Ohio 4-H Capital Day

What is Ohio 4-H Capital Day?

This one-day event will give current high school students (Current Grades 9-12) an opportunity to will join discussions covering current issues youth face, learn about advocacy, gain an understanding of the legislative process, and have the opportunity to meet with individuals involved with State Government.

Flyer: Ohio 4-H Day at the Capital

When is Ohio 4-H Capital Day?

Join us in Columbus, our state capital, on Wednesday, June 15! Programming will begin at 9:00 AM and the day will conclude by 5:00 PM.

What is included in registration?

The day will include programming hosted at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, followed by a visit to the Ohio Statehouse, including a tour! Transportation for students will be provided from the 4-H Center to the Statehouse and back. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

How can I register?

Registration is open through June 6! The cost is $10.00 to attend, which can be paid via credit card or by check – see these details in the online registration. Visit go.osu.edu/4Hcapital to get signed up!

Who can I reach for questions?

Contact Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Older Youth Leadership Specialist at 614-292-3758 or Oberstadt.1@osu.edu.



It’s Time for 4-H Camp!!!!!!!!!!!!

Washington County 4-H is excited to announce the return of a traditional summer camping experience.  We are planning to host camps for youth Kindergarten thru ninth grade. OSU Extension will be offering five camps this year, including two single day camps, one camp that is one overnight, and two multi-day overnight camps. Four of the camps will be held at Camp Hervida near Waterford and one camp will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Please see below for the dates and camp specific information.

  • Junior Camp at Hervida: grades 3-6, June 27-July 1
  • Cloverbud Camp at Hervida: ages 5-8, July 5
  • Beginner Camp at Hervida: 2nd grade- 10 years old, July 6-7
  • Senior Camp at Hervida: Grades 6-9, July 17-21
  • Day Camp at County Fairgrounds: grades K-9, July 22

Registration costs will cover lodging, meals, daily canteen, evening snack, class and program supplies for the campers. The camp staff and camp counselors are looking forward to a fun and exciting 4-H camping season! Camp t-shirts will be available at additional cost.

For more information about the 4-H camping program or enrollment, please contact the Washington County Ohio State University Extension office at (740) 376-7431, or download a registration form from https://go.osu.edu/hervida


ATTENTION ALL HORSE MEMBERS!!  Our horse paperwork deadline is quickly approaching on June 1, 2022.  Members will need to turn in their horse declaration form, Immunization form, stall reservation for County Fair, Lease agreements, and PAS forms for those participating.  The Saddle Horse Committee and Athens County Horse Advisors have partnered together to offer a PAS show on Saturday June 4, 2022 and we will conclude with a Fun show following the PAS events/classes.  The PAS show is the state qualifying event for horse members to be eligible to compete at the Ohio State Fair.  This event will be held at the Washington County Fair located at 922 Front Street Marietta Ohio.  Horse members in Washington and Athens County will not be charged a fee for PAS classes, however all other out of county participants must pre-register with a $10 fee per class by May 27th.  The Fun show will immediately follow the PAS event and all participants must be 4-H / FFA members of 4-H project age and follow all 4-H Uniform Horse Rules.  Fun Show classes are $2 per class with a fee of $10 max for the day.  Participants will register at the event approximately 1 hour before the show.  PAS Fun Show  

The last Educational Equine Session is scheduled for June 25th from 9am to noon at the Washington County Fair, any horse member planning to exhibit at fair must attend one Equine Session to be eligible to show.  For questions please call OSU Extension 740-376-7431.

Hog Tag Pictures Due June 1

By June 1, 2022 all hogs project members must take a picture of tag in hog’s ear and send it to: wcfhogs@gmail.com Must include name of exhibitor with their hog tag number. Sample Photo: Submit 1 or 2 photos showing the tag number in the pig’s ear and showing the color & markings in the other photo.  If the pig is one solid color then only one photo is needed.

Pictures must be submitted by ALL exhibitors, regardless of who tagged them or where purchased.

If you want to share a pen with someone or have a pen request other than a sibling, notify Chris Campbell by June 15 (740-984-4646)

June 4 – Market Goat, Market Lamb, Dairy Feeder Steer Tag-in

Required Tag-in for Market Lambs, Market Goats, Dairy Feeder Steers will be Saturday, June 4 from 8—10:00 am at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Watch for road signs to indicate lineup locations.

All Market Goats & Market Lambs must have a Scrapie Tag in the ear by the June 4 tag-in. The Scrapie Tag should be put in by the breeder or where you purchased your animals.

Blue Breed Verification Cards Required for Dairy Feeder Steers – due June 4 – must be signed by dairy farmer where purchased in Ohio and include the ODA Producer number. Cards are available from the OSU Extension Office, your advisor or printed here: Dairy Feeder Breed Verification Blue Card 2022

Castration must be done by tag-in. The Fair Vet – Dr Lowe will be checking animals during tag-in.

Ohio State Fair Info

Ohio State Fair 2022 Livestock Schedule: July 11 – August 7, 2022

Livestock Schedules: https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/livestock/livestock-schedule

The deadline to enter livestock exhibitions is 1 p.m. on June 21, 2022, with the exception of the Horse Show, which closes at 1 p.m. on July 1, 2022.

Livestock Competitions: https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/livestock/livestock-competitions

Exhibitor Information and Supplemental Forms

All below documents will be updated by mid-May.

In-Person & Virtual Ohio Youth Skillathons

Cloverbud CloverBOT Lego Challenge – June 23

This year’s theme is Wonderful Water! We use water everyday: to drink, cook, take a bath, wash dishes and laundry. Water also provides energy and transportation, aids in manufacturing and helps grow our food. Water is critical to our survival! Find the details here.

New this year…three locations. Find the Challenge closest to you!

  • June 23 at 6:30 p.m., Montgomery County Extension Office in Dayton
  • June 23 at 6:30 p.m., Washington County Junior Fair Building, Marietta
  • June 25 at 10:30 a.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus

Challenge Guidelines

  • Teams must have at least two, but no more than eight members. All participants must be 4-H
    Cloverbud members
  • Models must be constructed in an area no larger than 15”x15”. A baseplate is recommended.
  • Any type and quantity of interlocking bricks (i.e.: Mega Blocks, LEGOS) may be used.
  • Models must feature a moving part or simple
    machine (lever, wedge, incline, wheel and axel,pulley, screw).
  • Poster must include team name and members’ names. Use the poster to highlight the overall
  • Rewards will be presented to all teams. Teams must be present at the Challenge in order to receive

Hervida Celebrating 100 Years – Read On!!

Camp Hervida celebrates 100 years of camping tradition in 2022!

Find ALL the details here: https://www.camphervida.org/

Join the community of past, present, and future campers as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our beloved Camp Hervida. Everyone is invited and welcome to join in the festivities!

A weekend full of celebratory events is planned. See the schedule of events to the right (or below on a mobile device). Bring your family and come and go as you please throughout the weekend. We hope you’ll spend the whole weekend at camp!

All events are free for all to enjoy, with the following exceptions:

  • SnoBiz Hawaiian shaved ice truck will be inside the camp gates on Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm. They charge $3 for a small shaved ice, $5 for a large shaved ice, and $1 for creme topping. SnoBiz is donating 30% of profits back to Camp Hervida, so be sure to stay cool mid-day by supporting this small business and Camp Hervida!

  • Saturday night dinner at the dining hall catered by Cowboy Concessions. Advanced registration is required to attend the catered dinner.

All other activities throughout the weekend are complimentary, paid for by the Hervida 4-H Camp Building Fund.

Make Reservations for Saturday night catered dinner: https://www.camphervida.org/100th-anniversary

Donate to camp: https://www.camphervida.org/donate-to-camp

Schedule for July 2 & 3: https://www.camphervida.org/100th-anniversary

Online Store with Clothing, Garden Flags, Totes: https://camphervida.spiritsale.com/

Cabin Rental for the July 2 & 3 Weekend: https://www.camphervida.org/cabin-rental