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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.

Upcoming Monongalia County 4-H Events

For the latest Monongalia County 4-H news, information, programs, and events, visit our online newsletter!

State 4-H Photo Contest Entries Now Being Accepted

Do you love taking pictures? If so, consider entering the State 4-H Photo Contest. Monongalia County entries are due to the Extension Office by March 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Becca.

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Monongalia County 4-H Youth Invited to Participate in the State 4-H Writing Exhibition

4-H youth in Monongalia County who would like enter but have questions, should contact the Monongalia County Extension Office.

Monongalia County 4-H entries should be emailed to Becca Fint-Clark by March 1, 2021

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Monongalia County 4-H Today

Recent WV 4-H News

October 4-H Updates

Boy in kitchen with a measuring cup of tomatoes, bowls, cutting board, and knife

Youths across the state are invited to participate in 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs hosted by the Eastern Region of West Virginia. There are six different virtual programs lasting 4-6 weeks depending on the topic. Programs are free and offered to all youths in 3rd grade and above.

 “Choose a topic of interest to you then register online through ZSuite.com,” said Margaret Miltenberger, West Virginia University. “All topics will be interactive and taught by West Virginia University Extension 4-H Agents.”

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Week of August 3 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, August 3, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Make it fly! Join Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM Specialist, and her son, Ben, to learn how to make your own helicopter that you can fly at your home. ( For this activity, you will creative items from around your house to build your simple machine.) Want to enter the competition? Visit extension.wvu.edu/stemcare to learn more!

Kerri Carte, Family and Community Development agent will make a yummy cucumber salad. ( For this recipe, you will need light mayonnaise, two cucumbers, two large tomatoes, two strips of bacon, pinch of salt and bibb or leaf lettuce.)

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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.

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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 Heather Tanton, WVU Monongalia County 4-H Program Assistant. Both can be reached at 304-291-7201.


Clubs

Want to Join a 4-H Club?

4-H Clover

There are several 4-H clubs that meet throughout Monongalia County.  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.

To register a 4-H member, please complete the enrollment through Zsuites database, which can be found at https://4h.zsuite.org/

    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

    Thank you to those who participated in our 2020 virtual 4-H camp. Check back soon for dates and information regarding Monongalia county 4-H Camps 2021.


    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, 2020 – September 30, 2021)
    • 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!