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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 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.


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


Recent WV 4-H News

Virtual 4-H Summer Sparks

West Virginia 4-H will be offering several Summer Sparks Virtual Sessions in the months of June and July.  Each Spark will be a one time 1-hour program. You may sign up any session that ‘sparks’ your interest. Check the full schedule below and picked your Spark Session based on participant’s age.  Session descriptions are below.  All programs will be conducted virtually on Zoom.  Once registration is completed you will receive the Zoom link. 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

To register go to 4h.zsuite.org. From the main dashboard, select the events tab on the left and use the search bar to look up the Virtual 4-H Summer Sparks. Registration opens on Friday, April 16, 2021.

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Statewide Virtual 4-H Programs for Summer 2021

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West Virginia 4-H is excited to announce our Summer 2021 virtual programming experiences that will launch in June. These virtual 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs will focus on different topic areas (Cloverbud, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living, and STEM). The programs will meet daily for five sessions or meet weekly for four sessions. Do not hesitate to register. We anticipate these programs to fill quickly.

These summer 4-H virtual experiences are open to any youths. Be sure to read each program description to determine which age groups are invited to participate. Each program various in audience age range. Some programs are designed for Cloverbuds (any youths with birthdates between October 1, 2012, and June 30, 2015), while others are geared towards youths who will be 9 years old or older by September 30, 2021.

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Teen Discussion Panel on the Pandemic

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Youth voices offer unique perspectives, innovative ideas and valuable insights. As West Virginia  continues to move through the pandemic, teens want to know more about issues surrounding the public health crisis – now and in the future. Experts will give young people the “tea” (teen slang for “the scoop”) on a host of topics surrounding the pandemic during a special panel discussion on April 12, 2021, at 4 p.m.

This event is hosted by WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Teen Council, in partnership with West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force on COVID-19 vaccines. Experts will answer questions from teens on a variety of topics, including the science behind COVID testing, vaccinations, future pandemics, economy implications, education and other issues related to the pandemic. The event will be moderated by members of 4-H’s Teen Council and Collegiate 4-H members from WVU and WVU Tech.

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