Youth Programs

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County offers many opportunities for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, including day camps, multi-day camps, after school programs, and more!
All of our youth program offerings utilize our research-based programming and resources to bring you the FUN while learning!! 
Contact us at 563-927-4201 with questions, partnership opportunities, or programming requests! 

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2023-2024 School's Out Day Camps

Registration for our 2023-2024 School's Out Day Camps will open on August 7th!

Join us on your day off from school for fun, hands-on, educational youth programs!!

  • Day camps are one-day programs beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Early drop-off is available from 7:45-8:00 a.m. and late pick-up is available from 3:00-3:30 p.m.
  • The registration fee for each day camp is $20 per person (financial assistance is available, contact our office for more information)
  • Registration is due one week prior to the camp date. Space is limited for each camp
  • Please send kids with a sack lunch and water bottle (snacks will be provided)

Register online for School's Out Day Camps here!

2023-2024 School's Out Day Camp offerings:

Winter Discovery (K-4th, all schools); Wednesday, December 27th

- Spend the day participating in winter-themed challenges covering a variety of topics such as computer science, healthy living, art, and more!

- Lambert Elementary, Manchester

*Noon Year's Eve (K-4th, all schools); Friday, December 29th&* This day camp is full! Contact our office to join the waitlist!

- Celebrate an early New Year’s Eve with us! Youth will spend the morning practicing their communication and teamwork skills as they plan and prepare for a noon countdown celebration!

- This camp is from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Seibert Park, Manchester

Astro Camp (K-4th, WD & St. Mary's); Wednesday, January 17th

- Shoot for the stars with us and spend the day experiencing brand-new NASA activities for 2024!

- Seibert Park, Manchester

Astro Camp (K-4th, Ed-Co & MV); Monday, February 19th

- Shoot for the stars with us and spend the day experiencing brand-new NASA activities for 2024!

- Seibert Park, Manchester

**Babysitting: Beyond Basics (ages 12-17, WD & MV); Thursday, March 28th

- Take your babysitting skills to the next level! Learn about child development, emotional guidance, and more! Participants will also receive their CPR and First Aid certification through successful completion of the training offered by RMC professionals. This course is a partnership between NICC Manchester Center and ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County. (Previous participation in Babysitting Basics camp is encouraged but not required)

- Regional Medical Center Veteran's Education Center, Manchester

- Registration for this camp is through NICC Manchester Center

**On Their Own & Okay (3rd-6th, all schools); Saturday, April 27th

- As you take your independence to the next level, join us to grow your decision making skills, learn how to respond to emergencies, and more in this day camp designed for youth who will be staying home alone or staying home with younger siblings! This course is a partnership between NICC Manchester Center and ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County.

- NICC Center, Manchester

- Registration for this camp is through NICC Manchester Center

**Register for camps in partnership with NICC Manchester Center HERE

2023-2024 After School STEAM Club

Registration for the fall session of 2023-2024 After School STEAM Club is full! Contact our office to join the waitlist by calling 563-927-4201 or email

We invite K-4th grade youth to join us on early-out days for fun, hands-on activities in our after school club focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!

  • Wednesdays from September 6th to December 20th!
  • Held at Lambert Elementary from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $15 for the entire semester

Register online here!


Registration Statements

Publicity/Image/Voice Permission

During this program, the Iowa State University Extension 4-H Program staff may take photographs, video, and/or tape recording of your child participating in the program. Signing the release statement on the program registration form gives us permission to use media of your child in any publication or promotional materials, in any medium now known or developed in the future without restrictions. If you object to ISU using your child’s image or voice in this manner, please notify the adult leader of the program.

Medical Emergency Parental Permission

The health history for my child is correct and complete to my knowledge. If an injury or other medical condition occurs or arises, I hereby give permission to the ISU Extension staff or volunteer to provide routine health care and seek emergency treatment including x-rays or routine tests. I agree to the release of any record necessary for treatment, referral, billing, or insurance purposes. I understand that I am financially responsible for charges and hereby guarantee full payment to the attending physicians or health care unit. In the event of an emergency where I cannot decide for my child, I give permission to the physician/hospital selected by the ISU Extension staff or volunteer to secure and administer treatment for my child, including hospitalization. (*If you cannot agree to this section for any reason, contact the County Extension Office for a participation waiver.)

4-H Assumption of Risk & Release of Liability

I give permission for my child (listed on the registration) to participate in the 4-H program. I understand that 4-H activities/events may involve certain risks of physical activity and possible injury and that Iowa State University and its 4-H program will provide each participant with reasonable care, but that ISU cannot guarantee that my child will remain free of injury. In addition, some 4-H projects including but not limited to: shooting sports, horse or livestock projects, water activities, and other sporting activities have a higher degree of risk. I nonetheless wish to have my child participate in the 4-H program and ASSUME the RISK of participating. I agree to RELEASE from LIABILITY, INDEMNIFY, and HOLD HARMLESS the State of Iowa, the Board of Regents of the State of Iowa, ISU and ISU Extension and their officers, employees, and agents (hereinafter the RELEASEES from any and all claim and/or cause of action arising out of and related to any injury, loss, penalties damage, settlement, costs or other expenses or liabilities that occur as a result of my child’s participation in the 4-H program.) This release, however, is not intended to release the above mentioned RELEASEES from liability arising out of their sole negligence.

Behavior Statement

I give my child permission to attend the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County program/event. However, I agree to pick up my child if the program leaders do not feel my child is abiding by the behavior expectations. Behavior expectations will be outlined at the start of the program and may include expectations such as following directions from program leaders, respecting the personal space and property of other participants, using appropriate language, etc.