2013 Allen County 4-H Camp Palmer
**2013 Allen County 4-H Camp will be held July 5 - 9**
Who Camps at 4-H Camp Palmer?
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. These agents decided it was no longer practical to set up temporary summer camps like the one located near the Maumee River in Henry County, 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.
We camp to provide 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.