Nothing like having fun at 4-H Camp Clifton

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(From left) Chloe Garrett of the Eager Achievers 4-H Club, Sadie Mason of the Mud Run Hustlers 4-H Club, and Haley Winebrenner of the Fairfield Rascals 4-H Club enjoy the creek at 4-H Camp Clifton.

(Posted March 9, 2022)

It is time to begin preparing for 4-H Camp. The dates for this year’s camp are June 4-8. Camp counselors and adult staff can’t wait for you to arrive so you can experience the many opportunities of the great outdoors. This year’s theme is “Twist, tumble and travel through time.” Call (740) 852-0975 for more information.

What is 4-H Camp?
4-H Camp gives youths the opportunity to develop leadership and responsibility skills while increasing self-esteem and independence in a group living situation away from home.
4-H Camp offers a wide variety of workshops and activities that include nature, sports, science, dancing, cooking, high ropes, rock climbing, zip line, canoeing, archery, shooting sports, creeking, hiking, pool, team games, arts and crafts, campfire and more.

Where is 4-H Camp Clifton?
4-H Camp Clifton is located next to John Bryan State Par which is 12 miles south of Springfield in Greene County. It is just off of Clifton Road near the Clifton Mill. While at camp, campers live in rustic cabins with 10-12 campers and trained counselors per cabin. A modern kitchen and central dining hall provide campers with nutritious meals. A large open-air lodge and a large swimming pool provide recreational activities. Other facilities include the nature center, craft hall, canteen, campfire circle, high ropes, team challenge course, and sports fields.

Two campers enjoy a craft workshop at 4-H Camp Clifton.

Who can attend 4-H Camp?
Any youth age 8 and in the third grade through 13 years old can attend camp. Non 4-H friends of the same age are welcome to attend for an additional fee.

How much does it cost?
The cost is $230 per 4-H camper. The non-4-H member fee is $250. A discounted fee is offered to campers of families living under the same household wishing to send more than one family member. Additional costs will occur if you choose a special event that has a fee. The all-camp picture is optional to purchase at the time of registration.

Is financial assistance available?
Scholarships are available through the Madison County 4-H Advisory Committee. A 200-word essay written by the camper explaining why they are requesting a scholarship and why they wish to attend camp can be submitted to the OSU Extension office. The camper must be a current member enrolled in the Madison County 4-H program.

When do I register for camp?
Camp registration forms and deadline information will be posted online at Madison.osu.edu in April. Campers are accepted on a first come, first served basis until camp is full. Campers are considered registered when all forms are completed and a payment has been made. Early registration is encouraged so that you will get the workshops and special events you would like to participate in during the week.

How can I receive a camp registration letter?
Call (740) 852-0975 today to have your name added to the 4-H Camp mailing list or go to: http://madison.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/4-h-camp.

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