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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.

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Recent WV 4-H News

Week of July 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

What’s that peeping sound? Join Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension Service Wildlife specialist, to learn about frog calls. Then, we'll hop on over for a reading of "Frog in the Bog" with Sheldon’s daughter, Alden.

Baa! Next up, we’ll tour the farm and meet some sheep with WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources agents Jody Carpenter and Tasha Harris.

Read Week of July 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

STEMCARE Water a Plant Challenge

 

Hey West Virginia families, join us in participating in the Rube Goldberg “Water a Plant Video Challenge!”

The WVU Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Challenge was such a huge success. Thank you to all the West Virginia Families that participated! You can view the winning families at the bottom of the page.

Read STEMCARE Water a Plant Challenge

Week of June 29 - Energy Express on WVPB

A female and male inflate balloons to create balloon cars.

Monday, June 29, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Read Week of June 29 - Energy Express on WVPB



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.


Clubs

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 8.

Additional information, paperwork, and training sessions are required from 18-21 year old 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.

For additional details, email Jim Bowers, Monongalia County 4-H Volunteer, or call him at 304-216-8914.


Camps

2020 Monongalia County 4-H Camp information:

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.

Email me with any questions at Becca.Fint-Clark@mail.wvu.edu. Our office is still closed, so email is preferable. We are looking forward to July.

Registration will remain open until June 12.


Cloverbuds

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.

If you would like additional information regarding Cloverbuds, please email Becca Fint-Clark or call her at 304-291-7201.


Volunteers

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!