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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

Highlights from the 2019 Cloverbud Day Camp

Cloverbud Day Camp was held June 11 - 14 at Mays Chapel near Lavalette. Youth engaged in lots of hands-on educational activities around healthy living, citizenship, and science. Camp also featured a variety of speakers. Here are a few highlights.

Reptile Assembly at 2019 Day Camp

Zana Watkins brought several of her non-venomous snakes for campers to feel and touch!

Read about Highlights from the 2019 Cloverbud Day Camp


Highlights from the 2019 Younger Camp

The 2019 4-H Younger Camp was held Jun 18 - 21 at Cabwaylingo State Forest. Youth engaged in lots of hands-on learning that involved STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) activities, arts and crafts, hiking and agricultural science in the morning and all kinds of fun activities each afternoon. Below are just a few highlights from a great week at Cabwaylingo!

Tribal Leadership at 2019 Younger CampReptile Assembly at Younger Camp

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Results from National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition

The WV 4-H Air Rifle Team wrapped up competition last Thursday June 27, 2019 in Grand Island, NE. The team finished 5th out of 19 teams nationally. Andrew Kelley and Chase Smith of Wayne County, placed 11th and 12th respectively, after three days of competition, out of 79 air rifle competitors. Please help us congratulation them and their coaches on a job well done!

WV 4-H Air Rifle Team with Coaches

L-r: Coach Chris Scamehorn, Chase Smith, Brandon Scamehorn, Justus Kirkland, Andrew Kelley, and Coach Bruce Crockett.

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Highlights from the 2019 Older Camp

Here are a few highlights from the 2019 Older Camp at Cabwaylingo State Forest. It was held June 24 - 28, 2019.

Council Circle at 2019 Older CampAir Rifle Class at Older Camp

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2019 Older Camp Award Winners

The 2019 Wayne County 4-H Older Camp concluded on Friday, June 28, at Cabwaylino State Forest. The photo below features Spirit and H award winners (l-r): James Cox, Hands H; Blake Cox, Health H; Abby Kincaid, Spirit of Camp; JoJo Vanhoose, Heart H; and Cameron Cade, Head H.

2019 Spiritt & H Award Winners Wayne County Older Camp

The following list cites other award winners.

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Wayne County 4-H Camps

Registration is Open!

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

Read below for complete details! Full refunds will be offered through Monday May 20, 2019, at 4 p.m. The deadline to register for 4-H Camp is Tuesday May 28 2019, at 12 p.m. (noon), or when each camp is full.


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.

Register Online for Wayne 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp

The deadline to register is Tuesday May 28 2019, at 12 p.m. (noon), or when camp is full.


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.

Register for Online Wayne County 4-H Younger Residential Camp

The deadline to register is Tuesday May 28 2019, at 12 p.m. (noon), or when camp is full.


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.

Register Online for Wayne County 4-H Older Residential Camp

The deadline to register is Tuesday May 28 2019, at 12 p.m. (noon), or when camp is full.


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 26, 2019, 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 Monday May 20, 2019, at 4 p.m.

  • Deadline: The deadline to register is Tuesday May 28 2019, at 12 p.m. (noon), or when each camp is full.

Wayne County Council Circle 2018