2023 Farmers Share Breakfast

The Licking County Farm Bureau will host their annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 8:00-10:00am at CTEC in Newark. The proceeds from this event will support campers attending Licking County 4-H’s Summer Residential Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio in June.

The Licking County Farm Bureau will be partnering with Utica Tractor 4-H Club and Simmons Farm Toys to host a Farm Toy Display Contest at the Farmer’s Share Breakfast! Sign up today and start working on your 1/64 Display! Sign up for the Farm Toy Display Contest by visiting: https://forms.gle/RH19d8GiFiCNe7So9

Volunteers are also needed throughout the morning to make this event happen. There are many different jobs available and different time frames needed so find a time/job that works for you and sign up today! Sign up to volunteer by visiting: https://signup.com/go/XDcrQDm

We look forward to seeing you there!

ExploreAg Camps for High School Students

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is excited to be offering its signature ag literacy and workforce development program, ExploreAg, again in 2023.

ExploreAg offers FREE weeklong camps and one-day experiences for high school students. Students are introduced to various aspects of agriculture, food science, environmental sciences, and more, both in the classroom and through opportunities for hands-on learning both on and off-campus at the Ohio State University, University of Findlay, and Wilmington College. Students will interact with and learn directly from internationally known teachers, scientists and researchers.

Subject areas include food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology, and agricultural business. In addition to the classroom experience, scholars will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research and meet industry partners to provide a glimpse of various careers in related fields.

ExploreAg is designed for students currently in traditional agriculture education programs and for students who might never have considered studying agriculture as a career.

Weeklong immersive sessions will be held:

  • The Ohio State University Columbus Campus – June 11-16
  • The Ohio State University  ATI Wooster Campus – June 18-23
  • University of Findlay- July 9-14

Mini-Camp immersive sessions will be held:

  • Wilmington College – June 4-7
  • Hocking College – July 31- Aug. 2

One-Day scheduled immersive sessions will be held:

  • COLT Electric Lineman Training – June 9
  • Rio Grande College – June 30
  • John Deere Training Facility – July 7

Note: More one-day sessions are being planned.

The ExploreAg program is free to all high school students and includes on-campus accommodations, meals, staffing, program materials, and transportation. Supervision is provided at all times by faculty, staff, and program counselors who are current college students in related majors.

The deadline to apply is April 10 and details can be found at exploreag.org. Applicants will be asked to submit the email of one reference along with a short application. Students selected will be notified in April of their selection.

Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC) Registrations Due

Older youth age 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors or are interested in improving their camp counseling skills are invited to Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)–an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran 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 in person again in 2023, on FEBRUARY 25 to 26 (Arrival 2/25 around 1:00 p.m.; departure 2/26 around 3:00 p.m.). Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county).  All participants will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state.

Registrations are due by noon on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Details and registration information can be found HERE.

4-H Forestry Wildlife Conservation Camp

The Ohio 4-H Forestry Wildlife Conservation Camp is a fun-filled weekend learning experiences for campers in grades 7-11. The camp is held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp located just outside of Jackson, Ohio. This camp offers opportunities for campers to meet and learn from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Hocking College and OSU Extension professionals.

Campers participate in hands on educational sessions on invasive species, wildlife and tree I.D., tree climbing, operating a portable wood mill, outdoor survival, hunting & trapping and much more! Campers will also have time for fun traditional camping activities such as crafts, boating, fishing, hiking and campfire. All activities are conducted under the direct supervision of our trained counselors and 4-H staff. To register please visit: https://ohio4h.org/camp/forestry-and-wildlife-conservation-camp. Registration deadline is April 1, 2023, however, space is limited and in the past, the camp has filled within a matter of days, so please don’t wait to register. Cost is $110 to attend. There are a limited number of $60 scholarships available if needed. Scholarship deadline is March 1, 2023.

2023 Camp Counselor Application

The application to be a Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor for 2023 is due January 6, 2023! 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp will take place on June 3, 2023 and 4-H Summer Camp will take place June 17-21, 2023. Applicants must be 14 years old as of January 1, 2023 to be eligible to apply.

2023 Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor Application (this application is for both Summer Camp AND Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor applicants): https://go.osu.edu/2023CounselorApplication

  • Application is due by January 6, 2023.
  • 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 January 17, 2023.

2023 Camp Counselor Reference Form: https://go.osu.edu/2023CounselorReference

  • 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…

Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) or Adrienne Anderson (anderson.1410@osu.edu) with questions.

4-H Camp Ohio is HIRING for 2023!

Camp-loving, hard-working, out-going and passionate?… Raise your hand if that’s you! 4-H Camp Ohio is hiring PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS for both their seasonal positions (March-November) and summer positions (May-August). If you have a passion for youth development and the outdoors, they want you.

Some prerequisites include:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High School graduate, additional education preferred.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
  • CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and AED training to be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Lifeguard certification is highly preferred, but not required for the right candidate.
  • Must LOVE camp!!!

What we offer:

  • 4-H Camp Ohio pays a competitive rate and specific salary is based on qualifications and experience.
  • Room, Board and Meals provided during program times.
  • Laundry facilities and wifi provided.
  • All necessary adventure, recreation and outdoor education training will be provided in house.

Head to www.4hcampohio.org/employment for more information about this role and the adventure that awaits. APPLY TODAY! Applications can be completed on our website and are open now through March 1st (unless filled prior).

Please contact Jaymie Dumican at programs.campohio@gmail.com with any questions regarding the Program Instructor position.

Is food where your passion is at? Interested in being on a team behind-the-scenes?

We are looking to add to our incredible kitchen team that makes it all happen in the Dining Hall. We have both seasonal and summer positions to fill!

Some prerequisites include:

  • Training and experience in cooking for large groups.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Knowledge of standards of food preparation and serving and kitchen procedures.
  • Ability to read menus, weights, and measures.

Please contact Heather Swihart-Rine at kitchencamp6@gmail.com with any questions regarding the Cook position.

Head to www.4hcampohio.org/employment for more information about this role. APPLY TODAY! Applications can be completed on our website and are open now through March 1st (unless filled prior).

Save the Dates in 2023!

We know families are starting to plan out their year for 2023. Knowing that the full calendar will be available soon, here are a few of the big dates that we want to make sure you’re aware of for 2023…

  • Advisor Updates: January 28, February 16, and February 21
  • Enrollment Deadline: April 1
  • Mini Camp: May 12-13
  • Cloverbud Day Camp: June 3
  • Summer Residential Camp: June 17-21
  • Project Judging: July 11
  • Style Revue and Achievement Night: July 20
  • Hartford Fair: August 6-12

 

2023 Camp Counselor Application Available

The application to be a Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor for 2023 is now available! 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp will take place on June 3, 2023 and 4-H Summer Camp will take place June 17-21, 2023. Applicants must be 14 years old as of January 1, 2023 to be eligible to apply.

2023 Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor Application (this application is for both Summer Camp AND Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor applicants): https://go.osu.edu/2023CounselorApplication

  • Application is due by January 6, 2023.
  • 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 January 17, 2023.

2023 Camp Counselor Reference Form: https://go.osu.edu/2023CounselorReference

  • 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…

Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) or Adrienne Anderson (anderson.1410@osu.edu) with questions.

4-H Camp Ohio Wish List

4-H Camp Ohio has an Amazon Wish List where you can purchase items that camp needs and have them shipped directly to camp! It’s an easy way to help support camp and ensure that camp has the supplies it needs for programming throughout the year. Check out their wish list HERE.

Please note: Items do not have to be purchased through Amazon. If you find the same items on the list locally, please feel free to purchase there and deliver/ship to camp.

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