Licking County 4-H Camp Opportunities

Research shows that camping experiences are valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically. Licking County 4-H is offering three camping opportunities in 2018. All three camps take place at 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville. Space is limited, so please sign up early to ensure your child(ren) a spot.


Mini Camp: 

Mini Camp is for first or second year campers, or Cloverbuds in their last year of Cloverbud eligibility. It is a one-night camp designed to introduce participants to 4-H Camp Ohio and to give them a “taste” of what our summer residential camp will be like.

May 11-12, 2018 ~ $40.00

Registrations due: May 4, 2018

Registration materials can be found at:


4-H Summer Camp:

It will be a day at the beach for our 4-H Summer Camp Participants. With days full of break-out sessions, swimming, games, group activities, non-stop fun and lots of yummy food! 4-H Summer Camp is a five day, four night camp for members age 8 and in the third grade up through age 16 (ages as of 1/1/18).

June 14-18, 2018 ~ $200

Registrations due: May 18, 2018

Registration materials can be found at:


4-H Cloverbud Day Camp:

Cloverbuds are making a splash at day camp! Participants will learn about the ocean and beach through activities, games, crafts and snacks. Cloverbud Day Camp is open to children entering kindergarten in fall of 2018 through those finishing second grade.

June 16, 2018 ~ $35

Registrations due: May 18, 2018

Registration materials can be found at:

2018 Licking County 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Royalty Contest

The Licking County 4-H FCS Queen and Princess applications are available to members. Applications are due the the Licking County OSU Extension office by May 1st. Members must have completed a food or clothing project in 2017 and be enrolled in a food or clothing project for 2018. Participants must complete an interview on Monday, May 14th. Please schedule your interview time in our office (or by calling 740.670.5315) when you turn in your application. Winners will be announced after the interviews are done.

More information and application can be found at:

Licking County Rabbit and Poultry Committee April Newsletter

Check out the Licking County Rabbit and Poultry Committee Newsletter! The newsletter contains upcoming events, information you will need to know, and tips for members taking rabbit and/or poultry projects.

April Newsletter:

Raise Your Hand for 4-H Contest

Have you Raised Your Hand for Ohio 4-H? Do it now! Last year Ohio 4-H members and alumni raised enough hands to make Ohio the winner of $20,000! All of our Licking County 4-H friends did such a good job of raising their hands that they won Licking County 4-H $2,000 of those winnings! WOW! Please Raise Your Hand again so that Ohio 4-H can win another $20,000. If you raised your hand last year, you can raise it again this year. Ohio is currently (as of 4/16/18) in the lead and we would like to keep it that way!

Raise your hand here:

Tractor Supply Great Neighbor Essay Contest for 4-H & FFA Youth

The contest recognizes the exceptional contributions 4-H and FFA members make in their community. Tractor Supply will honor five local 4-H and FFA students who showcase what it means to be a great neighbor with a special ceremony at its Mobile Fair Tour. Tractor Supply’s Mobile Fair Tour, a 24-stop journey across the U.S., will be near you at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 29.

Winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque and Tractor Supply gift pack at the ceremony on Saturday, July 28.

To enter the contest, 4-H and FFA members living near one of the fair tour’s 24 stops can submit a short essay in response to the following: Choose one memorable 4-H or FFA experience and explain how that experience has influenced your development as a great neighbor in your community.

The contest is open now through Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m. CDT at

Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay

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2 Parks (Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay)

2 Days (Consecutive) and FREE SOFT DRINKS (Unlimited for both days)

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Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is bigger, better and wetter than ever! With more than 70 thrilling rides, 2 wave pools, water slides, steel and wooden roller coasters, lots of children rides, plus food, games and shows, we’ve got something to delight every member of the family

Visit during the 2018 Summer Season and enjoy 80% off admission opportunity!

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4-H Special Needs Camp

Special Needs Camp is July 27-29, 2018

“4-H is for everyone,” but sometimes accessibility issues deny youth with multiple handicaps the opportunity to attend camp.  In Ohio, a statewide 4-H camp is held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio for multiple handicapped youth and their caregivers.  Being a typical kid is what Camp is all about and it is no different for special needs youth.  Being handicapped does not mean you do not want to do all the things that typical children do.

Join us as we “Find the Humor in Life” this summer at Canter’s Cave! Life sometimes is hard, but being able to find a reason to laugh makes everything better!

• When: July 27-29, 2018
• Check-in time: 3:00-3:30 on Friday, July 27 @ the Main Lodge (Cartoon Central)
• Check-out time: 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29
• Youth fee: $80.00
• Caregiver fee: $40.00 for the camp
• REGISTRATION FORM: See attached! Return registration forms by July 2nd, 2018 to:

Meigs County Extension Office
113 E. Memorial Drive, Suite E
Pomeroy, OH 45769

4-H Camp Tech

Join Ohio 4-H for 4-H Camp Tech and geek-out with three days of STEM activities! Robotics, engineering design, Spheros, programming and more. Campers stay overnight in OSU campus dorms, with activiteis at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. For youth entering grades 6,7 and 8 in fall 2018.

4-H Camp Tech runs June 13-15, 2018. Information and registration materials can be found at:

2018 National Pygmy Goat Convention

The Ohio Pygmy Goat Association will be hosting the 2018 National Pygmy Goat Convention on June 15-17, 2018 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. They will be having a Youth Pygmy Goat Show on Friday the 15th and all youth are welcome to show their registered or unregistered pygmy goats in all classes.

Check-in for this show is Thursday June 14 from 4-8pm or Friday June 15 from 8-9am. Check – in is when an exhibitor gives their goats’ class list (s) to the show chair so the goat(s) can be placed in the proper age group. Early entry for check-in can be mailed or emailed but the exhibitor must still check-in with the show chair during those hours. Please send no money for early entries! Pay when you check-in. Early entries save time by allowing them to write your goats into classes days before the show rather than that morning. They are appreciated but not

Prizes will be awarded for some class placements, special Convention place ribbons awarded for first through fifth, and special Convention rosettes for reserve champions and champions. This is an excellent opportunity for ALL youth, 4H NPGA and pygmy goat lovers, to participate in a National Convention setting and meet some of the top breeders and judges of the nation.

Friday night at 7pm is the National Champion Challenge where the National Champion Wether, Doe and Buck will be chosen by NPGA judges attending this Convention. Youth show participants are invited to tour the barns that day where the National Champion Contenders are stalled and guess who will be the winners. A card will be provided for this purpose, one per youth show exhibitor. A gift card will be mailed to the winners. You need not attend the 7pm
Challenge to win. Please make plans to attend. Show starts at 9am with Showmanship and check-in before then. Early entries are greatly appreciated and help move the show along in a timely manner. Stalls are available at cost or show off your trailer. For complete information go to http://npgapygmy. com and click on the 2018 Convention barn logo to view the website, click on and download the showbills and entry forms.

Any questions or concerns please contact Sheryl Howard at