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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 6, 2023. Must have previous overnight camp experience.


Friday, July 7, 2023 - Sunday, July 9, 2023


WVU Jackson's Mill




Opens on April 3, 2023 at 7 a.m. and closes on June 20, 2023 at 11:55 p.m. Payment must be made by June 20, 2023.

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

Register Here (4-H ZSuite)

External Registration (No ZSuite Account)


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.

Camp Details

Activity Information

Campers will participate in outdoor recreation and adventure activities:

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

Event 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.

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. 

Camp Directors