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ST. LOUISVILLE — The return of summer brings back a time-honored tradition for many Knox and Holmes county residents: 4-H camp. Camp Ohio, located in St. Louisville, brings together 4-H dedicated young people for five days and four nights of summer fun.
Camp Ohio features all of the traditional camp fare, with some modern entertainment. Camp staples, like campfires, skits, songs, creeking and arts and crafts are prominently featured, with the addition of more thrilling entertainment, like high ropes and sharp shooting. The 2018 “Knolmes” camp has a Western theme this year, with fun activities like line-dancing available to campers.
4-H camp trains future leaders, explained the head of 4-H youth development through the Knox County OSU Extension office, Larry Hall.
“In regards to camp counselors, they are learning to be leaders, problem-solvers, being able to take initiative and do what needs to be done,” he said.
Janessa Hill, the head of 4-H youth development through the Holmes County Extension office, explained that the Knolmes camp has 43 camp counselors helping out.
“Camp Ohio is kind of unique because we have junior counselors with the campers, meaning that they are under the age of 18,” she said.