POSTPONED: Licking County Farm Bureau’s Farmers Share Breakfast

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.

Summer Program Staff Needed at 4-H Camp Ohio

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.

 

2020 Granville Kiwanis Pancake Day

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!

Sponsors and Help Needed for Farmers Share Breakfast

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.

Granville Kiwanis Pancake Day to Benefit Creekside Classroom at 4-H Camp Ohio

Join us at the Granville Kiwanis Pancake Day! Proceeds will help in building a creekside classroom at 4-H Camp Ohio – adding a structure near stream study area for outdoor classroom space!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

St. Edwards Catholic Church: 785 Newark Granville Rd., Granville, OH 43023

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $6.00
Children (age 5-12): $4.00
Children under 5 years old are free

 

Making Extreme Counselors (MXC) Registration Materials Available

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.

REMINDER: 2020 Camp Counselor Applications Due!

Applications for Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp Counselors are due on Friday, December 13, 2019. Applications must be dropped off to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday or if mailed are postmarked by Friday. The application is the same for both Summer and Cloverbud Day Camp Counselors. Please mark the appropriate boxes in the application for the camp(s) in which you are interested in being a counselor. The application does require two reference forms, so please allow time for those to be filled out by your references. Reference forms can be turned in with your application or your references can send them in separately. The application can be found here or you can pick up a copy at the Licking County Extension Office.

We Did It!

We did it! We raised over $30,000 to help fund the bathroom renovation project at 4-H Camp Ohio! We were overwhelmed with the support everyone showed to make this project a reality. In the end, we raised $31,008 through the Buckeye Funder Campaign. That doesn’t include all of the donations sent directly to camp. Thank you to everyone who donated or shared the information so that we were able to reach so many people. The bathrooms will be renovated before the summer camping seasons starts for 2020. So, if you drop kids off to camp next summer, be sure to “make a trip to the restroom” to check out the renovated facilities!

Save the Dates…

Cloverbud Day Camp – Saturday, June 6, 2020

4-H Summer Camp – Saturday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Time’s Almost Up! The 4-H Camp Ohio Bathroom Restoration Project Needs Your Help!

Time is running out to make your pledge to the 4-H Camp Ohio Bathroom Restoration Project. At the time of posting this, we are still 40% away from our goal of $30,000. The last day to give through Buckeye Funder is October 31, 2019. We would love to reach our goal so that we can start the renovation process so that we can have the new bathrooms ready to use for next camping season. You can find the campaign at https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/16725. If you miss the chance to give online or would rather pay with a check, you can send your payments directly to 4-H Camp Ohio at 11461 Camp Ohio Road, St. Louisville, Ohio 43071. Please mark that the donation should be used towards the Bathroom Restoration Project or 4-H Camp Ohio Facilities Improvements.