Junior Fair Board Seeking Help with Stock the Trailer! Monday, August 12

Junior Fair Board is looking for help with the Stock the Trailer Canned Food Collection this year! Last year, more than 15,000 pounds of food were collected and we hope to increase that this year! We’ve moved collection to Monday – there are no Junior Fair shows until 2 p.m. that day!
Monday, August 12 – Fairgoers can gain free admission with four cans of food. We need help collecting at the gates! Shifts are 7 a.m.-10:15 a.m. and 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. 
Saturday, August 17 – Food collected will be transported to Christ’s Table on Saturday, August 17. We will need help unloading there at 10 a.m.
Volunteers, members, family, friends can sign up to help. Many hands make light work! Sign up here: https://go.osu.edu/stockthetrailer

Cloverbud Night with Junior Leaders – July 15

The Muskingum County 4-H Junior Leaders will be hosting  Cloverbud Night on July 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Veteran’s Building on the Fairgrounds. Cloverbuds can drop in during this time frame – stay a few minutes, or the whole time!

Cloverbuds are invited to attend to participate in the following activities:

One on One Interview with a 4-H Teen Leader

Cloverbuds are invited to bring an item to share with a member of Junior Leaders. This will be a one-on-one show and tell opportunity for Cloverbuds to practice interview skills.

Sample Items:

  • Poster display, scrapbook, etc. on a topic of interest to the Cloverbud
  • Collection (baseball cards, toys, etc.)
  • Other item they love!

Fair Coloring Contest

4-H Pledge Coloring Activity to take with you!

Clover Craft Activity

Photo Booth

There may be additional activities.

Music will be playing throughout the evening. Each Cloverbud will receive a small 4-H gift for participating!

Ohio 4-H Launches CareerNext Online Course, Empowering Youth for Success in Tomorrow’s Workforce

Ohio 4-H proudly announces the debut of CareerNext: Are You Ready?, an innovative online course designed to equip young individuals with the skills and confidence needed to excel in the dynamic landscape of tomorrow’s workforce.

As the career landscape evolves rapidly, Ohio 4-H recognizes the importance of preparing youth for forthcoming challenges and opportunities. CareerNext stands as a comprehensive program integrating practical knowledge, interactive modules, and real-world scenarios to empower participants to explore various career paths, hone critical skills, and make informed decisions about their future.

Key features of the online course include interactive learning modules covering resume building, interview techniques, post-secondary education, and financial literacy. Participants also benefit from expert guidance, flexible learning options, hands-on activities, and resources for career exploration.

For more information about CareerNext: Are You Ready?, visit http://go.osu.edu/careernext.

2024 Ohio 4-H 4th H Club Challenge is live!

We pledge our “health to better living,” but do we actually practice it? Practicing healthy habits and choices has lifelong effects on the health of youth, and the 4th H Club Challenge promotes this by encouraging Ohio 4-H Clubs to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices and behaviors at 4-H club meetings.

Each club that completes the challenge before the deadline will be entered into the $100 voucher drawing for their region, with the winning club receiving funds to purchase items like project books, educational tool, or other resources for their club.

How does it work? Apply three healthy practices per meeting (see list below) at six or more 4-H club meetings between Jan. – Dec. 2024.

  1. Register and complete pre-survey. https://go.osu.edu/4thHClubChallenge
  2. Record the dates and activities in the 4th H tracker link. (tracker link will be provided after registering)
  3. Share a picture of your club doing a healthy practice on social media. Be sure to include the official hashtag #Ohio4thHClubChallenge.
  4. Submit all activities to the tracker link by Dec. 31, 2024.


If your club already does some health practices, great! We encourage you to challenge yourselves with different or new health practices for your club.

4-H Camp Ohio Seeking Cultural Experiences for Summer Staff

4-H Camp Ohio Community,

As we gear up for another exciting summer ahead, I’m reaching out to invite you to be a part of something special that will not only enhance our staff’s experience but also strengthen the bonds within our camp community.

One of the key ingredients to the success of our camp is the dedicated and passionate team of individuals who work tirelessly to create memorable experiences for our campers. However, we understand that the summer can be intense and demanding for our staff, which is why it’s essential to provide opportunities for them to unwind, relax, and recharge.

With this in mind, we are launching a new initiative to organize outings for our camp staff throughout the summer, Camp Cultural Buddies. These outings will serve as a chance for our hardworking team to connect outside of the camp environment, enjoy some downtime, and foster a sense of camaraderie that extends beyond the workplace.

But to make these outings a reality, we need your help! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to step up and take on the role of hosting these outings. Whether it’s a day trip to a nearby hiking trail, a picnic in the park, a beach day, or any other fun activity you can think of, your creativity and enthusiasm will be the driving force behind making these outings a success.

Here’s what we’re looking for in our volunteer hosts:

  1. Passion for Bringing People Together: We’re looking for 4-H volunteers who love bringing people together and creating memorable and cultural experiences for our camp staff.
  2. Organizational Skills: As a host, you’ll be responsible for planning and coordinating the outing. We will ensure that the date you prefer will match up with one to two camp staff members days off.  Coordinating communication between host and camp staff you can contact Jenn Imbody (contact information below).
  3. Creativity: We want our outings to be fun and engaging, so we’re looking for hosts who can think outside the box and come up with unique and exciting cultural activities.  A few ideas our staff have expressed interest in are: Hocking Hills/State park hiking, Columbus Zoo/The Wilds, Amusement Park/Water Park, baseball/sporting events, COSI, lake excursions, Capital city exploration/The North Market, Local city exploration… ETC.

If you’re interested in volunteering to host an outing, please let us know. We’ll provide you with all the support and resources you need to plan and execute a successful outing.  Camp staff have limited funds to use towards their entertainment, therefore when planning please keep this in mind.

Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity to give back to our incredible camp community. Together, we can make this summer one to remember for our dedicated camp staff!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Imbody

4-H Camp Ohio, Volunteer