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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

Brumfield Recognized as Outstanding 4-H Volunteer

During Volunteer Leaders Weekend recently, Phyllis Brumfield of Genoa (center) was recognized as the 2018 Wayne County Outstanding 4-H Volunteer. Phyllis has served as a volunteer for the past four years as a Club Leader of the Genoa Warriors 4-H Club. She has also been a tremendous asset to the 4-H Camp program. Her children - Conner and Benton are both actively involved in the program - availing of many of the opportunity available to youth. Congratulations to Phyllis on this well-deserved honor!

Brumfield Outstanding Volunteer

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Ambassadors Elect Officers

The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors held their monthly meeting on November 5, 2018. They elected officers which include (l-r): Cameron Cade, Treasurer; Brenna Barnett, Secretary; Zara Harold, President; and Chase Smith, Vice President. The team also worked on quilt block for a local Wayne County resident as part of their community service project involving the Wayne County 4-H Heritage Quilt Trail. To learn more about the Wayne County 4-H program and opportunities for teens and young adults, please contact our office at 304-272-6839

2018-19 Ambassador OfficersQuilt Trail 11-5-2018

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4-H After School Sites Learn about Ireland

Youth at three Wayne County after school sites (Buffalo, Kellogg and Prichard) have been learning about Ireland since early October. During the last week of October, each after school site got to taste and make Irish Soda Bread. The lesson mixed kitchen science and international cuisine.

The photo features Kinley Howard from the Buffalo After School site showing a sample of soda bread she tasted and one that she made to bake at home. For more information about educational programs through Wayne County 4-H, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Ireland After School 2018

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CS First Clubs at Midway Point

Three Wayne County 4-H CS (Computer Science) Clubs reached the midway point last week (4 out of 8 lessons). Our office is facilitating clubs at the following schools: East Lynn, Fort Gay and Prichard. Students in the 4th and 5th grade at these schools are learning key computer science principles. Lavalette Elementary 4th and 5th grades will start the program in January. CS First a partnership between Google and the National 4-H Council. The West Virginia 4-H Program launched this program for counties to avail in 2017. 

CS First Fall 2018

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Reality Store Programs Underway

On October 26, 2018, the Reality Store program was delivered to nearly 200 students at Buffalo Middle. Many thanks to the volunteers, teachers and administrators for supporting this program. Both 7th and 8th grade students learned life lessons related to the importance of budgeting, saving as well as many expenses a household has each month as a result of this program.

Two more Reality Store programs remain - at Crum Middle School on December 5, 2018, and at CK Middle on December 7, 2018. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Buffalo Middle School

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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 12 - 15, 2018
Location: Mays Chapel
Cost: $20 free/reduced lunch eligibility. Make checks payable to the Wayne County 4-H Leaders
Age requirement: Youth must be 5 years old by the start of the camp on June 12

Register for Wayne 4-H Cloverbud Camp

4-H Younger Residential Camp

Date: June 19 - 22, 2018
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: Youth must be 9 years old by the start of camp on June 19 and no older than 12

Register for Wayne 4-H Younger Camp


4-H Older Residential Camp

Date: June 25 - 29, 2018
Location: Cabell County 4-H Camp
Cost: $48 full price; $28 free/reduced lunch eligibility. Make checks payable to the Wayne County 4-H Leaders
Age Requirement: Youth must be 13 years old by the start of camp on June 25. Upper age limit is 21 years. Youth aged 18-21 years old must contact the Extension Office by March 30 in order to attend camp this year; new state guidelines require this.

Register for Wayne 4-H Older 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.

  • Classes at Younger Camp: The Younger Camp schedule has been overhauled due to uncertainty with staff numbers. As a result there will be no class selection for Younger Camp. This only applies to Younger Camp.

  • $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 Friday, June 1, 2018, at 4 p.m.

  • Deadline: The deadline to register is Monday, June 4, 2018, at 12 p.m. (Noon), or when each camp is full.

Wayne County Council Circle 2018