REMINDER: Honor Club Applications Due

Is your club an Honor Club? Clubs can be recognized as an Honor Club (either Bronze, Silver, or Gold) at the 4-H Fall Achievement Night in November by filling out and turning in the Honor Club Application to the Extension Office. Honor Club status depends on the number of points each club earns based on the involvement of their members in activities that occurred throughout the year. Applications are due September 1st, however, since that is on a Sunday this year and the office is closed on Monday, we will still accept applications through on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Applications can be dropped off to the office by 4:30pm that day, faxed to 740.670.5317, or scanned in and emailed to either Lisa ( or Adrienne ( The application does require the signature of the club’s president, so please allow time to make that connection.

REMINDER: 2019 Licking County 4-H Committee Golf Outing

The Licking County 4-H Committee will be hosting the annual 4-H Golf Outing on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The outing will take place at The Links at Echo Springs Golf Course in Johnstown. The cost is $60 per person and includes 18 holes with cart, beverages, and a steak dinner from Wendy’s Wagon. There will also be door prizes and a raffle. All money raised from this event will be used for academic scholarships, camp scholarships, trip and award sponsorships and other needs of the Licking County 4-H Program. Registrations are due with payment by September 6, 2019. The registration flyer can be found here.

We are still accepting sponsorships and door prize donations for this event. If you or someone you know would like to be a sponsor, please contact Darrick Foster 740.745.7017 or by Friday, September 5th. Door prize donations can be dropped off to the Extension Office or given to a 4-H Committee member.

Office Closed on Labor Day

The Licking County OSU Extension Office will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labor Day. We hope that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. We will be open for normal business hours starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


2019 Fall Horse Banquet

The Licking County 4-H Horse and Pony Council will be hosting the annual Fall Banquet on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The banquet will begin at 4:00pm at The Grove by the River in Newark. The event will include refreshments, club introductions, Ohio State Fair and 4-H year recognition, and recognition of the Beeson Award and Scholarship recipients. Please RSVP to Laura Tyler at or 614.619.2900.

Teen Mental Health Retreat

4-H teens ages 14-18 are invited to attend a Teen Mental Health Retreat at 4-H Camp Ohio October 12-13, 2019. This overnight retreat on mental health is for teens who want to be advocates for mental health in their communities.The cost per teen is $40.

Topics and activities will include:
• Positive self-help activities
• Building a resource network
• Stigma combating project
• Being a mental health advocate
• Having impactful conversations

Space is limited so sign up early! Registration information can be found here.

Quilt Fest: A Celebration of Everything Fiber!

The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio in Collaboration with Athens Area Fiber Faire is hosting the Quilt Fest August 31-September 1, 2019. This would be a great learning opportunity for members who are interested in taking quilting, clothing or other fiber arts related projects for next year. More information can be found here.

2019 Carving New Ideas (CNI) Teen Workshop

There is a great opportunity for your teen and it’s being held right in our backyard at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that concentrates on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. CNI is open to all 4-H members currently in eighth to twelfth grade. Campers will develop leadership and citizenship skills while making new friends from across Ohio!

Location: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd., St. Louisville, OH 43071

Arrive: Friday, November 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.​

Depart: Sunday, November 17, 10:30 a.m.

Camp fee: $65.00 (includes t-shirt)​

Registration deadline: October 28, 2019​

Registration website:

Oakland Park Conservation Club: Kids Afield Seminar

The Oakland Park Conservatory Club is hosting its annual Kids Afield Seminar September 27-29, 2019 in Marengo, Ohio and is open to all youth ages 11-17.

Classes include:
Certified Ohio Hunter Safety Course which includes .22 Rifle & Pistol Shooting and Archery Shooting. (NOTE: If you are already a Certified Ohio Hunter, you will be Second year youth)

Additional classes for Second, Third, and Fourth year youths include: Sporting Clays Shooting, Live Pheasant Field Trials, Large Caliber Rifle & Pistol Shooting, Trap Shooting, Multiple Clinics and much more.

All youths must have a sponsor. Youths and sponsors must be preregistered. Registrations will be accepted the day of the event, providing space is available.

Meals provided Saturday & Sunday for Youths and Sponsors. Meal plans are available for guests. Overnight camping is welcomed. Camping area’s available for tents/campers, some with electric. Bunkhouse & Adirondack buildings available for groups or individuals on a first come first serve basis. Restrooms & Showers are available for all. Bring extra $$ for the raffle to be held Sunday afternoon. All guns, ammo and archery equipment provided.

Space is limited, so sign up early. Information can be found here.


2019 Forestry and Wildlife Camp

The Fourth Annual Forestry and Wildlife Camp will be held at Canter’s Cave in Jackson, Ohio October 11-13, 2019. This camp is for youth ages 12-16 who are interested in environmental education. Camp participants will get to try new and exciting challenges, learn about and appreciate the natural world around them, while meeting experts in the field of Forestry and Wildlife Conservation. There is a discounted rate for the first 40 registrants, so don’t delay in signing up! Registration information can be found here.