Camps

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. 


Winter Break Camps

Iowa City Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of Winter Break camps. To learn more read the camp descriptions below. Complete camp descriptions can be found online in the Activenet registration program. There are two easy ways to register for ICPRD programs.

Crochet Camp for Tweens and Teens

Monday, Dec. 20 - Thursday, Dec. 23 | 1 - 3 p.m.

In the cold months of the winter, there is nothing better than learning a cozy new hobby. Crochet is just that hobby! There is room for all skill levels in this class, with a guided introduction to crochet for those who have never held a hook and assistance in reading patterns for more experienced students. We will be crocheting things from roses to scarves, hats to baskets, and if you're up for a challenge, even a bee! In four two­ hour classes, you will come home with at least two projects, but there's room for making many more! 

Earth Keepers Camp

Monday, Dec. 27 | Terry Trueblood Lodge

  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grade |  7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 4th - 6th Grade |  12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Let's work together to discover human impacts on the environment and find ways to protect and save our wild places and animals. 

Iowa - Its People and Places

Tuesday, Dec. 28 | Terry Trueblood Lodge

  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grade |  7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 4th - 6th Grade |  12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

This year is the 175th Anniversary of Iowa's statehood. We will dive into Iowa's past to explore Iowa's people and wildlands.  

Survivor Camp

Wednesday, Dec. 29 | Terry Trueblood Lodge

  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grade |  7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 4th - 6th Grade |  12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Calling all adventurers out there! Join us in building survival skills such as fire building, reading a map, knot tying, and finding ways to get clean water.

Iowa's Geologic Evolution

Thursday, Dec. 30 | Terry Trueblood Lodge

  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grade |  7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 4th - 6th Grade |  12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

From seas to cornfields, how did Iowa become what we see today? Join us on a time-traveling adventure through Iowa's geological past.


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 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.

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