4-H and Youth

Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academy
July 22-25, 2015

drawing-academy.jpgMODIFIED This event provides West Virginia youth experiences in art, in order for them to have better mindfulness and observational abilities and an understanding of how artistic skills activate an understanding of space, place, perspective, and structure.

Campers will participate in workshops that will enhance their personal understanding and artistic skills. Guest speakers and assemblies will emphasize daily themes, and field trips will provide the opportunity for artistic exploration inspired by interacting with the landscape and our natural environment.

Registration is open

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It’s back!!

We are pleased to announce the 2015 4-H Robotics Challenge to be held on May 2, 2015 at beautiful, historic WVU Jackson’s Mill. Robotics

The 4-H Robotics Challenge is open to 4-H Robotics Teams consisting of three to eight individuals. The Challenge is designed for beginner or experienced robotic teams. Teams will be fielded in the following age categories:

  • Bots – 3rd – 5th grade
  • Drones – 6th- 8th grade
  • Stormtroopers – 9th – 12th grade

If your county doesn’t have a robotics team but is interested in starting a team in the future, come and learn more about the excitement and creativity that comes along with a robotics program!

Registration deadline is Friday, April 17, 2015.

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Keep Calm and Robot On!!

WV State Conservation Camp
June 15-20, 2015
Camp Caesar, Cowen, WV

Conservation Camp State Conservation Camp will acquaint West Virginia youth with the social and economic values of our natural resources and environment; to create in them a desire to save and defend from waste these resources; and, to develop future conservation leaders.

Any youth who is at least 14 years of age on or before January 1, 2015, and not over 19 years of age by June 15, 2015. Youth do not have to be 4-H members to attend Conservation Camp, and may attend Conservation Camp more than one year.

COST: $185


Twenty five, partial scholarships are available. Cost to the first 25 4-H’ers to register will be $95.
Pre registration deadline for a 4-H scholarship is May 15, 2015. A check made payable to WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY must accompany registration. 4-H members who register after May 4 pay the full amount ($185).

Many local conservation, sportsmen, and civic groups sponsor campers. Check with your Conservation District, garden club, hunting and fishing club, etc. to see if they sponsor campers. Individuals, including parents, may sponsor a camper. Alan Miller, Conservation Camp secretary, 4290 Greenawalt Gap Rd, Upper Tract, WV 26866 (phone: 304-358-3298), knows who is planning on sponsoring campers. Sponsors pay the $185 registration fee.

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Save The Date

2015 CEF Save The Date

Join Us! 2015 WV 4-H Civic
Engagement Forum
May 1-3, 2015
Camp Virgil Tate
Kanawha County

Facebook: WV 4-H Civic Engagement Forum
Twitter: #WV4Hengage

For registration materials and more information click here

Connecting * Learning * Engaging * Leading * Impacting

April 11-16, 2015, Washington D.C.

National 4-H Conference is the premier 4-H civic engagement national opportunity for youth.

conference center National 4-H Conference is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country.

Delegates will not only learn while at the conference. Delegates have the opportunity to practice and apply in a real world setting their newly developed and refined skills.

Land Grant University 4-H Departments send a delegation size of their choice to participate in the conference. The selection and registration process is up to each Land Grant University 4-H Department.

Youth delegates must be between ages 15 (by January 1 of the conference year) and 19 years old.

The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area.

Jackson’s Mill 4-H Council Circle and
Challenge Course has a
New Look

Council Circle and Challenge Course got a new facelift that took place over May 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. Over the 4 days our volunteers cumulatively worked 204 volunteer hours!

Many THANKS to those who worked:

Rusty Hixenbaugh Collage
Elena Garton
Brandy Rose
Beth Skidmore
Ike Skidmore
Gypsy Denzine
Anthony Simms
Alexandria Crabtree
Katlyn Fullen
Allison Daugherty
Ryan Butler
Corey Jenkins
Shelby Blankenship
Josh McCartney

Special thanks to the Jackson’s Mill Staff who helped prep for the work and provide much of the building materials and supplies.

Cavios Whittt, Douglas, Jamie, and Bob from LCHS who helped out during their regular Jackson’s Mill visit.