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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