 8th-10th is now live. Registration is due by March 31st.

Information can be found on the state website here:

A few things to note:

  • The registration process has been updated to an online registration. Participants will be able to pay via credit card (NelNet) or by mailing a check.
  • All instructors are required to complete the National Shooting Sports online eModules prior to attending the workshop. They are being directed to contact their county 4-H professional on how to complete those modules. As of now, these only need to be completed one time.

All information is on the Ohio 4-H website listed above, direct go links to the application are available.

Workshop Registration:


Shooting Sports Instructor Fall Workshop – November 5-7, 2021

The registration for the Fall Shooting Sports Workshop November 5-7th, at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp is now live!  Information can be found on the state website here:  The direct go-link to the Qualtrics registration is:

A few things to note:

  • The registration process has been updated to an online registration. Participants will be able to pay via credit card (NelNet) or by mailing a check.
    • If mailing a check, please make sure they follow the instructions and include a list of participants. We know sometimes a 4-H Committee/Club etc. will pay for multiple people and so we need to be able to track who has paid.
  • All instructors are required to complete the National Shooting Sports online eModules prior to attending the workshop. They are being directed to contact their county 4-H professional on how to complete those modules. As of now, these only need to be completed one time.
    • If no one from your office is set up as a county manager for the online modules, contact Jeff Dick for assistance in setting up your account. You will be able to see your county, who has registered, progress made, etc.
    • Attached are instructions for how to access the modules which can be found at:
      • There currently is funding from ODNR to cover the cost of these modules. Instructors can use this code: OSUVYQSFQUM2
        • Please do not post the code on a website, but share with individual instructors directly.
  • Junior Leaders (teens who have previously completed the discipline in the county) are eligible to attend. They will need to ensure that they complete the JL application in addition to the workshop application. The JL application can be found on the state website link above. It is a paper form that is mailed to Jeff Dick and requires a 4-H professional signature at the bottom. JLs are expected to have a mentor in the discipline attend with them and an adult of the same gender who is staying in the cabin with them as a mentor also. These do not have to be the same person or from the same county. If this is the JL’s first time attending a workshop, two letters of reference are also required.
  • After registration closes, we will confirm the list of attendees with county 4-H professionals to ensure that they are approved, screened volunteers.

Teen Awards & Opportunity Workshop

Licking County has been gracious enough to extend an invitation for Knox County youth to attend their Teen Awards & Opportunity Workshop.  This is designed for youth age 14 and older as of January 1, 2022.  There are numerous opportunities, awards, and recognition that are outside of the county that our youth can apply for.  This workshop will discuss all of the available opportunities, how to apply, and reveal tips to give you a competitive advantage, and provide sample successful forms as a guide to get you started.  4-H members, their family members, and club advisors are encouraged to attend.  This will take place on Tuesday, September 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Licking County Extension Office.  Please contact Lisa directly at to register.

2020 Buckeye Leadership Workshop

The Buckeye Leadership Workshop for 2020 will be held March 25-29.  Since 1944, the Buckeye Leadership Workshop (BLW) has helped youth and adults develop leadership skills. BLW is a learning and sharing workshop/conference intended as a balanced program of social, physical, mental, and spiritual activities. The workshop also benefits those who simply enjoy associating with great people, experiencing new ideas, and learning new skills.

The mission “enriching life through recreation” has been the stated purpose of the Buckeye Leadership Workshop for more than two decades. From its earliest days, participatory learning has been the focus. Workshoppers, trustees, and instructors leave titles at the door and participate in the workshop in an atmosphere of equality.

Our objectives are:

  1. To educate leaders in the field of organized recreation for community service.

  2. To act as a refresher course for leaders already working in the field of organized recreation.

  3. To share ideas and experiences in media of creative expression.

  4. To develop knowledge and skills in the teaching of recreation, social, and leisure life skills.

  5. To show that true happiness can be achieved through non-commercialized recreation through the spontaneity of the family or small group.

  6. To provide recreation and relaxation for the leaders themselves.

To learn more about the sessions offered please refer to:
Registration for BLW 2020 is now open! All registrations must be completed online and a $100 deposit is required to hold your spot at the workshop. The balance of your workshop fees ($350 total before February 20, $375 after) are due one month in advance of the workshop (February 25, 2020).  Scholarships are available if interested.  To register please follow:

2019 Carving New Ideas

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that concentrates on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation.  CNI is open to all 4-H members currently in eighth to twelfth grade and will be held November 15 – 17.  Campers will develop leadership and citizenship skills while making new friends from across Ohio!  Registration is due by October 28.

If you would like more information please let me know.

Flyer: CNI Flyer 2019

2019 Youth Welding Workshop

Back by popular demand!

OSU’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with American Welding Society-Columbus Section, Lincoln Electric, and HETEN Engineering and Laboratory, are pleased to offer Youth Welding Workshops this year:

  • Saturday June 8, 2019 – registration deadline is May 24.

Cost = $90/participant

Age of participant = 10-18

Location = OSU Columbus Campus, Agricultural Engineering Building

Choice of one welding process: Arc (‘stick’) welding OR Oxy (‘torch’) welding.

Registration includes:

  • Practice pieces of metal
  • Welding related supplies
  • Welding technique handouts
  • Lunch for youth participants

NO experience necessary. The instructors are looking forward to help youth learn!

Registration is limited to the first 24 participants for EACH TYPE of welding.

Scholarships ARE available –please see details in the flyer, which is linked below. We ask you reserve your spot(s) with a credit card; and if awarded a scholarship, you will not be charged (similar to reserving a hotel room).

On-site registration opens ~8:30AM the day of the welding workshop. The program will begin promptly at 9AM. The day will likely conclude by 4PM.

NO PARENTS/GUESTS allowed in the welding labs. There will be an informal program during the day for parents/guests, or you are welcome to enjoy the Spring games in Ohio Stadium.

This year, we have ONLINE registration (preferred method):

SPACE IS LIMITED. Once the first workshop is full, we will defer participants to the June 8th workshop. PLEASE be diligent when selecting your preferred date. 

Linked here are the additional details, and options for hard copy/mail in registration.

For the April 13 workshop, if you DO NOT register online, please contact Dr. Dewey Mann ( to verify space is available. If space confirmed to you by Dr. Mann, you will bring this form with you to registration (DO NOT MAIL).

Teachers, and/or certified/trained/self-taught welders: Please let us know if you have INTEREST in serving as an instructor at one of these workshops.

Participants need to bring or wear industrial-quality eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants (100% cotton pants such as jeans are best, NO cotton/ poly bend such as athletic pants), and high-top foot protection (No open-toe shoes, sandals, etc.).

Please contact Dewey Mann with questions.

Thanks in advance, and we look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

Andrew ‘Dewey’ Mann, PhD

Lecturer/Faculty Advisor

Agricultural Systems Management (ASM)


2018 Youth Welding Workshop

On April 14, 2018, The Ohio State University, AWS Columbus Section, Lincoln Electric, and
HETEN Engineering and Laboratory is hosting a YOuth Welding Workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Agricultural Engineering Building on the OSU Campus.  This workshop is designed for youth ages 10-18.  Registration for this workshop is March 30 and the cost is $90.  For more information and the registration form please refer to the flyer below or by clicking: Youth Welding Workshop 2018-2593k4t.

– Andrea