Current Camp Offerings

2017 Spring Break Camp (K-6 grade)

Looking for a fun and educational outlet for your child during Spring Break? Look no further than the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department's Spring Break Camp, scheduled March 13-17 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins Wednesday, Feb. 22.  

Camp activities will begin and end at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street, and will include outdoor explorations, STEAM activities and swimming, as well as some off-site field trips. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., although children may be checked in beginning at 7:30 a.m. and picked up between 4 and 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge.

Fees are $40 per day per child. For non-Iowa City residents, the cost is $45 per day.

Click here to download the registration packet including the schedule of camp activities, details on payment options and the list of items campers should bring each day of camp.

Printed packets are also available at either recreation facility: Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street, or Mercer Park Aquatic Center/ Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Drive.

Registration may be completed in one of several ways:

  • Mail a completed registration form with payment to the Iowa City Recreation Division, 220 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Fax a completed registration form along with a credit card number, expiration date, and signature to 319-356-5487. This service is available 24 hours per day.
  • Register in person at the Customer Service Desk at either recreation facility -- Robert A. Lee or Mercer / Scanlon.

Online registration is not available for Spring Break Camp.

Additional information on reduced camp rates, registration confirmations, and receipts is included in the registration packet.

For more information, contact Joyce Carroll, Program Supervisor, at 319-356-5100 or e-mail

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