4-H Camp Whitewood

Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
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Project ends on June 18, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Friendships leave lasting Footprints at Camp Whitewood

June 01, 2020

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. 

Thank you for supporting 4-H Camp Whitewood

May 26, 2020

Thanks to all who have supported our campaign so far! We’re thrilled with the support you have shown for Ohio 4-H Camps! This campaign is an opportunity for 4-H members, their families, alumni, and supporters to share their love of camp experiences and invest in the immediate future of these camps.   


Camp Whitewood is a place to build memories for our campers and counselorsand a place to build life-long skills that build tomorrow’s leaders. Camp Counselors like Jesseca Housel from Ashtabula County have proven to use their skills in the real world. According to Jess, Camp has given her the opportunity to see growth and change in herself overtime through the preparation and planning it takes to make Camp be successful. Planning a weeklong summer camp for 150 youth campers is not easy and takes hours of planning, training and organization. As a life-long 4-H member, Counselor and Camp Dean, she has gained many skills through Camp and has also built friendshipsfoundations and professional networks to last a lifetime. Camp has made a lasting impression on the work that Jess plans to do in the future helping people with a degree in Criminology and Justice StudiesYour support helps campers and Counselors like Jesseca realize their fullest potential and grow into true leaders.  

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