Summer in the Quad Cities! If you’re looking for fun, educational, theatrical and sportsy activities – we’ve got the ultimate guide for you!

summer programs


Looking for something unique? Rivermont Collegiate Summer Camps have you covered. There are tons of programs for kids preschool through eighth grade. We love the unique programs like coding for kids, little engineers, nature exploration and printmaking. Check out the full program guide and register online. (Camps are filling fast!)

The Quad City Magician’s Totally Magic Summer Camp is the only local summer camp experience completely dedicated to the study and performance of magic. The camp takes place July 25 to July 29, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Northside Baptist Church (4601 N. Division St. in Davenport, Iowa) . The fee is $75, which includes a magic booklet, kit, and all of the supplies that are necessary to start a journey into the secret art of magic. It’s open to kids between the age of 7 and 14.  Learn more and register online.

Summer camps begin at 18 months old at the Family Museum Summer Camps in Bettendorf. Lots of unique camps are available – from Minion Mania to Pricesses to 3D Art (and much, much more). Learn more and register online.


Summer reading programs are a favorite in our household.













Along with signing up at your local library, check out the summer calendar for weekly programs that involve crafts, movies, video games and of course-reading fun! The best part about the library is that all programs are FREE!

(Visit online at Moline Public Library, Davenport Public Library, Bettendorf Public Library, LeClaire Public Library, Rock Island Public Library and East Moline Public Library.)


Figge, Putnam, and The Family Museum have summer camps and drop-in classes for kids. They offer a variety of topics and experiences for children grades K-8.


June 18-26th is Quad Cities Museum week  so be sure to check their websites for special admission prices and events.


Davenport Junior Theatre has week long camps  for theatre and dance, as well as mini camps for the younger ages (4 to 7 years old). There is even a class called Broadway Babies for ages 3-4!

Creative Arts Academy in Davenport has various workshops for theatre, art, music and even film making.

The River Music Experience has sessions for the budding musician ages 8-18. The programs allow the kids to perform in the Redstone Room at the end of their 2 week session.


QC Barbell Davenport is hosting QC Youth Powerlifting for 9-17 year olds every Saturday from 8-9 a.m. And it’s FREE!


Quad Cities’ High Schools have feeder programs to start children in their summer programs for a variety of sports. Check your local high school for their athletic summer program schedule and registration forms.

Two Rivers YMCA and Scott County YMCA have daily child care as well as summer camps to register for various sports and activities


Local Parks and Recreation departments have an abundance of summer programs.

Check out the program guides at Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline and East Moline for more information and program details.


Davenport Community Schools offer free breakfast and lunch at over 2o locations all summer long.


Nationally, the Every Kid in a Park initiative gives families access to parks for FREE. Parents of fourth graders, get your pass, plan a trip and explore!

What activities are your kids looking forward to this summer?

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