Clermont County delegate visits 4-H leadership camp

Bailey Schultz, at left in white shirt, a Clermont County 4-H member and Batavia High School senior, participates in a team activity during a session at the Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp held June 29-July 3 in central Ohio. The five-day camp is a leadership development opportunity for Ohio 4-H members ages 15-18.
Clermont County 4-H participant Bailey Schultz attended the Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp in St. Louisville, Ohio from June 29-July 3.

Schultz, a Batavia High School senior, was nominated by Clermont County’s 4-H educator, Kelly Royalty, to attend the camp. The five-day camp is a leadership development opportunity available to Ohio 4-H members ages 15-18. The focus is to teach peer leadership skills that enable participants to have an immediate impact in their 4-H club, county, school and community.

“Bailey was nominated because of her active role in 4-H in the county. She is a member of Country Hunters 4-H Club and also represents her high school in the LOOK to Clermont youth leadership program,” Royalty said. “After camp, she went on to be crowned as the Equine Representative for the 2013 Clermont County Fair.”

Located at Camp Ohio, a state 4-H camp in Licking County, the participants were divided into teams that managed group events during the week. Throughout the week, Schultz’s team visited hands-on leadership sessions, while also planning arrangements for their team’s group events, the camp dance and a water sports activity.

“One of my two favorite sessions was Discovering Yourself & Others. I found out about my personality. The goal was to discover what type of leader and what kind of person you are before you can figure out what others are like,” Schultz said.

Schultz’s other favorite session was Discipline. In this session, the hands-on nature of the camp was showcased. Participants learned how to shoot bows and rifles, while ultimately learning lessons about self-control.

Schultz plans to use her camp lessons throughout the rest of her 4-H years and in her senior year at Batavia. “This was an incredible camp. I met some amazing 4-Hers from across Ohio, and I am very proud to have represented Clermont County,” she said.

OSUE Clermont is a non-formal education branch of OSU. The office merges needs of local citizens with OSU’s research through four focus areas: Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Community Development.

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