Current Camp Offerings

2017 Summer Camp Information (K-6 grade)

On March 29, 2017 Iowa City Parks and Recreation will begin accepting registration for the Recreation Division’s summer camp. Camps will run weekly starting on June 12 and ending August 11. The camp day runs  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with optional supervised play from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional cost. Camp Thunder will cater to children in grades K-3, Camp Lightening is for children grades 4-6, and STEAM Camp, which will focus on subjects related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, is available for children in grades K-6. Camps Thunder and Lightning will offer mixed recreation programming with themes for each week.

To view the parent guide, which includes of descriptions of each camp, click here. To download a registration form, click here. One registration form is due for each child planning to enroll in camp.

Beginning March 29, completed forms may be dropped off or mailed to either the Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Dr., or Robert A. Lee Recreation Ctr., 220 S. Gilbert St., or emailed to Joyce Carroll at

Learn more about our camp offerings at