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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, read our online newsletter!

Monongalia County 4-H Fun Bash

Interested in learning more about the 4-H program? Join us on October 9, 2022 from 3-5 p.m., at the Monongalia County Center at Mylan Park (pavilion in the back.) This event is free and is open to youth and families interested in learning more about the 4-H program in Monongalia County. Prizes and fun activity stations will be available and 4-H members can enroll in the club.

For more information, send an email to

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New 4-H Year, Club Information, and Age Policy

The new 4-H year begins on October 1. For those who have participated before with Monongalia County 4-H, your local agent will send instructions on how to re-enroll your child in ZSuite on October 1. Please do not try and re-enroll until after that date because you will just have to re-do it. 

We recommend you reaching out to your club leaders to see when their first meeting will be held. Monongalia County will hold a countywide Cloverbud (age 5-8) monthly meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., and a countywide teen leader club (ages 12 and up) that meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office at Mylan Park. Both clubs will begin in October. 

Please contact the Monongalia County Extension Office if you have any questions. We are looking for teen and adult volunteers to assist with our Cloverbud club: please let us know if you are interested.

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Recent WV 4-H News

Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

West Virginia individuals or teams (up to four persons) of students in grades 9-12 from traditional, virtual or homeschool environments, or those attending career and technical centers are invited to compete in the 2023 Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition.

This competition is an exciting program designed to engage talented youths in our community, state and beyond. By participating in this competition, young people will have the opportunity to jump-start their own businesses or develop essential skills for their future roles with potential employers.

Multiple monetary prizes are available, including $3,000 for the first place winner. Register by Oct. 20, 2023, to compete.

4-H Volunteer Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2023 4-H Volunteer Retreat! WV 4-H Volunteers, All Stars, Adult Leaders, and Alumni (18 years or older) who serve, or want to learn more about serving, as volunteers with the West Virginia 4-H program are invited.

The conference will be held  Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023.

The full conference program includes leadership learning sessions/workshops, WV 4-H All Star business meeting, ideas for 4-H club meetings and activities, leader recognition, informative speakers, Council Circle, reflections, fellowship, and fun.

Season 4, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Monday, July 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.   

To kick off today’s episode, Jen Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension STEM Specialist, and Ben, the flashlight wizard, lead a STEM activity, teaching us how to make our own flashlights. For this activity, you will need jumbo craft sticks, LEDs, coin cell batteries, jumbo paper clips, copper tape, masking tape, scissors. If all that science worked up an appetite, you’re in luck! Susan Lily, a nutrition instructor with the WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program, walks us through how to make some delicious energy bars. For this recipe, you will need rice cereal, quick cooking oats, toasted nuts, dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, honey, low-fat peanut butter and vanilla.  


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.


Want to Join a 4-H Club?

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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.

Age Requirements: 

Traditional 4-H'ers

  • Starting Age based off of age on June 30th.
  • First year to participate is if they are 8 years old on June 30th – prior to the 4-H year they are starting.
  • Last possible day to be involved will be September 30, 2023 – for anyone who is currently 21 years old on that day.

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 ZSuite.

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.


2024 Monongalia County 4-H Camp dates are set. Mark your calendars!

  • June 3-5, 2024 - Monongalia County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp
  • June 9-13, 2024 - Monongalia County Younger 4-H Camp
  • July 7-11, 2024 - Monongalia County OIder 4-H Camp

If you have any questions regarding camp, please email Becca Fint-Clark or call the WVU Monongalia County Extension Office at 304-291-7201.


Cloverbuds are open to any youth who fit the below age requirements:

  • Starting Age based off of age on June 30th.
  • First yea r to participate as a Cloverbud is if they are 5 years old on June 30th – prior to the 4-H  year they are starting.
  • Last year to participate as a Cloverbud is if they are 7 years on June 30th – prior to the 4-H year they are starting. 

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 the WVU Monongalia County Extension Office at 304-291-7201.


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!