Fund the Fire: Keep the Camp Clifton Spirit Aglow

Now more than ever, 4-H Camp Clifton welcomes your support. As a result of COVID-19 and restrictions that have been put in place, Ohio 4-H has made the very difficult decision to suspend 4-H camps this summer. While we are saddened by this news, we fully support the decision to keep our youth safe because the health of our campers, staff and volunteers are our highest priority. However, this decision has impacted our camps financially and will make it difficult to maintain or retain our camps. Unfortunately, without the income provided by camper’s registration, our camp cannot cover ongoing basic costs (insurance, utilities, etc.) to make it to next year. Your contribution will help sustain our camp until campers can safely return in the future.

4-H Camp Clifton is tucked away in the south side of the Clifton Gorge and John Bryan State Park near Yellow Spring, Ohio. Opening in 1929, Camp Clifton has hosted more than 2,000 youth annually from Madison, Greene, Union, Shelby, Logan, Champaign, Clark, Preble and Fayette counties. For 91 years, 4-H youth have spent the best week of summer at 4-H Camp Clifton!

A hike to the artesian well in the Clifton Gorge is a favorite tradition of many campers. Other camp facilities enjoyed include the campfire circle, high ropes course, swimming pool, ballfield, trail to vespers, tether ball, gaga ball and 22 much beloved cabins (everyone has their favorite). But the reason we support our camp facility is because of the connections we’ve made at camp; a teen counselor to look up to, a new friend and countless 4-H camp memories.

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