4-H Endowment Dinner – April 6

The 4-H Endowment Dinner & Auction is quickly rolling around.

  • Do you have your tickets? – Contact a committee member or the Extension Office at 740-376-7431
  • Do you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction or live auction?  – Drop it off the Extension Office by April 1
  • Would you like to volunteer for setup, serving, or tear down? – Call Maggie Webster at 740-350-4669

Check out the auction item pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/4HEndowment/

Here is a list of guns to be sold in the live auction too!

OSU Collegiate 4-H Students Train Club Leaders

Many of the Washington County 4-H club officers and advisors attended the March 26 training held at the Washington County Career Center.  The evening started with Welcome, Pledges and Announcements.  Breakout sessions for club officers included: President/Vice President; Treasurer; Secretary, News Reporter/Historian/Scrapbook; Health & Safety/Community Service and Recreation.  Over 50 4-H youth attended these trainings as well as parents and club advisors.

4-H Club Officer sessions were taught by college students that are members of the OSU Collegiate 4-H Club on the Columbus campus. Students teaching the sessions included Burton Bassett, Spencer Bauman, Amy Michaels, Maddie Ullman, and Ben Preston. The Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club taught recreation for evening.

OSU Extension staff Kathryn Hartline and Bruce Zimmer also taught a session for parents and advisors on public speaking tips to help 4-H members build upon their presentation skills. The evening concluded with an officer installation ceremony.

Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp – for members & non-members!

Special Needs Camp is July 5th-7th, 2019

“4-H is for everyone,” but sometimes accessibility issues deny youth with disabilities the opportunity to attend camp. In Ohio, a statewide 4-H camp is held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio for young people with disabilities and their caregivers.  Being a typical kid is what Camp is all about and it is no different for special needs youth. Our goal is to give Campers a true experience of Camp while meeting their needs and letting them set their own pace for fun and success!

Special needs youth need the availability of a camp which can accommodate their varying medical, physical and emotional needs.  Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp is designed with special needs youth in mind and is tailored to their needs.  It gives youth a chance to try new things in a safe environment while building relationships.  When campers and caregivers were asked about the Camp, 100% of those surveyed stated that they want to return next year and one caregiver stated, “Everyone helps all the kids have a great time.  No one is left out.”  Campers feel the same way – one Camper listed their favorite memory as, “Seeing all of the kids, staff, counselors & parents.”

The Camp allows youth to actively participate in activities such as environmental science, crafts, music therapy, outdoor education, aquatic skills, and self-reliability.  The youth, along with their caregivers, enjoy 2 nights and 2 days of a camping experience that may not have been available otherwise through 4-H.

With events like Camp, there are always many hands working behind the scenes to ensure that things happen.  Volunteer counselors and Staff go out of their way to rearrange Camp to prepare for our Campers, parents and caregivers. Returning families are always willing to help new families find where they need to be and we are grateful of the outpouring of community support for our Camp!  Thanks to the generous support of the Ohio 4-H Foundation, costs are kept to a minimum and Campers are exposed to experiences including archery, music, crafts, nature, campfire and even horseback riding.  New in 2015, thanks to support from the South Central Power Company Foundation, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp was able to purchase several motorized paddleboats, which allowed Campers the chance to take aquatic science to a whole new level while they explored Engle Lake with the help of dedicated Staff & Counselors!  More than half of the Campers had never been on a boat, and as one Camper stated, “Boating helps you be calm and learn to take charge as the captain of your boat.  You have to learn to be a good leader as a captain and I want to be that one day!”

4-H Partners with JOANN for ‘Clovers for Kids’ Campaign

JOANN stores are helping 4-H bring more hands-on programs to local communities across the nation to inspire kids to lead lives with their head, hands, and hearts.

Between March 1 – April 30, 2019 visit your local JOANN store and purchase a clover tear away at the register for either $1 or $4.  $4 purchases come with a $4 off coupon for a later purchase.  The more money that is raised, the more that will come back to the Ohio 4-H program.

In addition, JOANN wants to support individual 4-H’ers involvement by providing a rewards card for 4-H members, leaders, staff, and parents.  The rewards card gives holders 15% off their purchase every day.  To sign up go to https://www.joann.com/4-h/

National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Leader Institute

Below you will find the application for the 2019 National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Leader Institute, August 6-10, hosted by Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX.

Applicants must be 15 years of age by January 1, 2019 to apply.  It is recommended that the candidates also have at least one year left in 4-H to carry out the duties.

State Shooting Sports Coordinators can select up to 2 applicants.  Please identify one as the primary candidate and one as the secondary candidate. Forward the two applications to Nicole Pokorney, pokorney@umn.edu, 863 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904 by May 15th.  Selected applicants will be notified by the National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee by June 1.

Contact Bull’s Eye Club Instructors if you have questions.

2019 Teen Amb Application-10gva9o

Hervida 4-H Camp Clean up

Members looking for a community service project are invited to Hervida Camp for their annual Camp Clean Up Day.  Volunteers needed on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 9am.  Please bring rakes, brooms, tarps, and gloves.  Please contact the office for more information at 740-376-7431

Piedmont 4-H Shooting Sports Camp

Piedmont 4-H Shooting Sports Camp

  • Basic Archery
  • Advanced Archery
  • Basic Rifle .22 Rimfire
  • Basic Shotgun
  • Basic Pistol

June 7-9, 2019 For Ages 9 – 13 only
This camp will be held at 4-H Camp Piedmont, Piedmont, OH and all shooting classes are taught by certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors
Registration and Camp Fee are Due by: May 10, 2019 Camp fee: $150.00
Camp fee after May 10th is $160.00 (may not receive t-shirt)
No registration accepted after May 17

Camp Registration Form: 2018 SS Camp Registration Form-22kysob

4-H Club Officer Training – March 26

Mark your calendar to attend the 4-H Club Officer Training on Tuesday, March 26 at the Washington County Career Center at 7:00 pm.  We will have sessions for:

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

The sessions will be taught by members of the Collegiate 4-H Club from OSU.