Summer Programs

Summer Day Camps for Children Grades K-8

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 is $15-$20 for each camp ($5 late fee).  We offer quality, affordable programs and don't want cost to be a barrier - financial assistance is available.

Participants should bring a sack lunch for each camp day (unless otherwise noted). 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.

2024 summer camp registration opens April 15.


Waiting List

If the camp you would like to sign up for is full, contact the Extension Office at 563-425-3331 to be added to the waiting list, and we will contact you if openings occur.


2024 Day Camp Schedule & Registration

Camp Date Location Cost Registration

Up, Down, Spin Around!

June 4

Klocks Island Park, Fayette



Up, Down, Spin Around!

June 5 Lions Park, West Union



Art Explosion!

June 18 Klocks Island Park, Fayette



Art Explosion!

June 19 Lions Park, West Union $15 Register

Explore   4-H

June 26 Fayette County Fairgrounds $15 Register

Spruce Up Your Space

June 27 Fayette County Fairgrounds $20 Register
Do Dough! July 2 Community Church, Fayette $20 Register

Fun with Bots!

July 10 Klocks Island Park, Fayette $15 Register

Fun with Bots!

July 11 Lions Park, West Union $15 Register
Fun Day at the Fair with Science! July 26 Fayette County Fairgrounds $20 Register

Go for the Gold in 2024!

August 6 Klocks Island Park, Fayette $15 Register
Go for the Gold in 2024! August 7 Lions Park, West Union $15 Register


Day Camp Descriptions

Art Explosion! (K-3rd graders)

Explore all areas of art and creativity! Campers will bring home art projects from this day of exploring the elements of design, art principles, and different forms of creativity! The activities featured in this day camp are compiled from the Iowa 4-H Art-Lit to Go! curriculum.  Max: 30 youth. 

Do Dough! (4th-8th graders)

Youth will learn to make muffins, bread, cookies, bars, and even pie!  We will do experiments to find out how and why baked products take their shape.  Youth will even get to eat their baked goods and take some home to share.  Max: 16 youth.

Explore 4-H (K-3rd graders)

What the kids make at this camp will be different than what was at last year’s Explore 4-H day camp. We will investigate some 4-H project areas — Horticulture, Food and Nutrition, Visual Arts and more! As 4-H Clover Kids, you can take these projects to fair! Non-members, this is a great opportunity to be a 4-H member for a day!    Max: 16 youth. 

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

Have fun at the Fayette County Fair!  Along with touring the fairgrounds, visiting the petting zoo, and meeting local 4-H members, the attendees will have fun throughout the day performing science experiments!  Some will be: Why are there craters on the moon? Quicksand Density Experiment, and so much more.  Max: 30 youth. 

Fun with Bots! (K-3rd graders)

It’s never too early to learn code! This interactive program is designed to engage K–3rd graders in hands-on robotics and coding opportunities. Children will be introduced to basic coding concepts through games, robots, and block-based coding programs. This day camp builds problem-solving and creativity skills while having a blast with ROBOTS!  Max: 30 youth.

Go for the Gold in 2024! (K-3rd graders)

With the 2024 Summer Olympic games going on right now, attendees will have fun with different games and activities where they might be able to earn a medal of their own!   Max: 30 youth.

Spruce Up Your Space (4th-8th graders)

During this camp, youth will be able to get ideas and create items that they can use in their homes. Designing a cork board that expresses their own personality, try their hand at wood burning, create art on a canvas, and so much more.  Max: 16 youth. 

Up, Down, Spin Around! (K-3rd graders)

Have you ever been to a fair, festival, or amusement park with rides? Step right up and try your hand at midway games, roller coaster challenges and more during this fun-filled amusement park themed day camp!  Max: 30 youth. 



Fayette County 4-H staff are here to help!

Contact Kathy Hennings at 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
  • Fayette County Fairgrounds - Dance Pavilion, 504 S. Vine Street
  • Lions Park, 104 Madison Street