4-H and Youth

Connecting * Learning * Engaging * Leading * Impacting

April 11-16, 2015, Washington D.C.

National 4-H Conference is the premier 4-H civic engagement national opportunity for youth.

conference center National 4-H Conference is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country.

Delegates will not only learn while at the conference. Delegates have the opportunity to practice and apply in a real world setting their newly developed and refined skills.

Land Grant University 4-H Departments send a delegation size of their choice to participate in the conference. The selection and registration process is up to each Land Grant University 4-H Department.

Youth delegates must be between ages 15 (by January 1 of the conference year) and 19 years old.

The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area.

Dance Training Weekend

State Contact: Jeffrey Orndorff

PURPOSE: To enhance an individual’s awareness of and skills in specific heritage and folk dances. To provide dance learning experiences that will challenge interested 4 H’ers at their skill level. To provide in depth training for 4 H’ers to lead or teach heritage and folk dances. Dancing

WHO: 4 H’ers who are in at least 6th grade and 4-H leaders.

WHEN: February 27 through March 1, 2015

WHERE: WVU Jackson’s Mill
Directions to WVU Jackson’s Mill

COST: $85.00

PRE REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration Dance Class will be honored on a first come, first served basis. Each participant will select their first and second choice for each of the six (6) periods. Please note, if second choice is not marked or any choice at all the State Office will just place you into a class. No scholarships are available for this event. The postmark deadline for pre registration is Friday, January 31, 2014. The participants will pre-register for classes before they arrive for the weekend. A WVU Jackson’s Mill rules sheet should be given to the parents of participants before they pre register their 4 H’er.

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Teen Leaders/Charting Weekend 2015

State Contacts: Sherry Swint and Lewis Honaker

PURPOSE: To provide 4-H members personal development experiences to help them better understand themselves, and display more personal confidence when assuming leadership positions and when taking part in Charting workshops.

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WHO: West Virginia 4 H members: participant age range is 13 – 19 and participants may not be beyond their 1st year in college.

WHEN: February 13-15, 2015

WHERE: WVU Jackson’s Mill
Directions to WVU Jackson’s Mill – http://jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/directions

COST: The cost is $80 per person for returning attendees, $69 for first time attendees.

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TRAVEL TO IRELAND! 4-H Youth Adventure Summer 2015

Contacts: Denis Scott & Julie Tritz

Have you always wanted to see another country, experience another culture, and have a learning adventure with 4-H friends? You can travel to Ireland next summer with the West Virginia 4-H program “Ireland Learning Adventures.” Youth ages 14-21 years old can apply for this opportunity. This exciting trip will take place from Saturday July 25th to Monday August 3rd. Cost of the all-inclusive trip is $2,950 including airfare, lodging, meals, classes, and tours in Ireland. ireland map

Stay one hour north of Dublin at the beautiful country estate An Grainán. This Edwardian manor surrounded by 88 acres of park land is the perfect lodge for classes, hikes, and tours. The 4-H group will visit Monasterboice historic ruins, see Drogheda city with Millmount Tower Fort, St Laurence Medieval Castle Gates, and Mellifont Abbey, experience the Newgrange neolithic monuments that are older than Stonehenge, and tour Boyne Valley home of the Loughcrew Passage Graves and St. Patrick’s famous Hill of Slane. 4-H youth also have the rare opportunity to learn about Irish cookery, digital photography, nature rambling, and Irish set dancing from local experts.

On-Line Registration is Open


Click here for registration materials. For additional information please call or email Denis Scott at 304-293-8665 or Denis.Scott@mail.wvu.edu

Jackson’s Mill 4-H Council Circle and
Challenge Course has a
New Look

Council Circle and Challenge Course got a new facelift that took place over May 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. Over the 4 days our volunteers cumulatively worked 204 volunteer hours!

Many THANKS to those who worked:

Rusty Hixenbaugh Collage
Elena Garton
Brandy Rose
Beth Skidmore
Ike Skidmore
Gypsy Denzine
Anthony Simms
Alexandria Crabtree
Katlyn Fullen
Allison Daugherty
Ryan Butler
Corey Jenkins
Shelby Blankenship
Josh McCartney

Special thanks to the Jackson’s Mill Staff who helped prep for the work and provide much of the building materials and supplies.

Cavios Whittt, Douglas, Jamie, and Bob from LCHS who helped out during their regular Jackson’s Mill visit.