2022 Pickaway County 4-H Camp:

Come out and join us for a safari and "Take a Walk on the Wild Side". Camp activities we are planning include safari games, beach fun, crafts, canoeing, games, volleyball, swimming, line-dancing, and campfire!

Full time participation and correct grade level is required.

Pickaway County 4-H Junior Camp - Jr camp is for members who have just completed 3rd or 4th grade. Participants will arrive on Wednesday July 6 at 8:30 am and dismiss on Thursday July 7 at 6:00 pm.

Pickaway County 4-H Senior Camp - Sr camp is for members who have just completed 5th through 8th grade. Participants will arrive on Friday July 8 at 1:00 pm and dismiss on Sunday July 10 at 10:30 am.

The camp is located at Tar Hollow Group Camp in Tar Hollow State Park.

To register: Complete the registration form & health statement and return it with your payment to the Extension Office by May 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Thanks to the Pickaway County Foundation & the Gary Family, Pickaway County offers 4-H camp scholarships for up to fifteen 4-H members.  Any 4-H family that qualifies for or receives public assistance is eligible to apply.

 Directions:

The road into camp past the General Store is partially closed. Please come the back way into camp. It will not increase your drive time:

  • From Adelphi take St Rt 327 for 3.9 miles then turn RIGHT onto Bull Creek Rd (no road sign but it’s at the top of the big hill where the road Y’s.
  • Go just 0.2 miles and turn LEFT into Tar Hollow State Park (there is a 4-H camp sign at this turn)
  • Follow 1.9 miles and turn LEFT when the road Y’s (there is a 4-H camp sign at this turn)
  • Go 1.8 miles and turn RIGHT onto the drive into 4-H camp

 

Drop Off and Pick Up:  Junior Camp is July 6-7.  Senior Camp is July 8-10.

  • Drop off – Junior Camp - 8:30am. Do not arrive before 8:15am!  
    • Please remember we will not be serving breakfast on drop off day. Campers need to eat breakfast before they arrive at camp.
    • If you have girls, park in front of the lodge and have parents accompany camper to the tent for the health check and check-in.  Bring any meds.  Do not unload anything else until you are checked in.
    • If you have boys, park behind the lodge and have parents accompany camper through the back Nature Porch doors into the lodge for the health check and check-in.  Bring any meds.  Do not unload anything else until you are checked in.
    • Return to your vehicle, get your stuff and have parents assist camper taking items to the cabin.
    • Arrive at cabin and meet your counselor.  Say your farewells and parents head back down the hill.  Only the camper and counselor may enter the cabin. 
    • Parents are asked to immediately leave or remain in their car until the road is clear.
  • Pick up – Junior Camp - 6:00pm.  Do not arrive before 5:45pm!
    • If you have boys, park behind the lodge and have parents go through the back Nature Porch doors into the lodge for meds and check-out.  Get your child and their luggage from their counselor. Return to your car and depart.
    •  If you have girls, park in front of the lodge and have a parent go to the tent for meds and check-out.  Go to the bridge for your child and their luggage. Return to your car and depart.
    • We will not be serving dinner on pick up day. Campers will have had an afternoon snack, so we are sure they will be ready for dinner (and rest) when they leave camp.
  • Drop off – Senior Camp - 1:00pm. Do not arrive before 12:45pm!  
    • Please remember we will not be serving lunch on drop off day. Campers need to eat lunch before they arrive at camp.
    • If you have girls, park in front of the lodge and have parents accompany camper to the tent for the health check and check-in.  Bring any meds.  Do not unload anything else until you are checked in.
    • If you have boys, park behind the lodge and have parents accompany camper through the back Nature Porch doors into the lodge for the health check and check-in.  Bring any meds.  Do not unload anything else until you are checked in.
    • Return to your vehicle, get your stuff and have parents assist camper taking items to the cabin.
    • Arrive at cabin and meet your counselor.  Say your farewells and parents head back down the hill.  Only the camper and counselor may enter the cabin. 
    • Parents are asked to immediately leave or remain in their car until the road is clear.
  • Pick up – Senior Camp - 10:30am.  Do not arrive before 10:15am!
    • If you have boys, park behind the lodge and have parents go through the back Nature Porch doors into the lodge for meds and check-out.  Get your child and their luggage from their counselor. Return to your car and depart.
    •  If you have girls, park in front of the lodge and have parents go to the tent for meds and check-out.  Go to the bridge for your child and their luggage. Return to your car and depart.
    • We will not be serving lunch on pick up day. Campers will have had breakfast, so we are sure they will be ready for lunch (and rest) when they leave camp.

What to Pack:

Camp is fun and may include getting wet or dirty.  Please pack the following:

  • Clothes for 2 days. Long pants recommended for campfire. Two pair of Tennis shoes.  (No sandals allowed except in showerhouse! No ripped out shirts or clothes that show underclothes.)
  • Lightweight jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Swimsuit (Should be one-piece or appropriately fitted/coverage!) and swim towel
  • Bedding – sheet, sleeping bag/blanket, pillow
  • Toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, contact solution, washcloth and towel
  • Optional:
    • Cinch bag for sunblock and water bottle
    • Cabin snack – All snacks should be in a container or baggie that can be closed tightly.

Medication and Illness:

  • ALL medication must be turned in to the nurse. Medication must be in original container with label.  Put the container in a ziplock bag.  Write the child’s name on the bag.
  • If a camper will be bringing an EPI-PEN, they should alert the nurse at check-in.  Camper should bring a cinch bag or pack to carry the EPI-PEN with them at all times.  The camp will not have any EPI-PENS on hand this year.
  • Staff, campers, counselors with a fever or any other COVID symptoms may not attend camp.
  • During camp regular illnesses will be handled like normal.
  • If someone at camp is suspected of having COVID, they will be isolated and a parent/guardian will be contacted to pick them up immediately. ☹

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Masks are not required at camp. 
  • No Large Group Photo will be taken this year; however, we will take cabin group photos and will post them following camp.
  • NO ELECTRONICS may be brought to camp.  Campers found with cell phones, iPods or similar items will be sent home.
  • Please bring approximately $20 for crafts and canteen - bring money in $1 and $5 denominations.