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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

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

Camps

4-H summer camp programs focus on positive youth development and provides youth 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. Campers select daily classes and enjoy fun filled afternoons of games. 4-H Camp allows youth to develop important life skills such as responsibility and goal attainment.

Kanawha County Older 4-H Camp

Dates: To Be Announced
Ages: Mature 13-21
Location: Camp Virgil Tate
Cost: $200


Kanawha County Younger 4-H Camp

Dates: To Be Announced 
Ages: 9-13
Location: Camp Virgil Tate
Cost: $200


Southern District Horse Camp

Dates: To Be Announced
Ages: 9-21
Location: Camp Virgil Tate


Kanawha County Cloverbud Day Camp

The Cloverbud Day Camp is especially designed for youth ages 6 to 8. Youth will experience fun learning activities and crafts as they learn about physics, health, and nature. After a healthy lunch, afternoon activities will include physical activity as the participants swim at the sparkling Coonskin Swimming Pool.

Dates: To Be Announced
Ages: Rising 1st to 3rd Grade
Location: Coonskin Park – Riverside Shelter
Cost: $80


4-H Science Day Camp

Solar ovens and stream evaluation are a few science projects youth ages 9 to 13 will completed during this experiential learning camp. The Science Day Camp is designed for rising 4th to 6th grade students and provides opportunity for the youth to increase their understanding of STEM through a fun and interactive approach. After a healthy lunch, youth will enjoy swimming at the Coonskin Swimming Pool.

Dates: To Be Announced
Ages: Rising 1st to 3rd Grade
Location: Coonskin Park – Riverside Shelter
Cost: $80


West Virginia 4-H Camps