Story County Summer Day Camps

Join Story County 4-H in discovering the world through fun and exciting summer programs!


Cost: $20 - $25 per program per child

  • Ames Location: Black's Heritage Farm
  • Nevada Location: Story County Extension Office
  • Huxley Location: Nord Kalsem Park Community Center

Camps are offered for youth that have completed 1st - 3rd grade or 4th - 6th grade.

For questions regarding summer day camp opportunities, please contact AmeriCorps member Logan Worden at or 515-382-6551.


Move It!

June 11th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm Grades: 4th - 6th

Youth will test the forces of mothion as they construct and compete with rockets, shuttles, planes, boats and cars.



Energy for the Future

July 1st, Nevada (Registration)

July 2nd, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Grades 4th - 6th

Create projects exploring renewable energy through the sun, wind, water, and heat from the ground.


Wound for Wind

June 13th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm Grade: 4th - 6th

Youth will create wind powered structures that generate energy to power objects.                                                                                                                                               


Constructing a Future with Robots

July 8th, Nevada (Registration)

July 9th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Grades 4th - 6th

Learn how robots are being designed, how they work, and the careers associated with them, while also designing and building a robot.                            

Exploring the Universe

June 17th, Nevada (Registration)

June 18th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Grades: 4th - 6th

Gain knowledge of astronomy and how the parts of the universe work together while also "exploring the moon.

Suit Up, Veterinarian Style

July 15th, Nevada (Registration)

July 16th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Grades: 4th - 6th

Learn all about animals, their health, behaviors, and emergency care.

Growing in the Garden

June 20th, Huxley (Registration)

9:00 am - noon, Grades 1st - 3rd

Kids will learn about how their food is grown and ways they can live a healthy lifestyle.


A Structurally Sound Foundation

July 29th, Nevada (Registration)

July 30th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Grades 4th - 6th

Dig deeper into science by finding out what engineers do, how things work, along with having the opportunity to construct bridges

Become a Food Scientist

June 24th, Nevada (Registration)

June 25th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Grades 4th - 6th

Learn about cheese, electricity, and explosions and how they intermix through hands-on activities

The Law of Physics

August 5th, Nevada (Registration)

August 6th, Ames (Registration)

9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Grades 4th - 6th

Build, test, and explore matter and the movement it makes through projects including catapults, boats, and egg drops.

Art Attack

June 19th -20th, Nevada (Registration)

June 26th - 27th, Ames (Registration) - FULL

8:30 am - 11:30 am, Grades 1st - 3rd

Hands-on art activities with fizz, bubble, and goo adventures                                                                                                                                       

Agricultural Academy

August 11th - 12th, Nevada (Registration)

August 14th - 15th, Ames (Registration)

8:30 am - 11:30 am, Grades 1st - 3rd

Learn about agriculture from A to Z through hands-on learning and activities involving animals, food, and environmental science.

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