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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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Monongalia County 4-H Today

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

Where: Camp Muffly

Monongalia County offers three week-long 4-H camps in the summer. All of the camps are held at 4-H Camp Muffly. Both Older and Younger 4-H camps are overnight, residential camps.

Monongalia County Younger 4-H Camp - June 9-13, 2019

The 4-H Year is October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019. If your child turns 9 years old during this time frame, they are welcome to register for 4-H Younger Camp through 7th grade. Youth currently in 7th grade have the option of attending either older or younger camp, but must choose between the two.

PLEASE NOTE: Female beds at younger camp are completely full. We are still accepting younger male campers. If you want your female child listed on the waitlist for younger camp, please call the Extension Office at 304-291-7201.

Monongalia County Younger 4-H Camp Registration Packet


Monongalia County 4-H Day Camp - June 17-20, 2019

Campers must currently be in at least kindergarten (2018-19 school year) to attend day camp. The 4-H Year is October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019.  If they turn 8 years old during time frame, this will be their last year to attend Cloverbud Day Camp.

Monongalia County 4-H Day Camp Registration Packet

Monongalia County 4-H Older Camp - July 7-11, 2019

Monongalia County Older 4-H Camp is for youth who are currently in 7th grade (2018-19 school year) through 21 years old.  Youth currently in 7th grade have the option of attending either older or younger camp, but must choose between the two. Youth may attend 4-H Older Camp, up to 21 years of age (as long as they are 21 years old for the duration of 4-H Older Camp).

Monongalia County Older 4-H Camp Registration Packet

A completed registration form consists of the camper information form, a media release form, a health history form, and a signed code of conduct for each camper. The Foundation scholarship form included in the older and younger camp packets is optional.

The early registration deadline is May 3. Camp forms are processed on a first come, first served basis.

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@ nomail.wvu.edu. We are looking forward to a great summer camping season!


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!