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.
As a result of the coronavirus and restrictions that have been put in place, Ohio 4-H has made the very difficult decision to suspend 4-H camps this summer. While we are saddened by this news, we fully support the decision to keep our youth safe because the health of our campers, staff and volunteers are our highest priority. Facing a summer without 4-H camps has caused a significant budget shortfall this year. We know how important camp is for our 4-H members and all of our visitors. That is why we are coming to you and asking for your help in protecting the future of our camp.