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Save The Dates 2023 West Virginia 4-H State Camps

West Virginia 4-H is excited to announce the 2023 4-H State Camps Save The Dates. Be sure to mark your calendars as all of your favorite camps are returning with the addition of a brand new camp! Registration for Code Camp and Dance Weekend is currently open. Registration for the remaining camps will open approximately two months before the camp's start date.

These camps are open to all 4-H members. Please read each camp description to determine which age groups are invited to participate.

2023 West Virginia 4-H State Camps

How Do I Sign Up?

Choose the 4-H State Camps that interests you, then register online through ZSuite (4h.zsuite.org).

Register in 4-H ZSuite

Adult Participant Vetting

All 18- to 21-year-old campers, camp staff, instructors or chaperones must be fully vetted through WVU Extension and register for the event through ZSuite. The complete vetting process must be completed at least 15 days in advance of the event. Visit our Adult Volunteer Process page to learn more information about the volunteer process.

If you have any questions, please email Nancy Yates. (nmyates@mail.wvu.edu)

Please Note

In early 2023, we anticipate construction to begin on a new water/sewer system at WVU Jackson’s Mill. While we hope that this project will have limited effects on our camping programs and other spring events, we know that many factors, including weather, could delay this project. If we should have to cancel/reschedule an event, you will be notified immediately.


Code Camp

Two youth boys in safety glasses work on a computer project, as a female teacher leans over to look at their work at 4-H code camp

WHO: West Virginia youth currently in 6 th- 12 th grade aged 11 - 17 as of September 30, 2023

WHAT: Smartphone apps, robots, video games, movies – the world runs on code. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34 percent in the next few years, making coding and app development the world's most in-demand skills. During the 4-H Code Camp, campers will work on fun hands-on projects while learning how computer science can be topics like drones, cyber security, and computer animation. Classes are for new coders with no experience, as well as intermediate and advanced coders.

WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2023 - Sunday, February 26, 2023

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

COST: $120.

REGISTRATION: Registration is currently live and closes on February 5, 2023. Payment must be made by February 5, 2023. If payment is not received by February 5, 2023, registration will be canceled, and your spot will be given to anyone on the waitlist.

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

Register Here

More About Code Camp


Dance Weekend

A group of 4-H'ers dancing at Dance Weekend.

WHO: West Virginia youth currently aged 12- 21 as of September 30, 2023

WHAT: While attending WV 4-H Dance Weekend, youth spend the weekend learning new dances and mastering their favorites. Workshops include beloved classic options such as Square, Line Dance, and Dance Camp Classic, as well as some new and exciting additions such as WV Band/Jam and 4-H Showchoir. This weekend is great for new and experienced dancers to come together and carry on the traditions of 4-H Dance Weekend.

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2023 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

COST: $125.

REGISTRATION: Registration is currently live and closes on February 20, 2023. Payment must be made by February 27, 2023. If payment is not received by February 27, 2023, registration will be canceled, and your spot will be given to anyone on the waitlist.

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

Register Here

More About Dance Weekend

Ultimate Outdoor Weekend

4-H Youth being assisted by adult with air rifle instruction

WHO: West Virginia youth currently aged 12- 21 as of September 30, 2023

WHAT: Ultimate Outdoor Weekend is a weekend camp full of 4-H Shooting Sports and Outdoor skills. Campers will learn new skills and gain confidence in multiple outdoor disciplines. The first evening of camp features the ultimate adventure program where campers form small group teams to adventure through the Jackson's Mill facility. Day two features Shooting Sports and additional class discipline training throughout the day. We wrap up with a guest/feature speaker and camp service project.

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 2023 - Sunday, April 23, 2023

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

REGISTRATION: Registration for each opens approximately two months prior to first day.

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

More About Outdoor Adventure Weekend

Older Members Conference (OMC)

Four 4-H'ers stand together with the Wirt County agent at Older Members Conference at WVU Jackson's Mill.

WHO: West Virginia youth currently aged 14 - 21 as of September 30, 2023

WHAT: Older Member's Conference is statewide 4-H camp held annually at WVU Jackson's Mill. Campers develop leadership skills through facilitating camp activities, increase civic engagement and education through discussions on current issues, participate in week-long workshops and master new skills that can be used in local 4-H programs and communities activities.

WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2023 - Friday, June 23, 2023

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

REGISTRATION: Registration for each opens approximately two months prior to first day.

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

More About OMC

Camp Jump Start (NEW!)

WHO: West Virginia youth currently aged 10 - 11 as of September 30, 2023. Must have previous overnight camp experience.

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

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

REGISTRATION: Registration for each opens approximately two months prior to first day.

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


Alpha 1

Group photo of multiple 4-H'ers at Alpha I

WHO: West Virginia youth currently aged 12- 21 as of September 30, 2023

WHAT: Alpha 1 is a week long camp where campers participate in workshops; build teamwork and leadership skills within small age-specific peer groups; engage with guest speakers during hand-on assemblies; experience array of opportunities to develop and master new skills; as well as learn lifelong habits for a healthier life.

WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 2023 - Friday, July 14, 2023

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

REGISTRATION: Registration for each opens approximately two months prior to first day.

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

More About Alpha 1

Alpha 2

Campers at Council Circle at Jackson's Mill

WHO: West Virginia youth currently aged 12- 21 as of September 30, 2023

WHAT: Alpha 2 is a week long camp where campers participate in workshops; build teamwork and leadership skills within small age-specific peer groups; engage with guest speakers during hand-on assemblies; experience array of opportunities to develop and master new skills; as well as learn lifelong habits for a healthier life.

WHEN: Sunday, July 16, 2023 - Friday, July 21, 2023

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

REGISTRATION: Registration for each opens approximately two months prior to first day.

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

More About Alpha 2

Teen Leader Weekend

Four teenages walking together across a field

WHO: West Virginia youth currently aged 12 - 18 as of September 30, 2023

WHAT: Teen Leader Weekend is held annually each spring. Teens meet and great other teen leaders, participate in interactive ice breakers, and get an introduction into WVU's 4-H Charting Program. Workshops focus on several topic including cooking, interview skill, public speaking, resume building, and more.

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2023 - Sunday, November 5, 2024

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill

REGISTRATION: Registration for each opens approximately two months prior to first day.

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

More About Teen Leader Weekend