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Harrison County 4-H

A free, educational program for West Virginia youths in all 55 counties

West Virginia 4-H is a club for kids and teens. But 4-H is like no club you’ve ever seen before.

Welcome to 4-H booklet cover with animated children

Across the globe, 4-H is world leader in developing youths to become productive citizens and catalysts for positive change to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society. Through a focus on the four “Hs” of head, heart, hands and health, participating youths will learn to develop life skills and knowledge, build self-esteem and positive values, become more active citizens through service and adopt healthy habits.

First organized in 1912, West Virginia 4-H has more than a century of experience in youth development. While 4-H programs of the past have focused on agriculture and farming, today’s 4-H programs are more diverse, exposing kids to concepts in science, engineering, technology, citizenship and healthy lifestyles through summer learning activities, camps and leadership experiences. Club members may also learn about higher education opportunities and even be eligible for scholarships offered by the WVU Extension Service.

Anyone between the ages of 9 and 21 can join 4-H with a parent or guardian’s permission. Younger kids, ages 5–7, who are interested in the practices of 4-H can start in the Cloverbud program, which focuses more on fun and social activities that set the stage for future learning.

To find a 4-H club or 4-H Cloverbud club in your area, contact your county Extension office.

Check out the West Virginia 4-H summary packet for parents to learn more.

The 4-H Year is October 1 to September 30. An individual of 4-H age may enroll in and carry 4-H membership in only one state and one county.

The WVU Extension Service Harrison County Office can help you to find a local club or program that’s right for you. Or, it’s easy to start a new club with some of your friends or other interested young people and a few adults willing to help. Contact us today to find out more about 4-H and how to JOIN THE CLUB!


Clubs

Harrison County has 11 regular 4-H clubs in addition to our special interest clubs. Find one that's right for you!  

General Interest 4-H Clubs Special Interest 4-H Clubs

For children age 5 or in kindergarten through second grade, check out our Cloverbud Clubs.

Cloverbud Clubs

Any youth age 5 or in kindergarten through the second grade can be enrolled as a Cloverbud. Cloverbuds can meet as part of a regular 4-H club meeting or can be a separate club. In Harrison County, several regular clubs also have Cloverbud Clubs. Cloverbuds learn cooperation, self-esteem, decision-making, learning skills, and physical skills. 


Camps

Harrison County offers a week-long 4-H camp in the summer. Harrison County Younger 4-H Camp is for youth currently enrolled in 3rd grade through 6th grade. Harrison County Older 4-H Camp is for youth currently enrolled in 8th grade through the age of 21. Youth currently in 7th grade have the option of attending either older or younger camp, but must choose between the two. Both Older and Younger 4-H camps are overnight, residential camps. Harrison County also offers a 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp for youth currently enrolled in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Camp Dates

Harrison County 4-H Camp (Older and Younger)
When: June 21-26, 2020
Where: WVU Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp
Cost: $275 (scholarships are available, return form by June 1); multiple child discounts are available
Note: If your child attended camp last year or are currently enrolled in 4-H, they will automatically be receiving camp registration this year!

Registration Camp Scholarship Request

Cloverbud Day Camp
When:
July 20-23, 2020
Where: Fireplace/Sycamore Shelter VA Park
Cost: $80 for first child each additional child is $60
Note: If your child attended camp last year or are currently enrolled in 4-H, they will automatically be receiving camp registration this year!

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration

If you have any questions about 4-H in Harrison County, please contact Beth Skidmore, WVU Harrison County 4-H Program Assistant, by calling 304-624-8650.


Calendar of 4-H Events

No events available at this time.


Recent WV 4-H News

Week of August 3 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, August 3, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Make it fly! Join Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM Specialist, and her son, Ben, to learn how to make your own helicopter that you can fly at your home. ( For this activity, you will creative items from around your house to build your simple machine.) Want to enter the competition? Visit extension.wvu.edu/stemcare to learn more!

Kerri Carte, Family and Community Development agent will make a yummy cucumber salad. ( For this recipe, you will need light mayonnaise, two cucumbers, two large tomatoes, two strips of bacon, pinch of salt and bibb or leaf lettuce.)

Read Week of August 3 - Energy Express on WVPB

Week of July 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

What’s that peeping sound? Join Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension Service Wildlife specialist, to learn about frog calls. Then, we'll hop on over for a reading of "Frog in the Bog" with Sheldon’s daughter, Alden.

Baa! Next up, we’ll tour the farm and meet some sheep with WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources agents Jody Carpenter and Tasha Harris.

Read Week of July 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

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Hey West Virginia families, join us in participating in the Rube Goldberg “Water a Plant Video Challenge!”

Are you and your family looking for something fun and challenging to do as a group? If you answered, yes, you will want to join us for some friendly competition. 

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