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Quad Cities Summer Camps Guide

2020 is the year we skipped spring because we are all indoors. If you hadn’t thought about summer camps before being quarantined with your kids for a lifetime, I bet you have now! It can be hard to get our heads around the fact that summer will be arriving in the Quad Cities eventually.  Right now is a great time to plan ahead for what to do with the kids when we’re back to work, and resuming a semblance of normal. That’s where our Quad City Summer Camps Guide comes in!

We know that summer camps are at the top of the list of things moms need to figure out early. Whether you’re a working mom who needs to figure out childcare for school aged children, or a stay-at-home mom who wants enrichment for your kids (and a break from your kids), our summer camp guide is your best resource for deciding what’s what.

 
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Summer may make you think popsicles, parks, and pool time, and we KNOW as moms, that it can also be a time when you are struggling to piece childcare together week by week and month by month. We hope that this guide provides the insight that you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer. This Quad Cities Summer Camp guide features programming options in Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island and surrounding areas on both sides of the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois. 

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SCOTT COUNTY YMCA

  • This Quad City Summer Camp is for School Age Kids who have finished Kindergarten
  • Staff our Red Cross and YMCA certified and trained
  • Based at our high-level branch facilities, kids will get the opportunity to be in Air Conditioning, swim, play in the gyms and kids play areas, while also getting weekly field trips
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided
  • Begins at 7:00am and continues until 5:30pm

North, Bettendorf, West,  Downtown YMCAs, Camp Abe Lincoln

Western Illinois University

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From math to science, sports to crime scene investigation, we’ve got something for everyone at both of our campuses. At our Macomb and Quad Cities summer camps, enjoy learning more about agriculture or art, or empower your daughter to be a boss. Don’t forget Harry Potter and tech! your student will want to do them all. Camps vary on age eligibility;  from 4th to 12th grade. Dates all throughout June and July.

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455 

3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AT CAMP ABE LINCOLN

The Resident Camp program at YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln is a world where imagination comes alive! At this Quad City Summer Camp, your child will  spend a magical week participating in their choice of daily activities while making friends and creating lasting memories on Camp Abe Lincoln’s beautiful 250 acres.

1717 W. 12th St.
Davenport, IA  52804

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SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The College Connection (Ages 11-17)

Get connected to college now! 
June 8 – 11
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Bake and Taste/Culinary Camp (Ages 14-17)

Learn some basic professional baking techniques.
July 28 & 29
10 – 2 p.m.

Bake, Bake, Bake Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn to make perfect cookies, pies & tarts, and a variety of breads. 
July 13 – 17
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cooking Around the World (Ages 14-17)

Way cool summer cooking school.  You will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch!
July 30 – 31
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

First Car Smarts Camp (Ages 14-17)

Practice the skills needed to be a responsible car owner and driver. 
July 20 – 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Harry Potter (Ages 11-14)

July 6 – 10
1 – 4 p.m.

Come spend a week in the Wizarding World where you will be creating potions, dueling dark wizards, and tending to mandrakes. Each day, wizards will have fun experiencing STEAM while cultivating their creativity!

Harry Potter (Ages 8-10)
July 6 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

August 3 – 7

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Junior Sous Chef Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn new skills as you sample a variety of ingredients and learn culinary techniques.

July 6 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy I Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn basic cooking skills and preparations techniques in the preparation of four course menus. 

August 3 – 7
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy II Camp (Ages 10-13)

Develop skills in these cooking techniques and preparation.
August 10 – 14
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Super Sitter Camp (Ages 12-17)

Develop the skills to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. 

June 15 – 19
1 – 4 p.m.

You Tube® Content Creators

Ages 11-14
July 13 – 17
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You Tube® Content Creators

Ages 8-10
July 13 – 20
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star.

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-QC

Muggles in a Wizard’s World, Grades 4-8 (July 13-17, 2020)

This commuter program on the WIU-QC campus is specifically designed to engage students who read and enjoy the Harry Potter series. Under the instruction of faculty and staff of Western Illinois University-QC and librarians from the Moline Public Library, students expand their enjoyment of the Harry Potter series while at the same time developing their critical thinking and creative skills. 

This year, we’ll have two camps running simultaneously. The first camp is for new students who will have a chance to explore the series from the beginning. Participants will read from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and will explore the book and its themes using literature, art, and science. Returning students will delve into “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” In addition, participants will enjoy games of Quidditch, Dueling Wands, Hide and Seek, and chess. 

ROCK ISLAND PARKS AND RECREATION

 

 

Adventure Day Camp

 This fun-filled summer camp will keep your child engaged and active all summer long!  Adventure Day Camp is a safe, fun camp filled with activities encouraging friendship, creativity, sportsmanship, leadership, and outdoor appreciation.

 

 
 Jr Adventurers Camp
   June 3-July 26
   For campers entering 7th-8th grades
   8:00-4:00
   Get active this summer and join us  for fun daily activities and weekly field trips.
 
 
Preschool Summer Camp
June 10-July 19, Ages 3-5, 9:00-12:00 PM
This day camp, led by the RIFAC Preschool teaching staff, will provide an excellent opportunity for your child to enjoy their first summer camp experience. Our staff will lead fun games, crafts, activities, learning, and more!
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays-RIFAC Preschool Classroom
Wednesdays-Hodge Park 
Fridays-Longview Park/Whitewater Junction
$180 per session/$350 for full summer

MLK Summer Day Camp

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center Summer Day Camp Program is available to youth ages six to fourteen during the months of June and July. It is open to families from the Rock Island-Milan School District. This program has grown to 180 youth per day providing free, safe and fun activities from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.

Quad City Summer Camp activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic activities
  • Museum trips
  • Financial literacy for all ages
  • College preparation for youth ages 11-14
  • Life Skills and Prevention Programs
  • Career exploration
  • Swimming lessons
  • Variety of art and recreation activities
  • Free lunch and uniform

Local Agencies and Partners

The King Center’s summer day camp is only made possible by the support local agencies and partners. The following partners have shown continued support throughout the years:

  • Quad City Botanical Center
  • Museums Alive!
  • Putnam Museum
  • Rock Island County Area Project
  • Rock Island Parks and Recreation
  • Girl Scouts
  • American Red Cross
  • US Bank
  • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
  • United Neighbors
  • ALCOA
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FAITH BASED CAMPS

Spirituality comes naturally to most kids. From a young age, they feel a connection to other living creatures. They have no trouble believing in things they can’t see, and they’re intrigued by God and religion. Preschoolers think it’s fun to say grace before a meal, and grade-schoolers eagerly speculate about whether the gerbil will go to heaven when he dies.

But that doesn’t mean kids really understand what religion is all about. Centuries of experience have shown that a strong spiritual foundation can be central to a happy, purposeful, and ethical life. Quad Cities Summer Camps which reinforce that spiritual foundation are what we feature here.

You may be a born-again Christian, a practicing Muslim or a reform Jew. But whatever your conviction or denomination, you should think about the spiritual values you want to pass on to your child—and explain them in a way he can understand. 

Practice what you preach. If you plan to have your kids attend Sunday school, go to church regularly yourself. If teaching goodwill toward others is important, don’t just say, “God wants you to be kind to other people”—hand a sandwich to a homeless person, or welcome a new family to the neighborhood.

Even if you’re ambivalent about organized religion, getting involved with a church, temple, or mosque will help provide your child with guides and companions for his spiritual journey. As will signing your child up for a faith based camp.

Different groups of people see God in their own way. But all faiths agree on one thing: You should treat other people just the way you’d like to be treated yourself. Helping your child to learn that mantra will help change the future.

PINE LAKE CAMPS

Pine Lake Camp, while located near Eldora, Iowa, is considered a Quad Cities summer camp as it’s a nice drive. It features camping experiences for kids of all ages. Most camps are one week long from Sunday through Friday. Youth camps are designed to encourage growth in all areas of a child’s life. We believe that a good camp experience will foster a love for God, personal confidence, life long skills and friendships that last for years to come, all in a caring and safe environment.

Choose Your Camp

At Pine Lake we never like to do the same thing twice. We call it age specific programming.  Your kids will call it,“Even more fun than last year!” We offer camps that are created specifically for your child’s age group while constantly seeking out new and exciting ways to have fun.

Note: Camp registration is based on grade completed.

Kids’ Camps

Primary

(Completed grades 1-2)
A four-day taste of Pine Lake.
June 28-July 1

Juniors Camp 1 & 2

(Completed grades 3, 4 & 5)
The six-day Pine Lake experience.
June 7-12
July 12-17

Youth Camps

Young Teens Camp

(Completed grades 5, 6 & 7)
Classic camp experience with more freedom.
July 5-10

Teens Camp

(Completed grades 6, 7 & 8)
Over-the-top activities and relationship-building.
June 14-19

High Teens Camp

(Completed grades 9-12)
A choice of everything Pine Lake has to offer.
June 21-26

 
 

CAMP SHALOM

Camp Shalom is a Quad City summer camp located near Maquoketa, IA. On their website, they say they are a time and place apart that inspires people of all ages to live peacefully in the spirit. Camp Shalom accommodates many ages of campers and is loaded with many activities to do while centering on faith.

MINI

(GRADES 2-3)
Campers test their wings away from home, with bunk beds, sleeping bags, singing, hiking and crafts.

EXPLORERS

(GRADES 4-6)
A great new opportunity for upper elementary age campers who aren’t quite comfortable being away from home for a whole week yet.

VILLAGERS

(GRADES 4-6)
Campers live in cabins complete with electricity and learn to explore camp through a broad base of activities.

VILLAGERS – 6th GRADE

(GRADE 6)
Campers still stay in the village cabins and will get a taste of what they can look forward to as Outpost campers!

OUTPOST I

(GRADES 7-8)
A 6-day, 5-night camp experience. Campers stay in the more rustic Outpost cabins without electricity and cook their own breakfast.

OUTPOST II

(GRADE 9)
Campers will still sleep in the Outpost cabins, and cook their own breakfast each morning.

NOMADS

(GRADES 9-12)
Campers sleep in tents, cook their own breakfast and dinner and will operate on their own schedule, spend time in the woods, and learn how to camp the classic way!

SENIOR HIGH

(GRADES 10-12)
Senior High camp encourages the high school campers to design their week alongside their counselors.

HOUSEBOAT

(GRADES 10-12)
Campers live for a week on a houseboat traveling in between Lock and Dam 9 and 10 on the Mississippi River.

FAMILY

ALL FAMILIES WELCOME
Provides families an amazing opportunity to play, rest, learn, and grow together. READ MORE
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THEATER AND THE ARTS

Art, theater, and music are critical for our youth. Whether they are exposed to the arts and music in school or through private or community classes and lessons, the benefits are incredible. Quad Cities Summer Camps for theater, art and music exposure does more than provide a creative outlet for kids; they provide mental, emotional, and educational benefits — and more. Music boosts young brains. Art inspires kids to excel in and out of the classroom. Research has shown that participation in music at an early age can help improve memory. This may sound like an obvious benefit, but the effects of enhanced creativity will extend to many aspects of your child’s life.

Children develop innovation skills when they’re encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art and playing music. Those skills can open doors later in life; 72% of employers say that creativity is the number one skill they look for when hiring. It’s not always team sports that teach important social skills; playing an instrument and participation in theatrical productions can help, too. The experiences in theater and music groups and ensembles at Quad Cities Summer Camps help kids develop important life skills such as teamwork, leadership skills, discipline, and how to relate to others. As kids develop skills in the arts and music, and improve those skills through repetition and practice, they build confidence in themselves.  Sign your child up for a theater or art camp today!

ST AMBROSE

Piano Camp
June 22-26, all day
Each day campers will receive daily lessons* or group lessons, an improvisation/composition class, piano ensemble class where students can play duets with their fellow pianists, and have supervised practice. On the last day campers will present a concert for their friends and family showcasing what they have learned throughout the week.
*All campers are asked to come prepared with a minimum of two pieces to work on during the camp.
$225 | Registration

 

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY QC

 

Resident Camps

June 14-19, 2020

 

 

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

Theatre Camp for Children

The Mississippi Bend Players will offer a week’s theatre camp for children age 7 and up July 13-18, 2020, at Augustana’s Brunner Theatre Center.

The children will present the original musical “The Legend of Blackbeard’s Gold” at 2 p.m. July 17 and 10:30 a.m. July 18.

This camp is designed to give children the chance to work and perform with three professional actors from The Old Creamery Theatre while they rehearse and present a new play.

DAVENPORT JUNIOR THEATRE

 

Shifting Seasons! ages 4-7

Spring into the summer sun before you fall into a winter wonderland! Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep our students from the completion of their appointed fun as they dive into all the seasons of the year with our Shifting Seasons Mini Camp. Winter in July? You bet!

Adventure throughout DJT, exploring acting, movement, lights, sound, make-up and more. Students will collaborate on the creation of their very own script to perform! Camps are based around a special theme that allows students to experience something new every time.

Explore Your World Ages 6-13

Students will adventure throughout DJT, as we bring the theatrical arts to life for kids of all ages. Students explore in an array of special workshops (which may include Broadway, Improv, Props Design, and more!) and collaborate on the creation of their very own script to perform! Our theme is new every time so kids can take camp again and again.

Dance Camp Ages 6-13

Pack your dance bag and get ready to leap, turn, and express yourself! Dancers from beginner to advanced will have fun learning new skills, improving their technique, and meeting others. Dancers will take classes in Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary technique. Each day of camp will start with a large group warm-up in the theatre then rotation through each style. The week will end with an onstage performance for parents.

 

THE SPOTLIGHT THEATRE

 

K-3rd S.K.I.T. Camp

This class is an intro to theatre, beginners class where students will learn the basic knowledge it takes to begin their theatre adventure. From auditions, to performing on stage, each day will focus on a specific aspect of theatre taught in a fun and upbeat way, including games and exercises.
Times/Days: July 20th – 24th
M-F: 9-1pm
Performance will be on final day of Camp at 1pm.

 

July 20th-24th 

4th-8th Grade Musical Theatre Camp – The Jungle Book

Times/Days: M-F: 9am-3pm June 15th-27t

We hope your 4th-8th grader will be able to join us for our third summer of Summer Arts at The Spotlight! We are excited to announce that this year’s camp will be performing “The Jungle Book.” In addition to working with our director, music director and choreographer to put on our musical, students will participate in workshops such as improv, costume design, lighting design, character study, auditioning and more! 

Heroes & Villains, High School Musical Theatre Camp

Ages: Entering 9th Grade-Leaving 12th Grade

Monday-Friday, July 6th-17th 10:00-3:00

In this two-week intensive Quad City Summer camp, students will sing, dance, and act their way through the most epic hero and villain pairings of musical theatre! Students will receive training from skilled instructors in a variety of performance and technical skills, resulting in two student-designed cabaret style performances that will put the most famous heroes of the stage against their evil counterparts.

 

 

BERESKIN GALLERY and ART ACADEMY

Art for everyone is a beautiful thing, and you’re going to find that at Mrs. B’s Quad Cities Summer Camps:
#2 Patterns in the Environment (Preschool)
June 1 – 4 (9 – 11 a.m.)

#3 Hand Built Clay I (K-8th grade)
June 1 – 4 (4 – 6:30 p.m.)

     #4 Independent Study Camp (6th-12th grade)
June 3 – 5 (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.) 

#5 Fantasy Fairies & Gnomes Camp (K-8th grade)
June 8 – 11 (9 a.m. – Noon) 

#6 Hand Built Clay II (K-8th grade)
June 8 – 11 (4 – 6:30 p.m.) 

Inventor 3D Print Challenge
#7A (K-2nd grade) June 8 – 11 (9 – 11 a.m.)
#7B (3rd-8th grade) June 8 – 11 (1 – 3 p.m.) 

#8 Art and Nature Camp (K-8th grade)
June 8 – 11 (1 – 4 p.m.)

#9 The Spa (K-8th grade)
June 15 – 18 (9 – 11:30 a.m.) 

#10 A Toy’s Story Drawing Camp (3rd-8th grade)
June 15 – 18 (Noon – 4 p.m.) 

#11 Clay Camp: Wheel and Stoneware (K-8th grade)
June 22 – 25 (9 – 11:30 a.m.)

Code and Design with Scratch©
#12A (K-2nd grade) June 22 –25 (9 – 11 a.m.)
#12B (3rd-8th grade) June 22 –25 (1 – 3 p.m.)

#13 Taking it to the Streets Drawing Camp (5th grade – HS)
June 22 – 24 (9 a.m – Noon) 

#14 Woodworking Wonders (3rd-8th grade)
June 29 – July 2 (9 – 11 a.m.)

JULY

Going Big: Portraits in Pastel (6th grade – HS)
June 29 – July 2 (9 a.m. – Noon)

#16 STEAM Mindcraft© (K-3rd grade)
July 6 – 9 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) 

#17 Horse Camp (K-6th grade)
July 6 – 9 (9 – 11:30 a.m.)

#18 Crazy Crafts (K-8th grade)
July 6 – 9 (1 – 4 p.m.) 

#19 Drawing for the Portfolio (6th-HS)
July 6 – 10 (5 – 8 p.m.) 

#20 Sport Science (4th-8th grade)
July 6 – 9 (1 – 3 p.m.)

#21 Watts Up (4th-8th grade)
July 13 – 16 (9 – 11 a.m.)

#22 Stop Motion Animation (5th-8th grade)
July 13 – 16 (1 – 3:30 p.m.) 

#23 BONUS – Painting Exploration (6th grade-HS)
July 20 – 23 (9 a.m. – Noon) 

#24 Transportation and Design through STEAM
(Preschool-K)July 20 – 23 (9 – 11 a.m.)

#25 Claymation (6th-12th grade)
July 20 – 23 (9 – 11:30 a.m.) 

#26 Drone Race (3rd-8th grade)
July 27 – 30 (9 – 11 a.m.)

#27 Horse Camp 2 (4th grade-HS)
July 27 – 30 (9 – 11:30 a.m.) 

AUGUST
#28 Photography with Your Cell Phone
(All levels)
August 3 – 6 (4 – 6:30 p.m.) 

BETTENDORF FAMILY MUSEUM

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Are you ready to get fancy and do some dancing? Each day we will put on a different costume and dance stories such as Fancy Nancy and more! 

READY, SET, DANCE! 

Our littlest dancers will twirl, leap, stretch, float, and tiptoe their way through this introduction to dance class. 

SPANISH FOR 3’S 

Hola! Introduce your little one to Spanish! Play games, sing songs, cook, and learn simple Spanish terms such as colors, letters, numbers, and animals!

SUMMER SPANISH CAMP

Brush up on your Spanish, or be introduced to the language for the first time! Our Spanish instructor Ms. Valerie will provide children with hands-on activities, games, songs, cooking, and much more!

FANCY NANCY DANCE CAMP

Ooh-la-la! Pirouette (that’s fancy for spinning!) your way into the world of Fancy Nancy as she tries ballet for the first time and goes on a quest for a unicorn!

ONCE UPON A DREAM

Enter the enchanted world of some of your favorite princesses! Design your own crown and wand, and finish the week with a Royal Ball! This dance camp is fit for a princess! 

ANGELINA BALLERINA DANCE CAMP

Calling all mouselings who have dreams of becoming a real ballerina! Join us in the ballet studio for a week of beginning ballet class.

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Make a splash during this ocean-themed week of science AND Dance! Swim with the fish, build a coral reef, and dress up like a mermaid

TALLULAH!

According to Tallulah, a dancer needs her tutu, and she needs it now! Will she earn her tutu? Join us to find out! We will dance a different Tallulah story each day, create crafts, and have a tasty snack too! 

BUNNY BALLET DANCE CAMP

Hop your way to ballet, where we will dance to all kinds of rabbit-themed stories, make some tasty rabbit-approved snacks and crafts, and even meet a live bunny and learn how to care for them!

THE NUTCRACKER SWEET

Join Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy for a magical ballet journey through the land of sweets. We’ll dance to the music of the Nutcracker, try on costumes, create props, and finish the day by making a sweet treat to eat!

CAMP TIE-DYE!

Learn all about the tie-dye art! Patterns, spin-art, primary and secondary color mixing. Make your own shirt, and end the week with a tie-dye party! Campers must wear clothes that can get messy!

BROADWAY DANCE CAMP

Experience A whole New World of Broadway Dance! This week will be filled with learning choreography based on Broadway’s most exciting shows! Students will end the week with an original performance

 

Sports Camps in the Quad Cities

SPORTS CAMPS

BETTENDORF PARKS AND REC

Lots of fun Quad Cities Summer Camps in Bettendorf!

SPORTS & GAMES

Join us Monday-Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30 for this
fun and active camp! 6-12 year olds can get active with kid-favorite games like spider ball,
chicken on a hill, kickball, and many more! This program offers
a wide variety of sports and games that will keep your kids
moving all summer long! 

 June 8-11 Splash Landing
June 15-18 Disc Golf 
 June 22-25 Palmer Hills Golf Course
July 6-9 Taekwondo 
July 13-16 Dekhockey 
July 20-23 Splash Landing 
July 27-30 Pickleball 
August 3-6 Dairy Queen

ST AMBROSE

St. Ambrose University Athletics offer several summer camps for area youth.

Visit the Summer Athletic Camps page for additional details and registration information.

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

 

Men’s basketball

Day camps: June 17-20, Grades 2–6
June 24-27, Grades 7–11
July 8-11, Grades 2–6
quad city summer sports campsShooting Camp: July 13

Women’s basketball: Dates TBA

Football

June 2: Grades 9-12 (9 a.m.-noon)
June 2: Juniors and Seniors Recruiting Session (noon-2 p.m.)
June 22:  Grades 9-12 (9 a.m.-noon)
June 22: Juniors and Seniors Recruiting Session (noon-2 p.m.)

quad city sports camps

 

Soccer Academy (boys and girls): Dates TBA

Women’s volleyball: Dates TBA

DAVENPORT PARKS AND REC

2nd – 4th Grade Novice Softball 

Grade: 2 – 4
  Register

 
5th – 8th Grade Softball 
Grade: 5 – 8
  Register
 
K – 1st Grade Coach Pitch Softball 
Grade: K – 1
Gender: Co-Ed
Pre-Kindergarten T-Ball Softball 
Grade: PRE-K3 – PRE-K4
  Register

MOLINE PARKS AND RECREATION

Time
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Days: Monday – Friday
Ages
6-10 years

AWESOME BALL-STARS WEEK
June 15 – 19

Location Prospect Park – Park 16th Street & 30th Avenue
Activities Basketball, whiffle ball, baseball, kickball,soccer, wall ball, etc.
Items Needed Athletic shoes and clothing

ACTIVE ADVENTURE WEEK
Dates July 13 – 17

Location Prospect Park – Park 16th Street & 30th Avenue
Activities Hiking, fishing, biking, disc golf, obstacle course,scavenger hunt, etc.
Items Needed Athletic shoes and clothing, fishing pole, bike

SUPER-SOAKER WARRIOR WEEK
Dates August 3 – 7

Riverside Park – 3300 5th Avenue
Activities Slip-n-slide, water guns,rock-paper-scissors live, water tag, etc.
Items Needed Towel,swim attire, water guns, etc.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

STEM learning focuses on science, technology, engineering and math to build children’s critical thinking skills and sense of curiosity. This field of education presents real-world scenarios that kids solve with a hands-on approach.

With the world becoming an increasingly complex place, it’s important for children to grasp STEM concepts to prepare themselves to participate in the future workforce and to understand how technology works. Beyond the practical applications, it’s just plain fun!

From baking a cake to the  measuring how much rain we got last night, STEM activities pervade our children’s every day lives.

STEM learning provides many benefits for kids that they use every day. They learn how to apply their knowledge to solve problems that occur in their lives, like fixing a broken toy or figuring out how to build a perfect LEGO castle. They also learn about their environment, from pets at home to the plants in their backyard. An open-ended, curious approach encourages kids to think outside the box and collaborate to work toward a solution.

Developing critical thinking skills is an important part of growing up. Kids must learn how to evaluate information and figure out how to use it. STEM learning helps children to get better at using the technology that powers the world, which is particularly useful for preparing them for their adult lives. Sign your child up for a camp or two to help capitalize on these very important skills. 

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-QC

Math on the Mississippi, Grades 4-6 (June 15-19, 2020) & Grades 6-8 (June 22-26, 2020).

This commuter program on the WIU-QC Campus is offered in two sessions for both older and younger students. Our program is designed to introduce participants to science and math concepts in a hands-on learning environment that will expand their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in a fun and engaging way. Program coordinators and instructors include professors from the WIU-QC math and physics departments, Master teachers from the area schools, as well as STEM professionals. Our theme is “We’ll ratio to the top!” We look for all the ways ratios and mathematical reasoning can be used to understand our world. The entire QC area is our classroom!

ST AMBROSE

Choose from several day-camp and overnight camps for students entering 9th through 12th grade (in Fall 2020).

International Business Workshop
June 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
This camp will introduce students to the concepts and practices through daily workshop sessions combined with visits to international companies in the Quad Cities area. Students will travel to selected international businesses (transportation provided).
$199 | Registration

 

Mock Trial Overnight Camp
June 25-26, all day
A two day summer program for high school students focusing on how to present the various parts of a mock trial case utilizing actual case materials. Learn how to make your openings and closings better, how to use the rules of evidence and how to be a better witness. The camp will conclude with competition, feedback, and awards. Campers will stay overnight in an SAU residence hall with planned evening activities.
$100 | Registration

Fascinating Human Body Camp
June 25-26, overnight
11-12 grades only
This two-day workshop will introduce students to the marvels of the human body as they explore the anatomy of cadavers and learn to appreciate the gift of body donation. Campers will stay overnight in an SAU residence hall with planned evening activities.
$100 | Registration

BETTENDORF FAMILY MUSEUM

PAW PATROL 

PAW Patrol is on a roll- with the Rescue Pups! Learn about community helpers, recycling, construction, and even earn your own rescue badge! Learn problem solving skills too! Bettendorf Family Museum

DIRT DIGGERS SECTION A

Bring your green thumbs and get ready to dig in the dirt! Visit our classroom garden to germinate seeds, grow your own silly grass man, and decorate your own flowerpots too!Bettendorf Family Museum

ALL ABOARD! TRAINS & FRIENDS – SECTION A

Climb aboard and explore with Thomas & Friends for a week filled with trains and locomotives! Campers will even get exclusive playtime in our summer traveling exhibit Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! Bettendorf Family Museum

DINOSAURS ROCK SECTION A

How big is a T-Rex? What do they eat? Come explore all things dinosaur! Stomp, roar, and pretend you are a dinosaur. Science and art projects every day!Bettendorf Family Museum

 

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

The Amazing Brain: A Neuroscience Experience, check-in June 21, class June 22-23

Learn about the brain in the same way the neuroscientists do, by asking questions, performing hands-on experiments, and drawing conclusions.

Anatomy of Injury, (Session I), check-in June 21, class June 22-23; (Session II), check-in June 23, class June 24-25

This course is for students interested in health-care professions. Learn the basic anatomy of the human body through demonstrations using human cadavers and lifelike models.

The Art, Science and Industry of Coding, check-in June 21, class June 22-25

Learn basic coding and create a scientific simulation, artwork and 3-D animations. Develop a small adventure game for Android phones/tablets.

Cancer: Exploring the Mysteries of Metastasis, check-in June 21, class June 22-25

Conduct research by studying cancer cells in vitro using different types of microscopes and state-of-the-art lab equipment.

CSI: Augustanacheck-in June 21, class June 22-25

Learn about the science behind forensics, using DNA, bones and trace evidence. Using state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll evaluate evidence and apply your findings to a simulated crime.

Education in America: Myths and Realities, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

This course is designed for student interested in teaching as a career, or who are curious about our rapidly changing urban school systems. Participants will have a chance to do some informal teaching at the local Boys and Girls Club.

Entertainment and Media Production will not be offered as Fresh Films is producing a feature film this summer. If you are interested in working with Fresh Films, contact Kelli Feigley for details.

The Psychology of Happinesscheck-in June 21, class June 22-23 

See how psychologists study happiness through discussion, mini-lectures, videos, experiential activities, and hands-on studies.

Signals from the Universe, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

Learn how astronomers “see” radio emissions from space to probe the universe. Build a simple radio telescope, “listen” to the sun, visit a planet-sized radio telescope, and learn to make images from radio signals.

Speech Language Pathology, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

This is a hands-on experience in Augustana’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing. Observe children with communication disorders and assist professional pathologists.

Writing Fiction, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

There isn’t much time to write creatively in high school, so come to Summer Academy and write poetry, short stories, plays and more.

DAVENPORT PARKS AND RECREATION- most at Garfield Park

Davenport Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of camps for youth of all ages and interests.  We have Adventure Camps which run 7:30am to 5:30pm during school breaks and all summer long providing out-of-school time supervision in an interactive, fun atmosphere that includes games, activities and field trips.  We also offer a diverse choice of specialty camps ranging from sports to environment to performing arts.  We have something for everyone.  The specialty camps vary in times and ages, so please see specific camps for more information.
 

Small Adventure Camp-Full Summer
Age: 3 – 5 
Small Adventure Camp-Insect/Bugs
 
Small Adventure Camp-Camp Olympics
Age: 3 – 5
Small Adventure Camp-Food Fun
Age: 3 – 5
 Small Adventure Camp-Water Week
Age: 3 – 5
 Small Adventure Camp-Zoo and Farm Animals

Age: 3 – 5

Small AdventureCamp-Colors/Rainbow Fun
Age: 3 – 5
Grade: Up to K
Register
 
 
 
 
AdventureCamp-Artful Antics 6/10-6/12
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
  Register
AdventureCamp- Full STEAM Ahead 6/15-6/19
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
  Register
AdventureCamp Lights, Camera, Action! 6/22/-6/26
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
  Register
 AdventureCamp Proud to be American 6/29-7/1
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
  Register
Adventure Camp Helping Hands 7/6-7/10
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
Gender: Co-Ed
 AdventureCamp Celebration of Nations 7/13-7/17
Grade: K – 8
AdventureCamp Wacky Weather 7/20-7/24
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
 Register
 AdventureCamp Camp Olympics 7/27-7/31
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
AdventureCamp The Great Outdoors 8/3-8/7
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
  Register
AdventureCamp Memories Made 8/10-8/14
Age: 6 – 12
Grade: K – 8
 AdventureCamp- FULL SUMMER SAVINGS
Age: 5 – 14
Grade: K – 8
Gender: Co-Ed
Teen Leaders Camp- FULL SUMMER SAVINGS
Age: 13 – 15
Grade: 7 – 9
  Register

SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The College Connection (Ages 11-17)

Get connected to college now! 
June 8 – 11
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE

3D Game Design with Unity® (Ages 11-14)

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? 
July 13 – 17
1 – 4 p.m.

Bake and Taste/Culinary Camp (Ages 14-17)

Learn some basic professional baking techniques.
July 28 & 29
10 – 2 p.m.

Bake, Bake, Bake Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn to make perfect cookies, pies & tarts, and a variety of breads. 
July 13 – 17
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game 

Ages 11-14

June 22 – 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game 

Ages 8-10
July 13 – 17
1 – 4 p.m.

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. 

 

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers!

Ages 11-14
August 3 – 7
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Code Breakers

Ages 8-10
August 3 – 7
1 – 4 p.m.

Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling (Ages 11-14)

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding.
August 3 – 7
1 – 4 p.m.

Cooking Around the World (Ages 14-17)

Way cool summer cooking school.  You will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch!
July 30 – 31
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Creative Design & Robotics (Ages 8-10)

The world of the future belongs to…robots! 
July 6 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Digitize Me (Ages 8-10)

August 3 – 7
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Digitize Me (Ages 8-10)

August 3 – 7
1 – 4 p.m.

Learn more about computers and mobile devices by bringing your own story to life. This basic introduction to computers will allow campers to explore types of hardware and software, learn about warning and security, online safety and more!

eports Apprentice-Streamers and Gamers Camp

Ages 11-14
July 20 – 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

eSports Apprentice-Streamers and Gamers Camp

Ages 8-10
July 20 – 27
1 – 4 p.m.

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or game caster, this course will teach you the basics to get started! Cost: $139

First Car Smarts Camp (Ages 14-17)

Practice the skills needed to be a responsible car owner and driver. 
July 20 – 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Harry Potter (Ages 11-14)

July 6 – 10
1 – 4 p.m.

Come spend a week in the Wizarding World where you will be creating potions, dueling dark wizards, and tending to mandrakes. Each day, wizards will have fun experiencing STEAM while cultivating their creativity!

Harry Potter (Ages 8-10)
July 6 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

JavaScript Developer Jam (Ages 11-14)

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic.

August 3 – 7

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Junior Sous Chef Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn new skills as you sample a variety of ingredients and learn culinary techniques.

July 6 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

LEGO Films and Stop Action! (Ages 11-14)

Make your LEGOS come to life! 
June 15 – 19
1 – 4 p.m.

Make Your First Video Game!

Ages 11-14
July 6 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Make Your First Video Game!

Ages 8-10
June 22 – 26
1 – 4 p.m.

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you!

Maker Labs: Your First 3D Creation!

Ages 11-14
July 20 – 24
1 – 4 p.m.

Maker Labs: Your First 3D Creation!

Ages 8-10
July 20 – 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it.

Minecraft Redstone Engineers

Ages 8-10
June 15 – 19
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Minecraft Redstone Engineers

Ages 11-14
June 15 – 19
1 – 4 p.m.

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer.

Minecraft® Animators

Ages 11-14
July 27 – 31
1 – 4 p.m.

Minecraft® Animators

Ages 8-10
July 27 – 31
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube!

Minecraft® Modders

Ages 11-14
July 6 – 10
1 – 4 p.m.

Minecraft® Modders

Ages 8-10
July 6 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming.

Python Programmers Camp

(Ages 11-14)

July 22 – 26
1 – 4 p.m.

Python Programmers Camp (Ages 11-14)

July 6 – 10
1 – 4 p.m.

Roblox Maker (Ages 8-10)

Unblock the power of Roblox Studio.

June 22 – 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!

Ages 11-14
July 27 – 31
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!

Ages 8-10
July 27 – 31
1 – 4 p.m.

This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun!

Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game

Ages 11-14
June 15 – 19
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game

Ages 8-10
June 15 – 19
1 – 4 p.m.

 Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! 

Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy I Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn basic cooking skills and preparations techniques in the preparation of four course menus. 

August 3 – 7
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy II Camp (Ages 10-13)

Develop skills in these cooking techniques and preparation.
August 10 – 14
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Super Sitter Camp (Ages 12-17)

Develop the skills to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. 

June 15 – 19
1 – 4 p.m.

You Tube® Content Creators

Ages 11-14
July 13 – 17
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You Tube® Content Creators

Ages 8-10
July 13 – 20
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star.

Nature Camps get you out of the Quad Cities

CAMPS TO GET YOUR KIDS OUT IN NATURE

As a child, you probably spent a lot of time playing outside, getting dirty, and coming home happy. Maybe you watched spiders catching flies in your backyard, climbed treeon your street, or simply lay in the grass observing the drifting clouds. Unfortunately, children today do not have as many direct experiences with nature, and it’s taking a toll. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, tells us that this disconnect from the natural world is producing ill effects in both mind and body. But he’s optimistic that well-meaning, forward-thinking parents like you  and educators can close the kid-nature gap. “We should not think of a child’s experience in nature as an extracurricular activity,” says Louv. “It should be thought of as vital to children’s health and development.”

He is clear that the research suggests that a connection to nature is biologically innate; as humans, we have an affinity for the natural world. When children spend most of their time indoors, they miss out. Problems associated with alienation from nature include familiar ailments such as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Kids who have direct access to nature are better learners. Exposure to nature has been shown to reduce stress and increase attention spans. Make sure you’re offering oppotunities to get your children out in nature. 
 
“When a child is out in nature, all the senses get activated. He is immersed in something bigger than himself, rather than focusing narrowly on one thing, such as a computer screen. He’s seeing, hearing, touching, even tasting. Out in nature, a child’s brain has the chance to rejuvenate, so the next time he has to focus and pay attention, perhaps in school, he’ll do better.
 
But even if kids don’t have any of the specific problems mentioned above, kids who don’t get out much lack the sense of wonder that only nature can provide. I’ve taken kids into the woods who’ve never been there. At first, they’re scared because it’s unfamiliar, but then you can see them open up and start exploring,” says Louv.

NAHANT MARSH

Critter Camp (Ages 5-6)

June 16
1 – 4 p.m.

Critter Camp (Ages 5-6)

July 28
1 – 4 p.m.

Connect your child with nature as they learn about insects, reptiles, and other critters. Children will be fully engaged with activities such as live animal encounters and outdoor explorations.

Getting Buggy With It Camp (Ages 7-12)

August 5 & 6
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Summer day camp focusing on butterflies, dragonflies, native bees, aquatic insects and more. Through a variety of hands-on, interactive field activities camp will teach kids how amazing insects are. Campers will gain skills in the field and lab setting and will learn about insect conservation and the vital relationship between humans and insects.

Marsh Explorer Camp (Ages 7-10)

June 18
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Marsh Explorer Camp (Ages 7-10)

July 16
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Campers will be running amuck while exploring the marsh and the creatures that live in and around the water. Be sure to bring your rubber boots! 

Nature Adventure Camp (Ages 7-10)

Explore wetlands, woodlands, and prairies with the naturalists at Nahant Marsh. Campers will get hands-on experience learning about wildlife and practicing outdoor skills. This camp offers youth an opportunity to create memories and dig-in to nature.
June 22 – 26
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nature Art Camp (Ages 8 – 12)

Connecting nature, art, and doing your part to protect the earth. Campers will create various art projects from natural and recycled materials. Some projects include botanical dyes, crafting with willows, and upcycled wind chimes. Most projects are take-home.

June 10
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Prairies and Fairies Camp (Ages 8-12)

Discover enchanting wild things and wildflowers as we immerse ourselves in the prairie. Campers will create fairy houses, learn about wildflowers, and collect beautiful, winged creatures.
July 23
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Taste the Wild Camp (Ages 8-12)

Getting back to the basics, kids will learn about local wild foods and how to safely identify them. We will also be creating dishes to flavor and savor.
July 30
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Toadstools Camp (Ages 3-4)

July 28
9 – 11 a.m.

Toadstools Camp (Ages 3-4)

June 16
9 – 11 a.m.

Hop on over to Nahant Marsh for a morning of nature exploring. Campers will meet live creatures and their wondrous world through hands-on activities followed by an animal-themed snack.

Wilderness Skills Camp (Ages 11-14)

In this camp, youth will explore the outdoors while learning practical survival skills. Activities will include fire building, shelter building, and navigation skills.

July 8 & 9
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SCOTT COUNTY PARK YOUNG PIONEERS

 

  1. June 8-12: Weird Science – Field trip to Niabi Zoo. Make a bee house and Rainbow Volcano. Enjoy our Amazing Science Race throughout the Village.
  2. June 15-19: Little House on the Prairie – Field trip to Wild Cat Den State Park and Pine Creek Grist Mill. Learn how to make a Cat’s cradle, homemade paper and candle dipping!
  3. June 22-26:  Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Field trip to Iowa 80 Truck Museum and visit the airport. Check out the Village’s Model T, Fire truck and train and help to build a Pioneer Village model train track!
  4. July 6-10: Dive in! – Field trip to Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center plus an extra afternoon at the pool. Enjoy a week filled with water games and contests and all things under the sea.
  5. July 13-17: Native American – Field trip to Wapsi Environmental Education Center for Native American games and adventures on Monday then get muddy (if you want) at Maquoketa Caves on Wednesday.
  6. July 20-24: Rivers, Lakes & Streams – Field trip on Celebration Bell riverboat in Quad Cities. While on board, learn more about the river from Corp of Engineer’s Ranger.  Go fishing & canoeing at Pride Lake and discover what is in Scott County Park’s creek!
  7. July 27- 31: Let’s Party! – Every day is a party! Field trip to Clinton Showboat to see the play Frozen & hike at Eagle Point Park. Play carnival games & cheer on your friends in our pie eating contest, and of course we will have cake!
  8. Aug 3-7: Early American Sports & Games – Field trip to Li’l Mississippi Golf to play mini golf & water games. Learn & play games from the 1800’s to 1970’s.

 

Day Camps in the Quad Cities

DAY CAMPS

ST AMBROSE

International Business Workshop
June 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
This camp will introduce students to the concepts and practices through daily workshop sessions combined with visits to international companies in the Quad Cities area. Students will travel to selected international businesses (transportation provided).
$199 | Registration

 

BETTENDORF FAMILY MUSEUM

PAW PATROL 

PAW Patrol is on a roll- with the Rescue Pups! Learn about community helpers, recycling, construction, and even earn your own rescue badge! Learn problem solving skills too!

DIRT DIGGERS 

Bring your green thumbs and get ready to dig in the dirt! Visit our classroom garden to germinate seeds, grow your own silly grass man, and decorate your own flowerpots too!

ALL ABOARD! TRAINS & FRIENDS – 

Climb aboard and explore with Thomas & Friends for a week filled with trains and locomotives! Campers will even get exclusive playtime in our summer traveling exhibit Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails!

DINOSAURS ROCK 

How big is a T-Rex? What do they eat? Come explore all things dinosaur! Stomp, roar, and pretend you are a dinosaur. Science and art projects every day!

 

BETTENDORF PARKS AND REC

TOT LOT

June 8-11 Swim in to Summer Splash Landing 
June 15-18 Craft Madness Mad Potter 
 June 22-25 Summer Delight Scoops Ice Cream  / Bettendorf Library
 July 6-9 Heroes! Fire Fighters 
Police Officers 
 July 13-16 Imagination Exploration Family Museum 
July 20-23 Under the Sea Splash Landing

 July 27-30 Animal Adventure Down by the Creek Animal Exhibit 
 August 3-6 Summer Fun Finale Bounce House / Magician & Balloon Artist

 

 

DAY CAMPS

June 8-12 Leisure Lanes & Li’l Mississippi Golf
 June 15-19  QC Family Entertainment Center
 June 22-26 Red Hawk Golf Course/Putnam Museum and Whitewater
Junction

 July 6-10 Scott County Park
 July 13-17 Eldridge Skate Park/Country Corner and Altitude
Trampoline Park
July 20-24  DeWitt Opera House and DeWitt Aquatic Center 

July 27-31 Black Hawk State Park
August 3-7 Penny Carnival/Geneseo Aquatic Center

Sleepaway Camps near the Quad Cities

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

ST AMBROSE

 

Mock Trial Overnight Camp
June 25-26, all day
A two day summer program for high school students focusing on how to present the various parts of a mock trial case utilizing actual case materials. Learn how to make your openings and closings better, how to use the rules of evidence and how to be a better witness. The camp will conclude with competition, feedback, and awards. Campers will stay overnight in an SAU residence hall with planned evening activities.
$100 | Registration

Fascinating Human Body Camp
June 25-26, overnight
11-12 grades only
This two-day workshop will introduce students to the marvels of the human body as they explore the anatomy of cadavers and learn to appreciate the gift of body donation. Campers will stay overnight in an SAU residence hall with planned evening activities.
$100 | Registration

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

The Amazing Brain: A Neuroscience Experience, check-in June 21, class June 22-23

Learn about the brain in the same way the neuroscientists do, by asking questions, performing hands-on experiments, and drawing conclusions.

Anatomy of Injury, (Session I), check-in June 21, class June 22-23; (Session II), check-in June 23, class June 24-25

This course is for students interested in health-care professions. Learn the basic anatomy of the human body through demonstrations using human cadavers and lifelike models.

The Art, Science and Industry of Coding, check-in June 21, class June 22-25

Learn basic coding and create a scientific simulation, artwork and 3-D animations. Develop a small adventure game for Android phones/tablets.

Cancer: Exploring the Mysteries of Metastasis, check-in June 21, class June 22-25

Conduct research by studying cancer cells in vitro using different types of microscopes and state-of-the-art lab equipment.

CSI: Augustanacheck-in June 21, class June 22-25

Learn about the science behind forensics, using DNA, bones and trace evidence. Using state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll evaluate evidence and apply your findings to a simulated crime.

Education in America: Myths and Realities, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

This course is designed for student interested in teaching as a career, or who are curious about our rapidly changing urban school systems. Participants will have a chance to do some informal teaching at the local Boys and Girls Club.

Entertainment and Media Production will not be offered as Fresh Films is producing a feature film this summer. If you are interested in working with Fresh Films, contact Kelli Feigley for details.

The Psychology of Happinesscheck-in June 21, class June 22-23 

See how psychologists study happiness through discussion, mini-lectures, videos, experiential activities, and hands-on studies.

Signals from the Universe, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

Learn how astronomers “see” radio emissions from space to probe the universe. Build a simple radio telescope, “listen” to the sun, visit a planet-sized radio telescope, and learn to make images from radio signals.

Speech Language Pathology, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

This is a hands-on experience in Augustana’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing. Observe children with communication disorders and assist professional pathologists.

Writing Fiction, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

There isn’t much time to write creatively in high school, so come to Summer Academy and write poetry, short stories, plays and more.

FOR THE LITTLEST CAMPERS

TWO RIVERS Y

Small Wonders Camp

Entering Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Start your little one on a camp journey with fun-filled activities that will make them smile each day. There will be opportunities for social interaction,creativity, education and self-expression.

BETTENDORF FAMILY MUSEUM

PAW PATROL 

PAW Patrol is on a roll- with the Rescue Pups! Learn about community helpers, recycling, construction, and even earn your own rescue badge! Learn problem solving skills too!

DIRT DIGGERS 

Bring your green thumbs and get ready to dig in the dirt! Visit our classroom garden to germinate seeds, grow your own silly grass man, and decorate your own flowerpots too

ALL ABOARD! TRAINS & FRIENDS 

Climb aboard and explore with Thomas & Friends for a week filled with trains and locomotives! Campers will even get exclusive playtime in our summer traveling exhibit Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! 

DINOSAURS ROCK

How big is a T-Rex? What do they eat? Come explore all things dinosaur! Stomp, roar, and pretend you are a dinosaur. Science and art projects every day!

READY, SET, DANCE

Our littlest dancers will twirl, leap, stretch, float, and tiptoe their way through this introduction to dance class.!

DRESS UP AND DANCE 

Are you ready to get fancy and do some dancing? Each day we will put on a different costume and dance to stories such as Fancy Nancy and more!

TURTLEY RADICAL DANCE CAMP

Make a splash during this ocean-themed week of science AND dance! Swim with the fish, build a coral reef, and dress up like a mermaid. Each day will include movement activities as well as science and art.

ANGELINA BALLERINA DANCE CAMP

Calling all mouselings who have dreams of becoming a real ballerina! Join us in the ballet studio for a week of beginning ballet class. 

FANCY NANCY DANCE CAMP

Ooh-la-la! Pirouette (that’s fancy for spinning!) your way into the world of Fancy Nancy as she tries ballet for the first time and goes on a quest for a unicorn!

ONCE UPON A DREAM

Enter the enchanted world of some of your favorite princesses! Design your own crown and wand, and finish the week with a Royal Ball.

GET SET FOR SCHOOL 1-2-3 MATH FOR ME!

This class will focus on all things math! Geometry, measurement, the language of math, and spatial relations. Prepare your preschooler to be math ready for Kindergarten.

SUMMER SPANISH CAMP

Brush up on your Spanish, or be introduced to the language for the first time! Our Spanish instructor Ms. Valerie will provide children with hands-on activities, games, songs, cooking, and much more!

BUBBLE FESTIVAL 

Little ones will bubble over with excitement in this soapy science spectacular! We’ll explore surface tension, buoyancy, bubble shapes and sizes, and make bubble art. Clothes for messes are a must!

MIX AND MAKE 

Mix, mash, roll, pat, mold, sculpt, and more! This tactile adventure is for young scientists and artists who like to get their hands a little messy. Mix your own air-dry play dough for building

PETE THE CAT

Meet Pete, the groovy blue cat! No matter where he goes, Pete the Cat always keeps his cool! He loves surfing, playing baseball and guitar, spending time with his friends, and trying new things. 

PINKALICIOUS

Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink! Pinkalicious Crazy Hair Day! Join Pinkalicious on her adventures! Make fun art projects, dress up, learn about healthy eating, have a tea party, and end camp with a parade 

SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Grab your lab coat and get ready to think like a scientist! Can you grow your own gummy bear? Tackle hands-on science experiments, make predictions, and work on problem solving skills.

SPANISH FOR 3’S 

Hola! Introduce your little one to Spanish! Play games, sing songs, cook, and learn simple Spanish terms such as colors, letters, numbers, and animals!

PJ MASKS ADVENTURES 

PJ Masks work into the night to save the day! Help solve mysteries with your favorite masked friends, make predictions about the outcome, and work on some really cool projects! Bedtime is the right time to solve crime!

FOR SIX YEARS OLD to SIXTH GRADE

TWO RIVERS Y

Discovery in Motion Camp

Entering 2nd – 4th Grade

Blast off on new journeys into the past, present and future. The camper’s spirit, mind, and body will be challenged through exciting activities in and outside the facility. We will use traditional camp experiences and new technology to help youth build great memories.

 

Sports & Wellness Camp

Entering 2nd – 4th Grade

Every day will be filled with opportunities to play, train, and be active. Our team will teach fair play and sportsmanship to each member of this active camp. Campers will participate in many sports throughout the summer.

 

BTween Camp

Entering 4th – 6th Grade

This group has been in camp and knows what they like and don’t like. Our counselors will listen to this group’s needs and wants to make their summer enjoyable and safe. We will challenge youth to be responsible and begin to prepare them for the challenges of middle school.

 

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BROADWAY DANCE CAMP

Experience a whole New World of Broadway Dance! This week will be filled with learning choreography based on Broadway’s most exciting shows! Students will end the week with an original performance.

CAMP CUPCAKE

On your mark, get set, bake! Come bake and decorate cupcakes of all kinds! Campers will even get to plan and design their very own cupcake flavor at the end of the week!

ALL ABOARD! TRAINS & FRIENDS 

Climb aboard and explore with Thomas & Friends for a week filled with trains and locomotives! Campers will even get exclusive playtime in our summer traveling exhibit Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails!

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL CAMP

Bring your American Girl doll and get ready for an exciting week of crafting, cooking, and exploring history with and for your doll. Each day will feature a specific doll’s story

WIZARD CAMP

Do you love Harry Potter? Hop on your broom and fly to our wizarding school. We’ll sort into houses and then the fun begins. We’ll make wands, play wizarding games, drink butterbeer, and have a magical time!

ALL ABOUT SLIME 

Let’s get messy! Learn how to make all kinds of slime with all kinds of ingredients! Use science and chemistry to figure out what makes slime so sticky! Dress to make a mess please!

ENCHANTED ENGINEERING

Use your STEM skills to fix fractured fairy tales. Which simple machines can rescue Rapunzel from her tower? Can you create a wolf-proof house for the Three Little Pigs? Campers will try to solve problems.

CAMP TIE-DYE!

Learn all about the tie-dye art! Patterns, spin-art, primary and secondary color mixing. Make your own shirt, and end the week with a tie-dye party! Campers must wear clothes that can get messy!

THE NUTCRACKER SWEET

Join Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy for a magical ballet journey through the land of sweets. We’ll dance to the music of the Nutcracker, try on costumes, create props, and finish the day by making a sweet treat to eat!

BUNNY BALLET DANCE CAMP

Hop your way to ballet, where we will dance to all kinds of rabbit-themed stories, make some tasty rabbit-approved snacks and crafts, and even meet a live bunny and learn how to care for them.

TALLULAH!

According to Tallulah, a dancer needs her tutu, and she needs it now! Will she earn her tutu? Join us to find out! We will dance to a different Tallulah story each day, create crafts, and have a tasty snack too! 

MINE MANIA

Is it real or is it Minecraft? Go off-line and explore some of the real facts behind your favorite building game. Learn about geology, electric circuits, and have fun building structures.

IMAGINATION DOLLHOUSE

Create your very own cardboard dollhouse using all recyclable items! From furniture to wallpaper, get creative and make it your own! There will be a showcase at the end of the week for family and friends.

FAIRY-TOPIA!

Let’s create garden fairy houses! Bring magic to your backyard this summer by creating your very own fairy-topia! Bring your imagination to life! 

IT’S A MYSTERY

Logic, observation, and science can help you solve these mysteries. Can you figure out whodunit before our fictional sleuths? We will read a different mystery each day and use our skills to solve them.

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY 

Discover the science behind the cooking! Experiment with pancakes, ice cream, and more!

POKEMON POWER

Love Pokémon? Then this is the camp for you! Spend the week among other Pokémon enthusiasts as you sculpt, illustrate, play games, and learn more about parts of our natural world that inspired the creation.

EXTREME STEAM 

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Brush up on your science and problem solving skills before you head back to school. Marshmallow and toothpick geometry, construct catapults, and make gravity art!

 

 

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Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

Entering 7th – 9th Grade

This program prepares young leaders to model and inspire positive behavior. They will learn how to help others, handle conflicts, teach games, and mentor younger children at camp. Academy participants may be in the building between 6:30 am-5:30 pm. However, they will only have counselor supervision from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. For fees and other information, please contact Daisy Moran at (309) 797-3945 or [email protected]

 

 

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Junior Counselor Program

Entering 9th – 10th Grade
June 15 – July 24, 2020
$150 for Y members / $300 for community (paid by June 7th, non-refundable)

The Junior Counselor program will teach your young person how to work with kids in a summer camp setting. We train Junior Counselors to join our adult camp staff during YMCA summer programs to develop leadership and job skills. 

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

The Amazing Brain: A Neuroscience Experience, check-in June 21, class June 22-23

Learn about the brain in the same way the neuroscientists do, by asking questions, performing hands-on experiments, and drawing conclusions.

Anatomy of Injury, (Session I), check-in June 21, class June 22-23; (Session II), check-in June 23, class June 24-25

This course is for students interested in health-care professions. Learn the basic anatomy of the human body through demonstrations using human cadavers and lifelike models.

The Art, Science and Industry of Coding, check-in June 21, class June 22-25

Learn basic coding and create a scientific simulation, artwork and 3-D animations. Develop a small adventure game for Android phones/tablets.

Cancer: Exploring the Mysteries of Metastasis, check-in June 21, class June 22-25

Conduct research by studying cancer cells in vitro using different types of microscopes and state-of-the-art lab equipment.

CSI: Augustanacheck-in June 21, class June 22-25

Learn about the science behind forensics, using DNA, bones and trace evidence. Using state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll evaluate evidence and apply your findings to a simulated crime.

Education in America: Myths and Realities, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

This course is designed for student interested in teaching as a career, or who are curious about our rapidly changing urban school systems. Participants will have a chance to do some informal teaching at the local Boys and Girls Club.

Entertainment and Media Production will not be offered as Fresh Films is producing a feature film this summer. If you are interested in working with Fresh Films, contact Kelli Feigley for details.

The Psychology of Happinesscheck-in June 21, class June 22-23 

See how psychologists study happiness through discussion, mini-lectures, videos, experiential activities, and hands-on studies.

Signals from the Universe, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

Learn how astronomers “see” radio emissions from space to probe the universe. Build a simple radio telescope, “listen” to the sun, visit a planet-sized radio telescope, and learn to make images from radio signals.

Speech Language Pathology, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

This is a hands-on experience in Augustana’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing. Observe children with communication disorders and assist professional pathologists.

Writing Fiction, check-in June 21, class June 22-25 

There isn’t much time to write creatively in high school, so come to Summer Academy and write poetry, short stories, plays and more.

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