Bottle Cap Weigh In – Saturday, May 18

Join the Fairfield County Junior Leaders for the Bottle Cap Project 2024! We need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box! All caps should be loose inside the trash bag or box – this means not little bags inside bags please.

If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu). All plastic lids are accepted including cleaned out k-cups, no plastic with metal parts or paper linings please! See below for items that are allowed and NOT allowed – There have been changes to the collection program this year! More information about this program can be found here: CAP Program Collection Information.

The club who collects the most caps by weight will receive a cash prize for your club to use for end of the year activities.

The 1st Weigh In will be THIS SATURDAY, May 18th from 10am-12pm, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn! You can drive through the barn, drop your caps off to the Junior Leaders at the scale, and be on your way! If you have questions, please contact our office at 740-653-5419.

 

Save the Date – June 1 & 2 – 4-H Fundraiser at Big Sandy Superstore

Shop the Lancaster Big Sandy Superstore on Saturday June 1 or Sunday June 2, mention the Fairfield County 4-H Program or show this post and our organization will receive a percentage of the sale!

Big Sandy has some great deals. On top of us receiving a percentage of the sales, Big Sandy is going to match that! It’s truly a win-win for you, our wonderful supporters and for our non-profit. We sincerely appreciate your support and hope you will consider shopping at the Big Sandy Superstore in Lancaster on Saturday, June 1 (10am-8pm) or Sunday, June 2 (1pm-6pm).
Remember all you have to do is show the flyer or mention that you are shopping to support us and we will be credited for your transaction!
This fundraiser supports the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee who provides opportunities to all county 4-Hers like Cloverbud Recognition Awards, Judges for Summer Judging, 4-H Day, Achievement Banquet, and more!

Register for 4-H Camp NOW to Secure your Spot this Summer!

Fairfield County 4-H Camp Registration is NOW OPEN! Registration is completed entirely online and spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Camp is open to members in grade Kindergarten through 9th – based on the grade you are in right now. Read on to learn more about 4-H camp this summer.

What will we do at Camp?

Our camp counselors are hard at work making sure we’re going to have the best summer yet. Tar Hollow activities include swimming and boating at Pine Lake, nature, crafts, recreation, tye-dye, campfires, inspiration, and many other activities. Alley Park activities include archery, canoeing, crafts, games, songs, campfire, tye dye, and more!

 Camp Dates: 

  • Day Camp (Grades 3,4,5,6,7,8,9) – June 4-6 – Alley Park
  • Cloverbud Day Camp (grades K-2, Cloverbud Members) – June 8 – Alley Park
  • Junior Camp (Grades 3,4,5) – June 30-July 3– Tar Hollow
  • Senior Camp (Grades 6,7,8,9) – July 7-10– Tar Hollow
    • Camp grades are based on the current grade in school

Registration Details:

  • Registrations will be completed online and are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting on May 1, 2024 through May 15, 2024. Families will have the option to join a waitlist if all spots fill up for the camp they want to attend.
  • Registration can be found here: go.osu.edu/FCCamp
    • This link will take you directly to the registration starting on May 1st
  • Payment Info:
    • Payment by credit card will be available this year (online only).
    • If you will be paying by check or cash, please select appropriate payment type in the registration process and mail or drop off your payment (check or cash) to the OSUE office (OSU Extension, 831 College Ave., Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130). Make checks payable to: OSU EXTENSION. There will be a $30.00 charge for all returned checks.
    • Registration will be considered complete upon receipt of application and payment.
  • Once registration is complete and payment received, additional information will be provided electronically via email or can be printed upon request at the Fairfield County Extension Office including what to bring, necessary forms, and a map to camp.
  • NO REFUNDS once payment is processed. You are required to pay back the full price of camp 14 days after conclusion of camp if your child does not attend.

Registering Multiple Campers?

  • Each camper must complete an online registration form.
  • Families with multiple children attending camp(s) who want to pay with a credit card can:
    • process payment with each registration, or
    • wait until the last registration is complete and finish the credit card processing after submitting registration on the last camper.
  • Please add all fees together and list ALL members names/camps in the description to ensure payment is applied correctly.

 Friend Requests can be made during the registration process. We recognize the importance of sharing a camp experience with a friend. To request the same cabin as a friend, both campers must name each other in the registration process. A maximum of two campers can request to be together. This is the only opportunity to request a cabin assignment with your friend.

  • Please remember, there is no guarantee that the request can be honored, but we will do our best.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact Aubry Fowler, Camp Director, at Fowler.443@osu.edu.

 Bertha Wilson Trust will provide a 50% campership again this year, if registered by midnight on Wednesday, May 15th.

  • Members will only have to pay $50 for Day Camp, $100 for Intermediate or Junior Camp, and $25 for Cloverbud Camp.
  • Members are welcome to attend both Day Camp and Overnight at Tar Hollow if they wish and if spaces are available. However, they will only receive a campership for the Tar Hollow camp and will be required to pay the full amount ($100) to attend Day Camp. If you are interested in attending both camps, please email fairfield4h@osu.edu to receive more information about registration and payment options.
  • “Thank You” notes are expected from each child who receives a campership. Please send to: OSU Extension,
    ATTN: Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship | 831 College Avenue, Suite D | Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1081

Dine to Donate: May 7 – El Pedregal Mexican Restaurant

The Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders will be hosting a monthly dine to donate fundraiser to raise funds for their countywide club. May’s dine to donate will be a fundraiser at El Pedregal Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 11:00am – 10:00 p.m. at 44 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. 15% of your bill will be donated to the 4-H program. Bring in this flyer (or show it digitally to your server) to the store to get credit for your purchase.
DO NOT PASS OUT FLYERS IN OR NEAR THE RESTAURANT – Our fundraising event could be void if this happens.

The Junior Leaders are a countywide teen leadership group that focuses on 4-H community service, leadership, and more! Their big events include planning the Fairfield County 4-H Advisor Recognition, Countywide Cloverbud Events, and the Bottle Cap Bench Project!

Thank you for the support!

Ohio State Fair Dog Show and Agility Trial – Entries are Open

The 2024 Ohio State Fair Dog Show JUNE 17-19 is open for entries.

Entries close May 21 at 1:00 pm. There are no late entries.

Please go to the Ohio State Fair website for detailed information at:

https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/livestock/livestock-competitions

Scroll down to DOG SHOW. Read Competition Information and Information for entering dogs online.

Then click on the red – ENTER THE 2024 DOG SHOW (ENTRY LINK)

 

The 2024 Ohio State Fair Agility Trial July 24 is open for entries.

Entries close June 21 at 1:00 pm. There are no late entries.

Please go to this link to enter; https://go.osu.edu/osfagilityentries

 

The OSF Agility Trial is the first day of the fair. It has a different entry process and deadlines.

 

All the information is available on the Ohio State – 4-H Dog Program Facebook page. Information is also available on the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Dog page at:  https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/dog/dog-ohio-state-fair

NOW AVAILABLE – Purchase your 4-H Books from the Extension Office!

As a reminder, 4-H Project Books are available at the Fairfield County Extension Office. This is the best way to make sure you get the correct book for your project and save a little money.

Members, check with your advisors if they are doing a club order for books. If so, make sure they have the books you want on their list. If your club is NOT doing a big order, you can email Stacy (hicks.686@osu.edu) your book order. You will receive a confirmation email when your order is ready for pick up.

Advisors, please fill out the 2024 Ohio 4-H Project Books and Resources Volunteer Order Form. Please make sure to download this PDF before filling it out. Book order forms can be emailed to Stacy as well. You will receive a confirmation email when your order is ready to pick up. The Extension Office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Here are some way to find the right project book for you:

  • Find the perfect book. Refer to your Family Guide in print or online to learn about the projects available this year. You can also preview books on Project Central and learn more about each project.
  • Make your own. If you would rather not purchase a book in this way, self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.)

If you have any questions, you may reach out to Leslie Cooksey (cooksey.25@osu.edu) or Aubry Fowler (fowler.443@osu.edu) – Fairfield County 4-H Educators.

You’re all Making the Best Better in 4-H!

Attention 4-H/FFA Horse Exhibitors: Items due by June 1st

Reminder, the following forms are due for Primary AND Back-up horses on June 1st to the Extension Office.

  • Horse ID Form with 1 Photo
    • Photo Requirement: It should be a side photo of the horse that must show youth, horse’s face and any leg markings
  • Negative Coggins Test from your Veterinarian
  • Horse Housing Form ( if not housed at your address)
  • Horse Lease (if applicable)
  • Pony Form (if applicable)

The following items are also due per exhibitor by June 1st:

If you have questions, please visit: https://fairfield.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/pas-horse-show-information or contact Aubry Fowler at email: fowler.443@osu.edu or phone: 740-653-5419.

Camp Registration Opens May 1st

Fairfield County 4-H Camp Registration opens May 1st! Registration is completed entirely online and spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Camp is open to members in grade Kindergarten through 9th – based on the grade you are in right now. Read on to learn more about 4-H camp this summer.

What will we do at Camp?

Our camp counselors are hard at work making sure we’re going to have the best summer yet. Tar Hollow activities include swimming and boating at Pine Lake, nature, crafts, recreation, tye-dye, campfires, inspiration, and many other activities. Alley Park activities include archery, canoeing, crafts, games, songs, campfire, tye dye, and more!

 Camp Dates: 

  • Day Camp (Grades 3,4,5,6,7,8,9) – June 4-6 – Alley Park
  • Cloverbud Day Camp (grades K-2, Cloverbud Members) – June 8 – Alley Park
  • Junior Camp (Grades 3,4,5) – June 30-July 3– Tar Hollow
  • Senior Camp (Grades 6,7,8,9) – July 7-10– Tar Hollow
    • Camp grades are based on the current grade in school

  Registration Details:

  • Registrations will be completed online and are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting on May 1, 2024 through May 15, 2024. Families will have the option to join a waitlist if all spots fill up for the camp they want to attend.
  • Registration can be found here: go.osu.edu/FCCamp
    • This link will take you directly to the registration starting on May 1st
  • Payment Info:
    • Payment by credit card will be available this year (online only).
    • If you will be paying by check or cash, please select appropriate payment type in the registration process and mail or drop off your payment (check or cash) to the OSUE office (OSU Extension, 831 College Ave., Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130). Make checks payable to: OSU EXTENSION. There will be a $30.00 charge for all returned checks.
    • Registration will be considered complete upon receipt of application and payment.
  • Once registration is complete and payment received, additional information will be provided electronically via email or can be printed upon request at the Fairfield County Extension Office including what to bring, necessary forms, and a map to camp.
  • NO REFUNDS once payment is processed. You are required to pay back the full price of camp 14 days after conclusion of camp if your child does not attend.

 Registering Multiple Campers?

  • Each camper must complete an online registration form.
  • Families with multiple children attending camp(s) who want to pay with a credit card can:
    • process payment with each registration, or
    • wait until the last registration is complete and finish the credit card processing after submitting registration on the last camper.
  • Please add all fees together and list ALL members names/camps in the description to ensure payment is applied correctly.

 Friend Requests can be made during the registration process. We recognize the importance of sharing a camp experience with a friend. To request the same cabin as a friend, both campers must name each other in the registration process. A maximum of two campers can request to be together. This is the only opportunity to request a cabin assignment with your friend.

  • Please remember, there is no guarantee that the request can be honored, but we will do our best.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact Aubry Fowler, Camp Director, at Fowler.443@osu.edu.

 Bertha Wilson Trust will provide a 50% campership again this year, if registered by midnight on Wednesday, May 15th.

  • Members will only have to pay $50 for Day Camp, $100 for Intermediate or Junior Camp, and $25 for Cloverbud Camp.
  • Members are welcome to attend both Day Camp and Overnight at Tar Hollow if they wish and if spaces are available. However, they will only receive a campership for the Tar Hollow camp and will be required to pay the full amount ($100) to attend Day Camp. If you are interested in attending both camps, please email fairfield4h@osu.edu to receive more information about registration and payment options.
  • “Thank You” notes are expected from each child who receives a campership. Please send to: OSU Extension,
    ATTN: Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship | 831 College Avenue, Suite D | Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1081

State Horse Bowl & Hippology Contest Results

Congratulations to the Fairfield County Junior & Senior Teams on placing in the State Horse Bowl & Hippology Contests held on April 6, 2024!

Senior Hippology Team

10th Place

Members: Alayna Byrd, Beau Cutright, Riley Cain and Brianna Downey

Junior Horse Bowl Team

9th Place

Members: Brenna Neff, Baylin Alt, Bella Champlin and Hallie Nicodemus

  • Hallie Nicodemus individually placed 9th (out of 91 kids competing in the state)
  • Brenna Neff individually placed 7th (out of 91 kids competing in the state)

Wright Landscape Fundraiser for 4-H – May 17-18

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at Wright Landscape Supply & Market Place on May 17-18, 2024!

Read on for More Details….

  • In-Store Sales
    • Distribute the coupon above to all family and friends. A whole page of coupons can be found here: 2024 Spring – Wright Landscape Flyer
    • At time of checkout, customers will give a copy of the attached coupon to our cashier so we know they are associated with your group and 15% of their transaction will be donated back to your group (not the customer).
    • Absolutely no coupons can be distributed at the store location