Youth Opportunity: Adaptive Adventures (Special Needs Camp)

Camper Info – Registration due June 1. Ohio 4-H Adaptive Adventures Camp is held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp with support of a 4-H Foundation grant. The facility is in Jackson County, Ohio, just south of Chillicothe.  Each summer, we offer a camping experience for youth aged 8-adult who have unique needs that cannot be accommodated in a traditional camp setting. We typically have a small group of between 15-25 campers and their caregivers who spend the weekend doing all the normal camp things, modified for their needs. This year, Camp will be June 14-16. Camper registration forms, along with some pictures and additional information about the event, are online at this site:

Counselor Info – Applications due April 1. Just as with our traditional camps, we have an opportunity to allow teen camp counselors to counsel at this Camp. Counselors should be active in your local counselor program to ensure they receive training. They do come to Camp on Thursday, June 13, to get onsite training hours and help transform Camp for our Campers. Since caregivers are onsite for this Camp, Counselors are in a more supportive role and not the primary caregiver. This is a great opportunity to see things from a different perspective and interact with individuals and families in new ways at Camp! Counselors who are interested should complete the application at the bottom of this page:

More info: Adaptive Adventures Feb 6

Youth Opportunity: STEM Camp at Canter’s Cave

Registration for 4-H STEM Camp at Canter’s Cave is now available! This camp is available to any 5th-7th grade students interested in exploring STEM with a camp twist. A flyer is attached. Last year we had 53 campers at camp. We are hoping to double our numbers this year!

Registration and other information can be found at:

  • When: June 10 – June 12, 2024
  • Where: Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson OH (1362 Caves Rd. Jackson, OH 45640)
  • Cost: Camp fee: $100.00
  • Who: Camp is open to children completing 5th, 6th, or 7th grades this spring.
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 28th

We are also needing camp counselors! Please send any camp counselors interested in assisting with STEM camp our way. They do not need to be particularly strong in STEM to counsel this camp!

Youth Opportunity: Junior Shooting Sports Camp

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports has opened Junior Camp registration. Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp is for grades 3-6 and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp June 7-9. No experience with shooting sports is necessary.

The camp information can be found here:

The registration link for camp is:

The Camp Counselor Application is live and will close May 1.

Teen Opportunity: Forestry and Wildlife Camp

The 2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp is coming, and spots will fill up before you know it! April 19-21, Forestry Wildlife Camp (Jackson)

This opportunity is open to youth in grades 7-11 and 4-H members in the 12th grade are encouraged to apply as camp counselors. Campers will enjoy wildlife education, fishing, hiking, and tree climbing, and learn about forestry, outdoor survival, and ODNR careers and college opportunities! Registration is due March 28. Youth can also apply for camp scholarships by March 1 for the opportunity to attend at a reduced rate.

Counselor Opportunity: Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps

Are you looking for a fun summer activity? Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Junior and Senior Camp will be here before you know it and we need Camp Counselor’s! Please consider applying to be a camp counselor for the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps. These camps provide counselors with a great learning experience and we have tons of fun! Junior Camp Counselors are open for teens with a 4-H age of 14-18. Senior Camp Counselors are open for teens and young adults with a 4-H age of 15-20. Counselor’s will enjoy camp for FREE thanks to a grant from the Division of Wildlife. This teen leadership opportunity will allow the camp counselor’s to provide cabin management, supervise campers, serve in a leadership role throughout camp, lead songs, games and activities, participate in camp activities and so much more! Registration is open now and due May 1. Here is the link to apply:

Camp Counselor Opportunity: Sea Camp at Kelleys Island

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp returns for 2024 and we are in need to fill our roster of counselors and adult staff! Position descriptions are available online at for adult camp staff and guest instructors, while the camp counselor description can be found in the application survey specific to camp counselors. Please share as you see fit!

Applications Available for Sea Camp Staff and Counselors!

What: Ohio 4-H Sea Camp Staff and Counselor Recruitment

Who: 4-H members or adults ages 18+ at the time of July 19, 2024

When: Applications are available now and due by April 15! Camp is July 19-23, 2024 with staff and counselors arriving on July 18 at Kelleys Island for required training.


Applications available: Cabin Counselor, Adult Camp Staff, Guest Instructor

If you are interested in contributing to Sea Camp this year, please complete either the Counselor Application (to be a cabin counselor) or Staff Application (to be adult staff or instructor). Links are below.

If you are interested in being a counselor, please complete the counselor application and send the reference form link to be completed by two references (not immediate family). If you are interested in being a staff member/instructor, please complete the staff application. Applications and references are due by April 15.

Teen Opportunity: Ohio 4-H Forestry & Wildlife Camp

Attached you will find the flyer for the Ohio 4-H Forestry and Wildlife Conservation camp: PDF 2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp Flyer

Below you will find more information and with links regarding the camp registration and application for scholarships!

  • The Forestry Wildlife Camp is open to campers in grades 7-11.
  • Registration for camp is due March 28, 2024.
  • Campers can enjoy wildlife education, fishing, hiking, tree climbing, outdoor survival, ODNR careers & college opportunities, learning about forestry and more!
  • Scholarships are limited and apply by following this link, by March 1,

Apply for the Forestry and Wildlife Camp by putting this link in your browser today!

Please Note – Youth receiving Trip Award Letter notifications on February 21st from Leslie should contact Leslie for registration information and not complete the scholarship link above.

Teen Opportunity: Be a OMK Camp Counselor

The 2024 Ohio Military Kids Camp Counselor Application is LIVE!!! Please advertise to your camp counselors if they would like an opportunity to counsel at a statewide level. They DO NOT have to have a military affiliation to apply to be a camp counselor!


  • Teen Leadership Camp (campers ages 13-17) – June 5 – June 9 with virtual staff training. Counselors must be 18+
  • Teen Camp (campers ages 12-15) – July 28 – August 1 with mandatory staff training on July 26-28. Counselors must be 16+
  • Youth Camp (campers ages 9-11) – August 4 + August 8 with mandatory staff training on August 2-4. Counselors must be 15+
  • In-Person Counselor Training: Thursday, June 13, 2024 in Columbus, OH

OVERVIEW of camp counselor descriptions

  • Counselor in Training: Only eligible to counselors at youth camp. You have never been a camp counselor before, but you may have attended OMK Camp Kelleys Island in the past. You will be paired with a returning camp counselor for cabin assignments.
  • New Counselor: Eligible for counseling at Youth or Teen Camp, pending your age – must be at least 16 to counsel at Teen Camp. You have never been a counselor for OMK Camp Kelleys Island, but you have experience working with youth in other settings that may include 4-H, scouts, or youth groups.
  • Returning Counselor: Eligible for counseling at Teen Leadership Camp, Kelleys Island Youth Camp, or Kelleys Island Teen Camp, pending your age. You have been a counselor for OMK Camp Kelleys Island in the past.

​***You do not have to have a military affiliation to apply to be a camp counselor.***

All counselor applications and references can be found at and are due 11:59 pm, Sunday, February 11, 2024. EXTENDED TO  11:59 pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Save the Dates: Ohio Military Kids Summer Camps

The Ohio Military Kids program has its 2024 Summer Camp dates! Our camps are available to:

  • Any military family is eligible regardless of rank.
  • Veteran’s children and families are eligible 12 months past date of separation.
  • Any branch and component is welcome.
  • Gold Star Families are eligible.

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