Bottle Cap Project – Update!

Thank you to those clubs who have been collecting caps for the Fairfield County Junior Leaders Bottle Cap Project – We are well on our way to collecting 1,000 lbs of plastic bottle caps. We are currently at 553 pounds of bottle caps diverted from the landfill to be recycled into benches and tables!

Check out how many pounds your club has turned in below:

Bottle Cap Weigh In
Club Name TOTAL:
Sewing Shefs 209
Champions 185
Thurston Future Farmers 72
AC Extreme 41
Awesome Animals 19
Carroll Country 6
Fairfield Cavy & Rabbit 5
Rough Riders 5
Lithopolis Livestock 4
Pygmies Plus 4
Fairfield Fowl Friends 2
Just Kiddin’ 1

We will continue to collect bottle caps until Sunday, July 24, 2022!

We will have two more weigh in days (May 22 & July 24) at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds

If you are unable to attend the weigh in, please schedule a time to drop off your bottle caps at the Fairfield County Extension Office by calling 740-653-5419!

4-H Demonstration Contest – Sign-up by June 1st

Sign-up NOW through Wednesday, June 1st to participate in the Fairfield County 4-H Demonstration Contest by calling the Extension Office at 740-653-5419.

When: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 (notice this date has been moved up into June, rather than July)

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Who: Any 4-H member

What: A contest designed to demonstrate your ability to teach how to do something. There are Junior and Senior Divisions! For more information contact the Extension Office

Where: Ag Center, 831 College Avenue, Lancaster Why: To share your talents or skills with others and improve your teaching abilities.

Need tips on how to plan for a great demonstration? Click here!

Participants in the county demonstration contest have the opportunity to advance to the Ohio State Fair! For more information on guidelines and rules, review the Ohio State Fair Guidebook for Communication Days.

Ohio State Fair Scholarship Deadline: May 15th, 2022

In an effort to recognize the quality youth of Ohio, and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a Scholarship Program for Ohio State Fair participants.

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an under graduate course of study in any field.

The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to not issue a scholarship if no applicant fulfills the requirements.

 

Rules

The applicant must be a high school junior or senior or a graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution in an under graduate course of study. They must reside in the State of Ohio and must have been both eligible to be a participant in the Junior Fair (not older than 19 years of age as of January 1, 2022) and must have served as an active participant in both the Ohio State Fair Junior Division and their local county fair.

All questions on the application form must be answered to be considered for an award. High school and/or college transcript must be attached, along with copies of ACT and/or SAT scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Applications will be judged on the following basis:

  • 25% Scholastic Standing
  • 20% Citizenship and Leadership
  • 25% Ohio State Fair Participation
  • 20% County Fair Participation
  • 10% Essay

Applicants may be required to be interviewed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Previous winners are eligible to compete, as long as they meet the above requirements.

Scholarship winners will be notified by July 27. All scholarships will be awarded during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 7.

The Hall of Fame Scholarship will be awarded during the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame Luncheon on Thursday, August 4.

Completed applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2022.

Source: https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/scholarships

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 – 8 Spots (Boys or Girls)
  • Day Camp – 27 Spots (Boys or Girls)
  • Intermediate Overnight Camp – 27 Boy Spots, 44 Girl Spots
  • Junior Overnight Camp – 14 Boy Spots, 46 Girl Spots
  • (Available Spots as of 10:30am on 5/12/2022)

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

Camp Registration Opens May 1, 2022

Camp Registration Opens May 1, 2022

 

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 (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.

Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 7th at the Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Program. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. A sincere thank you to Fairfield Federal for their continued sponsorship of this awards program. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Davis for attending this event! Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For photos from the event, click here.

For a complete listing of 2022 awards: 2022 Achievement Awards Program

Special Needs Camp -Applications Available Now

Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp, planned this summer for June 17-19 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. This Camp is supported by a 4-H Foundation Grant and is offered to those youth who may have needs that cannot be accommodated at a typical 4-H Camp. More info, including registration forms, can be found here: https://4hcanterscave.osu.edu/home/experience-it/special-needs-camp

 

Justin Marteney Memorial Shooting Education Camp Scholarship – Applications Available

Fairfield County youth who are interested in applying for the Justin Marteney Memorial Shooting Education Camp Scholarship sponsored by the Friends of Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports, can find the applications below.

Senior Camp Scholarship Application: SEC scholarship application form JMarteney 2022

Junior Camp Scholarship Application: SEC Jr scholarship application form JMarteney 2022

Deadline is June 15, 2022 to apply. This scholarship is only open to residents of the following counties: Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Franklin.

Applications and questions should be directed to the Friends of Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports.