Extension in Your Community
West Virginia 4-H Camping!
Our big anniversary is finally here! 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of 4-H camping, which started in our great state. Just imagine how different our lives would have been had not Versus Shipman taken that group of Randolph County 4-H’ers for their first camping adventure.
As a part of our Camping Centennial Celebration, all alumni are invited to return to their favorite state camp for a 24 hour celebration at OMC, Alpha I, or Alpha II. Also, make sure to check out the t-shirts and sweatshirts that are being made available to support and promote this event!!
Energy Express is an award-winning, 8-week, summer reading and nutrition program for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities. The program is designed to provide learning opportunities and nutrition during the summer months, when children are most at risk for falling behind on reading levels – a preventable loss known as the “summer slide.” Energy Express will take place at two sites in Webster County, Glade Elementary School and Webster Springs Elementary School from June 22 to July 31. Applications will be available on or around May 27th.
WV State Conservation Camp
The purpose of this week long camp, June 15-20, is 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, 2015, and not over 19 years of age by June 15, 2015 can attend the camp. Youth do not have to be 4-H members to attend Conservation Camp, and may attend Conservation Camp more than one year. For more information check out the WV State Conservation Camp web page.
Older Members’ Conference
Better known as OMC, this camp is designed 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 may attend this camp which is held June 14-20. Register online at the OMC web page.
Junior Firefighter Camp
The Junior Firefighter Camp provides classroom and practical training to further participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in firefighting and emergency operations for certification in NFPA 1001, Standard on Firefighter Professional Qualifications. Registration Deadline: June 19, 2015, ages: 14 17, price: $295 (Includes meals, lodging, and six required camp t-shirts)
Scholarship Availability: Scholarships will be offered to a select few who qualify. Please contact the WVU Fire Service Extension 304-269-0875 or visit the Junior Firefighter Camp website for details.
Alpha I & II
The purpose of Alpha I and Alpha II are to provide 4-H members personal development experiences to help better understand themselves, and to display personal confidence when assuming leadership positions. West Virginia 4 H members entering 6th grade and to the age of 21 can attend either camp. Alpha I is July 5-10 and Alpha II is July 12-17 at WVU Jackson’s Mill. the cost regardless of the week you pick to attend is $260. Scholarships are available for 4-H’ers meeting the pre registration postmark deadline of May 29th. If funds are available, the Alpha camps scholarship is $65. Find out more at the Alpha I & Alpha II website.
Webster County 4-H Camp
Webster County camp is held at Camp Caesar starting the third Sunday in July. This year Webster County 4-H Camp will be held July 19th-24th. Camp activities include Good Grooming and Job Interview contests with the winners receiving a return scholarship to county camp or a scholarship to state camp, a picnic and mediation at the lake, Cloverbud Day, a bounce house-dance-night swim, pizza party and dance, and Charting ceremony. Of course there are also the customary classes, sports and tribal activities. Remember, if you want a Camp T-shirt you must have your camp registration returned to the Extension Office by July 1st. Call the Office at 304-847-2727 for more information or to make sure you receive a Webster County 4-H Camp Registration packet.
Mountaineer Summer Drawing 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 40 youth.:July 22-25, 2015 : West Virginia University Evansdale Campus, Morgantown WV : $225. Scholarships of $100 are available to those who register by July 1st reducing the cost to $125. Includes 3 nights lodging in the WVU Towers Housing complex.Make checks payable to: West Virginia University or to pay by credit card on-line. :The pre registration postmark deadline for Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academy is Wednesday, July 1, 2015. visit the website for more information.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Camp
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.
This camp is July 19-24 and cost $250. Scholarships of $50 are available for students meeting the pre registration postmark deadline of June 1st. For more information visit the STEM Website.
State 4-H Days/Dog Skillathon
Held this year July 23rd-25th, 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.
The events and activities offered on the Downtown Campus of West Virginia University 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. You can find more information and a list of events at the State 4-H Days website.
Webster County Extension on Facebook!
Don’t forget to ‘like’ WVU Webster County Extension Service on Facebook!! You’ll get updates about Webster County Extension events and information along with, the most important of all, updates about Webster County 4-H!!!! Right now Webster County Extension is asking for pictures from this year’s 4-H camp and other 4-H activities from this past year. So click over to the WVU Webster County Extension Service page, ‘like’ them, and post your ideas!!
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
WVU’s Webster County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work. On our web site, we also link you to eXtension, a link to a national clearinghouse on Extension Service information, gathered by Extension Agents across the United States. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.
All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities, including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs.