Camp Counselor Applications Due February 1

Apply to be a Camp Counselor at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in 2022!

4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-18 during 4-H camp. As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the county 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.

Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:

  • Attend required trainings prior to camp including Counselor College on March 19 & 20 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp
  • Market and promote camp
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp
  • Promote camper participation during camp
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, teambuilding challenges, group activities, challenges, etc.
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 14 years old as of January 1st. Pending the age of campers this may vary by camp and be older.
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. (2 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • First time applicants must provide two references.
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.

Apply online at http://go.osu.edu/ABLMPCounselor by February 1l, 2022. For questions, contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu or call the Extension office at 937-544-2339.

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

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.

 

Adams County 4-H Camp Registration Open

Registration is now available for Adams, Brown, Lawrence, Meigs, and Pike camps!

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.

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 Overnight Camping is On!

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.

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign

The Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign runs from Oct. 7-18. Visit our West Union Tractor Supply to participate. Customers can purchase a paper clover at checkout and 90% of funds come back to Ohio counties to support scholarships for camp and leadership programs. To keep kids safe this fall, there will be no in-store promotions.

Exploration Kits from Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

Did you miss Summer Camp? We did! Because we missed exploring our natural world during camp we decided to offer Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Exploration Kits. The kits are specifically designed for youth ages 8 to 11, but can be adapted for use with all ages.

There will be one kit per month October through December, each containing 3-4 activities per kit. The kits will include instructions and all supplies needed to complete the activities to go with that month’s theme. The themes are: October – Ohio Trees, November – Native American History, and December – Hunting Fossils. Each kit will be $20 and must be ordered by the 25th of the month preceding. An invoice will be sent to the email address provided.
Please go to go.osu.edu/explorationkits to order yours today! Deadline for October kit is Friday, September 25.

 

Camp Fee Fundraiser Opportunity for Adams County 4-H Members

Adams County 4-H members can choose to participate in an additional fundraiser with the proceeds to be used for camp, Kids College, or other leadership opportunities through 4-H.  Order forms for the Alabama Candle Company are now available for members or advisers to pick up at the Extension Office.  The 4-H Advisory Committee will collect order forms and money on Monday, February 17. Candles are $12 each for a 9 oz jar and come in a wide array of scents.

This is a voluntary fundraiser and only members that choose to participate will have funds available to them.  Our goal is to give 4-H members an opportunity to earn money they can use for 4-H camps and other 4-H educational trips/experiences.  In previous years members have used this fundraiser to offset the fees for 4-H camp, Horse camp, Kids College, Leadership Washington Focus and more.

Summer 4-H Camp Registration Deadline – May 17

Beginner Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp kicks off our summer camping season and is only 3 weeks away!  “4-H Camp is Fun & Games” Beginner Camp is May 31 – June 3 for members just completing grades 3rd-5th. We have tons of fun planned for this camp as we take traditional board games to the outdoors and give them a Canter’s Cave twist.  Invite a friend and come ready to play!

Members finishing grades 6th-8th are invited to attend “Survivor:  Canter’s Cave” from June 6 – 9.  Come see which Canter’s Cave myth becomes legend as tribes compete in activities throughout camp.  Will your tribe win bragging rights?  We will see.

Teen Camp will be June 14 – 17 and is always a great time.  High ropes, cliff rappelling, and a canoe trip down Salt Creek are just a few of the adventures you’ll take at Teen Camp.  Take a break from the summer rush and hang out with old friends at camp!

Finally, Cloverbud Overnighter for Cloverbuds and their parent or caregiver will be Friday, June 21 through Saturday, June 22.  Parents and Cloverbuds will experience many of the fun camp activities that our older campers participate in like hiking, boating, archery, campfire and more!  Join us for a taste of what Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp has to offer!

Registration and health forms and additional details can be found at Adams County 4-H Camps.  Deadline for camp registration and payment is May 17 at 4 p.m.  Hope to see YOU at camp this summer!