Licking County Teens are Traveling

Puerto Rico

Travis Allen is traveling with other Ohio 4-H members around Puerto Rico for a 4-H Cultural Immersion experience. The goal of this trip is to experience a different culture, increase multicultural communication skills, and work with Puerto Rico 4-H members to complete service projects. We can’t wait to hear all about Travis’s trip when he returns!


National 4-H Club Congress

Erika Grum and Bo Wolford have traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the National 4-H Club Congress. Both were selected as Ohio 4-H Achievement Award winners in a specific project area in order to be selected for this opportunity. Attending 4-H Congress is the highest honor a 4-H member can receive during their 4-H career. These two traveled with the Ohio delegation and get to meet and connect with other 4-H members from across the country. Lisa is serving as one of four chaperones during this trip. Be sure to ask them about their experiences the next time you see them!

2022 Camp Counselor Applications Now Available

We’re excited to let you know that the 2022 Counselor Application, and accompanying Reference Form, are now ready for you – and due by Friday, January 7, 2022! Both documents will be completed online, and submitted electronically! No need to mail materials, or make a trip to the Extension Office!  This application can be used for both those interested in Summer Residential Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp opportunities…

2022 Camp Counselor Application:                        

  • Follow the link above to the application. You’ll complete your responses, read the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Contract, and then both you and parent will electronically sign your application. The application can be completed easily on a computer or mobile device.
  • NEW APPLICANTS: Once you have completed your application, please reach out to Lisa ( to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2022 Camp Counselor Reference Form:

  • Please note, this link can be shared with your reference contacts. They will then follow the link to a survey, and complete their feedback about your skills and abilities, and submit online.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Please remember that we must receive at least two reference forms on your behalf…

Details… Details… Details…

4-H EVENT/OPPORTUNITY: Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor

DATE / DEADLINE: Applications are due to the OSU Extension Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.


The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-15 during the Licking County 4-H Camp (June 17-21, 2022). As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Licking County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.  Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:

  • Attend required trainings prior to camp
  • Market and promote camp
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp
  • Conduct self in an appropriate manner before, during, and after camp while serving as a role model to campers and peers
  • Assist staff and other counselors with camp activities; work as a team to implement the activities
  • Know and understand all safety guidelines, including emergency procedures, associated with the camp and program areas
  • Follow and enforce 4-H Camp Ohio and general camping rules
  • Assure for safety of campers at all times including in cabins, sessions, and large group activities
  • Be aware of child protection regulations and report any child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect in accordance with university policy
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Ensure campers’ health and hygiene, e.g., brushing teeth, eating meals, taking medication, etc.
  • Promote camper participation during camp
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, team building challenges, group activities, challenges, etc.
  • Teach and lead campers at workshops or during other components at camp (table setting, song leading, etc.)
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills


  • Must be at least 14 years old by January 1, 2022.
  • Must be a member in good standing within their respective 4-H Club(s).
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. (6 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • All applicants must provide two references.
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.


  • Individuals who complete the application and fulfill application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process.
  • All new applicants are asked to contact Lisa McCutcheon ( / 740.618.6333) to schedule their interview.
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Licking County Extension Office.


  • 4-H Camp Counselors meet the following dates (tentatively):
    • February 8 (Tuesday) / February 23 (Wednesday) / March 4-6 (Teen Leader Winter Retreat) / March 8 (Tuesday) / March 23 (Wednesday) / April 12 (Tuesday) / April 22-23 (4-H Camp Ohio Counselor Workshop) / April 27 (Wednesday) / May 10 (Tuesday) / May 13-14 (Mini Camp) / May 25 (Wednesday) / June 14 (Tuesday) and Summer Camp (June 17-21).
  • Counselors are expected to notify Lisa McCutcheon if an absence is unavoidable.
  • 4-H Camp Counselors will be trained on topics such as the camp counselor core competencies; risk management, including active shooter guidelines, emergency protocols, and child abuse recognition.


  • Complete the application in its entirety.
  • Submit reference forms from at least two non-family members.
  • Read and sign the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Code of Conduct forms.
  • Submit all materials to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, January 7, 2022.

High Hopes for High Ropes Fundraiser

‘Tis the Season of Giving! Like the final two minutes of the football game, this is the time of year when stakes grow very high for non-profit organizations. During December, at least 31% of annual giving happens. And 12% of annual giving happens during the last three days of the year!

With thanks to a very generous supporter of 4-H Camp Ohio, there are $20,000 in MATCHING FUNDS available for donations from any county office, group of 4-H supporters, or individual donors received by DECEMBER 31, 2021.

Visit and GIVE TODAY to double your donation and be a part of making the best better, here at 4-H Camp Ohio.

*If donating via OSU Make A Gift – please use 4-H Camp Ohio’s Fund Number: 310109

*Donations can also be made direct to 4-H Camp Ohio by sending a check to the office at: 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St Louisville, OH 43071

Giving Tuesday 2021

As 2021 comes to an end, please consider including Licking County 4-H youth development in your giving plans.

You are part of a special 4-H community. As volunteers, alumni, and supporters, you ignite the spark that kindles experience, service, and knowledge among youth each and every day. People like you, who believe in 4-H, equip young Ohioans with lifelong skills. During this giving season, reflect on what 4-H has done for you and others you know. Would you consider donating to help ensure this program continues to grow and thrive for future generations?

Gifts to Licking County 4-H will qualify for a tax deduction in this calendar year, meaning that any donation made before Dec. 31 is deductible for 2021.

A gift to Ohio 4-H is an investment in our youth and in our community’s future. Please consider giving to our county’s 4-H fund at

Thank you for helping to make the best better!


REMINDER: Club Financial Summaries Due!

Attention Advisors! Please remember that your club’s financial summary for 2021 is due to the Extension Office by December 1, 2021. We encourage you to turn it in now if your club is done accessing its funds for the year. Please don’t forget to turn this document in to our office. If you plan to attend the 4-H Achievement Banquet on November 9th, you can bring it with you and turn it into us then! Otherwise, please drop off/mail to our office or email to Lisa ( or Adrienne (

You can access the financial summary in several formats: PDF Version | Fillable PDF Version | Word Version

Adrienne Anderson Receives National Honor

Congratulations to Adrienne Anderson! She was selected as a recipient of the Achievement in Service Award for the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. She, along with other colleagues from across the country, were recognized for this honor on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the 2021 NAE4-HYDP Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

Special Opportunity for 14 Year Old Members

Licking County 4-H Members who will be 14 Years Old during 2022…

We are passing this along to you with a VERY SPECIAL offer.

In hopes of increasing the number of teens who serve on the 2022 Hartford Junior Fair Board, we are extending an offer to apply to those 4-H / FFA teens who will be at least FOURTEEN (14) as of January 1, 2021. Typically, JFB applications are only accepted from those who be at least 15 years of age – but this a limited time offer – with applications being due by November 24, 2021.

The 2022 JFB Application packet is available online in a fillable format:  If you have any trouble with the fillable form, feel free to reach out to me and I can provide you with a printed copy at the office! Please know that JFB applications must be submitted to me by no later than noon on Wednesday, November 24th.

Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon ( with questions.

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Small Swine Producers: African Swine Fever Preparedness Seminars

Learn the signs and what to do if African Swine Fever or another foreign animal disease affects your herd. This program addresses the steps you should take, the state and federal response and bio-security planning. Presentations provided by Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA and The Ohio State University.

WHO: Small swine producers – even if you have just a pig or two this information is for you! But producers of any size are welcome to attend. Veterinarians with swine clientele.

WHERE AND WHEN: All Presentations 6-7:30 p.m.

December 8
Licking County Extension Office
771 E Main St., Suite 103 Newark

January 12
Clinton County Extension Office
111 S Nelson Ave., Suite 2, Wilmington

February 2
Champaign County Extension Office
1512 S US Highway 68, Suite B100, Urbana

February 16
Putnam County Extension Office
1206 E. 2nd St., Ottawa

January 19
1328 Dover Rd., Wooster

An additional presentation will be held in Southeast Ohio- date/location TBD
There is no cost to attend and no RSVP required. Light refreshments provided by Ohio Pork Council.
Any questions? Contact Dr. Kristy Shaw at 614.728.6253 or

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