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The 4-H Camp Ohio Youth Education Center is nestled along the Rocky Fork Stream approximately ten miles east of Utica, Ohio. It is situated on more than 500 acres among beautiful rolling hills. It is a full service camp that offers a wide variety of personal and environmental education opportunities.
Approximately 8,000 youth and adults camp annually at 4-H Camp Ohio. These user groups are primarily from 4-H and school groups. In addition, 4-H Camp Ohio provides a wonderful retreat and workshop setting for civic organizations, businesses, scout groups, family reunions, and others.
4-H Camp Ohio is the home camping facility for fourteen county 4-H programs including Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Franklin, Hancock, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, and Wayne counties. It is also the home of the ever popular Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp for teens from across the state. Each year, thousands of young 4-H members look forward to their favorite week of the year at their county's 4-H camp!
Ninety-eight percent of the camp's operating budget comes from user fees but 4-H Camp Ohio strives to keep our user fees as low as possible to help assure as many youth as possible can afford to attend camp. We're proud to offer such an affordable option to families. In order to keep those fees low, we rely heavily on small contributions that help subsidize facility improvements, but need larger donations when major renovations or improvements are planned. This is where you can help!
The current bathrooms on the west side of camp were constructed over 50 years ago. Time and use have taken their toll on the bathrooms. Periodic updates and general maintenance have helped keep the bathrooms functional. However, bandages can only help so much and this bathroom remodeling project has risen to the top of our priority list. This effort is important to 4-H Camp Ohio because we know from the feedback of users that facility conditions have a significant impact on their decision to participate in camp programs.
So far, camp has raised over $32,000 in grant money to begin this project, but in order to complete the whole project an additional $30,000 is needed. With your donation, camp can have new bathrooms on the west side of camp by the beginning of camping season in 2020. Please consider donating today!
* Any funds raised above what is required for the bathroom renovations will be frugally spent on other needed renovations around camp such as updating electricity in cabins, dining hall improvements, cabin repairs, building new bunks, and more! No dollar goes unused!
In honor of their generous support at The Ohio State University, President's Club donors can enjoy these exclusive opportunities: 1)The opportunity to apply to purchase home season football tickets, 2) Membership opportunities at The Ohio State University Golf Club, the Faculty Club, and the university's recreational sport facilities, 3) and more!