Camp Dates: June 17 – 19, 2022
If you would like more information about attending or supporting Special Needs Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, please contact Michelle Stumbo, Camp Program Director, at 740-691-6010 or Stumbo.email@example.com.
“4-H is for everyone,” but sometimes accessibility issues deny youth with unique abilities 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 who have needs that cannot be accommodated for in a traditional camp and their caregivers. Being a typical kid is what Camp is all about and it is no different for youth with special needs. 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!
Some youth need the availability of a camp that can accommodate their varying medical, physical, and emotional needs. Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp is designed with these young people 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 camping experience that may not have been available otherwise through 4-H.
Registration Materials: Special Needs Camp 2022
Please come support the Chicken BBQ Dinner at Hervida on Saturday, May 7. Meal served 5:00 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.
Meal costs will be $10 for quarter a chicken and $15 for half a chicken.
Gallia County is excited to offer the 2022 Forestry – Wildlife Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp again this year. This is the fourth year for this unique camp, which specializes in environmental education! Camp participants will get to try new and exciting challenges, learn about and appreciate the natural world around them, while meeting experts in the field of Forestry and Wildlife Conservation.
The Marietta Welfare League has provided $400 in grant funds so we can build a Carpet Ball Table for Hervida 4-H Camp! This will be a great addition to our summer camps and lots of FUN!
The Marietta Welfare League provides grants to many local non-profits. The Marietta Welfare League was founded in 1926 with the purpose to encourage members to become active in the civic and social life of the community. In the past 94 years, more than 3,000 women have volunteered more than ONE MILLION hours of service to Washington County, Ohio!
The funds are generate from The League Shop (Coffee, Food, Gifts) located in the Marietta Memorial Hospital.
4-H OPPORTUNITY: 4-H Camp Counselor
DEADLINE: Applications are due to the OSU Extension Office no later than March 4, 2022 by 4:00pm.
Online Application: https://go.osu.edu/washcampcounselor
The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of teens/young adults selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 6-15 during 4-H camp. 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
- Must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp.
- Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
- Must complete a minimum of 12 hours of training. (2 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
- Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
- Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
- First time applicants must provide two references, attend assessment, and complete an interview (during counselor assessment as a group).
- If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.
- Individuals who complete the application and fulfill application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process.
Please see the attached document for dates and times of assessment, interviews, and counselor trainings. Please note, the majority of trainings are held on Sunday afternoons again this year.
Counselors are expected to notify the Camp Director or Extension Office if an absence is unavoidable.
- Complete the application in its entirety.
- Provide reference link to two non-family members. (First Time Applicants Only) https://go.osu.edu/counselorreference
- Read the Standards of Behavior, Camp Counselor Code of Conduct, and Cell Phone Policy forms and acknowledge that read you them on the application.
- Submit application by March 4, 4:00pm.
4-H Camp Counselor Training Dates, Camp Dates & Registration Fees
POSITION: 2022 4-H Camp Counselor
LOCATION: Hervida 4-H Camp, Waterford, Ohio
Sunday, March 20 3:00-5:00 PM 1st & 2nd Year Counselor Assessment & Interviews
(Interviews completed as a group during assessment) Extension Office
Sunday, April 10 3:30-5:30 PM Counselor Training Extension Office
Sunday, April 24 3:30-5:00 PM Counselor Training Extension Office
Sunday, May 15 3:30-5:00 PM Counselor Training Extension Office
June 1 – 2 TBD Counselor’s Camp Hervida
Sunday, June 19 3:30-5:00 PM Counselor Training Extension Office
Tuesday, June 21 5:00-7:00 PM Counselor Training Extension Office
CAMP DATES & FEES FOR CAMP COUNSELORS
Counselor Camp at Camp Hervida June 1-2 TBD No Charge
Space Adventure Camp at Marietta College June 14-16 (Counselors’ Training – TBD) No Charge
Junior Camp at Camp Hervida June 27-July 1 (Counselors Arrive Sun. Evening) $40
Cloverbud Day Camp at Camp Hervida July 5 (Counselors Arrive day of) No Charge
Beginner Camp at Camp Hervida July 6-7 (Counselors Stay After Cloverbud Camp) $20
Senior Camp at Camp Hervida July 17-21 (Counselors Arrive Sun. Evening) $40 (Cost same whether
Counselor or Campselor)
Day Camp at County Fairgrounds July 22 (Counselor Arrive day of) No Charge
DESCRIPTION: Immediate openings available for older youth wishing to be involved in the 2020 4-H camping program. Responsibilities include serving on at least one committee to plan and implement specific portions of a camp’s program; assisting in morning classes; and assignment to a cabin providing round-the-clock care for the campers living in that cabin. Position reports directly to the Camp Director; with supervision by total camp staff.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp and enjoy working with young children. Selection based upon application, advisor and other adult recommendations, assessment station scores, interview, and previous leadership and camping experiences. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the counselor training program, including an interview.
BENEFITS: Develop leadership skills, gain self-confidence, assist in personal development of younger 4-H members, meet new friends, and reduced camp fee.
INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD COMPLETE THE APPLICATION MATERIALS BY March 4, 2022 TO:
Martha Webster, Camp Director PHONE: (740) 376–7431
OSU Extension – Washington County Cell: 740-350-7585
1115 Gilman Avenue
Marietta, OH 45750