April 19-21, Forestry Wildlife Camp (Jackson)

The 2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp is coming, and spots will fill up before you know it! 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.


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 https://go.osu.edu/OMKVolunteer and are due 11:59 pm, Sunday, February 11, 2024. EXTENDED TO  11:59 pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Looking for 4-H Cloverbud Ideas & Resources?

Cloverbud Meeting Menu

Ohio 4-H Professionals have created the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Meeting Menu for volunteers to use with Cloverbud Club members at your meetings. The Menu is a tool to help you serve up an exciting year of Cloverbud meetings. You can choose from a selection of components to engage your 4-H Cloverbuds.  You will find a variety of activities, games and snacks all based around a yearly theme. The theme this year is Going WILD with Ohio 4-H Cloverbuds. u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/cloverbud-meeting-menu/




Cloverbud Engineering Adventure

The Cloverbud Engineering Adventure gives Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the adventure challenge and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbud projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities, and are recognized during a closing celebration.


This year’s theme is Going WILD! Whether imagining the jungles of Southeast Asia, learning about the natural wonders of United States National Parks or exploring nature in their own backyard, this year’s Cloverbud Engineering Adventure will get Cloverbuds thinking about the world we live in. Cloverbuds will explore the idea of habitats and what habitats provide for the animals and plants that live there. They will have opportunities for discovery, creativity and problem solving as they explore habitats that are around them or learn about ones that are in other parts of the world. For more information on the Cloverbud Engineering Adventure and to register, please visit u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/engineering-adventure/




Cloverbud Connections Blog

Looking for new ideas and programming tools for your 4-H Cloverbuds? Check out this blog! You can subscribe to the site and receive an email when new posts are added. The site is searchable by key words and topic to help readers find content. The blog provides a unique blend of education, activities, and fun to build and challenge 4-H Cloverbud Volunteers teaching kindergarten through second grade youth. u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/

Enroll NOW in 4-H for 2024!

New and returning 4-H members have until April 1, 2024 to register and select projects through 4-H Online.  We ask that you register as soon as possible in order to help with communication.  You can register by visiting v2.4honline.com.

  • All returning families have an account so please use the e-mail address and password that was used last year.
  • New families will need to set up their account.  For help with registration, please call 419-337-9210  or e-mail Pam Kurfiss at kurfiss.1@osu.edu.

Enrollment Information

Winning 4-H Plan Request Form
This is an accommodation plan for 4-H members with any type of disability taking 4-H Project.

Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child’s age AND grade as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is age 5 and enrolled in kindergarten. Eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in third grade. Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level. A youth’s 4-H eligibility ends December 31 the year he/she turns 19.

General Information

Fulton County Legends & Livestock

Join us for a legendary evening that pairs 4-H and FFA youth mentors with special needs exhibitors as they team up to show their animals.

For more information or to apply as a 4-H/FFA youth mentor or an exhibitor, please visit LegendsAndLivestock.weebly.com.

Fulton County Farm Bureau: Roy Norman, fulton@ofbf.org, 419-445-0723

Legends & Livestock Committee Contact: Jen Herr, jen12106@gmail.com, 419-466-9679

Exhibitor Inquiries: Kathy Shaw, 419-583-9413