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Interested youth campers should contact the 4-H Extension Educator in their county for registration information. All registrations occur through the County Extension office. Follow the link below to your County Extension web page. (Some counties may require 4-H membership for participation.)
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.