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Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps

2024 Ohio 4-H shooting sports camps

Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Education Camp - Registration not yet open

  •     Open to any child completing grades 3 - 6 in the current school year
  •     No previous shooting or archery experience needed
  •     Basic shooting & archery disciplines only    
  •     Hosted by: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc.
  •     Camp dates: June 7-9, 2024
    • Check in for this camp will be from 9:30am- 10:30am on June 7, 2024
    • Check out for this camp is 4:00pm on June 9, 2024
  •     Cost for Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Education Camp: $250.00
  •     Registration Deadline: TBA
  •     Registration Here Registration (not open yet)
  •     Map Link to Canter's Cave 4-H Camp

Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Education Camp

  •    Open to any teens completing grades 7-12 in the current school year
  •    Basic and Advanced disciplines offered
  •    Previous shooting/archery experience is needed for Advance disciplines 
  •    Hosted by: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc.
  •    Camp dates: July 14-19, 2024
    • Check in for this camp will be 9:30am - 10:30am July 14 
    • Check out for this camp will be 11:00am July 19
  •    Cost of Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Education Camp: Approx. $375
  •    Registration Deadline: TBA
  •    Registration: Register Here Registration (not open yet)
  •    Map Link to Canter's Cave 4-H Camp

Please fill in the information requested in the online registration and send payment to the address listed on the REGISTRATION. SPACE IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE RECEIVED.

For further information about Shooting Sports, contact Tracy Winters, or Phone: 740-794-6004.


Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Camp Statewide Scholarship Application 

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Camp.  This camp is open to any youth who has completed grades 7-12. The camp focuses 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.

There are a limited number of Statewide Scholarships available for this camp. 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. Each scholarship is valued at $300.00 with the total cost of the camp approx. $375.00. 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 this state scholarship, 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. 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 this scholarship applications. 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 click here. (applications not open yet)






Counselor Applications and Camp Scholarships

Shooting Sports Camp Counselor Application  (not open yet)

Please click on the counselor application link above to apply online

The 2024 Junior Camp will be held June 7-9 at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp with counselors arriving at camp on the evening of June 6, 2024. 

The 2024 Senior Camp will be held July 14 -19 at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp with counselors arriving at camp on the evening of July 13, 2024.

Teen counselors must be between 14 -18 years old as of January 1, 2024 to counsel at Junior Shooting Sports Camp, and between 15 - 20 years old by January 1, 2024 with one year of experince counseling to counsel at Sr. Shooting Sports Camp. 4-H teens and young alumni wishing to be a camp counselors must completed the Shooting Sports Camp Counselor application. 4-H Teens ages 18 or younger must attend 24 hours of counselor training in their home county 4-H counselor program. Shooting Sports Junior Leaders are encouraged to apply, but teens do not have to be a Junior Leader to be a counselor at these camps. 

Teens who take part in their local county counselor trainings in their home county are preferred and need to complete this application in addition to any county counselor applications to be selected as a counselor for these camps. 

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

All teen counselors will be required to complete the counselor training requirements as outlined in the Ohio 4-H counselor position description. Training should be completed through your home county 4-H program. Please contact your local 4-H professional to discuss training requirements. County 4-H professionals will be asked to sign off on successful completion of counselor hours. 

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 will have the chance to select a shooting sports discipline and will work with the adult instructors in that discipline. Counselor selections will be finalized after all training requirements are completed and upon the recommendation of your local 4-H Educator.  

We hope you will consider applying to be a camp counselor for the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps. These camps provide counselors with a great learning experience plus they are lots of fun! 

Counselors attend camp for FREE thanks in part to a grant from the Division of Wildlife.  

If you are a current 4-H’er or Alumni interested in serving as a camp counselor at an Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camp, please fill out the online application linked above. 

Application Registration will open after January 1, 2024.

Questions regarding Shooting Sports Camp Counselor applications, contact Tracy Winters,