Registration Deadline for Iowa 
4-H Youth Conference Approaching!

  The Iowa 4-H Youth Conference will be June 30-July 2, 2015. The registration deadline for Iowa youth who have completed 8th-12th grade is June 1, 2015.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity and register today!

The Iowa 4-H Foundation can provide you with financial assistance if you would like to attend.  Click here to learn more about how the Iowa 4-H Foundation can help you!

Dare to Discover your future with 4-H.
Alum of the Month

Our April alum of the month is Renae Drey. She was involved in County 4-H programs, State 4-H Council, State 4-H Conference, National 4-H Conference, and National 4-H Congress. "All of these experiences have given me the opportunities I could have never imagined possible," Renae said. 

Through 4-H, Renae has had opportunities to meet people from all over the United States and speak with our senators and representatives in Washington D.C.  She enjoyed impacting 4-H on a county, state and national level.

Click here to read Renae's full 4-H story. 

If you would like to be our next alum of the month, share your story here!
Summer Hours

The Iowa 4-H Foundation will begin summer hours soon:
May 11-August 21, 2015
7:30 AM-4:00 PM.    

Save the Date

Quarterly Board Meeting

-Friday, April 17, 2015 


Spring Clean-Up Day

-Saturday, April 25, 2015

Scholarship Recognition Event

-Sunday, June 7, 2015


Northwest Iowa Golf Tournament

-Friday, June 19, 2015


State 4-H Youth Conference

-June 30-July 2, 2015


Quarterly Board Meeting

-July 1, 2015


Central Iowa Golf Tournament

-Monday, July 20, 2015


Iowa State Fair

-August 13-23, 2015


IFAA 4-H Scholarships & Sale of Champions

-Saturday, August 22, 2015 

Hall of Fame Induction

-Sunday, August 23, 2015

Annual Board Meeting

-Friday, October 16, 2015 

Giving Tuesday

-Tuesday, December 1, 2015 

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April 15, 2015
Join us on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for the Annual Spring Clean up day at the Iowa 4-H Center. 

Bring your friends and family and come out to camp anytime from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on April 25, 2015. This is a great way to visit with local 4-H'ers and staff as well as support the campers.  

Projects Include: 

  • Splitting and Stacking Wood
  • Trimming Bushes
  • Painting & Staining
  • Cleaning Cabins and Windows
  • Trail & Fence Work
  • Raking Leaves
  • Picking Up Trash
  • And Other Spring Cleaning Activities

Contact the camp office at 515-795-3338 or email to sign up! Leave a message with your name, contact information, and if you have any special skills and training (i.e. carpentry, plumbing, electrical) or a preferred activity that you would like to be involved in.


Lunch will be provided by the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Click here for directions to camp!  We hope to see you there!

Register here for summer 4-H camps! Need financial assistance to attend camp? Check out our website and learn more about how the Iowa 4-H Foundation can help you!

 Beds for Heads

This summer we will be welcoming 1,100 kids back to camp where they will have the opportunity to explore, have fun, be creative, and learn! Before the first grou p of campers arrive, we must raise  $15,000 to purchase new bunk beds for Oak Lodge. We are excited to use Oak Lodge this year because that means more campers!
Each set of wood, steel-reinforced bunks costs $1,000 and includes mattresses, ladders, and safety rails. We're asking camp supporters to help us reach this goal and secure these beds for our campers' heads!

Click here to donate. After choosing "general 4-H program support" under "My 4-H Program," and clicking submit, write "Beds for Heads" in the comment box. We appreciate your help to make our Iowa 4-Hers more comfortable at camp.

Donors will receive special recognition:
  • A $1,000 donation buys one entire bunk bed set. Donors will be recognized with a plaque on the bed.
  • A $500 donation buys one bed and mattress. Donors will be listed o a plaque in the lodge.
  • A $250 donation buys two mattresses. These donors will be listed on our website.
  • A $100 donation buys one mattress. These donor will be listed on our website.
 Answer the Call: 4-H Call-A-Thon

Each year, the Iowa 4-H Foundation funds recognition opportunities such as 4-H camps, Iowa 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, and National 4-H Conference. All of these opportunities provide life-changing experiences for young people in Iowa.

Each week, Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H and Alumni volunteers make calls to donors to raise funds to support the efforts of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. This on-going fundraising effort raises vital dollars to support programs and opportunities for Iowa's 4-Hers. "It is a great way for me to give back," said Ashley Kinkade, Iowa 4-H Foundation's Call-a-thon Coordinator. "As a 4-H alum from Mahaska County, I personally benefited from the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the support they provided-from clubs dues to Iowa 4-H Camp support. As we call donors, it is a wonderful opportunity to connect with them, to keep them updated on what's happening in the world of 4-H, and for us to thank donors for their continued support."
 Golf Tournaments Coming Soon!

Summer is getting closer which
means golf season is right around the corner.  Register today for the Iowa 4-H Foundation's Northwest and Central Iowa Going for the Green Golf Tournaments!
The Northwest Iowa Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2015 at Emerald Hills Golf Club in Arnolds Park, Iowa. 

The Central Iowa Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, Iowa.
 4-H'ers for 4-H
The annual 4-H'ers for 4-H Campaign is conducted each year by members of the State 4-H Council Finance Committee. 4-H Clubs across the state are encouraged to donate $3.00 per 
4-H member. 
To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 4-H'ers for 
4-H Campaign, State Council has set their goal at $30.030.30. As a special incentive, if State Council reaches their goal, John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, Iowa 4-H Program Leader, will get a pie to the face! Click here to help us reach he goal!

Funds raised support financial aid, State 4-H Youth Conference, facility improvements for the Iowa 4-H Center, and financial aid for 4-H'ers. We appreciate your contributions!

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