Virtual 4-H Camp begins Monday, June 15th for our registered campers!

Due to COVID-19, things are continually changing in our lives and the 4-H program is no exception to that. As 4-H Educators, we wanted to provide an update with details that we know as of right now:

  • Summer Camp – While we can’t host our traditional camp in person this year, Fairfield County Camp Counselors have worked hard to create an online option. Our main goal is to keep the traditions and activities we have at Tar Hollow and Alley Park but adapt them to be done at home with family and friends. All activities are meant to get 4-Hers up, outside and moving – No need to sit and stare at the computer longer than necessary! Virtual Camp began on June 15th for those families who registered. If you have questions or missed the deadline and would like to participate, please call our office 740-653-5419!

Keep working on your 4-H Projects and 4-H Project Books!

Due to COVID-19, things are continually changing in our lives and the 4-H program is no exception to that. As 4-H Educators, we wanted to provide an update with details that we know as of right now:

  • Project Books – Most 4-H members should have their project books already. Books can be purchased from extensionpubs.osu.edu and shipped directly to your home. Our extension office will be transitioning back to our physical office later this summer. We will post additional details about how to purchase books from our office as soon as we are open to the public.

Rabbit Health Information: RHDV2 Fact Sheet

Some rabbit exhibitors and advisor may have heard about the RHDV2 spread among rabbits (both wild and domestic) that started in SW United States just a few months ago. At this point, Colorado and Texas are the closest states with confirmed deaths but if they are on social media or involved in rabbit groups they have most likely been hearing about it. This Fact Sheet (Rabbit RHD Fact Sheet) addresses the important points and addresses the importance of increasing biosecurity as the best course of action at this point.

What is a Virtual Camp Anyways?

Our camp counselors have been hard at work designing a virtual camp for our 4-H members. This is new for all of us, so the camp counselors recorded some messages to share with our campers about what to expect this summer. Our main goal is to keep the traditions and activities we have at Tar Hollow and Alley Park, but adapt them to be done at home with family and friends. All activities are meant to get 4-Hers up, outside and moving – No need to sit and stare at the computer longer than necessary!

Click on the links below to learn more:

Anna – Crafts

Ellie – Prizes

Gabriella – Bonus Activities

 

Don’t forget to register for this once in a lifetime camp experience! Visit: go.osu.edu/FCCampApp to register now!

Poultry Exhibitors – learn about all things poultry: Join this Poultry SPIN Club!

We invite youth ages 8-18 to learn about all things poultry! Sessions will cover breeds, basic knowledge, housing, equipment, handing, showmanship, common health concerns, biosecurity, and nutrition. We will take a virtual field trip, learn about careers, and marketing in the poultry industry. The club will meet Mondays and Wednesdays starting on Monday, June 8th – Wednesday, July 1st at 1:00 p.m. The cost is free and location is from the comfort of your own home/computer. To register go to go.osu.edu/poultrySPINreg. Once registered, participants will receive a zoom link for the sessions. Space is limited, and there is no time to waste!

Cloverbud Advisors – Resource Pages

Hello Cloverbud Advisors,

The State 4-H office has put together a great reference that shows all of the cloverbud programming resources available. Those reference sheets can be found here: Cloverbud Programming Resources. If you need help ordering or buying any of the Resources mentioned from OSU Publications, please contact the Extension Office: 740-653-5419.

Make sure you are subscribed to the Cloverbud Connections blog which shares activities and lessons that you can teach at the club level. If you aren’t subscribed, you can do that here: https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/

If you have any questions or need suggestions for meetings, don’t hesitate to ask. We’re glad to help!

Have questions about you clothing and textiles 4-H project?

4-H Master Clothing Educator Volunteers will be available live via Zoom to answer 4-H members’ questions and share sewing skills and techniques over the next few weeks. They will also be available to answer questions about quilting basics and techniques.

Pam Montgomery, 4-H Extension Educator in Morgan County, who works with this group of 4-H MCE volunteers, has the following dates and times scheduled. She will be monitoring the meetings. There is no need to preregister. The Zoom connection information is below.

Dates and Times

  • June 4 (Thurs): 10:30 am- 12 pm
  • June 8 (Mon):  3:30 -5 pm
  • June 30 (Tues):  1-2:30 pm
  • July (Wed): 8: 1-2:30 pm

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  • 4-H members:  If you have a disability and have questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact us at 4hinformation@osu.edu.
  • 4-H volunteers: If you, or a participant you are working with, have a disability and have questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations please contact your county 4-H professional.

 

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