Guide to Summer Camps in the Quad Cities Area | 2024


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Nestled along the picturesque Mississippi River, our vibrant community offers a diverse array of summer camp experiences for children of all ages. From outdoor adventures exploring our lush parks to STEM-focused programs igniting young minds, there’s something for every interest and passion. Dive into a world of creativity, exploration, and friendship as you embark on unforgettable summer adventures in the Quad Cities!

The Quad Cities area is home to many summer camps. While our goal is to be inclusive and comprehensive, please understand that not all businesses may be listed here. If you wish to be featured, please reach out to us at

A special thank you to Camp Shalom and all of the featured businesses highlighted for their contribution to the creation of this guide. To find an extensive list of summer camps in the Quad Cities, simply scroll down.

Camp Shalom

camp shalom

The youth and families that enjoy Camp Shalom come from a variety of denominations, but they come together to explore what it means to be one in Christ.

Campers often do this without realizing it. They seem too busy having fun. Then you see their eyes at a campfire or hear them share their thoughts during a Bible study and realize they are discovering the depth of their faith.

When you pass through the entrance of Camp Shalom it’s as though you have entered a new world. The flatness of the prairie is lost in the twisting and turning of the camp road, you quickly find yourself surrounded by tall trees and rolling hills. It is a place of peace where the cares of the world melt away. The land itself invites the heart to explore something different in Christ.

Ages: going in grades 2-12
Cost:1/2 week $295 full week $550
Dates: June 9 through Aug 9
Hours: Overnight camp

6262 Caves Rd
Maquoketa, IA

(563) 323-2790

TimberNook @ Camp Kawnipi

TimberNook Greater Quad Cities is nestled on the edge of Scott and Muscatine Counties in Iowa, and just across the Mississippi River from Rock Island, Illinois. The space consists of 10 acres; half of which is restored Iowa prairie, and the other half, is hilly woodland. There is access to a small creek adjacent to the site. Opportunities abound for unlimited outdoor exploration and play.

Ages: 18 months – 14 years
Cost: $100 – $225
Dates: June 1 – July 26
Hours: Morning and all day

1777 Zeigler Ave
Blue Grass, Iowa 52726

(563) 349-6617

Art Academy at the Figge

figge art academy

Art Academy is the go-to place for art education in the Quad Cities. From its humble beginning of art lessons at Pat Bereskin’s kitchen table over 30 years ago, the program has grown and now serves 200+ students weekly. It is run by working artists and professional art educators passionate about passing on an artistic legacy to the next generation. Art Academy works to develop foundational and life skills among artists in our community of all ages.

Ages: Age 5 years through high school/adults
Cost:$150 for Figge Members | $165 for Non-Members
Dates: The week of June 3rd | Different camps are offered each week through August 1st
Hours: Part-time. The time of day depends on the camp

225 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801

(563) 508-4630

Girl Scouts

Nestled on 245 acres wooded acres in New Liberty, Iowa, Camp Liberty is a special place for all girls to explore the outdoors and just be themselves. Girl Scout summer camp is a unique space where girls with different backgrounds, abilities, and experiences come together to have fun and learn new skills.

Ages: 8-17 years
Cost: $230-$1,200
Dates: June 16-August 2
Hours: Full-week and mini sessions

940 Golden Valley Drive
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

(563) 823-9940

Family Museum

A hands-on children’s museum offering summer camps, dance classes, and more!

Ages: 3-10 years
Dates: Mid June – Early August
Hours: 1-2 hours

2900 Learning Campus Drive
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

(563) 344-4106

Lancer Productions

Lancer Productions is the theatre program at North Scott High School. We strive to provide a supportive, caring, and safe space for our students.

Ages: Rising Kindergartners through 8th Graders
Cost: $150
Dates: June 10-14, 2024
Hours: 8:45a – 12:00p

200 S 1st St
Eldridge, IA 52748

(563) 285-3247

Frogwarts School of Wizardry


Role play and creativity sleep-away summer camp with two, one-week sessions that focus on arts, stories, and drama.

Ages: 8-18
Cost: $595 per week
Dates: July 7-13; 14-20
Hours: full days & overnight

1505 Fairview Pl
Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 542-5452

Comprehensive List of QCA Summer Camps

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