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.

Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

October 6, 2019, 8:00pm Eastern

Pre-register here: http://go.osu.edu/TeensStatewide

Join 4-H teen leaders from across the US in learning about opportunities to pursue national experiences in 4-H! During this webinar, leaders of national 4-H opportunities will share about programs available for teenage 4-H members, including National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, the national summit series (AgriScience, Healthy Living, Photography, and STEM/Maker), the Youth in Action Awards, and the National 4-H Youth Advisory Committee. Hear about program highlights and have a chance to ask questions.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom and is coordinated by nationwide 4-H faculty and staff dedicated to teen leadership topics. Future webinars will aim to connect 4-H teen leaders from across the country to share about other opportunities for teens and to build connections. If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to register anyway to be notified about future webinars and to provide input on future webinar topics.

Questions can be directed to Kayla Oberstadt Oberstadt.1@osu.edu

Achievement Awards Forms and Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship

Calling all 4-H members who will be 4-H ages 14-18 in 2020! It’s time to complete your 4-H Achievement Awards Forms. What is an achievement awards form? It’s a bit like your 4-H resume: a summary of your involvement and accomplishments throughout your 4-H career. By filling out and turning in your awards forms, you will be eligible to win special awards, trips and opportunities through the county and state 4-H programs. The top winner in the state for each project category is invited to attend the National Club Congress, which is the highest honor a 4-H member can receive. We’ve had many Licking County 4-H members attend, will the next one be YOU?

It can be a little overwhelming the first (and maybe even the second) time you fill out your awards forms. To help with that, there is a workshop coming up that can help you better understand the process.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 6:00pm – Licking County Extension Office – RSVP by September 16 – Informational Flyer

This workshop is geared toward those who have never done awards forms before or those who would like help improving upon what they’ve done in the past.

All forms (both PDF and Word Documents) can be found on the Member Resources page here. Completed forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday, October 18, 2019! Forms MUST have your advisor’s signature.

For those members who are currently high school seniors or higher and were actively enrolled in 4-H in Licking County for 2019, you are eligible to apply for the Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship. Please review the application here for a full list of requirements. Please note: you must complete both the Achievement Awards Form and the Scholarship Application in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

For questions about the Achievement Awards Forms, please contact Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

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.

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.

2019 Carving New Ideas (CNI) Teen Workshop

There is a great opportunity for your teen and it’s being held right in our backyard at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that concentrates on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. CNI is open to all 4-H members currently in eighth to twelfth grade. Campers will develop leadership and citizenship skills while making new friends from across Ohio!

Location: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd., St. Louisville, OH 43071

Arrive: Friday, November 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.​

Depart: Sunday, November 17, 10:30 a.m.

Camp fee: $65.00 (includes t-shirt)​

Registration deadline: October 28, 2019​

Registration website: go.osu.edu/CNI19

4-H Cultural Immersion Experience in Puerto Rico

The best way to understand a different culture is to immerse yourself in it. Apply to be part of the Cultural Immersion project experience in Puerto Rico. You will build multicultural skills and understanding, as well as an increased ability to communicate in the increasingly diverse society that we live in. You will experience both the Old San Juan urban area as well as life in the remote mountain town of Castañer. We will also be working with 4-H youth from Puerto Rico in joint service projects around the island.

Teens ages 15-18 are eligible for this 7-day service-learning experience. The cost of the experience is $400 plus airfare (est. $650). Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip)
Where: Puerto Rico (both Old San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)
When: November 26 – December 3, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15th, 2019
Cost: $400 plus airfare — (Approximately $650)
(Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation)

Application and additional information can be found here.

Teen Leadership Council

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success. Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program. Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.

Apply to be a member!  word | pdf  Applications (including references, signatures, and payment) are due on August 9, 2019. 

Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 of the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer positions.  Junior Advisor applicants must be 18-20 years old (as of January 1) when they apply.

Officer Training School and Family Orientation – NEW LOCATION

The 2019 Officer Training School and Family Orientation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm at HEATH HIGH SCHOOL (new location this year!). This is a great opportunity for youth who have been selected as an officer to learn more about their office as well as for those who are interested in learning more about an office they wish to run for in the future. The Family Orientation is will allow you to hear about important information all families should know about the Licking County 4-H Program and also offers the opportunity for you to ask questions about the program, projects or events. We hope to see you there!

2019 Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) Applications Available

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2019.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 9 or July 17)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired.  TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair.  Their term is September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.  Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.

Questions? Contact Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu), Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), or Frances (nicol.115@osu.edu)