Camp Counselors:
Who? What? When? Where? Why?

How to Apply?

Other Counselor Opportunities

4-H Camp Counselors meet at the Ross County Service Center on the following dates throughout the year:


February 20, 2023 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
March 8, 2023 5:00 - 8:00 pm
April 2, 2023 1:00 - 6:00 pm
April 13, 2023 5:00 - 8:00 pm
April 22, 2023

Tar Hollow Clean Up 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 15, 2023 5:00 - 8:00 pm
May 30, 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
June 6, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


**Counselors are expected to notify Sally/Katie if an absence is unavoidable.
**4-H Camp Counselors will be trained on topics such as the camp competencies; risk management, including active shooter guidelines, emergency protocols, and child abuse recognition.

Who? What? When? Where? Why?

2023 Camp Counselor Checklist

WHO CAN BE A COUNSELOR?  Applicants must be at least 14 years AND at least a high school freshman as of 01/01/2023 to apply.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES?  Counselors plan & implement portions of the camp program; provide round-the-clock care for campers; and serve as role models for the campers and each other. Ross County 4-H Camp Counselors work hard & play hard!

WHERE & WHEN?  All Ross County 4-H Camps are held at Tar Hollow State Park. The dates are listed HERE or below.

WHAT IS REQUIRED?  Candidates must attend and participate in all training meetings and Counselor Camp. Failure to attend may prohibit your from counseling; all exceptions must be pre-approved.

HOW ARE COUNSELORS SELECTED? Counselors are selected upon - previous camp experience & behavior; leadership; participation; ability to cooperate & work as a team member;  completion of all training hours.  Successful applicants will be notified the week following.
     The training process is never "over". Applicants are continually evaluated for behavior consistent with being positive role models - up to and including the time spent at camp!  Counseling is a privilege and you can be dismissed at any time for inappropriate behaviors or actions.

WHY BE A 4-H CAMP COUNSELOR? Camp counselors develop leadership skills, gain self-confidence; assist in personal development of younger 4-H members, and meet new friends. Plus, you may develop work-force skills!


Other Counselor Opportunities

Here are additional opportunities to improve your counseling skills and meet other counselors from around the state. For registrations & details, contact the office.

Canter's Cave Counselor Camp: March 19-22, 2022 / Application due:  March 1, 2022
at Canter's Cave in Jackson.

MXC Counselor WorkshopFebruary 19-20, 2022 / Application due:  January 30, 2022
Can count towards counselor training hours.

Ohio 4-H Conference: March 12, 2022 / Application due:  February 1, 2022
Registrations due February 1
For counselor credit, you must attend sessions geared toward camp

Buckeye Leadership Workshop:  March 23-27, 2022 / Application due:  February 1, 2022
at Camp Ohio in Utica.  

Tar Hollow Counselor Camp:  June 7, 2022 / Application due:  May 1, 2022
(Required for 1st year counselors, returning counselors can earn training hours)