Help Us Send S’more Kids to Camp!

There’s still time to give!

Remember those special times at 4-H camp? From campfires to warm fuzzies, counselor skits and vespers, those summer days and nights created lifelong friendships.

4-H’ers missed camp last year, but it’s back this summer and camp facilities need your help. Keeping campers safe, means fewer campers this year and as a result, less income for camps.

This summer we have a special gift for donations of $150 or more. In partnership with Bob Evans Farms and the Ohio 4-H Foundation, donors who give $150 will receive an exclusive candle with a s’more or campfire scent, featuring labels designed by Ohio 4-H members.

Help us maintain camps for the future. Please give today and invest in camp facilities to help grow true leaders for tomorrow!

Candles with labels designed by Ohio 4-H members.


ExploreAg Camps

ExploreAg introduces high school students to the various careers in science, engineering and technology in the food and fiber industry and engages them in actively pursuing career paths that can help them become a part of the sustainable future of agriculture.

ExploreAg is open to students from varied backgrounds, with diverse skills and interests, and provides them with an opportunity to explore and understand available career paths in the agriculture and food industries. ExploreAg programs are free.

The goal is that a student’s time at ExploreAg will lead them to discover a passion they may not have considered yet.

More Information:
July 9-11th – Central State University
July 16-18th – OSU Main Campus (Columbus, OH)
Ohio State Extension, Franklin County and the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation are excited to offer Explore Ag, a STEM-based career development camp. The ExploreAg program is a FREE weekend experience for 12-17 year old students. During ExploreAg, campers are introduced to various aspects of agriculture, food science, environmental sciences and more, through hands on learning opportunities and presentations. For more information please email or visit


4-H Cultural Immersion Project – Puerto Rico

The best way to understand a different culture is to immerse yourself in it. Apply to be part of the  Cultural Immersion project experience in Puerto Rico.  You will build multicultural skills and understanding, as well as an increased ability to communicate in the increasingly diverse society that we live in.  You will experience both the Old San Juan urban area as well as life in the remote mountain town of Castañer.  We will also be working with 4-H youth from Puerto Rico in joint service projects.

Teens ages 15-19 (as of date of trip) are eligible for this 8-day service-learning experience.  The cost of the experience is $500 plus airfare (est. $600).  Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-19 (by the date of the trip)

Where: Puerto Rico (San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)

When: November 23 – December 1, 2021           

Application Deadline: August 10th, 2021

Cost:  $500 plus airfare — (Approximately $600) – Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation

To apply, please complete the application and return it to the address on the application: 2021 Cross Cultural Immersion Application – Puerto Rico

State Shooting Sports Clinics at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports will be offering four, 1-day clinics for youth interested in expanding their shootings sports skills. Interested members can sign up for one or more days depending on their interest and skill level. Sessions will take place Sunday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 21 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. The cost is $30 per day for each participant and includes lunch and all materials. No overnight accommodations will be available. Information, schedule, class details, and registration link can all be found here: 2021 Shooting Sports Clinics.

REMINDER: Project Judging Workshop and Virtual Q&A Session

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be offering two opportunities to help members prepared for project judging. The first is the Project Judging Workshop which will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the Licking County Extension Office. The workshops starts and 7:00pm and is open to all members taking food, clothing, or special interest projects. We will discuss what you should bring to judging as well as what to expect when you arrive and tips on interviewing with your judge. There will also be past projects as examples for members to view.

If you are unable to make the workshop but still have questions that need answered, please join us virtually on Wednesday, June 30th at 7:00pm for the Virtual Project Question and Answer Session. We will be available starting at 7:00pm and will stay on for as long as there are questions to be answered. Join us by clicking here.

4-H Dairy Feeder Steer Project Clinic

We have a new opportunity for dairy feeder steer project members to help them better prepare themselves and their animals for fair. The Licking County 4-H Dairy Feeder Steer Project Clinic will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00am to Noon in Baird Arena (Sheep Barn) at the Hartford Fairgrounds. With topics on washing and clipping your dairy feeder, showmanship, and safety, there are opportunities for members of all ages and skill levels to learn something new. You can check out all of the topics as well as contact information for the event by going here.

Help Needed at the Hartford Fairground

The Hartford Fair needs help in the week leading up to fair and the week after fair to help get things ready for fair and to clean up after. They would like 6-8 people per day to volunteer their time to help. This would be a great opportunity for 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters to complete some community service hours. If you are available to help, please reach out to Holly at


4-H Young Alumni Positions Available on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board

The Ohio 4-H Foundation has decided to expand their board to include three young alumni positions beginning January 1, 2022. The Ohio 4-H Foundation meets throughout the year to offer support for Ohio 4-H and distributes endowment interest income to support Ohio 4-H programming and works to recognize 4-H members through scholarships, awards, and positive youth development experiences. The 4-H Young Alumni positions on the boards are geared toward 4-H alumni ages 21 through 30. If you are interested in applying, the application can be found here and is due by August 1, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact the Ohio 4-H Foundation Manager, Crystal Ott at