County 4-H News

May 26, 2021

A lifetime of adventure in one summer. Join us for a summer of fun, excitement, new adventures and explorations!  There are several camps available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach—Fayette County including Astro Camp (4th-6th), Dig Those Dinosaurs (K-1st), Summer Games (4th-6th), Fizz, Bubble, Goo (2nd & 3rd), and Day at the Fair (K-3rd). Hands-on activities are available at all camps. Online registration and more information is available here.

May 2, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine later this month. The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

June 30, 2021

Thirty-three 4-H youth from Clayton, Buchanan and Fayette Counties in grades 4-6 had the opportunity to participate in a 12-hour “Go for the Green” 4-H Junior day camp held at Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center on June 16. The camp was organized by ISU Extension and Outreach Peggy Schilling of Clayton County and State 4-H Youth Program Specialist, Angie Dougherty.

The 4-H camp experience featured activities focused on the four H’s of 4-H: head, heart, hands, and health. Youth used their ‘head’ with get-to-know you activities and creating a tin can luminary project for the county fair. They pledged their ‘Heart’ to greater loyalty by practicing respect for others, sharing materials, and helping others when needed. ‘Hands’ for greater service brought new meaning as youth created 12 Leopold benches. Benches will be placed among the three counties and used at Camp Ewalu. ‘Health’ to better living included a nature walk, followed by a refreshing creek stomp and zip lining through the trees. The youth also competed in outdoor team challenges to ‘Go for the Green’ much like Olympic games. The day concluded with a campfire and the tradition of signing their names on the t-shirts of other campers. To learn more about 4-H opportunities please contact your local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office.

June 30, 2021

Nine Intermediate 4-H members from Clayton and Fayette counties enjoyed a summer adventure trip to Boone, Ames and Story City. The trip was coordinated by Tammy Muller, Clayton County Youth Coordinator.

The trip started off with a stop at the Iowa State 4-H Office in Ames. Nate Weber, 4-H STEM Coordinator gave a tour of the office and lead the group through a design activity. After lunch the group headed to Boone for a train ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. The train excursion started at the depot in Boone and traveled through the Des Moines River Valley to the old mining community of Frazer. A highlight of the voyage as crossing the 156’ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge. The group also visited the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center. On the way home the group stopped in Story City to ride the 1913 antique carousel.

March 10, 2021

Fayette County 4-H Council hosted a project workshop helping 4-H members prepare “Healthy Snacks.” The group of participants, six youth, 4th through 8th grade, were very interested in learning how to select healthy recipes, how to properly measure ingredients and how to mix ingredients together. The participants were thrilled that they each got to mix up their own recipe to take home to share with their family members to enjoy!

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