2024 Campership Application

The Clermont County 4-H Committee is offering “camperships” (camp scholarships), to Clermont County 4-H members to attend Clermont/Hamilton County 4-H Camp.  Camperships are awarded for up to 50% of the base registration fee.  Camp will be held June 12-15, at 4-H Camp Graham, located in Clarksville, Ohio and is open to all youth, ages 8 – 14 (as of January 1).  Applications are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1.  Click the link below for more details on how to apply!

2024 4-H Campership Application

Ohio 4-H Youth Development at Nationwide Arena

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is collaborating with the Columbus Blue Jackets again in 2024 to raise money for Ohio 4-H! A block of seats is reserved in the upper bowl (section 204) during the Feb. 23 game against the Buffalo Sabres, and a portion of each ticket sale will come back to the 4-H program to support positive youth development.

Purchase your tickets at www.bluejackets.com/4-h!

Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO Returns in June

From June 12-15, teens at the Spark EXPO will learn about agriculture and related STEAM fields from industry experts, and faculty and staff of the Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Open to all Ohio students who have completed the eighth grade or ninth grade at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year. Participants do not need to be enrolled in the 4-H program. The event includes on-campus accommodations, meals, program materials, and transportation. Supervision is provided by adult program staff.

As part of Spark EXPO, students visit Ohio State’s Columbus and Wooster campuses and learn from Ohio State students, teachers, scientists, and researchers. Students explore careers, hear from Ohio 4-H alumni who share their career stories, and learn about the college and career-readiness program: Ohio 4-H Pathways to the Future.

Parents will have the opportunity on the final day of Spark to meet the CFAES admissions team and learn how to better prepare their students for their post-high school education and careers. Parents and students can find more information here or by contacting Margo Overholt-Seckel, program manager, Ohio 4-H Workforce Development & Pathways at overholt-seckel.1@osu.edu.

The deadline to register is April 17, and details are at go.osu.edu/4hsparkexpo.

4-H Night with the Cincinnati Reds

The 4-H programs of Hamilton, Warren, and Clermont counties are excited to be partnering with the Cincinnati Reds to support programs that will empower youth to lead for a lifetime! In 4-H, we believe in developing young people who are confident, hard-working, determined, responsible and compassionate.

On Friday, May 24th at the 7:10pm game against the LA Dodgers, the Cincinnati Reds will donate a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold through this link back to our organization! On this City Connect Friday, be sure to stick around for the Friday Night Fireworks! We hope to see you at the game in support of positive youth development in Southwest Ohio!

Click here to get your tickets!

Deadline Approaching for the Ohio 4-H Conference

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone!  The event will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The cost to attend is $40 and includes lunch. The Clermont County 4-H Committee will reimburse 50% of the registration fee to volunteers and members, after the conference.  The deadline to register is Friday, February 9. Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.

Event details and registration can be found at:
https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference

Apply for State and National Camp/Trip Opportunities

The Clermont County 4-H Committee is accepting applications for 2024 State and National 4-H Camp and Trip scholarships.  4-H camps and leadership trips are excellent opportunities for youth to expand their knowledge, develop new friendships, and learn exceptional leadership skills.  The 4-H Committee is providing scholarships for Clermont County 4-H members to attend 10 different state camps and national trips.  All youth who apply for a scholarship must complete the 2024 State and National Camp/Trip Scholarship Application in it’s entirety.  Interviews will be held on an as needed basis.  Applicants will be notified if an interview is necessary.  Applications must be received by noon on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Yes! This is the same application as the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record (except for the first page). Submit your application by February 2, if you want to submit it for state review.

2024 4-H Camp/Trip Scholarship Application

 

Ohio 4-H Achievement Record

    

The Ohio 4-H Achievement Record is the gateway to state and national 4-H opportunities, trips, and experiences! The Ohio 4-H Achievement Record is a comprehensive record of a 4-H member’s career, accomplishments, and achievements. It is a great way to capture all the experiences they have had in 4-H, practice for filling out future job or college applications, and get a head start on applying for scholarships.

There are 27 project area categories in which to apply, such as individual animal projects, citizenship, community service, clothing, creative arts, woodworking, shooting sports, leadership, and more! 4-H members can submit multiple achievement records in different categories based on their 4-H involvement. State winners in each category win a trip to events such as National 4-H Congress, National Dairy Conference and the Shooting Sports Teen Leadership Institute. These events encourage members to expand their skills, engage with other 4-H members, and inspire them to make an impact in their communities!

Applications are due to the Extension Office by noon on Friday, February 2.

Click here to access the application.

 

Become a 4-H Volunteer

Volunteers are the foundation of the 4-H youth development program. Behind every 4-H member is an adult mentor who is willing to share their time and passion.

Applications are currently being accepted for new 4-H Volunteers.  Candidates must complete an application, submit three references, complete a background check, attend an interview and participate in a new volunteer orientation.  Applications must be submitted by February 15.

Orientation for new volunteers will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the 4-H Hall.

Click here to access the new volunteer application.

Completed applications must be submitted by email to burdsall.9@osu.edu or mail to 1000 Locust Street, P.O. Box 670, Owensville, Ohio 45160. Must be post marked or email by February 15.

2024 4-H Volunteer Training

It’s time to start a new 4-H year!  Below is a list of volunteer training options along with the registration links.  All returning volunteers are required to attend ONE training in order to remain active.   Both the in-person and live virtual training options meet the training requirement. Registration is due by Wednesday, February 14, unless stated otherwise.

Training Options for Returning 4-H Volunteers

  • 4-H Volunteer Training (In-person)
    Thursday, February 22, 10:00 a.m., 4-H Hall
    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club finances, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register
  • 4-H Volunteer Training (In-person)
    Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m., 4-H Hall

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club finances, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register
  • 4-H Volunteer Training(Live Virtual Training)
    Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m., Zoom

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club finances, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register here
  • Ohio 4-H Conference
    Saturday, March 9, 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Greater Columbus Convention Center
    Cost: $40 (includes lunch and 50% will be reimbursed by 4-H Committee)
    Registration is due to the Extension Office by Wednesday, February 7.  Event details and registration can be found at the link below:
    https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference
    * Volunteers must attend session 407 or 518 for attendance to be counted toward volunteer training requirement

Training Options for New 4-H Volunteers

  • New Volunteer Orientation
    Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., 4-H Hall
    Topics include: About 4-H, Volunteerism, Club Management, Working with Youth, Risk Management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register here