Leadership Camp

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp

The Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp is the premiere leadership development opportunity available to Ohio 4-H members. The focus of the five-day leadership experience is the development of concrete peer leadership skills that will enable participants to have an immediate impact in their home 4-H club, county, community, or school. The camp is active and engaged—there’s very little sitting and listening, and much opportunity for group interaction. Participants leave the camp ready to take on new challenges—after they take an afternoon nap.

The camp program targets 4-H members with significant leadership potential or leadership experience within their home county’s 4-H program. Leadership Camp participants are selected by county 4-H professionals, or by the committees designated by the 4-H professionals. The camp is open to young men and young women age 15 to 18 years old and mature (as deemed by county 4-H professional) 14 year olds.  Accommodations for campers with special needs will be made to the extent possible.  The camp program offers a balance of mental and physical challenges, allowing participants of all backgrounds to have fun and learn new skills and about the variety of their peers’ perspectives.  The camp is intended to be a one-time experience, but campers who would like to re-attend may be considered depending on availability with approval of Leadership Camp Director (Hannah Epley, epley.24@osu.edu).  (Returning campers are not eligible for scholarship funds). 

2021 Leadership Camp--June 1-5, 2021

The 2021 Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp will be held from June 1-5, 2021 at 4-H Camp Ohio. Individuals must be nominated by their county and then will receive additional information about registering. If you are interested in attending, please first contact your county's 4-H professional. If you have any additional questions about Leadership Camp, please contact Hannah Epley (epley.24@osu.edu) or Sarah Longo (longo.79@osu.edu).

 

Additional Information:                                                                 

Prior to selecting and submitting the information for your 2021 Leadership Camp participants, please review the Ideal Characteristics for Leadership Camp Participants document and the Leadership Camp flyer.

County Camper Commitment Forms for 2021 are due March 15, 2021. Individuals who were nominated and attended virutally in 2020 are eligible to attend in person this year, however must be renominated by their county. 

Campers who are nominated for the experience will receive a personal email after April 6, 2021 to complete the registration process.

2021 Potential Leadership Camp Counselor/Staff Information and Application are due April 1, 2021. Applications for 2021 will be available in early 2021. (Note: Please use Google Chrome to complete the application. Other browsers may not be compatible.) 

4-H Counselor Code of Conduct                                           

Questions can be emailed to Hannah Epley (epley.24@osu.edu).

 

Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors!

The partial participant scholarships for the 2021 Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp have been graciously funded by our sponsors Nationwide, Farm Credit Mid-America, and the Dorothy L. Miller Endowment Fund.  

Please use the press release to recognize the participants and our generous sponsors! 

We will send thank you notes following leadership camp via the state office, but if you would like to send an additional note, thanks can be sent to:

  • Nationwide: Chad Jester, Karen Blickley, Jackie Sells, and Devin Fuhrman, 1 Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Farm Credit Mid-America: Attn: Randy Barbee, PO Box 34390, Louisville, KY 40223
  • Dorothy L. Miller Endowment Fund: Dorothy Miller, 7400 W 88th St, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

Nationwide

Dorothy L. Miller Endowment Fund