Camp Hervida Cleanup – April 14

Part of the 2017 Cleanup Crew!!

Make a note for Saturday, April 14 on your calendar! It’s clean up time at 4-H Camp Hervida. Camp Clean-Up is another community service opportunity for your club.  Clean up begins at 9:00 AM.

Bring rakes, gloves, brooms, tarps for moving leaves and pickup trucks for hauling leaves to the compost pile. Members might want to wear gloves for raking leaves, stacking firewood and picking up brush. Also, do not forget sack lunches and beverages. Usually the cleaning is done around 12pm and lunch begins!  Camp Clean-Up will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.

If you have questions please call Chris Cavalier at 740-541-2306


4-H Club Officer & Advisor Training – March 27

All 4-H club officers and advisors are invited to the March 27, 2018, 4-H Officer & Advisor Training at the Washington County Career Center.

All 4-H sessions will begin at 7:00 PM. Officer sessions will be taught by local adults and teens. Those being offered include:

  • President/Vice President
  • Secretary/News Reporter/Scrapbook/Historian
  • Treasurer
  • Health & Safety/Community Service
  • Recreation

A session will be offered for 4-H Club advisors to learn more about club programs, speakers and local tours available for clubs.

The program will end with an Installation Ceremony for all club officers.


Washington County Interstate Exchange Club- Peanut Butter Egg Fundraiser

The Washington County Interstate Exchange Club is holding its annual Peanut Butter Egg Fundraiser.  Orders are due by March 23.  Eggs are made by club members and volunteers.  The peanut butter eggs are 1lb and sell for $6 each.  Contact a club member or Ellie Tullius, advisor at or the extension office-Kathryn Hartline 740-376-7431.  The club will be traveling to Wyoming this year and money raised helps send them.

Smitty’s Fundraiser Nights for 4-H Announced

4-H in Washington County has partnered up with Smitty’s Pizza to offer customers the opportunity to support our 4-H youth in the county.  All orders processed at Smitty’s Pizza in Marietta and Reno during these dates will help our organization raise funds to support youth in our county.  The funds raised will help 4-H members of the Interstate Exchange club travel to Wyoming, Saddle Horse Committee to pay for awards and horse programs, the Trailblazers to support their club activities and the Advisory Committee supports all youth in the county programs.  The event nights are as follows:

Washington County Interstate Exchange- April 5

4-H Advisory Committee- April 16-18

Trailblazers 4-H Club- June 26

Washington County Saddle Horse Committee- September 4


Call and place an order to support 4-H.  Smitty’s Marietta 740-374-2280 or Smitty’s Reno 740-374-2599

Livestock Quality Assurance Training #1 – March 20

Members planning to take market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goats projects and a parent/guardian must attend a Livestock Quality Assurance training in order to participate in Jr Fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Members may attend a QA session in any Ohio county, the member must still be accompanied by an adult.

March 20 – Waterford High School, 7-9 pm

April 19 – Warren High School, 7-9 pm

May 15 – Washington Co. Career Center, 7-9 pm

 Test-out Option – Youth ages 12-14 and 15-18 may participate.  The test will be offered after each QA session. Pre-registration is required by calling the Extension Office.


4-H Shooting Sports Starting – March 18

4-H Shooting Sports Program Starts…its winter session at 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 18 at Hervida 4-H Camp. Youth ages 9-19 are welcome to join in the fun while learning the basic skills of a shooting sports discipline. Choose from archery, pistol, rifle, shotgun, and/or living history. All shooting equipment and supplies are provided. For the rest of the meeting dates, discipline descriptions and discipline times go to

Bull’s Eye Pancake Fundraiser – April 14

Shooting Sports Fundraiser…Pancake Breakfast, Marietta Applebee’s Restaurant, 482 Pike Street, 8:30-10:30am, Saturday, April 14. Bull’s-Eye 4-H Club will receive 100% of the tickets sales. Applebee’s donates the food/beverages. The breakfast includes pancakes and beverage for $5. Walk-ins are welcome. A Silent Auction also will be held and closes at 10am. Thank you for your support to help purchase supplies, equipment and recognition items for the 4-H shooting sports program!

Host a Japanese Student this Summer!

Looking for some new fun and educational excitement this summer? How about hosting a boy or girl from Japan in your home for 3½ weeks? (July 23 – Aug. 17) The Ohio 4-H International Program is offering hosting opportunities to 75 families around the state, and Japanese youth on the other side of the world are anxiously waiting to learn who their new family might be! Host families should have their own child aged 10-15 who will serve as the main host sibling. Families will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender and approximate age. Special trips and activities are not required. The focus is on everyday family life. Host families provide lodging, meals, and any family activities. Medical insurance is provided. Youth bring money for personal spending (gifts, souvenirs, etc.) For more information, please visit or contact