2020 Junior Camp Information

2020 Junior Camp, scheduled for June 9-13, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


2020 Virtual Camping Opportunities

Muskingum County 4-H Camp at Home Challenge

June 1-10

Open to Muskingum County youth 8 years old and in the 3rd grade, or 9 years old and in any grade to age 13 as of January 1, 2020. Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H!

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Set up a campsite at your home any time between June 1 and June 10 and camp for at least one night. Youth can set up camp indoors or outdoors. Outdoor camp sites must be located on property the family owns.
  • Be creative with camp site set up, campfire, games, crafts, nature, cooking/snacks and other activities! Family members are encouraged to join the fun!
  • At least one photo should include the youth entering the contest. 
  • Campers must follow local and state COVID-19 orders.
  • One entry per household.
  • Submit four photos of your Camp at Home experience via Qualtrics by June 11 at 11:59 p.m. Submission Link: https://go.osu.edu/campathomeentry.

Prizes: 2021 Junior Camp Scholarships!

  • Winning households can use the scholarship or designate a recipient. Each household can only win one scholarship.
  • Categories:
    • Counselors’ Choice – Photo collages will be shared with members of the Camp at Home Challenge Committee for voting. The photo collages with the most votes from the committee will be the winners.
    • People’s Choice – Photo collages will be posted on the Ohio State – Muskingum County 4-H Facebook page on June 13. The photo collages with the most reactions by 12 noon on June 20 will be the winners.
  • Prize Breakdown
    • 1st Place in Each Category – 2021 Full Camp Scholarship
    • 2nd Place in Each Category – 2021 Half Camp Scholarship
  • Voting Period: June 13 @ 12 noon through June 20 @ 12 noon.

Winners will be announced June 26 via the Ohio State – Muskingum County 4-H Facebook page.

Muskingum County 4-H Not a Camp

Who? Muskingum County youth 8 years old and in the 3rd grade, or 9 years old and in any grade to age 13 as of January 1, 2020. Non 4-H members are welcome!

What? A virtual experience with traditional camp activities! It’s an opportunity to use our imaginations, like the children’s book Not a Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nif94VQ4Xsc.

When? June 11-12. There will be morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Each session will be approximately an hour, but not longer than 1.5 hours. A detailed schedule will be shared with registered campers. Youth are encouraged to participate in all sessions, but it is not required—those who attend all sessions will be entered to win 2021 Junior Camp Scholarships! Scholarship winners can use the scholarship or designate a recipient. 

Where? From the comfort of your own home, via Zoom. Connection information and instructions will be shared with registered campers.

Why? We love camp and we do not want to forget about it this summer!

Cost: FREE! Some activities may require minimal supplies, provided by the camper. A “packing list” will be shared the week before camp!

Camp Staff: Not a Camp is conducted by 4-H professional employed by Ohio State University Extension in Muskingum County, adult volunteers with backgrounds in education, and trained 4-H teen counselors.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, June 11

Morning Session - 10 a.m.

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Orientation
  • Flag Raising
  • Cabin Time

Afternoon Session - 2 p.m.

  • Tribal Meetings

Evening Session - 6 p.m.

  • Campfire

Friday, June 12

Morning Session - 10 a.m.

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Camp Songs
  • Creation Contest

Afternoon Session - 2 p.m.

  • Session Activities - Camper choice of Crafts, Gardening, Nature/Stream Studies and STEM

Evening Session - 6 p.m.

  • Flag Lowering
  • Talent Show and Closing

Register online by June 1, 11:59 pm: go.osu.edu/notacampregistration


Ohio State - Muskingum County 4-H Facebook Page - Spotlight on Camp

June 9-13

During our regularly scheduled camp dates, we will post a variety of photos and videos to spotlight our camp team, campers and past camps. We welcome submissions from Junior Campers, as well as other fans of camp to be included in these spotlights. 

Please review the Mobile Video Tips & Tricks before recording: 

  • Think about ORIENTATION. These videos will be posted to Facebook, so please record them in horizontally.
  • Keep it STEADY – shaky video is not fun to watch. Use a tripod whenever possible. If you don’t have a tripod, brace or lean your arms in the triangle position for a steadier shot.
  • Always CLEAN your camera lens before you start.
  • Always PLAN your message before recording or going live. Create a practice script if it helps, but don't read it when recording.
  • Think about WHERE you will shoot the video. There are many factors to consider:
    • Background noise
    • Lighting  
    • People in the background
    • Logos and products
    • Proper setting for your message
    • Weather
    • Timing & availability 

Camper Submissions: https://go.osu.edu/camper - Submission Deadline: June 1

  • Camper Spotlight Video - ANY Junior Camper (15 seconds) - Include: Name, 4-H Club, "I Love Camp because..." (Example answers: activities, meeting new people, trying new things, etc).
  • Last Year Camper Spotlight - Age 13 as of January 1, 2020 (15-30 seconds) - Include: Name, Years as a Camper, "Because of Camp..." (Example answers: gained leadership skills, became more confident, met new people, etc.)
  • Camp Songs Montage (15-30 seconds) - Recording of you and/or your family singing a VERSE of your favorite camp song.
  • Upload Your Favorite "Blast from the Past" Camp Photo!

Public Submissions: https://go.osu.edu/campphoto - Submission Deadline: June 1

  • Camp Songs Montage (15-30 seconds) - Recording of you and/or your family singing a VERSE of your favorite camp song.
  • Upload Your Favorite "Blast from the Past" Camp Photo!

4-H Camp Ohio Buckeye Funder

4-H Camp Ohio Buckeye Funder was created as an emergency response to unprecedented COVID-19 needs. How are you giving back in honor of your own camp experience? Share and inspire others to give together, even when we’re apart.

Now more than ever, 4-H Camp Ohio needs your support. As a result of these challenging times, the income loss from camp closures may be more than we can withstand. Your gift today helps us to make it through this storm to welcome campers back next summer.

For nearly a century, 4-H Camp Ohio has helped to grow leaders and make the best better. Show your camp love by supporting our camp to ensure we are still here next year to welcome our 4-H youth and continue the tradition of excellence.

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Ohio 4-H Camp...ish

June 9-11

Ohio 4-H Presents Statewide “Camp…ish” Opportunity!
Calling all stay-at-home campers! Ohio 4-H staff miss summer camp as much as you do, and we want to do what we can to bring elements of camp to your home!

On June 9-11, you are invited to join us for Ohio 4-H Camp…ish! It is open to any youth ages 8-18 across the state of Ohio. Friends who are not in 4-H are welcome to register, too!

There is no cost for attending, although some activities will require the use of basic art supplies, household items, or things found outdoors.

Please visit go.osu.edu/campish to register by June 7! Activities will be hosted at the following times each day: 9-11 AM, 1-3 PM, 4-5 PM. Campers are not required to attend all sessions, so sign up and come for the times you can enjoy Camp…ish activities brought to you by Ohio 4-H Camp…ish Directors!

2021 Junior Camp Information

Campership Application

Camperships (scholarships to assist youth in paying camp fees) are available to Muskingum County 4-H members through donations from local sponsors.

2021 Campership Application

The deadline is March 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Counselor Information

Download the 2021 Camp Counselor Application - Due November 15 by 4:30 p.m.

Camper Information

Who?  Campers are youth ages 8 and in the 3rd grade to age 13 as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Non 4-H members can attend our 4-H camp for an additional fee.
What? Fun, friends, and adventure!
When? June 9-13, 2021
Where? 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville
How much? The cost for 4-H members to attend camp is $185 for the first member from a family and $135 for each sibling from that family, thanks to $50 per sibling support from FruhQuip, Inc. Non 4-H members can attend for $195.

Camper Registration Packet

Download the Camper Registration Packet.

Registrations will be accepted beginning April 26.
4-H Priority Registration - April 27 - May 2 (only 4-H members can register)
Open Registration - May 3 - May 13 (any youth can register)

Junior Camp Registrations are due to the Extension Office by May 13, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. This is not a postmark deadline.

We strongly encourage you to turn in registrations early because they are processed as they are received. High ropes and lamp all have a maximum number who can register. While we don’t wish to turn anyone away, there is a limit to what 4-H Camp Ohio facilities and our camp team can handle. Any registration received after we reach our maximum will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space becomes available.

Immunization Exemption Form

Restricted Release Form

Parents show their belief in the value of 4-H camping by sending thousands of young people to Ohio 4-H camps each year. The supportive environment at Ohio 4-H camps provides kids with opportunities to learn how to live, work and play through hands-on activities in the natural world.

Objectives of 4-H Camping

  1. To have educational, recreational, and social experiences in outdoor living away from home.
  2. To provide opportunities to meet and learn to get along with other people by living together and participating in a camping experience.
  3. To provide opportunities for youth to learn to take responsibility for their own decisions and actions.
  4. To offer new experiences for youth by exploring new interests, or by exposing them to new approaches to old interests, such as nature, aquatics, music, and other life skills that cannot be provided as effectively outside of camp.
  5. To teach youth about citizenship and the importance of being a responsible citizen.
  6. To discover and provide opportunities for developing leadership skills.
  7. To discover special talents among campers and teen leaders and provide opportunities for developing these talents.
  8. To learn to meet individual and group responsibilities.
  9. To enrich the ongoing 4-H club program and to involve youth in unit 4-H clubs.
  10. To have fun.
  11. To be inspired to practice better 4-H club membership.

Muskingum County 4-H Junior Camp

Each summer, Muskingum County 4-H Junior Camp is held at the 4-H Camp Ohio Youth Education Center in St. Louisville, Ohio. Our camp is conducted by 4-H professionals employed by Ohio State University Extension in Muskingum County, adult volunteers with backgrounds in education and healthcare, and trained 4-H teen counselors. Our staff works with the 4-H Camp Ohio staff to conduct a variety of learning experiences for campers, including: citizenship, swimming, hiking, campfires, canoe/kayak, outdoor cooking, team challenge, shooting sports, zipline/climbing wall, high ropes, scuba, and much more!

Camp Director Contact Information:

Jamie McConnell
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Phone:  740-454-0144
Email:  mcconnell.210@osu.edu