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

 

Help Send S’more Kids to Camp!

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!

 

2021 4-H Camp Update

We are excited to announce that Ohio 4-H has approved overnight camping opportunities for 2021! We have been diligently working through what we will be able to do at camp and what camp will look like this year. There is still a lot of planning and many details to work out but we are so very much looking forward to being back at 4-H Camp Ohio this year!

4-H Summer Camp (overnight residential camp) will be held during the updated dates of June 18-20th and Cloverbud Day Camp will still be held on Saturday, June 19th. Registration materials are not quite ready yet. We hope to have that information out to you early next week. Registration information will come to you by email and will be completed online. NEW this year, you will have the option to pay by credit/debit card through an online payment portal! The registration deadline will be Friday, May 28th for both Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp or until the camps fill. PLEASE NOTE: Camp will be held at a reduced capacity for 2021. Depending on the interest in these camps, registrations may fill before the deadline. Should camp fill before you register, you have the option to be added to a wait list in case of cancellations.

Thanks to the continued support of several sponsors, camp scholarships will still be available for Licking County 4-H members who have a financial need.

 

Send S’more Kids to Camp

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to Send S’more Kids to Camp in support of the Ohio 4-H Camping facilities again this spring. Camp Ohio, along with eleven other 4-H camps throughout Ohio will be participating in this fundraiser. The fundraiser will begin on May 24th and run through June (or possibly later). There are several way s that you can be involved:

  • Make a Donation! Any amounts may be donated; however, donors will receive exclusive 4-H camp themed candles if they donate $150 or more as well as a camp songbook. We will share the donation link once it becomes available.
  • 4-H members can participate in the artwork contest! Winning artwork will be used on the various incentives for those who donate. For all guidelines and to submit your design, visit go.osu.edu/4Hart. All artwork is due by May 12, 2021.
  • Please spread the word! Once the fundraiser campaign has started, please share the information far and wide. 4-H Camp Ohio is special to so many and has impacted thousands of lives throughout it’s long history. Please share the information so we reach more people who may want to give a little back to camp.

2021 Farmers Share Breakfast – May 1st

Please join us for the 2021 Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, May 1st from 8:00-10:00am. This year, the breakfast will be held at the McKean Community Building in Fredonia (6885 North St NW, Newark, OH 43055). Enjoy breakfast on location or take it to go. The cost of breakfast is a donation with all donations going to support Licking County 4-H members attending 4-H Summer Camp. We have been so fortunate for the support of the Licking County Farm Bureau and through those who donate through the breakfast. In 2019 this breakfast raised enough funds that we were able to take $30 of every member’s camp fee as well as additional amounts off for the children of Licking County Farm Bureau members and support several full and partial scholarships for 4-Hers to attend camp. Please consider stopping by for some breakfast. If you are unable to come to the breakfast, you can always make a donation to the Licking County Farm Bureau and designate it for the Farmers Share Breakfast.

REMINDER: Mini Camp Registration Due

The registration for Mini Camp is available here. This year, Mini Camp will be held as a one day, day camp on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 4-H Camp Ohio. Mini Camp is open to Licking County 4-H members age 8 to 12 who are at least in the third grade or higher for the 2020-2021 school year. Mini Camp is a great opportunity for those who haven’t been to camp before or in their first or second year of camping. They will have a chance to have a camp tour, experience some of the sessions and activities we do at camp, and have a meal in the Dining Hall. Please see registration brochure for the tentative schedule as well as a list of special considerations and requirements for 2021.