Extension in Your Community
4-H Field Day
On May 30th let’s celebrate and build healthy bodies and minds at 4-H Field Day. The day will begin at 9:00am at Camp Caesar (at the Council Circle) and consist of games for all 4-H members and clubs to participate in (don’t forget to write a song and yell). The theme for this year’s Field Day will be “Life is Good, 4-H Makes it Better!”
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!!
Outspoken for 4-H
Save the dates June and make plans to attend and support this 4-H event that treks through nine West Virginia counties to raise money and awareness for WV 4-H and WV State 4-H Camps. We have volunteers of all ages and all experience levels. Some of our riders picked up the sport just to participate in this ride. Our crew is made up of the most dedicated volunteers and medical staff.
No one is turned away from camp due to inability to pay. Youth, parents, Extension faculty, staff and volunteers all pitch in to fund-raise and make the magic of camp possible for any West Virginia youth. Money that cyclists raise goes toward supporting 4-H Programs, mostly 4-H Scholarships to State 4-H Camps. Learn more at http://outspokenfor4h.ext.wvu.edu/
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.
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.