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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Application for National 4-H Congress and Conference
This application is for WV 4-H youth ages 14-19 wanting to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta (November 2023) or National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. (March/April 2024). Once your application is submitted a follow-up interview will be scheduled in June 2023.
Deadline to submit your interview is midnight on Monday, May 15th, 2023. Youth accepted to attend Congress or Conference will be attending this event with pre-selected WVU Extension Chaperones. Youth will be attending on their own, family members and 4-H Volunteers will not be eligible to attend. There will be times during these National events when youth will be chaperoned by someone other than the WVU chaperones.
Read Application for National 4-H Congress and Conference
Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities
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
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
When: 3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Where: Anmoore City Building
Email Jared McCray
When: 3rd Thursday at 6 p.m.
Where: Bridgeport United Methodist Church - Johnson Ave.
Email Shawn Morgan
Good Hope Four Fold Fighters
When: 3rd Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Where: New Bethel United Methodist Church
Email April Mitchell
Hepzibah Helping Hands
When: 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hepzibah Baptist Church
Email Kim Burnside
Johnstown Happy Handful **
When: 2nd Monday at 7 p.m.
Where: Johnstown Community Center
Email John Chapman
Jones Run Wichita Wanderers**
When: 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Run United Methodist Church
Email Lecia Coleman
Nutter Fort Golden Eagles
When: 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Clarksburg First United Methodist Church
Email Ike Skidmore
Quiet Dell Hack-Ma-Tacks**
When: 2nd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Quiet Dell United Methodist Church
Email Becky Burns
When: 2nd Sunday at 6 p.m.
Where: Lost Creek United Methodist Church
Email Jeremy and Penny Ables
Shinnston Tornadoes **
When: 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Shinnston First Baptist Church
Email Joy Greene
Wilsonburg New Horizons**
When: 1st Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Where: New Horizons Church-Reynoldsville
Email Carla Steffich
Harrison County 4-H Shooting Sports Club - Archery
When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Where: The Bow Shop in Hepzibah Email Patty Post - Archery
STEM: Science Technology Engineering Math
When: Various Meeting Times
Where: Harrison County Recreation Complex
Email Samantha Williams