Who Camps at 4-H Camp Palmer and why?
4-H Camp Palmer was founded in 1947 by Ohio State University Extension 4-H leadership in eleven Northwest Ohio counties. The county extension educators and 4-H leaders decided they needed a more permanent site for their summer camping experience for 4-H members.
Fulton, Williams, Lucas, Henry, Defiance, Paulding, and Van Wert Counties organized a not-for-profit corporation, and were later joined by Allen, Putnam, Auglaize and Wood.
Camp provides unique experiences for the additional growth of 4-H members. Campers can relate and apply camp leadership and camp living experiences directly into their home, school, church, and community life. 4-H Camp is a place where youth may come to experience nature. Programs offered help 4-H member better understand and appreciate nature and out-of-doors. Appreciation comes from living with it and making its intimate acquaintance. The out-of-doors provides a wonderful opportunity for each camper to develop skills or hobbies for wise use of leisure time and not regard it as a period to be dreaded 'because I have nothing to do.' Constructive wise use of leisure time is essential in youth and adulthood.
4-H Camps Dates (click on county for link to their website)
Allen County Extension Camp dates: June 29 -July 3, 2016
Auglaize County Extension Camp dates: June 21 - 25, 2016
Defiance County Extension Camp dates: July 17 - 21, 2016
Fulton County Extension Camp dates: June 12 - 16, 2016
Henry County Extension Camp dates: June 25 - 29, 2016
Lucas County Extension Camp dates: July 21 - 24, 2016
Paulding County Extension Camp dates: July 9 - 13, 2016
Putnam County Extension Camp dates: July 13 - 17, 2016
Van Wert County Extension Camp dates: July 5 - 9, 2016
Williams County Extension Camp dates: June 7 - 10, 2016
Wood County Extension Camp dates: June 16 - 20, 2016