4-H and Youth

4-H Back to Basics Camping Weekend

State Contact: Matthew Schmuck

The Back to Basics camps are designed to introduce participants to the great outdoors. No prior experience necessary. WVUES 4-H will provide all of the camping equipment needed for this adventure. Participants will learn valuable backcountry living skills including Leave no Trace ethics, backpacking, fire building, fishing, camp stove and camp fire cooking. Each camp may have a different shooting sports activity and/or canoeing and kayaking class based on the Camp Staff’s skills and certifications.
Back to the Basics

WVU Jackson’s Mill back woods


$45 for 2 night stays (Friday through Sunday)
$35 for 1night only stay (Friday through Saturday)


June 2-3, 2017—Leadership Training for OEL, Agents—Registration is 1:00pm in the Administration Conference Room and will wrap up around 4:00pm Saturday

June 15-17, 2017—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, TBD) Registration is 3:30-4pm

July 28-29, 2017—Ages 12-14—(camping, fishing, TBD) Registration is 2-2:30pm

August 4-6, 2017—Ages 14-17—(camping, fishing, TBD) Registration is 3:30-4pm

October 28-29, 2017—Service Work Weekend for Agents, ECI, OEL, STEM, and Collegiate 4-H members (camping, fishing, Tomahawk and knife throwing) Registration is 3:30-4pm

What to Expect:

  • Tent Camping
  • Back Country Living Skills
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Knife nad Tomahawk Throwing
  • Fishing Instruction
  • Hiking
  • Campfire

Provided by WVU 4-H:

  • Backpacks
  • Bed Pads
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Cooking Gear
  • Food

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

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