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.

Quarantined In Space Wrap Up & Save the Dates

Thank you to the 103 campers who signed up for Virtual 4-H Camp! We hope you have had a great time being Quarantined in Space this summer. All campers should have received an email with final reminders as we wrap up camp. Make sure your Space Logs are submitted by end of the day on Friday, July 3rd!

We will be sending details out soon to campers about how to pick up your Prize Packs that include camp t-shirts, gifts from your counselors, and more! Thank you again for joining us on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We could not have had a successful Virtual 4-H Camp without you. We hope you had as much fun participating in the activities as our counselors did making them.

Save the date for Fairfield County 4-H Camp in Summer 2021:

Not sure about attending camp? Check out the videos below for a virtual tour of each facility and learn about why campers love to camp there!

Tar Hollow 4-H Camp – Camp Tour:

  • Intermediate Camp, ages 11-14: June 14 – 17
  • Junior Camp, ages 8-10: June 29 – July 2nd
  • Teen Camp, ages 14-18: July 5-6

Alley Park 4-H Camp – Camp Tour:

  • Cloverbud Camp, ages 5-8: June 5th

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!

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: to register now!

June 1-5: Camp Spirit Week – Join us Each Day for a New Challenge

Join us June 1-5 as we get ready to be Quarantined in Space this summer…. Fairfield County 4-H Camp is going VIRTUAL!

Each day of the week we will have a new theme to get you in the camp spirit, so send us your pictures ( or add your picture to our daily camp spirit post on Facebook. Don’t forget to participate because you never know when you might get bonus points for your camp group!

Monday, June 1st – Favorite Camp Shirt

We all have a favorite camp shirt and we may love it because of the color, design, or theme. We have had many camp shirts over the years and would love to see which is your favorite. Have multiple favorites in your family? Share a family photo in your favorite shirts!

Tuesday, June 2nd – Camping with your Pet

Why should the 4-H campers have all the fun? Do you have a pet that would like to go to camp with you? Now is their chance to join in on the fun. Send us your photos of dogs going creeking, cats napping in a tent, or other animals doing their favorite camp thing. Be as creative as you and your pet would like, please make sure you and your pet are safe during the photo shoot.

Wednesday, June 3rd – Best Decorated Cabin (Space Day)

We all LOVE bragging rights over the best decorated cabin at camp. Our campers and counselors work hard for this award every year, and now you can get your family involved in the fun. Decorate your bedroom or other space with your favorite space gear so you can be ready for a week in outer space! Please make sure your parents and/or guardians approve of any decorations you add to your room or house.

Thursday, June 4th – Favorite Camp Memory (Happy 100 Years Fairfield 4-H)

Happy 100th Birthday Fairfield County 4-H! Today is the day to make a poster or collage of your favorite camp memories. Maybe you have pictures from camp over the years, crafts you have made, or plate awards you have won. We want to see and hear about those treasured traditions and memories you have. Fairfield County 4-H has camped at Tar Hollow for many years, so some families may want to make a collage of all their favorite memories. We would love to see moms/dads, grandmas/grandpas and aunts/uncles share their 4-H friendly memories too!

Friday, June 5th – Backyard Camping

While we may not be able to go to camp together at Tar Hollow or Alley Park, that doesn’t mean we can’t all “camp together”. Pitch a tent in your backyard or set up a blanket fort inside. Share your backyard or indoor camp set up to get you ready for summer camp.

We hope Camp Spirit Week gets you excited and ready for Virtual 4-H Camp. Make sure to register for camp: Registration is open NOW through June 8th. Only those 4-H members who register will receive a group assignment, directions for activities, and connection information, so don’t miss out!

Fairfield County 4-H Camp is going VIRTUAL: Register NOW through June 8th!

Get ready to be Quarantined in Space this summer… Fairfield County 4-H Camp is going VIRTUAL! Register today through June 8 at 4:00pm for Virtual 4-H Camp, taking place June 15-26, at

This Virtual 4-H Camp is for any 4-H youth age 5 to age 18, as of January 1 of the current year. There is NO COST to attend! Camping activities will include nature, crafts, line dancing, songs, campfire, and more. Join us starting June 1st for Camp Spirit Week to get excited for summer camp and share your camp spirit.

Virtual camp will be an activity-based format this year that is accessible for all 4-H youth and their families. Campers have the option to participate in as many or as few activities as they wish. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt for completing their Space Log and will be eligible for other prizes based on involvement. Campers should be prepared to log onto Zoom on June 17 & 24 to check in with their camp group. A detailed schedule with times, program, and Zoom information will be sent to registered campers.

We hope you will join us for #Virtual4HCamp as we are #QuarantinedInSpace!


Ohio 4-H Presents Statewide “Camp…ish” Opportunity!

Calling all stay-at-home campers! Ohio 4-H staff miss summer camp as much as you do, and we want to do what we can to bring elements of camp to your home! On June 9-11, you are invited to join us for Ohio 4-H Camp…ish! It is open to any youth ages 8-18 across the state of Ohio. Friends who are not in 4-H are welcome to register, too! There is no cost for attending, although some activities will require the use of basic art supplies, household items, or things found outdoors. Please visit to register by June 7! Activities will be hosted at the following times each day: 9-11 AM, 1-3 PM, 4-5 PM. Campers are not required to attend all sessions, so sign up and come for the times you can enjoy Camp…ish activities brought to you by Ohio 4-H Camp…ish Directors!

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Tar Hollow Raise the Roof Campaign – We Need YOU!

Tar Hollow Advisory Council Needs Your Help!

The Tar Hollow Advisory Council is collectively reaching out to our family, friends, alumni and guests of the Tar Hollow Resident camp to request donations for a new Shelter House. Tar Hollow Resident Camp has been hosting visitors and campers for more than 80 years. Thousands of youth, now parents and grandparents, have been loyal to this special place for the memories made and the impact it had on their personal development for generations. We love what we have but would like to work to make the best better by building a new covered area that provides good programming space in sunshine and in rain. The Shelter House would be a 36’ x 48’ structure with open sides, a metal ceiling, single bubble insulation on the roof, seamless gutters and downspouts.  The restroom would be a two-unit waterless restroom with overall construction to fit the ambiance of camp.  The cost of the project is $40,000.

With your help, we can ensure Tar Hollow users have another great large sheltered place to gather to forge friendships, test limits, and explore interest areas. The new shelter house will be built in the Tar Hollow Resident Camp in the field by campfire circle. This new shelter house will allow user groups to enjoy a covered programming space for many years to come. Fundraising will take place during the entire month of March. In order to donate, visit:

If you would prefer to write a check, make it out to The Ohio State University and include “Tar Hollow Support Fund 316857” in the memo.  Send your check to: OSU Extension Pickaway County, P.O. Box 9, Circleville, OH 43113.

Thank you for helping us bring wonderful new programs to the campers of Tar Hollow Camp!



Tar Hollow Teen Camp: Save the Date – July 5-6, 2020!

All Ohio 4-H Teens are invited to attend Tar Hollow Teen Camp which will take place July 5-6, 2020. Teens who have finished 9th through 12th grades by camp dates an register. Cost is $50.00 per camper. If you are a Fairfield County 4-H Teen, you may register through the Fairfield County Extension Office by June 1st and can take advantage of a $25 discount thanks to the Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship Program. Additional details will be coming soon to register – registration opens May 1st.