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Monongalia County 4-H

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Monongalia County 4-H Camps

Registration is currently open for Monongalia County 4-H Camp From Afar URL 2020, our summer virtual 4-H camp. Camp will be held July 13-17 and youths will have an opportunity to take part in some of our traditional 4-H residential camp activities, like virtual assemblies and service projects. Our faculty and staff also have worked hard to bring youths educational and outreach opportunities such as STEM activities, outdoor recreation, virtual experiences, arts/crafts and much, much more. Our Camp URL participants will be able to earn virtual badges for completing head, heart, hands and health activities. And, individuals who meet all required activities will be eligible to receive a one-time, commemorative headband at the conclusion of the summer season as well as a county 4-H camp shirt. This camp is open to youth who are 4-H membership aged. The 4-H Year is October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020. If your child turns 9 years old during this time frame up until the age of 21, they are welcome to register for virtual 4-H camp. While this camp does not include Cloverbuds, we are hoping to offer a Cloverbud camp through the state 4-H program and will provide additional details once they are available.

We are offering a 4-H camp in a bag kit to those who register, which will include some fun camp activities and a t-shirt. Those will be available for pick-up at the Extension Office at Mylan Park on July 12 from 3-7 p.m. (not a required pick-up, but this will be the only opportunity for pick-up).

You must register through our 4-H membership database, ZSuite. Visit https://4h.zsuite.org/events/1697/ and enter your email and password, if you are already enrolled in 4-H. If not, set-up your account and once your membership is approved, log back in and sign-up for the event through the Dashboard.

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Monongalia County is now currently accepting Energy Express applications

Energy Express is a summer reading program for children entering 1st through 6th grades. Energy Express is a free program that focuses on continuing literacy education throughout the summer months through art, writing, and drama activities. Although it may look a little different this year, we are still planning to offer the program.

At Energy Express you will:

To apply for the Energy Express program, please complete and return the application to the WVU Extension Office at 270 Mylan Park Lane, Suite 250 Morgantown, WV 26501. 

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WVU Zipline Canopy Tour with Monongalia County 4-H

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY FULL - We are exploring additional opportunities in the future.

Monongalia County 4-H will be participating in a canopy zipline tour at the WVU Research Forest (near Cooper’s Rock) on Sunday, May 3 from 1–5 p.m. It is open to all 4-H members and their families and we have 24 spots. It will be on a first come, first serve basis.

This is typically $30 per person but the Leaders Association will pay the $30 per 4-H member (parents are welcome to participate but must pay for themselves). This is not a drop-off event so if participants are not ziplining, we ask that parents remain on the premises.

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Monongalia County 4-H Today

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.

Putting Knowledge to Work!

The West Virginia University Extension Service works to provide solutions in your community through key programs and resources, including agriculture and natural resources; 4-H and youth development; food and nutrition; health and wellness; financial planning; and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all Monongalia County residents thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners, including the Board of Education and County Commission.

Monongalia County Highlights

    • Moved into our new office complex located at Mylan Park, which provides much needed office and storage space, as well as a large conference room and teaching kitchen to offer additional programs and activities to the Monongalia County community.
    • Partnered with the Mountaineer Food Bank to offer fresh initiative farmers markets to local schools in the county. Volunteers from Master Gardeners, 4-H and other WVU Extension Service groups gathered to provide fresh produce to all youths attending Eastwood, Mason Dixon, Suncrest and North elementary schools.

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