4-H and Youth

4-H Football Day

WVU vs. Kansas State Wildcats

Football Day Design


October 1, 2016 (Game Time TBD)
This is the Big XII home opener for WVU


WVU Football Stadium, Morgantown, WV


$40 Game Ticket & Insurance (everyone in attendance must have a ticket to enter the game regardless of age – infants, toddlers, etc…)

$10 4-H T-Shirt (optional)

Note: There is limited ticket availability, so all tickets are sold on a first come/first serve basis until our supply has been exhausted.

REFUNDS: Partial refunds will be honored if requested prior to August 1st. Due to the purchase of tickets and t-shirts, no refunds will be accepted after August 1st.

Additional activities and festivities may take place prior to the game depending upon kickoff time. All individuals attending will be a part of a group photo on the field after the conclusion of the game.

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Centennial of Camping Celebration
and ECI Reunion

May 21, 2016 – 5:00-10:00pm
WVU Jackson’s Mill, Weston WV

Following State 4-H Day, the Centennial of Camping Celebration will kick off with an evening filled with activities projected to include a BBQ dinner, special activities in the Amphitheatre, tribal meetings, encapsulating of a Centennial of Camping Time Capsule, and a special Council Circle. Capture2

In conjunction with the 100 years of camping celebrations coming to a close we are hosting an ECI (also known previously as VCA’s, CCA’s, CCI’s, or CA’s) reunion during the event and encourage any former ECI’s to attend.

All 4-H members, families and guests are invited to come home to Jackson’s Mill on Saturday May 21st to celebrate these exciting events with old and new 4-H friends from across the state.

If you plan to attend the Centennial of Camping Celebration please RSVP by visiting the following link: https://extapps.wvu.edu/registration/index.cfm?conf=56

For questions regarding the event please contact Brittany Furbee at 304-293-2696.

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Back to the Basics

Test your skills in the backcountry and live the primitive style. Cook on an open flame, sleep in a tent, fish, hike and get warm by the campfire. Each session will have a different shooting sports activity based on camp directors’ skills and certifications. camping

Who: Those who want to learn more about backcountry camping that will be accompanying youth in primitive-type camping.

Space is limited to 12 campers per trip, one camp per person.

Cost: $40 (includes all camping equipment and food)

July 8-10, 2016—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, muzzle loading)

July 29-31, 2016—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, archery)

August 3-5, 2016—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, TBD)

September 23-25, 2016—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, TBD)

October 21-23, 2016—Ages 18-21—(camping, fishing, Tomahawk and knife throwing)

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Mountaineer Media Camp

July 27-29, 2016

To provide youth experiences in journalism, strategic communications, and media, in order for them to have understanding of how the media landscape is changing, why media is important today, and why media innovation is valuable. media

Campers will participate in workshops that will enhance their communication, photography, and journalism skills as well as improve their understanding of media in the modern world.

Location: West Virginia University – Evansdale Campus, Morgantown, WV

Cost: $125. Includes two nights lodging in the WVU Towers Housing Complex.

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Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academy

July 24-27, 2016

Providing 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 or space, place, perspective, and structure. Drawing

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.

Location: West Virginia University – Evansdale Campus, Morgantown, WV

Cost: $225. Scholarships of $100 are available to those who register by July 1st reducing the cost to $125.

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Alpha State 4-H Camps

Alpha I – July 10-15, 2016
Alpha II – July 17-22, 2016 Alpha Graphic

Purpose: To provide 4-H members personal development experiences to help better understand themselves and to display personal confidence when assuming leadership positions.

Who: West Virginia 4-H members entering 6th grade and recommended/approved by the county Extension Office, Maximum camp enrollment is 400 4-H members.

Cost: Full Time participants post marked by May 27th – $200
Full Time participants post marked after May 27th – $250

Camp registration is 2-4pm, July 10 (Alpha I), July 17 (Alpha II). Camp closes at 11:30am on Sunday of each week.

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Program: 4-H members will participate in workshops that will enhance their personal understanding and skills. Additional workshops will relate to specific 4-H project work. Participants will choose workshops during registration on Sunday.

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VLW 2016 Save The Date

Be on the lookout for the RFP and submit by April 29, 2016.

Anticipated Workshop Categories:

  • 4-H Club Activities and Support
  • Civic Engagement
  • Creative Arts (including Crafts)
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • STEM

Outstanding Volunteer applications are due
August 5, 2016.

Older Members’ Conference

June 19-25, 2016

Join us at Older Members’ Conference to develop leadership among older 4-H members through opportunities to discuss timely issues and problems. To teach new skills that can be used in local clubs and communities.

West Virginia 4-H members entering 9th grade and recommended/approved by the county Extension Office can attend.

Cost: First Time Attendees (post marked deadline May 20th) – $200
Full Time Attendees (post marked deadline May 20th) – $250
Full Time Attendees (post marked after May 20th) – $300

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Camp registration is 12:30-2:30pm, May 19th, camp closes at 11:30am, May 25th. OMC NAMETAG (BOTTOM)

Each morning campers will be involved in presentations and discussion of topics to today’s youths. Afternoon workshops are selected when you arrive for camp registration May 19th.

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State 4-H Day
May 21, 2016

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 Presentation, Public Speaking, and PowerPoint/Digital Presentation state competitive events, and a variety of other fun, educational events.

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Camp

July 24-30, 2016

State Contact: Jen Robertson-Honaker

Why should you come to STEM Camp?

This isn’t your everyday science class, everything is hands-on and fun! The camp will also include typical 4-H camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, and an ice cream social.

Learn the Science Behind the Sport

as you zip line on the WVU Canopy Tour and experience the thrill of rock climbing on the WVU Student Recreation Center climbing wall.

Blending both physics and engineering, these programs are specifically designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of the STEM principles associated with force, gravity and movement. These examples of science in action are paired with ecological facts about the WVU University Forest while on tour.
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Campers will work in teams to find unique and creative solutions to real-world problems. This science immersive camp allows youth to see what it’s like to attend college as they work on campus and live and eat in an actual WVU residence hall.

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