It’s Time for 4-H Camp!!!!!!!!!

The past year brought us many difficulties and changes, including not being able to hold 4-H camps in person. Washington County 4-H is planning to host a modified version of typical summer camps for youth Kindergarten thru ninth grade. OSU Extension will be offering five camps this year, including three single day camps and two multi-day, day 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.

  • Cloverbud Day camp Grades K-2: June 29th – Hervida (Lunch and Snack provided) – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Day camp Grades 3-9: June 30th – Hervida (Lunch and Snack provided) – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Multi-day Day Camp Grades 3-9: July 5-8th – Hervida (Lunch, Dinner and Snack provided)
  • Multi-day Day Camp Grades 3-9: July 19-22nd – Hervida (Lunch, Dinner and Snack provided)

For the multi-day camps, drop off will be 9:00 am and pick up at 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday. Transportation will be available from Marietta to and from camp for the multi-day camps. Campers will be expected to come every day Monday-Thursday. The camp July 19-22nd will only occur if there are over 50 campers interested in both weeks. If not, only the camp July 5-8th camp will occur.

  • Day camp Grades K-9: July 23rd – Washington County Fairgrounds (Lunch and Snack provided). This camp will offer different activities than the camps at Hervida.

Registration costs will include all needed supplies, food for the campers, and a reusable mask and camp picture for every camper. 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

Print your camp form here: 2021 Camper Reg Packet

Hervida Chicken BBQ – Volunteers Needed

Please come support the Chicken BBQ Dinner at Hervida on Saturday, May 1. Meal served 4:30 to 7:00pm. Dinners will be available for eat-in or carry-out.

This is also a great opportunity to volunteer for camp by serving, clearing tables, or donating a dessert! Donations for the Country Store are always welcome!!

Here is a link to make a dessert, donate items for the country store, cut & keep desserts stocked, serve & stock beverages, clear tables & wipe trays, run dishwasher, or prepare carry-out meals.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094eada72ca1fd0-hervida

Plans for 2021 4-H Camps

4-H Staff are in the process of planning for camps at this time and working through the guidelines set forth by the state and the county health board in order to be able to provide a fun and educational camp experience for all ages this summer.

Specific camp details will be announced by May 7 (providing details are ready).

Help Needed for Hervida Chicken BBQ – May 1

Please come support the Chicken BBQ Dinner at Hervida on Saturday, May 1. Meal served 4:30 to 7:00pm. Dinners will be available for eat-in or carry-out.

This is also a great opportunity to volunteer for camp by serving, clearing tables, or donating a dessert! Donations for the Country Store are always welcome!!

Here is a link to make a dessert, donate items for the country store, cut & keep desserts stocked, serve & stock beverages, clear tables & wipe trays, run dishwasher, or prepare carry-out meals.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094eada72ca1fd0-hervida

Hervida 4-H Camp Clean-up – April 17

Members looking for a community service project are invited to Hervida Camp for their annual Camp Clean Up Day. Volunteers needed on Saturday April 17, 2021 at 9am. Please bring rakes, brooms, tarps, and gloves. Please contact the office for more information at 740-376-7431

Camp Counselor Applications – Due March 5

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 6-15 during 4-H camp. As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Washington County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.  Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:

  • Attend required trainings prior to camp
  • Market and promote camp
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp
  • Conduct self in an appropriate manner before, during, and after camp while serving as a role model to campers and peers
  • Assist staff and other counselors with camp activities; work as a team to implement the activities
  • Know and understand all safety guidelines, including emergency procedures, associated with the camp and program areas
  • Follow and enforce camp rules
  • Assure for safety of campers at all times including in cabins, sessions, and large group activities
  • Be aware of child protection regulations and report any child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect in accordance with university policy
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues
  • Ensure campers’ health and hygiene, e.g., brushing teeth, eating meals, taking medication, etc.
  • Promote camper participation during camp
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, teambuilding challenges, group activities, challenges, etc.
  • Teach and lead campers at workshops or during other components at camp (table setting, song leading, etc.)
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Teens (age 14 by camp time) are invited to apply for 4-H Camp Counselor positions
  • Teens are needed for all of these camps. You can help with one or all three (based on age)
  • Cloverbud Day Camp at Camp Hervida       June 28                    No Charge
  • Beginner Camp at Camp Hervida                 June 29-30              $20 registration fee
  • Junior Camp at Camp Hervida                     July 5-9                     $40 registration fee
  • Senior Camp at Camp Hervida                     July 19-23                 $40 registration fee
  • Space Adventure Camp at Marietta College      TBD                     No Charge

TO APPLY:

  • Complete the application in its entirety, including the video (2 mins maximum)
  • Provide reference link to two non-family members. (First Time Applicants Only)
  • Read and sign the Standards of Behavior, Camp Cell Phone Policy, and Camp Counselor Code of Conduct forms.
  • Submit application, sign up for an interview (1st and 1 Year Experience Counselors) by Friday, March 5

Online Application:  https://go.osu.edu/washcampcounselor

Reference Link: https://go.osu.edu/counselorreference

Interview Signups: https://go.osu.edu/counselorinterview

The online application includes questions about your interest to be a camp counselor, which camps you want to help with, activities you want to help with, etc. The online application requires you and a parent/guardian to sign a code of conduct/policies and requires you to upload a photo of yourself and a short video (2 minutes max.) about why you want to be a camp counselor, describe your experience working with kids at camp or elsewhere, and a fun fact about yourself!

2021 Dates:

  • March 5 4:30 PM Online Application & References Due
  • March 16 & 18 4:30-8:00 PM Interviews Only first year counselors and counselors with 1 year experience
  • Su    April 11         2:00-5:00 PM        Counselor Training  Location TBD
  • Su    May 16        2:00-5:00 PM        Counselor Training            Location TBD
  • Thur/Fri June 3-4         Time TBD  Counselor’s Camp             Camp Hervida
  • Su    June 13         2:00-5:00 PM        Counselor Training            Location TBD

Have questions? Contact Camp Director, Martha Webster at marthaw09@gmail.com, 740-350-7585 or the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

 

Hervida – Annual Building Fund Drawing

This will be Hervida’s only fundraising event this year. Due to Covid the camp board will not be having the dinner or silent this year. The drawing will be held virtually on November 14. Tickets can be purchased from a Hervida Board Member or at the Extension Office.

Tickets are $35 donation.

Hervida Virtual 4-H Camp – Registration Now Open!!

4-H Camp! (Clap, clap) 4-H Camp! (Clap, clap). It is that time of year. I so wish that we could be together around the flagpole saying the pledges, making crafts in the craft hall, playing water games in the field, swimming in the pool, singing songs in the dining hall, hiking trails, or watching skits around the campfire. However, we are staying safe and healthy and staying home. The 4-H pledge says, “I pledge my health to better living” and we are all trying to uphold that pledge every day currently.

This year we have the awesome opportunity to try something new. Although I wish we could be out at Camp Hervida, I am very happy to be able to provide a virtual camping experience. I have received songs, dances, and memories from various previous and current counselors to add to the fun. I would love to have more memories or others who have attended camp to send me more videos. The site is currently available at https://go.osu.edu/washvirtualcamp

You can click on t-shirt order link to print out the form to order the special 2020 Hervida shirt and get access to the other amazing camp activities. The camp pictures from previous years are available without payment for the other activities. Payment for the t-shirt and site must be to the Extension Office no later than July 17th in order to receive a t-shirt.

Happy virtual camping to you all!
Martha Webster, Camp Director