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Youth leaders

Advisory Council Member 

Youth can serve a 1-year term, for up to two consecutive terms on the Medina County Advisory Member. Support and advise 4-H professionals about the current and future needs of county youth, volunteers, and families in order to promote and foster involvement in 4-H Youth Development Programs.

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Camp Counselor 

Camp Counselor applications are due December 1st of each year. When the application is live, it will be posted here!

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers aged 5-8 or 9-13 during our 4-H camps. When you become a counselor, you are enrolled in 4-H. Being a camp counselor is a fun and rewarding experience. As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for adult success. Volunteering as a camp counselor also allows us to strengthen and expand our program. Camp Counselors receive extensive training to make sure they are prepared for whatever camp they attend and to build confidence in their own skills. Camp Counselors also have the important role of providing input on camp themes, activities, and more! If you are interested in becoming a Medina County Camp Counselor, click the link above to apply! Applicants must at least 14 years old and in 9th grade. 

Junior Leaders 

Junior Leaders is an activity group for current Medina County 4-Hers ages 13-19. As a member of the Junior Leaders program, teens will collaborate on a variety of activities and projects--from running the milkshake booth at fair to having a yearly theme on a current issue facing Medina County--Junior Leaders learn a sense of responsibility and have fun completing volunteer work, donating money earned from working in the Milkshake Booth to local nonprofits, and bonding as a group through events like our yearly mystery dinner and biyearly trips around the Midwest. We meet on the fourth Monday of every month at various locations. Junior Leaders is a unique opportunity for 4-H members (including scholarships) and we would be excited for you to join us.

Contact us at if you have any questions or are interested in joining us.

Fashion and Nutrition Board 

The 4-H Fashion and Nutrition Board brings you the Style Revue. Members take responsibility for deciding the theme, decorating, background music, and narrations. Because of these efforts, the public is offered the opportunity to see a quality show and 4-H members gain modeling and stage experience.

In addition to conducting the Style Revue, they also present a nutrition and clothing clinic to help prepare 4-h members for nutrition and clothing project judging.

Become a member of our Fashion and Nutrition Board!

The 4-H member must be at least 13 or in 9th grade and have a special interest and enthusiasm for sharing nutrition and fashion information. If you would like to join, email Judy Siman at

Junior Fair Board 

Jr Fair Board is a board made up of 4H or FFA members who are between 13 and 18 years as of January 1 of the upcoming year. Applicants must have been a member of a Junior Fair Organization for at least one year prior to applying for membership.  Any youth 11-13 years of age may join as associate members of the Jr. Fair Board. Associate Members participate in all aspects of a regular member but may not hold an office or service as committee chairs.

As a member individuals will participate in Community Service projects, fundraising, and promotional opportunities. Members also help with judgings before and during the fair helping by announcing, passing out ribbons, and recording results. As well as helping with passing out fair passes and the livestock sale. During the meetings, members plan activities for youth to participate in during the fair from brainstorming ideas, to finding sponsors, to advertising and finalizing details.

Every year, members put on an event for individuals with developmental disabilities called Fair Friends, showing them what it is like to participate in the fair. Members find sponsors, and plan stations for individuals to go through.


Medina County Junior Fair Board Application ( 

Medina County Fair Royalty 

Open to county residents ages 16-19. Preliminary judging is before the contest.  Winners attend fairs, local parades and attend the Ohio Fair Managers Association convention for the Queen’s Contest. Click HERE for the application.


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CARTEENS is a traffic safety program designed for teens. Driving is an important part of growing up but, it's also a dangerous one. Driving is the #1 cause of death for teenagers. Those 16-19 are 3x as likely to die behind the wheel as someone over 20. By joining the Medina County CARTEENS program you can help keep you and your friends safer behind the wheel. In this program, you will help lead educational activities and talk about important traffic safety information with your peers. Who knows you may even help save someone’s life! If you are interested in joining our program as a Teen Volunteer, please contact Sierra Baca at




The Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp is the premier leadership development opportunity available to Ohio 4-H members. The focus of the five-day leadership experience in the development of concrete peer leadership skills that will enable participants to have an immediate impact in their home 4-H club, county, community, or school. The camp is active and engaged—there’s very little sitting and listening, and many opportunities for group interaction. Participants leave the camp ready to take on new challenges—after they take an afternoon nap. Please see for more information. 

MXC - Making eXtreme Counselors

Older youth age 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors are invited to Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)--an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county's camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers. Please see for more information.

Sea Camp

Through partnerships of Ohio State University Extension and organizations that offer aquatic education and water recreation, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp at Kelleys Island has offered hundreds of young people the opportunity to learn about aquatic science and experience a variety of recreational watersports on Lake Erie. Sea Camp is offered to youth ages 15-17 (age as of first day of camp). Please see for more information. 

Shooting Sports Camp 

The Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp is a weekend, fun-filled learning experience for boys and girls, ages 9 through 12. The activities planned are part of the camp program focusing on the safe, responsible, ethical use of firearms and archery equipment. Please see for more information. 

Space Adventure Camp 

4-H Space Adventure Camp is for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 and/or students who were 5th to 7th graders during this school year. You will have the opportunity to explore the world of flight and science as you build and test flying machines, conduct computer flight simulations, learn about the principles of aerodynamics and gain an overview of the development of the space flight program. Please see for more information.

Special Needs Camp 

“4-H is for everyone,” but sometimes accessibility issues deny youth with unique abilities the opportunity to attend camp. In Ohio, a statewide 4-H camp is held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio for young people who have needs that cannot be accommodated for in a traditional camp and their caregivers. Being a typical kid is what Camp is all about and it is no different for youth with special needs. Our goal is to give Campers a true experience of Camp while meeting their needs and letting them set their own pace for fun and success! Please see for more information. 


4-H Exchange Program 

HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021, 2022, and 2023

Open Your World! Ohio 4-H International Exchange Programs are among the largest and most successful in the country. Ohio families host visitors from around the world, and Ohio youth & adults travel abroad to live with families in a variety of countries. Host Families & Youth Travelers are not required to be current 4-H members ~ in fact, they automatically become members by participating!

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State 4-H Conference 

The Ohio 4-H Conference takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the second Saturday in March.

The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of 4-H volunteers in the United States! Nearly 1,200 teen and adult volunteers participate each year. The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to equip participants with resources, information, and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of youth. Attendees have the opportunity to receive training in more than 125 different topics such as career exploration, risk management, camping, leadership, cake decorating, dancing, animal sciences, and much more.

In addition to the educational sessions, the day features the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of volunteers. The teens (age 13 and older) have a luncheon where they recognize their peers and often features a keynote speaker.

Click here for additional Conference information and registration materials.

Come join the fun at the 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference!

For more information and how to register see

See some Tips For Teens Videos by clicking here and have fun!

Click here for State Level Teen Opportunities