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Cabell County 4-H

What is 4-H? 

4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States involving more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. The focus is on helping youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by participating in projects and service.

Membership is open to any youth when he/she is in at least 9 years of age and is not older than 21 within the current 4-H year, which runs from October 1 – September 30. The Cloverbud program is open to youths ages 5-7 years of age. On a local level 4-H offers community clubs, specialty clubs, cloverbud clubs, county camp(s), club outings, Achievement Banquet, and more! In 4-H youth socialize, learn, and develop life skills in a safe, educational atmosphere.

Studies show that 4-H members
  • do better in school
  • are more motivated to help others
  • feel safe to try new things
  • achieve a sense of self-esteem
  • develop lasting friendships

Cabell County 4-H Clubs

Cabell County 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for youth ages 5-21 years. 4-H is free to join! Our program has several community clubs, several specialty clubs, and several afterschool programs. Contact Autumn Starcher for more information on 4-H clubs and when they meet.

Find a Cabell County 4-H Club

Upcoming 4-H Events


Cabell County 4-H Camps

Cloverbud Day Camp
June 3-5, 2019
For ages 5-8

Older Camp

June 10-14, 2019
For ages 13-18

Younger 4-H Camp

June 17-21, 2019
For ages 9-13

Early bird registration closes April 26, 2019, and general registration closes May 15, 2019. Registration forms will be available in March 2019! Contact the Extension Office for a registration form.

Thanks to our 2017 camp sponsors ($200+): Cabell County CEOS, Cabell County 4-H Leaders Association, Cabell County 4-H All Stars, Phil James DJing, Annabelle and Denny Cruise, and Chipotle of Barboursville.

Thanks to our 2018 Project Book in a Day Workshop and Overnighter Sponsors ($200+): Cabell County 4-H All Stars, Gino's Pizza, and Sew Many Blessings.

Thanks to our 2018 camp sponsors ($200+): Cabell County 4-H Foundation, Cabell County CEOS, David Pinkerton's General Repair Heating and Air, and WVU Extension Service.


West Virginia 4-H Volunteer Opportunities

West Virginia 4-H offers opportunities that can give your child an edge in life. Our program provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.

Caring Adults act as advisers and leaders for clubs, camps and activities. Each is selected, screened and trained by the WVU Extension professionals who guide the 4-H program.

Neighborhood Clubs give older and younger members a place to belong, a place to identify and a place to practice positive values, build leadership and have fun!

Special Events and Programs at the local, state and national levels support educational and developmental goals through camps, skill development events, exhibits, fairs and challenging contests.

Individualized Learning Experiences let each child choose from more than 100 projects to develop unique interests and skills and explore new ideas. Each project is developed by experts to help children learn by doing.

Leadership Development is nurtured with special emphasis placed on developing communication and decision-making skills.

Adult Volunteer Selection Process Code of Conduct Procedures for Dealing with Volunteer Issues

Protecting Our Children

Required training for working with children on campus.

WVU is directing all faculty, staff, volunteers, etc. to adhere to West Virginia University Board of Governors Rule 1.7 On Child Protection. This rule is to protect children (any person under the age of 18) on WVU’s premises or those involved in University sponsored programs at all geographic locations by providing guidance on reporting requirements for child abuse or neglect; providing guidelines for appropriate supervision of children; and ensuring that WVU and its divisional campuses comply with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding the employment of children.

All employees, volunteers and young adult 4-H members (18-21 years of age) having direct contact with children during WVUES programs must take and complete an online quiz.

Children on Campus has now expired. The new information is named Protecting Our Children in conjunction WVU BOG Rule 1.7. Contact your local Extension office or whomever you are vetted through to obtain a link to the new training.

Susan England ( Susan.England@ nullmail.wvu.edu), Extension Specialist Youth Protection and Compliance, Volunteer Management Specialist, coordinates all information for Volunteers with our West Virginia University Extension faculty.

This version of the quiz will grade the quiz, generate a certificate, and automatically email results directly to the provided email address.

It will be the responsibility of program directors and Administrators to make sure that everyone that falls under the policy, must be in compliance before having direct contact with children. In addition, please review screening program staff members. “All adults who have direct contact, i.e., those responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of a child, with visiting children be subject to an adequate and timely background check.

  • Employees, faculty and staff – screening with be conducted every three years
  • Volunteers or any other non-employee – screening will be conducted every three years.
  • The National Sexual Predator check will be conducted yearly.