4-H and Pocahontas County Extension to hold summer activities

POCAHONTAS — All youths in fourth through 12th grades are welcome to participate in the following 4-H activities throughout the summer months. The day camps and activities fill up quickly and are available on a first-come first-served basis. If you would like your child to participate in any of the activities please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County for complete details and registrations forms at 712-335-3103 or lzeman@iastate.edu.

• On Their Own and OK: June 6

Participants will start off creating a schedule of a routine, learn about safety at home while they are by themselves, how to handle emergencies, and learn safe and healthy recipes they can make on their own.

• Quest to be your Best: June 7

Come explore the outdoors to discover fun ways to be active through games that challenge you physically, activities that test you mentally, and discover new traits about your best self. Our adventures will help uncover your personal ‘spark’ as you reveal your goals to grow yourself.

• Science of BBQ: June 26

This program will introduce participants to grilling methods, including cooking with charcoal. Youths will explore various meat cuts and how cooking temperatures and the composition of the meat can affect the barbecuing process. Participants will also learn how to incorporate meat into a healthy diet, food safety and techniques such as using rubs, marinades and seasonings. Each participant will be able to create their own recipe and practice grilling.

• Monarchs on the Move: June 28

Experience life as a monarch butterfly in the Monarchs on the Move day camp. In this camp you’ll need to get food as a caterpillar, make a chrysalis, and fly to find habitat to live in as an adult. Learn about the biology and importance of the monarch butterfly and how they are in danger. Explore ways to help the monarch by increasing habitat. Find out what you can do help the monarch.

• Step Into Healthcare & Medicine: July 10

Step into the daily routine of medicine and explore the wide range of professional opportunities in the world of healthcare. Tour a variety of medical facilities, meet healthcare professionals, participate in medicinal demonstrations and discover potential career paths.

• Race It, Fling It, Fly It: July 26

Aspiring scientists will study, build, design and launch their own rockets. Test Newton’s Laws of motion, force and gravity as race, fling, fly, lunch or blast off a variety of rocketry designs. This is an all-new camp for participants who attended Race It, Fling It, Fly It in summer 2017.

• Building Blocks of Entrepreneurship–July 31

Dive into the world of entrepreneurship with LEGOs. Learn what it takes to create a new idea, develop a plan, and share your results through creativity, innovation, and communication. Participants will work in teams to develop an idea for making their community a better place to live. Using LEGOs, teams will work together to build a model, create a presentation poster, and market their idea.