4-H & Youth Development
Camp Aura
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Camp Aura

4-H Camp Aura

is a beautiful, multi-functional facility located off Ross Road near New Manchester, WV. It was created in December of 1974 when Bob Herron donated nearly 50 acres of raw ground to the 4-H Foundation with the stipulation that the camp be named in memory of his mother, Aura

Nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia’s northern panhandle, today Camp Aura boasts a horse show arena with a utility building that houses the registration area and concession stand, a dining hall, suitable for club meetings, with a full kitchen and seating for eighty, two pavilions with electricity and picnic tables.

The arena provides the perfect venue for 4-H summer horse shows.

The dining hall, built in 2003, serves a number of purposes. It provides a place for 4-H Club meetings to take place, and special 4-H events such as the Spring Fling and Fall Fun Days. It is also the place where the Hancock County 4-H All Stars gather to cook the apple butter that is a major fundraiser for local 4-H programs.

The dining hall lends itself well to many uses – family or high school reunions, wedding receptions, birthday parties, Bible school, and group meetings, for example.

All facilities, with the exception of the arena, are available for public rental from April 1 through November 1 each year and can be reserved up to a year in advance by calling the Extension Office at 304-564-3805.

Directions to Camp Aura

From Rt. 2 North (Weirton)

From Rt. 2 North (New Cumberland)

From Rt. 8 South (New Manchester)

From Rt. 30 South (Hookstown)