Gallia County Teen Opportunities in 4H 
2023 Program Information for Teens 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 2023 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 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.  

Do you have what it takes to become a camp counselor?  Come and find out at the 2023 Canter’s Cave Counselor College.  Camp counseling is open to any teen between the ages of 14 and 18, by ??  2023.   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 ??, 2023. Selected candidates will then be invited to a short interview held on ??th interviews will be set up between 8??am-?? pm, (no school this day), and successful interviewees will be invited to attend Counselor College training.

2023 Gallia County Counselor Application

The 2023 Counselor College will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H camp from March 4-5, 2023.  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 is 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 registration in May.  To help cover the cost of camp for counselors and campers we will be offering the Little Caesars. frozen pizza fundraiser? again this year.  Please watch for details in our early spring newsletter. 

  • 2023 Counselor College Application

2023 Camps

Teen Winter Retreat - February 4-5, 2023

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 2023 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 and 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 4-5, 2023. The cost is only $.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 ??, 2023.

Other Speciality Camps

Spring Fling - April 29-30, 2023

Forestry Wildlife Camp - April 28-30, 2023

Special Needs Camp - June 9-11, 2023


SAVE  THE  DATE! Counselor College - March 4-5; Open House - May 7; Cloverbud Overnight - June 29-30; Beginner Camp • June 12-15; Jr. High Camp - June 26-29; Teen Camp - June 16-19; STEM Camp - June 19-June 21; Junior Shooting Sports Camp - July 26-29; Senior Shooting Sports Camp- July 9-14


CARTEENS is a great program for teens to become involved!  As a peer mentor for safe driving, teens can earn leadership hours, and 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 CARTOON 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 Erin Dailey at the Extension office at 740-688-5026 or by e-mail at

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 the 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 27, 2023, @ 4:30 pm is the DEADLINE State and County Achievement forms to be turned in!!
  • March 1, 2023, is the County 4-H Scholarship Deadline!
  • If you need help or have questions regarding the forms please contact Erin at or call 740-688-5026.