4-H Junior Camp

June 25 - 27, 2021

Great News!! We have the approval to move forward with a modified three-day overnight camping experience for youth who are now completing 3rd through 7th grades. Although we do have to make some significant modifications, 4-H camp will still offer campers a fun and exciting weekend filled with sessions and group activities led by staff, local volunteers, and teen counselors.

2021 Camper Newsletter

 

Camp Parent Zoom Meeting Recording

We hosted an optional but highly recommended Camp Parent Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for anyone considering sending a child to camp this year. If you missed it, you can watch the video below:

 Watch the recorded presentation HERE

 

Registration Information

The registration packet is available below. Please complete, print, sign and either bring or mail to OSU Extension. 

  • Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning May 19th at 8am.
  • May 19 at 8am - Registration opens for Sandusky County 4-H Members
  • May 26 at 8am - Registration opens for non-members and members of other county programs who want to attend with friends who are Sandusky County members.
  • June 7 at 4pm - Last day for any registration (unless camp fills earlier, which is expected)

You can download your registration forms HERE

Scholarship Program

The Sandusky County 4-H Advisory Committee offers a limited number of need-based, parital scholarhsips for 4-H Camp. Additional information and the application can be found HERE.

 

About our Camping Experience

This three day, two night camp is open to youth who are at least 8 years old and have completed third grade through 7th grade (no older than 13 years old). Camp is held on Kelleys Island in June and is open to both 4-H Club Members and Non-Members (although members may register a week earlier and have a discounted price).

Based on current health guidelines, members will stay in cabins with 7 campers and 1-2 trained teen counselors. If guidelines allow an increase in this capacity, our total capacity is twelve people per cabin. They will participate in sessions as a cabin group, as well as large group activities. Campers spend most of their time being active outdoors, weather permitting. Our camp goals are to provide a fun, safe environment for youth to experience new things, learn and grow. Teen counselors complete a screening and selection process, as well as a six month training and planning program. The teen counselors plan and implement most programming, with guidance from the 4-H Extension Educator, Gwen Soule, our student summer intern and 8-9 local adult volunteers.

Our county camps on beautiful Kelleys Island in Lake Erie at Erie County 4-H Camp, Inc. A volunteer board of directors operates the camp facility, along with one paid summer program director. They also hire 6-8 summer staff members (typically college interns) to assist with logistics and programing. Staff are all screened and trained according to the board and Ohio State University's policies.

If you'd like to see the camp facility, you may visit their website HERE.