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Camp Piedmont

4-H Camp Piedmont is a full service camping facility which promotes a wide variety of personal and envrionmental educational opportunites as well as social interaction in a natural setting.  The camp is tucked away in the northwest corner of Belmont County along the shore of Lake Piedmont, opening in 1948 thanks to the efforts of the Eastern Ohio Extension Camps, Inc. and what is now known as the Muskingum Water Conservancy District. For more than 70 years, 4-H youth have spent the best week of summer at 4-H Camp Piedmont. The Ohio State University Extension 4-H programs in Belmont, Carroll, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble and Tuscarawas counties all call 4-H Camp Piedmont home for overnight camps, day camps and a shooting sports camp.   In addition to our 4-H programs, we host several church and school camps each year.  Our facilities may also be rented for day, night and weekend use by outside user groups and families. Approximately 2,000 youth and adults camp annually at 4-H Camp Piedmont. 

One of the most memorable experiences a 4-H member will ever have is attending 4-H camp. Camp Piedmont takes great pride in the fact that we can offer a wide variety of activities to help make those memories.  Piedmont Lake and the surrounding forest provide campers with the opportunity to kayak and stand up paddle board, go fishing, hike to the famous “Copperhead Rock” and provide unique educational classes.  The shooting range provides an opportunity to learn how to safely handle and respect firearms and archery equipment.  And of course, the pool, games, talent shows, night campfires and the many camp traditions provide ample opportunity for memories to be made.

 

News

  1. Cabin at 4-H Camp Piedmont

    Cabins Available for Hunting Season

    Oct 13, 2020

    4-H Camp Piedmont is located along the shore of Lake Piedmont in the northwest corner of Belmont County.  The facility adjoins the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District public hunting land and is minutes away from the 14,300 acre Egypt Valley Wildlife Area.  Salt Fork Wildlife Area, Dillon, Jockey Hollow, Monroe Lake and Wolf Run provide additional opportunities for public hunting areas in less than an hour's drive.

  2. Difficult Decision to Suspend 4-H Camps This Summer

    May 22, 2020

    As a result of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been put in place, the Ohio State University has made the very difficult decision to suspend all 4-H camps this summer.  4-H'ers will not be allowed to camp until after August 31st.  While we are saddened by this news, we fully support the University's decision to keep our youth safe.  The camp will definitely miss the hustle and bustle of all of our 4-H youth this summer but we are already making plans to welcome them back in the summer of 2021.