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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.

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 WVU Extension.

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.

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

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

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Recent WV 4-H News

Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

The words 4-H Volunteers and a 4-H clover surrounded by hands reaching out with hearts in the palms

There are 4-H volunteer training opportunities scheduled around the state from late August through early October. A meal and 4-H club ideas (with supplies!) will be provided to each participant.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend these trainings to gain new skills and learn how to restart/start 4-H clubs. This session will provide grab 'n' go training resources and curriculum you can use in working within the 4-H youth program. The training will also focus on building relationships between 4-H volunteers and Extension educators. We are excited to come back together to learn, socialize and recognize our excellent volunteers that support our youth.

Read Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia 2022

Adult taking a picture of a boy in a 4-H camp backdrop

The public is encouraged to picture themselves in 4-H this year at the State Fair of West Virginia. The stage has been set for kids of all ages to step into a 4-H club meeting or head off to 4-H camp at the 4-H exhibit in the Cecil Underwood Youth building. Thank you to Gold Ribbon poster winner, Hannah Beckner from Gilmer County for inspiring the exhibit theme this year.

Cornbread muffins, collections of leaves, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 11 through 20, 2022. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit .

Read Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia 2022

West Virginia 4-H Announces 2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

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

Read West Virginia 4-H Announces 2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

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