Iowa County day camps made possible with help from an Agriculture and Land Stewardship grant
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa 4-H Foundation awarded a $996 grant to Denise Schwab, Interim Cooperative Extension Education Director for Iowa County, to provide funding for summer day camps.
Food safety day camps will be offered June 16 in Marengo and June 22 in North English for the first time. Approximately 40 third to sixth graders are expected to attend. Youth will learn how to properly wash their hands to reduce the spread of germs and to cook a hamburger to a proper internal temperature. There also will be activities encouraging youth to eat and properly wash fresh fruits and vegetables. A $5 fee will cover the costs for participants to make their own FightBAC (bacteria) T-shirts.
"The day camps provide an educational activity for youth during the summer, when they tend to be a little bored," Schwab said. "It gives us an opportunity to work with smaller groups of youth on a more in-depth subject matter."
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship provided $25,000 in funding for grants this year.
"These grants provide an additional funding source that allows us to have more programs," Schwab said. "The grant allows us to do some things that otherwise we wouldn't have the funding to offer."
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Schwab, Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, (319) 642-5504, email@example.com