Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids

Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids

Register for KICK Summer Camps!

Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) are exciting and educational summer camps for youth ages 8-15. KICK camps are designed around career exploration and provide fun, hands-on activities that promise to develop and build key skills for future success.

No matter what career field kids want to explore, KICK camps are sure to be an unforgettable adventure full of inspiring accomplishments and new friends!

2021 camp information coming soon!

How to Register
Complete the registration form to register online or call 319-398-1022 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. any weekday.

Release/Waiver of Liability Form
One week prior to the start date of the camp(s) you are registered for, you'll receive an information packet containing a confirmation letter, parent/behavior policy letter, and a pink sheet that includes a release/waiver of liability, photo release, and transportation form. Parents or guardians should complete and return all forms as instructed. You may also download the form

Fees
Fees vary by camp. See individual descriptions.

Tuition Assistance
Every young life deserves to be enriched by the Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids experience. Using eligibility for the federal free school lunch program as qualification, Kirkwood Community College tuition assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis for participation in the KICK summer program. Apply for KICK tuition assistance with this form or call 319-398-5529 for an application.

Refund Policy
Refunds will be issued to learners who withdraw from camp at least one business day prior to the camp start date.  No credit will be issued for camps dropped on or after the camp start date.  To withdraw your registration, please call 319-398-1022.

Age Policy
All camps are for youth ages 8-15 unless specified in the camp description. No younger or older students will be admitted.

Supervision Policy
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian except when under the direct supervision of camp instructors or staff. Children may not be left unattended before camp, during the lunch period, or after camp. Students should be brought to their camp no earlier than 15 minutes before camp start time and picked up no later than 15 minutes after the camp end time.

Additional Information

Locations

Locations vary by camp. See individual descriptionsClick here for a map and directions to the Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids main campus. For off-campus camps, the address will be sent to you in your information packet.

Transportation
Students and their parents or guardians are responsible for transportation arrangements. Please drop off and pick up your student at assigned locations.

If your child has two camps in one day at different building locations, please fill out and submit the transportation form included in your mailed information packet.

Transportation is provided only within the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and NewBo areas. No transportation is offered between Cedar Rapids and Coralville, or vice versa.

What are you doing to protect my child during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We have decided that for the 2020 KICK session, we will be going completely virtual to help mitigate the risk of viral spread. Children can participate in our camps from the safety of their own home, with all extra camp materials provided to ensure a fun, educational experience.

My child is only seven but is very mature. Can I sign her up for one of your camps?
Unfortunately, we will not allow younger students to enroll in our camps.

Are there any special requirements to sign up for these camps?
Other than the minimum age requirements specified for each camp, all students are welcome to enroll.

My child has a morning camp that ends at 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon camp that starts that same day at 12:30 p.m., will there be supervision over the lunch break?
Upon your signature of our transportation waiver, we will provide supervision and make sure your child gets from camp to camp. Please provide a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.

NOTICE: The transportation waiver only covers travel among the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and NewBo class locations. We do NOT provide transportation traveling between Cedar Rapids and Coralville.

The camp my child wants is full, can you squeeze in just one more?
Unfortunately, if the camp is full, we cannot take any more students.  Please add your child to the camp waiting list and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

Is there a chance that the camp might be canceled?
All camps have a minimum number of students required. If the minimum is not met, you will be notified and will receive a full refund.

I’m not sure if we’ll be able to sign up for a certain camp until the last minute. Can we sign up at the door?
If the camp has openings, we will accept walk-ins. Please note that if the minimum enrollment has not been met the class will be canceled.  To check a camp's status, please call 319-398-1022.  A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the camp to sign appropriate forms and pay the registration fee.

Can I sit in on the camp with my child?
Adults will not be allowed to stay at the camp with students. If there are special circumstances, please contact the Camp Director, Amanda Weeks, at 319-398-1278 and we will evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis.

What if we need to drop out of a camp?
Refunds will be issued to learners who withdraw from camp at least one business day prior to the camp start date.  No credit will be issued for camps dropped on or after the camp start date.  To withdraw your registration, please call 319-398-1022.

I have a few questions about the camp I registered for. Do we need to bring anything? Where is it? I’m sure I’ll come up with more questions.
We will send an information packet one week prior to the start date of each camp. This should contain any information you need. If your questions are not answered, feel free to contact 319-398-1022.

What about permission forms and emergency contact information? Will I need to fill anything out?
During registration, a medical waiver must be completed.  One week prior to the start of the camp, you’ll receive an information packet in the mail that will contain the remaining required forms.

My child would really like to attend one of your camps, but we don’t have the money. Is funding available?
We have tuition assistance available for income-eligible families. To apply for tuition assistance, fill out the online application or call 319-398-5529 for an application.

Could I get some information on your camp faculty and staff?
All of the camp facilitators we have hired have teaching experience, whether as a local school teacher, Kirkwood faculty, or with Kirkwood Continuing Education. Many have led day camps through other organizations. Our camp staff has varying levels of experience from licensed teachers to babysitting. They are all CPR and First Aid certified.

How will you handle medical emergencies?
Our staff has been trained in CPR and First Aid.  In the event of an emergency, we will refer to the medical waiver completed at registration.

My child’s camp is over at 12:00 p.m. and I have to work until 2 p.m. Can he just stay at Kirkwood until I can pick him up?
For liability reasons, students will need to be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the camp has ended. Students can be dropped off 15 minutes prior to the start of camp.


Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

319-398-1022

contactce@kirkwood.edu