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.

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!

REMINDER: 2019 Licking County 4-H Committee Golf Outing

The Licking County 4-H Committee will be hosting the annual 4-H Golf Outing on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The outing will take place at The Links at Echo Springs Golf Course in Johnstown. The cost is $60 per person and includes 18 holes with cart, beverages, and a steak dinner from Wendy’s Wagon. There will also be door prizes and a raffle. All money raised from this event will be used for academic scholarships, camp scholarships, trip and award sponsorships and other needs of the Licking County 4-H Program. Registrations are due with payment by September 6, 2019. The registration flyer can be found here.

We are still accepting sponsorships and door prize donations for this event. If you or someone you know would like to be a sponsor, please contact Darrick Foster 740.745.7017 or cdfoster1@twc.com by Friday, September 5th. Door prize donations can be dropped off to the Extension Office or given to a 4-H Committee member.

Dean’s Charity Steer Show

On July 30, 2019, Cathann A. Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, along with Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Telhio Credit Union, will host the inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). This event brings together our community to celebrate agriculture and support children and their families that rely on RMHC during difficult times. The show and sale will feature local celebrity exhibitors partnered with a 4-H member and their steer. All funds raised will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Ohio. Make a donation today at give.osu.edu/deanscharitysteershow.

Join us at the Ohio State Fair in the Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center on July 30. The event starts at 2:00, but be sure to arrive by 1:30 to get a good seat!

Awards will include best steer, showmanship, and people’s choice. During the event, there will be a “sale” following the same procedures as a typical livestock sale, but without the actual transfer of livestock. Instead, all bids and sale proceeds will be donated to the RMHC.

The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, the Ronald McDonald House serves as a home-away-from-home for families while a child is hospitalized. More than 4,500 families use the facility each year with 82,000 nights of lodging provided. It is also the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world with 137 guest rooms and 120,000 square feet of kitchens, dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room, and informal gathering areas.

Can you imagine what it’s like for a family traveling for childhood medical care? Or if you had to travel for care for your child for two or nine years? RMHC helps miracles thrive. To find out more click on the previous links or visit rmhc-centralohio.org.

Dean's Charity Steer Show

Raise Your Hand for Ohio and Licking County 4-H!

Some of you may remember over the last two years, that 4-H did a Raise Your Hand campaign where 4-H alumni, members and supporters could “vote” for their state 4-H program. Both years, Ohio has come in 1st which one the state $20,000! They awarded the counties with the most “hands raised” anywhere from $500-$2000 depending on where the county ranked within the state. Thanks to all of  you who raised your hands, Licking County has received some of that prize money both years. We’re asking for your help again this year to make it a “three-peat” win! “Raise Your Hand” for 4-H here by May 15th and help Ohio and Licking County 4-H!

TSC Paper Clover – Opportunities at the Johnstown Store

The Johnstown TSC has come up with some extra opportunities for members to participate:

4-H clubbers can bring in a photo of their animal (an animal used for a project preferably) dressed up in a costume. They can send or bring the photo into Tractor Supply at 659 W Coshocton St in Johnstown, OH. Customers who purchase clovers (donations) will be able to use their clover to vote on their favorite costume. The member whose picture receives the most votes will win a TSC gift card.

Clubs can also select a time to come into the store and sell clovers themselves, or baked goods, etc. during the drive. Members can help customers with their purchases, etc. Advisors can contact the Johnstown TSC to set up a time for their club to represent 4-H in the store.

Near the end of the clover drive, on April 6th from 10am to 3pm, the Johnstown TSC will have a fashion show of any members who want to participate with their animals, all dressed up! They can come and dress up even if they didn’t send a photo in. There will also be hot dogs they can sell for donations too!

Please contact the Johnstown TSC at 740-966-5415 if you are interested in any of these opportunities.