Iowa City Parks and Recreation offers several camps as well as programs with content that cover nature and STEAM. Our camps and classes are designed to inspire creativity while allowing kids to interact in a safe setting. Participants are encouraged to explore their environment to help them grow. 

Summer Camp for children having completed grades K-6

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Summer Camp is rooted in Environmental Education and Nature!

Located at the Ned Ashton House, campers will be engaging in Earth Science, campfire cooking, fishing, nature-based STEAM activities, creating unique art, swimming and more! Morning and afternoon play take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge.

Registration begins March 29 for residents and March 30 for nonresidents. The cost is $390 per two-week session.

How to register for Summer Camp

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Submit this form to complete the registration process after you have registered via ActiveNet (linked above).

Parent Guide

Please read the Parent Guide for important information about the program.

Cancellation Information

Iowa City Parks and Recreation uses Rainout Line to communicate cancellation information.

There are three ways to check or sign up for updates:

  1. Download the free app to your phone by searching Rainout Line.
  2. Visit and search for "Iowa City Parks and Recreation."
  3. Call 319-346-7080 and listen for prompts.

Please note that the app is only updated during regular business hours of operation. This does not include nights and weekends.

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Stay up to date by following us on our social media platforms. Don't forget to tag us in your camp posts. 

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact Recreation Program Supervisor Joyce Carroll or 319-356-5223.