Youth Programs

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.


Friday, October 20- Edgewood 

Friday, October 27- Elkader

Friday, November 3- Garnavillo   

Friday, November 10- Monona                                                                                                  

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

Youth Conference

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 (

Animal Science Round-Up

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 ( 

Clover Kid Day

Annual Clover Kid Day is held in February/March at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader. It is  open to youth in grades K-3. A day filled with fun & educational activities. Hands-on activities including games, music & crafts.


4-H Intermediate Summer Adventure Trip

The 4-H Intermediate trip is a two-day, one night experience usually held in June for 6th-8th graders. 


Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps and Summer Adventure Days offer fun and educational hands-on learning activities. Registration information available in May. 


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 in June. 



Junior 4-H Camp

Junior 4-H Camp is a two-day overnight experience for 4-H members in 4th, 5th and 6th grades usually held in June,