In order to continue providing high-quality community and youth development programming through outdoor educational and recreational activities for all, Camp Whitewood is asking for the community’s support.
For more than 60 years, Camp Whitewood has been a “home away from home” and the highlight of summer for many campers. Since our first summer in 1940, youth have visited camp to make memories and enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, crafts and so much more on 200 acres of beautifully preserved land.
Each season at Camp Whitewood:
- Over 1,000 summer campers sleep in our cabins
- 1,500 school and community guests visit
- Over 25,000 meals are served in our dining hall
- Many religious groups, community/corporate events, emergency rescue trainings and weddings happen at Camp Whitewood
As a result of COVID-19 and the 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, with this decision comes the difficult situation of keeping the camp running while our yearly income has been reduced by 80%.
Those interested in donating to the University’s Campaign may visit https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/4hcampwhitewood, contact Jenna Hoyt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Camp Whitewood Executive Director, Andy Hudak at 440-272-5275.