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State 4-H Day
May 20, 2017

State 4-H Days allow youth to participate in a variety of state level educational activities that develop their subject matter knowledge, leadership skills, and life skills. STATE 4H DAY ROOF ART

The events and activities offered on the WVU Jackson’s Mill Campus provide a rich, educational venue for 4-H contests, demonstrations, educational classes, and exhibits as well as a forum for young people to showcase their communication skills through competition in visual presentations, PowerPoint or digital presentations, and public speaking.

This year’s events include:

  • Visual Presentations
  • PowerPoint Digital Presentations
  • Public Speaking
  • 4-H Creed Contest
  • 4-H CloverBot Lego Challenge (teams of 2-6)
  • 4-H Lego Robotics Challenge (teams of 3-10)
  • Youth Agriculture Seminars
  • Shooting Sports Youth/Adult Archery Fun Shoot (youth/adult team)
  • Creative Arts Hands-On Activities

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Business Camp 2017

For five consecutive days, the WVU College of Business and Economics will guide students through the world of business: from creating a resume, to being the CEO! Participants will learn about many aspects of business and industry, covering topics such as: marketing, finance, operations, management information systems and supply chain within a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. Business Graphic

High school students entering grades 10-12 across West Virginia. Due to the hands-on nature of this camp, space is limited to 25 participants.

WHEN: July 24-28, 2017
The registration deadline for Business Camp is Friday, June 2, 2017.

WHERE: West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, Morgantown, WV

COST: $200. All participants must register and pay online. To inquire about financial aid for the camp, please contact the College of Business and Economics.

PROGRAM: Campers will participate in workshops and team exercises that will enhance their personal understanding and business skills. Lessons will cover a range of topics including hospitality, entrepreneurship, human resources, accounting, and others. By the end of the week, campers will be able to pitch a business idea as part of a team in a “Shark Tank”- like setting.

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Creative Arts Academy

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.

West Virginia youth ages 13 to 17 recommended/approved by art teacher/county Extension agent. Maximum camp enrollment is 25 youth.

July 24-27, 2017

West Virginia University Evansdale Campus, Morgantown WV
Drawing Academy
$245. To pay by credit card, please register online; make check payable to: West Virginia University and send to Creative Arts Academy, 618 Knapp Hall, PO Box 6031, Morgantown, WV 26506.

The registration postmark deadline for Creative Arts Academy is Friday, June 30, 2017. Camp registration is 1:00-1:30 pm on July, 24; camp closes with a Student Showcase and Reception on July, 27 at 12:00 noon.

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State Conservation Camp

To 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, 2017, and not over 19 years of age by June 12, 2017. Youth do not have to be 4-H members to attend Conservation Camp, and may attend Conservation Camp more than one year. You DO have to be an active 4-H youth to receive the partial scholarship. (example: if you are an active 4-H youth, your cost to attend would be $95; if you are NOT an active 4-H youth, your cost is the full $185)

WHEN: June 12 – 17, 2017

WHERE: Camp Caesar, Cowen, West Virginia (Webster County)

COST: $185

Classes, all instructed by natural resource management professionals, are arranged to provide every camper with at least one hour of instruction in each
of the following topics: Conservation Camp
  • Fish Management
  • Forest Protection
  • Conservation Law Enforcement
  • Nature Awareness
  • Watershed Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Soil Conservation
  • Forest Management
  • Youth Conservation
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Forest Products
  • Water Quality Conservation

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July 23-28, 2017

4-H members will participate in activities that introduce a wide range of STEM focused fields and careers. Past activities have included: visits to the WVU Planetarium, Science-In-Action on the WVU zip line canopy tour and rock climbing wall, forensic investigations, visits to WVU research labs, as well as experiments and activities that explore chemistry, energy, motion, electricity, magnesium, optics, and nanoscience.

Camp is designed to be fun and engaging, however youth should come prepared to spend the majority of each day in interactive and hands-on STEM curriculum and to demonstrate safe and appropriate behavior while in the laboratory or when participating in the climbing wall and zip line activities.

STEM Camp is a science immersive camp that provides 4-H members with hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to better understand these fields and their place in our lives. Campers get to experience STEM in action in the research labs of WVU while working in teams to find unique and creative solutions to real-world problems. The camp allows youth to see what it’s like to attend college as they work on campus with real-life scientists and engineers and live and eat in an actual WVU residence hall. STEM Camp
Who Can Participate:
Students currently enrolled in 6th, 7th, and 8th, grade (i.e. entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade for fall 2017) are eligible to attend. Space is limited to 24 NEW participants. Those who attended STEM Camp in the past are not eligible to attend for 2017.

$450. Early Bird scholarships of $50 are available for those who register before June 1, 2017, reducing the cost to $4000.

The cost includes all meals, lodging, STEM/zip line/climbing activities, and a camp t-shirt. Youth will return home with several fun STEM projects created while at camp.

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Teen Leader and Charting Weekend

To provide 4-H members personal development experiences to help them better understand themselves, and display more personal confidence when assuming leadership positions and when taking part in Charting workshops.

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West Virginia 4 H members. Participant age range is 13 – 19, and participants may not be beyond their senior year of high school. Participant must be at least 13 by the date of the event to attend.

When: March 24-26, 2017

Where: WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp

$80 – Returning attendees and charters – includes 2 nights dorm lodging, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday Breakfast. Package begins with lodging Friday night and ends after Sunday breakfast.
$65 – First-time attendees and first-time charters – includes 2 nights dorm lodging, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday Breakfast. Package begins with lodging Friday night and ends after Sunday breakfast.

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Dance Weekend

To enhance an individual’s awareness of and skills in specific heritage and folk dances. To provide dance learning experiences that will challenge interested 4 H’ers at their skill level. To provide in depth training for 4 H’ers to lead or teach heritage and folk dances.
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4 H’ers who are in at least 6th grade and 4-H leaders.

March 10-12, 2017

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