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.

4-H Camp Ohio Bathroom Renovation Project

4-H Camp Ohio – the 4-H camp that serves youth from Licking County 4-H – is raising money for their restroom renovation campaign. The current restroom facility, which was constructed over 50 years ago, has limited privacy and is not compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA.)  Time and use have taken their toll on the bathrooms. Periodic updates and general maintenance have helped keep the bathrooms functional. However, bandages can only help so much, and this bathroom remodeling project has risen to the top of our priority list. This effort is important to 4-H Camp Ohio because we know from the feedback of users that facility conditions have a significant impact on their decision to participate in camp programs.

Approximately 8,000 youth and adults camp annually at 4-H Camp Ohio. These user groups are primarily from 4-H and school groups. In addition, 4-H Camp Ohio provides a wonderful retreat and workshop setting for civic organizations, businesses, scout groups, family reunions, and others.

4-H Camp Ohio is the home camping facility for fourteen county 4-H programs including Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Franklin, Hancock, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, and Wayne counties. It is also the home of the ever-popular Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp which reaches teens from across the state. Each year, thousands of young 4-H members look forward to their favorite week of the year at their county’s 4-H camp!

So far, camp has raised over $32,000 in grant money to begin this project, but in order to complete the whole project an additional $30,000 is needed. With your donation, camp can have new bathrooms on the west side of camp by the beginning of camping season in 2020.

To learn more or to donate, visit buckeyefunder.osu.edu online and click on 4-H Camp Ohio Facility Improvements or contact the Ohio State University Extension Licking County Office at 740.670.5315. The donation campaign runs through the end of October.

2020 4-H Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor Application

The application for summer camp and Cloverbud day camp counselors is now available. Applications are due to the extension office by Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:30pm. When completing the application, please mark where appropriate whether you wish to apply to be a summer camp counselor (June 13-17, 2020), Cloverbud day camp counselor (June 6, 2020), or both. All applicants must complete and turn in the applications whether they have served as a counselor in the past or are applying for the first time. New applications, or those who are applying to serve in a different role than before (i.e. applicant has served as a Cloverbud day camp counselor but now wishes to serve as a summer camp counselor) must complete an interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 between 5:00 and 8:00pm. It is the responsibility of the applicant to schedule his/her interview. Interviews can be scheduled by call in the extension office at 740.670.5315 or the applicant can schedule their interview in-person when they drop off their application.

Before applying, please review the list of counselor responsibilities and training/event dates to ensure that this opportunity fits your expectations and schedule.

The application can be found here.

4-H Camp Ohio Bathroom Remodel Campaign

We know that 4-H camp is near and dear to many of our 4-H families, so we wanted to share this opportunity with you. This month, 4-H Camp Ohio is asking for your support to raise money for facility improvements. Specifically, the fifty-year-old restrooms on the west side of camp (the boy’s side) are in desperate need of renovation. While they are kept clean and usable, they are dark, unwelcoming, not ADA accessible, and they lack privacy.

The fourteen counties that utilize 4-H Camp Ohio are coming together this month to reach a goal of $30,000. Combined with other grants and donations, this goal will make camp’s dream of great facilities a reality! If each county’s 4-H families collectively contribute just $2,200, we’ll meet our goal! All donations are tax deductible and 100% goes directly to facility improvements at Camp Ohio! All contributions, small and large, will make a difference! Please consider donating today at go.osu.edu/CampOhio and show camp that Licking County cares!

Teen Interest Inventory

If you are a Licking County 4-H member who will be 4-H age 14-18 in 2020, you should have received an email that invited you to complete the Teen Interest Inventory. In case the email didn’t make it to you, here is another chance for you to complete the Teen Interest Inventory.

We have many exciting opportunities available specifically for teens for the 2020 4-H year. Since most clubs don’t meet much, if at all, during the fall and winter, it can be easy to miss deadlines. To help you keep up on these opportunities, we ask that you please complete the Teen Interest Inventory. By completing the Teen Interest Inventory, it let’s us know which opportunities that you are interested in so that we can send you the information specific to those opportunities when it becomes available. For instance, if you mark that you are interested in becoming a camp counselor, we will send you a link to the application along with other information once it becomes available so that you don’t miss the chance to apply! This interest inventory is not a commitment to applying for the opportunities you select, it is just a way to let us know to send you more information.

In the past, we’ve sent out a paper that we asked to fill out and send back in. To make it easier this year, we’re doing an online survey. You can easily fill it out in just a few minutes from a computer or mobile device and you don’t have to worry about getting the form back to us!

The teen opportunities are listed below. Once you have reviewed them and know which ones you are interested in, please follow this link to complete the survey: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efGY3vSXCfvJuIdPlease complete the survey before it closes on Monday, September 30, 2019.

TEEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020

Food & Fashion Board – Must be 14 years old as of 01/01/20. Serve as a member of the county Food & Fashion Board and actively participate in planning, organizing, and implementing nutrition/fashion related activities. These may include club visits, planning & implementing the Style Revue and assisting with additional food or fashion-related workshops. Deadline for application is September 20th. Applications will be posted at http://licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Member Resources).  Interviews will be held Thursday, October 3rd.

Junior Fair Board – Must be 15 years old as of 01/01/20. Serve as member of Hartford Junior Fair Board while planning, organizing, and implementing the Junior Fair program.  A minimum of seven trainings will be held in addition to attending the Junior Fair Conference in Columbus on Saturday, January 4th. Deadline for application is November 15th. Applications will be posted at www.licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Member Resources). Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 7th, with all members required to attend an orientation meeting on Monday, December 16th (tentative).

4-H Summer Camp Counselor – Must be between 14 and 19 years of age. These teens will serve in a leadership capacity during June 13-17, 2020 camp for youth ages 9-15. A minimum of 9 training sessions will be held with counselors also attending Camp Counselors Workshop (April 17-18).  Camp counselor applications are due December 20, 2019. Applications will be posted at www.licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Camp Opportunities). Interviews will be held January 7, 2020.

4-H Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor – Must be between 14 and 19 years of age. These teens will assist in planning and facilitating day camp program on Saturday, June 6th for children who are five to eight years old. Cloverbud Day Camp counselor applications are due December 20, 2019. Applications will be posted  at www.licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Camp Opportunities). Interviews will be held January 7, 2020.

4-H CARTEENS Facilitator – Must be at least 15 years of age. Peer-led traffic safety program conducted the first Thursday of every month in conjunction with the county Juvenile Court. Teens prepare for and present driver education program and assist with various special projects related to driver safety.

Materials and Awards to Be Picked Up From the Extension Office

There are several awards, project books, and other items that were not claimed at camp, the Hartford Fair or the Ohio State Fair. Please check through this list to see if you have something to pick up at the Extension Office. Advisors, please also look through the list to see if you have a club packet to pick up. Also, if you see one of your members has an item to pick up, please follow up with that member to make sure they know it is here.

Member Materials to be Picked Up…

  • Montgomery Adkins (Modern 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelop with Money
  • Albree Ashbrook (Modern 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Dixie Ashbrook (Modern 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Alexis Bailey (Equi-Sports 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Ellie Boggs (Purity Livestock 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelope with Money
  • Josie Bowers (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Joseph Bracaloni (Boots & Country Roots 4-H Club) – State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Miles Brown (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club) – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Eli Busic (Helping Hands 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Sarah Canterbury (Backyard Farmers 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Water Bottle
  • Lainey Caton (Mystic Manes 4-H Club) – Hartford Fair Horse Department Plaque
  • Kate Cooke (Kountry Kritters) – Pet Rabbit Project Book
  • Rachel Crego (Rocky Fork Jr Livestock 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Reagan Crites (Shear Genius 4-H Club) – Foods Project Photo Album
  • Darian Dick (Modern 4-H Club) – Photography Project Display Board
  • Annie Franks (Cream of the Crop 4-H Club) – Market Hog Project Book
  • Alicia Graham (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Goat Project Book
  • Alicia Graham (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Dairy Feeder Showmanship Rosette
  • Erika Grum (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Kodie Hazen (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair STEM Day Judging Score Sheet
  • Jenna Hochanadel (Cream of the Crop 4-H Club) – Market Hog Project Book
  • Braydon Holland (Helping Hands 4-H Club) – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Kylie Holman (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Skillathon Ribbon
  • Sadie Holman (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Skillathon Ribbon
  • Gabby Hupp (Country Clovers 4-H Club) – Dairy Skillathon Ribbon
  • Brenna Hurst (Horse & Hound 4-H Club) – Brush and Shoes / Sandals left at 4-H Camp
  • Jerin Lacy (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Brooke Lemert (4-Ever Friends 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Clock Trophy & Rosette
  • Brooke Lemert (4-Ever Friends) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheet
  • Izzie McIntire (American Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Peyton Miller (Cream of the Crop 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Kaylee Mitro (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club) – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Samantha Mitro (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Adalynn Moline (4-U 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Hayden Morgenstern (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheets
  • Alethea Myers (Patchwork Pals 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheet
  • Avery Nagel (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelope with Money
  • Gene Needles (No Limits 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Kathryn Nicks (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Michaela Owens (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Zion Park (National Roaders 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Ashley Purvis (4-Ever Friends) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Abigail Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Josie Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Josie Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Market Rabbit Project Book
  • Ruthie Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Poultry Project Book
  • Alexis Reimer (4-Ever Friends) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Andrew Richard (Country At Heart 4-H Club) – Natural Resources Skillathon Rosette
  • Landon Ricketts (Purity Livestock 4-H Club) – Fishing Project Display Board
  • Charlie Sagar (American Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Elizabeth Santa (Pups & Pals 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheets
  • Gracie Stoltz (Croton Critters & Creations 4-H Club) – State Fair Self Determined Judging Sheets
  • Josiah Walden (American Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Lainey Westfall (Granville Gals & Pals 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Haylan Wise (PACA 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheet
  • Joshua Wittman (Country Clovers 4-h Club – Making the Cut Book / Binder / Stool / Ribbons
  • Frieda Zirille (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Awards Form (MCE Award)

 

Items that May Belong to Members from Delaware and Knox:

  • Eliana Jackson (___) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelope with Money

 

Club Materials to be Picked Up by Advisor(s)…

  • All Creatures 4-H Club – Club Packet
    • Officer Training School – Club Award (Gavel)
  • Country Clovers 4-H Club – Club Packet
    • Three Cloverbud Books that were ordered, charge already paid
  • Cream of the Crop 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Goats R Us 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Hooves, Paws & Claws 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Jersey Farmers 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Kountry Kritters 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Muddie Buddies 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Purity Livestock 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Utica Tractor 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Panther Country 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Pups & Pals 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Showstoppers 4-H Club
    • Howe Family (Showstoppers 4-H Club) – Electrical Cord from 4-H Center
  • Valley Traditions 4-H Club – Club Packet

Junior Shooting Sports Camp

The Licking County 4-H Committee will be choosing two 4-H members, who will be between the ages of nine and twelve as of January 1st, 2020, to participate in State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp. State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp is a residential camp, and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio June 26-28, 2020. The application can be found here and is due to the Extension Office by Friday, October 18, 2019.

Teen Mental Health Retreat

4-H teens ages 14-18 are invited to attend a Teen Mental Health Retreat at 4-H Camp Ohio October 12-13, 2019. This overnight retreat on mental health is for teens who want to be advocates for mental health in their communities.The cost per teen is $40.

Topics and activities will include:
• Positive self-help activities
• Building a resource network
• Stigma combating project
• Being a mental health advocate
• Having impactful conversations

Space is limited so sign up early! Registration information can be found here.