Youth Programs

Youth Programs graphic featuring pictures of youth participating in Delaware County Extension youth programming.

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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2024 Summer Youth Programs

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2024 Summer Youth Programs graphic

 

See below for information on summer day camps and the summer reading program for 2024! If you have questions about any of our summer youth programs, call our office at 563-927-4201 or email krausch@iastate.edu

Summer Day Camps

Registration for summer day camps is open!!

Register online here!

Download a paper registration form here!

(Paper forms are also available at our office)

Day Camps are one-day programs beginning at 8:00 a.m. (early drop off at 7:45 a.m.) and ending at 3:00 p.m. (late pick-up is available if needed). Must have completed grade of camp by June 2024.

Cost is $20 per person (financial assistance is available, please contact our office for more information prior to registration). The fees for service will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the 4-H Youth Development County Extension Program.

Please bring a sack lunch, drink (or refillable water bottle), and sunscreen.

Snacks will be provided! Your child's safety is our priority. An email will be sent to participants prior to each day camp with reminders.

Registration and payment is due to the Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach Office one week prior to each day camp start date (registration is not complete until payment is received). Space is limited for each camp.

If you have any questions call our office at 563-927-4201 or email Kaitlyn at krausch@iastate.edu

STEAM’n Summer (K-3rd grade)

Thursday, June 6th

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seibert Park, Manchester

Science + tech + engineering + art + math = a day full of fun activities to kick-start your summer!

Astro Camp (K-4th grade)

Monday, June 10th

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seibert Park, Manchester

Shoot for the stars with us and spend the day investigating spacesuit materials, launching a stomp rocket, and more!

*Dig Those Dinos (K-3rd grade)* This day camp is full! Contact our office to join the waitlist!

Thursday, June 13th

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seibert Park, Manchester

Travel back in time to an era where dinosaurs roamed the earth!

*Growing Up Wild (K-3rd grade)* This day camp is full! Contact our office to join the waitlist!

Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. each day

Bailey's Ford, Manchester

Explore nature and discover new things by getting hands-on with the world around us!

Outdoor Adventures (4th-8th grade)

Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day

Backbone State Park, Dundee

*Cost for this camp is $30*

Learn new outdoor skills, meet new friends, and connect with nature on this two-day experience!

Tinker Time (K-3rd grade)

Thursday, July 18th

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seibert Park, Manchester

A day camp where the sky is the limit! Explore and create with various materials including 3DUX Design, Strawbees, and circuits!

Theatre STEM (K-5th grade)

Thursday, July 25th

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seibert Park, Manchester

Challenge your mind and express your creativity in this day full of theatre performances and engineering design challenges!

*Delicious Dough (K-5th grade)* This day camp is full! Contact our office to join the waitlist!

Thursday, August 1st

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

West Delaware Middle School, Manchester

Bread, bread, and more bread! Join us to learn about, bake, and taste test different kinds of bread dough from pretzels to donuts to pizza!

*Up, Down, Spin Around (K-3rd grade)* This day camp is full! Contact our office to join the waitlist!

Monday, August 5th

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seibert Park, Manchester

Have you ever been to an amusement park? Step right up to try midway games, roller coaster challenges, and more!

 

Summer Reading Program

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iRead 2024 logo for "Read, Renew, Repeat"

Find us at the Manchester and Edgewood public libraries each week for FREE summer reading program activities! Lessons will connect to the 2024 iRead theme “Read, Renew, Repeat” and will be best for youth who have completed kindergarten through third grade!

Manchester Public Library 

From 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on each date listed below

  • June 5th: Sensational Seeds
    • Youth learn the parts of a seed and what they need to grow
  • June 12th: Powerful Pollinators
    • Youth learn about the important role that pollinators play
  • June 19th: Bitty Bunnies
    • Youth learn about rabbits and explore how animals help their babies survive
  • June 26th: Explore Energy
    • Youth learn about renewable energy
  • July 17th: Mistake to Masterpiece
    • Youth learn that mistakes are a part of the creative process and create art using recycled materials
  • July 24th: Wonders of Nature
    • Youth learn about natural resources and the importance of environmental conservation
Edgewood Public Library

From 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on each date listed below

  • June 4th: Sensational Seeds
    • Youth learn the parts of a seed and what they need to grow
  • June 11th: Powerful Pollinators
    • Youth learn about the important role that pollinators play
  • June 18th: Bitty Bunnies
    • Youth learn about rabbits and explore how animals help their babies survive
  • June 25th: Explore Energy
    • Youth learn about renewable energy
  • July 16th: Mistake to Masterpiece
    • Youth learn that mistakes are a part of the creative process and create art using recycled materials
  • July 23rd: Wonders of Nature
    • Youth learn about natural resources and the importance of environmental conservation

 

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.