Camp Dates (grades are as of 01/01/2022):

  • Cloverbud Day Camp (grades K,1,2-Cloverbud Members) – June 4, 2022
  • Day Camp (grades 3,4,5,6,7,8,9) - June 14-16, 2022
  • Intermediate Camp (grades 6,7,8,9) – June 20-23, 2022
  • Junior Camp (grades 3,4,5) – June 29-July 2, 2022

Registration:

  • Opens May, 1, 2022

Thank you for day camping with us at Alley Park!

Fairfield County 4-H Camps were back in person this year! Camp was held at Alley Park, where 188 youth ages 5-14 were able to attend day camp. The Fairfield County 4-H team joined 36 camp counselors (ages 14-18) and 15 adult staff to host summer camps. Campers were able to participate in camp traditions like tie-dye, line dancing, games, and campfire while trying new things like archery, pond study, and eating at a food truck. We are fortunate that Alley Park could host us for day camps this year, and had a great time making friends, trying new things, and creating memories.


Fairfied County Cloverbud Camp picture of each group of campers that attended

Fairfield County Intermediate Camp photo of including picture of each group

Fairfield County Junior Camp photo of including picture of each group

    Bertha Wilson Campership

    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 difficult 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 twenty-plus 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 campership has been set up to help 4-H'ers with 4-H camp costs.

    What is the Bertha Wilson Camp Campership?  The Bertha Wilson Trust provides a 50% Campership to all 4-H members who attend camp if fees are paid by June 1st.  After June 1st, the camp will cost the full price with an additional late fee added to each camp registration.  If financial need is a concern, contact Aubry (fowler.443@osu.edu) to discuss full campership options.

    Who is Eligible to Apply for the Bertha Wilson Campership?  All campers (active 4-H members or school enrichment program participants) are eligible for this campership!! You may turn in your camp registration form with the reduced fee, as it is an automatic scholarship.  Any eligible 4-H member who completes the appropriate paperwork and submits payment by the June 1st deadline receives it!

    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