Summer day camps for youth to be offered by ISU Extension

Day camps being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Allamakee County could provide a way for those kids looking for summer activity to hang out with friends, learn new things and experience new opportunities.
Allamakee County summer day camps provide a learning experience in a safe environment with professional staff. Camp curriculum draw on the knowledge base of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the 4-H program with a century of experience in positive youth development.
Day camps have a small registration fee due one week before camp. Camp participants will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, a hat, bug spray and wear casual comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Space is limited, so camp participants are encouraged to register early.
Brochures for the day camps have been distributed at area schools and are available at the Allamakee County Extension and Outreach office or online at Youth who have completed 10th-12th grades are encouraged to volunteer to help with Summer Day Camps. For more information about being a volunteer, contact Sue Pederson, Allamakee County Youth Co-Coordinator, at or 563-568-6345.
The remaining 2014 day camp schedule includes the following:
• July 28 and 30, August 4 and 6: Community Mural at the Harpers Ferry Park for Kindergarten-6th grades, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join in designing/creating a mural on a wall at the Harpers Ferry Ball Park. July 28 and August 4 are open to Kindergarten-third grades and July 30 and August 6 is open for fourth-sixth grades. Participants can create mini murals to take home. All youth and families are then invited to attend the Harpers Ferry Days event later in the summer to celebrate the mural with the community. Materials are funded by a RC&D Arts Grant. Registration with paid fee is due by July 14 for all days.
• July 16: The Science of Water at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon for Kindergarten-3rd grades, 12-6 p.m.
Join the water fun with the Water Rocks!® Trailer from Iowa State University; build a water wall, have water races, tour the fairgrounds to learn how much water it takes for the livestock, and receive a $3 coupon to the 4-H Food Stand toward a family supper. Participants are urged to wear boots or water shoes and to plan on getting wet and dirty. Registration with paid fee is due July 9.