CAMP OUR WAY
FROM 4-H TO FIREFIGHTING TO STEM
Your first visit to West Virginia University may have been for college, long after putting away the things of childhood. But for years the children of West Virginia and beyond have started their Mountaineer education a little earlier, at summer camp.
That camp can look like we typically picture camp: with cabins, songs and a fire circle like the one shown here at the Monongalia County Younger 4-H Camp at Camp Muffly through the WVU Extension Service. But there’s also a lot that’s new at the dozens of camps offered at WVU throughout the summer. Here, we give you just a taste of summer back home.
JR. FIREFIGHTER CAMP: Every year, teenagers go to Jackson’s Mill in Weston, W.Va., don their miniature uniforms and follow their commanders out to a blaze. Most of us got to play with fire trucks. These kids at Junior Firefighter Camp, held by WVU Extension Service, get to be firefighters.