Lewis 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
Lewis County 4-H membership is open to all youths ages 9 – 21. (Children ages eight and in the third grade as of October 1 of the 4-H year) may also join as full members. Younger children may join as Cloverbuds.
nine 4-H clubs located throughout Lewis County. Each club provides a number
of activities for their members in addition to monthly meetings.
LITES (Teen Leaders)
Meeting Day: First Thursday
Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Lewis County EMS Community Room
The Lewis County 4-H Teen Leaders Association (LITES) is a very active group. From organizing county-wide events to community service to experiencing the fun and fellowship of great special activities…the LITES do it all!
LITES host the annual Lewis County Officers’ Training School and Mini-Camp for older Cloverbuds and first year campers. LITES also have an active role in the Lewis County 4-H Field Day.
Membership in LITES is open to all Lewis County 4-H members that are 13 or older as of October 1 of the 4-H year.
To find out more about the Lewis County 4-H Teen Leaders’ Association, call 304-269-4660.
Each year, 4-H members from clubs throughout Lewis County gather to renew friendships and to make new friends at the Lewis County 4-H Camp held at WVU Jackson’s Mill. This year, the Lewis County 4-H Camp will once again offer great adventures and exciting learning opportunities for returning and first year campers alike.
All Lewis County 4-H members are welcomed and encouraged to come to camp. It’s a fun-filled five days for all. Registration information will be mailed to 4-H members in mid-May.Contact: Megan Midcap, Extension Agent
Recent WV 4-H News
West Virginia individuals or teams (up to four persons) of students in grades 9-12 from traditional, virtual or homeschool environments, or those attending career and technical centers are invited to compete in the 2023 Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition.
This competition is an exciting program designed to engage talented youths in our community, state and beyond. By participating in this competition, young people will have the opportunity to jump-start their own businesses or develop essential skills for their future roles with potential employers.
Registration is now open for the 2023 4-H Volunteer Retreat! WV 4-H Volunteers, All Stars, Adult Leaders, and Alumni (18 years or older) who serve, or want to learn more about serving, as volunteers with the West Virginia 4-H program are invited.
The conference will be held Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Monday, July 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
To kick off today’s episode, Jen Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension STEM Specialist, and Ben, the flashlight wizard, lead a STEM activity, teaching us how to make our own flashlights. For this activity, you will need jumbo craft sticks, LEDs, coin cell batteries, jumbo paper clips, copper tape, masking tape, scissors. If all that science worked up an appetite, you’re in luck! Susan Lily, a nutrition instructor with the WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program, walks us through how to make some delicious energy bars. For this recipe, you will need rice cereal, quick cooking oats, toasted nuts, dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, honey, low-fat peanut butter and vanilla.