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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.


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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Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

Photo of student standing at a podium presenting in front of a screen with the words "Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition" overlayed on top. The Flying "WV" and "Extension" written in bottom left corner

West Virginia individuals or teams (up to four persons) of students in grades 9-12 from traditional, virtual or homeschool environments, or those attending career and technical centers are invited to compete in the 2023 Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition.

This competition is an exciting program designed to engage talented youths in our community, state and beyond. By participating in this competition, young people will have the opportunity to jump-start their own businesses or develop essential skills for their future roles with potential employers.

Read Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

4-H Volunteer Retreat

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Registration is now open for the 2023 4-H Volunteer Retreat! WV 4-H Volunteers, All Stars, Adult Leaders, and Alumni (18 years or older) who serve, or want to learn more about serving, as volunteers with the West Virginia 4-H program are invited.

The conference will be held  Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023.

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Season 4, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Monday, July 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.   

To kick off today’s episode, Jen Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension STEM Specialist, and Ben, the flashlight wizard, lead a STEM activity, teaching us how to make our own flashlights. For this activity, you will need jumbo craft sticks, LEDs, coin cell batteries, jumbo paper clips, copper tape, masking tape, scissors. If all that science worked up an appetite, you’re in luck! Susan Lily, a nutrition instructor with the WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program, walks us through how to make some delicious energy bars. For this recipe, you will need rice cereal, quick cooking oats, toasted nuts, dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, honey, low-fat peanut butter and vanilla.  


Read Season 4, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB 

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