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State 4-H Camp Information for Wirt County 4-H

Why should you consider a state camp?

There are four opportunities to attend a state camp in just a few months!  Each of these weekend camps provide a great opportunity for youth who have never been to a state camp to experience what it's like to spend time at Jackson's Mill. These camps also have lower registration fees than week-long summer camps.  

The four weekend camps also are specialized to appeal to the different interests of 4-H campers.  Whether your interseted in computer science, dancing, leadership, or shooting sports, there is a camp for you! 

Registration Timeline

Registration for all of the weekend camps opens January 6 at 10:00 a.m. All registrations must be completed online prior to the deadline and payment must be made in full before camp begins. The registration fee for all camps is $125.  There is a discount window for each camp!

  • Code Camp - February 21-23, 2020
    • Early Bird Discount - January 6-10 - $100
    • Registration and Payment due by January 31
  • Dance Weekend - March 13-15, 2020
    • Early Bird Discount - January 6-31 - $85
    • Registration and Payment due by February 25
  • Teen Leader Weekend - March 27-29, 2020
    • Early Bird Discount - January 6-31 - $85
    • Registration and Payment due by March 10th
  • Shooting Sports Weekend - April 17-9, 2020
    • Early Bird Discount - January 6 - February 29 - $85
    • Registration and Payment due by March 31

Code Camp

Smartphone apps, robots, video games, movies – the world runs on code. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34 percent in the next few years, making coding and app development the world's most in-demand skills. During the 4-H Code Camp, campers will work on fun hands-on projects while learning how computer science can be topics like drones, cyber security, and computer animation. Classes are for new coders with no experience, as well as intermediate and advanced coders.

WHO: West Virginia youth currently in 6th–12th grade aged 11-17 at the time of the event. 

WHEN: Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill 

State 4-H Contacts:  Rachel Meininger and Kati Baker 

Register for 4-H Code Camp

4-H Registration Help


Dance Weekend

4-H Dance Weekend is held at WVU Jackson's Mill in March.  Youth select six (6) Dance workshop and spend the weekend learning new dances and mastering favorite ones . Workshops include Square, Line Dance, Folk Dance, Hip Hop, Zumba, Dance Camp Classic and many many more. This weekend is great for new and experienced dancer to come together and carrying on the traditions  of 4-H Dance Weekend 

WHEN: Begins Second Friday in March 

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill 

State 4-H Contacts:  Jason Burnside and Rachel Meininger

A group of 4-H'ers dancing at Dance Weekend.

Enroll & Register for 4-H Activities


Teen Leader Weekend
Four teenages walking together across a field

State 4-H Contacts: Jason Burnside and Rachel Meininger

Description: Teen Leader Weekend is held annually each spring. Teens meet and great other teen leaders, participate in interactive ice breakers, and get an introduction into WVU's 4-H Charting Program. Workshops focus on several topic including cooking, interview skill, public speaking, resume building, and more.

WHEN: TBA

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

4-H Online Registration Help with ZSuite

Rachel Meininger
618 Knapp Hall
PO Box 6031
Morgantown, WV 26506-6031

Shooting Sports Weekend

State 4-H Contacts: Jason Burnside and Rachel Meininger

PURPOSE: Ultimate Outdoor Weekend is a weekend camp held at Jackson's Mill full of 4-H Shooting Sports and Outdoor skills. Campers will learn new skills and gain confidence in multiple outdoor disciplines. The first evening of camp features the ultimate adventure program where campers form small group teams to adventure through the Jackson's Mill facility. Day two features Shooting Sports and additional class discipline training throughout the day. We wrap up with a guest/feature speaker and camp service project. We look forward to novice and experienced youth joining us to learn and hone their outdoor skills.

WHO: West Virginia youth age 12 to 21 as of September 30, 2022

WHEN: April 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. to May 1, 2022 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

COST: $125

REGISTRATION: Opens on March 17, 2022 at 8 a.m. and closes on April 15, 2022.

Registration will be handled through the 4-H ZSuite Online System.

Registration link if you are a 4-H member

Registration link if you are not a 4-H member

ADULT CHAPERONES:

All adult chaperones must be fully vetted through WVU Extension Service and register for the event through ZSuite. Learn more information about the volunteer process.

PROGRAM: The following disciplines will be offered during the weekend. Youth participants must select their top choices during the registration process. No guarantee of choices can be made. 

  • Archery
  • Air Pistol
  • Air Rifle
  • Muzzleloader (must be at least 12 years old by April 29, 2022)
  • Shotgun (must be at least 12 years old by April 29, 2022)
  • ATV Safety
  • Fishing
  • Hunting/Wildlife
  • Trapping
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Hiking/Leave No Trace/Survival Skills

CAMP NOTES:

  • Campers are not to bring equipment beyond approved personal safety equipment, i.e., safety glasses and hearing protection.
  • This is NOT a competition!
  • Be sure personal property is personally identified in some manner.
  • Do not bring valuables! These are not the responsibility of this event.
  • The only exception is the inclusion of the advanced archery section which encourages 4-H’ers to bring their personal archery equipment for use in this specific class section.