Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids

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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!

Update 6/2/21: Please view the KICK FAQ below for updated COVID protocol information for our camps!

 

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Our Summer 2021 KICK schedule is here! Take a look at the full brochure or our at-a-glance sheets by location.

View the Brochure

At-A-Glance Schedules

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, and photo release. Parents or guardians should complete and return all forms as instructed. You may also download the form

Note: For Summer 2021, transportation among Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and NewBo between morning and afternoon camps will not be provided.

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, KICK tuition assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis limited to one camp, per child, per school year (7/1 – 6/30). 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.

Health Policy
Please view our KICK health and safety protocols by scrolling down to the FAQ section below. Last updated 6/2/21.

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.

UPDATE 4/12/21: Transportation among Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and NewBo areas will NOT be available for 2021 summer camps due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 

What are KICK's COVID-19 protocols?
Update 6/2/21: In keeping with recent CDC guidelines and Kirkwood Community College virus protocols, the following policies will be in effect during the KICK 2021 summer sessions:

  • Child and guardian will need to check in and out with a KICK staff member each day of the camp.
  • There will be a reduced total number of students per camp to maintain social distancing.
  • All rooms will be sanitized before and after each camp.
  • Supervised lunch breaks will be held outdoors (weather permitting).
  • Children under 12 and those not vaccinated are highly encouraged to wear a mask. Per recent updates, the CDC no longer advises those who are vaccinated to wear a mask. Anyone can wear a mask if they feel more comfortable doing so.
  • Masks and sanitizers are available in all buildings where camps are held.
  • Children are encouraged bring a water bottle; however, we ask that the bottle can close completely and does not leak. Soda/pop is not allowed.
  • Transportation between separate buildings and among Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and NewBo areas between morning and afternoon camps WILL NOT be provided.
  • Additional online camps have been added to participate from home.


Additional guidelines can be found at www.kirkwood.edu/cecovidguidelines. Call us at 319-398-1022 with any questions.

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?

We will provide supervision and make sure your child gets from camp to camp within the same building. Please provide a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.

NOTICE: Transportation among Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and NewBo between morning and afternoon camps will NOT be available for 2021 summer camps due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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