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Back to Basics Camp

State Contact: Matthew Schmuck

The Back to Basics camps are designed to introduce participants to the great outdoors. No prior experience necessary. WVUES 4-H will provide all of the camping equipment needed for this adventure. Participants will learn valuable backcountry living skills including Leave no Trace ethics, backpacking, fire building, fishing, camp stove and camp fire cooking. Each camp may have a different shooting sports activity and/or canoeing and kayaking class based on the Camp Staff’s skills and certifications.

LOCATION: WVU Jackson’s Mill back woods

$45 for 2 night stays (Friday through Sunday)
$35 for 1night only stay (Friday through Saturday)


  • June 2-3, 2017—Leadership Training for OEL, Agents—Registration is 1:00pm in the Administration Conference Room and will wrap up around 4:00pm Saturday
  • June 15-17, 2017—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, TBD) Registration is 3:30-4pm
  • July 28-29, 2017—Ages 12-14—(camping, fishing, TBD) Registration is 2-2:30pm
  • August 4-6, 2017—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, TBD) Registration is 3:30-4pm
  • October 28-29, 2017—Service Work Weekend for Agents, ECI, OEL, STEM, and Collegiate 4-H members (camping, fishing, Tomahawk and knife throwing) Registration is 3:30-4pm


  • Tent Camping
  • Back Country Living Skills
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Knife and Tomahawk Throwing
  • Fishing Instruction
  • Hiking
  • Campfire


  • Backpacks
  • Bed Pads
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Cooking Gear
  • Food
Space is limited to 12 campers per trip, one camp per person.
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