Sea Camp

Join us for Ohio 4-H Sea Camp at Kelleys Island 4-H Camp!

July 11-15, 2020

Printable: 2020 Sea Camp Brochure

Check back for information regarding registration process - 

  • Camper Registration: January 31 - May 22 (paperwork will be available for download on Jan. 31)
    • Camper Age: 15-17 at the time of camp (July 11, 2020)
    • COST: $450/camper
    • DISCOUNTED RATE: $400/camper who is enrolled in an Ohio State University Extension Program - including 4-H or Youth Outdoors
  • Counselor/Staff Applications:
    • Counselor Application & Instructions
      • Camp Counselors must be age 18 or older as of July 11, 2020. All forms (including references) must be submitted to the Coshocton County Extension Office by April 1, 2020.
    • Volunteer Staff Application & Position Description
      • This is a full-time commitment for staff members from July 10-July 15 at Sea Camp (including training on July 10). Roles will include opportunities such as program leaders, session instructors, camp nurse, and program support. Volunteer Staff must be age 18 or older as of July 11, 2020. All forms must be submitted to the Portage County Extension Office by April 1, 2020.
    • Guest Instructor Application & Position Description
      • This is a short-term commitment for guest instructors during part of Sea Camp (between July 11-15). Guest instructors are responsible for a portion of program leading on a specific topic and may not hold full-time supervision of campers for the duration of Sea Camp. Volunteer Staff must be age 18 or older as of July 11, 2020. All forms must be submitted to the Portage County Extension Office by April 1, 2020.

Through partnerships of Ohio State University Extension and organizations that offer aquatic education and water recreation, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp at Kelleys Island has offered hundreds of young people the opportunity to learn about aquatic science and experience a variety of recreational watersports on Lake Erie. Sea Camp is offered to youth ages 15-17 (age as of July 11, first day of camp).

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. The program is a supervised, educational environment fostered by Ohio 4-H and The Ohio State University.

Objectives of Ohio 4-H Sea Camp include:

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of safety applied to watercraft, sun, and open water recreation.
  2. Participants will explore a variety of potential career opportunities through learning from professionals in aquatic science, natural resources, and watersports.
  3. Participants will gain lifelong skills fostered through educational and recreational water-based activities, while developing lasting friendships and comradery with peers.

We would like to thank the Ohio 4-H Foundation for generously sponsoring a grant to help support campers attend 2020 Ohio 4-H Sea Camp!

 

 

For more information, contact Kayla Oberstadt at the State 4-H Office by email or phone at 614-292-3758.

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