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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 us 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 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

Wayne County 4-H Clubs


Wayne County 4-H Events

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Wayne County 4-H News

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

Brenna Barnett All Star

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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.

Teen Camp Counselors 2022

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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.

Chase Smith at OMC

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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. 

Spirit & H Award Winners - Younger Camp 2022

L-R: Brookelynn Messer, Brody Parsons, Joel Patton, Noah Toney, Kinley Howard

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Older Camp Award Winners

4-H Older Camp was held June 6 - 10, 2022 at Cabwaylingo State Forest. This annual camp was held for this first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a complete list of award winners.

Blue & Gold Award - a warded to campers with three or more years, who  demonstrate good leadership and enthusiasm while at camp. These individuals also must have participated in county and state 4-H events. This year's winners include:

Green & White Award - a warded to campers with three or more years, who  demonstrate good leadership and enthusiasm while at camp. These individuals also must have participated in county and state 4-H events. 

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Wayne County 4-H Camps

More information will be available on the Wayne County 4-H Camp season.


Recent WV 4-H News

Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

The words 4-H Volunteers and a 4-H clover surrounded by hands reaching out with hearts in the palms

There are 4-H volunteer training opportunities scheduled around the state from late August through early October. A meal and 4-H club ideas (with supplies!) will be provided to each participant.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend these trainings to gain new skills and learn how to restart/start 4-H clubs. This session will provide grab 'n' go training resources and curriculum you can use in working within the 4-H youth program. The training will also focus on building relationships between 4-H volunteers and Extension educators. We are excited to come back together to learn, socialize and recognize our excellent volunteers that support our youth.

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Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia 2022

Adult taking a picture of a boy in a 4-H camp backdrop

The public is encouraged to picture themselves in 4-H this year at the State Fair of West Virginia. The stage has been set for kids of all ages to step into a 4-H club meeting or head off to 4-H camp at the 4-H exhibit in the Cecil Underwood Youth building. Thank you to Gold Ribbon poster winner, Hannah Beckner from Gilmer County for inspiring the exhibit theme this year.

Cornbread muffins, collections of leaves, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 11 through 20, 2022. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit .

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West Virginia 4-H Announces 2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces four young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

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