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  • The 4-H mission, the pledge, the motto, and the slogan provide the basis for maintaining the rich traditions of Camp Howe. These traditions are taught to enhance and expand the learning experience. At camp, the four H's (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) serve as guides to forming decisions about daily living, while the four areas (Club/Camp, Community, Country, and World) serve as reminders of the many facets of our interaction with our surroundings. Our six-day structure affords a perfect vehicle for incorporating the pledge in the daily life of camp. Sundays are for an introduction to the pledge, Mondays highlight Head and Club, Tuesdays for Heart and Community, Wednesdays for Hands and Country, and Thursdays for Health and World. Fridays at Candlelight Ceremony two children are chosen to represent each "H" and the two children who best represent all four "H's" are chosen as "Camp Spirits." Our daily inclusion of the criteria for selection should make Friday's honor more comprehensible and thus more valuable.


Camp Howe is chartered by UMass Extension, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Camp Howe and UMass Extension offer educational programs, materials and employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin and mental or physical disability.