4-H and Youth

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.

Operation Military Kids
Teen Adventure Camp

June 29 – July 2, 2014

Contacts: Laura Davis, Susan Izzo, Donna Truman

What are we going to be doing? DRAFT Teen Camp

Water Sports, Hiking & Backpacking, Shooting Sports, Fire Circle, Military 101, Teambuilding, Community Service Project, Outdoor Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Survival Skills, Sports, Leadership Traits and having lots of fun!
Don’t miss out and register today!!

Sponsored by WV Operation Military Kids

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State 4-H Days 2014


Click here to find registration information for 2014 State 4-H Days which will be held July 24,25 and 26. In addition to all of the traditional elements and competitions, we have added many new features to this year’s program. PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW and the complete State 4-H Days packet for details!

Many State 4-H Days competitions and learning activities DO NOT REQUIRE PREQUALIFICATON! All young people ages 9-21 are eligible (and encouraged) to participate.

This year all participants will eligible to win free prizes at State 4-H Days. Youth prizes will include Ipod touches, state 4-H camp scholarships, and exciting 4-H gear! One lucky volunteer will win a Volunteer Leader’s Weekend Scholarship!

Take a look at some of the NEW State 4-H Days Programs for 2014!
All are eligible to participate. No county pre-qualification is necessary for the programs below.

  • 4-H Creed Competition (See registration packet for details)
  • Project In A Day -Complete This is 4-H at State 4-H Days (See registration packet for details)
  • FREE STEM Treetop Canopy Tours (See packet for registration details and registration guidelines)
  • Art instruction at the Creative Arts Center
  • Traditional 4-H council circle
  • Hands-On Learning fair (Friday and Saturday)
  • Multiple spotlight learning programs daily
  • Tickets to qualify for numerous prizes will be awarded for participation in learning programs
  • Dog Skill-a-thon (See packet for registration details)
  • Robotics Challenge (See packet for registration details and registration guidelines)

Registration deadline is Friday, June 27, 2014. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 304-293-2694.

Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academy
July 24-26, 2014

State 4-H Contacts: Dylan Collins and Susan Gamble

WHAT: 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.

images PURPOSE: To provide 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.

WHO: West Virginia youth ages 14 to 17 recommended/approved by art teacher/county Extension agent. Maximum camp enrollment is 40 youth.

WHERE: West Virginia University Evansdale Campus, Morgantown WV

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What Do You See? 4-H Writing Exhibition Program

Contacts: Jenny Murray or Alicia Cassels

  • Do you currently have a 4-H poetry, short story or essay program in your county?
  • Would you like a no-cost, simple way to encourage youth self-expression and creativity?
  • Would young people in your community enjoy the opportunity to have their work exhibited statewide?

The “What Do You See?” 4-H writing exhibition program may be right for your county.

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4-H & Facebook

4-H, The Largest Youth Development Organization, Hits 400,000 Facebook Supporters

4-H is proud to announce a major milestone in its social media strategy—exceeding 400,000 supporters on the program’s Facebook page. With more Facebook engagement than any other youth development program, 4-H serves more than 7 million young people around the world with year-round, hands-on learning opportunities.

“The 4-H Facebook page launched in October 2005 with great interest, however it’s really taken off in the past year with nearly 50 percent increase in our fan base,” said Donald T. Floyd, Jr., National 4-H Council president and CEO. “We plan to continue to drive active engagement online among 4-H’ers, alumni, parents and supporters who are all incredible digital ambassadors for the 4-H program.”

Join the West Virginia 4-H Facebook page…

or the National H Facebook page…