Wood 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
Wood County 4-H offers four summer "4-H camps", community "4-H clubs",
and a "4-H Afterschool program". Come join 4-H and have fun while you discover
the world. For more information about 4-H and how you can join the adventure, call
the Wood County Extension Office at
Lindsey Boso, 4-H Program Assistant
Becky Marks, Youth Health Educator
Wood County 4-H Clubs
Wood County 4-H News
Wood County 4-H & FFA Summer Showcase Still Project Awards
Wood County 4-H & FFA Summer Showcase Livestock Results 2023
Wood County Camp Awards 2023
Browse Woodcuts—Wood County 4-H Newsletter
Recent WV 4-H News
2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available
For several years the West Virginia 4-H All Stars have generously funded to eleven mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H Project.
West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners
The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces three young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, and STEM.
Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition
West Virginia individuals or teams (up to four persons) of students in grades 9-12 from traditional, virtual or homeschool environments, or those attending career and technical centers are invited to compete in the 2023 Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition.
This competition is an exciting program designed to engage talented youths in our community, state and beyond. By participating in this competition, young people will have the opportunity to jump-start their own businesses or develop essential skills for their future roles with potential employers.
Wood County 4-H Calendar
Cloverbuds have fun learning by participating in fun, hands-on activities directly related to the 4-H project areas. Children can enroll as Cloverbuds once they turn 5 years old by June 30 prior to the start of the 4-H year. Some Cloverbud groups meet separate from 4-H clubs, some meet in conjunction with 4-H clubs.
To learn how to enroll your child in the Cloverbud program in Wood County, contact the WVU Extension at 304-424-1960.
Learn how to enroll a child in 4-H Cloverbuds
Wood County 4-H hosts four camps every summer, an Older 4-H Camp, Younger 4-H Camp, Cloverbud Day Camp, and a regional Horse Camp. For more information about 4-H Camp age requirements and dates, go the our Wood County 4-H Camp Information, contact the WVU Extension Service office in Wood County at (304) 424-1960 or email Jodi Smith.