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New Horizons Camp

What Is New Horizons Camp?

Young 4-H'ers sitting in white rocking chairs lined up on the front porch of Jackson's Mill's dinning hall

A brand-new 3-day, 2-night weekend camp! This opportunity prepares campers who have attended an overnight county 4-H 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. Each evening concludes with a Council Circle campfire program and recreation.

After a weekend at New Horizons Camp, campers will head back to their home counties with new friends from all over the state and a positive experience at a statewide 4-H event to set the stage for future amazing 4-H opportunities.


West Virginia youth currently aged 10 - 11 years old as of July 5, 2024. Participants MUST have previous overnight camp experience.


Friday, July 5, 2024 - Sunday, July 7, 2024


WVU Jackson's Mill


$250 ($150 with Campership)


This year, thanks to the generous support of our donors, each participant of New Horizons will automatically receive a $100 campership, effectively reducing the total camp cost from $250 to $150. Campers have the option to opt out of this campership to provide additional financial support to others.

If a camper needs additional campership support to attend New Horizons, they are encouraged to reach out directly to Nancy Yates at For more information and frequently asked questions about our State Camperships, tap the button below!

State Campership FAQs

Camp Details

Registration Information

Registration will open on April 15, 2024 at 7 a.m. and will close on June 17, 2024 at 11:55 p.m. Payment must be made by 10 a.m. on June 18, 2024. If payment is not received by 10 a.m. on June 18, 2024, your registration will be canceled and your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist. Refunds can be requested until June 18, 2024.

Refunds can be requested after the payment deadline but will incur a $85.00 processing fee. View full refund policy below.

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

Register Here (4-H ZSuite)

External Registration (No ZSuite Account)

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Adult Volunteers

All adult volunteers must be fully vetted through WVU Extension and register for the event through ZSuite, our online registration system. The complete vetting process must be completed at least 15 days in advance of the event. Learn about the volunteer process.

If you are interested in volunteering for this state camp, please contact the Camp Directors.

Activity Information

Campers will participate in outdoor recreation and adventure activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Climbing
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swimming
  • Paracord Bracelets
  • Hands-on STEM
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Historic Tour of Jackson's Mill

Notes & FAQs

  • The event registration fee includes two nights of lodging, meals during the event, and event equipment/supplies.
  • Youth participants sleep in cabins with bunk-style twin beds. Participants are clustered with other youth of the same age and gender. The cabins are supervised by trained and vetted 4-H volunteers and Extension professionals.
  • The cabins will be stocked with bed linens (sheets, pillows, and blankets). You do not need to bring bed linens. You are welcome to bring your own linens, sleeping bag, blankets, etc. You will need to bring your own toiletries and a bath towel.
  • Meals that are included are Friday evening snacks, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, and Sunday breakfast. Participants should eat dinner prior to arriving for check-in.
  • Camp clothing must be comfortable and adaptable to varied weather conditions. Camp clothing needs to be functional…not fashionable.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds can be requested until June 18, 2024. If a refund is requested on or before June 18, 2024 it will not incur a processing fee and requesters will receive a full refund. Refunds may be requested after the payment deadline but will incur a $85.00 processing fee which will be withheld from the refund and granted on a case by case basis. This processing fee is to account for meal and supply purchases which cannot be reconciled after the payment deadline. Refunds can take up to 10 weeks to be processed. Refunds for check payments will be required to register as a vendor with West Virginia University to receive a check payment. Refunds can also be issued in credit towards another state event. Refunds can also be issued in credit towards another state event.

We're Accredited!

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

Camp Directors