Recreation Board of Randolph County, WV

About Camp Pioneer in Randolph County, WV

Randolph County, WV offers some of the areas best in outdoor activities and entertainment. Home to camping, lodging, picnicking, fishing, hiking, rental facilities, and much more, Camp Pioneer is a local 4-H camp in West Virginia. Randolph County has a unique and enduring history with 4-H as a National organization. In 1915, the first organized camp for rural youth was held in Randolph County just south of the current Camp Pioneer site. The current camp officially became Camp Pioneer in 1952 and has continued to add various features to make the camp ground what it has become today.

Camp Pioneer Facilities

Main Complex
The main building includes a dining hall, kitchen and assembly hall available to rent for events, parties, weddings, or reunions.

Vespers knoll
The Vespers Knoll is a beautiful and peaceful meditation spot or popular area for wedding ceremonies.

Picnic Area
There are a variety of picnic areas at Camp Pioneer that include picnic tables and pavilions that are available for rent and include electric, light, and water. Non-reserved picnic areas open to public on a first come first serve basis.

Fishing Ponds
There are several stocked ponds available for fishing and include a variety of fish such as bass, blue gill, carp, and catfish.

The playground is located near the main pavilion area and was donated by the Tygarts Valley Lion’s Club. The playground area has a variety of fun play equipment and recycled rubber tires for added safety. Pavilions, BBQ pits, and horseshoe pits are also located near the playground, which makes it a popular area for parties, reunions, and receptions.

Basketball, Volleyball, and Dodgeball Court
Basketball courts are open to the public on a first come first serve basis. There are also volleyball nets available for set up and a dodgeball court will be installed for camp and public use.

Walking Trail
The new walking trail starts in front of the playground and directly behind the Bulletin Board. Our scenic trail will take you on an approximately ½ mile walk around the ponds. The trail is ADA accessible and is a great new addition to our facility.

The Dakan Arena and Barn
The Daken Arena and Bard is an ideal location to host any equine event including rodeos, barrel racing, cutting horse events, quarter horse events, training events, and more.

Meeting Information

The Recreation Board meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Meeting agendas are posted on the bulletin board by the county commission office three days prior to the meeting.