High Hopes for High Ropes at 4-H Camp Ohio

GOAL: $120,000

The High Ropes course is an integral element within the Adventure program at 4-H Camp Ohio. Both youth and adults take on the course using the “challenge by choice” philosophy where they all achieve success in their own personal challenges. The current course, built in 1988, has seen over 50,000 users and the time has now come to rebuild. The absence of the course has very much been noticed by campers this year.

While this is a costly project, it will be built by a credentialed professional contractor to satisfy liability and insurance requirements.

4-H Camp Ohio’s new High Ropes course will be a wagon wheel-like design, presenting new challenges and new adventures for participants. Not only will participants have a chance to try a dozen different obstacles while 30 feet in the air, they will also bond as a team and learn about cooperation and determination. Campers’ time on the course will then come to an end with a ride down the thrilling zip line.

With the help and generosity of our camping community and the wider community who have a passion for youth development, we are confident we can make this happen for all campers in 2022!

Interested in making a donation? Click here to find out more.

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will host a second Achievement Form Workshop at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 5:00 to 7:00pm on November 7, 2021. While this is after the forms are due for county selection, this is a great opportunity for those who want to know how to improve their forms in case they are selected to be sent on to the state level. If interested, please RSVP by November 4th at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021.

2022 Family Guide Available

It’s never too early to start thinking about what projects you want to take next year! The 2022 Family Guide is now available online under the “Families” tab at Ohio 4-H. You can view it as both a PDF and as a flipbook. Thanks to a sponsorship from Kroger, the Ohio 4-H Foundation will once again mail out copies to all families and volunteers that were enrolled in 4-H during 2021. Watch your mail in early 2022 for your family guide to arrive. Please note: each family will receive one copy of the Family Guide regardless of the number of enrolled individual in their household.

Don’t forget to also utilize Project Central to help you search for projects, read reviews, and view sample pages from project books. If you haven’t taken the time to write a review for the projects you’ve taken, please do so as that helps other members decide which projects to take.

Don’t Forget! Achievement Award Forms Due October 15th

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application Available

The 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application is now available. 4-H, FFA, and Scouts youth who are interested in applying should complete the application and return it to the Licking County Extension Office by Monday, November 15, 2021. Youth must be at least 15 years of age as of January 1, 2022 and be a junior fair exhibitor at the Hartford Fair in order to apply. Once you submit your application, please call our office at (740)670-5315 to schedule your interview time for Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

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2022 Advisor Application Available

If you are interested in becoming a Licking County 4-H Advisor, the 2022 Licking County 4-H Advisor Application is now available. The document is a fillable PDF so you can fill out the form and save it on your computer and then print and sign, or complete electronic signatures and submit by email. Your application must have all required signatures in order to be considered complete. The completed application must be returned to the Licking County Extension Office by no later than February 1, 2022, although we encourage you to turn your application in as soon as possible to begin the process.

If you are hoping to start a new club, we ask that you turn in your application prior to January 1st as there are extra steps necessary to start a club and we want to make sure that your new club is ready and in the enrollment system with plenty of time for your members to complete their enrollment.

Please carefully review the application and ensure it is complete before submitting it. You must have ALL contact info for your references listed before we can proceed with your application. Once you have submitted your application, we encourage you to have your background check completed as soon as possible as we cannot continue with the process until we have received your background check results. We have found that background checks are typically taking 1-2 months to be processed so please do not wait do have this done.

Should you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu or (740)670-5315.

Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign – Fall 2021

The Fall Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Company kicks off on Wednesday, October 6th and runs through Sunday, October 17th. Purchase a paper clover at checkout or round up your purchase to help support 4-H camps and leadership opportunities. Visit our Heath, Johnstown, or Newark TSC Stores to make a donation. Your support helps us offer camping and leadership opportunities to our 4-H members.

REMINDER: Achievement Awards Forms Due Soon

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

REMINDER: Carving New Ideas Registration Due

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that focuses on critical thinking and program facilitation for 4-H members in grades 8-12. Campers develop their leadership skills while making new friends from across Ohio and participating in fun activities. Camp counselors are college students at The Ohio State University. Adult staff members providing risk management, nursing services, and meals are staff and volunteers from Franklin County 4-H. This is a great opportunity for our teens and we are extra lucky because CNI is held right in Licking County at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Check-in: Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Check-out: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00am

Cost: $75 (includes lodging, meals, and camp shirt)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Register at: go.osu.edu/CNI

4-H Camp Ohio Seeking Sponsors

4-H Camp Ohio is on the search for sponsors for their upcoming 5K Run/Walk event on November 13, 2021.If you or someone you know are a part of a business that would be interested in becoming a sponsor and helping out 4-H Camp Ohio for a very worthwhile cause, please visit the following link for more information:https://www.4hcampohio.org/5k-trail-runwalk.html

All proceeds go directly back into improving Camp – this year camp is focusing on raising funds to build a new High Ropes course, something that has been noticeably missed by our campers this last year. If you have any questions, please contact camp at campohiooffice@gmail.com. While you’re at it, why not register to participate in Race Day and/or SPREAD THE WORD!