Summer Day Camp Registrations Are Open - Be part of Clover University this Summer

Summer camps

The Washington County Extension Office has 23 individual day camp opportunities called Clover University for PreK through middle school youth. The camps are being offered this year in Ainsworth, Riverside, Kalona, Keota and Washington. Registration forms will be out in the schools after April 13.
 
“Welcome to the Jungle” day camp is for youth who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018. Dates to attend this camp are June 12 at Marr Park, June 13 in Kalona, June 14 in Riverside, and June 15 in Keota. Each camp runs 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with the same fun but the variety of locations hopes to reach more youth from every community. Youth will explore together on a jungle safari to discover wild animals and cool habitats. They will be creating and playing as they immerse themselves in jungle life. Beverages and snacks will be provided. The cost for this camp is $10.
 
“Flight School” day camp is for youth who just completed 4th-6th grade as of June 2018. Camp will be held June 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the basement of Dallmeyer Hall. This day camp experience is all about rocket science. Learn about Newton’s Law, experiment with what is light than air, build hovercrafts and copters, conduct egg drop and egg launch experiments all to help teach the mechanics of rocket flight and space travel. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Kids in the Kitchen” is for youth who just completed 2nd-3rd grade as of June 2018. This camp will be offered June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Dallmeyer Hall on the fairgrounds. Youth will make yummy, healthy snacks while exploring different foods and safe handling practices in the kitchen. Healthy eating habits will come into practice in selecting snacks and youth will take home recipes. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Monarchs on the Move” is for youth who just completed 4th- 8th grade as of June 2018. This camp will be offered June 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Dallmeyer Hall on the fairgrounds. This day is devoted to biology and the importance of the monarch butterfly. Youth will take on the perspective of a caterpillar as they get food, avoid factors that impact survival, and make a chrysalis. Learn from hands-on investigations. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Magician’s Laboratory” is for youth who just completed Kindergarten-1st grade as of June 2018. This camp will be offered June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Marr Park. Be a magician for the day and make wands, stir up potions, build screaming balloons, wear wizard hats, put on a magic show with worms, exploding soda, invisible ink and more! Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Messy Science Sensations” day camp is for youth who just completed Kindergarten-1st grades as of June 2018. This camp will be offered June 20 in Kalona, June 21 in Riverside, June 22 in Keota and June 27 at Marr Park. Each camp runs 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the same fun but the variety of locations hopes to reach more youth from every community. There will never be a dull or clean moment. At this camp, learn the mystery behind what fizzes, bubbles and goos. Be prepared to mix, match, and create too. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for camp is $20.
 
“A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes” day camp is for youth who just completed 2nd -3rd grade as of June 2018. The dates for this camp are June 5 in Washington, June 6 in Kalona and June 7 in Riverside. Each day offers the same fun from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. but in a variety of locations to reach more youth. This fun, interactive, science day will be spent learning about and creating parachutes. Participants will create, test, and improve parachute materials, sizes, and suspension length to change drop times. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for camp is $20.
 
“Put a Lid on It: Designing Helmets” engineering day camp is for youth who just completed 3rd-5th grade as of June 2018. Youth may select to attend on July 2 in Washington or July 5 in Kalona from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When you bike, board, or play ball, you wear a helmet. Now, let’s learn how they work! Diagram the brain and use biomechanical engineering to design your own helmet for a crash-test dummy. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Oceans of Fun” day camp is for youth who just completed Kindergarten -1st grade as of June 2018. Youth may attend July 25 in Washington or July 26 in Kalona. Both days are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Explore the wonders of ocean creatures and the water around us. Build your own beach, boats, and water landscape. Work to clean water pollution and play with some sink or swim experiments. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. The cost for this camp is $20.
 
“Ramp up with Robotics” is a three day camp for youth who just completed 4th-6th grade as of June 2018. This camp will be offered June 25-27 in the basement of Dallmeyer Hall located on the Washington County Fairgrounds from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Learn how to build and program Lego NXT Robots. Find out how to use sensors and program robots to meet a series of challenges. Compete with new friends and bots each day. Beverage and snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day. The cost for this camp is $70. Camp is limited for first 12 registered.
 
“Babysitting Basics” is a week-long course to teach the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, caring for infants and toddlers, age appropriate toys, how to handle emergencies and basic first aid. Two sessions are being offered at the Washington County Extension Office June 11-June 15 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or July 30-August3 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This camp is open to youth who have completed 5th grade. The cost for this babysitting training is $30. Participants will receive a babysitting starter bag full of goodies.
 
Space is limited to 25 registrations for each camp. Registration materials were sent home through the schools April 13 and are also available by clicking here.  Registrations are due June 1 but will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarships are available upon request. Make payments to Washington County Extension Office.
 
For more information on how to get involved in these summer programs as either a youth participant or a volunteer, please contact Amy Green at the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or amygreen@iastate.edu.
 

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