A special-mission campus of West Virginia University – owned and operated by the WVU Extension Service – WVU Jackson’s Mill represents the historic home of West Virginia 4-H camping in the United States as the site of the first statewide 4-H camp in the nation. Today, Jackson’s Mill continues to serve thousands of 4-H’ers each summer and throughout the year. The historic location is also home to the West Virginia Fire Academy, a one-of-a-kind training facility for volunteer and professional firefighters from around the state and across the country.
When not serving as home to West Virginia 4-H, WVU Jackson’s Mill is available for
group rental by private and public groups. The facilities make for an excellent
conference location and with amenities like on-site dining, ADA accessible facilities,
campus wide Wi-Fi, seasonal swimming pool and athletic fields as well as private,
semi-private and cabin-style room options, it’s easy to understand why groups like
American Legion Mountaineer Boys State and others like to call WVU Jackson’s Mill
Recent News at Jackson's Mill
Each year thousands of West Virginia youths and other visitors travel to West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill to participate in 4-H camps where they learn valuable leadership and mentoring skills, while forging lifelong friendships. Part of that journey includes participation in the West Virginia State 4-H Camp Council Circle, a symbolic center of spirit for campers.
For the past century, getting to the Circle has meant traversing along a wooded trail, with no direct access to the area. Through a generous donation of $100,000 from long-time 4-H and Jackson’s Mill supporter, Jack M. Tyree, campers will now travel to the Circle via the Jack M. and Helen S. Tyree Bridge.
“A bridge is a symbol of connections and progress in our lives. At Jackson’s Mill, our young people will build attitude, knowledge, and skill – important bridges with their friends, their community and their future,” Tyree said.
In preparation for impending upgrades to the WVU Jackson's Mill reservation system, please note that a credit card is now required for all individual room reservations made at Jackson’s Mill, if the room is not being paid for as part of an overall group bill.
This will include paying for upgrades during WVU and Extension events where a portion of the room will be paid for by a program.
Regrettably, WVU Jackson's Mill is no longer be able to accept reservations and then bill counties or other programs for later payments.
Events at Jackson's Mill
- Apr28 All Day WVUES Outdoor Education Leadership Training
- May4 All Day American Canoe/Kayak Instructor Certification Training