Gilmer County 4-H
By far, 4-H is the most known and visible Extension development program, best known for its 4-H Clubs and summer 4-H Camps, but Extension also offers literacy and adult volunteer leadership programming related to 4-H and youth development.
In Gilmer County, there are seven community 4-H clubs. These clubs meet once a month for their regular meetings and participate in other activities, fund raisers, and community service projects.
To learn more about each of our clubs, contact the WVU Extension Office at 304-462-7061.
ClubsGeneral Interest 4-H Clubs Special Interest 4-H Clubs
CampGilmer County offers one week of 4-H camping in the county each summer.
Gilmer County 4-H Camp
Where: Gilmer County Recreation Center
Who: 9 to 21 Gilmer County 4-H Day Camp
Where: Cedar Creek State Park
Who: Completed Kindergarten through 3rd grade
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.
2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available
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.
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.