4-H Camp Deadlines Are Near!

Camp registration deadlines are almost here. Don’t miss out on the best summer ever at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp!

Youth finishing grades 3-5 are invited to join us May 31 – June 3 for Adams, Brown, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike Beginner Camp. Campers should register at http://go.osu.edu/ABLMPBeginner. Registration deadline is May 16. Adams County 4-Her cost $145, non-4-H cost $175.

Youth finishing grades 6-8 are invited to Canter’s Cave from June 12-15 for ABLMP Junior High Camp! Registration is at http://go.osu.edu/ABLMPJrHigh. Register before June 1 to secure your bunk! Adams County 4-Her cost $145, non-4-H cost $175.

Cloverbud Overnight – June 11-12. Register at https://go.osu.edu/Cloverbud22 before June 1. An adult must accompany the Cloverbud for the duration of camp. Adams County 4-Her cost is $40 for the Cloverbud and their adult.

Special Needs Camp – June 17-19. Details at https://4hcanterscave.osu.edu/home/experience-it/special-needs-camp.

Teen Camp – June 24-27. Register for Teen Camp at https://go.osu.edu/TeenCamp. Adams County 4-Her cost is $150, non 4-H cost is $180.

Jr. Shooting Sports – July 15-17. Details at https://ohio4h.org/families/members/events-opportunties/shooting-sports/4-h-shooting-ed-camp.

Senior Shooting Sports – July 24-29. Details at https://ohio4h.org/families/members/events-opportunties/shooting-sports/4-h-shooting-ed-camp.

Adams County 4-H members automatically receive a $20 camp scholarship courtesy of the Adams County Advisory Committee and funded by our annual candy sales. This year every camper that registers will receive a 2022 Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp t-shirt!

If you would like to bunk with another camper, please reach out to them ahead of registering to coordinate. You will be choosing cabins using the online registration. Payment is due to the Extension office by the registration deadline to secure your camper’s place at camp. Cloverbud Camp payments will be collected through the Jackson County Extension Office.

Be sure to check the email provided during registration for additional information about your specific camp.

4-H Camp Registration Open!

Summer is coming and bringing with it 4-H camp at Canter’s Cave! Registration for Beginner Camp (grades 3-5) and Junior High Camp (grades 6-8) are now open.

The cost of Beginner and Junior High camp is $165 for 4-Hers and $175 for non 4-Hers. Adams County 4-H members will automatically receive a $20 discount courtesy of the Adams County Advisory Committee and funded by our annual candy sales, making their cost $145. This year every camper that registers will receive a 2022 Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp t-shirt!

If you would like to bunk with another camper, please reach out to them ahead of registering to coordinate. You will be choosing cabins using the online registration.

There are camp scholarships available to help offset the cost of 4-H camp! Applications are due May 13 and can be found here. We want every 4-Her that wants to attend camp to be able to go.

Youth finishing grades 3-5 are invited to join us May 31 – June 3 for Adams, Brown, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike Beginner Camp. Campers should register at http://go.osu.edu/ABLMPBeginner. Registration deadline is May 16.

Youth finishing grades 6-8 are invited to Canter’s Cave from June 12-15 for ABLMP Junior High Camp! Registration is at http://go.osu.edu/ABLMPJrHigh. Register before June 1 to secure your bunk!

Other dates at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp:

Spring Fling – April 29-30 – Register at http://go.osu.edu/CantersSpringFling due April 15

Open House – May 1 – Everyone welcome! Join us for hiking, crafts, archery, fishing, camp tours, and food! Silent and live auction fundraisers will be held.

Cloverbud Overnight – June 11-12 – Details coming soon!

Special Needs Camp – June 17-19 – Details coming soon!

Teen Camp – June 24-27 – Details coming soon!

STEM Camp – June 29- July 1 – Details coming soon!

Jr. Shooting Sports – July 15-17 – Details coming soon!

Senior Shooting Sports – July 24-29 – Details coming soon!

Don’t Miss Out!

Opportunities available NOW!

Adams County 4-H Kids College

Kids College classes are filling up! Choose from Archery, Art, Cake Decorating, Fishing with Phipps, Food Fun, or STEM and complete project work, learn more about pre-fair judging, and leave with supplies to help complete your project. Cost is just $10. Register before April 15 at http://go.OSU.edu/KidsCollege22. Youth must be a 4-H project member to attend but do not have to be enrolled in the project area they choose to explore. Kids College is sponsored by Southern State Community College.

Explore the Outdoors SPIN Club

Explore the Outdoors with our newest SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club! This club will hike and explore many of our local natural areas joined by a terrific line up of guest speakers. SPIN Club begins April 22. Open to youth in grades 3-12. You do not have to be a current 4-H member! Space is limited so register today at http://go.osu.edu/ExploreAdams.

Spring Fling at Canter’s Cave

There’s still time to register for Spring Fling at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp on April 29 & 30! Open to grades 3-6 and packed with all the things we love about summer camp. Don’t wait, register today at http://go.osu.edu/CantersSpringFling. Fee is $40 and registration closes April 22.

4-H Camp Scholarships Available!

Spring is here which means summer is just around the corner and summer brings with it 4-H Camp! Adams County 4-H Camp dates are set and planning has begun.

Dates for 2022 include:

Spring Fling, grades 3-6 – April 29 – 30

Beginner Camp, grades 3-5 – May 31 – June 3

Cloverbud Overnight, grades K-2, June 11-12

Junior High Camp, grades 6-8 – June 12-15

Special Needs Camp – June 17-19

Teen Camp, grades 9-12 – June 24-27

STEM Camp, grades 5-7 – June 29-July 1

We want to make sure that everyone that wants to go to camp has the opportunity. With that in mind the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee is once again offering 4-H Camp Scholarships! Applications are available on the website or by stopping by the Extension Office. If you are a first time camper you should apply for the Camper of the Month scholarship. If you have been to camp before but need some assistance to get back, complete the Stan Harrison Family application.

Members can also participate in the Individual Fundraiser to raise money for camp! This year members have the opportunity to sell Pearl Valley Cheese. Order forms are available in the Extension Office. The 4-H Advisory Committee will collect these orders on April 11. Members are credited for all profits from the items they sell and can use the funds towards camp or other educational opportunities through 4-H. Ask your advisor or call the office for more information.

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.