4-H Camp

A WORLD of POSSIBILITIES

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp serves 10 counties for their local 4-H Camps as well as some state 4-H camps and much more. Overall, more than 2,000 4-H’ers ages 8-18 take part in our 4-H camping programs each year. So why should youth consider coming to  4-H camp? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Make new friends
  • Opportunities to try new things and be engaged in learning
  • Gain leadership and life skills
  • HAVE FUN!
  • and much more

For more information about Highland Camp check out https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/camp

and if you want more information about Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp facility check out https://4hcanterscave.osu.edu/home/experience-it.

 

 

Staying Current with 4-H News

Family Guide

The 2021 Family Guide is now available online at:  https://ohio4h.org/familyguide This is your place to connect to the entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for 2021. We have hard copies in the office that can be picked up at anytime.

Ohio 4-H Foundation Newsletter

Looking to stay up on state events through the Ohio 4-H Foundation check out the latest newsletter at https://ohio4h.org/newsletter/ohio-4-h-highlights/october-2020.

Cloverbud News

The Cloverbud Connections Newsletter can be found at: http://www.ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/ohio-4-h-cloverbud-connections

Facebook

Checkout Facebook for up-to-date 4-H happenings at: https://www.facebook.com/Highland-County-4-H-Ohio-158507614183904/

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Adult Volunteer Opportunies

4-H Committee Members Needed

Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Highland County 4-H Committee! Committee volunteers are comprised of volunteer advisors, parents and the business community. The terms are below. Contact Kathy or Danielle at (937) 393-1918 for nominations for one of the following positions by November 30, 2020:

3 – NE (Leesburg, Greenfield, Hillsboro) – 3 yr. term

1 – NW (Leesburg, Lynchburg, Hillsboro) – 3 yr. term

2 – SE (Berrysville, Belfast, Sinking Spring) – 3 yr. term

2 – SW (Buford, Mowrystown) – 2 & 3 yr. terms

 

Advisor Trainings

Advisor training is required every year; more dates are available for 2021.  Due to limited space registration for in-person and virtual trainings will be required.

In person-Requires Registration

  • Saturday, January 30th 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 4th 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Monday, February 15th 9-11:30 p.m.

New Advisor Training-Requires Registration

  • Monday, March 29th 6:30-9 p.m.

Virtual-Requires Registration

  • Saturday, January 9th 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19th 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 10th 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 11th 6:30-9 p.m.

The links to register for advisor training  will be available in December.

 

New Volunteer Applications

Now is the time to recruit new volunteers for 2021! Any adult who is going to be alone with 4-H members must go through the volunteer selection process. If volunteers want to be active in 2021, they need to complete the selection process. Applications for new advisors will be due the last Thursday in February 25, 2021. The forms are available through the Extension office.

New Advisor Training-Requires Registration

  • Monday, March 29th 6:30-9 p.m.

Shop and Support Highland County 4-H

4-H Sun Catchers-  $15, visit highland.osu.edu/news/support-highland-county-4-h for more information or stop by Extension Office to purchase.

 

Kroger Community Rewards – sign up at krogercommunityrewards.com – support Highland County 4-H, Organization #QJ706

 

Community Markets Community Cash- Save your Community Markets Receipts and drop them off at the Extension Office.

 

4-H Yard Signs- Purchase a Yard Sign for $5.50 at the OSU Extension Office.

 

Amazon Smile- Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products same prices, same service.  Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/

Teen Opportunities

Jr. Fair Board  Applications – Due November 9, 2020

Encourage your teens to apply for this leadership opportunity, to be eligible for Junior Fair Board, teens must be 15 as of January 1, 2021 or a sophomore in high school. 4-H and At-Large Junior Fair Board applications are available at the Extension Office and online at:

https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources#Jr.%20Fair%20Board%20Applications

Applications are due by Monday, November 9, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. to the Extension Office.

 

Highland County Junior Leadership

Junior Leaders is open to any youth 13 and in the 8th grade.  Come join this leadership opportunity. Please contact Kathy Bruynis or email Bruynis.5@osu.edu.

 

4-H Camp Counselor Applications – Due January 7, 2021

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers during 4-H camp. As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Highland County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.

Applications are available  in the Extension office or online at: https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/camp

The deadline to apply for 2021 is before January 7, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. in the Extension Office.

 

Highland County 4-H members are eligible for several county and state 4-H scholarships and opportunities. The individual requirements are different. Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Visit the website for scholarship eligibility requirements and applications:

County: http://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources

State: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Many applications are coming due, please check the websites for complete information.

Upcoming 4-H Dates

Upcoming 4-H Dates

  • Skillathon OR a Project Interview is a requirement for ALL animal projects to be shown at the Highland County Fair-this is for project completion only.  Exhibitors must bring a 2020 up-to-date project book. 
    • 3 options for competition :
      • 1)Project Interviews for 4-H will on Entry Day on July 17 from 12 (noon) – 6p.m.
        • a)Members will check-in first come, first serve for interviews
      • 2)Skillathon with OME eligibility and 4-H will be August 22 from 10a.m – 5p.m.
      • 3)Last Chance Skillathon for 4-H is August 29 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.
  • Make-Up judging August 14th and 15th Virtually
    • Must contact the Extension office to schedule an interview
  • Summer Judging and Pre-Fair Judging- August 22 @ Highland County Fairgrounds
    • Judging Schedules will come out closer to judging (notifications will be sent out)
    • Clothing and Nutrition Skillathons will also be held on August 22 at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
    • Uncomfortable about being in-person?  Contact Danielle combs.311@osu.edu about a virtual option.
  • July 9th Summer Awards and Style Review-Cancelled
    • Awards will be announced virtually once judging is completed
  • Scholarships award receipts will be recognized during award ceremony at the fair
  • Scholarship Deadlines
  • Market Rabbit Tattooing August 3, 2020 5-9 p.m. @ Highland County Fairgrounds Poultry and Rabbit Barn
    • All market rabbits that will be shown at the 2020 Highland County Jr. Fair must get tattooed at this time.

4-H Scholarships are available

Scholarship Deadlines

Aug. 1– Bob Shanks Scholarship Applications Due

Aug. 1– Donna Jo Keisling Scholarship Applications Due

Aug. 1– Ivor Jones Scholarship Applications Due

Check the Highland County 4-H Forms page for ALL applications  –

https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources

4-H Summer Dates and Changes

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CHANGES for 2020

  • Make-Up judging July 1-postponed
  • Make-Up judging will take place virtually August 14th and August 15th
  • Must contact the Extension office to schedule an interview
  • Summer Judging on July 7- moved to August 22 with pre-fair judging
  • Summer (FCS) and Pre-Fair (General) judging’s for county will be held August 22 at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
  • Clothing and Nutrition Skillathons will also be held on August 22 at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
  • July 8th State Fair Qualifying and Swine Breading Judging Virtually-PENDING
  • July 9th Summer Awards and Style Review-Cancelled
  • Awards will be announced virtually once judging is completed
  • Scholarships award receipts will be announced at a later date
  • 2020 Highland County Jr Fair Changes
  • All fair changes for 2020 Highland County Jr. Fair can be found at https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/judging-schedules

New for 2020

  • Skillathon OR a Project Interview is a requirement for ALL animal projects to be shown at the Highland County Fair-this is for project completion only.  Exhibitors must bring a 2020 up-to-date project book. 

3 options for competition :

1)Project Interviews for 4-H will on Entry Day on July 17 from 12 (noon) – 6p.m.

2)Skillathon with OME eligibility and 4-H will be August 22 from 10a.m – 5p.m.

3)Last Chance skillathon for 4-H is August 29 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.