• Attend required trainings prior to camp 
  • Market and promote camp 
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors 
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp 
  • Conduct self in an appropriate manner before, during, and after camp while serving as a role model to campers and peers 
  • Assist staff and other counselors with camp activities; work as a team to implement the activities  
  • Know and understand all safety guidelines, including emergency procedures, associated with the camp and program areas 
  • Follow and enforce camp rules 
  • Assure for safety of campers at all times including in cabins, sessions, and large group activities 
  • Be aware of child protection regulations and report any child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect in accordance with university policy 
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues 
  • Ensure campers’ health and hygiene, e.g., brushing teeth, eating meals, taking medication, etc. 
  • Promote camper participation during camp 
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, teambuilding challenges, group activities, challenges, etc. 
  • Teach and lead campers at workshops or during other components at camp (table setting, song leading, etc.) 
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills



  • Must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp. 
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. (2 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors). 
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • First time applicants must provide two references. 
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted. 



  • Individuals who complete the application and fulfill application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process.



  • 4-H Camp Counselors meet the following dates throughout the year:
    • Meeting Dates to be announced.
    • **Meetings take place 1 Wednesday each month from January up until camp!
  • Counselors are expected to notify the Extension Office if an absence is unavoidable.
  • 4-H Camp Counselors will be trained on topics such as the camp counselor core competencies; risk management, including active shooter guidelines, emergency protocols, and child abuse recognition.

Applications will be due December 15, 2024. Please check back next fall for a 2024 application.