Summer Day Camps

Youth Summer Programs

Coralville Parks and Recreation offers several summer day camps for youth: 
All Day Camps
  • SPARK: For youth who have completed kindergarten through entering sixth grade; Monday-Friday, all day.
  • Trail Trekkers: For youth entering sixth through ninth grades; Monday-Thursday, all day. 
Partial Day Camps

  • CCPA Theater Camps: Age range varies by week; Monday-Friday, part day.
  • Specialty Camps: Age range varies by week; Monday-Friday, part day.

  1. SPARK (Grades K-6)
  2. Trail Trekkers (Grades 6-9)
  3. Specialty Camps (Grades K-6)
  4. Theater (Grades K-12)

SPARK Day Camp & SPARK Academy (Grades K-6)

General Information
About SPARK (Summer Park and Rec Kids) up your child's summer at Coralville Parks and Recreation's weekly themed summer camps!
Age Completed kindergarten through entering sixth grade
Days Monday-Friday
Dates Weekly sessions
  • SPARK Day Camp: June 1-July 24, 2020 (no camp on July 3, 2020)
  • SPARK Academy: July 27-August 7, 2020
  • 8:15 am-4:30 pm (basic)
  • 7:00 am-5:30 pm (extended day option)
  • SPARK Day Camp: Arts and crafts, gym games, field trips, library, swimming
  • SPARK Academy: Choose Sports & Wellness or Arts Academy; field trips, library, swimming
Locations SPARK Day Camp:
  • Central (Coralville Recreation Center and S.T. Morrison Park, 1506 8th St., Coralville)
  • North (Van Allen Elementary School, 170 Abigail Ln., North Liberty)
  • South (Borlaug Elementary School, 1000 Kennedy Pkwy., Coralville)
SPARK Academy:
  • Days begin and end at the Coralville Recreation Center
Cost SPARK Day Camp (June 1-July 24, 2020)
  • Basic camp (8:15 am-4:30 pm): $185 per week residents / $195 per week non-residents
  • Add $25 per week: extended day option (7:00 am-5:30 pm)
  • Additional field trip fee applies to some weeks
SPARK Academy (July 27-August 7, 2020)
  • Basic camp (8:15 am-4:30 pm) $195 per week residents / $205 per week non-residents
  • Add $25 per week: extended day option (7:00 am-5:30 pm)
Both Camps:
SPARK Day Camp (June 1-July 24, 2020)
SPARK Academy (July 27-August 7, 2020)
Learn More Contact Coralville Parks and Recreation, 319.248.1750

How to Register

  1. Forms available by February 28, 2020 online, at the Coralville Recreation Center, or the respective campus location.  
  2. Registration Dates:
    Families currently enrolled in Coralville Parks & Recreation BASP programs have priority and will be enrolled first.
    General Public: Registrations will be accepted after April 1, 2020 based on availability of sessions on a first come, first serve basis
  3. Submit registration at the Coralville Recreation Center or respective campus location. 
  4. Confirmation e-mails will be sent when registration is complete. If a session is closed, parents will be notified by the Recreation Program Supervisor/Coordinator.

Apply to Be a Junior Leader*

Youth entering grades 7-9 may apply to be a SPARK Junior Leader. Junior leaders have a very important role at SPARK Day Camps. Campers look up to them for support and guidance, while gaining leadership skills as they lead by example.

Junior leaders serve 15-25 hours per week; scheduling is based upon program need. Applications must be returned by April 30, 2020. Junior Leader Application (Download PDF)

*The Junior Leader Program is designed to teach adolescents responsibility and the value of service. This program is not designed to provide a child-care service nor all day supervision for your child.