Fairfield County 4-H Camp Information


Camp Dates Grades Full Fee Campership Amount Amount due (pd by May 15th) Camp Check-in Camp Dismissal

Day Camp

June 4-6


$100 $50 $50


9:00 a.m.


4:00 p.m.

Cloverbud Camp

June 8


$50 $25 $25

Saturday, June 8, 

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 8,

4:00 p.m..

Junior Camp

June 30-July 3


$200 $100 $100

Sunday, June 30,

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 3,

10:00 a.m.

Senior Camp

July 7-10


$200 $100 $100

Sunday, July 7,

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10,

10:00 a.m.


  • Camp fees have remained unchanged for many years. Increased camp fees are due to rising costs of camp-related expenditures across the board. Our goal is to maintain current camp fees for several years to come. 
    • Contact Aubry Fowler, 4-H Camp Director, at fowler.443@osu.edu to discuss full campership options if a financial need exists for your child(ren) to attend camp.
  • Campership: Limit ONE campership per child. If attending multiple camps, the campership applies to the camp of greatest value.
    • NO REFUNDS once payment is processed. You are required to pay back the full price of camp 14 days after conclusion of camp if your child does not attend.
  • Registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning on May 1 and close on May 15, 2024 (or until capacity is met) for program preparations, supply ordering, and to qualify for the Bertha Wilson Campership.
    • Complete online camp registration: go.osu.edu/FCCamp
    • Please select appropriate payment type in the registration process:
      • Credit card payments are accepted online only.
      • Checks (payable to OSU EXTENSION) or cash, can be dropped off or mailed to OSU Extension | 831 College Ave., Suite D | Lancaster, OH  43130.
    • Registration is considered complete upon receipt of application and payment. There will be a $30.00 charge for all returned checks.
    • Once registration is complete, additional information will be e-mailed including required forms, items to pack, and a map to camp.
  • “Thank You” notes are expected from each child who receives a campership. Please send to OSU Extension,
    ATTN: Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship | 831 College Avenue, Suite D | Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1081.
  • Campers must provide their own transportation to and from all camps.
  • Cloverbud Camp is held at Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd, Lancaster. Camp fee includes partial lunch, a snack, a camp t-shirt, tie-dye item, camp photo, and supplemental health insurance.
  • Day Camp is held at Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd, Lancaster. Camp fee includes lunch, daily snacks, a camp t-shirt, camp photo, tie-dye item, and supplemental health insurance.
  • Junior and Senior Camps are held at Tar Hollow State Park, on Route 327, south of Laurelville. Camp fee includes meals, cabin lodging, camp programming, camp t-shirt, tie-dye item, camp photo, and supplemental health insurance. Permanent staff at Tar Hollow, under the direction of our county staff, includes a Camp Manager, Registered Nurses, Recreation Director, Naturalist, Canteen/Activity and Crafts Director, and three Lifeguards. Fun and fellowship are the words for camp. Programs include swimming and boating at Pine Lake, nature, crafts, recreation, campfires, inspiration, and many other activities.
    • A camp bank is available at registration to drop off money if your camper would like to participate in camp crafts or visit the canteen for an extra snack during camp.

CAMP COUNSELORS:  Fairfield County Camp Counselors are ages 14-18 and each has completed 24 hours of in-person training and attended a formal counselor training camp. Each counselor has completed and passed an Ohio BCI background check if they are age 18 at the time of camp. Some counselors have additional training like CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid.

FRIEND REQUESTS: To request the same cabin as a friend, the request form may be completed online, or submitted in writing to the Extension office by June 1st. This is the only opportunity to request a cabin assignment with your friend. Two or 3 campers can request to be together. Please note, if there is additional information that you feel Aubry Fowler, Camp Director, should know prior to cabin placement, please email her at fowler.443@osu.edu. It is helpful to us during placement to know of any concerns your 4-Her has, including but not limited to: preferred counselor, preferred school or club mates, peer conflicts, etc.


Who was Bertha Wilson?

Although very little is known about Bertha Wilson, she was a young lady, roughly the age of 15, during the Great Depression in 1929.  With hard times upon our country, jobs and money were difficult to find.  She knew the importance of school, did very well in high school, and was concerned with helping others. Her journey through life 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 yet was very generous in giving to her 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 was set up to assist 4-Hers with camp costs. The Trust believes that every child should experience camp and cost should never be a deterrent. The goal of this campership is for as many children to attend camp as possible.