Camps

Iowa City Parks and Recreation offers several camps as well as programs with content that cover nature and STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math). 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. 


Winter Break STEAM Camp for grades K-6

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is offering two 3-day mini camps. The cost for each 3-day session is $90 for residents and $95 for nonresidents.

On a Roll Putt Putt

Dec. 27 - 29, 2022,  9 a.m. - noon

Let’s play mini golf! We will collaborate to design and construct our own miniature golf course from cardboard and other recycled materials. Learn the techniques of putting and examine how to make the most challenging course. We will embellish our creations to give it a realistic touch and play a round once its completed.

Register online using Activenet or in-person at Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym or Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center.  

On a Roll Racecars 

January 3 - 5, 2023, 9 a.m. - noon

Ready set go! Let’s build a race car. We will collaborate to design and construct our own race tracks from cardboard and other recycled materials. Create challenging tracks and obstacles and compete to see whose race car can complete the course and win the race. 

Register online using Activenet or in-person at Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym or Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center.  


Cancelation Information

Iowa City Parks and Recreation uses Rainout Line to communicate cancelation 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 rainoutline.com 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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Contact Us

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