Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

summer adventure trip
January 31, 2018

Join 4-H members from Region 4 for 2 days and 1 night of Honoring the PAST, Celebrating the PRESENT, and Building the FUTURE.  The trip will  be June 7 & 8.   The adventure includes stops at the 1913 antique carousel in Story City, Boone & Scenic  Valley Railroad, James H Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center, Bio-tech lab at Iowa State University, and Birthplace of the 4-H Emblem in Clarion.  There will also be swimming, miniature golf, games and more! Open to all 4-H members currently in 6th, 7thand 8th grades. April 16 is the deadline to register.

off to camp
January 31, 2018

Go off the grid and enjoy the great outdoors at Pine Bluff 4-H Camp near Decorah!   This camp is a 2 day, 1 night adventure with new friends, cabin team challenges, games, and so much more! Camps are  scheduled for June 13-14 or June 19-20. Registration deadline is April 16

January 30, 2018

The Clayton County Dairy Promotion Committee is pleased to announce the continuation of a county-wide youth scholarship. Applications are due March 1, 2018 to the Clayton County Extension Office. Award winners will be notified prior to the Clayton County Dairy Banquet on Friday, April 6, 2018. Attendance is appreciated to be recognized.

January 28, 2018

Clayton County 4-H will hold its annual Clover Kid Fun Day on Saturday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader.  This year's theme is Commotion in the Ocean.   Scheduled sessions will include games, crafts and educational materials. Pre-registration is required. Open to all kindergarten - 3rd grade students.

January 24, 2018

The annual Clayton County 4-H Omelet Brunch & Silent Auction will be Sunday, March 11 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. Serving will be from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  The menu includes egg omelets with your choice of ham, cheese, mushrooms, green pepper, or onion. Toast, blueberry muffins, applesauce, orange juice, milk & coffee will also be served.  Tickets are $6.50 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Tickets are available from 4-H members or at the Clayton County Extension Office, 120 S Main Street in Elkader. Proceeds will be used to maintain & promote 4-H & Youth activities in Clayton County.


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

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • 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, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • 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!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • 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.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • 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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