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Over 7 Iowa Science Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions

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Spring & Spring Break Science Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Iowa are Starting in March, 2018

Many of our Iowa Science Camps offer Spring & Spring Break Science Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in March, 2018.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Science Camp you're interested in a call to check on Spring & Spring Break dates, times and availability.

Spring & Spring Break 2018 Science Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Science Camps will be hosting Spring & Spring Break Reunions for their previous campers, and Spring & Spring Break Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for March, 2018.

Best Iowa Spring & Spring Break Science Day Camps Starting in March, 2018

Looking for a Great Iowa Science Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Iowa Day Science Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Iowa Year-Round
Science Camps, Classes & Science Programs

Many of our Best Iowa Summer Science Camps also offer Year Round Science Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Science Programs, too.

Best Iowa Spring & Spring Break Science Camp Jobs

Searching for Iowa Science Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Science Camps are now listing their 2018 Spring & Spring Break Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Spring & Spring Break Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Science Camps in the Midwest are here in Iowa.



Camp Pillsbury
Owatonna, Minnesota

Ages: 6-17 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp. Day Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pillsbury is a unique summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 17. Strong offerings in Theater, Circus, Music, Dance, Sports, Magic, Technology, and more. More than 100 activities! Campers choose their activities daily, making each day special for each individual camper. Five, 2 WEEK sleepaway sessions begin June 10th to August 19th. Enroll now at:

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Summer of Minecraft
Online Camp

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(323) 287-5580

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CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: If you like Minecraft, you're absolutely going to love Summer of Minecraft - an online summer camp program starting June 27 where kids 9-14 will learn Beginning and Intermediate Coding, Game Design, and Engineering in Minecraft in a safe, multiplayer environment.

Science, Technology, Academics, Computers, and more. Gaming, Coding, Team Building, Leadership, Minecraft.

Summer of Minecraft is a Top Science Summer Camp located in  Iowa offering many fun and educational Science and other activities, including: Science, Technology, Academics and more. Summer of Minecraft is a top Science Camp for ages: 9 - 14.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer of Minecraft includes:

Weekly challenges that engage players of all levels
Guides for parents and educators
Live streams introducing challenges and showcasing player creations
An online forum for campers to ask questions and share

OTHER CAMP INFO: Throughout the year enjoy Free Minecraft Kid Club.

June 27 - August 5. For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link:

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Iowa Science Camps

Be sure to ask each Iowa Science Camp about the amount of science instruction and the overall intensity of their science program.

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Camp Hantesa
Boone, Iowa

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1450 Oriole Rd.
Boone, Iowa 50036

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


Science, Technology, Academics, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Football, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located five miles south of downtown Boone, IA adjacent to Ledges State Park. We have over 140 acres of beautiful wooded land. This is the perfect place to experience natures beauty.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have over 25 cabins. The crown jewel of the cabin is the beautiful Clayton Lodge. Camp Hantesa also features a ropes course and climbing wall, an equestrian program featuring 14 horses, 2 riding arenas, and abundant pasture land. We also have a swimming pool with a zero entry section for those not as comfortable in the water.

We are proud of our multiple hiking trails, our archery and riflery ranges, our arts center, our drama building, our star observation deck, and our two science and nature centers. We also have the capabilities of hosting groups for conferences, team building retreats, overnight stays, and weddings.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an American Camp Association accredited camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a 2 week leadership council program for 9th and 10th graders. We also offer a 4 week apprentice program for 11th and 12th graders.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer need-based scholarships.


YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have day camps all 12 months of the year, we also have overnight options in October, December, January, and March.

We have several day camp and sleep-away options for youth grades 1-12, including equestrian day and overnight camp options. Please see our website for more information, at Our Camp Website Link:

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Science Camps in IA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Iowa Science Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Iowa Science Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.

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MNOHS Online Summer Arts Camp
Online Camp Minnesota

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CAMPER AGES: Grades 9-12

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: This summer, MNOHS music teacher Erin Winchell and MNOHS media arts teacher Michael Wiechmann are teaming up to lead an exciting, intensive online learning experience. Students will meet online in real time to develop video projects, show their work, and give and receive feedback. Projects include a 30-second commercial and a 10-minute short film, documentary, or stop action.

Technology, Academics, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more. Video & Soundtrack Production

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Students should plan to be online 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. weekdays, except July 4, and to work ten additional hours per week on their projects. Most of the scheduled time is for projects but some of it will be for meetings.

Required equipment: A tablet or phone with a front-facing camera. A video camera or DSLR camera will also work.

Two sessions available: June 16 - June 29 or June 30 - July 14

Tuition: $240 per session

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Teen Science Camps in Iowa

Iowa Science Camps for Teens sometimes include more advanced or immersive science activities, and can be much more rigorous. Teen Science Camps in IA tend to have more focus on science skills development, sometimes involving professional or college-level teaching standards, intense learning activities or experiences, limited down-time, as well as, age-appropriate special camp events designed for highly motivated teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.

Computer Kids Club
Online Camp

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P.O. Box 246
Bear, Delaware

Southern Chester County, PA
Southern New Jersey
Northern Maryland, next to the Delaware line

CAMPER AGES: Ages 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Online. Summer M-F 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: WEEKLY SUMMER CAMP: June 26-Sept. 1 2017, M-F 8:45-12:00 at local DELAWARE SCHOOLS. Microsoft McCaws, Engineering Eagles, Coding Cardinals, Mac & Math Meerkats, see site for details and locations.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs are welcome.

Science, Math, Technology, Academics, Computers, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: All summer camps will be held in New Castle County schools

CAMP FACILITIES: The camps will be held in New Castle County schools in their computer lab.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Individual Tutoring By appointment. Perfect for Homeschool students. This enrichment program in technology will help your student in Math, Reading, Grammar, Typing, and the Microsoft and MAC programs. Ages 5-12. Schools-Schedule a FREE 1 hour trial session for the before/after school program.

Summer Camps will be held M-F from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at local Delaware Schools. The FEE is $165.00 per week.

Seeking Part-time, flexible, technology teachers to follow program curriculum working with up to 20 students in a computer lab.

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Brain Chase: Summer Learning Challenge
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Online Summer Program

Brain Chase is an online camp available to students in grades 2-8 across the US. Participants in the following states are eligible to win the buried treasure grand prize: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI and WY.

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CAMPER AGES: Grades 2-8


CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

Math, Technology, Academics, Computers, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Brain Chase is online - the participant that guesses the coordinates of the buried treasure first will be flown with one parent to dig up the treasure.

CAMP FACILITIES: NA - Camp is online

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 2014 by Austin parents Allan and Heather Staker, Brain Chase is the product of his filmmaking/tech background and her online education expertise. They are both Harvard-educated and their 5 children were the inspiration behind the creation of this revolutionary new summer program

Brain Chase is a 6-week summer learning challenge disguised as a massive global treasure hunt for 2nd−8th graders. A golden globe has been buried somewhere on earth – and it contains the key to a safe deposit box holding a $10,000 college scholarship fund. Participants who complete an hour of online summer learning activities each day will unlock secret animated webisodes that hold the clues to the globe’s whereabouts. Guess the treasure’s location first, and you’ll be the one on a plane to dig it up.

Enrollment is limited to the first 5,000 entrants.
Kickoff is June 30. Last registration July 18.

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CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Additional children from same household are half off for each registration.

OTHER CAMP INFO: You spend 10 months of every year in school, but much of that hard work likely vanishes during summer break. Who wants to do boring worksheets when school’s out? Brain Chase is a summer enrichment program that’s FUN. Action-packed animations, mysterious packages in the mail, and the hunt for buried treasure turn learning into an adventure. It’s FLEXIBLE. You’ll do the challenge when you want, where you want, and at your own pace. And it’s CUSTOMIZED. You get to work at your own level. - See more at: Our Camp Website Link:

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Kickoff is June 30, 2014.

Last chance to register is July 18, 2014.

$199 for first child, $100 for each additional child from the same household.

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International Science Camps in Iowa

Some of our Iowa Science Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each Iowa Science Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Science Programs for International Campers.

Google's Maker Camp
Available Online

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Online Camp
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CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

Science, Technology, Computers, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: The Google Makers Camp is entirely online.

The following participating locations are providing internet access for free as well:

Rhode island
Warwick Public Library

New Hampshire
Keene Public Library
Boys & Girls Club of Nashua

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston: Jordan Boys and Girls Club
Boston Museum of Science
Duxbury Free Library
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: A FREE summer camp for building, tinkering and exploring. Online and in your neighborhood!

Register here at Our Camp Website Link:

Each weekday morning, Maker will post a new project or activity on their Google+ page—30 things to make over six weeks. Each weekday afternoon at 2 PM, tune in to a live Google+ Hangout On Air to meet expert makers who create amazing things.

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Googles Maker Camp

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Iowa Science Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Iowa Science Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.

Camp Tanager Day Camp
Mount Vernon, Iowa

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1614 West Mount Vernon Road
Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314

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2309 C Street SW
Cedar Rapids,  IA. 52314


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Tanager offers 9 one-week themed day camp programs for kids 6-11 years! Campers will enjoy traditional camp activities while learning new skills and making new friends. Our highly trained staff put kids first helping them build skills and gain confidence in a safe and nurturing environment. Our 'Free to Choose' Electives program gives kids programming choice throughout the camp week.

Science, Technology, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Team Sports, and more. Gaga Ball, 9 Square

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Tanager is located 10 minutes from Cedar Rapids.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Tanager features 8 traditional wooden cabins for overnight campers, a heated outdoor pool, recreation/dining hall, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball field, sand volleyball court, gaga ball pits, wooded trail with creek and an archery range.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Tanager is celebrating it's 90th year. Our goal is to provide the best possible camp experience for our campers. Camp Tanager staff work with our campers to help them gain skill and independence, become better teammates and build on friendships within the cabin group. All staff go through a rigorous 6 day residential training program, are background checked and have completed CPR and First Aid prior to the campers arrival.

Weekly sessions begin June 12, 2017. Cost per camp session is $175/week. Early bird pricing through March 31 - save $15 per week.

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Des Moines, Iowa 50321

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