The Covered Bridge

In 1972, the historic Wiswell Road Covered Bridge was deemed unsafe for vehicle traffic. Rather than destroy it and replace it with another structure, the County Highway Department elected to re-route the road and save the bridge. As a result of fund raising efforts by 4-H members and others in Northeast Ohio and a historic grant from the State of Ohio, the bridge was restored with a new roof, new siding and necessary support structures in 1979. 

 

American Camp Association

In 1976 4-H Camp Whitewood received accreditation by the American Camp Association. This committed the camp facilities and staff to meet the requirements of the American Camping Association and was a positive move toward using the facilities for both Extension and non-Extension purposes. 

1970s at Camp Whitewood

Box Hockey, 1974

Box Hockey, 1974

Swimming, 1970

Swimming, 1970

Outpost Camping, 1972

Outpost Camping, 1972

Geauga Jr. Camp, 1974

Geauga Jr. Camp, 1974

Flag Lowering, 1974

Flag Lowering, 1974

Campers, 1976

Campers, 1976

Campers Inside the Dining Hall, 1976

Campers Inside the Dining Hall, 1976

Camper, 1974

Camper, 1974

Camp Kitchen, 1972

Camp Kitchen, 1972

Cabin Construction, 1971

Cabin Construction, 1971

Excerpts are taken from the publication "Through the Years at 4-H Camp Whitewood" written by John P. Parker, Professor Emeritus Ohio State University Extension.

 

Windsor Mills Covered Bridge