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My Hands to Larger Service Spotlight: Berkeley County

Berkeley County 4-H'er Aleynah Miller pulled together team to replace a cabin porch at Camp Frame

close-up of porch floor with old and new boards

Aleynah Miller saw a need in her community. "Camp Frame has been around for a long time, and it is very near and dear to many of those in Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson county. Camp Frame is a place that we can all go and be ourselves with friends that we have made there that will last a lifetime. With that being said, some of the buildings are getting old and need a little 4-H love to help fix them up."

She set a goal to resurface the nurse’s cabin porch to make it safer for not only the 4-H’ers that use Camp Frame, but everyone that knows and loves it. Miller gathered a team of 4-H members and volunteers to support her work and she successfully applied for a My Hands to Larger Service Mini-grant in February 2021. Her Camp Frame Makeover project was completed on May 28, 2021 with the help of her awesome team.

Youth replacing the floorboards of a porch

Miller reports that the porch renovation project went very smoothly and as planned. The porch is now completely resurfaced and safe to use. This is not only a project that can be used now, but it can be used for many years to come.

This service project gave Miller an opportunity to leave her mark on Camp Frame. "I have made so many good memories here, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to leave a little piece of me here. I learned a lot through this project as well. 4-H pushes me to learn many new skills, and I certainly learned many new skills through this project that I will be able to use in my life forever."

four youth standing on the porhc of a cabin

In addition to the My Hands to Larger Service Mini-grant, this project was financially supported by the Berkeley County 4-H Foundation and Berkeley County 4-H All Stars. The My Hands to Larger Service Mini-grants in West Virginia started in 2020 and are funded by the West Virginia 4-H All Stars.

Learn more about the mini-grant program