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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 Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent at 304-272-6839.


4-H Clubs

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 Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent 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

Wayne County 4-H Clubs


Wayne County 4-H Events

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Wayne County 4-H News

Teens May Apply to Volunteer at 4-H Camp this Summer

The Wayne County Extension Office is accepting applications for youth to serve as a 4-H Teen Camp Counselor this summer.

Volunteer opportunities include:

Read about Teens May Apply to Volunteer at 4-H Camp this Summer


Youth "Travel" to Italy

The first of four international cooking classes was held January 28, 2019 at the Wayne County Extension Office. Youth learned about the country of Italy and how to make homemade pasta and bruschetta! Youth got to use a "blender bike" to help chop up tomatoes for the bruschetta. To learn more about 4-H opportunities, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Youth Make Homemade PastaYouth Make Brushetta Using a Blender Bike

Read about Youth "Travel" to Italy


Youth "Travel" to South Africa

The second of four 4-H International Cooking classes was held on February 4, 2019. Youth "traveled" to South Africa and learned how to make several ethnic dishes. Youth that are participating in this four week class series include (l-r, front row): Grayson Smith, Addy Smith, Josie Parsley, Marah Christian, Jenna Adkins and in the back row (l-r): Ashlee Bell, Alyssa Lambert, Benton Hall, Conner Hall, Duke Parsley, and Danielle Adkins. To learn more about 4-H opportunities, please contact the Wayne County Extension Office at 304-272-6839.

Youth Make South African ethnican dishes

Read about Youth "Travel" to South Africa


Next 4-H Leaders Meeting

4-H Clover

The Wayne County 4-H Leaders will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m., at the Extension Office. All 4-H volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend. A camp planning meeting will immediately follow the 4-H Leaders Meeting. For more information, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Read about Next 4-H Leaders Meeting


Youth "Travel" to South Korea

The 4-H International Cooking Class "traveled" to South Korea on February 11, 2019! Youth learned how to make sushi rolls, did a blind taste test of several different rices, learned about rice production in the United States, and got to write their name in Korean.

Youth Make SushiYouth Participate in Blind Taste Test of Different Rice

Read about Youth "Travel" to South Korea


Wayne County 4-H Camps

It is that time of year for youth to register for camp.

Wayne County 4-H offers three exciting, educational and fun camps for youth of all ages!

This year you will register online to attend one of our three 4-H camps! We hope this will make it easier on you to register your child for 4-H camp this summer.

Register online for camp this year - complete details are below. Contact the WVU Extension Service Wayne County Office at 304-272-6839 if you have questions or need help registering.


4-H Cloverbud Day Camp

Date: June 11 - 14, 2019

Location: Mays Chapel

Cost: $20 free/reduced lunch eligibility. Make checks payable to the Wayne County 4-H Leaders
Age requirement
: The 4-H Year is October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019. If your child turns 6 years old during this time frame, they may register for Cloverbud Day Camp. If they turn 8 years old during time frame, this will be their last year to attend Cloverbud Day Camp.


4-H Younger Residential Camp

Date: June 18 - 21, 2019
Location: Cabwaylingo State Forest
Cost: $48 full price; $28 free/reduced lunch eligibility. Make checks payable to the Wayne County 4-H Leaders
Age Requirement: The 4-H Year is October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019. If your child turns 9 years old during this time frame, they are welcome to register for 4-H Younger Camp. If they turn 12 years old during time frame, this will be their last year to attend 4-H Younger Camp.


4-H Older Residential Camp

Date: June 24 - 28, 2019
Location: Cabwaylingo State Forest
Cost: $48 full price; $28 free/reduced lunch eligibility. Make checks payable to the Wayne County 4-H Leaders
Age Requirement: The 4-H Year is October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019. If your child turns 13 years old during this time frame, they are welcome to register for 4-H Older Camp. Youth may attend 4-H Older Camp, up to 21 years of age (as long as they are 21 years old for the duration of 4-H Older Camp). All 18 - 21 year olds must register by April 26, 2019, to give our office ample time to complete the necessary paperwork and training prior to the start of camp.


Helpful Tips for Wayne County's 4-H Camps

Before you register, please take a few minutes to review the following items that will aid you in registering your child for camp this summer.

  • $5 Discount: The $5 discount still applies if your family has more than one child attending Younger and Older Camps (this does not apply to Day Camp). Please call our office at 304-272-6839 if you have a child registering for Older and Younger Camp and we will help you with the discount. If you have more than one child registering for the same camp (ex. Younger Camp), the online registration system will automatically deduct the $5 discount.

  • Camp Forms: The new online registration allows you to select if you have read and understand the form in question (code of conduct, media release, etc) and space for you to type in your name as a means of a signature. The only two exceptions are the Health History Form and the Free/Reduced Lunch Form.

  • Health History Form: Everyone will need to download, print and send their child's Health History Form to our office. If you are unable to print this, please let us know and we will be happy to mail you a copy. 

  • Free & Reduced Lunch Form: If your child qualifies for free and reduced meals at school, we will need a copy of the Free/Reduced Lunch Form as part of your registration. If you are unable to print this, please let us know and we will be happy to mail you a copy. 

  • Payment: All payment options are available through the online registration system. If you choose to pay with cash, check or money order, the payment must be received in our office within one week or your camp registration will be canceled.

  • 18 - 21 year olds: Must register by April 27, 2018, to give us ample time to complete the necessary paperwork and training prior to the start of camp.

  • Slow or No Internet? Please call our office at 304-272-6839 to register your child over the phone or stop by our office anytime. The WVU Extension Service Wayne County Office is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • Refunds: Full refunds will be offered through Tuesday May 27 2019, at 12 p.m.

  • Deadline: The deadline to register is Tuesday May 27 2019, at 12 p.m. (Noon), or when each camp is full.

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