Alpha State 4-H Camps
Alpha camp provides 4-H members personal development experiences to help better understand themselves and to display personal confidence when assuming leadership positions.
Tracks for Alpha I State 4-H Camp – July 7-12
- General Alpha I Track
- Science, Technology & Leadership Track
- OMK: Speak Out for Military Track
- NetWorth: Future Millionaires’ Club Track
Tracks for Alpha II State 4-H Camp – July 14-19
- General Alpha II Track
- Science, Technology & Leadership Track
- iRespect OMK Track
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State 4-H Days/Dog Skillathon
July 25-27, 2013
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 Evansdale 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.
This year’s events include the State Dog Skill-a-thon, 4-H Robotics Challenge, Visual Presentation, Public Speaking, and PowerPoint/Digital Presentation state competitive events, and a variety of other fun, educational events.
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Older Members’ Conference
New Track to OMC 2013
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a track of the Older Members’ Conference.
Operation: Military Kids is pleased to offer a new track at OMC, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, youth will learn how to gain control of their lives, improve relationships with friends and family, increase self-confidence and self-esteem, make smart decisions, define their values and what matters most to them, recognize and prioritize their goals, and find balance between school, work, friends, and everything else.
Immediate family members of military personnel will receive a $125 scholarship. The track is open to all campers; however, the scholarship is only available to children of military personnel.
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What Do You See Campaign
Calling all West Virginia 4-H Members!
West Virginia 4-H members have the opportunity to participate in a statewide and national writing exhibition. In previous years this exhibition has focused on Flash Fiction. However this year’s exhibition has been expanded to include any form of written media.
Another exciting change to this year’s writing exhibition is the expansion of where the entries will be exhibited. Entries will be exhibited at State 4-H Days in July 2013 and at the WV State Fair in August 2013. Participants at State 4-H Days will have the opportunity to contribute to this exhibition during the event. Entries will also be exhibited online through the WVU Extension website. Entries from across the nation will be available online in the 4-H Communication and Expressive Arts Community at my4-H.org and through the 4-H What Do You See? Facebook page.
This writing exhibition is an initiative through the NAE4-HA Communications and Expressive Arts task force. The task force’s goal is to expand the opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and career exploration in the areas of communication and expressive arts through 4-H Youth Development efforts. We want youth to look for ways to observe and interpret their surroundings and then to express their thoughts and/or emotions creatively through written media. Our “What do YOU See?” exhibition encourages youth how to think, but not what to think.
Entries will be due to Taylor County Extension no later than Friday, July 19, 2013. The State contact will post items on the my4-H website.
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State Conservation Camp
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 faithfully defend from waste these resources; and, to train the youth for leadership in conservation.
Any youth who is at least 14 years of age on or before January 1, 2013, and not over 19 years of age by June 10, 2013. Youth do not have to be 4-H members to attend Conservation Camp, and may attend Conservation Camp more than one year.
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National 4-H Congress
National 4-H Congress is one of the premiere experiences for 4-H members across the country to participate in. For ninety-one years, members of the 4-H program have been gathering to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of 4-H at this event. National 4-H Congress provides a life-changing experience for youth to meet other 4-H members from across America, as they participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, team development, and of course having fun!
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Citizenship Washington Focus
The premiere national 4-H citizenship and leadership program.
Find your 4-H focus this summer in Washington, D.C. Through a series of workshops, team activities, field trips, and social events, 4-H participants ages 14-19 focus on the importance of citizenship and social responsibility. Members are given the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the skills needed to be an outstanding leader on a local and national level.
College-age Program Assistants, serve as facilitators, tour guides and role models. They immerse 4-H delegates in the culture and history of our country through engaging discussions at DC’s most spectacular locations, focusing on civic education, civic engagement, and personal development.
4-H delegations attend CWF each year to…
- Make an impact – Delegates create and take home a plan of action to tackle issues facing their own communities.
- Learn in the Living Classroom – Through hands-on workshops, 4-H members learn about the history of our nation and the leaders who shaped it.
- Experience Diversity, friendship and fun – CWF is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young 4-H members to exchange ideas, form friendships and share experiences with members from around the country.
- Continue a 4-H tradition – CWF is a 4-H tradition that dates back more than 50 years. As a non-profit organization, profits are put back to work in the 4-H movement nationwide.