Summer Camps

Explore summer camp options at Northeast Iowa Community College!


Virtual Camps

Even in today's world, summer can still be full of fun. Join NICC and its troupe of virtual summer camp instructors to create your own summer adventure. Virtual "summer camp" classes will be offered through zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a variety of topics. After completing each class, campers will earn a badge for their Summer Adventure Certificate. Will you collect them all?

Scholarships are available upon request. Please apply for assistance before registering for any class. Scholarships are limited and will be awarded by need on a first-come basis. Please email walsh-weitzk@nicc.edu with any questions.

Camps for Ages 6-8

Make Your Own Trail Mix - June 16, 10-10:45 a.m. - Summer is the time for snacking! Make sure you have some new options by creating a customized trail mix. You'll learn about good personal and kitchen sanitation, and how to use basic measurements. So gather up some yummy crunchy things and let's get mixing. You'll get to tell us about your personalized recipe at the end. Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Get Your Robot On! - June 18, 10-10:45 a.m. - Join us as you become the robot for this session. Wear a robot costume and get ready to be programmed! You will get to follow a robot program and create a program for the other robots in the session to follow. Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Yoga - June 23, 10-10:45 a.m. - Yoga is not just for adults. Kids age 6-8 can really benefit from it, too! Not only is it good for your body – it’s great for calming and focusing your mind. So join us to learn some stretching techniques and fun poses you can do anytime! Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Card Making - June 25, 10-10:45 a.m. - During this time when we can’t always show our feelings with a hug, what better way to send a little love than with a handmade card? Kids will learn different techniques for making cards. Gather the supplies you have on hand and follow along to create some beautiful homemade cards you will be proud to give or send! Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Lego Mania - June 30, 10-10:45 a.m. - Find out what you can create with all the time and Legos you have! Your imagination will be your only limit. Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Spanish - July 2, 10-10:45 a.m. - ¡Hola! ¿Como estas? ¡Adios! Wouldn't it be fun to communicate in another language! Learn some phrases in Spanish and a fun Spanish song! Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

S'mores Pops - July 7, 10-10:45 a.m. - Sometimes you just crave s'mores but you can't build a campfire to make them. Never fear! We've got a fun twist on the classic recipe. While you're following along with the instructor, you'll be learning about good personal and kitchen sanitation, and how to use basic measurements. You'll end up with a mouth-watering yummy s'mores treat you can make whenever the craving strikes. Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Take Flight: Paper Airplanes - July 9, 10-10:45 a.m. - Ever wonder how things fly, like hot air balloons, rockets or airplanes? Make some paper airplanes and see which takes the best flight! Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Fluffy Slime - July 14, 10-10:45 a.m. - Join us as we experiment to find the perfect recipe for slime! We will work together to ensure the perfect texture - not too slimy or sticky. Students will be able to help problem solve to create a consistency that they like. Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Drawing and Doodling - July 16, 10-10:45 a.m. - Do you love to draw? Join veteran art teacher, Rachelle Branum for some guided doodling time. Grab some paper, a pencil and a marker, then buckle up as your imagination takes flight. Open to students ages 6-8. Register online.

Camps for Ages 9-12

Take Flight: Paper Airplanes - June 16, 1-1:45 p.m. - Ever wonder how things fly, like hot air balloons, rockets or airplanes? Make some paper airplanes and see which takes the best flight! Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Can You Escape? - June 18, 1-1:45 p.m. - Put on your thinking cap and get ready to solve your way out of the virtual classroom. Collaborate to find clues and keys to open the door! Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Homemade Energy Bars - June 23, 1-1:45 p.m. - Are you tired of eating the same old snack all the time? Well, we can fix that! Gather up the necessary supplies and follow along with our NICC Wellness Manager as she demonstrates how to make some delicious, healthy energy bars. Once you learn how to make them yourself you’ll be able to whip up a quick and easy snack anytime! Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Lego Mania - June 25, 1-1:45 p.m. - Find out what you can create with all the time and Legos you have! Your imagination will be your only limit. Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Breakfast Time Fun - June 30, 1-1:45 p.m. - Isn't it fun to get in the kitchen and create something yourself? Join Angela & Carolyn to make a classic breakfast dish called 'toad in the hole'! Note: Please ask an adult to assist with safely cooking on a stove. Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Latin Inspired Dance Workout: Zumba - July 2, 1-1:45 p.m. - Get rocking in this high energy, dance fitness class. Break down steps to learn the moves! Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Spanish - July 7, 1-1:45 p.m. - ¡Hola! ¿Como estas? ¡Adios! Wouldn't it be fun to communicate in another language! Learn some phrases in Spanish and a fun Spanish song! Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Make Your Own Pizza - July 9, 1-1:45 p.m. - Get into the kitchen and make something yummy! Join Angela & Carolyn to make your own pizza! Note: Please ask an adult to assist with safely cooking on a stove. Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Fluffy Slime - July 14, 1-1:45 p.m. - Join us as we experiment to find the perfect recipe for slime! We will work together to ensure the perfect texture - not too slimy or sticky. Students will be able to help problem solve to create a consistency that they like. Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.

Drawing and Doodling - July 16, 1-1:45 p.m. - Do you love to draw? Join veteran art teacher, Rachelle Branum for some guided doodling time. Grab some paper, a pencil and a marker, then buckle up as your imagination takes flight. Open to students ages 9-12. Register online.


Virtual Progressive Agriculture Safety Days

June 18, July 9, or August 5, 10 a.m.-Noon
Via Zoom

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The purpose of these one-day events is to teach students to stay safe on farms and at home with a variety of age-appropriate lessons. Topics may include ATV safety, machinery safety and more. Youth who live on a farm, work on a farm or visit a farm are encouraged to attend.

Open to children ages 4-12. Registration is required. Space is limited.

For more information contact the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) at 888.844.6322 or safetyday@nicc.edu.

Please note: A date will be scheduled following each virtual event for participants to pick up their t-shirts and take-home bags.


Calmar Camps

NICC for Kids

August 3-5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Calmar Campus

Your kids won’t stop talking about the fun classes they will participate in during this three-day camp. Classes introduce kids to new ideas and concepts in a fun and interactive way. NICC for Kids provides a positive, creative learning environment everyone will enjoy! Lunch and snacks are included.

Open to students entering grades 2-4 in the fall. Download the Calmar NICC For Kids Brochure 2020 or the NICC for Kids Scholarship Application.

For more information contact Krista Weitz, Program Manager, at 844.642.2338, ext. 3139.


Oelwein Camps

Coding for Kids

July 13-15, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
RAMS/Oelwein Center

This camp is a fun and interactive way to introduce students to advanced technology skills, such as programming, problem solving, and logic, by creating programs with sequencing, loops and events. Students will investigate different problem-solving techniques and learn how to respond to cyber bullying. They will even get to program a robot!

Open to students entering grades 3-4 in the fall.

Register online. For more information contact Terri Rubner, RAMS/Oelwein Center Director, at 844.642.2338, ext. 5700.

Ride the Waves

July 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
RAMS/Oelwein Center

Ride the Waves provides a fun, hands-on learning environment for students to explore the physical science principles of fluid flow and waves. Sessions include brand new, interactive classroom and laboratory experiments! On the last day of camp, students will enjoy experiencing the concepts they have learned during the week at Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo.

Open to students entering grades 5-6 in the fall.

Register online. For more information contact Terri Rubner, RAMS/Oelwein Center Director, at 844.642.2338, ext. 5700.

Learn! Create! Innovate! An Introduction to Manufacturing

July 13-16, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Regional Tech Complex, Oelwein

This camp is for students interested in exploring what manufacturing is and learning about careers in manufacturing. Students will get hands-on experience working with basic manufacturing equipment, see different types of manufacturing and tour a local manufacturer. Finally, students will get to work on small manufacturing products that they will be able to take home with them to wow their parents and friends!

The camp is open to any student entering grades 7-9 in the fall.

Register online. For more information contact Terri Rubner, RAMS/Oelwein Center Director, at 844.642.2338, ext. 5700.


Peosta Camps

Kids on Campus

July 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Peosta Campus

Your kids won't stop talking about the fun classes and crazy experiments they will participate in during this weeklong camp. Classes introduce kids to new ideas and concepts in a fun and interactive way. Kids on Campus provides a positive, creative learning environment everyone will enjoy! Lunch and snacks are included.

Open to students entering grades 2-7 in the fall. Download the Peosta Kids on Campus Brochure 2020.

For more information contact Krista Weitz, Program Manager, at 844.642.2338, ext. 3139.


Waukon Camps

Kids in the Kitchen: Junior Chef

July 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Waukon Center

Designed for kids entering 3-7 grade, this camp experience places an emphasis on having fun in the kitchen. Kid-friendly kitchen tips, sanitation, safety and proper use of basic tools and equipment will be demonstrated. Your child will also learn measurements, how to read and follow recipes and to manage time. Working together, all participants will make simple, kid-approved recipes and, of course, sample the results. Be ready to cook with your kid, because he or she will come home with several recipes to help prepare, plus a whole lot of enthusiasm! Lunch will be provided.

Open to students entering grades 3-7 in the fall. Limited to 20 students per session.

Register online for June or July. For more information contact Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center Director, at 844.642.2338, ext. 6700.

Build Your Own Business

July 28-29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Waukon Center

Shark Tank! No, really - do you have a great idea you’d like to turn into a business? Then this two day camp is your shot at a Shark Tank-style experience where you can learn basic business concepts and vocabulary, create a business plan, and pitch your ideas in a presentation to young entrepreneurs from the area. They will share their business stories and help you learn everything from a proper greeting handshake to good customer service skills to building a professional business card.

Open to students entering grades 4-6 in the fall. Space is limited to 16 students.

Register online. For more information contact Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center Director, at 844.642.2338, ext. 6700.

Healthcare Faces of the Future

August 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Waukon Center

Calling all kids who want to be a nurse, paramedic, doctor or other health professional! Spend an action-packed day experiencing what these careers are like. You'll have a chance to work with manikins in a health lab setting and try lots of interactive, hands-on activities that health professionals do every day. You'll also be visited by guest speakers from local healthcare facilities who can tell you what it's really like to work in their fast-paced, fascinating jobs.

Open to students entering grades 2-5 in the fall. Space is limited to 20 students.

Register online. For more information contact Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center Director, at 844.642.2338, ext. 6700.