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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

Thanks for a wonderful summer of 4-H camping in Monongalia County.

2019 Monongalia County 4-H camp dates are set- mark your calendars!

Monongalia County Younger 4-H Camp= June 9-13, 2019
Monongalia County 4-H Day Camp= June 17-20, 2019
Monongalia County Older 4-H Camp= July 7-11, 2019

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.

Where: Camp Muffly

If you have any questions regarding 4-H camp in Monongalia County, please contact the Extension Office at 304-291-7201 or email Becca Fint-Clark. We are looking forward to a great summer camping season!


Cloverbuds

Cloverbuds- 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!



Children On Campus Training

As of December 2014, all 4-H volunteers are being asked to complete the “Children on Campus” training (policy stated by State 4-H Program). The training process has changed. Please e-mail Becca at Becca Fint-Clark for additional information on how to complete the process.