2024 Teen Opportunities 

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2024 Program Information

Teens 14 years and over. What can 4-H 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!      

2024 Gallia County Camp Counselor

Do you have what it takes to become a camp counselor? Camp counseling is open to any teen between the ages of 14 and 18 by Janurary 1st. 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 January 15th, 2024

2023 Gallia County Counselor Application

2024 Camp Counselor College

The 2024 Counselor College will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H camp from March 23-24, 2024.  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 STEM Camp Counselor Application - Due April 15th 
  • 2023 Shooting Sports Camp Counselor Application

Teen Winter Retreat - February 3-4, 2024

Winter Retreat 

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 2024 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 3-4, 2024. The cost is only $40.00 and includes all meals and activities! 

Register here: go.osu.edu/TeenWinterRetreat

2024 Camp Dates

Spring Fling - April 27-28, 2024

4-H Camp Open House - May 5, 2024

Jr. Shooting Sports Camp - June 7-9, 2024

STEM Camp - June 10-12, 2024 

Cloverbud Day Camp (Gallia Co. Fair Grounds) - June 13, 2024

Special Needs Camp - June 14-16, 2024

Beginner Camp - June 17-20, 2024

Teen Camp - June 21-24, 2024

Junior High Camp - June 25-28, 2024

Cloverbud Overnight Camp - June 28-29, 2024

Sr. Shooting Sports Camp - July 14-19, 2024


Carteens 2024

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 dailey.108@osu.edu.

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

  • Feb 1st, 2024 @ 4:30 pm is the DEADLINE State and County Achievement forms to be turned in!!
  • March 1, 2024, is the County 4-H Scholarship Deadline!
  • If you need help or have questions regarding the forms please contact Erin at dailey.108@osu.edu or call 740-688-5026.