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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

State 4-H Contacts: Joshua Meadows and Rachel Meininger

PURPOSE: 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 6 th–12 th grade aged 11-17 at the time of the event. Space is limited.

WHEN: February 21-23, 2020

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill 

REGISTRATION: Online registration opens January 6, 2020. The deadline to register for 4-H Code Camp Weekend online is February 7, 2020. No paper registrations will be accepted. Full payment must be received by February 7, 2020, to be eligible to attend. No walk-ins accepted.

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REFUNDS:  Cancellations and request for refunds must be emailed to Rachel.Griffith@mail.wvu.edu and must be received by February 7, 2020. There is a $35 fee for all refunds. NO REFUNDS will be made for no-shows.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:  Students will choose two courses, one for the morning coding classes and one for the afternoon physical computing classes. Each class description lists any needed background experience. New coders with little or no computer science experience should not sign up for classes listed as intermediate or advanced. Each class has a limit of 12 participants.


Dance Weekend

PURPOSE:

To enhance an individual’s awareness of and skills in specific heritage and folk dances. To provide dance learning experiences that will challenge interested 4-H’ers at their skill level. To provide in depth training for 4-H’ers to lead or teach heritage and folk dances.

WHO:

  • 4-H'ers who are at least 12 years old by September 30, 2020, through age 21.
  • Vetted 4-H volunteers are also welcome to attend.

WHEN: Canceled and exploring possible rescheduling later in 2020


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

Notice: Chaperone/staff must submit a camp staff application and be approved to attend before registering online. 

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REFUND POLICY:

Request for refunds must be emailed by February 28, 2020, to:

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

NO REFUNDS will be made for no-shows. (There is a $35 refund processing fee. No refunds will be made for amounts less than $35 after deduction of the processing fee).


Teen Leader Weekend

State 4-H Contacts: Jason Burnside and Rachel Meininger

PURPOSE: To provide 4-H members personal development experiences to help them better understand themselves, and display more personal confidence when assuming leadership positions and when taking part in charting workshops.

WHO: West Virginia 4-H members. Participant age range is 13–18, and may not be beyond their senior year of high school. Participant must be at least 13 by September 30, 2020 to attend.

WHEN: Cancelled and exploring possible rescheduling later in 2020

WHERE: WVU Jackson’s Mill

REGISTRATION: Registration opens January 6, 2020. The deadline to register is March 13, 2020. No paper registrations will be accepted. Full payment must be received by March 13, 2020 to be eligible to attend. No walk-ins accepted.

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REFUND POLICY: Cancellations and request for refunds must be made by email to  Rachel.Griffith@mail.wvu.edu and must be received by March 13, 2020. There is a $35 fee for all refunds. NO REFUNDS will be made for no-shows.

COUNTIES: Counties are asked to verify that 18-year old participants have been properly vetted. Counties must have all participants paid by Friday, March 13, 2020, with all materials submitted to:

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

Shooting Sports Weekend

4-H Shooting Sports

State 4-H Contacts: Jason Burnside and Rachel Meininger

PURPOSE:
This camping weekend is designed to teach life skills through safe, noncompetitive activities in shooting sports and natural resources. Campers may participate in several different tracks including archery, air rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading (black powder), air pistol, and wildlife conservation (hunting and trapping. Campers will also learn about West Virginia’s natural resources through a variety of group and outdoor learning experiences.

WHO:
West Virginia 4-H members, age 12–17 (as of April 13, 2020) regardless of prior shooting sports experience in their home county. No experience necessary.

WHEN: Canceled and exploring possible rescheduling later in 2020

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

REGISTRATION: Canceled and exploring possible rescheduling later in 2020

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CHAPERONES:
Chaperone supply will not be mandatory due to the nature of this camping format, in which county instructors serve in the dual role of counselor. Should volunteers elect to accompany campers, they must be registered as camp counselors and fully vetted through their individual county affiliation. All camp volunteers are fully vetted through WVU Extension Service 4-H.

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 the Shooting Sports Camp. 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.