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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

Youth Participate in Ultimate Outdoor Weekend Camp

Wayne County 4-H members attended the first annual Ultimate Outdoor Weekend at WVU Jackson's Mill in late April. Youth that participated include (l-r): Kinley Thompson, Aubrey Dillon, John Apostolon, Zachary Apostolon, and Trendon Ritchie. If you are interested in outdoor recreation and shooting sports, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

Ultimate Outdoor Weekend Camp 2022

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Youth Learn about Pollinator Friendly Flowers

The Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club met on May 14 at Beech Fork State Park to learn about pollinator friendly flowers as well as flowers that are good for monarch butterflies. All club members got several flowers to plant in their garden due to generous grant funding secured earlier this year. To learn more about opportunities through this 4-H community club, please call our office at 304-272-6839

Whites Creek Critters May Meeting 2022

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Ambassadors Make Dog & Cat Toys

The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors met on May 14 and made lots of dog and cat toys for a local animal shelter as part of their monthly community service project! To learn more about teen leader opportunities through the Wayne County 4-H program, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

Ambassadors Make Dog & Cat Toys

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Youth Learn about Safari Environments

Our Genoa Warriors 4-H Club met recently and learned about safari habitats, animal tracks and migration in safari environments. The club plans to meet one more time this school year. Please call our office at 304-272-6839 to learn more about this club and opportunities to participate.

Genoa Warriors 4-H Club

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4-H Volunteers Gearing Up for June Camps

On May 19, camp volunteers came to the Extension Office to reconnect and participate in trainings in preparation for 4-H camp in June. 4-H volunteers must complete a background check, online trainings and attend meetings to prepare and plan for camp each summer. If you are interested in volunteering in future years, please call our office at 304-272-6839 for more information.

Camp Volunteers 2022

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Wayne County 4-H Camps

More information will be available on the Wayne County 4-H Camp season. Stay tuned for details or contact Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent at 304-272-6839.


Recent WV 4-H News

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Healthy Living

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.

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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.

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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.

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