The 4-H Camp Ohio Buckeye Funder campaign will end on Thursday, June 18th. At the time of posting this update, 58% of our goal of $20,000 has been raised to support 4-H Camp Ohio through these unprecedented events. If you have not had the chance to do so, please visit go.osu.edu/CampOhio to help ensure camp will be able to welcome campers back in years to come. While the campaign ends on June 18th, donations to camp are welcome at anytime by sending funds directly to 4-H Camp Ohio.
Also, if you haven’t watched the video of camp counselors speaking about what camp means to them, I would encourage you to do so. Several of our camp counselors spoke about what camp means to them and you will see several photos from Licking County 4-H camps in the video.
Were we upset about cancelling Camp Canopy 2020. Heartbroken. Were we going to leave you hanging that week with nothing to do but wish you were at camp? No way. We’ve put together a week of virtual learning to take your mind off of challenging times and bring it back to the good ol’ outdoors…and the forests and wildlife in it!
Starting Sunday, June 7, at 2 pm and ending at 2 pm on Friday, June 12, we will be posting videos created by Camp Canopy’s directors, instructors, and a few special guests to our Facebook page (@CampCanopy). Videos will be posted at 10 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm. We will be teaching about tree ID, mammal pelts and skulls, silviculture, bats, turning trees into logs, birds, frogs, invasive species, and MORE! Check out the full schedule here. We’ve even thrown in a few Camp Canopy traditions!
Be sure to join us LIVE on Facebook at 10 am each day, starting Monday, for a preview of the day’s content. We can’t wait to see you all in a few weeks!
Camp may be cancelled…but you can still get your camp SWAG!
The Discovery Goes On! Even if we can’t be together for forestry and wildlife brain-time at camp this year, you can still LOOK like you’re at camp. Get your 2020 ‘Discovery Goes On’ camp shirt here. We also have hooded sweatshirts! Orders will be accepted until June 15, 2020. Shirts and hoodies will ship by the end of June.
The 4-H Camp Ohio Buckeye Funder was created as an emergency response to unprecedented COVID-19 needs. How are you giving back in honor of your own camp experience? Share and inspire others to give together, even when we’re apart.
Now more than ever, 4-H Camp Ohio needs your support. As a result of these challenging times, the income loss from camp closures may be more than we can withstand. Your gift today helps us to make it through this storm to welcome campers back next summer.
For nearly a century, 4-H Camp Ohio has helped to grow leaders and make the best better. Show your camp love by supporting our camp to ensure we are still here next year to welcome our 4-H youth and continue the tradition of excellence.
Calling all stay-at-home campers! Ohio 4-H staff miss summer camp as much as you do, and we want to do what we can to bring elements of camp to your home! On June 9-11, you are invited to join us for Ohio 4-H Camp…ish! It is open to any youth ages 8-18 across the state of Ohio. Friends who are not in 4-H are welcome to register, too! There is no cost for attending, although some activities will require the use of basic art supplies, household items, or things found outdoors. Please visit go.osu.edu/campish to register by June 7! Activities will be hosted at the following times each day: 9-11 AM, 1-3 PM, 4-5 PM. Campers are not required to attend all sessions, so sign up and come for the times you can enjoy Camp…ish activities brought to you by Ohio 4-H Camp…ish Directors!
THE FARMERS SHARE BREAKFAST HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MAY 16, 2020
The Licking County Farm Bureau will hold its annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at CTEC in Newark. Last year, between the sponsorships and the donations the day of the breakfast, this event raised enough money to help fund camp scholarships for campers who had financial need as well as provide a $30 discount for every camper who attended the Licking County 4-H Summer Camp. We are hoping to raise enough money to do something similar (or better!) this year. Please spread the word and come enjoy a delicious breakfast for a donation. There will also be a 1/64th scale farm display contest. Any Licking County Farm Bureau member or their children are eligible to enter.
4-H Camp Ohio is looking for additional summer program staff for 2020. This position begins in May and ends in August. Program summer staff work with the groups coming into camp to teach sessions, lead nature activities, facilitate adventure activities, and help ensure camp runs smoothly. A full position description can be found here. The application can be found here.
The Granville Kiwanis will host their annual Pancake Day on Saturday, February 15th from 7:00am to 2:00pm at St. Edwards Church in Granville. All proceeds will go to help build a “Creekside Classroom” at 4-H Camp Ohio, as well as other facilities updates. This creekside classroom will be a shelter house style structure located in the green space next to the walk bridge on the boy’s side of camp. Please come support the Granville Kiwanis and this project that will benefit not only our youth, but all youth who visit 4-H Camp Ohio!
The Licking County Farm Bureau will hold its annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at CTEC in Newark. Last year, between the sponsorships and the donations the day of the breakfast, this event raised enough money to help fund camp scholarships for campers who had financial need as well as provide a $30 discount for every camper who attended the Licking County 4-H Summer Camp. The Licking County Farm Bureau is in search of sponsorships as well as volunteers to help prepare for and serve the breakfast.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the breakfast, please sign up here.
If you are interested in being a sponsor for the breakfast, please see the information below.
Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)–an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors ages 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county’s camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers. MXC is a national award-winning workshop that will be useful for all potential camp counselors. Don’t miss your chance to participate—the event will be offered once in 2020, during the weekend of February 22-23. MXC will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county). All participants will receive a take-home kit of supplies. They also will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state. County Extension Professionals and Camp Directors are NOT required to attend with their counselors. More information about MXC 2020 can be found at http://go.osu.edu/mxc.