April 24, 2021 - 11:26am -- newman.221@osu.edu

Clark County 4-H Families and Volunteers:

4-H Camp is a summertime favorite!  We hope you are as excited about going to 4-H CAMP as we are!  OSU Administration approved overnight 4-H camping beginning June 1, 2021. 

Clark County 4-H Camp SURVIVOR - June 20-24 - 4-H Camp Clifton

Who:  Youth age 8 and in 3rd grade to age 13 as of Jan. 1, 2021

Cost:  $275/camper for 4-H members

           $325/camper for non-4-H members

Scholarships Available:  Youth who may need financial assistance to go to 4-H camp may apply for scholarship dollars offered by the Clark County 4-H Advisory Committee.  Deadline to apply May 20, 2021.  Go to https://go.osu.edu/clarkco4hcampscholarship

4-H Camp registration coming in early May.  A link to register for camp will be included in the 4-H Weekly Update, posted at https://clark.osu.edu and on the 4-H App.  We will e-mail and text a message out when it is available. 

The 2021 Clark County 4-H Camp will be different, but also the same.  

How Camp Will Be Different!

How Camp Will Be the Same!


  • Cabins capped at 10 with no more than 8 campers and 2 counselors per cabin.


  • Grouped together with cabin buddies.
  • Opportunity to make new friends.


  • Curbside and/or staggered check-in and check-out times will be implemented with health check assessments. 


  • Swimming, fishing, arts & crafts, nature, sports, hiking, dancing, team challenges, STEM, cooking, campfire, recreation, and MORE!


  • Worn EXCEPT when in the cabin, swimming, showering, participating in water sports or strenuous activities, when seated and actively eating or in cohort (cabin group).


  • Camp planned by counselors selected and trained on 15 core camping competencies.
  • Plan and lead camp activities and supervise campers in and outside of the cabin.


  • Cabinmates will make up the camper’s cohort to do activities together throughout camp.
  • Minimal interaction between cohorts.

Personal Growth:

  • Youth develop independence, leadership, communication, self-worth, problem solving, teamwork, flexibility, respect.


  • Cabin cohort sets together for meals. 
  • Table spacing, outside dining and staggered mealtimes will be utilized to meet needs.    


  • Learn a new dance, camp song, make and take crafts, conquer a challenge, explore nature and more. 

Group Activities: 

  • All camp activities designed to keep separate cabin cohorts together distanced from others.   
  • Small group activities (a.k.a. workshops) will be done in cabin cohorts rotating through activities to allow for social distancing and sanitization protocols.     


  • Participate in small and large group activities with peers, counselors, and staff to stretch their comfort zone and develop new skills and knowledge.   


  • Increased sanitation frequency in the dining hall, restrooms, trash cans, pool, camp store, and recreation spaces.
  • Increased sanitation of tables, supplies, and microphone. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations provided throughout camp for use.


  • Extension staff and 4-H volunteers work collaboratively to provide positive camping experiences for campers, counselors, and CIT’s.
  • Camp nurse on site 24-7. 


  • COVID-19 Protocols for camp attendance will be adhered to.
  • Camp refunds will be given, if someone cannot attend camp due to COVID-19 symptoms, positive exposure, suspected positive exposure, quarantine or positive test.
  • Camp nurse will evaluate illnesses as always and if COVID-19 symptoms, isolate the participant for precaution and contact parents for the person to be picked up from camp.


  • Camp is not a place, but a collection of experiences.
  • Camp is that place to meet up with your friends, make new friends and most importantly create lasting memories. 



We still have 4-H volunteers and members that have not completed their on-line re-enrollment.  EVERYONE MUST COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ENROLLMENT PROCESS!  Please, if you have not completed your on-line enrollment, visit https://oh.4honline.com/ to complete now.  4-H club advisors, please check your club’s on-line enrollment to make sure that all your members, cloverbuds, and volunteers have re-enrolled or enrolled for the first time.  4-H members may add or change projects until May 1, 2021.  If you need help to complete your 4-H enrollment, please call 937-398-7604 or e-mail newman.221@osu.edu 


Jr. Fair Exhibitor Registrations Required by May 1, 2021 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

4-H and FFA members must register all their dairy feeders, market goats and market lambs they are bringing to the May 8, Livestock I.D. by May 1 through the links above.  There will be no paperwork completed at Livestock I.D. Day on May 8 at the Fairgrounds.


One More Day to Apply for the 2021 Mitchell-Woodland 4-H Pig Project Partnership Award

To qualify applicants MUST:

  • Have previous 4-H swine project or open class swine experience and/or have a sibling or family member with swine experience.
  • Be at least 8 years of age and in the 3rd grade and no older than 18 years of age by Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Be a current Clark County 4-H member.

Apply at https://go.osu.edu/2021mitchellwoodland4hpigpartnershipaward by midnight April 25, 2021.  Selection will be made on April 26 with member notified by April 27.

Award includes:  Market hog from Maddie Mitchell and $250 for feed and supplies sponsored by Woodland of America Financial


 New 4-H Volunteer Orientation CHANGED TO May 11 - This is the last New 4-H Volunteer Orientation until Fall. 

When:  May 11

Time:  7 PM

Where:  BY ZOOM (not in person)

Who:  Any adult who has started the 4-H Volunteer process or who would like to start the 4-H volunteer process

Link to Join:  https://osu.zoom.us/j/91339940411?pwd=eGhWbUg1OHpOZ1owTncrbHBzcEE5QT09


Livestock I.D. Day – Saturday, May 8, Clark County Fairgrounds


Pre-Scheduled Time Required by May 6




Dairy Feeder


8 AM - 11 AM

Cattle Arena


Market Goat


9 AM -Noon

Goat Barn

$5/market goat

Market Lamb

Not Required since market lambs are tagged on the truck and trailer

8 AM - 10 AM

Sheep Arena Road

$3/market lamb

Exhibitors and anyone with them MUST:

  • Bring Exact Cash or Check in an ENVELOPE with your name and number of animals printed on the envelope.  NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN!
  • Come to Livestock I.D. Day during the time PRE-SCHEDULE at the above links in the table!


Swine Clinic, Adult PQA, and Youth Quality Assurance

When: Tuesday, May 4

Time:  6 PM-8 PM

Where:  Annex and Arts & Crafts Bldg.

Adult PQA:  6 PM – Arts & Crafts Bldg.

Youth QA:  6 PM – Annex

Swine Clinic following Adult and Youth Quality Assurance

Pre-Registration Required by May 3: Go to  https://go.osu.edu/clarkcounty4hswineclinicyqaapqa


Adult PQA is required for all market hog exhibitors showing in the Clark County Open Market Hog Show or the Jr. Fair Market Hog Shows. 

  • A parent/legal guardian of each youth exhibitor or the youth exhibitor, if 14 years of age or older as of 1/1/2021 MUST complete the adult PQA class.  Adult PQA certification is good for 3 years.
  •  Please check your certification card from National Pork Council to see if you need to recertify this year.
  • If this is the first time for your child to be showing market hogs, you WILL need to attend to receive your initial certification. 
  • Any adults planning on showing market hogs in the Open Market Hog Show would also need to have a current Adult PQA certification.         


Complete Youth Quality Assurance Evaluation for Prizes

We encourage youth who complete their quality assurance requirement in April to complete the QA Survey by April 25 for the April Prize drawings.  You must complete Quality Assurance prior to completing the survey. 

Go to  https://go.osu.edu/21clarkcoqaevaluation to complete the evaluation.  Prize winners for April will be announced in the April 30 Weekly 4-H Update.    


LAST WEEK TO ORDER Meat Chickens and Meat Ducks - Due May 3, 2021

All 4-H and FFA market chicken and market duck exhibitors MUST purchase using the Rabbit & Poultry Committee Bulk Order. 



Clark County 4-H Poultry Clinic & QA

When:  Sat. May 8

Time:  1 PM-3 PM

Where:  Youth Building

QA Program at 1 PM with Poultry Clinic to follow at 2 PM.

Please register at https://go.osu.edu/clarkco4hpoultryclinicqa  to attend in person or by ZOOM by Thursday, May 6.


Clark County 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thons

When:  Mon., June 14 and Tues., June 15

Time: 4 PM to 8 PM

Where:  Clark County Fairgrounds, Complex

June 14 Only:  Alpacas/Llamas, Cavy, Dairy Females, Dogs, Rabbits

June 15 Only:  Beef, Poultry, Sheep

Both Days:  Dairy Feeders and Dairy Market Steers, Goats, Horse, Swine

4-H members attend Livestock Skill-a-thons to have a completed project and be eligible to show at the Clark County Fair and/or the Ohio State Fair.

If a 4-H member has a conflict with the skill-a-thon dates such as a family vacation, camp, etc., they may apply to attend Make-Up Skill-a-thon on Friday, July 16.  To apply for make-up skill-a-thon, go to



Make-Up Rabbit and Cavy I.D. for FAIR Eligibility – Tues., April 27, 6 PM, Youth Building

If you missed getting your rabbit and/or cavy pre-registered for Fair on Saturday, April 10 due to an illness or approved conflict.  The Clark County Rabbit & Poultry Committee will be reading, tattooing or tagging rabbits and cavies at 6 PM, Tuesday, April 27, Youth Building.  You must bring your rabbits and/or cavies on this date and time to be able to show at the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair.


In the 4-H Spirit,
Patty House
4-H Extension Educator