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 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.

Welcome Lisa House to the Licking County Extension Office!

Lisa House is the new Office Associate that will be providing front-line customer service support for the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Lisa comes to us from Columbus State Community College where she served in administrative support roles for over 10 years. She is a current member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and received the Certified Administrative Professional designation in 2010. Lisa also holds a BS in Applied Management from Ohio University. Lisa can be reached at or 740-670-5315.

Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

The Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium takes place at the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, including the youth program, on Dec. 13 and 14. A celebration of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s 70th Anniversary also will take place. A youth discount is being offered (youth ages 12 and under are free, youth ages 13 – 22 are $25.00), these prices reflect the 2 day registration. This is a great opportunity for any sheep enthusiast or shepherds in your county.

Friday speakers at the event will include Sandi Brock, Commercial sheep producer and face of “Sheepishly Me- Adventures in Sheep Farming” on social media and YouTube, of Shepherd Creek Farms in Ontario, Canada; Cameron Lauwers — a first generation sheep producer and fourth generation farmer from Capac, Michigan who runs 600 ewes in a mostly housed accelerated lambing system; and Dr. Luciana da Costa, DVM of the OSU Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicines, who will be sharing her expertise on mammary health and mastitis. On Saturday additional speakers including John Foltz, Ohio State Animal Sciences chair and Lee Fitzsimmons, from Wayne Savings Community Bank.

Online registration link for Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium can be found here:

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:

Braden J. Campbell:

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 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.

HalloScream at Kentucky Kingdom

This Halloween season, fear has a new playground … HalloScream – Kingdom of Fear!  Only at Kentucky Kingdom! There`s plenty of Activities for All Ages!

HalloScream will haunt the grounds of Kentucky Kingdom every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October (Fri. and Sat.: 6:00 p.m. to midnight, Sun.:  6:00 – 11:00 p.m.).  It will feature two haunted houses, where evil clowns and heinous zombies roam … come inside, if you dare!  Gruesome spirits and monstrous music will greet you at our eerie, yet festive, Mardi Grave party, which is sure to wake the dead!  Take a break from the party with a chilling cocktail whipped up in a monster’s laboratory or browse the Bizarre Bazaar, which offers loads of spooky souvenirs to die for.  To top it off, all of our coasters and thrill rides will be running and our 5D Cinema will feature one very scary flick! There`s plenty of activities for ALL AGES!

To buy this special $29.95 ticket to HalloScream, which includes one FREE admission into Kentucky Kingdom, plus FREE admission into each haunted house, plus FREE soft drinks all night long, plus FREE park rides, plus FREE 5D movie-Friday the 13th cinema ride, plus FREE not-so-scary costumed characters and treats, plus FREE Mardi gRAVE dance party, with demonic DJ, you must use the link here to buy your tickets. There’s plenty of Activities for All Ages! Guests under 36″ are admitted FREE.


Licking County Recycling Billboard Contest

The Licking County Recycling Billboard Contest is open to all Licking County students in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade. Entries must be postmarked or received by the Licking County Recycling Office by November 15, 2019. One entry will be selected for billboard advertising during the holiday season. Only one entry per student. Entry forms 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 and show camp that Licking County cares!

Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

October 6, 2019, 8:00pm Eastern

Pre-register here:

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