Carving New Ideas Teen Workshop

Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University presents
Carving New Ideas Teen Workshop
(for youth in grades 8 through 12)

 

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that focuses on critical thinking and program facilitation for 4-H members in grades 8-12. The workshop is held at the scenic 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville, Ohio. Campers develop their leadership skills while making new friends from across Ohio and participating in fun activities. Camp counselors are college students at The Ohio State University. Adult staff members providing risk management, nursing services, and meals are staff and volunteers from Franklin County 4-H.

Check-in: Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Check-out: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00am

All registrations are due by October 6, 2021.
Your registration will not be considered complete until:
~ this completed camp registration form with health information are submitted
~ payment is submitted in full

Payment options are on the final page of this online registration form.

 

  • Credit/Debit card (preferred) – Upon completing this registration, you will be forwarded to another site for credit/debit card payments. Also, this link will be emailed to you in your camp registration confirmation
  • Personal check – Make payable to The Ohio State University

Questions: Please call the office 614-866-6900, option 2

Detailed camper packets will be mailed to participants after the October 6 deadline.

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Alumni Weekend!

Join old friends for an evening of Canter’s Cave’s best – hiking to Canter’s & Boone Caves, boating on Engle Lake, a Cook-out, Line Dancing & Campfire. Round up your old camp friends, get the squad together, or bring a +1 (adults only, plz). Relive your best camp memories & make a few new ones!
$25 early sign-up
$35 day-of event
$50 overnight lodging in Harrison-Powell
($100 additional for reserved room)
*Dinner included. Bring your own snacks & other beverages
**Future alumni couples retreat & family weekends are planned for 2022

Strengthening Families Program Comes to Adams County

New dates! Register before October 1st to be eligible for up to $70 in gift cards.

Families with youth ages 10-14, are you interested in a more positive relationship with your youth? Join us for our 7 week Strengthening Families Program beginning October 7 at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center.  This program uses games, activities, videos, and art projects to help parents and their kids better communicate, show respect, and make choices as a family. Even if your family already operates smoothly, this program will be beneficial to you and your child, as it helps you form a stronger bond through projects and activities.
Each Thursday from October 7 through November 18 we will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a meal then have an hour of separate youth and adult programming and a final hour of family programming. Families that participate will also receive up to $70 in gift cards! Pre-registration is required. Register today at http://go.osu.edu/SFP21. Contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu for more information.

4-H Teens Wanted!

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is seeking Ohio 4-H teens ages 14-18 to serve on the board of trustees. This year we will select two youth for a two-year term that will start January 1, 2022 and last until December 31, 2023. Applications are due by November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. and can be found at https://go.osu.edu/join4hfoundation.

The Power of Thank You

Show boxes have been emptied, ribbons have been hung, project work has been put away for another year.  You spend days, weeks, and months preparing, practicing, checking and double checking that your books are complete, you’ve done your best work, and you’re ready to compete.  Fair week is the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication and whether your project is on display in the booth building or the show ring, it’s your chance to show off your accomplishments for the year.  Fair comes and goes in the blink of an eye and when the dust settles you’re left with a sense of pride in your achievements, lasting friendships, great memories, and recognition of a job well done.

The Adams County community once again showed up in force to support our youth during the 2021 Adams County Fair.  Sponsorships of awards, banners, giveaways, and the Junior Fair Sale are just a few ways businesses and individuals recognize and reward the hard work of our junior fair members.  In order to maintain this outstanding level of support, we need to show our appreciation to those sponsors.  Saying thank you is a small but meaningful way we can express to our community how much their support means.

If you received an award during fair, there was a label on the back with the name and address of the award sponsor.  If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes and write out a thank you note to those individuals.  If you sold a project in the Adams County Junior Fair Sale, please visit this link to find your buyers’ name(s) and address(es) and send them a thank you card as soon as possible.  Now is also a great time to thank your advisors, friends, neighbors, mentors, or others that helped you achieve your goals in 2021.

Not sure where to start with your thank you note?  Check out these simple steps and suggestions shared from Teresa Johnson, 4-H Educator in Defiance County.

Saying thank you seems simple but it is a big deal.  Please be sure to reach out to all of your sponsors and let them know how much you appreciate their support!

Market Rabbit Tattooing Thursday, June 17, 6-8 p.m.

Market Rabbit tattooing will take place on Thursday, June 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Adams County fairgrounds.

Members enrolled in the market rabbit project may tattoo up to 4 rabbits, which will be shown in pens of 2 at the fair.  Families with multiple market rabbit exhibitors may tattoo 1 pen (2 rabbits) in each exhibitor’s name and one additional pen of rabbits as a “family” pen.  Each exhibitor will have access to no more than two pens of market rabbits, including “family” pens.

Rabbits should be 8-10 weeks old at time of fair check-in on July 11, and each rabbit in the pen must weigh from 3.5 to 5.5 pounds on July 11 in order to compete for champion, OME recognition, and to sell in the Adams County Junior Fair Small Animal Sale. Rabbits in a pen should be as identical as possible in weight, age, appearance, conformation, and size.

The Rabbit Show at the fair will be held on Tuesday, July 13, beginning with Showmanship at 8:30 a.m. The show will be held in the Junior Fair Activity Building. Anyone needing more information at the tattooing or show at the fair may contact OSU Extension Adams County at 937-544-2339.

Prefair Judging Schedule Posted

Adams County 4-H prefair judging will be held on Tuesday, June 22 at the West Union Elementary School.  This is a change of location from the previous announcement due to a scheduling conflict.  Please find the allotted time for your project on the attached schedule and be at the elementary school about 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time to check in.

2021 project completion and fair requirements can be found here.  Pay special attention to the County Requirements column in order to know what is required during prefair judging. Please be sure to bring all required items, including your completed project record book, to judging with you.  Members should dress appropriately and put forth their best effort.

Members enrolled in a cooking project will take the Food & Nutrition skillathon during project judging.  The skillathon will cover basic measurements, cooking tools, methods, and nutrition information.  Project books are an excellent study resource.

Clothing members will compete in the Style Review at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 at West Union Elementary.  Members will be asked to complete a review card describing their outfit to be read while they model their project.

Non-livestock projects must also be displayed in the 4-H Booth Building during the fair in order to receive premiums or awards.  If your club does not have a booth, you are responsible to drop off the required items (poster, display, or other listed items) at the county booth area in the 4-H Booth Building on July 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or July 11 before 9 a.m. and pick them up between 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 17.

If you are unable to attend project judging on Tuesday, June 22 you have options to complete your non-livestock project.  We will offer an early judging on Friday, June 18 that will allow members to maintain eligibility for awards and State Fair attendance.  You must call the Extension Office at 937-544-2339 to schedule an appointment no later than Wednesday, June 16.  We will also offer makeup project judging on Tuesday, June 29 at the Extension Office.  Makeup judging allows members to complete their project but they will not be eligible for awards or State Fair competition.  Please call to schedule an appointment by Monday, June 28 if you need to attend makeup project judging.

If you have questions about prefair judging, project requirements, or makeup judging, feel free to reach out to the Extension Office at 937-544-2339 or email Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.

Photography SPIN Club Registration Reopened!

Adams County 4-H is hosting a Photography SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club geared towards youth ages 12-18 on Tuesdays May 25, June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6.  We will explore photography from camera settings and composition to editing and telling a story with pictures.  The SPIN Club will include special guest speakers, hands on learning, and a display of members’ final projects.

Members participating in the Photography SPIN Club will be provided DSLR cameras, equipment, editing software and more to use for the duration of the program thanks to a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.  This is an in-person SPIN Club and space is limited to 10 participants.  To register visit go.osu.edu/PhotographySPIN and sign up today.

If you have questions, please contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.

4-H Camp Scholarships Due Friday, May 14

4-H Camp Scholarships are due to the Extension Office via email, fax, or drop box on Friday, May 14.  Applications are available here and should be completed by anyone planning to attend 4-H Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in 2021.
First time campers are eligible for the Camper of the Day scholarship from the 4-H Advisory Committee.  This is a full scholarship for the cost of camp.  Each camp is eligible for two Camper of the Day scholarships.
The Harrison Family Scholarship is a partial scholarship based on financial need.  All campers are eligible for the Harrison Family scholarship and should apply!
Beginner Camp 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.

 

Skillathon Update

Update on our skillathon process for 2021.  Now that our in-person limit has been raised to 300 people we will NOT need to pre-register for skillathon.

Skillathon will be held on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27 at the Adams County Fairgrounds from 2 – 7 p.m.  We will be set up in the Administration Building and only members will be allowed to enter the building.  Masks and social distancing are required.

All 4-H members must participate in the applicable Skillathon(s) to show at the fair and earn points for the Outstanding Exhibitor scoring. Skillathons are required for 4-H and optional for FFA. Exceptions: Participation in the Skillathon is optional for youth enrolled in horseless horse, pet goat, and pet rabbit projects.

Your livestock resource book and record book are an excellent place to begin studying for skillathon.  Looking for some additional study tools?  Check out our friends at Wayne County’s practice skillathons at https://wayne.osu.edu/skillathon-study-materials.

Makeup skillathon will be scheduled on an individual basis.  If you cannot attend the scheduled dates on May 26 or 27, please contact the office or myself.  Anyone not completing the skillathon on May 26 or 27 will not be eligible for related awards.  The makeup skillathon will however meet the requirement to show at the 2021 Adams County Junior Fair.