Camp Whitewood is where Portage County 4-H Youth, Sarah Kline made some of her best friends and memories she could have ever asked for. When she was 8 years old, Sarah went to camp for the first time and met a boy who, over the years, through late-night talks, a passion for everything camp, and shared time as both campers and counselors grew to become a great friend. When they became juniors in high school, Sarah took a chance at a counselor training meeting and asked Jarrett to be her prom date which started a beautiful relationship. They returned to camp many times but 5 years later when they returned as adult staff, following in the path of another great love story originating in that exact spot, he proposed on Footprint Rock. Some of the friends Sarah and Jarrett met through Camp Whitewood were even lined up to be bridesmaids and groomsmen. Camp Whitewood is their forever home that has blessed both with opportunities for growth and love from a family spanning multiple counties.
We always love to hear stories of campers' memories, friendships, and relationships that started or grew at Camp Whitewood. It's a great time to reach out to an old camp friend and relive some memories. If you have memories to share with us at camp, we would love to hear and share them as well.