Camp Hervida Dinner & Fundraiser – Nov 11


Saturday, November 11, 2023

Doors open 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m., Drawing 7:00 p.m.

Churchtown K of C Hall, SR 676

$40 ticket (dinner and drawings for cash prizes)

Your club can provide a community service to our county-owned 4-H camp facility by being workers, donating an item to the silent auction and/or providing desserts at the Building Fund Drawing & Silent Auction on Saturday, November 11. This year’s proceeds will go toward operating expenses & kitchen improvements.

Workers are needed to clear tables and clean up the kitchen from 6:00 p.m. until finished. Another work crew is needed to tear down tables and chairs at the end of the fund raiser from 9 p.m. until finished. 4-H club members, parents and advisors who are signed up to work receive a free meal and do not need to purchase a $40 ticket.

An item for the silent auction can be made or solicited from a business by your club. Various kinds of gift baskets, gift certificates, novelties, tools, decorations, etc. are appropriate. Items can be dropped off at the Extension Office before Saturday or at the K of C Hall on Saturday by 4 p.m.

A total of 30 desserts are needed to help keep the meal costs down. Your club could provide one or more pies or cakes. Desserts can be dropped off at the Extension Office before Saturday or at the K of C Hall on Saturday by 4 p.m.

To contribute as a community service project for your club, please contact Jane at 740-568-8044. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Need a flier to promote the event: 2023 Flier

4-H Toy & Canned Food Drive – Items Due December 6

Washington County 4-H is partnering with the Salvation Army Washington County Angel Tree program to collect toys and non-perishable food for area families.

1. Toys must be newly purchased and unwrapped

2. Non-perishable unexpired foods (boxed or canned)

3. Washington County 4-H will be taking donations until Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 pm

4. All unwrapped toys and food must be dropped at the OSU Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta. There will be a box in the front lobby and in the Extension Office

5. Call 740-376-7431 if questions

Hey Teens! – Ohio Looking for National Delegates

National 4-H Conference Delegates

  • National 4-H Conference is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development. Delegates arrive ready to connect, learn, engage, lead, and impact their communities, their nation, and their world.
  • Open to teens 15-19 years old who are actively engaged in 4-H programs
  • Date of Conference: April 18-24, 2024 in Washington, D.C. (Ohio delegates arrive a day early on April 18. Conference begins April 19).
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (applicants must be 15-18 as of 1/1/24 and currently enrolled as an Ohio 4-H member). See the attached document for the example application, and then be sure to apply via Qualtrics:
  • For more information, visit
  • Washington County has been represented the past two year: 2023-Emma Poulton, 2022-Melina Matics

ExploreAg Day Camp – Nov 16 at Hocking College

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is pleased to announce we are hosting an ExploreAg Day Camp at Hocking College on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sample agenda)
Cost: FREE
Who: Any Ohio high school student interested in exploring agriculture career opportunities.
Purpose: Discover careers linked to agriculture and related STEM fields through a series of immersive and hands-on experiences and tours.
Registration: Register by Nov. 1.

Participation is FREE for attendees, and space is limited to the first 30 students registered. Attendees will be responsible for securing their own transportation to and from camp.

About ExploreAg

ExploreAg is Ohio Farm Bureau’s signature ag literacy and workforce development program, offering FREE week, multi-day and day-long immersion programs for high-school students.

In ExploreAg, teens learn about agriculture and related STEM fields from industry experts, scientists and educators.

We Need Your Pennies!!

Please join Washington County 4-H as we participate in the Marietta Community Foundation Nonprofit Challenge! It is an all out Penny War!

Please bring your pennies and coins to the OSU Extension Office by November 15 at 4:00 pm. The pennies and coins will count toward points as we participate in the challenge. We will take the pennies and coin to the Marietta Community Foundation and deposit them in our 4-H jug.

Top Prizes sponsored by Superior Toyota Hyundai include:

  • 1st Place – $10,000
  • 2nd Place – $7,000
  • 3rd Place – $5,000
  • 4th Place – $3,000
  • 5th Place – $2,500

Auxiliary Prizes ($500 each):

  • First Friday Donor’s Choice
  • Superior’s Choice – Best Decorated Jug
  • Most Donors on National Philanthropy Day
  • Most Bills Collected
  • Most Online Donations

Here is the point system that will be used by the foundation:

Positive Points: You GAIN points each time someone donates with a coin (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, etc.) or via a check or online donation.

  • Coins (1 penny = +1 point)
  • Checks ($25 check = +25 points)
  • Online Donations ($50 online gift = +50 points)

Negative Points: You LOSE points when cash is placed in your jug ($1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 bills).

  • Cash ($20 bill = -20 points)

A quick tip: Be strategic about your support! Remember that a nickel, a $5 check, and a $5 online donation all equal +5 points, but a $5 bill is –5 points!

Carving New Ideas – for Teens

Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. It is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University and the college students, who are also 4-H alumni, are preparing all of the fun activities for the weekend of November 17-19, 2023.

The registration website is or share the attached poster. The online registration allows credit cards or checks.

Deadline to register is October 25 or until cabins are full.

The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee has funds to support local teens wanting to attend. Contact Bruce Zimmer for more information on these funds: