Winter Break Day Camps
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Winter Break Day Camps

Winter Break Day Camps

Winter Break Day Camps

Winter Break Day Camps provide children in kindergarten – 5th grade with engaging, interactive, and affordable programs during the Dubuque Community School District's winter break. Camps are divided by grade level with kindergarten -2nd grade in one section and 3rd - 5th students in another (grades may be combined for certain activities). Wrap around care is available starting at 7:45 a.m. and as late as 4:45 p.m. Registration for wrap-around care is required. Participants must bring a sack lunch for each day of camp.

2020 Health and Safety Measures: Youth will have their temperature taken upon arrival and are required to wear masks. Social distancing will be practiced and supplies will be kept individually for each participant and sanitized daily. Regular hand washing and sanitization will be practiced. Class sizes will be limited. If you have further questions about health and safety measures, please contact our staff with questions. 

Wrap-Around Hours: Begin at 7:45 a.m. (Must request at time of registration)
Morning session: 
9 a.m. – noon. 
Noon - 1 p.m. 
Afternoon session: 
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wrap-Around Hours: End at 4:45 p.m. (Must request at time of registration)


Members: $50 full day / $180 all four days per student 
Non- Members:
$60 full day / $200 all four days per student

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.



Wrap-Around Care - All Sessions


Upcoming Sessions 


Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 
Experience the ooey, gooey, slimy and gross side of science and nature! We’ll get our hands into projects that include biology and chemistry, and investigate things that are grossly fascinating in nature. Discover that even the gross stuff is important and plays an important part in our world. 


Wrap-Around Care - Dec. 28

Critter Connections

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 
Sharpen your communication skills learning how animals convey their behaviors. Uncover why animals talk, squawk, sing or leave behind scents. Meet a few animals from the River Museum and learn what they are saying in their daily life. 


Wrap-Around Care - Dec. 29

The Ultimate Hunt

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 
Join us for an all-day scavenger hunt throughout the River Museum! Unlock clues and prizes with your friends through a variety of activities, trivia challenges and special tasks. During your hunt, you will find out what makes the Museum special while having a whole lot of fun! 

Wrap-Around Care - Dec. 30


"Otter" This World

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 
There is so much more to an otter than what meets the eye! Meet these amazing aquatic environmentalists and discover what’s behind the cute face and fluffy fur. Find out how they came back after extirpation (local extinction), what they eat, how they survive and how they help habitats.


Wrap-Around Care - Dec. 31


Cancellation/Refund Policy - Pre-registration is required for all Winter Break Day Camp classes and must be received on Dec. 18, 2020. A full refund or transfer will be granted if cancellations are received by that date. In the event that a session should be cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified via email or phone by 7:30 a.m. for the morning session and 11:30 a.m. for the afternoon session on the day of the program. The Museum & Aquarium will then reschedule your child for an upcoming session if possible or refund accordingly.

Contact Youth Group Sales Manager Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 x213 or