Counselors-in-Training (CIT’s) needed for Camp Canopy

Are you interested in being a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) for Camp Canopy?

We LOVE to have past campers come back to camp as a counselor or CIT (counselor-in-training). This can gain you valuable leadership experience and training in environmental education (aaaaand it gives you an excuse to come back to camp once again).

Those interested in becoming a camp counselor or CIT may apply here (takes them to the FFA job application). Please send all applications directly to FFA Camp Muskingum at the address below. Also, please be aware that the CIT position is an unpaid training position.

FFA Camp Muskingum.
3266 Dyewood Rd SW
Carrollton, Ohio 44615
330-627-2208

Join us at Summer Camp!

Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend 4-H Camp this summer! Intermediate camp is 75% full, Junior camp is 60% full, and Cloverbud camp is 70% full…. since there are limited spots this year make sure you get your registration in today!

Camp Dates:

  • Cloverbud Day Camp (Ages 5-8, Cloverbud Members) – June 5
    • Theme: I love camp here, I love camp there, I love camp everywhere!
  • Intermediate Camp (Ages 11-14) – June 15-17
  • Junior Camp (Ages 8-10) – June 29-July 1

What will we do at Camp?

Our camp counselors are hard at working making sure we’re able to bring our Tar Hollow traditions home to camp this summer. Activities will include archery, canoeing, crafts, games, songs, campfire, tie dye, and more! Campers can even request up to 7 friends this year to make their own groups for camp.

Registration Reminders:

  • Registrations will be done online, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting on May 3, 2021. 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/2021FCCampApp
    • Payment by credit card will be available this year. If you will be paying by check or cash, please select appropriate payment type in the registration process and send or drop off your payment (check or cash) to the OSUE office (OSU Extension, 831 College Ave., Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130). Registration will be complete upon receipt of application and payment. Make checks payable to: OSU EXTENSION. There will be a $30.00 charge for all returned checks.
  • Bertha Wilson Trust will provide a 50% campership again this year if registered by June 1stMembers will only have to pay $40 for Intermediate or Junior, and $20 for Cloverbud
  • Once registration is complete, additional information will be provided including what to bring, necessary forms, and a map to camp.

Camp Registration is Open!

Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!

The Camp Information sheet has been updated for your reference. This sheet contains important information about pick up & drop off times, friend requests, activities that will take place at camp, and more. Be sure to check it out for any camp questions you may have.

Camp Dates:

  • Cloverbud Day Camp (Ages 5-8, Cloverbud Members) – June 5
  • Intermediate Camp (Ages 11-14) – June 15-17
  • Junior Camp (Ages 8-10) – June 29-July 1

Registration Details:

  • Registrations will be done online, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting on May 3, 2021.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/2021FCCampApp
    • Payment by credit card will be available this year. If you will be paying by check or cash, please select appropriate payment type in the registration process and send or drop off your payment (check or cash) to the OSUE office (OSU Extension, 831 College Ave., Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130). Registration will be complete upon receipt of application and payment. Make checks payable to: OSU EXTENSION. There will be a $30.00 charge for all returned checks.
  • Bertha Wilson Trust will provide a 50% campership again this year if registered by June 1st
    • Members will only have to pay $40 for Intermediate or Junior, and $20 for Cloverbud
  • Once registration is complete, additional information will be provided including what to bring, necessary forms, and
    a map to camp.

Fairfield County 4-H Camp is in PERSON!!

We’re excited to announce Fairfield County 4-H will be going to camp in person!!

Fairfield County 4-H’ers will camp locally, via Day Camps, at Alley Park in 2021. This applies to Cloverbud, Junior and Intermediate Camps. This decision was made based on communication with Fairfield County 4-H families, Advisors, camp counselors, and adult camp staff with camping preference, safety, and logistics in mind with regards to the current situation.

We recognize that other counties are moving forward with planning overnight camps, and we want our families to know that each county is making its own decision on how to proceed this year given the circumstances and approval from OSU. The decision for day camps was not made lightly and many conversations with stakeholders and clientele took place which led to this decision. We are excited to host 4-H members at our day camps this year as there was a lot of interest from our recent survey of 4-H families. We are looking forward to overnight camping in 2022.

The Camp Information sheet has been updated for your reference.

Camp Dates:

  • Cloverbud Day Camp (Ages 5-8, Cloverbud Members) – June 5
  • Intermediate Camp (Ages 11-14) – June 15-17
  • Junior Camp (Ages 8-10) – June 29-July 1

Registration:

  • Registration will go live on May 3, 2021, and can be found here: go.osu.edu/2021FCCampApp
  • Bertha Wilson Trust will provide a 50% campership again this year if registered by June 1st
    • Members will only have to pay $40 for Intermediate or Junior, and $20 for Cloverbud

Health & Safety Information:

  • All campers, counselors, and staff will need to wear a mask at all times unless they are actively eating, boating, or participating in archery.
  • Campers will remain with their group and remain physically distanced from other groups. Groups will consist of 8 campers and 2 counselors
  • Health checks will be conducted for all campers, counselors, and staff each day of camp

Participate in the 2021 Virtual Buckeye Leadership Workshop Evening Programs!

Buckeye Leadership Workshop (BLW) will host virtual Evening Programs during the original workshop dates of March 17 through March 20, 2021.  Make plans now to join us and participate as we rekindle the BLW spirit of creativity and community.  We hope that you will see familiar faces, participate in some familiar activities, try something new, and share some familiar songs.

Please join us for the BLW 2021 Virtual Evening Programs as described below.  You can register by scanning the QR code from each evening program description or simply clicking on the Zoom link below each evening program description.  As soon as you register you’ll receive an email (from Amber Grundy) with the Zoom link to join in the evening.  Feel free to reach out to us with questions or if you experience technical problems!

Wear your green and join us on March 17th for a BLW style Happy hour!

 

 

 

Wednesday Night Happy Hour

When: Mar 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrcuiurTsrEtLUlTOVkAUmwqLDg0Cs4OZa

Thursday Night Escape Room

When: Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcu-oqz8oE90Po8oCtxveZzBiYTg-bBnj

Friday Trivia Night

When: Mar 19, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkdeuqrzMjGdXqwGXzS2MasCh9rpmQfMyO

Saturday Sing A Long (this one might get switched to a Facebook Live format rather than Zoom)

When: Mar 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocO6sqDsiH9dEAdClziBxTDCeI19gTG8Ft

 

David Kalkbrenner, Registrar
Buckeye Leadership Workshop
www.buckeyeleadership.com

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications Available – due 4/1/2021

The 2021 State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications are now available!! While we don’t know whether or not Leadership Camp will be in-person or virtual, we do know we will need staff to assist! Interested individuals can view a letter with more information at: https://ohio4h.org/camp/leadership-camp titled “2021 Potential Leadership Camp Counselor/Staff Information and Application”. A link to the application is included in the letter.

Please forward this information along to anyone who you think might be interested!  Applications are due no later than April 1, 2021. If you have questions, please let me know!!

Here are some highlights about the opportunity:

  • Individuals 18+ prior to June 1, 2021 who are good leaders, past counselors, or interested in helping may apply
  • Must complete application, undergo selection, have current background check, attend training
  • Applications due: April 1, 2021
  • Interviews: Week of April 5th
  • Staff Training Weekend (Camp Ohio): May 7-9, 2021.  Yes this is Mother’s Day weekend, but with an early camp, we must have earlier training so we could try to have everything ordered before camp!

For more information, contact Sarah Longo (long.79@osu.edu) or 614-688-2533.

Attention Camp Counselors – Register NOW for Making eXtreme Counselors Workshop!

MXC = Making Extreme Counselors! It’s camp counselor training open to youth 14-18 who want to learn new ideas and activities to help make their county camp great. It happens virtually on March 6-7, 2021. Find out more at go.osu.edu/mxc and contact Aubry Fowler (fowler.443@osu.edu). All 2021 Fairfield County 4-H Camp Counselor Applicants should have received this information earlier this week via email from Aubry.
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Camp Counselors WANTED – 2021 Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps!

Camp counselor applications for the 2021 Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps are now available. No Shooting Sports experience required, but training as a camp counselor is required. Youth must be 14 as of January 1st, 2021 for Junior Shooting Sports Camp and at those who are at least 16 may be considered for Senior Shooting Sports camp; alumni encouraged to apply. find the application at go.osu.edu/shootingsportscounselor

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Apply now to be a 2021 Camp Counselor!

2021 Camp Counselor Application is now posted as an online application for youth interested in serving as a new or returning Camp Counselor (must be 14 & older to be a counselor by June 1st).

As you complete the online application, you will be asked to upload the following completed forms:

1. Standards of Behavior form

2. Ohio 4-H Camp Cell Phone Policy and Tar Hollow Electronics Policy/Camp Counselor Code of Conduct form

3. Counselor Permission to Participate – 2021 Fairfield County 4-H Camps form

4. Ohio 4-H Health Statement with picture

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8th.

Age 14 and older by January 1st? It’s time to explore older youth 4-H opportunities!

Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-H’er? Scholarship or Award Trip winner?

Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?”

We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part! Many exciting opportunities await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Do not miss out on learning more and getting involved!

Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms, such as applications or the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record, while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms. The deadline for the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and all applications is Friday, January 8, 2021, so complete this interest survey soon.

To receive specific information about these opportunities, please select the link below or respond the email that was personally sent to 4-H members (ages 13-17 as of 1/1/2020).
https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bg8uc50jsHISne5

Once you complete the survey, you will receive additional information by email regarding your areas of interest. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any question or need assistance with any applications or forms, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu. We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you will find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

**Completing the interest survey above is not required to complete any award forms or applications. This merely allows us to help get the information to you and follow-up with those who have expressed interest!**