Registration is now available for Adams, Brown, Lawrence, Meigs, and Pike camps!
will be held June 1 – June 4th at the Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, OH. This camp is open to youth completing 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the 2020-2021 school year; youth do not have to be in 4-H to attend. Beginner Camp will cost $127 for Adams County 4-H members thanks to a $20 camper scholarship awarded to all county 4-H members by the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and $157 for non-4-H members. Register for Beginner Camp at go.osu.edu/ablmpbeginner
before May 24. More information about Beginner Camp can be found in the Beginner Camp letter
Jr High Camp will be held June 14th – 17th at the Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, OH. This camp is open to youth completing 6th, 7th and 8th grade in the 2020-2021 school year; youth do not have to be in 4-H to attend. Jr High Camp will cost $127 for Adams County 4-H members thanks to a $20 camper scholarship awarded to all county 4-H members by the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and $157 for non-4-H members. Register for Jr High Camp at go.osu.edu/ablmpjrhigh before June 7. More information about Jr High Camp can be found in the Jr High Camp letter.
Cloverbud Day Camp will be held on Sunday, June 6 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, OH. This camp is open to youth completing kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade in the 2020-2021 school year. An adult must attend Cloverbud Day Camp with their Cloverbud for the duration of camp. Cloverbuds and their adult will spend the day exploring Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp including hiking, fishing, camp songs, games, crafts and more! Lunch and a snack are included in the registration fee of $30 for a Cloverbud and their adult. Each additional camper (Cloverbud or adult) will be an extra $15. Register at go.osu.edu/21Cloverbud before June 1.
Details are still being finalized for Teen Camp June 18 – 21. More information to come on that camping opportunity! Watch for updates on our website.
4-H Camp planning is now in full swing that Ohio 4-H received the go-ahead from OSU leadership to conduct overnight camping. There are still many details to finalize but the Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp and Ohio 4-H Camping teams are working hard towards that goal. We hope to have registration available later this week but in the meantime wanted to get the dates and camp scholarship information out to campers.
2021 Adams County 4-H Camp dates are:
- Beginner Camp (grades 3-5): June 1st-4th
- Cloverbud Family DAY Camp at Canter’s Cave: June 6th
- Junior High Camp (grades 6-8): June 14th– 17th
- Teen Camp: June 18th-21st
Scholarships for camp are available! The Stan Harrison Scholarship is open to any camper based on financial need. This is usually a partial camp scholarship to help make camp more affordable for families. The Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee also awards the Camper of the Month scholarship. This scholarship is for first time campers and preference is that two scholarships are awarded for each camp. Camp scholarship applications are available on our website or at the Extension office and are due back to the office no later than May 14 by 4 p.m.
Spring tag-in will take place on Saturday, May 1 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Feeder calves will tag from 8 a.m. – 12 noon. Feeder calf exhibitors should bring a completed feeder calf vaccination record which was emailed and can be found here or have the fair vet administer the required vaccinations at tag-in. The fair vet will be on site to provide vaccinations/castrations for feeder calves. Exhibitors are responsible for vet fees.
Market Goats will tag from 8 – 10 a.m. and Market Lambs from 10 – 11 a.m. Goat and lamb exhibitors will enter the Larry Ave gate and be weighed and tagged at the Small Animal barns. This will cut down on congestion on the upper end of the fairgrounds and allow goat and sheep exhibitors to park closer to their weigh/tagging area. All goats and lambs must have official USDA scrapie identification at the time of tag-in, and animals with blue, slaughter-only or meat scrapie tags will not be tagged and may not be exhibited at the fair.
Each large animal exhibitor will be required to designate at least one animal in his/her name. A family can tag an additional two animals of that species per Junior Fair member as “family” animals. Each exhibitor will have access to no more than three total animals in that species at fair, including “family” animals. Family is defined as junior fair eligible youth who are legally siblings, half-siblings or step-siblings.
For more information please refer to the Exhibitor Letter and Fair Requirements that were emailed to you and can be found at https://adams.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/animal-projects.
If you have questions, please reach out to the Extension Office or email me at email@example.com.
Members planning to exhibit their equine project(s) at the 2021 Adams County Fair should register them online at https://go.osu.edu/achorse no later than Saturday, May 1. This online registration will take the place of Registration Day which has previously been held at the fairgrounds in late April or early May.
The online registration form includes the equine health form, required to verify that each animal has received the required vaccinations. Receipts and/or paperwork from your vet should be uploaded at the appropriate place in the online registration.
Other important equine project information including 2021 program rules, PAS show information and Multi County Clinic (Camp) registration can be found at the Horsse Program page on the Extension website https://adams.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/horse-projects.
If you have questions, please reach out to Kim Baker, Equine Program Key Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kristy at email@example.com.
Adams County Junior Fair members ages 16 – 18 are invited and encouraged to apply for the Adams County Junior Fair Queen & King Contest. Participants must be an active member of a Junior Fair Organization including 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Scouts, or SkillsUSA. Applications are available on the Extension website or by visiting the Extension Office.
Applicants will take part in a personal interview slated for Friday, June 25 with a public, onstage question later that evening. The top 5 finalists for Queen and King will be announced that evening. During the Adams County Fair Opening Ceremonies on July 11, those candidates will again take the stage to be interviewed and the Queen and King will be crowned.
Applications are due to the Extension office no later than Wednesday, June 23 at 4 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Market hog exhibitors wishing to compete for Production Champion at the 2021 Adams County Junior Fair should bring their market hog(s) to the fairgrounds on Saturday, April 24 between 8:30 – 10 a.m. to weigh. This is an optional weigh in and not required to exhibit your market hog(s) at the fair. This weight will only be used to calculate rate of gain for the production class. It will not be used to calculate Outstanding Market Exhibitor.
All market hogs must be registered by April 15 at https://go.osu.edu/markethog21 in order to be eligible to weigh, show, and sell at the fair.
If you have questions, please contact Kristy at email@example.com.
2020 Adams County Junior Fair Queen Whitney Bauman is organizing a show apparel exchange. Drop off gently used show shirts, jeans, boots, or belts at a livestock clinic or the Extension Office before May 20. More details on the flyer!