Pictures Posted from Tar Hollow Counselor’s Camp

38 Fairfield County 4-H Camp Counselors and 4-H Extension Educator, Leslie Cooksey, attended Tar Hollow Counselor’s Camp. Pictures have been posted from the multi-county Counselor’s Camp which was held on Tuesday, June 7th for camp counselors from Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, and Ross Counties. Feel free to capture these photos and file away for future use on your Junior and Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms! Click here.

Welcome to the Fairfield County 4-H News!

If you are just now joining us on this email list, we have officially entered all 4-H enrollments for the year! Final numbers of members and volunteers will be determined and shared soon! The Fairfield County 4-H Blog was created this year to keep Fairfield County 4-H volunteers, members, families and guests up to date on local, state, and national 4-H news. Check out the blog website to navigate topic areas and look for additional information. This blog is released on a weekly basis to your email (if items are posted previously in the week) and you must click through the link to continue reading information about items posted on the blog website. If you’d like to see other information posted, please contact Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu. This blog will take the place of the paper newsletter previously mailed to 4-H advisors in Fairfield County.

4-H Endowment Legacy Dinner is June 9th!

The 4-H Endowment Board is busy making final preparations for their 4-H Legacy Dinner to take place on Thursday, June 9th at the home of Doug and Cheryl Majors. This is the major fundraising event of the 4-H Endowment Board – raising funds to support long-term fundraising needs of the Fairfield County 4-H Program. Proceeds from this event will go toward either the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Fund at The Ohio State University or to the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Fund at the Fairfield County Foundation. For more information about the Fairfield County Endowment, click here. For up to date information about the 4-H Legacy Dinner, make sure you visit this website and subscribe to their blog!

Tar Hollow Counselors Camp

Fairfield County Camp Counselors will be attending Counselors Camp at Tar Hollow on Tuesday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a multi-county counselor training onsite at Tar Hollow 4-H Camp for counselors from Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, and Ross counties. We are looking forward to networking with out counselors from the area who share in the Tar Hollow camping traditions!

Explore “Cloverbugs” at 4-H Cloverbud Camp

Although Cloverbud Camp Registration has closed as of June 1st, we will take late registrations (with a $10 late fee) up through July 2nd. Cloverbud Camp takes place July 9th at Alley Park in Lancaster and this camp is for Fairfield County 4-H Cloverbud members who are ages 5 to 8 as of 1/1/2016. For more information about Fairfield County 4-H Camps, click here.

Intermediate Camp Campers are taking a “Step Forward to Tar Hollow”

Although Intermediate Camp Registration has closed as of June 1st, we will take late registrations (with a $10 late fee) up through Friday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m. Intermediate Camp takes place June 17th through June 20th and this camp is for Fairfield County 4-H members who are ages 11 to 14 as of 1/1/2016. Please note all scholarship forms and buddy request forms were due June 1st. As of 6/3/2016, we have about 18 remaining spots for Intermediate Camp girls and NO remaining spots for Junior Camp boys. We are sold out! At this time, a waitlist is being created for Intermediate Camp boys should we have any cancellations prior to camp. Contact the office for details. For more information about Fairfield County 4-H Camps, click here.

Junior Camp Campers are…”Going on a Treasure Hunt!”

Although Junior Camp Registration has closed as of June 1st, we will take late registrations (with a $10 late fee) up through Tuesday, June 21st at 4:00 p.m. Junior Camp takes place June 28th through July 1st and this camp is for Fairfield County 4-H members who are ages 8 to 10 as of 1/1/2016. Please note all scholarship forms and buddy request forms were due June 1st. As of 6/3/2016, we have about 13 remaining spots for Junior Camp girls and about 15 remaining spots for Junior Camp boys. For more information about Fairfield County 4-H Camps, click here.

Time to think about Summer Judging!

The Fairfield County 4-H project judging week is July 11-14, 2016.  All judging will be held at the Fairfield County Ag Center, 831 College Ave, Lancaster OH.

Monday July 11th will be All Food and Nutrition, Health, Family Life & Child Development, Home Decorating & Design and Money Management Projects from 2 pm to 7 pm.  Judging is a first come, first served process.  We ask that you carpool with other club or family members and leave younger siblings at home as we have limited space for everyone in our conference room and hallways.  **this request would apply for all days**  Please anticipate a wait in some cases if there are others who arrived ahead of you for judging.

Tuesday July 12th will be all Self Determined, Writing, Leadership & Citizenship, Cake Decorating (to be eligible for cake decorating at State Fair – you must participate in summer judging; you can also be judged in October at the County Fair for cake decorating), Scrapbooking, Quilting, Creative Arts, Theater Arts and Photography from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Again, judging is a first come, first served process.

We will also have modeling practice for the Style Review July 12th, 10 am – 11 am at Bloom Carroll Middle School.  Fashion and Nutrition Board members will be on hand to help your child learn the proper modeling techniques for Thursday’s Style Review.

Wednesday July 13th will be the Rockets, Robotics, Science Fun, Bicycle, Electricity, Rope, Small Engines, Lawn Care, ATV, Woodworking, Discovering 4-H, Horseless Horse, Vet Science, Outdoor projects and Gardening from 2 pm to 7 pm.  Again, judging is a first come, first served process.

Thursday July 14th will be all clothing projects from 11 am to 4:30 pm.  Participants are then going to attend the Style Review at Bloom Carroll Middle School to model their project with the others in the class, and for the judges to make their final decisions as to the winner in each class.  In order to be eligible for State Fair judging in clothing, the member MUST attend the Style Review.  The Style Review will be held starting at 7 pm.  Participants are asked to arrive by 6:40 pm to get lined up for the Style Review.

We are looking for Adult and Jr Leader assistance on all judging days.  Please call the Fairfield County Extension Office at 740-652-7260 to volunteer to help.  Volunteers check members in, complete name cards for the fair, help members back to the judging area, hand out grade ribbons, and help with other tasks as needed.  Most time slots are 2 1/2 hours long.  Please call to volunteer today!

If you child cannot attend the normal judging days above, we will have late project judging on July 26th from 9 am to 5 pm. Please call the office to schedule your child’s project judging on July 26th at 740-652-7260.