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Franklin County 4-H News - April 2017

You are receiving this newsletter because you were either enrolled in 4-H last year or have recently enrolled in 4-H for 2017. Please pay close attention to the information in this newsletter as it contains a lot of information that is important to Franklin County 4-H members.

Franklin County 4-H Camp Registration Now Open

All youth, ages 8 and in 3rd grade through 13, are invited to “sail away” and attend Franklin County 4-H Camp. Campers will have fun meeting other youth while participating in a variety of camp activities like canoeing, disc golf, bottle rockets, creeking, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, team challenges, high ropes, a climbing wall, campfires, crafts, geo-cache treasure hunting, and so much more!

Date: June 13-17, 2017
More Information:

Cloverbud Day Camp

Cloverbud Camp is an annual day-long event open to all youth who have completed kindergarten through second grade, including those who are non-Cloverbud members. Kids will enjoy crafts, games, and other science-based activities. An adult must be present throughout the program and can chaperone up to six children. Participants must bring their own lunch and water.

Click Here for Registration Information


4-H CARTEENS is a program taught to teens by teens to help reduce the number of second time traffic offenders in Ohio. All participants that you will be teaching have been mandated by the courts to attend. The program is held one Tuesday a month from 6-9 p.m.

We are currently looking for 4-H'ers and other youth who have at least a learner’s permit to present at CARTEENS. Benefits of becoming involved in CARTEENS are:

  • You can receive service credits which can be used for graduation
  • At least one senior CARTEENS member who graduated and attended nine CARTEENS events in that school year, and has been accepted into an institution of higher education will receive a $250 to $500 scholarship towards the purchase of books, etc. in late fall of 2017.
  • Fun! Friends! A chance to brush up on your public speaking skills!

If you are interested contact Sue Hogan at:

All 4-H members taking a horse project for the first time this year are REQUIRED to participate in a Horse Safety & Ethics session prior to participating in any 4-H activities with a horse. A parent or legal guardian must attend with the member. The member must also purchase and read the book Horse Safety & You prior to attending.

Two sessions are held. Members may choose which one they want to attend.

April 25, 2017, 6:30pm, Extension Office, 530 W Spring St., Suite 275, Columbus, OH

May 11, 2017, 6:30pm, Extension Office, 530 W Spring St., Suite 275, Columbus, OH

Horse Project Information

Spring Equine Youth Clinic - May 6, 2017

4-H Clubs with Horse Projects
  • At least one advisor should be representing your club at 4-H Horse Advisory Committee meetings held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
    - May 1, 7:00pm
    - June 5, 7:00pm
    - July 3, 7:00pm


  • The Horse Advisory Committee is still raising funds to complete the installation of new stalls at the fairgrounds. This is needed for the safety of the horses!
  • Only 6 more stalls are needed.
  • Become a sponsor. Purchase a stall for $1,500 and get your name on the stall!
  • Other sponsorship levels also available.
  • Click here for more information.

Franklin County 4-H Horse Website -



Hippology is the study of the horse!


The Hippology Team is a team of 4 individuals who will compete together and individually in 4 phases at the Ohio State Hippology Contest on June 12, 2017. The primary objective of the Hippology Contest is to provide, in a friendly but competitive setting, an opportunity for youth enrolled in a 4-H horse project to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry, and the application of this knowledge and skill.


1. Written Exam – 50 question

2. Stations – 100 questions

3. Team problem

4. Horse Judging


Any 4-H youth, 8 years and up and in 3rd grade, enrolled in a Horse project, including Horseless Horse. There will be up to 2 Junior and 2 Senior teams. You must be able to attend the meetings/study dates and the competition on June 12.


We will meet bi-weekly at 7pm to study and practice together.

April 26, May 3, May 17, May 31, June 7


Competition 8am Union County Fairgrounds in Marysville Ohio


Please contact Amanda Schleppi at 614-806-1266 or

Franklin Co. LQA Session - 4/26/17


Are you taking any of the following 4-H projects to the Franklin County Fair this year?

  • Lactating Dairy Cows
  • Market Rabbits
  • Market Poultry
  • Market Lambs
  • Market Goats
  • Lactating Dairy Goats
  • Market Beef (including beef & dairy feeders)
  • Market Swine

If you answered yes to the question above, YOU MUST ATTEND a livestock quality assurance session by June 1. NO EXCEPTIONS. There are numerous opportunities across the state to attend a session.

  • Franklin County 4-H will be holding a session on April 26, 6:30pm at the new Extension Office. 530 W Spring St. Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215

Other approved LQA’s are shared below. You may attend any of these if you are unable to attend the Franklin County session on April 26.
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Sewing/Clothing Project Information

Do you have a question about your 4-H clothing project? Not sure what seam finish to use or even what a seam finish is? Wondering what pattern or fabric is the best choice for your sewing project? If you have any questions regarding sewing, please do not hesitate to contact Tammie Strawser at She is an Ohio 4-H Master Clothing Educator and judges clothing projects in other counties. She is more than willing to help you with your project and answer your sewing questions.

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Ohio 4-H Sea Camp

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp invites teens age 13- 18 (as of January 1, 2017) from across Ohio to “get your feet wet” as you learn about one of Ohio’s most important resources: Lake Erie! You’ll be in, on, and around the water as you explore the science of the lake, learn marine-related skills, and discover the history and recreational uses of our great lake.

For more information visit:

Engaging with Insects Day Camp

Engaging with Insects – Summer Day Camp is back! Young entomologists interested in learning about the little creatures that really rule the world are invited for a week of hands-on experiences with experts from OSU’s Triplehorn Insect Collection and the Department of Entomology. The camp runs June 26-30 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Details at

4-H Camp Tech

Registration (by May 1) for 4-H Camp Tech is open! Camp Tech is a three-day, overnight camp held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the OSU campus in Columbus. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on STEM activities including, robotics, engineering design and coding. 4-H Camp Tech is for all youth entering grades 6, 7 and 8 in fall 2017. Find all the details here:

Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps

Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Education Camp

  • Ages 9 - 12

  • Hosted by: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc.
  • Camp dates are June 30 - July 2, 2017
  • Cost for Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Education Camp is $225.00
  • Register by June 1

Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Education Camp

  • Ages 12 - 18

  • Hosted by: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc.
  • Camp dates are: July 23 - 28, 2017
  • Cost of Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp is $325.00
  • Register by June 15

For more information visit

OSU Extension, Franklin

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