Camp Palmer given $10,000 grant from Anderson

4-H Camp Palmer's swimming pool replacement fund was given a boost last week with a $10,000 grant from the Andersons Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation.

The Andersons Fund Supporting Organization grant will be used to pay for the final design of the pool and to secure the Ohio Department of Health permits. Also, the grant will encourage similar support in the effort to replace a pool that was originally built in 1957.

At its May meeting, the 4-H Camp Palmer Board of Directors voted to hire the Patterson Company as the pool builder, along with consultant Kurt Carmen.

“This grant award is a great boost toward the fund raising efforts for this project," said Bill Goodson, Executive Director of 4-H Camp Palmer. "We are extremely grateful to Toledo Community Foundation’s Andersons Fund Supporting Organization."

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc., is a public charitable organization created by citizens to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in the greater Toledo area. Since its founding in 1973, the Foundation has awarded more than 620 grants and has assets of about $172 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at

4-H Camp Palmer is accepting donations to support the replacement of the camp’s pool. Currently about 50 percent of the necessary funds have been raised, and a new pool is expected to be in place by summer 2015.

The demand and use of 4-H Camp Palmer has grown steadily since 1947, serving more than 295,000 youths in the region. Camp Palmer is described as a place where adventure and the excitement of discovery merge to lift the minds of the 21,000 camper-days of youths and adults annually.

For more information on helping with the pool project, visit the website at or call 419/237-2247.