Junior Camp Registration Information Now Available!

Each summer, Muskingum 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 a 4-H professional employed by Ohio State University Extension in Muskingum County, adult volunteers with backgrounds in education, and trained 4-H teen counselors. A registered nurse is on-site during camp to tend to all healthcare needs. Our team works with the 4-H Camp Ohio staff to conduct a variety of learning experiences for campers, including: citizenship, swimming, hiking, campfires, canoe/kayak, team challenge, shooting sports, zipline/climbing wall, high ropes and much more!

Who?  Campers are youth ages 8 and in the 3rd grade, or 9 and in any grade, to age 13 as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H in 2022 to attend camp.
When? June 10-13, 2022

  • Friday, June 10: Staggered morning check-in at times selected on registration (between 10 and 11:15 a.m.)
  • Monday, June 13: Staggered morning check-out at times selected on registration (between 10 and 11:15 a.m.)

How much?

  • Single Child Rate – $180 per camper, only one camper in the family
  • Multiple Child Rate – $155 per camper, more than one camper in the family
  • Campership Rate – $100 per camper, any camper awarded a scholarship

Acceptable methods of payment: check or credit card to OSU Extension.

Camperships and multiple child discounts are provided by FruhQuip and other local donors.

  • SPOTS ARE LIMITED. A first-come, first-serve pre-registration will take place April 25-27 online. Pre-register here: go.osu.edu/camppreregIf you visit the link before April 25 at 8 a.m., you will see this message “Sorry, this has not started.”
    • Pre-registration opens April 25 at 8 a.m.
    • Deadline to pre-register is April 27 at 11:59 p.m. 
    • Once spots are filled, a wait list will be implemented. The deadline to be added to the wait list is April 27 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Pre-registered campers will receive full registration details via e-mail on April 29. The deadline for registration/payment completion is May 12. Accepted payment methods will be via credit card or check payable to OSU Extension. If not received by May 12, we will move on to any wait listed campers.
  • If a youth pre-registers for camp and is unable to attend, please notify Jamie (mcconnell.210@osu.edu) ASAP so wait-listed campers have the opportunity to attend camp.

All-Species Livestock Clinic – Saturday, May 7

Following Quality Assurance/Horse Education Program (9:00-10:15 a.m.) on Saturday, May 7, there will be an All-Species Livestock Clinic from 10:30-12 noon at the Veteran’s Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Members of the livestock committees have organized the following topics for members:

Beef – TBA

Dairy – TBA

Goat – Showmanship Basics, Nutrition, Health

Horse – Nutrition, Magna Wave Therapy, another topic TBA

Poultry – Biosecurity, Illness and Disease Awareness

Rabbit – Diseases, Nutrition, Showmanship

Sheep – TBA

Swine – TBA

Important Information for Horse Project Participants!

CHANGES AS OF 5/27/2022: 

Horse Vaccination Clinic

Open to all youth with horse projects! June 15, 6-8 p.m., Muskingum County Fairgrounds near the Horse Arena. RSVP to Jayme Oler-Wisecarver (740-252-7190) by June 9 (was previously listed as June 13). Cash payments ONLY. Shots will be administered by a local veterinarian.

Some prices have changed!

  • 5-way vaccination (required for fair) and exam: $52
  • West Nile (optional) $19
  • Rabies (optional) $15

PAS Show

Due to a judge cancellation, the PAS Show WILL NOT BE HELD on June 18. It will take place June 10, starting at 5 p.m. There will NOT be a pre-registration, youth will register for classes at the show.

Out of County Participants – Bring the following the day of the show:

  • Out of County PAS Form(signed by your county 4-H Educator)
  • Horse ID Form (with photo of horse attached)
  • $10 entry fee per class. Checks can be made payable to: Muskingum County Junior Fair Horse Committee.


Download the 2022 Horse Project Information:

2022 Horse Project Information

Information included:

  • Project Materials Reminder
  • Horse Education Program Details
  • New! Derby Bucks Auction for Horse Exhibitor
  • Horse Skillathon
  • Horse Vaccination Clinic
  • Fair Entry Guidelines
  • Fair Show Bill
  • State Fair Horse Information

2022 Horse Education Program Details

All youth enrolled in a horse project (except Project #173 Horseless Horse) must complete a Muskingum County Horse Education Program.

All first-time horse project participants should read 191R Horses, Safety and You. Books are available for purchase by club volunteers at the Extension Office for $6.

Certification can be obtained in one of two ways:

1) Youth can participate in an in-person session provided by OSU Extension.

  • Youth should plan to arrive early, as youth will not receive credit for attending if they arrive more than 10 minutes after the program starts. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each session.
  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.


May 7, 9-10:30 a.m. (Livestock Clinic to follow)

2) Youth can complete Ohio 4-H’s EquiSTEP program.

The online course is housed on ScarletCanvas and is run by the State 4-H Office.

Enroll in the course: go.osu.edu/2022equistep

  • Each member must sign up for the course with a unique e-mail address.
  • Select ‘Modules’ to see the 5 steps.
  • Watch the video(s) that correspond with each step.
  • Complete the quiz associated with the training. You need to score at least a 7 out of 10 to pass the training.
  • After scoring at least a 7 out of 10 on the quiz, complete the Certificate of Completion/Course Evaluation Survey. Both you and your county 4-H professional will be emailed a certificate that notes you have completed the EquiSTEP training.

All Muskingum County Youth must complete the Horse Education Program requirement by June 15.

2022 Quality Assurance Details

Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Certification is required for all youth exhibiting a market animal, dairy cow or dairy goat project at the Muskingum County Fair.

Certification can be obtained in one of three ways:

1) Youth can participate in an QA program provided by OSU Extension. Youth may attend any QA regardless of the animal they are exhibiting.

QA Program Dates

Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds

April 28, 6-8 p.m.

May 7, 9-10:15 a.m. (Livestock Clinic to follow)

May 9, 6-8 p.m.

  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.
  • Plan to arrive early, as youth will not receive credit for attending if they arrive more than 10 minutes after the program starts. Youth must complete and submit the attendance card at the end to receive credit.

2) Complete the Youth for the Quality Care for Animals (YQCA) Online Course.

The online module completed must be for the correct 4-H age. Only the YQCA courses currently meet ODA standards. BQA, PQA, BEST and other online programs do not meet this requirement. Families use their 4HOnline log in to complete the course. The cost is $12 per youth.

Program details: go.osu.edu/yqca

If youth complete YQCA, they need to forward the completion certification to mcconnell.210@osu.edu. This is the only way we get the verification.

3) Youth can participate in the test out option.

All youth 12-14 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA until they turn 15 years old.

All youth 15-18 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA for the remainder of their Junior Fair years.

Youth will either take the Large Animal (Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Swine) test or Small Animal (Poultry, Rabbit) test. QA certification is good for all animal projects taken no matter which test is passed.

Youth are only permitted to take one test per calendar year. If a youth does not pass the QA test, they will be required to attend a QA program to gain certification.

A study guide is available online at: go.osu.edu/qastudyguide.

QA Test-Out Dates

Participants must pre-register no later than the day before the test-out: go.osu.edu/muskqatestout

April 18, 2-4 p.m., Extension Office

April 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Veteran’s Building

  • Youth may arrive to take the test anytime in the testing window, but must submit the test by the end time.
  • Youth complete the test at their own pace. It is 50 questions multiple choice.