4-H & Youth

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is the premier youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Providing research-based education to K-12 youth, Iowa 4-H focuses on Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Communication and the Arts. Iowa 4-H builds upon more than a century of experience in positive youth development partnering with youth to help them find their passion. For more information, please visit the Iowa 4-H website.

2024 Summer Youth Camp Programs

Summer Youth Day Camp Schedule

Junior Cooking Camp (K-3rd) - June 4th 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Blueberry Jam Workshop (4th and up) - June 5th 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Senior Cooking Camp (4th and up) - June 6th 1:00 - 4:00 pm

STEM Camp (3rd and up) June 11th 9:00 - 11:30 am

Fitness Center Yoga (pre-K-3rd) 9:00 - 11:00 am

Clover Kid Camp (K-3rd) - June 13th 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Theater Camp - June 17th - 20th

Drone Camp (6th - 8th) June 25th - 27th *$30 registration fee

Springbrook (3rd and up) July 17th

Registration Forms

Please fill out both "Summer Youth Program Registration Form" as well as the "Medical/Information Release Form" and turn them into the Adair County Extension Office

 

 

 

No Registration Needed! Craft and Snack provided.

 

June 3rd 10:00 - 11:00 am - Orient Library (Book: Secret Pizza Party)

June 4th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Greenfield Library (Book: Secret Pizza Party)

June 6th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Fontanelle Library (Book: Secret Pizza Party)

June 10th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Adair Library (Book: Secret Pizza Party)

June 17th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Orient Library (Book: The Great Pasta Escape)

June 18th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Greenfield Library (Book: The Great Pasta Escape)

June 24th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Adair Library (Book: The Great Pasta Escape)

June 27th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Fontanelle Library (Book: The Great Pasta Escape)

 

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SOFA

Celebrating 30 Years of SOFA in 2024!

This year's 2-day trip takes us across Cental Iowa as we celebrate 30 years of SOFA and take our 29th SOFA Trip providing southwest Iowa youth with opportunities to explore agricultural careers! The trip will take place on June 11-12, 2024.  We plan to take an Ag related tour of campus and stay overnight in the dorms at Iowa State University. We will plan to visit Hawkeye Breeders in Adel, Iowa Corn Growers Association in Johnston, John Deere Works in Ankney, Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City. This year's trip is open to youth who are 8-12th grade, but they must be 13 years or older. We are going to John Deere and they have a minimum age requirement. Registration is due May 15th, 2024; cost is $75.

Trip Stops: (times are subject to change)

June 11: 
6:00am - Pick up Cass County Extension in Atlantic
7:30am - Pick up Home Store and More in Greenfield
9:00am - Tour Hawkeye Breeders
11:30pm - Lunch at Iowa Corn Growers Association in Johnston
12:00pm - Tour and small groups at Iowa Corn Growers Association
1:15pm - Arrive at Iowa State University Ag Related Tour
4:00pm - Meet Iowa 4-H Professionals at the Iowa 4-H Building and WOW center
5:30pm - Dinner at Hickory Park on your - $ bring money $
7:00-8:00pm - MU bowling, bags, various games and light snacks
8:00pm - Settle into campus dorms for the night
11:00pm - Lights out

June 12: 
6:30-7:00am - Room checks put bags on the bus
7:00am - Group walk over to Breakfast food court on campus
8:00am - Leave ISU campus for John Deere Works
9:00am - Tour John Deere Works in Ankeny, Iowa
12:00pm - Picnic Lunch at Neal Smith, 9981 Pacific St, Prairie City, IA 50228
12:30pm - Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge Welcome Center
2:00pm - Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge Driving Tour Buffalo Park
4:00pm - Load buses for home
5:30pm - Arrive back to Home Store and More in Greenfield
7:00pm - Arrive back to Cass County Extension in Atlantic

Trip Information

Youth from Adair, Cass, East Pottawattamie, and West Pottawattamie counties are invited. Youth must have completed 8th-12th grade in Spring of 2024. Youth must be 13 years or older to qualify for this year's trip in order to meet the John Deere age requirement. The number of participants is limited by the bus capacity. Adair and Cass counties have an allotment of 15 per county, including planning committee members. East and West Pottawattamie counties each have an allotment of 5. Once these spots are filled, names of interested participants will go on a wait list that will be used if other counties don't fill their seats. Youth on the wait list will know by the end of May if they have a seat on the trip.

Youth must follow a Code of Conduct, as outlined in the registration form. Any youth who fail to follow the Code of Conduct will have their parents/guardians notified. The parents/guardians will need to make arrangements to pick their youth up and take them home if conduct violations occur.

Youth must wear pants (no shorts!) and closed-toed shoes (no sandals!) for the majority of the stops. A 2024 SOFA trip t-shirt is included with registration. Please plan and pack accordingly. We will provide more information as trip details become finalized.

While the cost of most meals is included in the trip, youth will be responsible for some expenses, Hickory Park being one of them.  More information to come as trip details become finalized.

Questions? Please contact the Adair County Extension Office at (641) 743-8412.

Registration Information

To register, please fill out the registration form in the online link below. You will also need to fill out the two waiver forms linked below. The waivers can need to be filled out and emailed to csavage@iastate.edu or printed and handed in at the Adair or Cass County Extension Offices. 

 

Information about SOFA