Our Mission is to serve youth and the community in an educational and outdoor environment.
The Windham County 4-H Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit (501 C 3) was founded in 1953 when volunteers purchased land for a 4-H Camp in the Abington section of Pomfret. Through donations of funds and labor from individuals and businesses throughout the entire county, these volunteers were able to build a main lodge and several cabins and lavatories, so that the first camping season could begin in August, 1954.
Since that time, additional property has expanded the camp size, and many additional buildings erected to support our ever expanding programs. During the fall through spring school term, many nearby schools send their students to take part in the Ragged Hill Woods Environmental Education Program, which allows the students to study “hands on” in an outdoor setting.
The all volunteer board meets monthly and holds an annual meeting in January. Volunteers perform most of the maintenance and management of the entire facility, employing only 2 full time employees as caretaker and administrative assistant. Part-time staff is hired yearly to operate the summer program.
Since 1953, over 150,000 children have passed through our gate to participate in educational and recreational programs.
Fundraising activities, gifts and some grants support us. We try to keep our growing family informed with newsletters and invitations to become involved in our activities.
Volunteers are the heart and hard work of our foundation spending countless hours at work days and meetings to make sure that the facility is up kept for all of your programs. All members of the foundation are volunteers.