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: www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorApplication                        

  • 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 (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2022 Camp Counselor Reference Form:  www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorReferenceForm

  • 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 (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu / 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.