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Forages for Horses Webinar Series

4-H Horse members as well as other horse owners may be interested in this opportunity…

The virtual Forages for Horses course will consist of three 90-minute webinars offering a variety of pasture and management topics. Once registered, attendees will be granted access to the online course including the webinars and complementary resources. Participants that attend all three webinars will have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. Registered participants will also receive their choice of a curriculum binder or USB drive of the traditional course by mail.

Thursday, January 20th7:00 PM

Hay analysis and Feeding Different Classes of Horses

Thursday, February 17th7:00 PM

Nutrition and Parasites

Thursday, March 17th7:00 PM

Pasture and Weed Management, Soil Fertility, and Species Selection

Cost of the course is $75 which includes a digital copy of the Forages for Horses Manual. A physical copy may be added to cart at checkout. Current and new members of the Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council are eligible for a $15 discount on registration. Register by visiting: https://go.osu.edu/foragesforhorsesregistration

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information visit: http://go.osu.edu/cfaesdiversity.

Beef Quality Assurance Opportunity

National BQA certification is valid for three years and the program started in 2018 so many are due to re-certify now.  There is no fee involved and this meeting will qualify as either a new certification or a recertification. This will also fulfill the Quality Assurance requirement for 4-H and FFA at the Hartford Fair for 2022.

This event is sponsored by the Licking County Cattlemen’s Association.  Membership is not required but is encouraged and is just $10 per family.

The date is Sunday, January 23rd at 1 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

Location:  Claylick Run Farm 11970 Cross Rd. Newark, OH 43056

Please call the Extension Office at 740-670-5315 to reserve your spot.

2022 Hartford Fair Junior Market Turkey Order Forms Available

The order form for the 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Market Turkey Pool is now available here. Forms with payment must be mailed or delivered to the Licking County Extension Office by 4:00pm on Friday, March 4, 2022. ALL meat turkey projects will come from the Hartford Fair meat turkey pool. If you intend to show meat turkeys at the fair in 2022, you must submit an order by the deadline to be eligible. Please read through all the details on the order form.

 

REMINDER: 2022 Camp Counselor Application Due!

Applications to be a Camp Counselor for 2022 are due on Friday, January 7, 2022 by 4:30pm. Don’t forget that applicants will need to request two references be completed by non-family members. Please be sure to allow enough time for your references to complete the form. Links for the application and reference form are listed below.

2022 Camp Counselor Application: www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorApplication                        

  • Follow the link above to the application. You’ll complete your responses, read the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Contract, and then both you and parent will electronically sign your application. The application can be completed easily on a computer or mobile device.
  • NEW APPLICANTS: Once you have completed your application, please reach out to me to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2022 Camp Counselor Reference Form:  www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorReferenceForm

  • Please note, this link can be shared with your reference contacts. They will then follow the link to a survey, and complete their feedback about your skills and abilities, and submit online.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Please remember that we must receive at least two reference forms on your behalf…

Details… Details… Details…

4-H EVENT/OPPORTUNITY: Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor

DATE / DEADLINE: Applications are due to the OSU Extension Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-15 during the Licking County 4-H Camp (June 17-21, 2022). As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Licking County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.  Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:

  • Attend required trainings prior to camp
  • Market and promote camp
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp
  • Conduct self in an appropriate manner before, during, and after camp while serving as a role model to campers and peers
  • Assist staff and other counselors with camp activities; work as a team to implement the activities
  • Know and understand all safety guidelines, including emergency procedures, associated with the camp and program areas
  • Follow and enforce 4-H Camp Ohio and general camping rules
  • Assure for safety of campers at all times including in cabins, sessions, and large group activities
  • Be aware of child protection regulations and report any child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect in accordance with university policy
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Ensure campers’ health and hygiene, e.g., brushing teeth, eating meals, taking medication, etc.
  • Promote camper participation during camp
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, team building challenges, group activities, challenges, etc.
  • Teach and lead campers at workshops or during other components at camp (table setting, song leading, etc.)
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 14 years old by January 1, 2022.
  • Must be a member in good standing within their respective 4-H Club(s).
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. (6 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • All applicants must provide two references.
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Individuals who complete the application and fulfill application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process.
  • All new applicants are asked to contact Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu / 740.618.6333) to schedule their interview.
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Licking County Extension Office.

MEETING DATES / TIME / FREQUENCY / TRAINING

  • 4-H Camp Counselors meet the following dates (tentatively):
    • February 8 (Tuesday) / February 23 (Wednesday) / March 4-6 (Teen Leader Winter Retreat) / March 8 (Tuesday) / March 23 (Wednesday) / April 12 (Tuesday) / April 22-23 (4-H Camp Ohio Counselor Workshop) / April 27 (Wednesday) / May 10 (Tuesday) / May 13-14 (Mini Camp) / May 25 (Wednesday) / June 14 (Tuesday) and Summer Camp (June 17-21).
  • Counselors are expected to notify Lisa McCutcheon if an absence is unavoidable.
  • 4-H Camp Counselors will be trained on topics such as the camp counselor core competencies; risk management, including active shooter guidelines, emergency protocols, and child abuse recognition.

TO APPLY:

  • Complete the application in its entirety.
  • Submit reference forms from at least two non-family members.
  • Read and sign the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Code of Conduct forms.
  • Submit all materials to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, January 7, 2022.

2022 4-H Camp Counselor Application

2022 Camp Counselor Application: www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorApplication                        

  • Follow the link above to the application. You’ll complete your responses, read the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Contract, and then both you and parent will electronically sign your application. The application can be completed easily on a computer or mobile device.
  • NEW APPLICANTS: Once you have completed your application, please reach out to me to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2022 Camp Counselor Reference Form:  www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorReferenceForm

  • Please note, this link can be shared with your reference contacts. They will then follow the link to a survey, and complete their feedback about your skills and abilities, and submit online.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Please remember that we must receive at least two reference forms on your behalf…

Details… Details… Details…

4-H EVENT/OPPORTUNITY: Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor

DATE / DEADLINE: Applications are due to the OSU Extension Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-15 during the Licking County 4-H Camp (June 17-21, 2022). As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Licking County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.  Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:

  • Attend required trainings prior to camp
  • Market and promote camp
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp
  • Conduct self in an appropriate manner before, during, and after camp while serving as a role model to campers and peers
  • Assist staff and other counselors with camp activities; work as a team to implement the activities
  • Know and understand all safety guidelines, including emergency procedures, associated with the camp and program areas
  • Follow and enforce 4-H Camp Ohio and general camping rules
  • Assure for safety of campers at all times including in cabins, sessions, and large group activities
  • Be aware of child protection regulations and report any child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect in accordance with university policy
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Ensure campers’ health and hygiene, e.g., brushing teeth, eating meals, taking medication, etc.
  • Promote camper participation during camp
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, team building challenges, group activities, challenges, etc.
  • Teach and lead campers at workshops or during other components at camp (table setting, song leading, etc.)
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 14 years old by January 1, 2022.
  • Must be a member in good standing within their respective 4-H Club(s).
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. (6 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • All applicants must provide two references.
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Individuals who complete the application and fulfill application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process.
  • All new applicants are asked to contact Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu / 740.618.6333) to schedule their interview.
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Licking County Extension Office.

MEETING DATES / TIME / FREQUENCY / TRAINING

  • 4-H Camp Counselors meet the following dates (tentatively):
    • February 8 (Tuesday) / February 23 (Wednesday) / March 4-6 (Teen Leader Winter Retreat) / March 8 (Tuesday) / March 23 (Wednesday) / April 12 (Tuesday) / April 22-23 (4-H Camp Ohio Counselor Workshop) / April 27 (Wednesday) / May 10 (Tuesday) / May 13-14 (Mini Camp) / May 25 (Wednesday) / June 14 (Tuesday) and Summer Camp (June 17-21).
  • Counselors are expected to notify Lisa McCutcheon if an absence is unavoidable.
  • 4-H Camp Counselors will be trained on topics such as the camp counselor core competencies; risk management, including active shooter guidelines, emergency protocols, and child abuse recognition.

TO APPLY:

  • Complete the application in its entirety.
  • Submit reference forms from at least two non-family members.
  • Read and sign the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Code of Conduct forms.
  • Submit all materials to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, January 7, 2022.

We’re Half Way There! High Hopes for High Ropes Fundraiser

‘Tis the Season of Giving! Like the final two minutes of the football game, this is the time of year when stakes grow very high for non-profit organizations. During December, at least 31% of annual giving happens. And 12% of annual giving happens during the last three days of the year!

With thanks to a very generous supporter of 4-H Camp Ohio, there are $20,000 in MATCHING FUNDS available for donations from any county office, group of 4-H supporters, or individual donors received by DECEMBER 31, 2021.

Visit go.osu.edu/campohioropes and GIVE TODAY to double your donation and be a part of making the best better, here at 4-H Camp Ohio.

*Donations can also be made direct to 4-H Camp Ohio by sending a check to the office at: 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St Louisville, OH 43071

 

4-H Camp Ohio is Hiring!

4-H Camp Ohio is HIRING for 2022!

Warm, out-going, authentic, passionate and inspiring? Raise your hand if that’s you! 4-H Camp Ohio is HIRING PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS for their seasonal positions (March-November). If you have a passion for youth development and the outdoors, we want you.

Some of the prerequisites include:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High School graduate, additional education preferred.
  • Experience and interest in program development and education.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
  • CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and AED training to be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Lifeguard certification is highly preferred, but not required for the right candidate.
  • Must love camp!!!

What we offer:

  • 4-H Camp Ohio pays a competitive rate and specific salary is based on qualifications and experience.
  • Room, Board and Meals provided during program times.
  • Laundry facilities provided.
  • All necessary adventure, recreation and outdoor education training will be provided in house.

Head to https://www.4hcampohio.org/employment-opportunities.html for more information about this role and the adventure that awaits. APPLY TODAY! Applications are open now through February (unless filled prior).

Please contact Jaymie Dumican at programs.campohio@gmail.com with any questions regarding the Program Instructor position.