Summer Day Camps

Youth Summer Programs

Coralville Parks and Recreation offers several summer day camps for youth: 

 All-Day Camps 

  • SPARK: For youth who have completed kindergarten through entering sixth grade; Monday-Friday, all day.
  • Trail Trekkers: For youth entering sixth through ninth grades; Monday-Thursday, all day. 

Partial-Day Camps

  • CCPA Theater Camps: Age range varies by week; Monday-Friday, part day.
  • Specialty Camps:Age range varies by week; Monday-Friday, part day.

  1. SPARK (K-6)
  2. Trail Trekkers (Grades 6-9)
  3. Specialty Camps (K-6)
  4. Theater (K-12)

SPARK Day Camp (Grades K-6)

General Information
(updated February 1, 2024)

AboutSPARK (Summer Park and Rec Kids) up your child's summer at Coralville Parks and Recreation's weekly themed summer camps!
AgeChildren who have completed kindergarten through entering sixth grade
Dates9 weekly sessions, June 10 - August 9, 2024
  • 8:15 am-4:30 pm (basic)
  • 7:30 am-5:30 pm (early/late option)
ActivitiesFavorite field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, playground time, gym games, and "mind time" curriculum. 
  • North: Van Allen Elementary
  • Central: Coralville Recreation Center / S.T. Morrison Park
  • South: Borlaug Elementary
Cost Per Week
  • Basic camp (8:15-4:30 pm): $215 per week residents/$225 non-residents
  • Early/late camp (7:30 am-5:30 pm): Additional $30 per week
  • Additional field trip fees (4 sessions): $35
Discount10% discount per child, if registered for six (6) or more weekly sessions.
ScholarshipsLimited scholarships available each week. Contact the Coralville Recreation Center at 319.248.1750 or email regarding eligibility and how to apply. Scholarship spots fill up quickly.
RegistrationRegister on a week-by-week basis (register for just the weekly sessions needed). Partial week registrations are not available.

Beginning Friday, March 1, 2024, the following registration information will be available to current families and the public:

*These document links will not work until March 1, when registration information is officially available.

Beginning Friday, March 29, 2024, staff will start entering registrations in the following order:

  1. All current BASP families who have submitted registration forms will be entered first.
  2. Then, all public registrations received up to that point will be entered.
  3. Registrations will be put on a waiting list on a first-come, first-served order once all spots for each location are filled.
Learn MoreContact Coralville Parks and Recreation, 319.248.1750
AccommodationsParents of children with disabilities, language barriers, or children requiring special arrangements such as medication or behavior plans, should contact the Recreation Program Supervisor/Coordinator at the time of registration or at least 2 weeks prior to attending camp. The Recreation Program Supervisor and parent(s)/guardian(s) will determine a plan to accommodate the child in a safe and positive format.

Please keep in mind your child should be able to function in a 1 adult to 10 children ratio.

Apply to Be a Junior Leader

Youth entering 8th grade or older may apply to be a SPARK Junior Leader. Junior Leaders serve approximately 15 hours per week as role models for campers and gain leadership skills.  Applications are due by May 6, 2024.

Junior Leader Application (Download PDF)