May 14, 2021 - 4:29pm -- newman.221@osu.edu

Deadline to Register June 5, 2021 or Until Full 

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime as Cabin castaways compete for "IMMUNITY" and "REWARDS" to earn "CABIN" points during 4-H Camp's challenges and activities.  Will you "SURVIVE" the "FUN" that 4-H Camp Counselors and staff have planned for you and your friends?  Unique for 2021, campers will stay with their "CABIN COHORTS" throughout camp to participate in workshops and large group activities testing camper's true survivor skills and competitive spirit.  

  • Episode:  Sun., June 20, 3:30 PM to Thurs., June 24, 8:30 AM
  • Castaways:  Youth, age 8 and in 3rd grade to age 14 (as of Jan. 1)
  • Marooned On: 4-H Camp Clifton, 2256 Clifton Road, just off St. Rt. 72, next to John Bryan State Park
  • Provisions:  23 rustic shelters (cabins), lodge, canteen, nature center, dining hall, bathrooms, and pool.
  • Hosts:  Trained teens, adult volunteers, OSU Extension, and 4-H Camp Clifton’s staff plan and conduct all camp activities.  


Challenges and Activities:  Each cabin will have the opportunity to choose the sessions they want to participate in for workshops each day.  There are 6 workshop time slots during camp, so each cabin will be able to do a sampling of the seven different workshop areas.      

  • Arts & Crafts:  Sun or Dream Catchers, DIY Lanterns, Duct Tape Art, Tie Dye, Musical Instruments, Survivor Bracelets, String Art and More
  • Sports and Recreation:  Beach Volleyball, Capture the Flag, 9-Square, Gaga Ball, Wiffleball, Dodgeball, Scooter Races, Line Dancing, Sharks and Minnows, Basketball and More
  • Pool and Water Games:  Marco Polo, Water Olympics, Water Balloon Games, Battleship and More
  • Cooking:  Campfire Treats, Outdoor Cooking, Survivor Cook-Off/Bake-Off and More
  • STEM:  Slimy Science (slime, Oobleck, volcanoes), Exploding Engineering (bottle rockets, catapults, race cars), STEM Art (Hydro painting, pendulum painting) and More
  • Nature:  Animal Calls, Tracks and Camouflage, Scavenger Hunt, Geo-Caching and More
  • Outdoor Adventure:  Team Challenge, Hiking, Fishing, Shooting Sports and More


Large Group Activities:  Camper castaways will participate in whole camp activities with cabins competing against each other and laughing together in Cabin Cohorts.  These activities include Campfire, Survivor Challenges and Competitions, Flag Ceremonies, Inspiration Trials and Tribulations, Camp Songs, Teambuilding Activities, Survival Excursions, Camp Dance, Night Swim, Glow-N-Dark Games and Movies and So Much More!

Camper Castaway Admission Fee:  $275/4-H member or $325/non-4-H Member
         Camp Fee Includes:  All Camp Activities, Camp/Cabin Cohort Photo, Camp T-Shirt

Payment Due:  No later than June 5, 2021 (Cash or Check)

Mail Payment to:  Clark County 4-H Committee, P.O. Box 444, Springfield, OH  45501 OR

Pay in Person:  May 20, 4 PM to 7 PM, May 25 and 26, 11 AM to 7 PM or June 3, 4 PM to 7 PM, Extension Office. 


REFUND Policy:  If for some reason a camper cannot attend camp or must go home early from camp due to a positive exposure to COVID-19, tests positive for COVID-19, is in Quarantine or has symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.), a full REFUND will be issued to the camper's family.  

Financial Assistance:
If your child needs financial assistance to be able to attend the 2021 Clark County 4-H Camp.  Please complete the 2021 Clark County 4-H Camp Scholarship at https://go.osu.edu/clarkco4hcampscholarshipThe deadline to apply for a 4-H Camp Scholarship is May 20th.  Applicants will be notified by May 25th of scholarship dollars awarded.  


 

Once you register and make payment, each castaway (Camper) will:

  • Receive Required Paperwork to Bring to Camp
  • A Camp Supplies and Packing List 
  • Survey Link to Register for a Camp Drop-Off Time for Staggered Camper Arrival


We are "EXCITED" to be going back to "4-H CAMP" and we hope you are too!  Please know that everything possible is being done to minimize exposure to COVID-19.  Here are some of the practices that are in place to ensure the safety of everyone.   

  • A Camp Facility Plan has been approved by Ohio State University as well as the Greene County Health Department where Camp Clifton resides.
  • Campers will remain in their Cabin Cohort from camp arrival to dismissal. 
  • Campers DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR MASKS when in their Cabin Cohort, showering, swimming, water activities, strenuous activities, sitting and eating or when social distancing can be maintained from other Cabin Cohorts.  Currently, masks are expected to be worn at other times by everyone this is subject to change.  OSU Extension is working with CFAES and OSU Leadership to determine how Governor DeWine’s announcement may impact 4-H in-person programming including camp.
  • Capacity limits have been established for all areas on camp.  Cabin Capacity:  10 (8 campers and 2 Counselors/CIT's), Dining Hall Capacity: 80 total - we will be eating in shifts and/or using outside areas when weather permits.
  • Curbside Camper Check-In with staggered arrival times will be utilized and only the campers and counselors staying in an assigned cabin are permitted in that cabin.
  • Health Risk Assessment and Temperature Check Will Be Done Upon Camp Arrival. 
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations will be provided throughout camp for frequent use by campers, counselors, and staff.
  • Increased Sanitization Between 4-H Camps and throughout Camp of facilities, tables, chairs, microphones, supplies, equipment, etc. will be conducted by Camp management.   
  • As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatricians can ADVISE FAMILIES on whether it is safe for a child to attend camp based on his or her medical history and should make sure the child is up to date on vaccines.

 

Questions:  If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Clark County 4-H Camp, please do not hesitate to contact Patty House, 4-H Extension Educator, 937-398-7599 or e-mail house.18@osu.edu