Summer Programs

2024 Summer Camps are here!

Take a look below to see more information about each camp. 

 

How to Register:

Click: Sign Up (or copy and paste this URL: https://form.jotform.com/240496479373065)

Refunds not available unless the camp is canceled by us. For questions, contact the office at 712-362-3434.


Summer Camp Registration Opens: April 5th

Summer Camp Registration Closes: May 30th at 4:30 PM

Camps will be open until filled. Sign up early as camp space is limited! Once a camp is filled and you would like your kid to be on a waitlist, please contact the office. 


This year we will moving our registrations to an online platform. All camps can be registered and paid for online, except for the Iowa Lakes Summer STEM Fest which has a different registration found below.

Please fill out one registration per participant. 

*Participants that are not current 4-H or Clover Kids members will need to fill out an additional health form. Once registered, we will reach out to you for that form. Health/Emergency Contact forms are required to participate at our camps.

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K-4th Grade Camps

Learn to Cook: Simple Snacking!
  • When: June 6th
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church - Estherville (409 North 6th Street)
  • Grades: K-3rd
  • Cost: $5
  • What Will You Learn: kitchen basics and safety, how to make different snacks, comparing different foods for nutritional value
Garden, Flowers, & Pollinators
  • When: June 12th 
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Where: Estherville Public Library (613 Central Avenue)
  • Grades: K-3rd
  • Cost: Free
  • What Will You Learn: gardening techniques, different plants and how to grow them, how seeds interact with the soil, and why pollinators are important. Kids will get to take home a plant to grow.
FUNdamentals of Science
  • When: June 17th
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Where: Estherville Public Library (613 Central Avenue)
  • Grades: K-3rd
  • Cost: Free
  • What Will You Learn: Explore as a scientist does and conduct different science experiments including learning about static electricity, milk that changes color,  the power of taco sauce, and more.
Dinosaur Camp 
  • When: June 18th
  • Time: 9:00 - Noon
  • Where: Emmet County Nature Center (2303 450th Ave, Wallingford)
  • Grades: K-4th
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Dig up dinosaurs and fun! Learn about different dinosaurs & how they become fossils. Kids will also learn about rocks and other minerals in the soil.
Smoothie Fun
  • When: June 19th
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Where: Estherville Public Library (613 Central Avenue)
  • Grades: K-3rd
  • Cost: Free
  • What Will You Learn: Learn how to make the perfect smoothie and taste different fruits. Kids will also learn about healthy choices.
Iowa Lakes Summer STEM Festival
  • When: June 20th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville Campus (300 South 18th Street)
  • Grades: 3rd and Up
  • Cost: Free
  • What Will You Learn: Learn about different areas of STEM. Get to be on a college campus and meet with some of the staff. Find what STEM areas interest you!
  • This camp will require a separate registration. Please use this link in order to register for this camp: https://form.jotform.com/240244895935163 
A Pirate's Life for Me
  • When: June 25th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
  • Where: Emmet County Nature Center (2303 450th Ave, Wallingford)
  • Grades: K-4th
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Help is wanted for the pirate crew! Kids will learn to make maps, read a compass, tie knots, and more!
Let's Learn to Cook: Taco Bout Spices
  • When: June 26th
  • Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Where: Armstrong Public Library (308 South 6th Street, Armstrong)
  • Grades: K-4th
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Kids will get to explore different spices, seasonings, and flavors! Kids will also learn kitchen and cooking basics and safety. Take home a spice mix!
Super Spy
  • When: July 9th
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Where: Estherville Public Library (613 Central Avenue)
  • Grades: K-3rd
  • Cost: Free
  • What Will You Learn: Become a super awesome spy at this camp and learn how to make hidden messages, dust for fingerprints, and help solve a mystery.

 

4th Grade and Up Camps

Babysitting Clinic
  • When: June 4th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church - Estherville (409 North 6th Street)
  • Grades: 4th - 8th grade
  • Cost: $30
  • What Will You Learn: Learn and discover the responsibilities of babysitting and caring for babies and young children. Learn about emergencies and how to handle them. Explore fun activities for young kids to play & do and the basics of babysitting. Kids will get to take home a babysitting kit.
Grilled Cheese Challenge
  • When: June 6th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
  • Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church - Estherville (409 North 6th Street)
  • Grades: 4th and up
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Do you think you have the BEST grilled cheese recipe and combination? Kids will have a friendly competition to use a variety of ingredients to make the best grilled cheese sandwich. Who will win?
Archery Camp 
  • When: June 11th
  • Time: AM Session: 9:00 AM - Noon & PM Session: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Where: Emmet County Nature Center (2303 450th Ave, Wallingford)
  • Grades: 4th and up
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Learn the basics and safety of archery. Kids will learn about the parts of the bow, proper techniques of archery, and learn to hit the bullseye.  
Park Architect
  • When: June 13th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: Emmet County Fairgrounds (1686 3rd Ave South, Estherville)
  • Grades: 4th - 7th grade
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Learn about how parks get made from who builds them to how they decide on what equipment to put in them. Kids will put their creative hats on and design their own park.
Iowa Lakes Summer STEM Festival
  • When: June 20th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville Campus (300 South 18th Street)
  • Grades: 3rd and up
  • Cost: Free
  • What Will You Learn: Explore different STEM topics and enjoy a full day on a college campus. Meet with college staff and see what interests you in STEM!
  • This camp requires a separate registration. To register for this camp, please visit: https://form.jotform.com/240244895935163
Let's Learn to Cook: Mighty Meatloaf and Potatoes
  • When: June 26th
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church - Estherville (409 North 6th Street)
  • Grades: 4th - 8th grade
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Learn kitchen and cooking safety and proper techniques. Learn how to chop, peel, and dice and ingredient mixing for the perfect mashed potatoes. Kids will also learn to safely prepare and cook beef.
Trolls, Faeries, and Centaurs, Oh My!
  • When: June 27th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: Emmet County Fairgrounds (1686 3rd Ave South, Estherville)
  • Grades: 4th - 8th grade
  • Cost: $10
  • What Will You Learn: Journey into the magical realm and learn how to make giant toothpaste, search for dragon eggs, watch colorful faerie milk explode, and adventure through the twisted tower.
Sleeping Bag Safari
  • When: August 12-13th
  • Time: Overnight Camp (Leaving afternoon of Aug. 12th and returning evening Aug. 13th)
  • Where: Omaha Zoo & Aquarium (Bus leaving from Spencer, IA)
  • Grades: 4th - 8th grade
  • Cost: $125
  • What Will You Learn: Join us for an overnight trip to the Omaha Zoo! Learn from zookeepers, sleep under the sharks and rays in the aquarium, and EXPLORE the zoo! 

If you have any questions, please contact us at the office at 712-362-3434 or email Katelyn at kzh@iastate.edu