MXC - Making eXtreme Counselors

MXC

Older youth age 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors are invited to Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)--an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county's camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers.

MXC is a national award-winning workshop that will be useful for all potential camp counselors. Don't miss your chance to participate—the event will be offered once in 2019, during the weekend of February 23-24. MXC will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county).  All participants will receive a take-home kit of supplies. They also will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state.  County Extension Professionals and Camp Directors are NOT required to attend with their counselors.  Agenda and registration materials will be posted on this page as they become available.

2019 MXC Registration Paperwork is available now! Contact your county 4-H professional to register. 

Registration is due to the State 4-H Office by January 31st, 2019!

2019 Participant Forms will be posted here when available (including a valid Ohio 4-H Health Statement form along with Emergency Medical and Informed Consent/Camp Program Release and Photo/Video Release sections).

In 2019, MXC participants can attend sessions on competencies about the following topics:

  • Professional Development
  • Understands Organizational and Camp Environment
  • Program Planning
  • Teaching and Facilitating
  • Communication

2019 Keynote Presenter - Dr. Jim Cain

To learn more about MXC check out the 2019 event Flyer and Fact Sheet!  2019 Draft Schedule can be found here

Photos from MXC 2018!

We welcome you to view the MXC 2018 photo album. While you're viewing the photos, be sure to like the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Facebook page.