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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. Each day offers different themed sessions and runs from 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Participants must bring a sack lunch for each day of camp.

Camp registration deadline is December 17.

2021 Health and Safety Measures: Based on CDC guidance, our organization encourages all guests, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear masks in indoor settings. We are continuing to maintain our increased sanitation efforts and provide added hand sanitizing stations throughout our facilities. 

Morning session: 9 a.m. – noon. 
Noon - 1 p.m. 
Afternoon session: 
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Members: $50 full day / $200 all four days per student 
Non- Members:
$60 full day / $240 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.




Camp Sessions 

Woodworking for Kids

Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 
Using simple hand tools, campers will experience the “how-tos” of woodworking. They will learn new skills using a saw, hammer, drill, screwdrivers and other tools, while they build take-home wood projects. 


Outdoor Survival 101

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 
Spend the day experiencing simple outdoor survival skills. Campers will learn about cooking on campfires, hiking, staying warm and other skills. Learn how to identify trees, spot animal tracks, and complete other outdoor activities. Campers should bring warm outdoor apparel.


Fun With Circuits

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021
Spend the day digging into electronics from our Maker Space. Kids will learn how to make electricity using play dough. Find out what a Makey-Makey is and how to use it. Learn why electricity runs the world.


Beach Bash

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 
Just because it is winter doesn’t mean we can’t visit the beach. We’ll spend the day learning about the animals in our saltwater aquariums. Who lives in tide pools? Or mangrove forests? Visit the stingrays and spend the day soaking up the sun!



Cancellation/Refund Policy - Pre-registration is required for all Winter Break Day Camp classes and must be received on Dec. 17, 2021. 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. on the day of the program. The River Museum 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