2020 Camp Registration NOW OPEN

June 17-21, 2020 (Wednesday - Sunday)

    All youth, ages 8 and in 3rd grade through 13 (as of 1/1/20), are invited to attend Franklin County 4-H Camp. Campers will have fun meeting other youth while participating in a variety of camp activities like canoeing, disc golf, bottle rockets, creeking, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, team challenges, high ropes, a climbing wall, campfires, crafts, geo-cache treasure hunting, and so much more!

    • Priority Registration for 4-H members - March 15 to April 15
    • Open Registration for non-members - April 15 to May 15 (or until sold out)
    • See registration link below.

    Financial Aid Available

    Through designated funds from the Franklin County 4-H Council, several partial camperships are available for youth to attend Franklin County 4-H Camp. 4-H members from low socio-economic homes, one parent families, and large families with multiple children wishing to attend camp are given priority consideration in the selection process. If you are interested in applying for one of these camperships to attend Franklin County 4-H Camp at a reduced cost, fill out this application form and return it to the Extension Office by April 1.  Forms may also be emailed to boomershine.10@osu.edu. The cost for attending 4-H Camp will be $200.00 (plus additional fees for selected optional sessions) for the five days and four nights, June 17-21. The amount of camperships vary depending on need, funds available, and number of requests. Camp registrations are due May 15.  If awarded camperships go unused for the current year, you will forfeit your campership. Information shared on this form is kept confidential.


       4-H Camp Ohio

      4-H Camp Ohio is an accredited camp by the American Camp Association. Its beautiful 544 acres is located in St. Louisville, Ohio, approximately 40 miles northeast of Columbus. (Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from camp.)


      Campers will stay in one of 18 rustic cabins with 10-15 campers and at least two camp counselors. The cabins are only a short distance from up-to-date restrooms with showers and flush toilets. Boys’ and girls’ cabins and restrooms are located at separate ends of camp. are assigned to cabins by age. may request one or two friends as cabin buddies, or a specific camp counselor. A modern kitchen and central dining hall provide family-style meals. A large, open-air lodge and modern Olympic-size swimming pool provide places for a wide variety of recreational activities. Other facilities include the Nature Center, Craft Hall, Camp Store, Log Cabin, Campfire Circle, Inspirational Site, Team Challenge Course, Sports Field, and the Leadership Hall, a 4,800 square foot air conditioned building that can be utilized for many of our programs in the event of extremely hot or rainy weather.

      Camp Staff & Counselors

      Assuring the health and safety of each camper is our first priority. All activities are supervised by trained counselors and/or adult staff. Camp Counselors participate in an extensive application and training process. These caring individuals know how to provide your child with safe, educational, and fun activities throughout their stay at camp.

      Campers are covered by a supplemental health and safety policy while involved in camp programs. The camp nurse, who is on duty and at camp 24 hours a day, is responsible for distributing all prescription and over the counter drugs. Serious injuries or illness will be handled through Licking Memorial Hospital or Knox Community Hospital.

      An Average Day at 4-H Camp
        7:15 am  Polar Bear Swim (optional)
        8:00 am  Breakfast       
        8:45 am  Flag Ceremony
        9:00 am  Camp & Cabin Clean-up
      10:00 am  Session 1 (choose from 10 sessions)
      11:00 am  Session 2 (choose from 10 sessions)
      12:30 pm  Lunch
        1:15 pm  F.O.B. (Flat on Bunk / Rest Time)
        2:00 pm  Session 3 (choose from 10 sessions)
        3:00 pm  Session 4 (choose from 10 sessions)
        4:00 pm  Open Swim / Free Time
        5:30 pm  Dinner
        6:30 pm  Flag Ceremony
        7:00 pm  Evening Recreation
        8:30 pm  Campfire
        9:30 pm  Cabin Time
      10:00 pm  Lights Out


      Sibling Discount

      Families registering siblings will receive a $20 discount for each additional camper.

      Campers Select Sessions at Camp

      There are many Open Sessions that do not require advanced sign-up or a fee. Campers will receive a daily schedule when they arrive at camp that will list a variety of open session choices which will include the following: creeking, canoeing, swimming games, Native American life, archery, zipline, climbing wall/tower, 2-liter bottle rockets, Amish farm visit, pioneer life, geocaching, nature, line dancing, kitchen chemistry, crafts, and much more.


      There are also some sessions that require a small fee to cover expenses incurred during that specific session. Signing up ahead of time is necessary so we can prepare the right amount of supplies and plan the appropriate number of sessions. The descriptions of these advance registration sessions are below. No refunds will be issued to campers who do not attend sessions for which they pre-registered – they will have the sessions listed on the back of their nametags to let them know what day and time they are registered to go to them. Advance registration classes include:

      High Ropes
      Appropriately named, this course is literally suspended above ground. Campers travel through a series of 19 different elements that are 20-30 feet high. This activity promotes teamwork and provides a safe environment in which youth can test their limits traveling down a 300-foot zip line. Campers wear helmets and climbing harnesses and are relayed by sling lines and steel cables. Campers must be in good physical condition. Must be at least 12 years old. Cost: $10.00 (3 hour session)



      Youth will learn about gun safety and gun etiquette. They will be able to shoot a rifle furnished by Camp Ohio at paper targets and improve their accuracy during this session. Ear and eye protection will be provided during the session. A certified adult shooting sports instructor will work with campers along with trained counselors. Cost $3.00. (2 hours)



      Youth will discuss gun safety and the different responsibilities associated with an active clay target shoot. They will then apply their knowledge during a hands-on clay target shoot. Shotguns will be provided by Camp Ohio. Ear and eye protection will also be provided during the session. A certified adult shooting sports instructor will work with campers along with trained counselors. Cost $5.00. (2 hours)



      Tie DyeCreate your own original tie-dyed T-shirt. It’s FREE if they bring their own shirt (or other clothing like a scarf – no underclothing)…just be sure it is washed twice without fabric softener. Or you may also send $5.00 to camp with your child to purchase a white t-shirt in the camp store.


      Team Challenge

      Campers will head to the Team Challenge Course and work together mentally and physically to solve challenges. This fun session will give campers a chance to hear a situation and then creatively find a solution together. NO FEE but pre-registration required. Recommended for those 10 years old and older and in good physical condition.



      OutpostAfter carrying their gear up the hill to one of Camp Ohio’s remote camp sites, campers will enjoy time away from the regular camp activities and participate in outdoor fun without any electricity. After some night games, campers lay out their ground cover, put their sleeping bags on top, and then sleep under the stars. Only the light of the campfire and the brightness of the sky will be their night lights. After waking in the morning, campers will be cooking breakfast over the fire before heading back to the main camp. Campers need to bring a sleeping bag, waterproof ground cloth/tarp and the desire to have an evening of adventure. NO FEE but pre-registration required.



      Due to high demand, our 4-H members can register early to have the first opportunity at reserving a bunk.

      • Registration opens March 15 for Franklin County 4-H Members
      • Non-members can register beginning on April 15
      • Registration closes on May 15 (or until camp is full...so don't delay)



      2020 Camper Resources

      These resources will be included in the camper packet mailed to your home after registration closes.


        Directions to 4-H Camp Ohio