4-H camps build critical life skills for both campers and counselors. Gallia County had 212 children attending 6 different summer camps and 18 teens participated as counselors.  Camper surveys indicated that camp counselors served as positive role models, camp activities introduced STEM education and the camping environment increased personal independence of the campers. 100% of Gallia County counselors attend a two day Counselor College, directed by Gallia County, a total of 101 teens from 13 counties participated in this year’s training.  This training is part of an award winning workforce prep program that has been shared nationally Evaluations of this year’s program indicated that 100% of the counselors reported an increase in their skills for:  risk management, teaching, and workforce preparation. Gallia 4-H also received $4,680 in camp scholarships, which assisted 41 children in attending camp.  

2021 4H Camps

Camp Name


Registration Due

Camp Fee

New2021 Pizza Sales Fundraiser Form


Due With Camp Registration


2021 4H Camp Scholarship Application 

May 2021

May 15, 2021

Scholarships Available Harrison Scholarship - $100—nine scholarships (one time only scholarship)

Gallia County Charitable Foundation  - $100—seven scholarships  

Gallia County 4H Advisors Association - 2021 Counselor Fee



Teen Winter Retreat


Jan 24, 2021

$00.00 - Complete and return all forms and payment to:
Canters Cave 4H Camp, 1362 Caves Rd, Jackson, OH 45640

Counselor College

April 18

March ?? ,2021

$10.00 ...Complete and return all forms and payment to:
OSU Extension, Gallia County
111 Jackson Pike, Suite 1572
Gallipolis, OH 45631


Spring Fling 

May ??

April ??, 2021

$ 00 -  Checks made payable to OSU Extension Scioto County. Questions? Contact Jo Williams at the Scioto County office, 740-354-7879 or williams.2213@osu.edu

Canters Cave Open House

April 25

12 PM - 4 PM


  • Camp Website

  • Camp Donation Form

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration

 Please Return Completed Forms with payment to the Extension Office


June 6, 2021 from 9 am till 5 pm (NOT OVERNIGHT THIS YEAR)

June 1, 2021

Cloverbud Day Camp will be Sunday, June 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Cloverbuds and their adult will explore what Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp has to offer including hiking, fishing, archery, camp songs, crafts and more!  An adult must attend with the Cloverbud for the duration of Camp.  Register at https://go.osu.edu/21Cloverbud before June 1!  See you at Camp!

CanceledSTEM (Grades 5,6,7),  You will receive camp forms after registration

Adams County STEM Link

2021 STEM Camp Counselor Application Due April  2021

NONE IN 2021

May  or 90 Campers,Whichever Comes First

$ 00.00 -Payment and Registration Due to the Scioto County Extension Office, 602 Seventh Street, Courthse Rm 7, Portsmouth OH 45662 by May , 2021. 

NewJr. High Camp (Grades 6,7,8)   Jr High Camp Registration


June 21-24

June 10, 2021

$147.00 -Payment and Registration Due to the Gallia County Extension Office by June 10, 2021. Non- 4H $ 157


State Special Needs

July 9-11, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

June 1, 2021

Registration packet and can be found here - https://4hcanterscave.osu.edu/home/experience-it/special-needs-camp.




Beginner (Grades 3,4,5)

Beginner Camp Registration 

June 7-10

May 25, 2021

$147.00 Due May 25, 2021 to the Gallia County Extension Office. Non 4H $157

Teen Camp (Grades 9-12)


Teen Camp Registration

June 18-21 (6 PM ON 18TH TILL 9 AM ON 21)

June 9, 2021

$151.00 Payment and Registration Due to the OSU Extension -Gallia County by June 9, 2021. Non 4H $161

NewCloverbud Day Camp Registration
 Day Camp
June 29, 2021
June 22, 2021
$20 per camper. DUE TO SIZE LIMIT, NO ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAIILABLE for parent or guardian IN 2021.
 Payment and Registration Due to OSU Extension - Gallia County by June 22, 2021


Jr. Shooting Sports Registration



May ??, 2021

Junior Shooting Sports Education Camp Update

  • The planning committee for the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Shooting Education Camps met recently. The committee took into consideration the safe measures that would need to be adhered to in regard to COVID and how that effects the safe measures needed to conduct safe shooting education.
  • It was determined that the best plan for 2021 is to cancel the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Junior Shooting Education Camp (June 25-27).
  • Ohio 4-H will attempt to offer shooting sports sessions at County 4-H camps with certified instructors to conduct those sessions.

Forestry Camp Registration ..See Flyer Below


Sep ?? , 2021

Sep 17-19, 2021 or Until the Camp is Filled


Return this form with payment (cash or check) by September ??, 2021 to:
Gallia County Extension Office
111 Jackson Pike,
Suite 1572
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Sr. Shooting Sports Registration

July ??-??

June ?, 2021



Gallia County Camp Counselor

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, 2021.   The American Camping Association requires that all teen counselors have a minimum of 25 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 30, 2021. Selected candidates will then be invited to a short interview held February 15, 2021 interviews will be set up between between 8 am-4:30 pm, (no school this day), and successful interviewees will be invited to attend Counselor College training.
  • 2021 Gallia County Counselor Application

The Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Board is on a search for Summer Staff.  Please help us recruit some awesome camp staff for the camping season!

Summer staff members are responsible for providing leadership to a variety of educational and social recreational activities during 4-H and other resident and non-resident camps and events at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp. This is an ideal position for a college student seeking a paid internship. Extension staff will work with a qualified candidate to meet requirements and to provide supervision, documentation, and feedback.

We are seeking multiple applicants to fill positions, this includes one Program Coordinator. Please review the position descriptions.

Summer Staff (lifeguard/non-lifeguard)

Program Coordinator

Applications due March  with interviews at Camp on March ??th. Staff training begins May ??, with
the first camp beginning May ??. The position continues through July ??.

Applications can be submitted through our online system. PLEASE NOTE: When starting the application, the best option is to complete everything at one time. Partial or incomplete applications will be deleted one week after inactivity or at 11:59 pm on March ?st. If there are any issues with your application submission, please contact Rachael Fraley at fraley.171@osu.edu

Click here to access the online application!

2021 STEM Camp Counselor Application  Adams County STEM link

We are looking for great camp counselors. Shooting Sports experience is not required!

  • Junior Shooting Sports Camp is June ??-Jun ??th at Canter’s Cave. Youth must be at least 14 years old as of January 1, 2021. Youth must complete all required training. If a youth is not a counselor in your county but interested, we do have a training opportunity April nd at the adult instructor workshop. We have also had some youth who were not available for county camps complete training in the county at the discretion of the 4-H professional (great option for those who live further away!). If youth are a counselor in your county, they do need to fill out an application but will not be required to attend any additional training.
  • Senior Shooting Sports Camp is July ??th-??th at Canter’s Cave. Counselors must be at least 18 as of January 1, 2020 and not attending SS camp as a camper. This is a great way to keep young alumni who have recently aged out involved! For alumni, a great system has been to have them go through volunteer screening in the county. You recruit a young volunteer and we get some great camp counselors! Training is available April nd for these individuals also.
  • Ohio Shooting Sports Website