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Kanawha County 4-H

What is 4-H? 

4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States involving more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. The focus is on helping youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by participating in projects and service.

Membership is open to any youth when he/she is in at least 9 years of age and is not older than 21 within the current 4-H year, which runs from October 1 – September 30. The Cloverbud program is open to youths ages 5-7 years of age. On a local level 4-H offers community clubs, specialty clubs, cloverbud clubs, county camp(s), club outings, Achievement Banquet, and more! In 4-H youth socialize, learn, and develop life skills in a safe, educational atmosphere.

Studies show that 4-H members
  • do better in school
  • are more motivated to help others
  • feel safe to try new things
  • achieve a sense of self-esteem
  • develop lasting friendships


Clubs are organizations run by 4-H members and volunteer 4-H leaders and are a great way for 4-H'ers to stay involved all year long. Club members hold offices like president, treasurer, secretary, and health officer, among others. Club business, recreation, community service, and special speakers or presentations are all part of regular club meetings. Clubs can be for 4-H'ers in a community, at a school, or centered around a special interest.

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


4-H summer camp programs focus on positive youth development and provides opportunities to try new experiences in an encouraging environment. At residential camps, campers enjoy a fun-filled five day, four night camp which provides youth the opportunity to meet to new friends, experience fun evening camp fires, and earn skills such as fishing, cooking, art, sports, STEM, and outdoor recreation. 4-H Camp allows youth to develop important life skills like leadership, responsibility, and goal attainment.

At day camps, 4-H'ers and Cloverbuds age 5-12 experience all of the fun of residential camp without the overnight stay.

Kanawha County Older 4-H Camp- CANCELED

Ages: 13-21
Location: Camp Virgil Tate

Kanawha County Younger 4-H Camp- CANCELED

Ages: 9-13
Location: Camp Virgil Tate

Southern District Horse Camp- CANCELED

Ages: 9-21
Location: Camp Virgil Tate

Cloverbud Day Camp- CANCELED

Ages: 5-8
Location: Nitro High School


Ages: 9-12

Code Day Camp- CANCELED

Ages: 11-15
Location: Nitro High School

Kanawha County 4-H Events

No events available at this time.

West Virginia 4-H Events

Recent WV 4-H News

QuaranTEEN - Winter Series

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The WV 4-H Teen Council is hosting a virtual QuaranTEEN Series. This Winter 4-H series is for teens will cover the Hs(Head, Heart, Hands, Health) through conversation and hands on activities. There will be four session in this series. The first session in the series will focus on the H hands and Teens will learn to make fresh homemade bread. This is for youth ages 13-18.  You do not need to attend all four workshop

Register for QuaranTEEN

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Meet The Mountaineer

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When: Jan 21st 6PM  

This evening is designed for our younger 4-H members ages 8-13.  This event will feature a Q&A from Mountaineer Mascot Colson Glover! Youth will have the opportunity to ask the Mountaineer questions ranging from his daily schedule, what college is lik e, his favorite memories from being the mascot, or even things like his favorite food and movies.  All participants will receive a small gift from us in the mail, so please encourage participants to register online. After registering for the event, all participants will receive a Zoom link for their respective event. We also will share the two links with our agents/youth development teams prior to the events. 

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WVU Trivia Night

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When: Jan 19th 6PM

This evening is designed for students ages 14+. We will be kicking off this event with a student panel featuring some WVU Collegiate 4-H members.  Youth will have an opportunity to ask questions about attending WVU, college life in general, how 4-H has helped them in their college careers, and any other information they may want to understand from a college student’s perspective. We will be sending our top three trivia finishers some fun prizes  

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