Change ISU Extension's decision regarding the Iowa 4H Center camps
  • Petitioned Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

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2150 Beardshear Hall - Ames, IA 50011-2046
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Change ISU Extension's decision regarding the Iowa 4H Center camps

    1. Maddison Shrader
    2. Petition by

      Maddison Shrader

      Tiffin, IA

The camps at the Iowa 4-H Center are vital to a camper's development. Here, campers build a sense of independence and adventure, whilst building one-on-one relationships with staff members, as well as strong and lasting friendships with fellow campers. Camp provides a safe environment for Iowa's youth to immerse themselves into nature and encourages them to lead a healthy lifestyle enjoying the outdoors. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach made this decision without warning and without discussion. We are asking for reconsideration of this decision and to continue summer 2013 as it had already been planned. The Iowa 4-H Center has 60 years of tradition going, and we'd simply like to continue on.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Volunteer Day

      Maddison Shrader
      Petition Organizer

      Spring Volunteer day is just around the corner! Show you care and show ISUE that camp is worth the time and effort, more people at this event the better! April 27th all day long!

    3. We are getting Press! Show Cathann how much you care!

      Maddison Shrader
      Petition Organizer
    4. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tina Gillispie DAVNPORT, IA
      • 7 months ago

      I was a 4 H member and feel its a great program

    • Jessie Tyson HARDWICK, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      I am a program director at a 4-H Center in Virginia. I can't imagine life without camp, and I don't think Iowa youth should have to. If the camps are maintained, I have curriculum to offer! ;)

    • Mollie Appelgate LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 11 months ago

      The Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid is a magical place and provided me with so many great experiences and memories. I wish I had millions so I could ensure it stayed a 4-H camp for kids forever.

      • 12 months ago

      My 3 boys gained so much from OMK camp. They still talk about their time at camp and my youngest was hoping to go one more year to OMK.

    • Anne Riordan MENLO, IA
      • about 1 year ago

      There is an increasing awareness that we need to provide MORE opportunities for all people, especially children to explore and experience nature. The 4-H camp is an amazing place where people can learn outdoor skills and discover things about the natural world and themselves by spending time outdoors.


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