Linn County 4-H & Youth

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Junior Camp 4-H Linn County Iowa Moniticello 2014
April 1, 2014

If you are a 4-H'er in 4th, 5th or 6th grade, come and join us for a fun filled weekend at Junior Camp, June 6-8 at Pictured Rocks in Monticello! Registration due by April 28th.

April 1, 2014

Are you ready for an amazing, fun-filled weekend at Junior 4-H Camp??  Then pack your bags and get ready to join us June 6-8 at
Pictured Rocks Camp

12004 190th Street
Monticello, IA 52310

It will be three days and two nights of fun-filled activities such as swimming (indoor pool with water climbing wall), a Boulder Shed for climbing, crafts, cabin games, nightly campfires, a ropes course, ride the Zipline and have LOTS of other adventures just waiting for YOU!  (Only 6th graders get a canoe trip.)

Junior Camp is for Junior 4-H 4th-6th grade members in Benton, Jones and Linn Counties.

 Cost for 6th grade campers will be $200 minus $50.00 YC Scholarship =6th Grade price $150.

Cost for 4th/5th grade campers will be $185.00 minus $50.00 YC Scholarship = 4/5 Grade price $135.

Counselors will be county council members and current 4-H’ers from each county and will be at camp all 3 days to enjoy the fun with you!  Come and join us for this exciting 4-H opportunity! 

Ready to register? It's easy!  Just return the registration form and your registration fee to the Benton County Extension Office.  Return your registration by April 28 to reserve your spot at the 2014 Junior 4-H Camp. The fee will include all meals at camp, lodging for 2 nights and all activities during the camp.  

2014 Junior 4-H Camp will start on Friday, June 6thwith campers arriving between 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Pictured Rocks Camp, Monticello.  Camp will end on Sunday, June 8thwith camp closing and parent pick-up at 1:00 p.m. Further information will be e-mailed to registered campers including packing list, carpooling, etc. See you at camp!!

The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the 4-H Youth Development County Extension Program.

linn county fair queen competition 2014
February 4, 2014

Plans are well under way for this year's Linn County Fair.  One of the exciting annual events is crowing the Fair Queen.  Applications for this year's competition are due May 15, 2014.

Parent Education Consortium
January 9, 2014

Our Parent Education Consortium is only the thirty-fourth Iowa program to earn this honored distinction! We invite you to celebrate with us and learn more about this program on January 28th.

des moines iowa state capital
December 26, 2013

The January 21st  trip to Des Moines is open to 7th and 8th grade 4-H'ers (and their friends) in Benton, Linn and Jones county.  Registration is due January 6th.

Linn County 4-H Facebook   |    Linn County 4-H November 2013 Newsletter

2014 Linn County Fair - June 25-June 30, 2014   |   Linn County 2013 Fair Book   |   Linn County 2013 Fair Schedule of Events
Linn County Fair Forms   |   Linn County Fair T-shirt Order Form  Linn County Fair Booth Assignments
Record Keeping
forms and information |  Iowa State Fair August 9-19, 2012 4-H Handbook
The People's Garden at Hiawatha Elementary School
Hoizons FREE Summer Lunch program for youth

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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