4-H Camp Information 
2024 Putnam County 4-H Camp will be held at Camp Palmer in Fayette, Ohio on July 14 - 18

Interested youth campers must be a resident of Putnam County in the 3rd through 8th grade to attend 4-H Camp. All registrations occur through the Putnam County Extension office. The Putnam County 4-H Council awards serveral camp scholarships to 4-H members each year to help defray the cost of camp, scholarship form can be found above. Putnam County youth who are not involved in the 4-H program are invited to attend camp.

Camp Counselor

2024 Camp Counselor Application or Camp Counselor Qualtrics Application - Due November 1, 2023 (Only 1 application per applicants need to be filled out either paper or online)

Youth that are at least current freshman in high school, desiring to be a Camp Counselor need to submit an application form to the Extension Office by November 1, 2023. You must call the Extension office to schedule an interview. The camp counselor interviews will be held on November 13, 14 & 15. Individuals need to be able to display leadership abilities, cooperate in a group, and assist in planning the camp program. Due to the planning involved, counselors must be committed to attending all meetings. Counselors selected will be responsible for paying a portion of their camp fee.

2024 Camp Counselor Meetings

Date & Time - Subject to change
Meetings will be held at the Extension Office Meeting Room at 6:00PM

February 22 
March 21 - 7:00PM 
April 25
May 23
June 11
July 8 - 10:00AM
July 11 - Make up - 10:00AM


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 agents 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, Augalize and Wood.

Why Camp?

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 nauture 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 do". Constructive wise use of leisure time is essential in youth and adulthood.