Fairfield 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 offers four camps each summer based on the grade youth have completed (or the grade you were in as of January 1st).

  • Cloverbud Day Camp: Youth completing Grades K-2
  • Day Camp: Youth completing Grades 3-9
  • Junior (Overnight Camp): Youth completing Grades 3-5
  • Intermediate (Overnight Camp): Youth completing Grades 6-9

Fairfield County Junior and Intermediate (Overnight) Camps are held 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! Junior and Intermediate camp fee includes meals, cabin lodging, camp programming fees, health insurance, tie dye shirt, camp t-shirt and picture.

Cloverbud and Day camps are held at Alley Park near Lancaster. Youth will be in groups with at least 3 counselors and up to 9 other youth. Activities at day camp include canoeing, hiking, fishing, line dancing, crafts, team building activities, games, and lots of fun! Cloverbud and Day camp fee includes snacks, lunch, camp programming fees, tie dye shirt, camp t-shirt, and health insurance.

Camp Dates (grades are as of 01/01/2023):

  • Day Camp (grades 3,4,5,6,7,8,9) - June 13-15, 2023, Alley Park
  • Cloverbud Day Camp (grades K,1,2-Cloverbud Members) – June 17, 2023, Alley Park
  • Junior Camp (grades 3,4,5) – June 20-23, 2023, Tar Hollow State Park
  • Intermediate Camp (grades 6,7,8,9) – June 30-July 3, 2023, Tar Hollow State Park
  • Camp letters/packets will be distributed after registration is complete and includes a checklist of what to expect, what to bring and directions.

Registration will be online and open May 1, 2023. Registration will close on May 15, 2023 or when camp is full.

    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 will be providing a 50% campership for every camper to attend camp if fees are paid by May 15th.
    • If additional 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 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 May 15th deadline receives it!

    Please send 'Thank You' notes to:  

    OSU Extension

    ATTN: Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship

    831 College Ave, Suite D

    Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1081