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Wood County 4-H Camp Registration 2022

Older 4-H Camp is open to youth ages 13-21. See membership age requirements . Campers who are 18 years of age or older must complete the vetting process (background check, Title IX and Protecting our Children Training). Please contact the office to start the process if you have not already done so. Cost is $115 with an Early Bird Discount of $10 if registered by May 20. Spend the week with friends and participate in camp classes like shooting sports, Charting, dance, crafts, cooking, games, fishing, STEM and more. We will have a campfire program every night, daily activities, and a dance on the last night of camp.

Scholarships Available for College and Post-Secondary Education and Training

Attention Livestock Exhibitors - The Wood County Jr. Livestock Sale Committee is sponsoring two $500 scholarships for college or post-secondary training and education. Applications are open until April 29, 2022.

Seniors who have exhibited a 4-H or FFA project at the State Fair of WV during the last 5 years are eligible to apply for a scholarship for college or vocational school. See all requirements at Deadline to apply is March 14.

Wood County 4-H Honors Volunteers 2021

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Wood County 4-H recognized their outstanding volunteers for 2021 at their annual Awards Ceremony on December 11, 2021 at the Wood County 4-H Camp. Volunteers were recognized for years of service and outstanding achievements. “Each of our 4-H volunteers bring knowledge and experience to the program and teach valuable life skills to our 4-H members. 4-H volunteers are mentors, role models, teachers, advisors, coaches, and more. Wood County is lucky to have such a talented and caring group of 4-H leaders. The 4-H program is only possible because of the dedicated service of our volunteers. They deserve recognition every year, but especially on their anniversary years,” says Jodi Smith, WVU 4-H Extension Agent.

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State 4-H Camps and Contests 2022

Stay up to date on the latest West Virginia 4-H opportunities by checking out the WVU Extension State 4-H Events. All state events and contests required registration in Check your ZSuite account regularly! 

Join other 4-H members from around the state by participating in a virtual 4-H SPIN Club! Topics include Welcome to 4-H, We Love Our Pets, Career Readiness, Cooking, and Mental Health. Browse all of the 4-H SPIN Clubs at  WV 4-H SPIN Clubs

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.

Putting Knowledge to Work!

The West Virginia University Extension works to provide solutions in your community through key programs and resources, including agriculture and natural resources; 4-H and youth development; food and nutrition; health and wellness; financial planning; and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to Wood County residents thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners, including the Board of Education and County Commission.

Wood County Highlights

  • 9,000 youths and 4,500 adults served.
  • $174,000+ generated by involvement in WVU Extension educational programming.
  • More than 10,000 volunteer hours ($272,000 value) provided to our local community.
  • Faculty members authored columns, articles and social media posts to share research and offer practical advice for parents, farmers and community members during the pandemic, reaching more than 30,000 people.