Openings Still Available for Some Clover University Summer Camps

Summer Camps

The Washington County Extension Office has 18 day camp opportunities called Clover University for the youth of Washington County located in Ainsworth, Riverside, Kalona, Brighton, Wellman and Washington. Click here for registration forms.  Camp brochure.  Please contact our office at 319-653-4811 to see which camps remain open.
 
“Welcome to the Jungle” day camp is for youth who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. Dates to attend this camp are June 21 at Wellman North Park (8:30am-11:30am), June 21 at Riverside Hall Park (1pm-4pm), June 22 at Marr Park(1pm-4pm), or June 22 at Kalona Park (8:30am-11:30am). Each day will offer the same fun but the variety of locations hopes to reach more youth from every community. Youth will explore together on a jungle safari to discover wild animals and cool habitats. They will be creating and playing as they immerse themselves in jungle life. Beverages and snacks will be provided. The cost for this camp is $10.
 
“Buzzers, Beeps and Alarms” day camp is for youth who just completed 4th-6th grade as of June 2017. Camp will be held June 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the basement of Dallmeyer Hall. Experiment with the sounds of buzzes, beeps, and flashing lights through “hands on” electricity experiments. With bulbs, batteries, and lights, explore and design electric circuits. Design, build and test an alarm system you build for an “Alarm Building Challenge.” Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Kids in the Kitchen” is for youth who just completed 2nd-3rd grade as of June 2017. This camp will be offered June 121 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Dallmeyer Hall on the fairgrounds. Youth will make yummy, healthy snacks while exploring different foods and safe handling practices in the kitchen. Healthy eating habits will come into practice in selecting snacks and youth will take home recipes. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Bubble Mania” day camp is for youth who just completed Kindergarten-1st grades as of June 2017. This camp will be offered June 15 at Marr Park, June 16 at Kalona City Park, and June 19 at Riverside Hall Park. Each day will follow the same fun schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants will explore the art and science behind bubbles. They will be bubbling with excitement as they build bubble machines, conduct experiments, make bubble art, and stand inside a bubble too! Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for camp is $20.
 
“CSI & Crime Spy” day camp is for youth who just completed 2nd3rd grade as of June 2017. The dates for this camp are June 7 at Riverside Hall Park, June 8 at Marr Park or June 9 at Kalona City Park. Each day offers the same fun and will be located from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Future crime scene investigators, may just be developed at this camp. A ‘criminal’ is on the loose but luckily he has left a number of clues that can be investigated. Learn how to take fingerprint samples, analyze footprints and use other crime scene technologies to catch the criminal to solve the Mystery of the Missing Bear. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for camp is $20.
 
“Recycled Racers” engineering day camp is for youth who just completed 2nd-3rd grade as of June 2017. This camp will be offered June 12 at Kalona City Park from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Think and learn as a Green Engineer and turn recycled materials into new and improved items. Test a variety of wheel and axel systems and using the Engineer Design Model build a Recycled Racer. Test it in a variety of terrains and more! Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Classifying Creatures” day camp is for youth who just completed Kindergarten -1st grade as of June 2017. It will be offered June 7 from 9 am-3pm at Marr Park. Explore the wonders of the creatures around us. Have you ever wondered what a frog’s skeleton looks like, or why birds have feathers? Learn the answers to these and much more. Participants will examine x-rays, furs, feathers and skins, make their own footprints to take home, take a look at some animals’ teeth, and learn the differences between herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Ramp up with Robotics” is a three day camp for youth who just completed 4th-6th grade as of June 2017. This camp will be offered June 12-14 in the basement of Dallmeyer Hall located on the Washington County Fairgrounds from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Learn how to build and program Lego NXT Robots. Find out how to use sensors and program robots to meet a series of challenges. Compete with new friends and bots each day. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day. The cost for this camp is $70. Camp is limited for first 12 registered.
 
“Babysitting Basics” is a week-long course offered from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. each day. The course will teach the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, caring for infants and toddlers, age appropriate toys, how to handle emergencies and basic first aid. Camp is held at the Washington County Extension Office June 5-June 9 or July 31-August4. This camp is open to youth who have completed 5th grade. The cost for this babysitting training is $30.
 
Space is limited to 25 registrations for each camp. Registration materials were sent home through the schools and are also available by clicking here.  Registrations are due June 1 but will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarships are available upon request.
 
For more information on how to get involved in these summer programs as either a youth participant or a volunteer, please contact Amy Green at the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or amygreen@iastate.edu.
 

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