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.

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: 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!

2021 Carving New Ideas

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

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 mulligan.70@osu.edu or visit exploreag.org