Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Moms 2021 Summer Camp Guide | Iowa City Cedar Rapids Moms

After one heck of a year and lots of lessons learned + a few extra wrinkles and gray hair, Camps across the Corridor area are preparing to help our kids have the best summer ever (and a much needed break for us)!

Get ahead of the game and get your kids registered for camp nice and early this year! Many are operating under limited capacity due to COVID-19 protocols, so space may be limited. Not to mention, registering early might even save you a few bucks!

The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Moms 2021 Summer Camp Guide is here to help make the decision and registration process quick and easy, with all the info you need in one place! Scroll down for a list of top local day camps! You’ll find the age range for each camp, dates, sessions, special offers and how to register!

Please check back often! We will be making updates as needed and will provide 2021 COVID-19 protocols for camps as soon as the state of Iowa releases that information.


Entering K – High School

Sessions June 14 – August 20


Big Picture Gallery and Studio, located in North Liberty, IA will be offering week long, half day, media-based visual arts camps this summer. Camps are an immersive experience in the arts and include: Ceramics, Painting, Mixed Media & Collage, Drawing & Printmaking and 3D & Found Object Art.
Sign up with a sibling or friend and receive $20 off of the total cost of 2 sessions.
For more information, check the website, here!


Ages 7 – 15

Weekly sign up, June 14 – July 30


Tell your own animated stories with FilmScene! At Animation Camp, campers imagine and create their own animations, totally from scratch. Each day, campers will watch and learn about the principles of animation and different animation styles (GIFs, claymation, light & shadow puppets, hand-drawn cartooning and more) and then make their own animated short films and videos! Camp includes learning with iPads, Stop Motion Pro software and a wide range of materials from paper to clay. All technology and supplies included for in-person camp. Each day includes stretching and snack breaks.
FilmScene is offering both in-person and virtual opportunities. Up to 10 campers per week-long session may register for in-person camp in the appropriate age group. Up to 20 campers per week-long session, ages 7 through 15 may register for virtual camp.
For more information, check the website, here! Or call 319-358-2555.


Ages 8 – 15

Sign up by camp, June 14 – August 5


Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) are exciting and educational summer camps for youth ages 8-15. Designed around career exploration, KICK provides fun, hands-on activities that promise to develop and build key skills for future success. No matter what career field you want to explore, these camps are sure to be an unforgettable adventure full of inspiring accomplishments and new friends!

KICK offers over 150 camps, in person in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, and online. 

For more information, check the website, here!


Entering K – 8th Grade

Sign up by camp, June 9 – 17


Let your kids play with their food this summer! Sign up for a food camp at Matthew 25’s headquarters or urban farm in southwest Cedar Rapids.

At our camps, your kids will learn about food through nature exploration, outdoor crafts, and scavenger hunts, explore how food is grown, and make healthy snacks using organic veggies from the farm.

For more information, check the website, here! Or call 319-362-2214


Ages 5 – 12

Weekly sign up, June 1 – August 20


Purple Bloom School in Coralville, IA Summer Day Camp 2021!  M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, $259/wk (prorated at $207 for holiday weeks),  COVID-19 safety measures, June 1 to August 20, 2021. Weekly Sign Up – Pay ahead in full discount or monthly payment plan available, 5% sibling discount (2nd-5th sibling).

2X Week Water Play, 2 Healthy Snacks provided daily, Nature Walks, Special Weekly Events, Friendship, and a lot of fun!
For more information, check the website, here!
Registration forms online (button below).
Contact [email protected], 319.338.3873 or 319.431.4604 to submit registration forms.


Ages 4 – 10

Full, half and one day options.

June 14 – August 13


Register Now for Summer Fun at Studio 360 Dance! Full, Half, and one day admission is available to accommodate flexible family schedules! Campers will enjoy learning a dance routine to their favorite songs, crafts, tumbling, snacks, games, and lots of FUN!

Full day campers provide their own lunch. Snacks and FUN provided! Camp space is limited!

Sign up by visiting the website here and click on “Student Login”.


Entering K – 6th Grade

Sign up by camp, June 7 – July 31


Summit Schools has been the summer destination for local students for over 20 years, and we look forward to welcoming campers back to campus in 2021! Summit offers 4-week academic camps in reading/writing and math, and weekly themed S.T.R.E.A.M. camps encouraging kids to think critically and problem-solve while still having a blast! Summit’s summer camps are known in the community for their high-quality programming, and a majority of the coursework this summer will be performed outdoors. Camps run June 7-July 31; Full-day or morning-only camps offered; before/after day care is available. Camps are for students entering K-6th grade. There is a 10% discount for registrations made in March! View camp catalog and register at

Summit is following the guidelines of the Linn County Public Health and CDC during the pandemic requiring face masks/shields and social distancing for the safety of our students and staff. Class sizes will be limited. Camp requirements will be determined before summer camp begins and shared with registered families.

For more information, check the website, here! Register below.
Questions? Call 319-294-2036 or email [email protected].


Preschool – 6th Grade

Weekly camps with full and half day options.

June 7 – August 6


Willowwind is proud to offer engaging, hands-on learning experiences all summer long. Willowwind’s Summer Program offers preschool through 6th grade students opportunities to collaborate, be creative, and challenge themselves through a wide variety of classes.

Our top priority is to keep our campers, faculty, and staff safe during their time with us. Please take a moment to review the COVID-19 safety measures and protocols we will have in place during our Summer Program, here.

For more information, check the website, here!


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