Get Ready for the Holidays: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party!

Join us for an Ugly Sweater Decorating Party on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  Bring your sweater, sweatshirt, t-shirt or skirt that you want to decorate for your next holiday gathering and we will provide all of the embellishments.  There will also be cookie decorating, craft and card making along with songs and dance.  Get your ideas ready because we will vote on your favorite ugly sweater! This event is open to everyone.

Last Week to Drop Off PB&J Donations

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the 2nd Annual Clermont County 4-H Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive!  We currently have 176 donations and Brown County isn’t far behind!  Make sure we get bragging rights and drop off your donations to the Clermont County Extension Office by noon on Saturday, November 23.  Help us fill the food packs of local youth who need a little extra over the holiday break.

Join the 4-H Camp Counselor Team!

Clermont and Hamilton County 4-H are currently accepting applications for 4-H camp counselors!  Applicants must be 15-18 years of age (as of January 1, 2020) and be a 4-H member in good standing.  This year’s camp will be held June 5-9, at 4-H Camp Graham in Clarksville, Ohio. Camp counseling can be a very rewarding experience. Counselors will work as a member of a team to plan and conduct a high-quality, safe and fun overnight program for young people. While at the same time, developing his/her own skills and forming lifelong friendships.

Important Dates:
1. Online Application Due
Thursday, November 21, 2020, by 11:59 p.m.
All interested candidates must complete the online application.

2. Camp Counselor Assessment Set-Up
Friday, November 22, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
All camp counselor applicants are required to attend. There will be an orientation, station planning, teaching and event set-up.

3. Camp Counselor Assessment Event
Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
All camp counselor applicants are required to attend. Applicants will participate in a teaching activity and an interview.

4. Selection Notification Emails Sent
Friday, December 6, 2019
All applicants will receive an email notification.

Click here to access the application.

Spread Some Love: Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

We are still accepting donations for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive!  We are currently approximately 22% to our goal but you now have until November 23 to donate!  All donations will be used to fill weekend food packs for local youth.  As of today, Ruff ‘N Stuff 4-H club has the most donations.  The club with the most donations at the end of the drive will win a pizza party!

2020 Camp Counselor Application Open

Clermont and Hamilton County 4-H are currently accepting applications for 4-H camp counselors!  Applicants must be 15-18 years of age (as of January 1, 2020) and be a 4-H member in good standing.  This year’s camp will be held June 5-9, at 4-H Camp Graham in Clarksville, Ohio. Camp counseling can be a very rewarding experience. Counselors will work as a member of a team to plan and conduct a high-quality, safe and fun overnight program for young people. While at the same time, developing his/her own skills and forming lifelong friendships.

Important Dates / Checklist for Counselor Applicants:
1. Online Application Due
Thursday, November 21, 2020, by 11:59 p.m.
All interested candidates must complete the online application.

2. Camp Counselor Assessment Set-Up
Friday, November 22, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
All camp counselor applicants are required to attend. There will be an orientation, station planning, teaching and event set-up.

3. Camp Counselor Assessment Event
Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
All camp counselor applicants are required to attend. Applicants will participate in an, teaching activity and an interview.

4. Selection Notification Emails Sent
Friday, December 6, 2019
All applicants will receive an email notification.

Click here to access the application.

A Month of Giving: PB&J Drive

Clermont County 4-H is accepting donations of a family favorite – peanut butter and jelly!  Donations can be dropped off at the Extension Office and will be accepted through November 15.  It is encouraged that individuals donate both a peanut butter and jelly as one donation.  This will allow us to fill food bags with both items.  Please make sure that your donations are not expired or opened and homemade items or pre-made sandwiches will not be accepted  It is very important that jelly and jam donations are in plastic jars and children have to transport the items on the bus or carry them home.

The club that donates the most jars of PB&J will win a pizza party, sponsored by the Clermont County 4-H Committee!  The PB&J Drive is a great way for your club, business or organization to  support the youth in our community.  Get your team together (friends, family, co-workers and neighbors) and help us make November the month of giving!

Did You Forget to RSVP for the 4-H Recognition Dinner?

If you forgot to RSVP for the 4-H Recognition Dinner, contact the office today so we can have an accurate meal count.  Don’t miss out on an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner (and dessert, of course!).  We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers and youth over the past year!

JFB Meeting Changed to November 13

This month’s Junior Fair Board meeting has been moved to Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.  New members who still need to complete an interview are required to attend this meeting.  Members are asked to bring an unwrapped $5-$10 gift to donate to Child Focus for the holiday season and a jar of peanut butter and jelly to support to the PB&J Drive!

You’re Invited to the 4-H Recognition Dinner

Join us in celebrating 4-H members and adult volunteers at the 2019 4-H Recognition Dinner hosted by Clermont County 4-H Committee.  The dinner will be held on Friday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  RSVP to OSU Extension 513-732-7070 or clark.2652@osu.edu by Monday, November 4.

Get Ready to Spread Some Love!

Clermont County 4-H will be hosting it’s second annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive from November 1- November 15, 2019.  Clermont County 4-H is partnering with Empower Youth and Project Lunchbox to fill weekend food packs with a family favorite – peanut butter and jelly!  This classic sandwich is a good source of protein and is easy for school-aged youth to make on their own.  Our goal is to donate 820 jars of PB&J to the two organizations.  The weekend food packs help to spread the love when families are spread too thin!

We will accept donations of your favorite peanut butter, nut butter alternative, jelly and jam.  It is encouraged that individuals donate both a peanut butter and jelly as one donation.  This will allow us to fill food bags with both items.  Please make sure that your donations are not expired or opened and homemade items or pre-made sandwiches will not be accepted  It is very important that jelly and jam donations are in plastic jars.  The bags are handed out during school and children have to transport the food items on the bus or carry them home.

The PB&J Drive is a great way for your club, business or organization to support the youth in our community.  Get your team together (friends, family, co-workers and neighbors) and start collecting, today!