No School? No Problem!
Summit presents Learning Extensions Camps on many of the area school district in-service days! Don't let your kids sit around getting bored on these "days off." Instead sign them up for a "day on" of hands-on learning at various locations around Cedar Rapids and Marion. We've partnered up with local professionals for these In-Service Day Camps.
There are no more Learning Extensions Camps scheduled in the 2018/19 academic year due to makeup snow days.
Referral discount ($5 for each Summit friend; $10 for each non-Summit friend; new Learning Extensions Camp registrants only) and sibling discount ($4 off each additional child registration) are available. Discounts available up to the cost of the event. Students are eligible for both discounts but referral and sibling discount cannot be applied to the same new registrant. A 50% refund will be given if your child is ill and cannot attend the camp. No refunds will be issued if your child attends the camp and is sent home ill. For more information, please e-mail us.
What does a day in the life of a kid at Learning Extensions camp look like?
After getting everyone together and making sure we all know how to stay safe and have fun, we'll start our day as a full group preparing our brains and bodies for a great day. This usually includes some yoga, stretching, dancing and maybe singing.
We've created clay masterpieces on the pottery wheel at The Ceramics Center. We've explored Squaw Creek and Indian Creek Nature Center. We've practiced yoga on Lowe Park's Klopfenstein Amphitheater and taken a scavenger hunt through Lowe's gardens. We've experienced different languages, traditional dress and dance styles with Kirkwood Community College's International Program's students. We've composted with NewPi's SoilMates. We've designed our own barn quilts and listened to folk and fairy tales from local storyteller Darrin Crow. We've traveled on a learning safari with the African American Museum of Iowa. We've examined prairie restoration with Native Landscaping. We've given back to the community through a service project for the Catherine McAuley Center. We've sampled our way through yummy apple activities with the ISU Extension & Outreach Program. We've coded with Imagination Iowa's Coder DoJo Program. We've made healthy snacks in the Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen at NewBo City Market.
We keep the day fluid, allowing students to move around, meet new friends in their groups and break for snacks and fresh air.
Every camp has a different theme and location! Be sure to check back for the latest camp information.