Adventure Day Camp

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A weeklong adventure takes place in four great locations across Dubuque. Activities include: the Four Mounds challenge ropes course, canoeing at the Mines of Spain, ecosystem adventures at Swiss Valley Nature Center and EB Lyons Interpretive Center, as well as swimming, creek stomping, hiking, team building, games, and arts and crafts projects.

Want to join us as a camp leader? Send inquiry to [email protected]

About the Camp:

The camp runs Monday through Friday, from approximately 9am-4pm, but we provide before-care starting at 8:00 and after-care until 4:30. Children are required to bring a sack lunch; all other supplies are provided by the camp. Convenient pick-up and drop-off locations are at Prescott School and Allison Henderson Park. Transportation to the camp activities and locations is provided by the camp. We maintain a high staff to camper ratio of 1:5.

Thanks to Ashley Stevens and

the Sandy Hook Tavern for their

financial and in-kind support

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the camp cost?

$145 per camper

What if I can’t afford it?

If you are an income-qualifying family and live in Dubuque, it is free. To see if you qualify, check out this link on the abridged brochure.

What ages can attend?

Children ages 7 through 13 can attend. (schedule to be added after finalization)

How many weeks can I sign my child up for?

Each child may only register for 1 week.

How many campers will be attending each week?

The camp is limited to 25 campers each week.

What is the schedule?

Ages 2018 Dates
9-11 June 11-15
10-12 June 18-22
7-9 July 9-13
8-10 July 16-20
11-13 July 23-27

What if there is a rain date? Will it be made up?

We will offer a make-up day if we have to cancel one or more days in a week, but we’ve made lots of changes during the camp day and schedule to prevent cancellations.

When can I sign my camper up?

On Monday, April 16th for income-qualified residents, registration will open at 9:00 a.m. at the Leisure Services Office at 2200 Bunker Hill. Financial assistance is available for children in need wishing to attend who are Dubuque residents.

Families who do not qualify for assistance and/or live outside Dubuque city limits can register starting on May 18th in the office at Lesisure Services. There is no online registration for this program.

How do I sign up?

Pick up a brochure at City Hall, Carnegie-Stout Library, the Port of Dubuque Marina or the Multicultural Family Center. Sign up at:

  • Stop by Leisure Services at
    2200 Bunker Hill Rd. (563) 589-4263, or
  • Stop by the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall
    50 W. 13th St.

Where can I get registration forms?

Click on these links:

What if I have additional questions? Who should I contact?

Please contact:
Jill Courtney
[email protected]

Dates to Remember for 2018: