Farifield County 4-H Camps are open to current Fairfield County 4-H members and those completing a School Enrichment program in Fairfield County.  Fairfield County Youth camp at Tar Hollow State Park, located in Laurelville, Ohio. Youth sleep in a cabin with at least one youth counselor and up to 6 other youth. Activities at camp include campfire, swimming, canoeing, hiking, fishing, line dancing, crafts, team building activities, water carnivals, games, and lots of fun!  We hold our Junior and Intermediate camps at Tar Hollow.  Our Cloverbud Day camp is held at Alley Park near Lancaster.

Junior and Intermedicate camp fee includes meals, cabin lodging, camp programming fees, health insurance, the camp t-shirt and picture.

Cloverbud Day camp fee includes snacks, lunch, camp programming fees, camp t-shirt (new for 2019) and health insurance.

THE EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER FOR TAR HOLLOW RESIDENTIAL CAMP IS 740-887-4815.

ALL CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1, 2019! Registration forms with payment must be received by June 1, 2019 to be eligible for scholarship and not incur a late registration fee. 

2019 Camp information and Registration Form

CAMP DATES FOR 2019!!  (age as of January 1st)

  • Cloverbud (5-8 and Cloverbud members): June 15. Cloverbud Camper Letter will be distributed to campers after registration is completed! (Includes checklist of what to bring).
  • Intermediate (11-14 year olds): June 23-26 (staff arrive June 22). The Intermediate Camper Packet will be distributed to campers after registration is completed! (Includes checklist of what to bring).
  • Junior (8-10 year olds): July 1-4 (staff arrive June 30). The Junior Camper Packet will be distributed to campers after registration is completed! (Includes checklist of what to bring).
  • Teen Camp (4-H members who have completed 9th - 12th Grade): July 6-7, 2019

The following two forms are part of the Camper Packet and must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by June 7, 2019.

  • Camp Health Form - NOTE: A picture is required! This is the same form for all camps.
  • Permission to Participate and Ohio 4-H Camp Cell Phone Policy/Tar Hollow Electronics Policy - This is the same form for all camps.

The Camp Map is included in the complete Intermediate and Junior Camp packet above and shows roads to follow to get to Tar Hollow 4-H Camp (Junior, Intermediate, and Counselor Camps!)

The Cloverbud Camp Map is included in the Cloverbud Camp Packet and shows roads to follow to get to Alley Park for Cloverbud Camp.

Adidtional information regarding the Bertha Wilson Scholarship.

Who was Bertha Wilson?

  • Bertha Wilson was a sincere person who was concerned with helping others. She was at the very young age of 15 when the great depression hit in 1929. With hard times upon our country, jobs and money were hard to find.  Bertha knew the importance of education and did very well in high school. When there was no electric in her family's house, she used kerosene to light her study. Her journey through life eventually landed her in a course learning stenography and eventually she was hired by the Bureau of Unemployment. Through over twenty years of service, Bertha found jobs for more people than anyone else in Lancaster. She was frugal with her money but was very generous in her giving to the church. In her later years, Bertha set up a trust for people who had very little. Through the memory of Bertha, and her generosity, a scholarship is set up to help 4-Her's with camp costs.

What is the Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship?

  • Traditionally, the Bertha Wilson Scholarship is to provide assistance to 4-H members who do not have the financial means to attend camp OR to families with two or more children attending camp OR individuals wo are attending Junior or Intermediate Camp for the first time.  For 2019, the Bertha Wilson Trust will be providing a scholarship for every camper to attend camp if fees are paid by June 1st.  After June 1st, the camp will cost full price with an additional late fee added to each camp registration.
  • A camp scholarship of $57.50 for Junior and/or Intermediate Camp is awarded to all 4-H members if paid by June 1st.  After June 1st, the Junior and Intermediate camp fee will be $140.00.
  • A camp scholarship of $15.00 for Cloverbud Camp is awarded to all 4-H members. After June 1st, the Cloverbud camp fee will be $50.00.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Bertha Wilson Scholarship?

  • For 2019, all campers are eligible for the scholarship!! ** You may turn in your camp registration form with the reduced fee. It is an automatic scholarship, so anyone eligible that completes appropriate paperwork and payment by the June 1st deadline receives it! **

When applying for the scholarship, please send 'Thank You' notes with camp registration form to:

OSU Extension

ATTN: Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship

831 College Ave, Suite D

Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1081