The 4-H mission, pledge, motto, and slogan help provide the basis for maintaining many of Camp Howe’s rich traditions. These traditions enhance and expand the Camp Howe experience. The four H's’ (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) serve as the basis for 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.
Head: Learning to think, make decision, understanding "why's" and "how's," and gaining new and valuable knowledge.
Heart: Being concerned about the welfare of others, accepting responsibilities as citizens, determining values and attitudes by which we live, and learning how to live with others.
Hands: Gaining new skills, perfecting skills already known, develop respect for work and pride in accomplishment.
Health: Practicing healthful living, protecting the well being of self and others, and making constructive use of leisure time.