4-12th Grade County/Regional Programs Winter Plunge Camp* - January 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 email@example.com. YQCA Training Options - March & April 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. Register: www.yqcaprogram.org Cost: $3 for in-person, $12 for online (Clinton County 4-H members, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a coupon!) Ages: 4-12th Grade Dates: online anytime • March 26 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 - March 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 email@example.com Cost: $15.00 Ages: 7-11th grade Date: March 30 Livestock Workshop - May 4-12th grade youth are invited to attend this beginner workshop focused on beef, swine, sheep, and meat goats. Youth will select two of the four species when registering. Check-In from 7:30-7:55 am. Lunch served at noon with a presentation. Review the flyer for additional information. Register: 4hOnline Cost: $10 Ages: 4-12th graders (targeting beginner showmen) Date: May 6, 2023 Livestock Workshop Flyer Junior Summer Camp* - June 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 - June Attendees must have completed 4th, 5th or 6th grades. Camp activities include fishing, hiking, water games, snacks and more! Plan to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, change of clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray. Register: 4hOnline Cost: $25.00 Ages: 4-6th grade Date: June 14 from 9-3 pm Swiss Valley Day Camp flyer *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 "*" Not sure how to sign up through the 4hOnline Events tab? Check out this 4hOnline Events Help Sheet! 4-12th - Beyond the County Clothing and Sewing Project Enthusiasts - January 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!) EIPA Youth Poultry Clinic - March Who: 4-12th grade youth When: Mar. 11 from 9-Noon Where: Muscatine Ag Learning Center Cost: Free Register: firstname.lastname@example.org More information: Look forward to discussion sessions, Q&A with judges, giveaways and more! Muscatine Rabbit and Cavy Workshop - April Who: 4-12th grade 4-H or FFA members When: April 1, 2023 from 12:30-4:00 pm Where: Muscatine Ag Learning Center Cost: Free Register: None More information: Speakers will discuss rabbit and cavy breeds and health. Youth are encouraged to bring their rabbits and cavies (purebred guinea pigs) to be evaluated and to show them in a “practice” show. Rabbit tattooing and cavy tagging will be available. Rabbits and cavies will be for sale. Youth can build a carrier by reserving supplies for a cost at Wolferabbit3@mediacombb.net or call Bill at 515-556-5123. There is no need to register and no cost to attend (except for those youth who purchase rabbits or cavies and /or build a carrier and/or purchase rabbit or cavy equipment). Youth will receive free tickets for drawings for rabbit and cavy supplies. This workshop is sponsored by Iowa State Rabbit Breeders, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach 4-H, Fred's Feed, Blue Grass Feed and Seed, Cedar Rapids and Mississippi Valley Rabbit Breeders and Muscatine Ag Learning Center. Youth from Iowa and other states are encouraged to attend. Questions can be answered by Mike Avesing at 563-263-5959, Lynne Rechterman at 563-260-5295 or Bill Wolfe at 515-556-5123. Dairy Goat Showing Clinic - May When: May 6 from 9-3 pm Where: Ma's Acres in Bondurant Cost: Free Register: Judi McIvor at 515-250-4836 More information: Interested in learning about showing and fitting a dairy goat? On May 6thfrom 9am-3pm at Ma’s Acres in Bondurant, IA the Iowa Dairy Goat Association is hosting a FREE dairy goat showing and fitting clinic. No need to bring a goat with you there will be plenty to practice with. This is a hands-on clinic. Ring procedures and goat care will be covered. So…if you have a goat or desire to own a goat one day this is an excellent opportunity to see what it’s all about. Please RSVP by texting Judi McIvor at 515-250-4836 for this FREE event by April 30. Any questions can be directed to Judi or Wendy Peffers, IDGA’s Youth Coordinator at 641-780-8600. STEM in Motion Trip - June 2024 Who: Completed grades 8-12 in June of 2024 When: June 6-10, 2024 Where: Florida Cost: See STEM in Motion Trip website. Register: TBD Information Night for Parents on April 5, at 6 pm again. Iowa 4-H Youth Conference - June Who: Completed grades 8-12 in June of 2023 When: June 27-29, 2023 Where: Ames, IA Cost: $225 Register: before June 1 at 4hOnline More information about Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Citizenship Washington Focus Trip - June Who: Completed grades 9-12th When: June 17-24, 2023 - Cancelled for 2023. Where: Washington, DC Cost: $2,300 Register: Opens Dec. 15 Learn more. Cedar 4-H Invitational Horse Show - July Who: 4-H and FFA members from Cedar, Clinton, Linn, Johnson, Jones, Muscatine, and Scott counties When: July 1, 2023 Where: Tipton, IA Cost: $3/class Register: Opens Dec. 15 More information: Cedar County 4-H Horse and Pony Club is hosting this event for select counties. Concessions will be available for purchase. Awards will be given to the top 5 individuals in each class, as well as an overall high point county prize awarded at the conclusion of the show. Questions? Contact Kathy Brenneman at 319-530-2144. Equine Blast - December 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 - December 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 - December 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. 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 - March Make at least one BINGO on the 2023 Bingo Card! Fun challenges to help your child read more and more. Submit the completed page to email@example.com by April 1 to be entered into a Clover Kids prize drawing! Bucket of Blooms Open House - May Register: by 5/5 at https://v2.4honline.com Cost: $0 - thanks to our sponsors! Ages: Enrolled K-3rd Grade Clover Kids Date: May 7 or May 10 About: Thanks to sponsors, Clinton County 4-H is excited to offer two open house opportunities for Clover Kids to learn how to plant their very own bucket of blooms! A parent or guardian must attend with the child. You do not need to bring any supplies! Clover Kids will select which flowers to plant, learn where to place their bucket at home, and learn how often to water their flowers. All buckets can be entered into the “Bucket of Blooms” contest during the Clinton County Fair. Sponsors - Theisen's of DeWitt, Dan & Jerry's Greenhouses, Clinton County Master Gardeners Informational Flyer about Bucket of Blooms Open House Summer Discovery Day Camps - June 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. Please note... due to staff leave, Summer Discovery won't happen in 2023. Watch for the program again in 2024! Register: Cost: Ages: Completed K-3rd Graders Date: Watch for in 2024! Not sure how to sign up through the 4hOnline Events tab? Check out this 4hOnline Events Help Sheet! Clover Kids Looking for a consistent K-3rd grade experience? Check out Clover Kids!