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.
- Spirit of Camp - awarded to the outstanding camper who embodies all the qualities of the head, heart, hands, and health. This person must display leadership qualities, be cooperative and helpful with fellow campers and adult leaders, be enthusiastic and spark enthusiasm in others. This person is a role model for all campers. This year's recipient is McKenzie C.
- Head H - awarded to the camper who offers good ideas and logical thought; demonstrates unbiased thinking in dealing with various situations. This person displays intelligence and creativity and uses both wisely in making decisions. This person is a role model for campers. This year's recipient is Fallon Stephens.
- Heart H - awarded to the camper who demonstrates loyalty, caring and trustworthiness. This person displays an understanding of fellow campers and leaders, good sportsmanship, a sense of fairness, and is considerate of others’ feelings and belonging. This person is a role model for campers. This year's recipient is Bekah Napier.
- Hands H - awarded to the camper who consistently demonstrates an ability to “go that extra mile to help someone”. This person must be creative in working with their hands in class, during assemblies, or in helping fellow campers or adult leaders. This person is a role model for campers. This year's recipient is Hunter Hayton.
- Health H - awarded to the camper who demonstrates physical fitness, mental alterness, and emotional maturity. This person displays healthy living through smart meal and snack choices, physical activity, and personal hygiene. This person is a role model for campers. This year's recipient is Duke Parsley.
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:
- Duke Parsley
- Josie Parsley
- Addy Smith
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.
- Olivia Murray
- Josie Parsley
Outstanding Recognition - a warded to campers with two or less years, who demonstrate good leadership and enthusiasm while at camp. These individuals are cooperative, friendly, help others, and are the “ideal” camper.
- Ethan Adams
- Andrew Runyon
Jon Irby First Year Camper Scholarship - t his award is in memory of Jon Irby of Wayne County, who was very active in 4-H on the county, state, and national levels. He was a WV 4-H All Star and served as the National Program Leader for 4-H in Washington DC. This award is given to one male and one female camper who have exemplified the spirit of 4-H their first year of camp. This person participated in all camp activities, were enthusiastic, and helpful at all times. The recipients of this award will receive a scholarship to attend one Wayne County 4-H Camp next year.
- Nicholas Daniels
- Pipa Cox
Charlie Rickman Scholarship - awarded to a second year camper who demonstrates loyalty, commitment and dedication to his or her tribe showcasing a willingness to help their tribe in all ways. This award provides a full scholarship to a camper to attend 4-H Camp next year. This scholarship is sponsored by the Wayne County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) in honor of Charlie Rickman, who served as an Extension Agent in Wayne County for over 30 years; she passed away in August 2015.
- Canaan Blankenship
Nell Hatfield Scholarship - awarded to a well-rounded individual who is kind, considerate, embodies the four H’s and is passionate about 4-H camp and all its traditions. This scholarship is provided by Nell Hatfield, who attended Wayne County 4-H Camp in the 1940s. A camp volunteer at the time, Virginia Wilson, served as a positive role model to Nell. It is because of this, that Nell left a legacy gift to the Wayne County 4-H Camp program, upon her passing in January 2016.
- Addy Smith
L-R: Duke Parsley, Hunter Hayton, Fallon Stephens, McKenzie Cassel, and Bekah Napier.