Wayne 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
To enroll in Wayne County 4-H or learn more about joining, please contact us at 304-272-6839.
The Wayne County 4-H Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for youth ages 5-21 years. 4-H is free to join! Our program has several community clubs, several specialty clubs, and several after-school programs. If you would like to learn more about joining a 4-H Club contact us at 304-272-6839.
Specialty 4-H Clubs
- Sharp Shooters 4-H Club - Offers air rifle, shotgun, and archery
- Wayne County 4-H Ambassador’s Team - Offers civic engagement and teen leadership development
- Wayne County 4-H Horse & Livestock Club - Offers horse and livestock education and showing experience
No events available at this time.
Wayne County 4-H News
4-H Camp is Back! Registration is Open
4-H Camp Registration is open. We have three opportunities for youth this June. Register soon to reserve your spot.
Barnett Inducted into WV 4-H All Stars
Brenna Barnett of Fort Gay was inducted into the WV 4-H All Stars which is the highest honor in the WV 4-H program. She was inducted on Friday June 10, 2022, as part of the final council circle program at 4-H Older Camp at Cabwaylingo State Forest. The All Stars recognizes outstanding service and leadership in the 4-H program and Brenna exemplifies both! For more information on the Wayne County 4-H Program, contact the WVU Extension Office at 304-272-6839.
Teen Leaders Served at 4-H Younger Camp
Wayne County 4-H Younger Camp featured talented and hard working teen leaders who volunteered their time to help make camp fun and engaging for our 9-12 year olds attending camp. The following teens served at 4-H Younger Camp, held June 20-24 at Cabwaylingo State Forest: Nicholas Daniels of Wayne, Benji Chute of Kenova, Ethan Adams of Wayne, McKenzie Cassel of Fort Gay, Hunter Hayton of Westmoreland, Addy Smith of Wayne, and Marah Christian of Wayne. To learn more about teen leader opportunities with 4-H, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.
Youth Selected as Mingo SAG at OMC
Please help us congratulate Chase Smith (left) of Prichard, who was selected to serve as Sagamore of the Mingo tribe this past week at Older Members Conference at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston. He sits with Morgan Christian of Cabell County who was selected as Chief of the Mingo tribe. Both positions are high honors at our county and state 4-H camps! To learn more about 4-H camp programs, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.
Younger Camp Award Winners
Congratulations to all the youth who attended 4-H Younger Camp held at Cabwaylingo June 20-24. It was the first time in three years that 4-H was able to conduct residential camps in Wayne County due to the pandemic. Here is a summary of award winners last week.
L-R: Brookelynn Messer, Brody Parsons, Joel Patton, Noah Toney, Kinley Howard
Wayne County 4-H Camps
More information will be available on the Wayne County 4-H Camp season.
Recent WV 4-H News
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.
West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners
The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces three young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, and STEM.
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.