Open house planned at Canter’s Cave

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JACKSON — Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp will hold its annual open house for youth and their parents on Sunday, May 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

According to a press release from OSU Extension, “This event will give you the opportunity to explore the camp and learn about the many summer camping opportunities there. Many extension professionals, camp staff, volunteers and teen counselors will be on hand that afternoon to give you a taste of what summer camp has to offer. Or, you might be interested in checking out the camp facilities as a potential venue for your wedding or other special event.

Information will be available regarding this summer’s 4-H camps and camp facility rentals. Several traditional camp activities will be scheduled throughout the day, including fishing, archery, hiking, crafts, and more. Hikes will leave for Boone or Canter Caves at the half hour mark, and the pond will be open for fishing from noon to 1 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m., pedal boats will be honored on the pond. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their archery skills; take a walking tour of the camp facilities; or play basketball or miniature golf. A light meal will be provided free of charge from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. and the camp canteen will be open for the purchase of camp items.

Upon arrival at camp, all guests must check in at the main lodge before heading out on their adventure. Hikers should wear closed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The hikes will be somewhat strenuous. The open house will include a live auction at 3:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the camp.

In addition to the live auction, there will also be a silent auction, which ends at 3:45 p.m., and a children’s auction. Youngsters will be able to purchase a strip of tickets to deposit in cups for the items they want to have a chance to win. Winners will be drawn at 4 p.m. Auction items are donated by Canter’s Cave 4-H camp friends and alumni, camp board members, and 4-H members and advisors from the county’s 10 4-H programs that own and operate the camp, including Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Scioto and Vinton. The camp is also home to the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports program and the State 4-H Special Needs Camp.

4-H membership is not required for youth to attend 4-H summer camps. For more information on the next open house or summer camping opportunities, contact the OSU Meigs County Extension Office at 740-992-6696 or [email protected]

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp is located just north of Jackson, Ohio at 1362 Caves Rd.

Information provided by OSU Extension.

Pictured is the main lodge at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp.


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