Have we got a camp for you!West Virginia has many opportunities for youth to have fun, make friends, and learn at camp this summer through WVU Extension’s 4-H program – the camping experts! 4-H camps are offered in every West Virginia county; explore the map below, or contact your local WVU Extension Office for more information on how your child can join the fun.
Contact your local county office to learn more about camping options in your area.
Looking for a larger or specialized 4-H camp experience? Here are details on some outstanding state-level 4-H camps, which are held at beautiful and historic WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp.
Older Members' Conference – June 16-22, 2013
Developing leadership among older 4-H members is the main focus of this camp. Youth engage in relevant discussions that cover current events and issues. Participants gain perspective on real-world subjects and learn from a multifaceted set of workshops, acquiring skills that can be used in higher education, local clubs and communities.
During this conference, days are divided into two parts: discussion and workshop. The discussions allow for peer-focused, respectful conversations among campers. The workshops engage youths in skills that range from cooking and dancing, to learning about heritage and video advertisement production.
This conference is for youth in the 9th grade through 21-years of age, and that come recommended by their county Extension agent.
Older Members' Conference - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - OMK Track – June 16-22, 2013
This track of the Older Members’ Conference is interactive. Young people engage in hands-on education, learning overall, healthy life-balance skills. They strengthen their ability to make smart decisions and define core values and goals. In addition, this workshop teaches youth how to effectively prioritize and find balance and ways to resolve common challenges and properly handle situations they encounter in their daily lives. Learning self-esteem—the impact it has on the lives of youth—is another important focus of this track.
This program is for youth 9th grade through age 21 who have been recommended by their WVU Extension agent.
Junior Firefighter Camp – June 22-27, 2013
Through in-class education and practical experience, campers learn the fundamentals of firefighting, volunteerism and leadership. Over the duration of camp, participants experience challenges and situations similar to the ones taken on by career and volunteer firefighters. With these experiences, youth learn valuable fire-fighting and emergency skills, as well as the importance of emergency services and volunteerism.
This program is for youth between the ages of 14-17.
Alpha I State 4-H Camp – July 7-12, 2013
This camp is aimed at developing youths’ confidence in leadership positions in local clubs and communities, and in their future educational and professional endeavors.
4 H members participate in workshops that will enhance their personal understanding of the
world around them while learning important life-skills such as leadership, the importance of community and community involvement, as well as healthy living habits.
Additional workshops relate to specific 4 H project work. Guest speakers and assemblies emphasize daily themes discussed and experienced in camp.
Participants should be in 5th grade up to age 21, and come recommended by their WVU Extension agent.
Alpha I - Operation Military Kids - Speak Out Track – July 7-12, 2013
Developed for qualified military youth, this program teaches public speaking, leadership and organizational skills for young people who have parents or siblings serving in the United States armed forces. Because of the unique challenges for military families and youth, this track helps participants better understand the impact of military obligations and the deployment cycle on military families and kids.
For youth in the 5th grade through 21 years of age and recommended by their WVU Extension agent.
Alpha II State 4-H Camp – July 14-19, 2013
This camp is aimed at developing youths’ confidence to handle leadership positions in local clubs and communities and in future educational and professional endeavors.
4 H members participate in workshops that enhance their personal understanding of the world around them as well as valuable life-skills.
Additional workshops relate to specific 4 H project work. Guest speakers and assemblies emphasize daily themes.
Participants in this camp should be in 5th grade up to age 21 and come recommended by their WVU Extension agent.
Science, Technology & Leadership Track – Alpha I, July 7-12, 2013 & Alpha II, July 14-19, 2013
The importance and use of innovative technologies and personal development skills are emphasized in this program. Participants learn from a training series focused on STEM—science, technology, engineering and math. Professional opportunities in the ever-growing science and technology industry are in high-demand, and in this program participants discover abilities and interests that can lead to future rewarding careers.
This program is available for youth in the 6th grade and up to 21-years-old, and recommended by their WVU Extension agent.
Alpha I State 4-H Camp - NetWorth: Future Millionaires' Club Track –
July 7-12, 2013
This program offers participants the chance to develop valuable financial skills. Participants learn different aspects of proper financial planning, techniques and practices. Members of this program will learn how to manage money effectively now and in the future.
Participants in Net Worth: Future Millionaire’s Club Track should be in the 5th grade and up to 21-years-old, and come recommended by their WVU Extension agent.
Alpha II State 4-H Camp - i-Respect - OMK Track – July 14-19, 2013
iRespect, an anti-cyber bullying program developed by WVU Extension Service, is open to both military and non-military youth. This workshop informs youth about cyber-bullying, and educates them on how to help recognize and prevent it. Youth will employ technology to create a commercial advertisement to campaign against cyber bullying.
This program is for youth grades 5-12.