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.

Summer Youth Camp Programs

Summer Youth Camp Program Information Now Available! A registration form must be completed for each camp participant. If your child is not currently an enrolled 4-H member, then we will need a medical/information release form filled out as well. Please call the office with any questions 641-743-8412 or email Terri Raasch at tlraasch@iastate.edu


Summer Camps




Speak out for Agriculture

Celebrating 28 Years in 2023

This year's trip takes us to Kansas as we celebrate 28 years of providing southwest Iowa youth with opportunities to explore agricultural careers! We will depart the morning of June 14th and return the evening of June 16th. Registration is due June 2, 2023; cost is $75.

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Feyh Farm Company, Alma KS
  • Kansas State Campus Tour, Manhattan KS
  • Kansas State Vet School Tour, Manhattan KS
  • Hildebrand Dairy Farm, Junction City KS
  • Hutchinson Zoo for behind the scene tour and community service project, Hutchinson KS
  • Salt Mine Tour- Hutchinson, KS
Trip Information

Youth from Adair, Cass, East Pottawattamie, and West Pottawattime counties are invited. Youth must have completed 8th-12th grade in Spring of 2023. 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 Feyh Farm Tour and the Hutchinson Zoo. A 2023 SOFA trip t-shirt is included with registration and should be worn on the second day. Please plan and pack accordingly.

While the cost of most meals is included in the trip, youth are expected to bring enough money to purchase their own evening meals, lunch on day three and any other snacks, souvenirs or incidentals.

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

Registration Information

To register, please fill out the registration link online. All participants must also submit a signed 4-H Water Activity Permission slip (youth may swim at the hotel pool) and $75 registration fee. All non-4-H participants must also submit a Health Form. Registration is not complete until all forms and the fee are in the possession of the Adair, Cass, East Pottawattamie, or West Pottawattmie County Extension Office.

4-H Water Activity Permission Slip, Health Form, and $75 payment may be submitted in person to your County Extension Office. Please make all checks payable to Adair County Extension. Forms and payment may also be mailed to Adair County Extension, 154 Public Square Suite C, Greenfield, IA 50849. 

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