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Fayette 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

To find out more about joining or starting a 4-H club in your community, email the Fayette County Extension office, or call 304-574-4253.


Clubs

For more information on how you can get involved in a 4-H Club in Fayette County email the Fayette County Extension office, or call 304-574-4253.


Fayette County 4-H News

Fayette County 4-H Camp

Fayette County 4-H Camp 2023 | The Elements of 4-H | Water-Fire-Air-Earth

Who: Youth must be 9 years (by September 30, 2022) - 21 (by July 11, 2023)
When: Monday, July 10, 2023 - Friday, July 14, 2023
Where: Fayette County 4-H Park, Beckwith, W.Va.
Theme: The Elements of 4-H.

Register before Thursday, June 1, 2023 - $100
Register after Thursday, June 1, 2023 - $125

$30 deposit must be made before Thursday, June 1, 2023 to secure your spot.

Registration will be handled through the 4-H ZSuite Online System on a first come, first serve basis. Enrolled 4-H members with year-round participation will be given priority. If you are not a 4-H member, you will be allowed to attend camp is staff and accommodations allow.

Please be aware that camp may fill up before the registration deadline.

Registration (4-H ZSuite)

External Registration (No ZSuite Account)

All adult members (18+) must be fully vetted through WVU Extension Service and register for the event through ZSuite. The complete vetting process must be completed at least 15 days in advance of the event. Learn more information about the volunteer process.

Camp could not happen without caring volunteers. All camp volunteers are required to complete counselor training prior to camp. See application for more information.

The Fayette County 4-H Camp Volunteer Application is now online! If you need a printed version, please contact the WVU Fayette County Extension Office at 304-574-4253.

Volunteer Registration (4-H ZSuite)

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Recent WV 4-H News

Ten My Hands to Larger Service Mini-Grants awarded in 2024

Ten 4-H teen leaders and their teams have pledged their hands to larger service in the coming months as they implement the service projects outlined in their winning mini-grant applications. The West Virginia 4-H All Stars have committed $2,000 to support the ten mini-grants to enhance communities in Berkeley, Harrison, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, and Randolph counties.

Cooper Knott and the Scrabble Scramblers 4-H Club in Berkeley County plan to update athletic equipment at the Camp Frame. This facility attracts the tri-county community for year-round social, educational, and recreational gatherings. The basketball hoop and backboard at the facility are broken and need to be replaced for the facility users to enjoy for years to come.

Harrison County 4-H members Hope Woods, Hannah Woods, and Spencer Nolan plan to repurpose old furniture to make a blessing box in their community. Community members can help fill this box with food, warm clothes, hygiene products, and other essentials that those in need can discretely acquire. By repurposing old furniture instead of building a new box, the 4-H members aim to reduce waste and encourage environmental preservation.

Read Ten My Hands to Larger Service Mini-Grants awarded in 2024

2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

Youth replacing the floorboards of a porch

For several years the West Virginia 4-H All Stars have generously funded to eleven mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H Project.

Mini-Grant Application

Read 2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces three young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, and STEM.

Read West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners

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