Summer Programs

Summer Day Camps for Children Grades K-6

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fayette County 4-H offers quality summer camps in our communities.  The day-long camps are educational, interactive, and sure to keep your child's attention.  There are a limited number of spots available for each camp.

Registration Fee: Registration fee is $15 for each camp (late registrations $20).  We offer quality, affordable programs and don't want cost to be a barrier - financial assistance is available.

Participants should bring a lunch for each camp day. Snacks and all activity supplies are included. 

Registration deadline is one week prior to camp date. Many camp dates fill quickly so don't delay in signing up!  Registrations are completed using 4hOnline.  A help sheet is below.



2023 Day Camp Schedule & Registration

Camp Date Location Cost Registration

Dig Those Dinosaurs

June 6

Westgate Public Library



Dig Those Dinosaurs

June 7 Fairgrounds, West Union



Dig Those Dinosaurs

June 8 Klocks Island Park, Fayette



Wildlife & Nature

June 13 Westgate Public Library $15 Register

Wildlife & Nature

June 14 Gilbertson Nature Center, Elgin $15 Register

Wildlife & Nature

June 15 Klocks Island Park, Fayette $15 Register
Healthy Snacks June 20 Westgate Public Library $15 Register

Healthy Snacks

June 21 Fairgrounds, West Union $15 Register

Healthy Snacks

June 22 Klocks Island Park, Fayette $15 Register
Everybody Kneads Bread June 27 Fayette Community Church $15 Register

Explore   4-H

June 28 Fairgrounds, West Union $15 Register
Fun Day at the Fair July 21 Fairgrounds, West Union $15 Register


Day Camp Descriptions

Dig Those Dinosaurs (K-3rd graders)

 Travel back millions of years ago to the days dinosaurs roamed the earth. We will explore fossils that were left behind, dig for dinosaur bones, and much more. Max: 30 youth.

Everybody Kneads Bread (4th-6th graders)

Youth will explore the science behind bread, bake and eat bread, and experience baking in the kitchen while learning with peers. Max: 14 youth. 

Explore 4-H (K-3rd graders)

Explore some of the 4-H project areas!  Horticulture, Food and Nutrition, Visual Arts and more!  As Clover Kid members you can take these projects to  the county fair.  Non-members, this is a great opportunity to be a 4-H member for a day! Max: 30 youth.


Fun Day at the Fair (K-3rd graders)

Have fun at the Fayette County Fair!  Tour the fairgrounds, visit the petting zoo, meet local 4-H members, and go on a scavenger hunt.  Max: 30 youth. 

Healthy Snacks (K-3rd graders)

Learn about planning balanced and nutritious snacks.  Children will learn basic kitchen skills, measure ingredients, and read ingredient and nutrition labels. Max: 30 youth.

Wildlife & Nature (K-3rd graders)

Exploring wildlife that may have been overlooked before.  Children will learn how to plant and take care of seeds along with how to identify parts of a plant.  Youth will study animal tracks and learn the difference between farm animals and zoo animals. Max: 30 youth. 



Fayette County 4-H staff are here to help!

Contact or call 563-425-3331 and we will get you connected with the right person.

Location Details & Addresses

  • Clermont City Park, 813 State Street
  • Gilbertson Nature Center, 22580 A Avenue
  • Lutheran Church, 405 Franklin Street
  • Schori Park, 405 Franklin Street
  • Fayette Community Church, 205 W. State Street
  • Fayette County Extension Office, 218 S. Main Street
  • Klocks Island Park, 1000 W. Water Street (Highway 93)
  • Hauth Park, East Wilbur Street
  • Maynard City Park, 475 First Street North
  • Maynard Community Hall, 135 3rd Street South
  • RAMS Center, 1400 Technology Drive
  • Wings Park, Corner of 8th Avenue NE & 3rd Street NE
  • Twin Bridges Park, 13112 O Avenue (3 miles north of Maynard)
  • Wadena City Park, East 3rd Avenue
  • Waucoma City Park, 101 3rd Street SE
  • Westgate City Park, 140 Jamison Street North
  • Westgate Public Library, 180 Main Street
West Union
  • 4-H Building, Fayette County Fairgrounds, 504 S. Vine Street
  • Lions Park, 104 Madison Street