Educational Camps, Clubs & Events

Summer Camp at Camp Wyoming (Eastern Iowa)

June 20 – July 30, 2021
Location Wyoming, IA
Event For Grades K-12
Organization Camp Wyoming
Contact Stacie Hoppman
Phone (563) 488-3893
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Additional Information
Camp Wyoming is a Christian summer camp located in Eastern Iowa, just one hour from Dubuque. We have camp programs for kids in grades K-12. This is the perfect opportunity to get your kids away from their phones and active this summer.

Kinder Kamp: Animal Friends

June 21 – June 25, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
RSVP By June 11, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K entering in the Fall
Cost Members: $100 All Week | Non-Members: $125 All Week
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Prepare to enjoy animals of all shapes and sizes from around the world through this year’s Kinder-Kamp! Campers will encounter live animals and their habitats, explore nature, make crafts, and experience the underwater world of our newest exhibit, Splash and Bubbles!

Before and After School Registration for Fall

June 2 – August 6, 2021
Start Time 8:00 a.m.
Location 35 North Booth St
Event For Grades PreK-5
Cost Cost Varies
Organization Dubuque YMCA/YWCA
Contact Megan Fischer
Phone (563) 556-3371
Additional Information
The YMCA offers before and after-school care at the following elementary schools; Bryant, Carver, Eisenhower, Irving, Kennedy, and Table Mound. We would like to open at Hoover and Sageville (pending enrollment) fill out the packets and return to the YMCA :)

Wildly Creative – Summer Break Day Camp

June 28 – July 2, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By June 18, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades 1-5 entering in the Fall
Cost Members: $200 All Week | Non-Members: $240 All Week
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
How is the color blue formed? Much of art’s history comes from nature and science. During this session, campers will investigate the history and evolution of how a variety of art forms were created. Then they will discover how animals use creativity in the form of communication.

Join Dubuque County 4-H!

February 1 – June 30, 2021
Location Dubuque County
Event For Grades 4-12
Cost Free
Organization Dubuque County 4-H
Contact Sarah Ludwig
Phone (563) 583-6496
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Additional Information
The purpose of the flyer is to promote Dubuque County 4-H! 4-H is for all youth in Dubuque County, grades 4th-12th. K-3rd graders can join 4-H through our Clover Kids program. 4-H is great way for youth to get involved in the community, gain skills they will use throughout their lives, and have fun!

Rising Star Theatre Company Summer Youth Programming

July 1 – August 7, 2021
Location Five Flags Center Bijou Room and the Five Flags Theater
Event For Grades 3-12 n the fall
Cost $100.00 participation fee for the mini-musicals; no fee to participate in the Rising Star Revue
Organization Rising Star Theatre Company
Contact Megan Schumacher
Phone (563) 231-0110
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Additional Information
Rising Star Theatre Company (RSTC) will be offering four mini-musicals: Disney Dreams, Once Upon a Time, Bright Lights, Big City, and Another Opening Another Show. RSTC will also be offering a Rising Star Revue for older students and adults.

Write Now: 175 Word Micro Story Contest

July 12 – July 25, 2021
Start Time 9:00 a.m.
Location Virtual
Event For Grades 3-12
Cost Free
Organization University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Contact Kate Sojka
Phone (319) 467-3884
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Additional Information
Keep your creative juices flowing this summer by entering a micro story contest. Your task will be to write a story using 175 words or less around a provided theme that will be announced on Monday, July 12. No cost to enter. Open to students in Grades 3rd-12th. Website: foriowa.org/write-now

Crazy Creator – Summer Break Day Camp

July 12 – July 16, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By July 2, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades 1-5 entering in the Fall
Cost Members: $200 All Week | Non-Members: $240 All Week
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Each day, campers will solve challenges using basic materials, tips from world famous inventors, and their minds. Learn about famous inventors and how their “crazy” inventions changed the world. Campers will experiment with designing and bringing their great ideas and inventions to life.

NICC Kids on Campus

July 19 – July 23, 2021
RSVP By July 15, 2021
Location Carver Elementary School
Event For Grades 1-6
Cost $225 (partial scholarships available)
Organization Northeast Iowa Community College
Contact Krista Weitz
Phone (844) 642-2338
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Additional Information
Your kids won’t stop talking about the fun classes and crazy experiments they will participate in during this week-long camp. Classes introduce kids to new ideas and concepts in a fun and interactive way. Kids on Campus provides a positive, creative learning environment everyone will enjoy!

Jr. Keepers: Ambassador Animals

July 19 – July 23, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By July 9, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades 1-5 entering in the Fall
Cost Members: $200 All Week | Non-Members: $240 All Week
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
We are bringing back one of our most popular camps! Campers will explore the world of animal care through discovering how to manage animal diets, animal habitats, animal enrichment and other husbandry practices. By the end of the week, campers will help our educators lead an ambassador presentation.

Next Level Overnight Adventure – Summer Camp

July 22 – July 23, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. following day
RSVP By July 8, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades 6-8 entering in the Fall
Cost Members: $150 | Non-Members: $180
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Become citizen scientists through firsthand interaction with our mussel propagation, fishing, and paddling right outside in the Ice Harbor! We’ll track Monarch Butterflies and talk about bees, insects, and mayflies. Campers will sleep overnight among the aquariums and take part in other adventures.

Gone Fishin’ – Summer Break Day Camp

July 26 – July 30, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By July 16, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades 1-5 entering in the Fall
Cost Members: $200 All Week | Non-Members: $240 All Week
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
“Hook, Line and Sinker” isn’t just a saying, it’s all about fishing! Campers will fish, learn about their catch, and explore the proper equipment needed to catch the BIG ONE. We’ll explore fishing techniques of the past and present. From finding our own bait to cooking what we catch.