Monongalia County 4-H
Monongalia County has numerous 4-H clubs and a beautiful 4-H camp. Youth development
is open to youth of all ages—from youngsters to college.
Upcoming Monongalia County 4-H Events
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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
If you would like more information on becoming involved in the 4-H program as a club member, camp participant, or volunteer, please feel free to email Becca Fint-Clark, WVU Monongalia County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent; or email Mary Kerns, WVU Monongalia County 4-H Program Assistant. Both can be reached at 304-291-7201.
Want to Join a 4-H Club?
There are several 4-H clubs that meet throughout Monongalia County. Click the button below to see club lists, maybe there is one perfect for your family! There is no fee to join 4-H, but there may be fees associated with some projects and events. Enrollment for Monongalia County 4-H begins on October 1 (the beginning of the new 4-H year) and is open year-round.
Minimum Age Requirement: A child shall turn 9 years old during the 4-H
year is old enough to join. The Cloverbud Program is for children ages 5 through
Additional information, paperwork, and training sessions are required from 18-21
year old members.
4-H Member Enrollment Form (required for members and Cloverbuds)
Project Enrollment Form (required for 4-H members- Cloverbuds are not permitted
to take projects)
Health History Form (required for members and Cloverbuds)
Media Release Form (required for members and Cloverbuds)
- 4-H Member Code of Conduct- Ages 5-17 (required for 4-H members and Cloverbuds)
- 4-H Member Code of Conduct- Ages 18-21 (required for members)
Regional 4-H Shotgun Club
Monongalia County 4-H is also part of a regional 4-H shotgun club that meets at the West Virginia Sportsmen & Firearms Association near Fairmont. 4-H members who are 12- 21 years old may participate in the monthly meetings to learn the proper safety and technique of shooting shot guns.
Thanks to those who helped make Monongalia County 4-H camps successful. Please check back for more information about 2020 camps in the spring.
If you have any questions regarding 4-H camp in Monongalia County, please contact the Extension Office at 304-291-7201 or email at Becca.Fint-Clark@ . We are looking forward to a great summer camping season! mail.wvu.edu
Cloverbuds are open to any youth who fit the below age requirements:
- Starting age in based off of upcoming 4-H Year (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019)
- First year to participate as a Cloverbud is if they turn 6 years old during the upcoming 4-H year
- Last year to participate as a Cloverbud is if they turn 8 years old during the
upcoming 4-H year
Cloverbuds can meet as part of a regular 4-H club meeting or can be a separate club. In Monongalia County, several regular clubs also have Cloverbud clubs. Cloverbuds learn cooperation, self-esteem, decision-making, learning skills, and physical skills.
West Virginia 4-H offers opportunities that can give your child an edge in life. Our program provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.Find out how to volunteer!