Educational Camps, Clubs & Events

Summer Camp: Animalympics

July 23 – July 25, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 1st-5th grade
Cost Members $120; Non-Members $150
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Do you have what it takes to go for the gold? We will challenge records set in the animal kingdom as we attempt to outcompete wildlife champions in a variety of events.

Summer Camp at Camp Bear Creek

June 16 – July 26, 2024
Location Camp Bear Creek, 9106 42nd Ave., Wyoming, IA 52362
Event For Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
Cost Pricing is based on program & tier selected
Organization Camp Bear Creek
Contact Stacie Hoppman
Phone (563) 488-3893
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Additional Information
Camp Bear Creek is a Christian Summer Camp located in Wyoming, Iowa, just 45 minutes from Marion! We offer partial and week-long sleep away camps for kids in grades K-12. Join us for general camp programs or choose a specialty camp like Music, Arts, & Drama, Sports, Water Adventures, and more!

Summer Camp: Crazy Creators

July 30 – August 1, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 1st-5th grade
Cost Members $120; Non-Members $150
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Inspire your inner maker and scientist during this week of discovery and innovation. Each day we will solve challenges using basic materials and learn how inventors’ “crazy” inventions changed the world. Then, experiment with designing and bringing your own great ideas and inventions to life.

Clarke University Summer Camps 2024

March 30 – July 26, 2024
Location Clarke University Campus
Event For Varying grades Pre-K through 12th grade
Cost Varies
Organization Clarke University
Contact Gayle Langel
Phone (563) 588-6492
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Additional Information
Clarke University is thrilled to host some of your favorite long-standing summer activities and introduce a few new ones for 2024! Programs cover a wide range of ages and interests, each proudly led by Clarke faculty with the help of area professionals and alumni.

YogArt Summer Camp

August 5 – August 8, 2024
Location Challenge to Change, Inc, 3337 Hillcrest Rd, Suite B, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Elementary Aged Children
Cost $140
Organization Challenge to Change, Inc.
Contact Rachel Harwood
Phone (563) 663-7331
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Additional Information
Join us for an exciting week of YogART Camp, where yoga + art = SUPERKIDS! This camp combines the creative, calming practices of yoga and art into one amazing event. Kids ages 6-11 will tap into their inner courage and creativity while discovering how to positively impact the world. M-Th 10am-2pm

Summer Reading at the Library

June 1 – August 3, 2024
Location Dubuque County Library District
Event For Ages Birth - 99
Cost FREE
Organization Dubuque County Library District
Contact Lydia M. Sigwarth
Phone (563) 582-0008
Website dubcolib.org
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Additional Information
Win prizes just for reading! Challenges for Babies, Kids, Teens and Adults!

Beginning Chapters Book Club

May 8 – August 7, 2024
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 7-9
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Lora Lo-Bianco
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Read a new title each month and meet up for a discussion and an activity related to the book. Register and pick up books at the Children’s Help Desk.

Pokémon Club

May 1 – August 7, 2024
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 6-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Hang out with other trainers and Read, Trade, Learn, Create, and Play all things Pokémon. Trading Card Game, Nintendo DS, and Pokémon Go gamers are welcome. Registration Recommended.

Creativity Club – Get Art Smart

May 14 – August 8, 2024
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 9-18
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact AmeriCorps
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Tuesdays at the library all summer long will have fun activities and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, and more. Registration is required for each program. Participants are eligible to enter for a special art-themed prize pack.

Camp Ewalu

June 9 – August 9, 2024
Location 37776 Alpha Ave., Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Event For Elementary, middle school and high school students
Cost Most programs range from $150 to $525. Camp scholarships available if cost is an obstacle!
Organization Camp Ewalu
Contact Steph Boeding
Phone (515) 205-2853
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Additional Information
REGISTER NOW for summer camp at Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center! Programs for grades 1-12 & special needs As an accredited 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.

Buttons & Bobbins

June 21 – August 9, 2024
Start Time 10 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 10-17
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Come learn to sew on a sewing machine! You will create projects perfect for beginners; No previous sewing experience necessary. Registration is required.

Summer Reading Program

June 3 – August 10, 2024
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
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Additional Information
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library Summer Reading Program is here! Earn prizes for reading and have fun attending a variety of fun free programs for all ages. Sign up online or in person beginning June 3rd.

Reading With Rover

May 11 – August 10, 2024
Start Time 10:30 a.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
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Additional Information
Read or listen to a story with some furry friends in the first-floor Program Room. Do not bring your own pet; we provide kid-friendly dogs each month. Registration not required.

Movin’ Groovin’ Mornings

May 4 – August 10, 2024
Start Time 10:30 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 2-6
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Bailey Keimig-Gehrke
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Grab your kiddos and head to the library for a morning of moving and grooving! We will listen to songs and stories, play with scarves and shakers, and have so much silly fun together. Best for ages 2 through 6, though all are welcome to attend.

Let’s Play Roblox

May 6 – August 12, 2024
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 8-14
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Each month, participants will play a different game with other Roblox enthusiasts and tackle fun challenges together. *If you have never played Roblox before, you will need to have your parent/guardian set up your account before the program. Registration is required.

Mini YogArt Summer Camp

August 19 – August 20, 2024
Start Time 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location Challenge to Change, Inc, 3337 Hillcrest Rd, Suite B, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Preschool Students
Cost $50
Organization Challenge to Change, Inc.
Contact Rachel Harwood
Phone (563) 663-7331
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Additional Information
Join us for an exciting 2-day YogART Camp, where yoga + art = SUPERKIDS! This camp combines the creative, calming practices of yoga and art into one amazing event. Kids ages 3-5 will tap into their inner courage and creativity while discovering how to positively impact the world. M & T 10am-12pm

LEGO Challenge

May 18 – August 17, 2024
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 4-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact AmeriCorps
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Calling all LEGO® fans! Come to the library to build, create, and have fun. The library provides the LEGOs®, and you provide the know-how! Donations of LEGOs® are appreciated. Creations will be exhibited in the library. The program will be held in the Aigler Auditorium on the 3rd floor.

Family Book Bingo

May 18 – August 17, 2024
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Families
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact AmeriCorps
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Grab your family and try your luck at book bingo! We have great hardcover and paperback book prizes for kids.

Beyond the Book Club

May 30 – August 22, 2024
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 9-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Read a new title each month, and then meet up for a book discussion and unique activity related to the book. Register and pick up books at the Children's Help Desk.