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Growing Words Project May 24, 2021
Location Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Cost None (we pay the participants) Organization Growing Words Project Contact Jamie Klein-Packard Email Phone (866) 384-5827 Age Range Elementary

The Growing Words Project is a language development research lab with locations in both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Participants are paid $15/hour for taking part in our studies!

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Summit Summer Camps June 7, 2021
Time 8:30 AM Location Summit Schools Cost Various Enroll By Various Organization Summit Schools Contact Emily Fleming Email Phone (319) 294-2036 Age Range Elementary, Intermediate School

Summit Schools offers 8 weeks of academic, themed and recreational summer camps for Kindergarten-6th grade students June 7-July 30. Summit's weekly themed camps will be S.T.R.E.A.M.-based (Science, Technology, Reading/Writing, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and groups will be divided by age/grade.

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Summer Day Camps Linn County 2021 June 10, 2021
Location Linn County - various locations Cost $20 per day camp *financial assistance available Enroll By 2 weeks before day camp date Organization Linn County Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Contact Amy Schmitt D'Amico Email Phone (319) 377-9839 Age Range Elementary, Intermediate School

Iowa State Extension and Outreach Linn County 4-H is offering quality summer day camps in our community. The day-long camps are educational, interactive, and sure to keep your child's attention! Find the registration details here:

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Playtime Poppy’s Summer Theatre Adventure 2021 Auditions June 13, 2021
Time 1:00 PM Location National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library Cost Free Enroll By 6/13/2021 Organization Playtime Poppy Children's Theatre Contact Lynn Jensen Email Phone (319) 360-8228 Age Range Elementary, Intermediate School, Middle School

June 13 auditions will be held for cast and crew for the Children's Theatre production The Golem of Prague: A Story of Danger, Bravery, and a Little Magic: Stand Up for Those You Love Cast and crew will attend morning rehearsal sessions at National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library July 12-

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Summer Camps at Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio June 14, 2021
Location Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio Cost $24--$140 Organization Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio Contact 329 10th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids Iowa 52401 Email Phone (319) 365-9644 Age Range Elementary, Intermediate School

Celebrating our 13th year of Summer Camps! Drop off the kids for our multi-day Summer Camps or single-day Workshops this Summer. Face coverings are required for all campers and camp staff. Check online for Summer Camp dates and to register at

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Kid Innovator Entrepreneurial Summer Camp June 21, 2021
Location Online Cost Iowa Students: $100 before April 9th, $125 after April 9th Enroll By 06/11/2021 Organization University of Iowa Jacobson Institute's Kid Innovator Camp Contact Jennifer Jacobson Email Phone (319) 335-2204 Age Range Elementary, Intermediate, Middle Schools

June 21 - June 25, 9am-12pm June 28 - July 2, 1pm-4pm Iowa campers pay $100 when registered and paid in full by April 9th. (Cost increases to $125 after April 9th)

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Summer Art Camp June 21, 2021
Time 8:30 AM Location Lowe Park Cost $80.00 Enroll By 05/28/2021 Organization Marion Parks and Recreation Contact Michael Brandt Phone (319) 447-3590 Age Range Elementary, Intermediate School, Middle School

Art Camps for students in 2nd through 8th grade

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Write Now: 175 Word Micro Story Contest July 12, 2021
Time 9:00 AM Location Virtual Cost Free Organization University of Iowa Center for Advancement Contact Kate Sojka Email Phone (319) 467-3884 Age Range Elementary, High School, Intermediate School, Middle School

Keep your creative juices flowing this summer by entering a micro story contest. Your task will be to write a story using 175 words or less around a provided theme that will be announced on Monday, July 12. No cost to enter. Open to students in Grades 3rd-12th. Website:

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