Gallia County Teen Opportunities in 4H 
2022 Program Information for Teen 14 years and over. What can 4H Offer You?

Teens, Advisors, and Parents… 4-H has so much to offer members between the ages of 14 and 18! We know you are busy. We know you want to have fun with friends. We know you are trying to figure out your future goals.  We know you need guidance and advice when it comes to college, scholarships, and career choices. We know you want to be included in peer groups, make your own decisions, and become independent.  We know you need to build leadership skills, personal confidence and be challenged. We know you like meeting new friends.  We know you like to travel. We know you want to share your talents with others… AND PARENTS we know they need to do this in a safe welcoming environment!      

The 2022 Gallia County Teen Leaders will be accepting new members.  What is a Teen Leader’s Club?? This is a select group of teens ages 14 –18 (by January 1 of the current year), who meet throughout the year at the Gallia County Extension office to plan and implement county 4-H events!  As a member you will have access to first-hand information regarding 4-H scholarships, camp counseling information, opportunities to build your leadership skills, like teaching at quality assurance, assisting with fair activities, helping with school enrichment and after school 4-H promotions, and more!  You will also meet teens from around the county and have the opportunity to participate in special club activities.  

 Teen Leaders Meetings: Carteens February 1@6 pm, Carteens April 5@6PM, Carteens August 30@6 PM,  Carteens October 25@6 PM, Carteens December 6@6 pm.   

Teen Leaders Program

The County Teen Leaders program was established in 2009 as a way to recognize all the leadership teens provide to our local 4-H programming.  Teens who participate in County 4-H events earn hours towards these awards.  Activities such as camp counseling, CARTEENS, Teen Leaders, Fair, QA training, etc. count toward hours.  Award winners are invited to the Volunteer Banquet where they received Leadership Certificates and gift cards sponsored by the 4-H Advisory Association.  These awards were given based on class rank.  

Communication with Teens can be a tricky thing! Last year we found that some of the best means of communication with our Teens were through text messaging and FaceBook.  If you would like to hear about 4-H events by either of these methods please be sure to indicate this on your Teen Leader or Camp Counselor forms and include a cell number that can be texted as well as an e-mail for your FaceBook account. We also have closed groups which you can be added to on FaceBook once you have joined CARTEENS or Teen Leaders. Follow our Website at

If your e-mail or cell has changed since you submitted enrollment forms please contact our office and make sure we have the correct contact information for you!  We will only send out a limited number of newsletters and we don’t want you to miss out!  Invite a friend to join 4-H 


Do you have what it takes to become a camp counselor?  Come and find out at the 2020 Canter’s Cave Counselor College.  Camp counseling is open to any teen between the ages of 14 and 18, by Jan. 1, 2022.   The American Camping Association requires that all teen counselors have a minimum of 24 training hours for new counselors and 20 for returning counselors.  Anyone wishing to be a camp counselor for Gallia County must complete the enclosed counselor application and return it to the Extension office by Feb 1, 2022. Selected candidates will then be invited to a short interview held on February 20th interviews will be set up between 8 am-4:30 pm, (no school this day), and successful interviewees will be invited to attend Counselor College training.

2022 Gallia County Counselor Application

The 2022 Counselor College will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H camp from March 19-20.  This is an overnight training at the camp, please be sure to mark these dates on your calendar! The fee for Counselor College is $55 and due March ?st (after March ?st there is an additional late fee of $10).  T-shirts will again be offered this year for $10.  There will also be a $25 counselor fee due at the time of camp registrations in May.  To help cover the cost of camp for counselors and campers we will be offering the Little Caesars? frozen pizza fund raiser? again this year.  Please watch for details in our early spring newsletter. 

2022 Counselor College Application

2022 STEM Camp Counselor Application Due April , 2022

Teen Winter Retreat - February 5-6, 2022

Have you ever been to camp as a camper, counselor or for a special weekend retreat?  If you have then you understand what we mean by “It’s a CAMP THING!”  If you have not had the chance, then why not join us for the 2022 Teen Winter Retreat! This is an overnight held just for Teens ages 14-18, who want to beat the winter blues and cabin fever of February and have some fun with others their own age! Camp is beautiful when it snows and if you have never gone sledding or had a camp snowball fight, then you just don’t know what you are missing! So come out enjoy a winter hike, a night of line dancing, group games, and lots of outdoor and indoor fun!  You can even bring a friend!!! You don’t have to be a 4-H member to enjoy Teen Winter Retreat (but it helps!). Hold the date for Feb ??, 2022. The cost is only $35.00 and includes all meals and activities! Watch for registration forms to be posted on our web page, and sent out by e-mail, or you can pick them up here in the office in the near future! 

 Teen Winter Retreat Registration is required at Canters Cave 4H Camp by January ??, 2022.

Other Speciality Camps

Spring Fling - April 29-30, 2022

Forestry Wildlife CAmp - April 22-24, 2022

Special Needs Camp - June 17-19, 2022


SAVE  THE  DATE! Counselor College - March 19-20; Open House - May 1; Cloverbud Overnight - June 11-12; Beginner Camp • June 7-10; Jr. High Camp - June 20-23; Teen Camp - June 24-27; STEM Camp - June 29-July 1; Junior Shooting Sports Camp - July 15-17; Senior Shooting Sports Camp- July 24-29


Teen Camp – June 24-27, 2022

This camp is only open to teens in grades 9-12 and is specially planned to be packed full of the special activities you want to do at camp! So plan to a week to relax this summer, see old friends, meet new friends, swim in the pool, go hiking, canoeing, tryout the high ropes, go cliff repelling, take up line dancing, make some crafts, or just join in on all the fun and games this camp has to offer!  Registration information will be available in late May early. 

CARTEENS is a great program for teens to become involved!  As a peer mentor for safe driving, teens can earn leadership hours, community service hours and build leadership and teaching skills!  The CARTEEN program meets five times per year and presents a 90 minute hands on interactive driver’s safety program to other teens that have had a traffic violation.Becoming a CARTEEN facilitator looks great on scholarship applications, college applications and job resumes!  Past presenters have won local and state 4-H scholarships as well as local teen leadership awards.  In addition to looking good for other scholarship application opportunities our local CARTEEN program presents one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior CARTEEN facilitator each year in March. To be eligible for the scholarship you must serve as an ACTIVE member of CARTEEN for at least two years including your senior year. All facilitators must be at least 14 years old as of Jan. 1 of the current year. To participate please contact Tracy Winters at the Extension office at 740-446-7007 or by e-mail at

2022 CARTEENs Dates

Carteens February 1@6 pm, Carteens April 5@6PM, Carteens August 30@6 PM,  Carteens October 25@6 PM, Carteens December 6@6 pm.

More Teen Opportunities at our STATE 4-H Level

Want to become involved in 4-H at another level?  Try getting involved with some 4-H State events. 

4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for adult success.

The beginning point for teens to become involved in all 4-H opportunities is through local 4-H clubs. Through these clubs, they have the opportunity to participate in activities that could include projects designed especially for teens, community service and citizenship activities. After that there are many leadership opportunities at the county and state levels including numerous boards, committees, and camping opportunities.

Some opportunities include:

Check out the Older Youth Opportunities Brochure for more information!

Scholarship & Achievement Award Deadlines

  • January 28, 2022, @ 4:30 pm is the DEADLINE State and County Achievement forms to be turned in!!
  • February 15, 2022 is the State 4-H Scholarship Deadline.
  • March 1, 2022, is the County 4-H Scholarship Deadline!
  • If you need help or have questions regarding the forms please contact Tracy at or call 740-446-7007.