Youth Programs

Iowa 4-H Youth Conference & Animal Science Round-Up

2024 dates are June 25-27.

Every June, approximately 500 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and service-learning activities. If you've completed 8th grade, you're eligible to attend. You don't even have to be in 4-H to attend this conference!

For more information visit Iowa 4-H Youth Conference | 4-H Youth Development (

If you have a specific interest in animal science, you might want to look into becoming part of the Round-Up.  It is held at the same time as Youth Conference. 

Animal Science Roundup is a three-day immersive program for youth grades 8-12 that have an interest in one of the following areas: beef cattle, dairy cattle, dogs, horse, poultry, sheep, or swine. Youth spend time on the Iowa State University research and teaching farms working with animals learning about health, nutrition, behavior, genetics, and reproduction.   Each project is limited to the first 20 youth that sign up but if you do not get your first choice you can be considered for another project.  Evening activities are the same as the conference delegates.

For more information visit 4-H Animal Science Roundup | 4-H Youth Development ( 

4-H Intermediate Summer Adventure Trip

Intermediate 4-H Adventure Trip is June 5 & 6


Join us for 2 days and 1 night for the 2024 4-H Intermediate Summer Adventure Trip. Youth will be staying overnight at a motel in Davenport. The adventure starts at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, then travels to the Quad Cities to discover new things at the Putnam Museum & Science Center, enjoy pizza & bowling and much more at the TBK Bank Sports Complex, get behind the wheel of innovation at the John Deere Pavilion, and explore the riverfront.  This fun and educational       experience is open to all 4-H members currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Registration fee is $125 Includes transportation, hotel room, admission fees and some meals. Registration deadline is April 15.     

Register thru 4H online:   

Registration is not complete until payment has been received at your county Extension Office. 




Clover Kid Day

Clover Kid Day is usually held on a Saturday in February or March.

Activities will include games, crafts and educational materials.
Open to all kindergarten - 3rd grade students.


No School Day Camps

Camp is offered for all youth in grades K-3rd grade. Join Clayton County Extension and Outreach Youth Staff in a school’s out day camp to enjoy some hands-on experiments, activities, games, adventure, and FUN.


Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps and Summer Adventure Days offer fun and educational hands-on learning activities. Registration opens May 1 and closes one week before the camp occurs or until camp is full.

 Register for K - 3 camps at  
Register for 3 - 6 summer adventures at   
Camps not listed online are full, call the office to be added to the waiting list 563-245-1451.



Clayton County 4-H Council

The 4-H County Council provides input into the county 4-H program. The council is made up of 16 youth in grades 11 & 12. They plan and carry out county-wide activities for youth. County Council members are ambassadors of the 4-H program and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. Applications are due June 21.

Junior 4-H Camp

Junior 4-H Camp is an experience for 4-H members in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

4-H Junior Camp Is June 13

Save the date for Thursday, June 13 from 9 am to 9 pm at EWALU near Strawberry Point. Camp theme is: Reaching Our Potential Extraordinary Self. ROPES! 4-H members grades 4th- 6th will be able to join us for a day of rope activities, such as ziplining, knot tying, and crafts with  cording. Cost for camp is $35. Registration opens March 1 and closes April 15. 

Sign Up online at