Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

Archery Day
February 11, 2019

Fayette and Clayton County 4-H Shooting Sport members recently joined together at the Echo Valley Archers indoor practice area and range, located at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.  SESS Certified instructors Blake Gamm from Fayette County and Dawn Amundson from Clayton County led the group discussion which included Archery Range safety prior to the youth entering the practice area. Attending from Clayton County were Crystal Goodrich, Korey Schantz and Keaton Klingman. 

int trip 19
February 1, 2019

Screaming for Adventure!  Join us for 2 days and 1 night for the 2019 4-H Intermediate Summer Adventure Trip on June 12-13.    Youth will be staying overnight at a motel in Le Mars, Iowa.  The adventure includes stops at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor, along with Browns Century Theatre and fun at Arnolds Park. Open to all 4-H members currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  

junior camp 19
February 1, 2019

Expand your world, add to your passport and enjoy the great outdoors at Pine Bluff 4-H Camp near Decorah! Tube the Upper Iowa River, bunk in primitive cabins, night hike through Pine Bluff Forest, navigate your taste buds, team building, cultural painting, warrior dances, and enjoy games from around the world. Junior camp is open to 4-H members in grades 4-6. Camps are scheduled for June 6-7 or June 18-19.


lock in
January 29, 2019

The Clayton County 4-H Lock-In will be held at Northeast Iowa Wellness & Recreation Center in Postville on Friday, March 22, 2019 starting at 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, March 23. This event is for youth in grades 6, 7 & 8. Pre-registration is required and due to the Extension Office by March 14.

buck a roo bash
January 28, 2019

Clayton County Extension and Outreach will hold its annual Clover Kid Fun Day on Saturday, February 23  from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader.  This year's theme is Buck-a-Roo Bash. Come experience rope making, mining for gems, stick pony races, and much more!  Pre-registration is required.


County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

Clayton County 4-H Member Handbook                   Share-a-Heifer Form


Clayton County 4-H Clubs                                                     Area & State Information

County Council Members                                                   Iowa 4H Weekly News

Extension Youth & 4H Committee                                  Pine Bluff 4H Camp

Green Team                                                                            Big Four Fair - Postville

Clayton County Fair                                                             Area School Websites

Record Keeping Forms                                                        Iowa FFA Web Site

4-H Awards                                                                              

Shooting Sports                                                      



Statewide Resources

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference Logo

    Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • 4-H Equation

    Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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