Leadership Camp

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp

The Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp is the premiere leadership development opportunity available to Ohio 4-H members. The focus of the five-day leadership experience is the development of concrete peer leadership skills that will enable participants to have an immediate impact in their home 4-H club, county, community, or school. The camp is active and engaged—there’s very little sitting and listening, and much opportunity for group interaction. Participants leave the camp ready to take on new challenges—after they take an afternoon nap.

The camp program targets 4-H members with significant leadership potential or leadership experience within their home county’s 4-H program. Leadership Camp participants are selected by county 4-H professionals, or by the committees designated by the 4-H professionals. The camp is open to young men and young women age 15 to 18 years old and mature (as deemed by county 4-H professional) 14 year olds.? Accommodations for campers with special needs will be made to the extent possible.? The camp program offers a balance of mental and physical challenges, allowing participants of all backgrounds to have fun and learn new skills and about the variety of their peers’ perspectives.? The camp is intended to be a one-time experience, but campers who would like to re-attend may be considered depending on availability with approval of Leadership Camp Director (Hannah Epley, epley.24@osu.edu).? (Returning campers are not eligible for scholarship funds).?

2020?Leadership Camp--June 1-3, 2020

The 2020?Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp will be held from June 1-3, 2020 virtually.?Youth who were nominated by their county to attend have received more information via email (Reminder: those registrations are due April 19). Please contact Sarah Longo (longo.79@osu.edu) if you have any questions.


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Prior to selecting and submitting the information for your 2020?Leadership Camp participants, please review the Ideal Characteristics for Leadership Camp Participants?document and the Leadership Camp?flyer.

County Camper Commitment Forms for 2020?were due March 15, 2020.

Campers who are nominated for the experience received?a personal email after April 6, 2020?to complete the registration process.

2020?Potential Leadership Camp Counselor/Staff Information and?Application?were?due?April 1, 2020. Applications for 2021 will be available in early 2021.?(Note: Please use Google Chrome to complete the application. Other browsers may not be compatible.)?

4-H Counselor Code of Conduct? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Questions can be emailed to Hannah Epley (epley.24@osu.edu).


Thanks to our 2020?Sponsors!

The partial participant scholarships for the 2020?Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp have been graciously funded by our sponsors Nationwide, Farm Credit Mid-America, and the Dorothy L. Miller Endowment Fund. ?

Please use the press release to recognize the participants and our generous sponsors!?

We will send thank you notes following leadership camp via the state office, but if you would like to send an additional note, thanks can be sent to:

  • Nationwide: Chad Jester, Karen Blickley, Jackie Sells, and Devin Fuhrman, 1 Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Farm Credit Mid-America: Attn: Randy Barbee, PO Box 34390, Louisville, KY 40223
  • Dorothy L. Miller Endowment Fund: Dorothy Miller, 7400 W 88th St, Indianapolis, IN 46278.



Dorothy L. Miller Endowment Fund