2021 Knolmes County 4-H Camp - June 6-9, 2021


We are so excited to have you join us at 4-H Camp Ohio June 6-9th for Knolmes “All Around the World” camp.   We have some exciting news to share from Ohio 4-H that mask will NOT  be required at 4-H camp inside or outside!!

With that being said here are the guidelines and safety procedures we are abiding by at camp to keep everyone safe yet have a fun camp!

We received approval from university leadership today to modify the COVID-19 protections guidance we will follow.

Effective June 1, 2021 (the date of our first 4-H overnight camps):

  • face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at 4-H camp (day or overnight)
  • face masks are not required to be worn outside at any OSU Extension (including 4-H) programs and activities
    • face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated (strongly recommended means the individual chooses to wear a mask or not)
      • include this message in your pre-meeting/event/program communications with clientele –
        Individuals and/or family members may not attend if they or anyone living their household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, or as been directly exposed (confirmed or suspected) to COVID-19 if they are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations are our best current protection against infection and a fatal outcome. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask, however we strongly recommend eligible, but unvaccinated, individuals to continue to properly wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • physical distancing while at camp – as much as possible, strive to maintain at least 6 feet distance between cohorts; strive to maintain at least 3 feet within cohorts as much as possible

We will still need to do the staggered check in/ check out time so please be sure to complete your paperwork (and bring it with you to camp).  You can email mussard.4@osu.edu or call our office 740-397-0401 with questions. All paperwork must be completely filled out for the camper to attend camp.

Please be sure to bring old clothes for “Paint Wars” on the first full day of camp. Our camp counselors have worked hard to plan a fun packed camp with lots of great activities for everyone! The packing list included in your packets should list all other supplies your camper needs for the week.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email mussard.4@osu.edu or call our office 740-397-0401.

Jana, Janessa, and all of the Knolmes 4-H camp counselors look forward to seeing you all soon!



Make new friends, but keep the old…one is silver and the other gold…

The time has come!  We are ready to start growing our membership in our Friend of 4-H Camp Ohio organization!  Please share this survey link with folks in your county…alumni, retired staff, current families, local supporters…anyone that you think might be interested!  http://go.osu.edu/4HCampOhioFriends  We are continuing to move forward in the development of a leadership team, so as we continue to collect names & contacts, we will build a database to initiate and maintain contact with ALL of our FRIENDS! 




whole camp group around flag pole for morning flag raising

What is 4-H Camp?

  • It's youth challenging themselves on a high ropes course, braiding a friendship bracelet, swimming in a lake, learning a line dance, and becoming lifelong friends with their cabinmates.
  • It's counselors leading a nature hike, knowing the words to all the songs, creating the best skits at campfire, and making a homesick camper smile.
  • It's 4-H professionals training teen counselors, recruiting adult volunteers, purchasing supplies, and setting the stage for a camper's memory of the best week of the summer.
  • It's camping facilities featuring hands-on outdoor education, adventure, and challenges that develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills in young people.
  • Here's what Ohio 4-H Campers had to say after their camping experiences in 2019:
    • 96% either agreed or strongly agreed that they had someone to look up to at camp
    • 97% said they made a new friend at camp
    • 94% indicated that they learned something new
    • 97% said they will recommend camp to their friends
    • 98% want to return to camp next year