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Summer Day Camps for Kids in Sioux City

*Now updated for summer 2023!!*

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Ready to plan your summer fun? Here are all the summer day camp opportunities I have found in the Sioux City area for this year, in alphabetical order. I'll put the basic info here and link to the host's website or Facebook page where you can find more details.

This page will be updated throughout spring and summer 2023 as new day camps in the Sioux City area are announced, but I also encourage you to contact your favorite camps directly for the most up-to-date information!

Summer Camps in Sioux City, Iowa

Arena Sports Academy

The Arena Sports Academy hosts creative and fun dance camps for kids from preschool to intermediate and advanced dance levels. 2023 camps include: 
  • Dream Big, Sparkle More for ages 3-5, beginning June 1st
  • Hula on Over for ages 5-8, beginning June 20th
  • Let's Get Groovy for ages 4-7, beginning July 10th
  • Aerial Clinic for ages 6-11 beginning July 13th
  • Aerial Clinic for ages 12+ beginning July 13th
For more information or to sign up, visit the dance camps signup page


And the Arena also hosts basketball camps! Their basketball camps are for girls and boys going into 3rd to 8th grades and include traditional basketball camp sessions as well as a specialty NBA skills camp and a shooting camp! 2023 camp details are not yet announced 
For more information or to sign up, head to the Arena dance camps sign up page!. 



Camp High Hopes

Camp High Hopes offers all-day camp for all ages and abilities, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. This inclusive camp is welcoming of kids with special needs and has high staff to camper ratios
 and adaptive equipment on camp to let everyone participate in lots of classic summer camp activities like crafts, canoeing, campfires and swimming! Sleep-away camp sessions also available. 
For more information, visit Camp High Hopes.


Contemporary Dance Studio

According to their website, Contemporary Dance Studio is offering dance and acro summer sessions, and full details and registration are usually announced in April, but 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
For more information or to register, visit the Contemporary Dance Studio website


Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Woodbury County Conservation typically offers a variety of science and nature-based summer camp options with the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center as their home base. I will update soon with their 2022 camp details!
For more information, visit the Woodbury County Conservation day camp page!


Evolve Yoga

Evolve Yoga and Wellness and Lumin Therapy are offered two yoga camps in summer 2021, one for elementary-school-age kids and one for tweens and teens. Each camp lasted about a week with 2 hours of camp each day, and cost $100. I will update when 2022 camp details are available!

For more information or to sign up, check out the Evolve Yoga and Wellness page on Mind Body Online


Iowa State Extension

Woodbury's county's Iowa State extension office (think 4-H! But you don't have to be in 4-H to enjoy these great camps!) offers a wide variety of summer camps on topics like cooking, fishing, scrapbooking, canning, robotics, painting, and babysitting! 2023 camp details are not yet announced
For more information, visit the Woodbury County camps page on the Iowa State extension website. 


LAMB Performing Arts

Lamb Regional Theatre usually offers several summer sessions of LAMB Ewe-university, which include working on theatrical pieces from well-known plays and musicals, as well as indie productions, and sometimes includes a new original piece just for camp! The final showcase is definitely a night to look forward to, for campers and audience alike!2023 camp details are not yet announced.

For more information or to sign up, go here


LaunchPad Children's Museum

LaunchPad Children's Museum holds summer camp sessions for kids with lots of STEM learning and fun, with all camps open to kids ages 5 and up! 2023 sessions include:
  • Out of This World Camp in mid-June
  • Next Stop: Hollywood! Camp in late June
  • Sloppy Science Camp in mid-July
  • Cut Outside the Lines Camp in late July
  • Brick by Brick Camp in early August

To sign up or for more information, visit the LaunchPad website.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center usually holds weekly history-based kids camp sessions for elementary age children, but 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
For more information, visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center website

Mid-American Museum of Aviation & Transportation

The Mid-America Museum of Aviation & Transportation held a junior pilot camp for middle school and high school students in 2022, but 2023 camp details are not yet announced
For more information, visit the museum website.

Pickled Palette

Pickled Palette hosts fun themed summer art camp, usually releasing their details and opening registration in early March. 2023 camp details are not yet announced

For more information, visit the Pickled Palette camps page


Sioux City Art Center

The Sioux City Art Center usually holds several two-week long art camps for kids 7-12, where kids explore a variety of artistic mediums like sculpture and drawing. 2023 camp details are not yet announced. 

For more information or to sign up, visit the camps page on the Sioux City Art Center website


Sioux City Public Museum

The Sioux City Public Museum usually hosts 1-3 day camps with a variety of fun and educational themes. 2023 camp details are not yet announced. For more information, check out the Sioux City Public Museum website.


Sioux City Railroad Museum

The Sioux City Railroad Museum usually offers STEAM based summer camps for kids but 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
Please check out the Sioux City Railroad Museum website for the latest information.

V.I.P. Gymnastics

Camp V.I.P. offers all day fun including crafts, games, and gymnastics and ninja training! 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
To register or for more information, visit the Camp V.I.P. page on the V.I.P. Gymnastics site!


Western Iowa Tech

WIT usually offers camps for tweens and teens but 2023 camp details are not yet announced. 
For more information, visit the WIT website.


Summer Camps in North Sioux City, South Dakota

Adams Nature Preserve

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve usually holds a variety of nature themed camps for kids. 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
For more information, check out the Adams Nature Preserve Facebook page.


Summer Camps in South Sioux City, Nebraska 

Summer Day Camp at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

The Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA in South Sioux City offers full day summer camps for elementary and preschool students from May 22nd to August 11th, 2023 at a variety of locations around Siouxland including the Y, Cone Park, and Dakota Valley. Need based scholarships are available. Shirts and snacks are included, as well as academic opportunities in the morning and fun activities and field trips in the afternoon, including swimming, crafts, and much more. Registration deadline for the YMCA summer camps in Siouxland is May 23rd, 2022, but they will continue to accept late registrations throughout summer if space remains.
Registration and more details available here


New Stage Players

The New Stage Players usually offer theater camps in June and July at Koffie Knechtion, with both daytime and evening options and performances of full-length kids' stage productions to end each camp! 
2023 camp details are not yet announced.
For more information or to sign up, visit the New Stage Players website.

Other Summer Camps in Siouxland

Dickinson County Conservation

Dickinson County Conservation offers nature themed camps for kids in preschool through fourth grade, plus special themed camps.  Registration usually opens in early April, but 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
For more information, visit the Dickinson County Conservation Board


Plymouth County Conservation

Plymouth County Conservation usually offers a variety of nature themed summer day camps for preschoolers through sixth graders, plus an overnight camp for teens who have completed 7th or 8th grade. 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
For more information or to sign up, contact Plymouth County Conservation.  


Sac County Conservation

Sac County Conservation usually holds several fun nature themed summer camps for kids 2-10 years old. 2023 camp details are not yet announced.
For more information check out the Sac County Conservation Board on Facebook.


Sergeant Bluff Parks and Rec

Summer Adventure Camp with Sergeant Bluff Parks and Rec runs from June 5th through July 14th, 2023 every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9am to 12:30pm, for kids who have completed TK through 6th grade. The camp includes lots of crafts and physical activities on site, plus field trips every Friday to places like Miracle Field, the Sgt. Bluff pool, Drop Zone, the Henry Doorly Zoo, and Arnold's Park! $220 per child.
For more information check out the Sergeant Bluff Parks and Rec website


Sioux County Conservation

Sioux County Conservation usually offers camps in June and July for kids ages 3-15 (each session is for a specific age range) at Oak Grove Park in Hawarden with lots of hikes and hands-on science fun! 2023 camp details are not yet announced. 
For more information, visit the summer camp page on the Sioux County Conservation website.


If you hear of a summer day camp in the Sioux City area that I missed please e-mail me so I can add it to this post!

Comments

  1. Are there any "camps" that are free or fairly cheap?

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    1. Good question! I don't know of any free ones for 2021 yet, but I think in general the camps hosted by the county conservation boards are usually amongst the most affordable, and I know the YMCA has some different options for helping families financially. But if there is a camp you are interested in that doesn't work in your budget, I always encourage reaching out to the hosts to see if there are scholarships available.

      There are also lots of free programs that are just one time events, so watch for those too. The Lewis and Clark Center and Sioux City Parks and Rec both host lots of free events over the summer usually and I will definitely make sure those are in my monthly event posts!

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