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Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps

2024 Ohio 4-H shooting sports camps

Wanted: Shooting Sports Camp Counselors!

Come camp with us in 2024!

4-H Shooting Sports Jr. and Sr. Camp Counselor Application Click here to Apply

Applications are being accepted now

The the deadline has been extended to May 13, 2024 by midnight

We are seeking enthusiastic 4-H members age 14-18 and 4-H Alumi age 19-20 to serve as camp counselors for the 2024 Junior and Senior Shooting Sports Camps!

Date for 2024 Junior Camp: June 7-9 at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp. Counselors arrive the evening of June 6.  

  • Junior Camp counselors must be 14 -18 years old as of January 1, 2024 

Date for 2024 Senior Camp: July 14-19 at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp. Counselors arrive the evening of July 13. 

  •  Senior Camp counselors must be 15 -20 years old by January 1, 2024, but have not turned 21 by the date of the camp. 

Alumni (19-20 year olds) are encouraged to apply to be camp counselors for Senior Shooting Sports Camp. Alumni counselors must complete a counselor application, attend two online zoom trainings, and have a BCI background check conducted and on file with their local county Extension Office. Approved 4-H volunteers are preferred.   

Teen counselors (age 14-18) must complete a counselor training program consisting of 20-24 hours of training, through their home county 4-H program. Please contact your local 4-H professional to discuss training opportunities. Shooting Sports Junior Leaders are encouraged to apply, although no shooting experience is necessary.  

What will I do as a Shooting Sports Camp Counselor? 

Counselors serve in a leadership role, supervising campers, providing cabin management, planning and participating in all camp activities, leading songs, games, educational programs and more. At Shooting Sports Camp, campers participate in discipline-specific sessions with adult instructors. Counselors must select a shooting sports class assist with during the camp.

Please consider applying to be a camp counselor for the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps. These camps provide counselors with a great learning experience and we have tons of fun! Counselors also attend camp for FREE, thanks in part to a grant from the Division of Wildlife.  

Questions regarding Shooting Sports Camp Counselor applications, contact Tracy Winters, winters.5@osu.edu.


Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp 2024 (Closed)

  •     Open to any youth completing grades 3 - 6 in the current school year
  •     No previous shooting or archery experience needed
  •     Basic shooting & archery disciplines only which include: Archery, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Living History. New this year Hunting & Wildlife.
    • All Classes offered are based on a minimum and maximum class size.
    • Participants will be asked to select a second and third choice class, in the event their first choice is full or is not offered. Early paid registrations will assist in getting first choices.  
  •     Location: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc. 1362 Caves Rd. Jackson, Ohio 45640
  •     Camp dates: June 7-9, 2024
    • Registration is 9:30am - 10:30am June 7, 2024
    • Recognition Assembly and slideshow 2:45 with dismissal at 3:45 June 9, 2024
  •     Cost for Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Education Camp: $250.00
  •     Registration Deadline: May 6, 2024 by midnight

  •     Registion is closed for this camp
  •     Map Link to Canter's Cave 4-H Camp
  • Please complete the online registration.
  • Payment will be required upon registration.
  • Payment options include Credit or Debit payment and check.
  • CLASS SPACE IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
  • For further information about Shooting Sports, contact Tracy Winters, winters.5@osu.edu or Sara Smith, smith.17130@osu.edu

Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Sports Camp 2024 (Registration closed)

  • Open to any teen completing grades 7-12 in the current school year
  • Basic disciplines offered at this camp include: Archery, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Living History and Hunting & Wildlife.
  • Advance disciplines offered include: Action Archery, Advanced Pistol, Rifle Sports, Marksmanship, Shotgun Sports, Intro. to Steel, Steel & Pistol/Rifle.  
    • ​​​​Advance disciplines require previous shooting/archery experience. 
    • All Classes offered are based on a minimum and maximum class size.
    • Participants will be asked to select a second and third choice class, in the event their first choice is full or is not offered. Early paid registrations will assist in getting first choices. 
  •    Location -  Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc. 1362 Caves Rd. Jackson, Ohio 45640
  •    Camp dates: July 14-19, 2024 
    • Registration 9:30 am on July 14, 2024 
    • Closing Flags at 10:30 am and Dismissal is 10:45 am  on July 19, 2024
  •    Cost of Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Education Camp: $400
  • Registration Deadline: June 13, 2024

  •    To Register Closed
  •    Map Link to Canter's Cave 4-H Camp
  • Please complete the online registration.
  • Payment will be required upon registration.
  • Payment options include Credit or Debit payment and check.
  • CLASS SPACE IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

For further information about Shooting Sports, contact Tracy Winters, winters.5@osu.edu 

 


2024 Scholarships for Shooting Sports Camp

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Senior and Junior Camp Statewide Scholarship Application 

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Senior and Junior Camps

Senior camp is open to any youth who has completed grades 7-12 and Junior camp is open to any youth who has completed grades 3-6.

These camps focus on the safe, responsible, ethical use of firearms and archery equipment. Shooting instruction is led by trained, experienced 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors. Campers will select one shooting discipline to focus on while at camp. They will also have opportunities to sample other disciplines along with fun traditional camping activities such as crafts, boating, fishing, hiking and more. All activities are conducted under the direct supervision of our trained instructors and 4-H staff.

A limited number of Statewide Scholarships are available for these camps. These scholarships are need based. Youth who have received scholarships in previous years will not be eligible for a scholarship unless there are an insufficient number of applicants.

Senior Camp scholarships are valued at $350.00 with the total cost of camp $400.00.  Scholarship deadline for Senior Camp is June 1, 2024.

Junior Camp scholarships are valued at $200.00 with the total cost of camp $250.00. Scholarship deadline for Junior Camp is May 1, 2024.

The applicant is responsible for the remainder of the camp fee. Scholarships are funded through the Friends of Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports in honor of Ms. Anita Harris, a longtime supporter of the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Program and past Camp Manager of Canter's Cave 4-H Camp and Justin Marteney, shooting sports instructor and longtime supporter of Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports. 

*The Justin Marteney scholarship is open to residents of Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Franklin Counties only. The Anita Harris Scholarship is open to all counties.

In addition to these state scholarships, there may also be county 4-H sponsorships available. For those opportunities, please check with your local OSU Extension Office.  

Camp fees not covered by scholarships will need to be paid by check or with credit card at time of registration. Please follow the payment instructions on the online registration. Scholarships and camp spots are not confirmed until the remainder of the payment is received. Failure to pay the remainder of the fee by the due date will void the scholarship.
Please be sure to fill out the camp registration in addition to the scholarship application. At the time of registration, you will be given the options to select I have applied for a scholarship. You may then choose to pay the remainder of the fee at that time. If you are not selected for a scholarship the balance of your fee will be due by the camp deadline date.

Completing the scholarship application DOES NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS CAMP.

To apply for these scholarships please go to: Shooting Sports Camp Scholarship Application