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Erie County 4-H Camp June 10-13, 2022

 

 

 

Print and mail registration with payment to:

OSU Extension, Erie County

2900 Columbus Ave.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Questions or concerns?  email Tina at dendinger.18@osu.edu

Remember: Camp fills up very quickly so don't delay!  4-H members will get priority registration until May 14th. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first served basis, starting with 4-H priority registrations, then opening to all youth after May 14th. 

Camp Forms & Information

A camper packet will be mailed in late May that will have the following forms and information, including what to pack, directions and pick up times at the boatdock. 

The required camp forms will be collected BEFORE the first day of camp. These forms are: Health Form (3 pages with camper photo), the Camper Permission to Participate, and the Covid Waiver form. You can mail and drop off forms at the Extension Office located at: 2900 Columbus Ave.,Sandusky, Ohio 44870  Phone: 419-627-7631.  Forms must be turned into the Extension Office by JUNE 7th for your child to attend camp! Please keep in mind that some areas are still experiencing slow mail times due to the pandemic.

Camper Packet Forms and Information

 

 Please consider dropping off instead of postal mail. Forms will not be taken at the boat dock.

  1. Health Form (with camper photo) 

  2. Permission to Participate

  3. Covid Waiver

 

What is 4-H Camp and What Does it Offer?    

Where is Erie County 4-H Camp?

Erie County 4-H Camp is located on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. Campers make the trip across the lake on a ferry boat.

Camp with Covid Restrictions

As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatricians can advise families on whether it is safe for a child to attend camp based on his or her medical history and should make sure the child is up to date on vaccines.

Camp capacity will be lower this year to allow for adequate spacing in cabins, dining facilities, and other activities. Only 9 individuals (campers and counselors) will be housed in each cabin. Cabinmates will be grouped as cohorts and have activities together. All Ohio 4-H Camps will be operating under the latest guidance to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Campers live in a cabin with camper and their trained counselors. A modern kitchen and central dining hall provide for nutritious meals. The beach offers a unique swimming area watched by a certified lifeguard at all times. Other facilities include the Nature Center, Craft Hall, Campfire Circle, Recreation Hall, and Sports Fields.

4-H Camp offers youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills, citizenship awareness, responsibility, and self-esteem in a group living situation away from home.

4-H Camp offers a variety of activities for each camper such as: swimming, nature, water activities, crafts, and much more. We also have great programs and special events to keep you busy in the afternoon and evening.

Who Can Come To Camp?

Any youth at least 8 years old AND in the 3rd grade (as of Jan. 1) through youth who have just completed the 7th grade at the time of camp. We will process registrations for youth who are members of a community 4-H club first, giving priority to 4-H members first.  After May 14th, registrations from non 4-H club members will be processed.  If a non 4-H youth submits their registration on/before May 14th, it will simply be held and processed in the order it was received after the 14th.  The deadline to register is May 21st or until camp is fullwhichever comes first To avoid being put on a waitlist, early regsitration is highly recommended. 

You receive additional information prior to camp telling you what to bring and how to get to 4-H Camp Kelleys Island. It is your responsibility to find transportation to and from the Kelleys Island Boat Line. Full time participation is required!

How Much Will It Cost?

The cost of camp is $160.  Early registration is encouraged so campers will get their choice of sessions. Postdated checks are not accepted.  Checks should be made payable to OSU Extension.

Scholarship Information

Partial camp scholarships are available.  The camper should write an essay explaining why a scholarship is needed.  Anyone attending camp can apply for a scholarship, however those indicating financial need will be given priority when scholarships are awarded.  If you are applying for a scholarship, mail the essay along with the registration form and submit it without payment.  Please mark to the attention of Mary Beth Albright. After scholarships are awarded, you pay the balance due.  No money is accepted at the boat dock.

Health And Safety

Assuring the health and safety of each camper is important to us at 4-H Camp. There is a registered nurse present throughout camp. Campers are covered by a health and safety policy while involved in camp programs.Activities are supervised by responsible adults and counselors who are trained in camping programs. Rules and regulations have been developed and will be enforced for the health and safety of all individuals.