Preparing Youth for Success

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

There are currently 29 4-H clubs throughout Sandusky County. Each club is organized by one or more adult volunteers called 4-H Advisors and has anywhere from 5 to 85 youth members.  Two 4-H camps are offered in Sandusky County, a Cloverbud day camp and a 4-H Junior Camp on Kelleys Island.  To learn more about these programs and other opportunities, please call the Extension office 419-334-6340, or check back on this website as information will be updated when it become available.

Both our 4-H Community Clubs Program and our 4-H Camp Program receive financial support from the United Way of Sandusky County through an annual allocation grant given to the Sandusky County 4-H Advisory Committee. We thank the United Way of Sandusky County and all of the many donors who make that support possible.

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan. Visit for more information and to download the request form.

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.