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Summer Camps


Summer Camps 2018

Summer break camps provide children entering kindergarten – 8th grade with fun, educational programs during the summer months.

General Camp Information

  • Members receive approximately 20% off discounts on all camp options!
  • Members must register and create a log in password to receive the member discount. This can be done after selecting a camp by clicking on the links in the upper right-hand corner of the page. 
  • Half day and full day options are available.  Participants must bring a sack lunch for full day camps.
  • Early drop off is available 30 minutes before the program begins. Late pick up is also available 30 minutes after the program ends.
  • 1st – 5th grade camps are divided by grade level with students entering 1st and 2nd grades in one section and students entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in another.

Descriptions & Registration Below

Elementary School Camps

 

Questions? Contact Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 x 213 or mwersinger@rivermuseum.com.

Da Vinci
(Entering 1st - 2nd grades)

July 9-13 (June 25-29 is now closed) 
Take a journey of innovation, creativity, and wonder based on Leonardo da Vinci’s famed inventions. Interact with flying objects, create pieces of art, and use your imagination to make your own inventions. Join us as we bring Leonardo da Vinci to life!  Last day of this camp will take place at Mines of Spain!

Full Day  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $180  |  Non-Members: $225
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, JUNE 15!
 July 9-13 | Register

Mornings  |  9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, JUNE 15!
 July 9-13 | Register

Afternoons  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125 
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, JUNE 15! 
 July 9-13 | Register

Da Vinci
(Entering 3rd - 5th grades)

July 9-13 (June 25-29 is now closed) 
Take a journey of innovation, creativity, and wonder based on Leonardo da Vinci’s famed inventions. Interact with flying objects, create pieces of art, and use your imagination to make your own inventions. Join us as we bring Leonardo da Vinci to life!  Last day of this camp will take place at Mines of Spain!

Full Day  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $180  |  Non-Members: $225
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, JUNE 15!
 July 9-13 | Register

Mornings  |  9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, JUNE 15!
 July 9-13 | Register

Afternoons  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, JUNE 15!
 July 9-13 | Register

Hands-on History at the Ham House
(Entering 1st - 5th grades)

July 16-20
Return to the days of yore at the Mathias Ham Historic Site!  We’ll bring history to life as we experience what Dubuque was like for the Native Americans and pioneers who settled here many years ago. This camp will take place at the Mathias Ham House.

Full Day  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $180  |  Non-Members: $225
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Mornings  |  9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Afternoons  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Wings & Things
(Entering 1st - 5th grades)

July 23-27
From butterflies to birds, flying animals come in all shapes and sizes.  We’ll explore the NMRMA campus to observe many things with wings! Last day of this camp will take place at Mines of Spain!

Full Day  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $180  |  Non-Members: $225
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Mornings  |  9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Afternoons  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

The Big Blue 
(Entering 1st - 5th grades)

July 30 - August 3
Make some waves with us as we spend a week discovering the secrets of the deep and the mysterious animals found beyond the water’s edge.  It will be fin-tastic! Last day of this camp will take place at Mines of Spain!

Full Day  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $180  |  Non-Members: $225
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Mornings  |  9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Afternoons  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Around the World
(Entering 1st - 5th grades)

August 5-10
Are you ready for a worldwide adventure?  We’ll explore cultural traditions, plants and wildlife, and modes of transportation from across the globe. Last day of this camp will take place at Mines of Spain!

Full Day  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $180  |  Non-Members: $225
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Mornings  |  9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Afternoons  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Members: $100  |  Non-Members: $125
1st-2nd Grade | Register 3rd-5th grade | Register

Kinder-Kamp
(Entering Kindergarten)

June 18 - June 22 (Half Day Only)
Our Kinder-Kamp program offers exciting topics each day!  We’ll play games, explore nature, meet live animals, visit the new Da Vinci exhibit, and make crafts to take home.

Morning Session  |  9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $95  |  Non-Members: $120
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Afternoon Session  |  1 – 4 p.m. 
Members: $95  |  Non-Members: $120
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP

 

Questions? Contact Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 x 213 or mwersinger@rivermuseum.com.

Outdoor Odyssey
(Entering 6th-8th grades)

July 16 – July 20
Take summer camp to the next level!  This advanced camp will take middle school students on off-campus adventures throughout the Dubuque area.  Our week will conclude with a night among the fishes at the Museum & Aquarium.  You won’t want to miss this one!

*Thursday begins at 9 a.m.; however, students will spend the night at the Museum & Aquarium that evening. Student pick up will be Friday at noon.

Full Day Camp  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
Members: $250  |  Non-Members: $275  
Register

ISU Extension and Outreach Camp

The Museum & Aquarium has partnered with the Dubuque County Iowa State Extension & Outreach to offer three overnight camp sessions throughout the summer.

Questions?  Katie Peterson at 563-583-6496 or katiejp@iastate.edu

Explore the Mighty Mississippi
(Entering 9th-12th grades)

August 5-11
What is 2,552 miles long, 1,475 feet tall, and travels an average of 2 miles per hour? The Mississippi River, that’s what! Explore with us, travel with us, have fun with us as we investigate global climate change through the lens of water, oceans, and ice experimenting with how land and land use changes/management have influenced the water quality of the Upper Mississippi River. From Dubuque, to the source of the Might Mississippi River, to the shores of Lake Superior, and down the St. Croix River, this promises to be a trip you will never forget! (For High School Students)

Cost: $299 
Register

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