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Camps

The West Virginia 4-H Camping Program has provided youths with opportunities for four-fold life development (head, heart, hands, health) through cooperative group living in the natural environment since 1915.

4-H camps

While society and our organization have changed since those early days, the emphasis on a camper-focused educational experience has remained an integral part of the West Virginia 4-H Camping Program at state and county levels. 4-H camping is one of the cornerstones of WVU Extension and is a “point of pride” for which the state 4-H program is known nationally.

West Virginia has many opportunities for youth ages 9 through 21 to have fun, make friends and learn at camp through WVU Extension’s 4-H program – the camping experts!

4-H camps are offered in every West Virginia County. Contact your local county office to learn more about camping options in your area.

Volunteer

All county camps need caring adults to serve as 4-H volunteers. Use the buttons below to review our adult volunteer process and to learn more about the many volunteer roles available!

Adult Volunteer Process

County Camp Volunteer Roles

State Camps

In addition to county camps, the state 4-H program offers a variety of state camps!

Scholarship Information

Campers will be eligible for one (1) weekend and one (1) week-long state supported campership within the calendar year (Jan-Dec). Campers who request additional state supported scholarship money will have their request held as pending until all other first-time requests are reviewed.

Additional camperships will be granted on a case by case basis as funding is available. For questions and more information on scholarships, please email 4HYouthDev@mail.wvu.edu.


West Virginia 4-H State Camps


Code Camp

Overnight 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.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Friday, February 23, 2024 to
Sunday, February 25, 2024

Ages:
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 (as of 9/30/24)

Fee:
$150

Registration:
Registration will open on December 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. and will close on February 2, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Spots are limited for Code Camp 2024. Payment must be made by February 5, 2024. If payment is not made by February 5, 2024, your registration will be canceled and your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.

Register Here (4-H ZSuite)

External Registration (No ZSuite Account)

Learn More About Code Camp


Dance Weekend

Overnight Camp

While attending WV 4-H Dance Weekend, youth spend the weekend learning new dances and mastering their favorites. Workshops include beloved classic options such as Square and Line Dance, as well as some new and exciting additions such as WV Band/Jam! This weekend is great for new and experienced dancers to come together and carry on the traditions of 4-H Dance Weekend.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Friday, March 15, 2024 to
Sunday, March 17, 2024

Ages:
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 (as of 9/30/24)

Fee:
$150

Registration:
Registration will open on December 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. and will close on February 27, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. Payment must be made by February 28. If payment is not received by February 28, 2024, your registration will be canceled, and your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.

Register Here (4-H ZSuite)

External Registration (No ZSuite Account)

Learn More About Dance Weekend


Ultimate Outdoor Weekend

Overnight Camp

Ultimate Outdoor Weekend is a weekend camp 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.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Friday, April 19, 2024 to
Sunday, April 21, 2024

Ages:
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 (as of 9/30/24)

Fee:
$150

Registration:
Registration will open on January 8, 2024 and will close on March 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Payment must be made by April 2, 2024. If payment is not received by April 2, 2024, your registration will be canceled, and your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.

Register Here (4-H ZSuite)

External Registration (No ZSuite Account)

Learn More About Ultimate Outdoor Weekend


State Conservation Camp

Overnight Camp

A proud tradition since 1941, The WV State Conservation Camp welcomes youth from all over the state to kick off their summer with new friends and opportunities to explore the natural world of WV and learn more about WV's natural resources! Making new friends, creating memories, and a wide variety of outdoor activities round out your time at camp. Shooting sports (skeet/shotgun, archery, and .22’s), boating, rappelling, outdoor cooking, timber sports, fishing, and more will challenge you to try something new. You might just find your new favorite activity!

Location:
Camp Caesar, Cowen, West Virginia (Webster County)

Dates:
Monday, June 10, 2024 to
Friday, June 14, 2024

Ages:
14, 15, 16, and 17 (as of 6/9/24)

Fee:
$230

This camp has passed and registration has closed.

Learn More About State Conservation Camp


Junior Firefighter Camp

Overnight Camp

The Junior Firefighter Camp provides classroom and practical training to further participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in firefighting and emergency operations for certification in NFPA 1001, Standard on Firefighter Professional Qualifications.

Location:
State Fire Academy - WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Saturday, June 15, 2024 to
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Ages:
14, 15, 16, and 17 (as of 6/20/24)

Fee:
$450

This camp has passed and registration has closed.

Learn More About Junior Firefighter Camp


Older Members Conference (OMC)

Overnight Camp

Older Member's Conference is statewide 4-H camp held annually at WVU Jackson's Mill. Campers develop leadership skills through facilitating camp activities, increase civic engagement and education through discussions on current issues, participate in week-long workshops and master new skills that can be used in local 4-H programs and communities activities.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Sunday, June 16, 2024 to
Friday, June 21, 2024

Ages:
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 (as of 9/30/24)

Fee:
$400

This camp has passed and registration has closed.

Learn More About Older Members Conference


New Horizons Camp

Overnight Camp

New Horizons Camp is a 3-day, 2-night weekend camp! This opportunity prepares 10 and 11 year old (during camp) campers who have attended an overnight camp and who can’t wait for their chance to attend Alpha I or Alpha II. Programming will focus on team building, personal skill building, and friendship.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Friday, July 5, 2024 to
Sunday, July 7, 2024

Ages:
10, and 11 (as of 7/4/24)

Fee:
$125

This camp has passed and registration has closed.

Learn More About New Horizons Camp


Alpha 1

Overnight Camp

Alpha 1 is a week long camp where campers participate in workshops; build teamwork and leadership skills within small age-specific peer groups; engage with guest speakers during hand-on assemblies; experience array of opportunities to develop and master new skills; as well as learn lifelong habits for a healthier life.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Sunday, July 7, 2024 to
Friday, July 12, 2024

Ages:
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 (as of 9/30/24)

Fee:
$400

This camp has passed and registration has closed.

Learn More About Alpha 1


Alpha 2

Overnight Camp

Alpha 2 is a week long camp where campers participate in workshops; build teamwork and leadership skills within small age-specific peer groups; engage with guest speakers during hand-on assemblies; experience array of opportunities to develop and master new skills; as well as learn lifelong habits for a healthier life.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Sunday, July 14, 2024 to
Friday, July 19, 2024

Ages:
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 (as of 9/30/24)

Fee:
$400

This camp has passed and registration has closed.

Learn More About Alpha 2


Teen Leader Weekend

Overnight Camp

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.

Location:
WVU Jackson's Mill

Dates:
Friday, November 3, 2023 to
Sunday, November 5, 2023

Ages:
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 (as of 9/30/24)

Fee:
$125

Registration:
Opened on August 25, 2023 and will close on October 18, 2023 at 11:55 p.m. Payment must be made by October 18, 2023. If payment is not received by October 18, 2023, your registration will be canceled.

Registration (4-H ZSuite)

External Registration (No ZSuite Account)

Learn More About Teen Leader Weekend


We're Accredited!

American Camp Association (ACA) Logo

West Virginia 4-H State level camps held at WVU Jackson’s Mill are accredited by the American Camp Association! Learn about ACA accreditation. 

West Virginia 4-H State Camping Staff


AccomModation Requests

Please register first with your desired camp or event of choice, then complete WVU's accommodation request form.

Request Accommodations

Accommodations and all requested supporting documentation should be submitted and received well in advance of the camp or event, preferably by at least two weeks.