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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.

Recent WV 4-H News

It Pays to BEE a Writer: State 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

West Virginia 4-H is excited to announce the 2024 State 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest!

The topic for this 750-1000 word essay is Varietal Honeys.

It is open to any active 4-H member between the ages of 8 (as of September 30, 2023) and 18 (as of January 1, 2024).

Ten My Hands to Larger Service Mini-Grants awarded in 2024

Ten 4-H teen leaders and their teams have pledged their hands to larger service in the coming months as they implement the service projects outlined in their winning mini-grant applications. The West Virginia 4-H All Stars have committed $2,000 to support the ten mini-grants to enhance communities in Berkeley, Harrison, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, and Randolph counties.

Cooper Knott and the Scrabble Scramblers 4-H Club in Berkeley County plan to update athletic equipment at the Camp Frame. This facility attracts the tri-county community for year-round social, educational, and recreational gatherings. The basketball hoop and backboard at the facility are broken and need to be replaced for the facility users to enjoy for years to come.

Harrison County 4-H members Hope Woods, Hannah Woods, and Spencer Nolan plan to repurpose old furniture to make a blessing box in their community. Community members can help fill this box with food, warm clothes, hygiene products, and other essentials that those in need can discretely acquire. By repurposing old furniture instead of building a new box, the 4-H members aim to reduce waste and encourage environmental preservation.

2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

For several years the West Virginia 4-H All Stars have generously funded to eleven mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H Project.

Mini-Grant Application

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?

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.

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.


Monongalia County 4-H Camp registration is now open!

Monongalia County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp at Camp Muffly - June 3-5, 2024- (Monday-Wednesday) - youth must have been between the ages of 5- 7 by June 30, 2023. This camp is non-residential and runs daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Camp Muffly. Thank you for your interest in Monongalia County Cloverbud 4-H Camp at Camp Muffly. We are excited about the strong interest in attending and are currently accepting those interested on a waitlist. Please complete and submit the information and if a spot opens up, we will contact you in the order in which this information was received. The waitlist link can be found here:  

 Monongalia County Younger 4-H Camp: June 9-13, 2024 (Sunday-Thursday) - 8 years old by June 30, 2023- current 6th grade. Current 7th graders choose between younger and older 4-H camps. This 4-H camp is residential and held at Camp Muffly. Campers are dropped off on Sunday afternoon and picked up on Thursday evening.

PLEASE NOTE: Younger Camp is currently at capacity! If interested in being placed on the waitlist for younger camp, please email with your child's name, gender, parent/guardian name, parent/guardian e-mail, and parent/guardian phone number and we will reach out if any beds open.

 Monongalia County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp at Mason Dixon Park - June 24-26, 2024- (Monday-Wednesday) - youth must have been between the ages of 5- 7 by June 30, 2023. This BRAND NEW camp is non-residential and runs daily from 8:30am-4:30pm at Mason Dixon Historical Park. The cost of camp for this first-year introduction offer of day camp at Mason Dixon Park is $55.00 for Monongalia County 4-H Cloverbud club members (members enrolled in a club as of January 1, 2024) and $75 for non-members.

Monongalia County Older 4-H Camp - July 7-11, 2024 (Sunday-Thursday) - 7th grade- age 21. Youth currently in 7th grade have the option of attending either older or younger camp, but must choose between the two. Anyone who will be 21 on or before September 30, 2024 is eligible to attend. This 4-H camp is residential and held at Camp Muffly. Campers are dropped off on Sunday afternoon and picked up on Thursday evening. Camp fees will be $160 for 4-H members (enrolled by January 1, 2024) and $235 for non-4-H members.

Registration deadline is May 6. If you are a currently enrolled 4-H member, please remember to register through your zsuites member account. Camps fill up quickly and registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions regarding camp, email me at or call our 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 year 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!