2023 Residential and Non-Residential Trainings

All counselors must complete at least 12 hours of counselor preparation training as required by the Ohio 4-H Program. Any counselor not having at least 12 hours of documented training prior to leaving for camp will not be permitted to serve as a counselor.

All first-year counselors are required to attend - and returning counselors are highly encouraged to attend - a residential training at Camp Piedmont scheduled for May 26-27, 2023. Individuals with a valid conflict made known during the time of application may attend an alternate training pending pre-approval.

2023 Counselor Meetings

If you are unable to attend a meeting for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact Kiersten or Michelle to find out what was missed, what needs to be made up, and if additional meetings were scheduled.

Intro Meeting
  • Monday, February 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Broadway Global Methodist Church, 120 Church Avenue SW, New Philadelphia
Camp Program Planning Meetings

All meetings will be held at the Extension Office Meeting Room.

  • Monday, March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

2023 Camping opportunities

Teen Leadership Retreat at Camp Zimmerman

Retreat: Friday, January 6, 2023, 5:00 PM - Saturday, January 7, 11:30 AM
Junior Leaders Club Organizational Meeting: Saturday, January 7, 12:00-2:00 PM

Camp Counselors, Junior Fair Board, and Food and Fashion Board members are highly encouraged to attend!

Join us for a weekend of fun and learning at the 2023 4-H Teen Leadership Retreat! If you want to develop leadership skills, have fun with friends (old and new), and learn more about yourself - make plans to attend. This retreat is for ALL youth in 9th grade and above. The organizational meeting of the Tuscarawas County Junior Leaders Club will be held at the end of the retreat (Saturday noon - 2:00 p.m. - lunch included for the meeting). If you are unable to stay the night but would like to attend the meeting, you are welcome to join us!

Register for the retreat by 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2022. Click here to register. Forms will be available to print during online registration or can be picked up at the office. Payment, health, behavior policy, and permission forms will be accepted at the door. NOTE: You will not be permitted to stay if your forms are incomplete!

Contact Kiersten with any questions. Click here for the flyer with more information.

Directions for Camp Zimmerman, Gnadenhutten.

Making Extreme Counselors (MXC)

This is an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors (preference to first-time attendees). MXC will be held in person February 25-26, 2023, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Specific program information is available on their web site go.osu.edu/mxc. If interested in attending, contact Kiersten for registration information. Registration of $65 (includes t-shirt and swag) is due January 31 by noon.

Piedmont U

This is required for first-year counselors. It will be held Friday, May 26 - Saturday, May 27. Kiersten will distribute more information directly to counselors.

4-H Camp at Camp Piedmont

This year's camp will be held Sunday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 28.

A Counselor Fun Day at Camp Piedmont is planned for Wednesday, June 28 - Thursday, June 29.

Other Opportunities

4-H Day Camp, Cloverbud Day Camp, and Multi-County STEM Adventure Days to be determined.