Skip to main content

Summers County 4-H

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

Recent WV 4-H News

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Civic Engagement

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

Each of the four winners received a $500 mini-grant to develop a significant community project, recognition at a formal award ceremony, a full scholarship to attend West Virginia 4-H Older Members Conference, an opportunity to be featured as the West Virginia 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area, support and mentorship to apply for the 2022 National 4-H Youth in Action Awards, and an official reference letter from the West Virginia State 4-H Program Leader, Brent Clark.

Read West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Civic Engagement

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Agriculture

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

Each of the four winners received a $500 mini-grant to develop a significant community project, recognition at a formal award ceremony, a full scholarship to attend West Virginia 4-H Older Members Conference, an opportunity to be featured as the West Virginia 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area, support and mentorship to apply for the 2022 National 4-H Youth in Action Awards, and an official reference letter from the West Virginia State 4-H Program Leader, Brent Clark.

Read West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Agriculture

WV 4-H COVID Needs Assessment

West Virginia 4-H needs your help! We want to learn from the COVID pandemic that will ultimately help the youth we serve. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals that complete the needs assessment will be directed to an opportunity with a chance to win a $50 prize!

The purpose of the West Virginia 4-H COVID Needs Assessment is to identify youth educational, mental health, emotional, and social needs of 4-H youth across West Virginia during the pandemic (2020-2022). The results from this needs assessment will help WVU Extension faculty to identify, develop, and share resources to help address identified needs. It will also inform current and post-pandemic educational delivery. This needs assessment is voluntary, and all responses are anonymous. We thank you for your input.

Complete the needs assessment by April 29, 2022.

Read WV 4-H COVID Needs Assessment

Older WV 4-H News


Clubs

School 4-H Clubs

Simpsons (6th grade) located at Summers Middle School, Leaders are Jim Gaal & Anne Gilll
Dude, It’s 4-H (7th grade) located at Summers Middle School, Leaders are Jim Gaal & Anne Gill
Lil’ Bobcats (8th grade) located at Summers Middle School, Leaders are Jim Gaal & Anne Gill
Lucky Charms located at Summers County High School, Leaders are Jarod Hartwell & Anne Gill

Community Clubs

Young and Free located in Sandstone, Leaders are Amy Richmond and Shirley Richmond
Hinton Helping Hands located in Hinton, Leader is Ann Lipscomb

Special Interest Clubs

Pony P.A.L.S. with different locations, Leaders are Mareelyn and Toni McQuaig
Charting located in the Memorial Building, Leaders are Sonya Murrell and Jim Gaal


Camps

Summers County 4-H Camp
When: TBA

If you qualify for the reduced camp rate, you will also need to fill out the Free and Reduced form.

Register for Camp Health History Form Media Release Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Volunteers