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Campus Address
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Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

2023 Summer Camps coming soon!


The following listings are local summer camps and programs with confirmed openings for summer 2022, as of 5/19/2022. Please click on the linked text below for details about specific programs. 

UI Summer Camps

Iowa Young Writer's Studio

The Summer Residential Program occurs twice each summer, once in June and once in July, for a 2-week session. 

The Iowa Young Writers' Studio offers 6-week online creative writing courses for high school students twice every year! We offer the online courses for 6 weeks every spring (semester), mid-January through late February, and every summer, late June through early August.

Owned by the state of Iowa and operated through the Board of Regents, Lakeside Lab seeks to provide science classes and research opportunities for university students, and offer Outreach Programs and provide services through the state universities.

Junior Scholars Academy is a summer commuter program designed specifically for bright elementary and middle school students who want to thoroughly explore a topic - all while having fun with other kids who share their enthusiasm for learning. Students from 3rd to 8th grade with a deep curiosity, a love of learning, or a lot of talent in a particular area will feel right at home in JSA. Classes run from 9am - 4pm every day for a full week - and these aren't just any regular classes! With past options like Harry Potter, STEAM, Mixed Media Art, Engineering, Virtual Reality, Programming (and more!), we're sure to have something for any curious kid.

The Workshop for Young Writer's  is an amazing opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to learn and grow as writers. Explore new and familiar genres, strengthen your writing technique, receive individualized feedback on your work, and enjoy a community of young authors who will stretch you as a writer. The WFYW will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Class will be taught synchronously (live with in-person instructors; no recordings) to make the experience as engaging as possible.

The Perry Research Scholars Institute (PRSI) is an academic summer program for students in grades 9-10. PRSI students spend their days with a backstage pass to cutting edge facilities and spaces at a major research institution. They'll hear from University of Iowa faculty researchers and their teams about how the research process works, the many different ways that research can look, and the ways they can pursue a research career.

The Iowa Summer Music Camps (ISMC) offers students musical training and experience beyond what may be available in their home schools, including group instruction, master classes, and classroom instruction in many phases of instrumental music. The entire program, together with a preview of life on a major university campus, is a valuable experience for young people, not only in music but also in human relations.