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
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.
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
The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces four young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.