Franklin County 4-H teen opportunities

Camp counselor applications- deadline December 31

Applications are now being accepted for teens interested in serving as new or returning camp counselors at the 2021 Franklin County 4-H Camp, Sunday, June 13, through Wednesday, June 17. Individuals thinking of applying should check out the position description and application details can be found in the link below.

Important - New and returning counselors must apply. All applicants, new and returning, must have their club advisor complete a Member in Good Standing Form in addition to filling out the online applicationNote that applicants that were not counselors in 2020, need to be collect references prior to the deadline of December 31.

Do Not Wait Until the Last Minute! Failure to plan on your part is not the fault of your references or your club advisor.


  • Must be a 4-H member in good standing & complete at least one project
  • Must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp (June 13, 2021)
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training
  • Must attend a minimum of seven counselor training meetings
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training
  • Must sign Standards of Behaviors and complete the Code of Conduct form
  • All applicants must submit a completed Member in Good Standing Form
  • Applicants that were not counselors in 2020 must submit two completed references
  • Applicants who are 18 years old or older as of April 13, 2021, must also submit to a background check

More Camp Counselor Information



You’re Invited to apply to be on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council for 2021. We are looking for Franklin County 4-H members who are at least 13 years old or in the 7th grade. Our meetings will mostly be held on the 4th or 5th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30. The location will usually be at the Franklin County Extension Office located at, 2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. The Teen Leaders Council is a Franklin County 4-H club that focuses on preparing teens to be caring and contributing leaders through educational and leadership opportunities. Other opportunities will include fun outings and service-learning projects.

Tentative Teen Leaders Council Calendar
(All Dates and Times are subject to change)

January 19, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

March 23, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

April 27, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

August 24, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

September 28, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

October 26, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

November 23, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

December 14, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

Applications for Franklin County Teen Leaders Council are due December 31. 

Teen Leaders Council Application



Applications for the 2021 Franklin County 4-H Fashion Board are now being accepted. We are looking for bright, motivated 4-H’ers hoping to help organize events for Franklin County clothing participants and to assist with various activities surrounding judging and the fashion review. This group also participates in activities to enhance knowledge of garment construction and the fashion industry.**In order to qualify for the Franklin County 4-H Fashion Board, you must be at least 12 years of age by 1/1/21. All fashion board members must have at least one year of sewing construction experience (this may include quilting) and must have taken at least one clothing project (construction or consumer) other than quilting. All fashion board members must plan to complete a clothing project in 2021 (consumer or construction, other than quilting). Completion of this project is mandatory in order to be considered for the 2022 fashion board. Please direct any fashion board questions to Samantha Brill at or via text (614) 946-1059. Applications are due December 31. 

Fashion Board Application


Teen drivers interested in leadership/community service opportunities should join CARTEENS! Use your skills to teach court-mandated teens with driving offenses once a month and get great perks like gift cards and college scholarships. The next couple CARTEENS will be held on the first Tuesday of every month. They take place in the evening at the Extension Office.
Contact Sue for more info:



Each year, the Franklin County 4-H Council raises money to support our local 4-H program. Part of the money they raise goes to providing 4-H teens with amazing opportunities to take part in trips and camps throughout Ohio and nationally. The opportunities that teens can apply and compete to receive full scholarships for include...

Citizenship Washington Focus: Dates Coming Soon
4-H leadership program for high school youth, ages 15-19, from across the country. The program uses our nation’s capital as a classroom to foster youth appreciation, understanding, and involvement in civic responsibility, government operations, and current issues.

Leadership Washington Focus: Dates Coming Soon (Entering grades 7-9 in Aug. 2021)
LWF is a 4-H leadership program for middle school youth. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border. Participants build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action; practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking; work with others to create and accomplish goals; develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style, exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ers from across the nation; and experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Ages 15 and older)
The State 4-H Leadership Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime, exciting, fun, challenging, in-depth, learn-by-doing leadership development experience. It is one of the best programs of its kind in the nation. Leadership campers plan, conduct, and evaluate the program themselves!

Camp Canopy: Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Entering Grades 9-12)
Camp Canopy combines educational sessions with instructors from Ohio’s top natural resource organizations (like the Ohio Department of Natural Resources) and industry experts from the state’s top educational institutions with the adventure of the great outdoors. Plus, the traditional summer camp activities.

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Ages 15-17)
The mission of Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is to offer teenage youth an introduction to the Great Lakes through hands-on experiences in a variety of aquatic-based programs. Sea Camp will enable participants to experience Lake Erie-based activities and culture such as aquatic science, water recreation, and fishing. 

Senior Shooting Education Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Ages12-18)
This camp will foster life skills in 4-H youth through the shooting sports curriculum and activities that will enable boys and girls to reach their fullest potential as capable, caring, and contributing citizens. This camp is held at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp in southern Ohio.

Buckeye Leadership Workshop: Dates Coming Soon (Ages 15 and older)
Designed as a balanced program of social, physical, mental, and spiritual activities. Participants are encouraged and empowered to experiment with new activities, develop new abilities, expand their creativity, practice and master new leadership skills, share ideas and personal skills, establish new friendships, and develop networks of human resources.

  • To apply for a Franklin County 4-H Trip Scholarship, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application.
  • Submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 20, 2021.
    (2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210)
  • Some dates for these trips overlap with Franklin County dates which are beyond our control.
    Franklin County 4-H Camp: June 13-17, 2021 (Sunday-Wednesday)
    Franklin County Fair: July 17-24, 2021

2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application (Word Document)


State 4-H offers a variety of awards and opportunities at the state level.

Ohio 4-H Older Youth Opportunities Chart

Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards

These 27 awards recognize a 4-H member's achievement in a specific area. Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Communication, Companion Animals, Creative Arts, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Goats, Health & Safety, Horse, Llama, Leadership, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Veterinary Science, and Woodworking. Each achievement award winner will receive a trip to the National 4-H Congress and which is scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Georgia in late November 2021.

2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application (Word Document)

Instructions & Details For Completing State 4-H Achievement Award Applications

Submission Instructions:

  • To apply to be selected as the county nominee for a State Achievement Award and compete for the statewide award, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application.
  • Submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 20, 2021(2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210)
Helpful Resources:

2021 Eligibility Requirements & State 4-H Achievement Criteria
Creating a Winning Achievement Record
Photo Page Helpful Hints
My 4-H Record Book
Sample Action Verbs
Achievement Record Section Suggestions


Information about Other State Awards

National 4-H Dairy Conference 
     Dairy Conference Participant Handbook
Ohio Township Association 4-H Local Government Award
Ohio State Junior Fair Board


Ohio 4-H Scholarships

Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship, or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. There are currently 36 statewide 4-H scholarships being offered.

Criteria, Instructions, and Application

In addition to personal information, before beginning this 4-H Scholarship Application please make sure you have the following items available.

  • Academic honors you have received
  • If you are or will be an Ohio State student, your OSU username.# and ID# can be found on your receipt of admission application email
  • Information about your current or anticipated college or university (name, city, state)
  • Intended academic major
  • Detailed information about your major 4-H leadership roles; you should know the names of the roles, the years, level(s), duties, and accomplishments
  • Detailed information about major 4-H honors that you have received
  • Information about your educational, career, or personal goals and what impact 4-H has had on those ambitions
  • Personal statement explaining why a 4-H scholarship would be important to you achieving a college education AND how 4-H has contributed to your personal development, leadership, and other skills and to your likely success in life

Brief Descriptions of Ohio 4-H Scholarships Available

Ohio State Fair Scholarships

For questions and additional information about scholarships contact Allen Auck