MXC - Making eXtreme Counselors


Older youth age 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors are invited to Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)--an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county's camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers.

MXC is a national award-winning workshop that will be useful for all potential camp counselors. Don't miss your chance to participate—the event will be offered once in 2020, during the weekend of February 22-23. MXC will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county).  All participants will receive a take-home kit of supplies. They also will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state.  County Extension Professionals and Camp Directors are NOT required to attend with their counselors.  Agenda and registration materials will be posted on this page as they become available.


2020 MXC Registration is closed. If you were unable to attend this year, we hope to see you in 2021!


2020 Participant Forms -  (participants will receive these via email and should make sure to bring completed forms with them to the workshop.)

In 2020, MXC participants can attend sessions on competencies about the following topics (2020 Session Descriptions):

  • Camp Program Planning
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Personal Commitment
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Thinking and Problem Solving

2020 Keynote Presenter - Barry Jolliff

To learn more about MXC check out the 2020 event Flyer and Fact Sheet!  2020 Draft Schedule can be found here

To get an inside look at what MXC is all about, check out the video below created by videographer Emmy Beck-Aden, 4-H member in Athens County!



Photos from MXC 2019!

We welcome you to view the MXC 2019 photo album. While you're viewing the photos, be sure to like the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Facebook page.