Camper's on one of our many trails.

Camper's on one of our many trails.

Camp signage

Camp signage

Camper swimming. One of the many activities you can enjoy here.

Camper swimming. One of the many activities you can enjoy here.

About Us

4-H Camp Owahta is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County. We are one of the nine 4-H Camps across the state. We primarily serve the Central New York region of the state to include Cortland County and our surrounding counties.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization and is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. 4-H is a worldwide youth development program available in every state and over eighty countries. It is open to all youth aged 5-to-19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. Here at Camp we provide those opportunities for children ages 6 to 15  to meet their full potential in a safe and fun camp environment.

We pride ourselves on creating experiences that have helped families and children succeed not only in the camp environment but also when camp ends. There is nothing more that a camp director loves to hear when a parent calls and tells us that their child came home and is now taking on new responsibilities. 

One of the reasons we believe our program has been so successful and lasting in the Central New York Community is the care we take in choosing our staff. It is our philosophy that a great camp is forged because of the counselors who dedicate their summer to working with your children. When your child is here at camp, there is no one more important in the world to our staff than your child at that moment. 

As a dedicated association of staff, volunteers, donors, partners and allies, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide high quality experiences and relationships in a technology free environment for not only our campers, but the total family as well. 

We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions at all. We are here to serve.

Where is 4-H Camp Owahta?

We are located 45 minutes south of Syracuse, NY, and 50 minutes North of Binghamton, NY. 

Our address is:

4826 Knecht Rd., McGraw, NY 13101

From route 81-Exit #10, go south on Route 41 through McGraw to Syrian Hill Road. Take Syrian Hill Road North 3 Miles to 4 -H Camp Road. Entrance is on the right side of the road where our camp sign is.

Last updated February 24, 2017