Youth Programs

4-12th Grade County/Regional Programs

Winter Plunge Camp*

About: Come explore ways to recharge your mind, heart, and body while discovering your inner warrior through arts, movement, and time outdoors! This year at Winter Plunge Camp, youth will engage in healthy ways to unplug by connecting with nature, sparking creativity, practicing mindful movement, and building positive relationships. 

Register: 4hOnline - open December 15-January 20.

Cost: $50 (only $25 for Clinton County 4-H Members!)

Ages: 4-6th Grade Youth

Date: January 28-29, 2023 - rescheduled for Feb. 11-12!

Winter Plunge Flyer

**Please remember this camp is open to youth from Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones counties. Youth from other counties should clarify pricing and registration with their home county. 

We're also looking for camp counselors! Youth ages 16-18 as of 1/1/23 should consider applying. Applications due January 20 to

Drone Learning Camp

About: Spend some of spring break learning about drones and flight! We are excited to bring this camp to Clinton County with the generous support of the Iowa 4-H Foundation! This camp will fill fast—only 10 youth will be allowed to register. Youth must be able to attend all three days!  

Register: 4hOnline (will open Jan. 15)

Cost: $30.00

Ages: 7-8th Grade

Date: March 14-16, 2023

Informational Flyer about Drone Learning Camp

YQCA Training Options

About: It’s time to get your YQCA Certifications if you show... Beef, Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, or Swine The goal of this program is to help youth and their parents better understand what they can do to produce the safest food possible. 4-12th grade exhibitors MUST have their certification complete before entering classes in Fair Entry! Youth will have to enter their certificate number when logging in.


Cost: $3 for in-person, $12 for online (Clinton County 4-H members, email for a coupon!)

Ages: 4-12th Grade

Dates: online anytime

• March 28 at the Clinton County Extension Office, 3 pm
• April 30 at Pearson Hall in Jackson County, 3 pm


YQCA 2023 Flyer

State Science Fair Trip

About: See your future with STEM! This educational trip will expose youth to State Science Technology Fair of Iowa and unleash their potential to participate in future years! Additionally, this trip experience will take youth onto Iowa State University’s campus through a campus tour from a current Iowa State University student, a visit to the Multicultural Student Affairs Center, and a hands-on experience with the Make to Innovate program. Youth will connect with current Iowa State University students as they explore campus.

Please note: Vans will leave the Linn County Extension Office at 7:30 AM and will return at 5:00 PM. School notes will be provided.


Register: 4hOnline - Reach out to Amanda first at

Cost: $15.00

Ages: 7-11th grade

Date: March 30

Junior Summer Camp*

4-6th graders: spend 2 nights at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, by Solon, on an outdoor adventure, telling campfire stories, swimming, and much more! 6th grade includes zipline and extra experiences.

Register: 4hOnline

Cost: 4/5th—$95, 6th—$120

Ages: 4-6th Graders

Date: June 5-7, 2023

Junior Camp Flyer

Swiss Valley Day Camp*

Info coming later.

Register: 4hOnline - coming later.

Cost: TBD

Ages: 7-8th grade

Date: Mid-June

*Thanks to the Clinton County 4-H Foundation for your generous support to offer some camps at a discount to Clinton County 4-H'ers. Included camps have a "*"

4-12th - Beyond the County

Equine Blast

When: Dec. 3 from 9:00-3:00 pm

Where: Iowa State University

Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch and teaching materials)

Register: 4hOnline by Nov. 21

More information: The program focuses on real-world topics that impact the equine industry and youth. Students do not have to be enrolled in 4-H or own equine. The event is conducted by the ISU Animal Science Department. 

Beef Blast

When: Dec. 3 from 9:00-3:00 pm

Where: Iowa State University

Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch and teaching materials)

Register: 4hOnline by Nov. 21

More information: Beef Blast is a program for 7th-12th grade students interested in beef cattle production. The program focuses on real-world topics that impact the beef industry and youth producers. Students do not have to be enrolled in 4-H or own beef cattle.

Nutcracker Ballet + STEM

When: Dec. 9 at 12:30 pm

Where: Iowa State University or online

Cost: $0.00

Register: 4hOnline by Nov. 21

More information: Nutcracker Ballet + STEM is a program designed for elementary aged youth (grades 2-5) to highlight the connection between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the arts. 

Clothing and Sewing Project Enthusiasts

Who: 9-12th grade

When: 4th Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30 January-August

Where: Virtual

Cost: $0.00

Register: 4hOnline Events (learn more too!)

Citizenship Washington Focus Trip

Who: Completed grades 9-12th 

When: June 17-24, 2023

Where: Washington, DC

Cost: $2,300

Register: Opens Dec. 15

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Learn about more opportunities beyond the county

4-H Clubs

Looking for a consistent 4-12th Grade experience? Check out our 4-H Clubs!

K-3rd Grade Programs

Read Across Iowa Challenge

Color in a book on your book log for each book you read during March. 

Submit the completed page to by April 1 to be entered into a Clover Kids prize drawing!

Summer Discovery Day Camps

Typically held in June, Summer Discovery provides an opportunity for youth who have completed K-3rd grades to learn about a variety of STEM topics around Clinton County. More information will be released in March of 2023.

Register: coming in March

Cost: TBD

Ages: Completed K-3rd Graders

Date: June 2023




Clover Kids

Looking for a consistent K-3rd grade experience? Check out Clover Kids!