Learn more about costs, lodging, camper supplies and supervision, plus how to apply.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about ExploreAg camp.
How much does camp cost?
FREE! ExploreAg camp sessions, whether a full week camp, or a one-day experience, are fully funded through the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
Where do campers stay?
ExploreAg weeklong camp sessions are held on university campuses, and campers will stay either in hotels or in dorms.
What do campers need to bring?
Campers need to bring enough clothes, bedding, towels and toiletries, along with any other personal items, they would need for the week. Campers will have free WiFi and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to use to complete evening assignments. Group computers will be available for those who do not bring one.
Will my child be supervised? Who will be working with them and teaching them?
To lead students in their camp experience, ExploreAg selects awesome counselors who are fully trained, current college students in the fields of agriculture sciences. Counselors are with the campers at all times during the day and in the evenings in the dorms for support. The camp director also accompanies students on all field trips, lab activities, and is available in the evenings for support. All counselors and staff are required to pass full background checks in accordance with university policies.
What is the current camp schedule?
Planning is taking place now for 2024!
How do I apply for ExploreAg?
For week and multi-day camps, scholars are selected through a competitive application process requiring a completed application and one reference contact that is not a friend or family member. One-day experiences are offered on a first come, first basis until spots are filled. Apply or Sign up