Summer Programs

On their own and OK displayed inside a dust cloud as if it broke through something indicating excitement

On Their Own and Ok- May 31st from 9am-3pm at Gutekunst Public Library

On Their Own & OK builds skills in youth and incorporates ways for adults in the home to support this step towards independence. Youth can develop their self-care skills to make good decisions while staying home alone. With adequate education from parents/caregivers, teachers, and community partners, young people can develop confidence in the skills they need to stay home alone safely. On Their Own & OK reinforces how to act in an emergency, helps young people handle boredom without technology, recommends age-appropriate chores, and includes plans for a family celebration to continue to strengthen family relationships.


Sign up by May 26th with the Guteknst Public Library

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Sprouting Up Science- June 21st from 9:30am-3:30pm at the Marshall County Extension Office

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how science impacts our environment and our health through plants! Learn how you can help plants grow and take home tools you can use to produce your own food, prepare new recipes to try new foods that fuel our bodies, and activate lessons to get our heart pumping. We will be moving, grooving and gobbling (up taste tests) througout our excursion in this garden-based day camp.


Open to grades K-3. Please contact Chelsea ( to sign-up.

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Babysitting Basics- June 22nd from 9am-12pm at Gutekunst Public Library

Learn how to safely care for children as a babysitter. This course will teach you the basics and safety measures needed for babysitting.


Open for ages 12-18. Please contact the Gutekunst Public Library to register.

Lego camp, engineering and coding

Lego Camp

Engineering & Coding LEGO® Day Camp is focused on STEAM-based learning. Kids will learn the basics of robotics, designing, building, and programming LEGO® SPIKE™ creations in this fun, hands-on day-camp.

Image removed. June 29, 8am-3pm

Image removed. Held at the Marshall County Extension Office in Marshalltown, IA

Image removed. $10 registration fee for current 4-H members, $15 for non-members

This is open to any youth who have completed grades 3rd-6th.

Register by calling the Marshall County Extension Office!

Youth will:

Build and program LEGO® creations using block coding and the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ App

Participate in team-building activities and group challenges

Practice their logical thinking and problem-solving skills

Learn the fundamentals of programming and algorithmic thinking