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.  

2022 4H Camps

Camp Name


Registration Due

Camp Fee

2022 Pizza Sales Fundraiser Form


Due To Camp Registration


2022 4H Camp Scholarship Application 

May 2022

May ??, 2022

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

Gallia County Charitable Foundation  - $100—seven? scholarships  

Gallia County 4H Advisors Association - 2022 Counselor Fee



Teen Winter Retreat

February 5-6

Jan 24, 2022

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

Counselor College

March 19-20

March ?? ,2022

$0.00 ...Complete and return all forms and payments to:
OSU Extension, Gallia County
111 Jackson Pike, Suite 1572
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Spring Fling 

April 29-30

April ??, 2022

$ 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

May 1

12 PM - 4 PM


  • Camp Website

  • Camp Donation Form

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration

 Please Return Completed Forms with payment to the Extension Office


June ?, 2022 from 9 am till 5 pm (NOT OVERNIGHT THIS YEAR)

June ?, 2022

Cloverbud Day Camp will be Sunday, June ?, 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 ?!  See you at Camp!

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

Adams County STEM Link

2022 STEM Camp Counselor Application Due April  2022

June 29-July 1

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 , 2022. 

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


June 20-23

June ??, 2022

$0.00 -Payment and Registration Due to the Gallia County Extension Office by June 10, 2021. Non- 4H $ 0


State Special Needs

June 17-19, 2022 

June ?, 2022

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

  • Special Needs Camp Applications due June ?st to the Meigs County Extension Office




Beginner (Grades 3,4,5)

Beginner Camp Registration 

June 7-10

May ??, 2022

$0.00 Due May ??, 2022 to the Gallia County Extension Office. Non 4H $0

Teen Camp (Grades 9-12)


Teen Camp Registration

June 24-27 

June ?, 2022

$0.00 Payment and Registration Due to the OSU Extension -Gallia County by June ?, 2022. Non 4H $0

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration
June ??, 2022
June ??, 2022
$?0 per camper. DUE TO SIZE LIMIT, NO ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE for parents or guardians IN 2022.
 Payment and Registration Due to OSU Extension - Gallia County by June ??, 2022


Jr. Shooting Sports Registration


July 15-17

May ??, 2022


Forestry Camp Registration ..See Flyer Below


April 22-24, 2022

April 22-24, 2022 or Until the Camp is Filled


Return this form with payment (cash or check) by September ??, 2022 to:
Gallia County Extension Office
111 Jackson Pike,
Suite 1572
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Sr. Shooting Sports Registration

July 24-29

June ?, 2022


All camps (with the exception of Cloverbud DAY Camp) are held at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Directions to Camp. Visit Shooting Sports Camp for more information.

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 25 training hours for new counselors and 20 for returning counselors.  Anyone wishing to be a camp counselor for Gallia County must complete the ONLINE counselor application by February 1, 2022, Selected candidates will then be invited to a short interview held February ??, 2022 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 STEM Camp Counselor Application  

We are looking for great camp counselors. Shooting Sports experience is not required!
  • Junior Shooting Sports Camp is July 15-Jun 17th at Canter’s Cave. Youth must be at least 14 years old as of January 1, 2022. Youth must complete all required training. If a youth is not a counselor in your county but is 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 (a great option for those who live further away!). If the youth is 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 24th-29th at Canter’s Cave. Counselors must be at least 18 as of January 1, 2022, 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