Northwest Iowa Summer Camps

Summer Camps are offered throughout Cherokee, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola and Sioux Counties in Northwest Iowa!

 
Our 2020 Summer Camp booklet will be released and registration will open in the spring. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook pages for more information. 
 
Our 2019 Summer Camp offerings included STEM, Robotics, Cooking and the Arts, and county-specific camps.
 
View the full 2019 Summer Camp booklet (ENGLISH) (SPANISH). 
 
Also, here is a helpsheet for registering for 2019 camps as we are using a new registration system this year. If you have questions after reviewing the helpsheet, please call or stop into your local ISU Extension and Outreach county office. 
 
Remember, camps are limited to a certain number of participants, so register early to guarantee your child's spot(s). All camps must be registered and paid for online. If you are unable to register online, stop into your local ISU Extension and Outreach office to register. 
 
Please note that refunds will not be given unless a camp is cancelled. 
 

 
County-Specific Camp Details
 
Lyon County:
 
Growing in the Garden
Let's get to work in the garden! Join us this summer for weekly hands-on activities in the garden. Bring home fresh produce from our garden, too. Volunteers needed. Limit 10 youth per section. 
 
Completed 1st through 3rd grade
Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 31, August 7, 14
9:00-10:00 a.m. OR 10:30-11:30 a.m.
ISU Home Demonstration Garden, Lyon County Fairgrounds, Rock Rapids
Cost: $30 
 
Other Special Dates:
May 29 : 3:30-5:00 p.m. - Garden Planting Day
July 24 : 5:15-6:00 p.m. - Lyon County Fair Garden Tour
September 25 : 3:30-5:00 p.m. - Garden Clean Up Day
 
Osceola County:
 
Photography Rocks!
Take your photography skills to a higher altitude as we climb through Palisades State Park and camp overnight. Practice new photography trends with hands-on rock exploration, create your own rock frame and participate in fireside fun!
 
Completed 4th grade and older
August 8-9: Noon (8th)-Noon (9th)
Palisades State Park, Garretson, SD
Cost: $25 
 
Sioux County: 
 
Explore Medicine Camp hosted with Sioux Center Hospital
Come explore the medical field with real doctors, nurses and other hospital staff! Learn about emergency care, surgery, laboratory work, physical therapy and x-rays. Bring your swim suit, towel and bag for the therapy pool! T-shirt and snack included. Limit 15 youth.  
 
Completed 6th through 8th grade
August 5-8 : 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
Sioux Center Hospital
Cost: $20
 

 
If you have additional questions regarding summer camps, please contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach office
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