Apply Now to be a 2023 Camp Counselor!

2023 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 – 2023 Fairfield County 4-H Camps form

4. Ohio 4-H Health Statement with picture

Please also have at least 2 references including name and email ready when you are working on your online application. The extension office will contact your references for you.

Remember that  2023 camp dates are as follows:

    • Day Camp (Grades 3-9) – June 13-15 at Alley Park
    • Cloverbud (Grades K-2) – June 17 at Alley Park
    • Junior (Grades 3-5) – June 20-23 at Alley Park, Staff Move In June 19
    • Senior – June 30 (Grades 6-9) – July 3 at Alley Park, Staff Move In June 29

If you have any questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu)!

HealthU – Registration Open! A healthy living opportunity for High School Members

Are you a 4-H’er interested in health? Do you see yourself potentially working in health one day? Nutritionist? Therapist? Nurse? Athletic Trainer? Geneticist?

What: Health University (HealthU) is a weekend camp in October focused on Healthy Living for high schoolers in Ohio 4-H. Join us at 4-H Camp Ohio for a weekend as we explore four of the 9 Dimensions of Wellness and explore health-related careers. We will be exploring the following four tracks of wellness:

  • Physical wellness allows a person to engage in activities of daily living without experiencing undue fatigue or exhaustion. The physical dimension of wellness is supported through health behaviors, which include exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, and getting adequate sleep each night.
  • Emotional wellness involves recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings. Adequate rest is required for wellness in this dimension. If an individual’s mental function is hindered by stress and lack of sleep, they may struggle with accurately assessing a situation which then triggers negative emotional responses and disrupts emotional wellness.
  • Social wellness requires the ability to trust and respect other people and leads to the creation of supportive partnerships and friendships. Being socially well allows one to develop and maintain intimacy, and to have empathy and respect for others.
  • Creative wellness allows a person to appreciate and/or participate in a diverse range of arts or cultural experiences, and to value and cherish the surrounding world. Freely expressing thoughts and emotions through dance, song, drawing, painting, or writing are some of the ways to engage in creative wellness.

Who: Any current 4-H’ers in grades 9 thru 12.

When: Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

Where: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St Louisville, OH 43071

Cost: $50 per youth (check or card)

Deadline: Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents

Contact: Justin Bower, bower.183@osu.edu, with questions.

Save the Date: 4-H Camp 2023

In Summer 2023, Fairfield County 4-H will have FOUR summer camp options for youth. Youth will sign up for camp based on the grade of school they are in right now. This will be the same grade you enter when you sign up for 4-H next spring. Registration will be open May 1-15, 2023! We hope you are as excited as we are, so save the date and join us at Alley Park or Tar Hollow next summer!

4-H Camp Lost and Found – Claim items by 9/9/2022

We have a few items not claimed from the 4-H Camp Lost & Found (pictures below).

  1. Yellow bag, green water bottle, bug spray, and Lincoln Outfitters pen light
  2. Plastic necklace
  3. YM Beatles Shirt
  4. sunglasses
  5. Size 7 Jumping Beans zip up
  6. Edinboro University white/red plastic water bottle
  7. AS Aeropostale zip up jacket
  8. white Ironman sunglasses with “AS” written inside
  9. Tervis water bottle

To claim, parents can contact Eileen at 740-277-4628 or Gundelfinger.11@osu.edu

If they are claimed, they need picked up this week or left in 4-H tote out front of Ag Center for pick up.

If they are claimed, and no longer wanted, they need to say OK to be recycled.

Unclaimed items will be recycled after Friday, 9/9/2022

Camp Photos are Posted!

As our members and families are getting back into the swing of school schedules, we’re reminiscing about warm summer days and camp memories. Photos from Cloverbud, Day, Intermediate, and Junior Camps are posted on our Ohio State – Fairfield County 4-H Facebook Page. Click here to access our photo albums!

This year the camp slide shows from Junior and Intermediate camp are available online too. You can find them at the links listed below:
Intermediate Camp: https://youtu.be/11yjTivvFMs
Junior Camp: https://youtu.be/XmVml3YsSQs

Thank you for another amazing summer – We look forward to seeing you at camp in 2023! Camp dates will be shared by the end of September and Camp Counselors can start applying in December.

Ohio Military Kids – attend camp at Kelleys Island!

CAMP KELLEYS ISLAND, TEEN & Youth Camp

AGES: Teen: 12 – 15 years old, Youth: 9 to 11 years old

DATE: Teen: August 1 to 5, 2022, Youth: August 7 to 11, 2022

COST: $75 per youth

LOCATION: 4-H Camp on Kelleys Island

REGISTER: https://go.osu.edu/OMKEvents

Teens and youth will have  a 5 day and 4 night adventure on Kelleys Island. They will be taught to be resilient while making lifelong friends. Activities include sailing, swimming, rafting, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, archery, lined dances, crafts, campfire, and more! Questions contact Justin Bower at bower.183@osu.edu.

*This event is open to youth of military service members or retired/separated service members within one year of their separation from service.*

4-H Cloverbud Camp – Photos posted!

CloverBUGS!

Thank you to all campers, camp counselors, and adult staff for an AMAZING Cloverbud Camp! It was WARM, SUNNY, and AWESOME to be in-person doing our thing! How blessed are we to have this amazing facility right here in Lancaster! A huge thanks to our friends at Alley Park. Photos from 4-H Cloverbud Camp are now posted on the Ohio State – Fairfield County 4-H Facebook Page!

Next up… Day Camp is in progress and Intermediate Camp starts next week!

It’s time for CloverBUGS Day Camp!

Aubry and the Cloverbud Counselors look forward to seeing the 70 registered campers at Alley Park on Saturday for CloverBUGS Day Camp.

Please plan on arriving no earlier than 8:50 am, as registration begins at 9:00 am.

All campers should have received a camp letter by email after registering. Thank you to those that have completed and returned your forms in advance.  If you didn’t get forms to us, please bring completed forms with you tomorrow (including a small picture for the health form).

Have fun!

Camp Registration is OPEN – Spots are Limited!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend 4-H Camp this summer! Camp registrations are coming in since there are limited spots this year make sure you get your registration in today!

THE FOLLOWING SPOTS REMAIN:

  • Cloverbud Day Camp – FULL
  • Day Camp – 21 Spots (Boys or Girls)
  • Intermediate Overnight Camp – 25 Boy Spots, 36 Girl Spots
  • Junior Overnight Camp – 6 Boy Spots, 43 Girl Spots
  • (Available Spots as of 09:30am on 5/17/2022)

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: (We are aware that some orange member handbooks have conflicting information, the following are the correct dates and grades)

  • Cloverbud Day Camp (grades K-2, Cloverbud Members) – June 4
  • Day Camp (Grades 3,4,5,6,7,8,9) – June 14-16 – Alley Park
  • Intermediate Camp (Grades 6,7,8,9) – June 20-23 – Tar Hollow
  • Junior Camp (Grades 3,4,5) – June 29-July 2 – Tar Hollow

Registration Details:

  • Registrations will be done online, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting on May 1, 2022. 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
    • 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.
  • 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, friends must be requested by each other to create this group. 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 June 1st
    • Members will only have to pay  $40 for Day, $75 for Intermediate or Junior, and $20 for Cloverbud
  • Members are welcome to attend both Day Camp and Overnight at Tar Hollow if they wish and spaces are available. However they will only receive a scholarship on the Tar Hollow camp and be required to pay the full amount ($80) 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.
  • Once registration is complete and payment received, additional information will be provided including what to bring, necessary forms, and a map to camp.

Ohio Military Kids 4-H Camps

Teens and youth will have  a 5 day and 4 night adventure on Kelleys Island. They will be taught to be resilient while making lifelong friends. Activities include sailing, swimming, rafting, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, archery, lined dances, crafts, campfire, and more! Questions contact Justin Bower at bower.183@osu.edu.

*This event is open to youth of military service members or retired/separated service members within one year of their separation from service.*

CAMP KELLEYS ISLAND, TEEN & Youth CAmp

AGES: Teen: 12 – 15 years old, Youth: 9 to 11 years old

DATE: Teen: August 1 to 5, 2022, Youth: August 8 to 12, 2022

COST: $75 per youth

LOCATION: 4-H Camp on Kelleys Island

REGISTER: https://go.osu.edu/OMKEvents