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.


Chess in the Park

June 12, 2023
Start Time 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location Murphy Park, 1700 S Grandview Ave, Dubuque
Event For Chess players of all ages and skill levels
Cost Free
Organization Dubuque Chess Club
Contact Ben Darr
Phone (563) 231-2742
Additional Information
Come to play chess in the park with the Dubuque Chess Club. Beginners and learners welcome. A free chess lesson and puzzles to solve! Make new friends over the board! Food and soft drinks will be provided.

Summer Teen Nights

June 12 – July 27, 2023
Start Time 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Location Multicultural Family Center (1157 Central Ave, Dubuque IA 52001)
Event For Intended audience is all students entering grades 6th-12th in the upcoming school year
Organization Multicultural Family Center
Contact Courtney Podczerwinski
Phone (563) 580-6947
View Flyer
Additional Information
If you are entering 6th-12th grade in the upcoming school year, join us for nights of fun, games, field trips, guest speakers, and activities. Teen Nights will take place every Monday- Thursday from 4:30-7:30pm starting June 12, 2023! Free Dinner provided daily, and no registration is required!

NICC Esports Clinic: Overwatch 2 (Peosta)

June 26, 2023
Start Time 10:30 a.m.
RSVP By June 23, 2023
Location NICC Peosta Campus, 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA 52068
Event For High School Students entering Grades 11 & 12 (Must be 16 years old)
Cost $45
Organization Northeast Iowa Community College
Contact Ezra Hershberger
Phone (844) 642-2338
View Flyer
Additional Information
Grow Your Gaming Potential! Northeast Iowa Community College Esports Coach and players will analyze your gameplay and provide one-on-one assistance and coaching. The clinic will focus on improving individual play to help you climb the ranks!

Clarke Youth Basketball Camps

July 24 – July 26, 2023
Start Time 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (girls), 1-5 p.m. (boys)
RSVP By July 17, 2023
Location Clarke University- Kehl Center (gym)
Event For Boys & Girls entering grades 3-8
Cost $50/ per camper
Organization Clarke University
Contact Adam Hocking
Phone (815) 821-3674
View Flyer
Additional Information
Youth Girls Basketball Camp- 8am/12pm Youth Boys Basketball Camp- 1-5pm

Summer Ice Skating Classes

June 20 – August 15, 2023
Start Time 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
RSVP By June 18, 2023
Location Dubuque Ice Arena 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For All Dubuque Community Schools
Cost $111.00
Organization Dubuque Learn to Skate
Contact Rebecca A Menzynski
Phone (563) 275-6576
View Flyer
Additional Information
Stay cool with us at the Dubuque Ice Arena! All new and returning skaters ages 3 and up, are invited to register to beat the heat with us as we glide through our 8 week summer skating session.

Loras Basketball Skills Camp (Girls)

August 7 – August 10, 2023
Start Time 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
RSVP By August 4, 2023
Location Loras College AWC - 1600 Cox St.
Event For Girls, grades 3-8
Cost $149
Organization Loras College Basketball
Contact Justin Busch
Phone (563) 588-7947
View Flyer
Additional Information
WHO SHOULD COME? Girls, grades 3-8 (Fall 2023) WHAT YOU’LL GAIN Each camper will improve individual skills (offensively and defensively), work with ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and 5-on-5 game play.

Hempstead Basketball Youth Camp

June 13 – June 15, 2023
Start Time 9 a.m.
RSVP By June 12, 2023
Location Hempstead High School (North Gym)
Event For Grades 3-7
Cost $60
Organization Hempstead Boys Basketball
Contact Damon Rogers
Phone (563) 580-9696
Additional Information
Camp is to offer an opportunity for players to receive valuable instruction in fundamental basketball skills.

Area Residential Care Corporate and Community Games

June 9, 2023
Start Time 4:00 p.m.
Location Port of Dubuque
Event For Students or teachers who are looking to volunteer
Organization Area Residential Care
Contact Eva Schmid
Phone (563) 650-5750
Additional Information
The Corporate and Community Games are on June 9 at the Port of Dubuque (green space next to the Grand Harbor), volunteers are needed from about 4 - 9 p.m. The event is made up of about 25-30 teams of 8-10 people from businesses in the community, they compete in fun and easy team building games. We a

Dubuque Senior Women’s Youth Basketball Camp

June 26 – June 28, 2023
Start Time 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
RSVP By June 23, 2023
Location Dubuque Senior High School
Event For Girls grades 3-8
Cost $40
Organization Dubuque Senior Women's Basketball
Contact Cassie Allee
Phone (563) 552-5619
Additional Information
During these three days of camp, players will work on developing and mastering basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, pivoting and passing. This camp will be led by the Senior Women's Basketball coaching staff and current Senior basketball players.

Summer Camp Programs at Camp Ewalu

June 11 – August 11, 2023
Location Camp Ewalu, 37776 Alpha Ave., Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Event For Elementary and middle school students
Cost Varies by program; financial assistance available
Organization Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center
Contact Steph Boeding
Phone (515) 205-2853
View Flyer
Additional Information
REGISTER NOW for summer camp at Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center! Programs for grades 1-12 & special needs As a Lutheran-Christian outdoor ministry, Ewalu offers a variety of programs all summer for youth, guided by trained counselors. No child is turned away for reasons of financial need.