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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications Due

Apr 1, 2020, 12:00am - 11:45pm
4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St. Louisville, OH 43071
Hannah Epley

The Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp is the state’s premiere leadership development experience for teenage 4-H members. Leadership Camp has been delivered every summer at 4-H Camp Ohio since 1946, and the camp’s curriculum and activities have adapted with the times. The 2020 offering of Leadership Camp will host teens age 15 through 18 from counties across Ohio for five days of leadership skill development and team-based fun and outdoor adventure. Delivering the program will be a staff of dedicated and accomplished 4-H volunteers and professionals who aim to develop concrete and age-appropriate peer leadership skills in all of the participants. 

The Ideal Staff Candidate

The ideal Leadership Camp staff candidate satisfies two sets of criteria, one set being eligibility, and the other being accomplishment. Leadership Camp staff members are not those who are simply available to attend and support the camp, they must be role models of peer leadership respective to their age and station in their lives.

Eligibility Criteria

Accomplishment Criteria

  • Age 18+ as of May 31, 2020.
  • Available for ALL staff training and camp dates at 4-H Camp Ohio:

-May 8, 9, 10 training weekend

- May 31(overnight) staff training/set up

-June 1 through 5 leadership camp

  • Complete and submit all applications and background information forms, including references.
  • Pass all background checks and volunteer screenings.
  • Agree to abide by all camp policies and all leadership camp staff member expectations.


(Please note this is for ALL staff, instructors, and counselors! Many of these items correspond to OSU’s Policy 1.50.)

  • Significant experience with leading peers in 4-H settings or otherwise, that can be described to and discussed with teen leadership camp participants.
  • Interest, confidence, and ability in teaching/facilitating leadership skill development to teen leadership camp participants.
  • Exhibit in a daily (year-round) lifestyle the character traits of a leader of one’s peers.

Take the Challenge – Join the Team!

Joining the staff of the Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp is a perfect capstone to an active 4-H member’s career. Leadership Camp staff also attracts those with education, teaching, extension, and youth development career interests regardless of past 4-H experience, if any. Anyone interested in joining the Leadership Camp staff should complete the online application (found at: Also, you should be on the lookout to be contacted for a staff interview.

Questions are welcome and can be sent to or by telephoning 614-247-8144. Don’t delay—staff applications close April 1, 2020. Please forward this document to your friends who would share an interest in joining the Leadership Camp staff, and keep your eye on for ongoing updates.