Ohio Military Kids (OMK) Programs

The Ohio Military Kids (OMK) program has a full schedule planned for the 2020 event season. Ohio Military Kids is a partnership with Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development and Family Readiness with Ohio National Guard. With this amazing partnership, Ohio Military Kids puts on several events throughout the state of Ohio. These events range from daylong educational programs, to overnights, to weekend camps, and even weeklong residential camps. These events are open to youth of military families, and they do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate. 4-H members and adults have the opportunity to volunteer for OMK events, including as camp counselors in the summer!


The mission of Ohio Military Kids is to support the youth of military families throughout the deployment cycle. Ohio 4-H is an essential supporter of the Ohio Military Kids Program and its mission. Ohio 4-H works hand-in-hand with Ohio National Guard to deliver fun and supportive programs to military families. With military youth in every county in Ohio, the partnership of 4-H to promote OMK opportunities to your military friends and neighbors in all 88 counties is appreciated!


Visit go.osu.edu/OMK for more information as you express your gratitude for those who serve our country and help us continue to grow the reach of Ohio Military Kids by sharing this website with a military family!



What Could Be Better Than an UGLY SWEATER???

Decorating one with your friends!!!  Join us for an UGLY SWEATER Decoration Party!

Saturday, November 23, from 10am-12pm in 4-H Hall.

Bring a sweater or sweatshirt to decorate.  Admission is only $5 OR a jar of peanut butter AND jelly (NO glass jars) per person, and includes glitter, sequins, glue, paint and other supplies.

There will be cookie decorating, crafts, card making, song, dance and lots of holiday fun!!!

Ugly Sweater Invitation

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge Are you interested in community service, government and advocacy? Apply to be part of the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge hosted by Ohio 4-H, FFA and Farm Bureau. Only 40 delegates will be selected to work with other teens in grades 9-12 to develop a policy that makes a difference in their community, travel to the State House in Columbus and meet with lawmakers. Find all the details at www.go.osu.edu/OYCC2020 and be a #4HTrueLeader!

Build & Race a Pumpkin Car!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?!?  Build a snazzy pumpkin race car and bring it to the tracks at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Fall Camp Out on Saturday, October 19, at 1:00pm.

Entry fee is only $5 or a jar of peanut butter AND jelly to support the Empower Youth food drive.

Prizes will be awarded for the Fastest, Furthest and Best Design.  Thanks to our Race Sponsor: Stricker Auto Parts and Service!



2019 National 4-H Week Photo Contest!

2019 National 4-H Week CalendarShare your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 6-12, 2019!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

  • Monday – Leadership
  • Tuesday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Alumni
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

To qualify for prizes and to make it easier for our daily National 4-H Week Photo Contest judge, we will create a facebook thread for each theme/day. Post your pictures in the comments of the appropriate theme/day (posted daily) with #Clermont4H. For every submission except Thursday, only current photos from 2019 will be considered for prizes.

A winner will be chosen each day and the five daily winners will be posted on facebook for fans to vote on the top, grand prize winner!


2020 Junior Fair Board Applications

Junior Fair Board (JFB) is currently accepting applications for 2020.  JFB members oversee many important tasks for the Clermont County Junior Fair.  Members solicit award sponsorships, organize the awards and supplies for all youth events (pre-fair week and during the week), assist in the execution of various Junior Fair events and activities, and assist in planning before the fair for facilities, judges, rules, etc. They work in a cooperative effort with the Senior Fair Board, Senior Superintendents, Extension Office staff and club/chapter advisors.

Youth ages 13-18 who are involved in a youth organization are eligible to apply.  Participation in the Junior Fair Board is a excellent opportunity for youth to development leadership and organizational skills; plus, it looks great on a resume!  Applications are online this year and are due by Friday, October 11.  Click the links below to apply.


Reference Form

  • First time applicants must submit 1 personal reference; current members do NOT need to.
  • Reference form link should be emailed to their reference to fill out.
  • Questions: contact Pam Burns 513-265-3248, pamburns1985@gmail.com


Ohio State University Extension Clermont County was proud to partner with OhioMeansJobs in the Summer Youth Employment Program.  Ninety-two Clermont County youth were employed for nine weeks with 16 employment partners at 28 different work sites.

In addition to their employment tenure, participants attended off-site, bi-weekly training through the LOOK to Ohio Summer Youth Experience facilitated by OSU Extension Clermont County. LOOK (Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge) is a teen leadership and workforce preparation program developed to meet the demand to prepare teens for leadership today and into the future.  Training covered topics such as identification of personality characteristics, career pathway research, resume writing, practicing personal communication skills and dining etiquette, helping ensure youth learned soft skills in addition to job skills.

The youth development program concluded with a half-day of goal setting and presentations followed by an awards ceremony to recognize participants’ success. Congratulations graduates!

Following are the Summer Employment partners who helped to create lasting memories and provided valuable training for Clermont County youth!

4-H & Georgia Boot

4-H er wearing Georgia Boots standing on a platform with a goatJoin Georgia Boot and 4-H in putting our #4Hbestbootforward and giving back to our communities. Current 4-H’ers, family, staff, alumni, and volunteers can save 50% off full-price items at GeorgiaBoot.com now through September 30, 2019! In addition to this great discount, Georgia Boot will give 5% of every discounted purchase back to support 4‑H.

Get your discount today!

Congratulations, 2019-2020 TLC Members

Please join me in congratulating Sarah Francis and Maddie Hill for being selected to represent Clermont County on the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council!  They will serve as members of the state council from September 1, 2019- August 31, 2020.

Sarah Francis is a 12 year 4-Her in Clermont County. She is a camp counselor and Jr. Fair Board member. Her favorite food is sushi. Projects that Sarah takes include dairy cattle, dairy goats, cooking, sewing, and leadership. Sarah started 4-H because all of her siblings were involved so she basically grew up in the program. A fun fact about Sarah is that her bucket list includes traveling to Singapore.

Maddie Hill is a 12 year 4-Her from Clermont County where she participates in CARTEENS, is a camp counselor, and a Jr. Fair Board member. She takes swine, meat goats, meat turkeys, and various other projects. She got her start in 4-H because her family has always been involved. Her favorite fair food is hot ham and cheese. A fun fact about Maddie is that she has a fear of babies.