2018 Marion County 4-H Camp

Each summer, Marion County 4-H Junior Camp is held at the 4-H Camp Ohio Youth Education Center in St. Louisville, Ohio. Our camp is conducted by 4-H professionals employed by Ohio State University Extension in Marion County, adult volunteers with backgrounds in education and healthcare, and trained 4-H teen counselors. Our staff works with the 4-H Camp Ohio staff to conduct a variety of learning experiences for campers, including: citizenship, swimming, hiking, campfires, canoe/kayak, outdoor cooking, team challenge, shooting sports, zipline/climbing wall, high ropes, scuba, and much more!

Camp Director Contact Information:

Margo Long
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Phone:  740-223-4040
Email:  long.1632@osu.edu

Camper Information

Who?  Campers are youth ages 8 and in the 3rd grade to age 13 as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Non 4-H members can attend our 4-H camp for an additional fee.
What? Fun, friends, and adventure!
When? July 17-21, 2018
Where? 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville
How much? The cost to attend camp are:
Early registration 4-H (Marion County) member rate: $170 (due May 18)
Regular registration 4-H (Marion County) member rate: $190 (due June 15)
Non-member rate: $210 (due June 15)

Camper Registration Packet

Download the Camper Registration Packet 2018 – Updated.

Registrations will be accepted beginning April 23.

Camp Registrations are due to the Extension Office by June 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Registrations must be received by this date.

Immunization Exemption Form

Camper Scholarship

Download the 2018 Camper Scholarship Form.

Please complete this application form and return it to the OSU Extension Office, 222 W. Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302 for consideration of a partial 4-H Camp Scholarship.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for Marion County 4-H members only, so return your application to the Extension office as soon as possible, deadline is May 11. Must pay a minimum amount ($50) to hold camp reservation. Applicants will be notified by May 15 via email of scholarship selections.  

Ohio 4-H Night at the Columbus Blue Jackets – March 22

Ohio 4-H will be partnering with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $38 in the upper bowl and $65 in the lower bowl and for every ticket purchased, $10-$20 will be donated back to the Ohio 4-H Foundation to be used for 4-H Scholarships!

For more information, please review the informational flyer! What a great idea for a club social all while supporting Ohio 4-H!


Gallop for the Gravy 5K/10K for Marion County 4-H

The 6th annual Gallop for the Gravy 5K & 10K Run/Walk is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Marion County 4-H program and its members.

For more information, visit the Gallop for the Gravy 5K/10K Facebook page.

Interested in being a sponsor this year? Click here to learn more.

NEW! 2018 Ohio 4-H Family Guide

Family Guide CoverHave you ever wondered what projects are available through the Marion County 4-H program? Or, do you know a 4-H member looking to try something new? We’ve got something for everyone!

Each project book contains information and activities for members to explore as an organized group project or at home under the guidance of a parent or interested adult. When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start the project, and the resources available to help you complete it.

To download your own copy, visit https://ohio4h.org/familyguide for more information. Paper copies will be available at request at the Marion County Extension Office beginning Oct. 30.

Texas 4-H Relief Support Campaign for 4-H Programs Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Texas 4-H Program has been receiving requests from across the country on how to help Texas during their time of need. Below is the information just released on a campaign to support local and county 4-H Programs who have been hit by the massive storm. Please share.

Texas 4-H Relief Support Campaign for 4-H Programs Affected by Hurricane Harvey

To give, click the link below http://texas4hfoundation.org/.



The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is currently selling One Day 4-H t-shirts. In support of the monetary campaign to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, all proceeds from One Day 4-H t-shirts will go to support the Texas 4-H Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Order yours today at OneDay4H.org!

The deadline to order is this coming Sunday, September 3.


2017 Crop, Shop, Science & Engineering Schedule Now Available

Click here to view the 2017 Crop, Shop, Science & Engineering schedule for July 1.


If you do not see your name and would like to be judged, please contact the Extension Office at 740-223-4040 for availability. Please note the schedule was compiled based on the preferences given. Margo tried to ensure everyone got their first or second picks!

Updated: Everything You Need to Know About the Marion County Fair!

Aside from 4-H camp, the county fair was one of the annual highlights of the summer for me. It’s an exciting time of year, but also a little hectic, too. Below is a link of important information that you’ll need to know about the upcoming activities to help plan for the 2017 Marion County Fair. The PDF does allow you to click various hyperlinks to provide additional information.

It’s a great time to remember what 4-H is all about, along with the purpose of the county fair. The fair is full of ribbons, trophies, and winners, but most importantly it’s a place of learning.

The 4-H program isn’t about making the first place project, but it’s about creating a first place kid! Winners at the fair and project judging are those who make an effort to make new friends, those who help a younger or less-experienced exhibitor and work to “make the best better.”

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the upcoming activities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of your club advisors, adult volunteers, follow 4-H members or the Extension Office.

Through 4-H,





Changes to Fair Check-in Traffic Flow for Goats, Sheep and Swine Projects

In hopes of improving the efficiency of show program preparation for various species and also to help the traffic flow in the afternoon during fair check-in, the following changes have been made:

General Information:

Trailers must ONLY enter through the West Gate from N. State Street and exit from the south end of the fairgrounds. Traffic patterns for each species are available here: goat; sheep; and swine.

  • The vet will look at every animal. Blankets must be removed from sheep and goats prior to vet inspection and scrapie papers must be completed. Scrapie forms are here.
  • If your trailer will have multiple species (hogs, sheep and goats), hog projects must be unloaded first and sheep and/or goat projects may be haltered and walked to the designated barns.
  • Each trailer will have no more than 10 minutes to unload animals.
  • We strongly encourage that tack be brought in prior to check-ins on Saturday, July 1 or Sunday, July 2 after 8 p.m.
  • Due to the traffic pattern for check-in, tack and tent areas will not be permitted to set-up until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 2.

Project Check-in Times:

  • Sheep check-in will take place 8 – 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 2.
  • Goat check-in will take place 8 – 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 2.
  • Swine check-in will take place 7:30 a.m. – Noon on Sunday, July 2.

Project weigh-in and exhibitor meetings are the same as past years. Check your 2017 Marion County 4-H Master Calendar!

If you have any questions, please contact Mark McCabe 740-360-1103 or your project advisors.



Fair Shirt Order Forms are Now Available

The fair shirt order form is now available! This year’s shirt will be purple with white ink. Click here to download a copy.


  • Youth sizes small-large are $10
  • Adult sizes small – Xlarge are $10.
  • Adult 2X are $11.
  • Adult 3X are $12.

Turn this form and payment in to the Marion County Extension Office located at 222 W Center St. by June 9, 2017.  Checks payable to:  Marion Co. Junior Fair Board