BANBURY'S BUILDING THE BEST LAMB CAMP

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Our next camp will be March 14-16, 2014 in Danville, Ohio at Camp Mohaven. Already trained and shown lambs are provided for the camp, as well as lodging, meals and a t-shirt. Camp cost is $200 per camper prior to December 25th. After this date, the rate is $250. If you would like a registration form for camp, please e-mail jamiebanbury@live.com.

Adults are welcomed and encouraged to attend with their kids. Fees for adults are:
$100 - Sessions, lodging and meals
$75 - Sessions and meals
$50 - Sessions only

Each year our campers continue to exceed our expectations and obtain success on the local, state and national levels. We are even more excited to hear back on how our camp positively influenced their success. If you have a dedicated showman striving to reach the top in the showring, this is your chance to learn how consistency counts and what's worked for our family to accomplish our goals and reach the backdrop year after year.

 


About our Camp
In 2009, we re-established a lamb camp to provide an opportunity for showmen across the country to learn techniques from some of the best in the business. Banbury’s Building the Best Lamb Camp is designed to develop the all-around showman, encompassing not only extensive showmanship lessons, but sessions on feed and nutrition, veterinary care and animal health, skillathon practice, tour of our farm, fitting, exercise programs, meat evaluation and more!

In the first four years of camp, we’ve welcomed attendees from Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

With each group of kids we work with, we continue to be amazed by their vast improvement from start to finish at the camp. This advancement continues throughout the show season as campers follow-up with their success.

 


Some of the feedback we’ve received:

  • I just wanted to thank you for all the information I learned at your camp! I attended your camp in 2010 and since then my showmanship skills have improved extremely. This year I won my showmanship class at the Michigan Livestock Expo and have won or been in the top at all the jackpots and at my county fair. I have also had breeders approach me about showing their lambs, which is becoming an awesome experience for me. I am hopefully sending a few kids down to your camp this spring from my county. Thanks again! –Liz, Michigan

  • Thank you for providing such a GREAT lamb camp! I learned LOTS of information about lambs and showmanship! Everybody was so nice and friendly! I made so many great friends! Please forward this to Barb,Liz, and all the other helpers! –Alli, Ohio

  • Thank you for all the preparation and work you all put into this weekend. It was one of the most organized, most thorough show camp that I have seen. My boys came away with more knowledge and excitement about this years show season. They are already talking about next year and my youngest son is asking to go next year as well. I especially appreciated the farm visit to see your training exercise and feeding program. –Cary, Ohio

  • Barb, just wanted to update you on Lindsey. She had Champion Market Lamb, first and second in class and second in Skillathon. She did so good! Thanks again for your camp. See you in the spring! –Wendy, Ohio

  • Nick practiced what he learned at camp and it paid off at our fair this year. It was his first time in "the drive." Judge commented that he was bracing his sheep better than others and I know that's because of how much you guys drilled showmanship and bracing in March, so we were tickled with 200+ lambs in the show that he did that well in the fitting/showmanship and market class. Thanks again, I know Nick wants to come again next year to lamb camp. –Michelle, Maryland

  • Jamie, I just wanted to let you know how I did at the fair. Thanks for all of the help! Camp helped me accomplish these goals and I’m looking forward to 2011 lamb camp! –Ben, Ohio

  • I wanted to thank your family for having camp this year. Johnny showed with a confidence that I have never seen him have before and I know that it was from the instruction that he got from you guys at camp! [Winning the fair] was a pretty cool way to finish out his 4-H career!! –Tami, Ohio

  • Thanks for all of your help at the camp with the boys, it’s been great to see them improve and reach their goals they set. See you in Louisville! –Brenda, Ohio

  • I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful weekend. I thought there was a wonderful blend of information shared. Thanks again for everything! We had a wonderful time and learned so much. We will see you at the OCLA jackpot shows. –Gail, Ohio


**E-mail Jamie to update your camp success listing or get yours added!**

Check out our 2013 Winners on our Facebook page!

Mallory & Morgan Minnick, Indiana
Supreme Champion Ewe (Champion Hampshire) :: 2011 Cass Co. 4H Fair
Reserve Champion Junior Southdown Showman :: 2011 Indiana State Fair Breeding Ewe Show
Champion Southdown Ewe :: 2011 Cass Co. 4H Fair

Sidney McAllister, Ohio
8/9-year-old Showmanship Champion :: 2011 Ohio State Fair
8/9-year-old Showmanship Champion :: 2011 OCLA Show Circuit

Schelkopf Family, Nebraska
Reserve Champion :: 2012 Arizona Nationals
Reserve Champion :: 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Reserve Division 2 :: 2011 AKSARBEN

Noah Cox, Ohio
12-year-old Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor :: 2011 Ohio State Fair
Top 5 in 12-year-old Showmanship :: 2011 Ohio State Fair
Top 3 finish in class :: 2011 Ohio State Fair
1st Place Intermediate Jr. Showman :: 2011 Athens Co. Fair
2nd Place Pro-Showmanship :: 2011 Athens Co. Fair
Champion Market Steer :: 2011 Athens Co. Fair
1st Place Intermediate Jr. Steer Showman :: Athens Co. Fair
3rd Place 12-year-old Showman :: OCLA Show Circuit

Kasey Craig, Kentucky
Grand Champion Overall (Champion Hampshire) :: 2011 Jessamine Co. Show
Champion WFX :: 2011 Jessamine Co. Show
Champion Junior Lamb Showman :: 2011 Jessamine Co. Show
Reserve Champion Overall (Champion Hampshire) :: 2011 Bluegrass Lamb Show
Champion WFX :: 2011 Bluegrass Lamb Show
Reserve Champion Hampshire :: 2011 Morehead Jr. Livestock Expo
Reserve Grand KY Proud :: 2011 Morehead Jr. Livestock Expo
Reserve Champion Suffolk :: 2011 Morehead Jr. Livestock Expo
Champion Showmanship Age Division Winner :: 2011 KY State Fair
Reserve Champion WFX :: 2011 KY State Fair
Top 10 Overall :: 2011 KCLA
Top 10 Overall :: 2011 KY Proud

Camden Craner, Ohio
Reserve Champion Lamb :: 2011 Richland Co. Fair
Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor :: 2011 Richland Co. Fair

Sarah Young, Ohio
Champion Jr. Showman :: 2011 Shennandoah Lamb & Goat Show
Champion 10-year-old Showman :: 2011 Highland Co. Fair
Champion Jr. Showman :: 2011 Preble Co. Jackpot
Outstanding 10-Year-old Exhibitor :: 2011 Ohio State Fair
Champion 10-year-old Showman :: 2011 Ohio State Fair
2nd place Showmanship :: 2010 NAILE
Outstanding 9-Year-old Exhibitor :: 2010 Ohio State Fair
Champion Brockle :: 2010 Ohio State Fair Open Show
Champion Jr. Showman :: 2010 Highland Co. Fair
Reserve Overall :: 2010 Highland Co. Fair Open Show
Reserve Overall :: 2010 Shenandoah Classic
Champion Jr. Showman :: 2010 Shenandoah Classic
Champion 8-9 Year Old Showman :: 2010 Eastern National Livestock Show
8/9-year-old Showmanship Division Winner: 2009 Ohio State Fair
Champion Jr. Showman: 2009 Highland Co. Fair
Runner-up Outstanding Exhibitor: 2009 Highland Co. Fair
Runner-up 9-year-old showmanship division: 2009 OCLA Points Circuit

Sydney Tomlin, Missouri
Champion Junior Showman :: 2010 Missouri State Fair

Kevin Hoppes, Ohio
Grand Champion Market Lamb :: 2010 Sandusky Co. Jr. Fair
Grand Champion Market Lamb :: 2010 Sandusky Co. Open Show
Supreme Champion Ewe (Dorset) :: 2010 Sandusky Co.
Champion Jr. Showman :: 2010 Sandusky Co. Jr. Fair
5th Place Showmanship 10 yrs old :: 2010 Ohio State Fair
Reserve Shropshire :: 2010 Tuscarawas, Clark County Jackpots

Kline Family, Ohio
Arielle

Champion Natural and 4th overall :: 2010 Fayette Lamb Slam 1
Champion Natural :: 2010 Donna Bailey Memorial
Junior Showmanship winner :: 2010 Ross County Fair
Outstanding Exhibitor :: 2010 Ross County Fair

Jeff
2nd in Junior Showmanship :: 2010 Ross County Fair
Fourth Overall Market lamb :: 2010 Ross County Fair

Brooke
3rd in 10 year old showmanship :: 2010 Ohio State Fair
Third Overall :: 2010 OCLA 10-year-old Division

Joel Flanders, Indiana
Reserve Natural :: 2010 All American Jr. Show
Reserve Hamp ::2010 All American Jr. Show
Champion Lightweight Brockle :: 2010Indiana State Fair

Cameron Shellhouse, Ohio
Champion Southdown Ewe :: 2010 Ohio State Fair
Reserve Supreme Ram :: 2010 Ohio State Fair
Showmanship Class Winner :: 2010 Ohio State Fair

Rachel Flanders, Indiana
Champion Dorset :: 2010 All American Jr. Show
Champion Dorset :: 2010 Indiana State Fair

Emilie Webb, Virginia
Champion Female :: 2010 Old Dominion Show

Nick Parrish, Maryland
Champion Commercial Ram and Supreme Ram :: 2010 Carroll Co. Fair
Lightweight Division Champion :: 2010 Carroll Co. Fair
First place Fitting and Showmanship :: 2010 Carroll Co. Fair

Madison Banbury, Ohio
Reserve Champion Overall (Champion Hampshire): 2010 Ohio State Fair Jr. Show
Fifth Overall (Reserve Cross): 2010 Ohio State Fair Jr. Show
Reserve Cross: 2010 Ohio State Fair Open Show
Third Overall (Champion Hampshire): 2009 Ohio State Fair Jr. Show
Champion Overall: 2009 Scarlet and Gray Day 2
Champion Overall: 2009 Lamboree in the Hills

Taylor Banbury, Ohio
Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor Overall: 2010 Ohio State Fair
First place Skillathon: 2010 Ohio State Fair
Third Overall (Champion Natural): 2010 Ohio State Fair Jr. Show
Reserve Overall (Champion Hampshire): 2010 Ohio State Fair Open Show
Champion Natural: 2010 Ohio State Fair Open Show
Champion Overall (Champion Cross): 2009 Ohio State Fair Jr. Show
12-year-old Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor: 2009 Ohio State Fair

Kelsey Zircher, Ohio
Champion Market Lamb: 2010 Shelby County Fair
Champion Rate of Gain and Ultrasound Champion: 2010 Shelby County Fair
Fifth Overall (Champion Berkshire): 2010 Ohio State Fair Jr. Show

Lindsey Carpenter, Ohio
Champion Market Lamb: 2010 Hartford Independent Fair
Champion Market Barrow: 2010 Hartford Independent Fair

Ben Campbell, Ohio
Champion Intermediate Showman: 2010 Franklin County Fair
Open Showmanship winner: 2010 Franklin County Fair
Reserve Overall: 2010 Franklin County Fair Open Show
Reserve Pen of 2: 2010 Franklin County Fair Open Show

Lindsey Pfeiffer, Ohio
Champion Overall :: 2010 Richwood Independent Fair

Donnie Drewry, Minnesota
FFA Supreme Champion Market Lamb, Champion BF, Champion Heavy Weight Market Lamb :: 2011 Minnesota State Fair
FFA 2nd place class 5, Black Face Market Lamb :: 2011 Minnesota State Fair
4-H Reserve Champion Market Lamb :: 2011 Dakota Co. Fair
2011 - Dakota County Fair 4-H Reserve Champion Ewe :: 2011 Dakota Co. Fair
Dakota County Fair Champion 4-H Sheep Showmanship :: 2011 Dakota Co. Fair
Dakota County Fair Champion 4-H Swine Showmanship :: 2011 Dakota Co. Fair
4-H Purple Ribbon Market Lamb :: 2010 Minnesota State Fair
1st Place Class 1 Market Lamb :: 2010 Minnesota State Fair FFA Show
Lamb Lead Medalion Winner :: 2010 Minnesota State Fair 4-H
Champion Market Lamb :: 2010 Minnesota State Fair Open Class
Reserve Champion Market Lamb :: 2010 Dakota Co. Fair
Champion Ewe :: 2010 Dakota Co. Fair
Reserve Champion 4-H Sheep Showmanship :: 2010 Dakota Co. Fair
Champion Dairy Steer 4-H Showmanship :: 2010 Dakota Co. Fair
Purple Ribbon Lamb :: 2010 AKSARBEN
Premier Exhibitor :: 2009 AKSARBEN Expo
Champion 4H Lamb :: 2009 Cannon Valley Fair
Champion FFA Lamb :: 2009 Cannon Valley Fair
Champion Sr. Showman :: 2009 Cannon Valley Fair
Champion Open Lamb :: 2009 Dakota Co. Fair
Reserve Champion Lamb :: 2009 Dakota Co. Fair
Third Senior Showman :: 2009 Dakota Co. Fair
Champion Sr. Sheep Individual :: 2009 Minnesota State Fair
Reserve Overall Individual :: 2009 Minnesota State Fair

Troy King, Ohio
Outstanding Exhibitor Age Division Winner: 2009 Ohio State Fair
Champion Shropshire :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Open Show

Stacey King, Ohio
16-year-old Skillathon Winner and Top Score Overall :: 2009 Ohio State Fair
Reserve Champion Suffolk :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Open Show
Reserve Champion Crossbred :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Open Show

Linsey Howell, Ohio
Reserve Champion Overall :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Open Show
Champion Natural Color :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Open and Junior Shows
2009 Ralph Grimshaw Scholarship Winner
Third Overall (Reserve Champion Cross) :: 2009 Scarlet and Gray Day 2
Reserve Overall :: 2009 Outlaw Classic
Champion Shropshire :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Junior Show

Lindsey Pfeiffer, Ohio
Outstanding Exhibitor Age Division Winner: 2009 Ohio State Fair
Reserve Champion :: 2009 Richwood Independent Fair

Katie Eriksen, Ohio

Champion Heavyweight :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Open Show
Champion AOB (Champion Dorset) :: 2009 Scarlet and Gray Day 1
Champion Overall Market Lamb :: 2009 Clark Co. Fair
Champion Beginner Division :: 2009 Clark Co. Fair

Meghann Winters, Ohio

Champion Showman :: 2011 American Royal
Reserve Southdown :: 2009 Lamboree in the Hills
Champion Market Lamb :: 2009 Guernsey Co. Fair

Wyatt Uresti, Ohio
Reserve Overall :: 2009 Marion Co. Fair
Reserve Heavyweight Brockle :: 2009 Ohio State Fair Junior Show

Elysha Thoms, Ohio
Champion 14-year-old showman :: OCLA Circuit
Champion Jr. Southdown, Crossbred :: OCLA Circuit
Reserve Champion Southdown :: Ohio State Fair Jr. Show
Multiple OCLA breed champions throughout jackpot season

Beverly Hampton, North Carolina
Champion Overall :: 2009 Mountain State Fair
Champion Overall :: 2009 Aleghany Co. Fair

Rachel Sivertson, Indiana

Champion Market Lamb :: 2009 Vigo Co. Fair
Champion Showman :: 2009 Vigo Co. Fair
Class winner :: 2009 Indiana State Fair

Matthew Smith, Ohio
Champion Senior Showman :: Hancock Co. Fair
Champion Market Ewe :: Hancock Co. Fair

Andrew Smith, Ohio
Third Overall Market Ewe :: Hancock Co. Fair

John Ruckman, Ohio

Champion Market Lamb :: Knox Co. Fair

Shelby Ruckman, Ohio
Reserve Champion Born, Bred and Raised :: Knox Co. Fair

Andrew Ruckman, Ohio
Champion First-Year Showman :: Knox Co. Fair

Justin Leach, Ohio
Reserve Champion Market Lamb :: Richland Co. Fair

Joel Flanders, Indiana
Reserve Champion Southdown :: Indiana State Fair
Reserve Champion Intermediate Breeding Sheep Showman :: Indiana State Fair

Hannah Moreland, Ohio
Showmanship Division Champion :: Knox Co. Fair

Olivia Wood, Ohio
Champion 9-year-old showman :: Ohio Club Lamb Association Point Circuit

Kelsey Weirauch, Ohio
Reserve Intermediate Showman :: Memorial 500 Classic
Reserve Intermediate Showman :: Southern Michigan Prospect Show
Champion Intermediate Showman :: Lucas Co. Open Show
Champion Market Lamb :: Lucas Co. Open Show
Reserve Showman Overall :: Henry Co. Open Show
Champion 14-year-old showman :: Fulton Co. Fair
Champion Market Lamb :: Williams Co. Open Show

Paige Stahl, Pennsylvania

2009 Secretary :: Pennsylvania Club Livestock Association
Champion Jr. Division of Supreme Showmanship :: Somerset Co. Fair
2009 PCLA Jr. Showman in Lamb, Goat, and Swine
High point Swine and Goat Exhibitor :: PCLA

TJ Parks, Ohio
Congrats to TJ for exhibiting the Reserve Supreme Gilt at the Ohio State Fair with his Champion Duroc!

John Alfs, Nebraska
Reserve Champion Junior Division :: Fillmore Co. Livestock Judging Contest

Kylie Mueller, Ohio
Showmanship Division Winner :: Greene Co. Fair
Reserve Division Champion :: Greene Co. Fair
Champion Market Lamb :: Greene Co. Fair Open Class