Digital Backpack

Welcome to the Digital Backpack!

Dubuque is lucky to have a wide variety of events that support the education, health, wellness, quality of life, and enrichment of our students and the entire community. The district's Digital Backpack is a central, paperless way to share non-profit and educational information with families.

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Dubuque Senior Volleyball Middle School Camp

July 18 – July 20, 2022
Start Time 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Location Dubuque Senior High School- Lower Gym
Event For Boys and Girls, Grade 6-8
Cost $50
Organization Senior Volleyball
Contact Haley Zenner
Phone (563) 564-7294
Additional Information
This camp will provide instruction on all fundamentals of volleyball. Players will work on mastering the proper fundamentals for all positions through a mix of drills, games and competitive play. Camp will be led by the Senior Volleyball coaching staff along with current Senior volleyball players.

Relax and Renew: A Day for Teachers

August 9 – August 9, 2022
Start Time 9:00 a.m.- 2 p.m.
RSVP By August 2, 2022
Location Shalom Spirituality Center
Event For Teachers/Para Professionals/Coaches
Cost $15.00
Organization Shalom Spirituality Center
Contact Lori Apel
Phone (563) 582-3592
View Flyer
Additional Information
A day for teachers (and teaching staff!)! Reenergize and renew through spiritual self-care—$15 per person, including lunch, beverage, and snacks. To register or for more details, please visit us online at shalomretreats.org.

PRIDE Camp–All-Skills Volleyball Camp

July 28 – July 29, 2022
Start Time Check in 1:30-2 p.m., Camp 2-5 p.m.
RSVP By July 21, 2022
Location Kehl Center--Clarke University
Event For Grades 6-8
Cost $60
Organization Clarke University Men's Volleyball
Contact Elle Kosciuk
Phone (715) 280-0746
View Flyer
Additional Information
PRIDE Camp is geared towards skill development, introduction too positions, and learning competitive style play! We would appreciate if your would mark your athlete's years of experience on their registration to aid us in court organization.

Hempstead Women’s Basketball

September 12 – February 28, 2023
RSVP By August 1, 2022
Location Hempstead High School
Event For Grades 2-8
Cost $25
Organization Hempstead Women's Basketball
Contact Ryan Rush
Phone (507) 217-2054
View Flyer
Additional Information
Hempstead Women’s Basketball is looking for girls, grades 2nd-8th, that are interested in taking their game to the next level by joining our Lady Stang’s travel team program.  If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. Contact Coach Ryan Rush rrush@dbqschools.org to sign up

LEGO Challenge

June 18 – August 20, 2022
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street
Event For Ages 4-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
Calling all LEGO fans! Come to the library to build, create, and have fun. The library provides the LEGO and you provide the know-how!

2022 Summer Reading Program

June 6 – August 13, 2022
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 0-17
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
It's simple! Read books to earn prizes. Sign-up online or in-person starting June 6th. This year's theme is 'Read Beyond the Beaten Path,' which combines adventure, and skill development. Expect lots of entertaining programs and special guests to go along with this theme as well as some fun prizes.

Minecraft Mania

May 25 – August 17, 2022
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 7-14
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
Whether or not you're a Minecraft whiz, sign up for this game-playing night to test your skills and build away.

Family Book Bingo

May 21 – August 20, 2022
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For All Ages
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
Grab your family and try your luck at book bingo! We have great hardcover and paperback book prizes for kids.

Clarke Summer Basketball Camps

July 27 – July 27, 2022
Start Time 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (girls), 1-5 p.m. (boys)
RSVP By July 22, 2022
Location Clarke University- Kehl Center
Event For Grades 3-8
Cost $50- includes camp t-shirt
Organization Clarke University
Contact Adam Hocking
Phone (815) 821-3674
Additional Information
Clarke Youth Basketball Camps- students entering grades 3rd-8th • Fundamental skill development • Building basketball IQ • Individual Instruction with our coaching staff • Teams drills and contests • Station work with our college players • Shooting contests and games • Team Building

Microstory Writing Contest

July 6 – July 20, 2022
Location Virtual
Event For Grades 3-12
Cost Free
Organization University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Contact Kate Sojka
Phone (319) 467-3884
View Flyer
Additional Information
Provide students (grades 3-12) a creative and fun writing outlet during the summer.