CARTEENS Recruiting Teen Members

We are recruiting for the CARteens 4-H Club and wanted to invite you to one of our meetings.  CARteens 4-H members lead hands on activities for teen traffic offenders once a month.  Our next meeting is Wednesday October 12th from 530-9pm or our November meeting is Wednesday November 9th from 5:30-9pm.

Our meetings start with setting up the conference room for presentations, eating pizza together for a meal and holding a short meeting with announcements. The presentation would be from 7-9pm with 4-H members leading different activities during the presentation.  Please join us to observe and determine if you would like to join our club as a teen member.  We meet the second Wednesday of each month and take July off.    We hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings, we meet at the OSU Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  Please let us know if you will be joining us so we have enough food for the meal that evening!  You may call our office at 740-376-7431 or email .  If you have questions about the club or program please reach out.

4-H Public Speaking Contest – July 12

County 4-H Public Speaking Contest – July 12 –  9:00 am at OSU Extension Office

  • Public Speaking Incentives for 4-H Members! The 4-H Advisory Committee will award a $6 voucher to each member participating. One award per member. Each participant will be entered in a drawing for a cash award sponsored by Bob and Peg Byers.
  • Entry Form due July 5: County 4-H Speaking Contest Entry Form 22

The following events are offered to 4-H members (not Cloverbuds):

  • 4-H Demonstration & Illustrated Talk without Technology Contest (Junior Division – ages 8-10)
  • 4-H Demonstration & Illustrated Talk with or without Technology Contest (Intermediate Division – ages 11-13 and Senior Division – ages 14 & up)
  • 4-H Pledge Contest
  • 4-H Creed Contest
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Topic (Jr & Sr Divisions)
  • 4-H Living History Topic (Jr & Sr Divisions)
  • 4-H Marketing Contest – thank you card, holiday card, 4-H Infomercial Promoting 4-H (items due to Extension Office July 5)

Hervida 100th Celebration – July 2 & 3

Have You Ordered Your Tickets for the Hervida 100th Dinner?

  • Online Clothing Orders Due – Sunday, June 11 at midnight
  • Purchase Catered Dinner Tickets – Saturday, June 18

Join the community of past, present, and future campers as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our beloved Camp Hervida. Everyone is invited and welcome to join in the festivities!

A weekend full of celebratory events is planned. See the schedule of events below. Bring your family and come and go as you please throughout the weekend. We hope you’ll spend the whole weekend at camp!

All events are free for all to enjoy, with the following exceptions: SnoBiz Hawaiian shaved ice truck and Saturday night catered dinner. Park in the ball field – handicap accessibility provided.

Saturday, July 2

10:30 am             Registration Booth Opens

11:00 – 12:30     Bring Your Own Picnic Lunch

1:00 – 4:00          SnoBiz Hawaiian Shaved Ice

1:00 – 5:00          Daytime Activities (Swimming, Creek Walk, Field Games, Crafts)

1:00 – 5:30          Memorabilia Sales near the Canteen

5:30                      Dinner Catered by Cowboy Concessions

7:00                      Flag Lowering

7:30                      Evening Recreation

8:30                      Campfire

9:30                      Safe Trip Home or Go to Cabins


Sunday, July 3

8:30 am               Grab & Go Continental Breakfast

9:30                      Registration Booth Opens

10:00                    Flag Raising

10:30                    Vespers Program

12:00 noon         Potluck Lunch

12:30 – 3:00       Memorabilia Sales near the Canteen

12:30 – 1:30       Ice Cream Social with Uncle Dan’s Ice Cream

1:00 – 3:00          Daytime Activities (Swimming, Scavenger Hunt, Creek Walk, Putt Putt, Hiking, Crafts)

3:00                      Flag Lowering

3:30                      Safe Trip Home & Clean Up

4-H Food & Nutrition Project Clinic

Date: Friday, June 10

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Clinic Topics: Place Settings, My Plate Plan & Portions, Ingredient Measuring, Food Safety, Handwashing, Preparing for County 4-H Project Judging, Ohio State Fair Expectations, Prepare a Sample Recipe

Location: OSU Extension Office, 2nd Floor Training Room, 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta

Who: All members taking the 4-H Food & Nutrition Projects or interested in food projects are invited.


Questions: Call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

What to Bring: 4-H Food & Nutrition Project Book

Instructor: Megan Zwick, OSU Extension Program Assistant, Family & Consumer Sciences

OSU Extension Internship Program

We are excited to announce the OSU Extension Internship Program will be offered for summer 2022! Washington County will be featured in the program….See Below.

To Apply:
Internal (OSU) students:$392530/9925$78086.htmld
Non-OSU students:—OSU-Extension-Internship-Program_R42659-1

This year, our intern positions will be hired in teams of three interns each in three separate locations (9 total positions). You can expect to work collaboratively with your intern team, Area Leader supervisor, and other Extension Professionals.

Research: Effective leadership and what makes great teams – Area 10, based in Mahoning County
Curriculum Development: Video-based materials Youth-Development Programs – Area 13, based in Delaware County
Curriculum Development: STEM Programs – Area 19, Muskingum, Perry, Morgan, and Washington Counties

Positions can be completed remotely, with 3 required onsite days to meet with your team (mileage reimbursed, reliable transportation required).

  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Multi-Disciplinary
  • $13/hour
  • Travel allowance
  • Hybrid/remote work
  • 38 hours per week
  • May 16-August 5, 2022
  • Working closely with a local OSU Extension educators
  • Planning, helping or teaching community classes, day camps, field days or fairs
  • Attending meetings with community leaders and volunteers
  • Developing news articles, exhibits, brochures, marketing materials, and resources for educational curriculum
  • Using social media and technology to share research-based information
  • Participating in field research, helping with literature reviews, and testing new methods and curriculum
  • Working with youth through 4-H activities, county fair, camps and project judging

Questions? Contact:

Jared Morrison,
Organization Development Consultant
OSU Extension learning and Organizational Development

Washington County Fair Pumpkin Growing Contest – SEEDS AVAILABLE


  1.     Open to all youth who are residents of Washington County or are members of an FFA Chapter, 4–H Club or school program in Washington County.
  2.     Entry may be made in one or both classes by age division: Classes (different pumpkin must be used for each class)-Largest Pumpkin by weight-Best decorated by scar drawing.
  3.     Age Divisions:           2-5 yrs    6-10  yrs    11-19 yrs
  4.     Judging will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday Sept. 2nd 2022 in the Home Arts Building.
  5.     Seeds are furnished by Tim Glover. Only the variety of seed distributed can be used in the contest.  Contact the Extension Office at 740-376-7431 for the seed packets or stop at their office 1115 Gilman Ave
  6.     Name of the exhibitor and age must be scared into each pumpkin entered.
  7.     All entries must be brought to the fairgrounds between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Sept. 1 or 2, 2022 in the Home Arts Building.
  8.     Limit one pumpkin per class and a different pumpkin in each open class.
  9.     Open class entries are the responsibility of the exhibitor.