Youth Summer Camp & High School Discovery Days

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Youth Summer Camps & High School Discovery Days

Iowa Western Community College will host students in grades 5th -12th grades for Summer Camps and Discovery Days in June and July!  Summer Camps and Discovery Days are offered on all sorts of topics for students including:  Art, Automotive, Aviation Maintenance, CDL, Choir, Culinary, Diesel Mechanics, EMS/Health, E-Sports, Girls in the Trades, Math, Nursing, Outdoor, Robotics, Trades, Welding and more!

Camps and Discovery Days are hosted at IWCC’s Council Bluffs, Cass County, Missouri Valley, Shelby County and Clarinda Center locations and will include fun, friends, and hands-on learning!  Full day offerings begin a $30 per day and include lunch.

Some of the classes at Iowa Western Continuing Education include:

  • Culinary Arts Discovery Days
  • Girls in the Trades 3D Design Summer Camp
  • Welding Discovery Days
  • E-Sports Summer Camp
  • Math Skills Summer Camp
  • And Many More!

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Available Courses

T/W/Th June 4, 24 - June 6, 24 9:00am-3:00pm Student Center 
Join Chef Nate for a multi-day Culinary Arts experience! Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on activities including knife safety and skills, station prep and sanitation, cooking and baking techniques, and much more! This program tuition includes a $15 fee for cut safe gloves that students will own.

This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th - 12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/04/24
End Date: 06/06/24
Seats Available: 14
Cost: $95
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday June 4, 2024 8:30am-4:00pm Kinney Hall
Join a fun filled day in our "girls only" 3D Design Summer Camp! Participants will receive an introduction to a variety of design software to create and then print a 3D project!
This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year! Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/04/24
End Date: 06/04/24
Seats Available: 6
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 8:30am-4:00pm Kinney Hall
Learn safety techniques and basic welding skills in this interactive "girls only" camp. Campers will learn welding safety, the different types of welding, and basic fabrication. Campers will finish a project to take home. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.  Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/05/24
End Date: 06/05/24
Seats Available: 8
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday, 6/11/24 - Wednesday, 6/12/24 9:00am - 3:00pm Clarinda 
Learn safety techniques and basic welding skills in this interactive discovery day. Participants will learn welding safety, the different types of welding, and basic fabrication. Participants will finish a project to take home. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-10th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date.  

Start Date: 06/11/24
End Date: 06/12/24
Seats Available: 12
Cost: $55
Location: Clarinda Center
   06/11/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday, June 11, 24 8:30am - 4:00pm Dodge Hall
Campers will have a variety of opportunities to improve their level of play through skill and strategy. From learning the ropes of competitive gaming to discovering the art of teamwork and strategic thinking, this summer camp provides an engaging balance of education and entertainment.

This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th - 8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/11/24
End Date: 06/11/24
Seats Available: 9
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/12/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Wednesday, June 12, 24 8:30am-4:00pm Student Center
Join Chef Nate as students learn about basic knife skills, pasta from scratch, savory sauces, and decadent desserts! This camp tuition includes a $15 fee for cut safe gloves that students will own. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/12/24
End Date: 06/12/24
Seats Available: 0
Cost: $45
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Monday, 6/17/24 - Tuesday, 6/18/24 9:00am - 3:00pm Clarinda 
Learn safety techniques and basic welding skills in this interactive camp. Campers will learn welding safety, the different types of welding, and basic fabrication. Campers will finish a project to take home. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/17/24
End Date: 06/18/24
Seats Available: 7
Cost: $55
Location: Clarinda Center
   06/18/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:00am-3:00pm, Dodge Hall
Participants will have a variety of opportunities to improve their level of play through skill and strategy. From learning the ropes of competitive gaming to discovering the art of teamwork and strategic thinking, this discovery day provides an engaging balance of education and entertainment. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date.   

Start Date: 06/18/24
End Date: 06/18/24
Seats Available: 14
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/18/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 & Thursday, June 20, 2024 Kinney Hall 8:30am-4:00pm
Welcome to the exciting world of Math Skills Summer Camp, where numbers come to life, and mathematical adventures await! Our 6th-8th grade Math Skills Summer Camp is designed to make learning mathematics and engaging and enjoyable experience for young minds. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.  Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/18/24
End Date: 06/20/24
Seats Available: 13
Cost: $55
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/18/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday, June 18, 24 8:30am-4:00pm 
Mix it, melt it, make it wiggle! Campers participating in this food-based chemical adventure will have a day filled with experiments that use edible ingredients!

This program is open to individuals who will be in 5th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/18/24
End Date: 06/18/24
Seats Available: 7
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/20/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Thursday, June 20, 2024 9:00am-3:00pm Looft Hall
Join us for an exciting Art Discovery Day designed exclusively for high school students! Participants will engage in hands-on activities working within a "Contemporary Trends Sculpture" theme. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. 

Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/20/24
End Date: 06/20/24
Seats Available: 14
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/25/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

T/W/Th June 25, 2024-June 27, 2024 9:00am-3:00pm Art Center
Join singers from other area high schools as we rehearse music for a public live performance at 3:00 on Thursday, June 27! Music will include both "popular" and "classical" styles. Singers may also have the opportunity to audition for solos that could be sung during the concert. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/25/24
End Date: 06/27/24
Seats Available: 60
Cost: $80
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

T/W/Th 6/25/2024-6/27/2024 9:00am-3:00pm
Diesel mechanics discovery day participants will learn shop safety, basic diesel engine theory and then head to the shop where they will use hands tools to assemble and adjust a heavy-duty diesel engine. When the engine is complete, participants will run their engine to verify the proper assembly and adjustment procedures while admiring their work. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date.  

Start Date: 06/25/24
End Date: 06/27/24
Seats Available: 8
Cost: $80
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:00am-3:00pm Missouri Valley
Learn safety techniques and basic welding skills in this interactive camp. Campers will learn welding safety, the different types of welding, and basic fabrication. Campers will finish a project to take home. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/25/24
End Date: 06/25/24
Seats Available: 3
Cost: $30
Location: Missouri Valley

June 28, 2024 Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm Aviation Center
Learn the fundamentals of flight and aircraft maintenance at this fun and informative discovery day! Learn the basics of sheet metal as well as maintaining and starting fixed wing aircraft. Explore basic electrical circuits, then get behind the yolk and get some flight time on our new RedbirdTM flight simulator. Drive rivets and build a custom aircraft grade aluminum name tag to remember your day! This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 06/28/24
End Date: 06/28/24
Seats Available: 7
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs
   07/09/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

July 9, 2024 Tuesday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Breaker Breaker calling all 9th to 12th graders... Do you dream of driving the big rigs on the open road? Now is your chance to take our Simulators for a test drive! Discovery day participants will learn rules of the road and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/09/24
End Date: 07/09/24
Seats Available: 12
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

July 9, 2024 Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm Harlan Shelby County Center
Learn safety techniques and basic welding skills in this interactive camp. Campers will learn welding safety, the different types of welding, and basic fabrication. Campers will finish a project to take home. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th - 8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/09/24
End Date: 07/09/24
Seats Available: 0
Cost: $30
Location: Harlan

July 9th-July 10, 2024 T/W 8:30am-4:00pm Kinney Hall
Put Science, technology, engineering, and math to practical us in building, programming, and problem-solving with VEX Robotics! This two day interactive camp will incorporate teamwork and skill building to take your VEX knowledge to the next level. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/09/24
End Date: 07/10/24
Seats Available: 2
Cost: $55
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Wednesday, July 10, 24 9:00am-3:00pm Council Bluffs Looft Hall
The Health & EMS Discovery Day will provide a look into the fields of Emergency Medical Services as well as Certified Nursing Assisting. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on experiences throughout their time on campus. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.  Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/10/24
End Date: 07/10/24
Seats Available: 16
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Thursday, July 11, 2024 9:00am-3:00pm Cass County Center Atlantic
Join an IWCC instructor for a fun filled day! Campers will learn about various healthcare professions and participate in a variety of of activities, including and assortment of hands on skills. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/11/24
End Date: 07/11/24
Seats Available: 10
Cost: $30
Location: Atlantic

Thursday, July 11. 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm Clarinda
Come join nursing instructors and students in a fun filled day! Campers will learn about the nursing profession and participate in a variety of activities, including an assortment of hands on nursing skills. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/11/24
End Date: 07/11/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $30
Location: Clarinda

Thursday, July 11, 2024 9:00am-3:00pm Shelby County Center Harlan
Join an IWCC Instructor for a fun filled day! Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on activities with a focus on automotive maintenance and technology. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/11/24
End Date: 07/11/24
Seats Available: 12
Cost: $30
Location: Harlan
   07/16/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday 7/16/24 8:30am-4:00pm Student Center
Join Chef Nate as students learn about basic knife skills, pasta from scratch, savory sauces and decadent desserts! This camp tuition includes a $15 fee for cut safe gloves that students will own.

This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th - 8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/16/24
End Date: 07/16/24
Seats Available: 8
Cost: $45
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Tuesday/Wednesday July 16-July 17, 24 9:00am-3:00pm Kinney Hall
Day 1 - Construction
Participants will learn about construction materials and methods and how to plan and safely manage a construction project. There will be hands-on experience opportunities, and each participant will use and practice their learned skills throughout the day while working together to build a construction project.                

Day 2 - Welding
Learn safety techniques and basic welding skills in this interactive discovery day. Participants will learn welding safety, the different types of welding, and basic fabrication.

This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th - 12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/16/24
End Date: 07/17/24
Seats Available: 10
Cost: $55
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   07/17/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 8:30am-4:00pm Council Bluffs 
The Health & EMS Summer Camp will provide a look into the fields of Emergency Medical Services as well as Certified Nursing Assisting. Campers will engage in a variety of hands-on experiences throughout their time on campus. This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th-8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date.  
 

Start Date: 07/17/24
End Date: 07/17/24
Seats Available: 13
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Thursday, July 18, 24 9:00am-3:00pm Cass County Center Atlantic
Mix it, melt it, make it wiggle! Campers participating in this food-based chemical adventure will have a day filled with experiments that use edible ingredients! This program is open to individuals who will be in 5th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/18/24
End Date: 07/18/24
Seats Available: 12
Cost: $30
Location: Atlantic

July 23-July 24, 2024 T/W 9:00am-3:00pm Kinney Hall
Put Science, technology, engineering, and math to practical us in building, programming, and problem-solving with VEX Robotics! This two day interactive camp will incorporate teamwork and skill building to take your VEX knowledge to the next level. This program is open to individuals who will be in 9th-12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/23/24
End Date: 07/24/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $55
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   07/23/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

T/W 8:30am-4:00pm 7/23-7/24/24 Kinney Hall
Day 1 - Construction
Campers will learn about construction materials and methods and how to plan and safely manage a construction project. There will be hands-on experience opportunities, and each participant will use and practice their learned skills throughout the camp while working together to build a construction project.                

Day 2 - Welding
Learn safety techniques and basic welding skills in this interactive camp. Campers will learn welding safety, the different types of welding, and basic fabrication.

This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th - 8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/23/24
End Date: 07/24/24
Seats Available: 6
Cost: $55
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

July 30th & 31, 2024 8:30am-4:00pm T/W
Join the fun at the IWCC Council Bluffs campus for this 2 day disc golf and outdoor adventures program! Participants will spend their mornings out on the disc gold range learning fundamentals, skills, and teamwork. Participants will then spend their afternoons engaged in a variety of hands on outdoor activities! This program includes a $15 fee for a disc golf and disc marker that students will own.

This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th - 12th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/30/24
End Date: 07/31/24
Seats Available: 11
Cost: $70
Location: Council Bluffs
   07/30/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

July 30, 24 Tuesday 8:30am-4:00pm
Mix it, melt it, make it wiggle! Campers participating in this food-based chemical adventure will have a day filled with experiments that use edible ingredients! This program is open to individuals who will be in 5th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Registrations close a week before class start date. 

Start Date: 07/30/24
End Date: 07/30/24
Seats Available: 12
Cost: $30
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   07/02/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Learn the fundamentals of Pickleball and get in the game! Campers will learn pickleball rules and strategies during this two day camp. Pickleball camp is morning hours only, lunch not included. Camp tuition includes a $7 fee for a Pickleball paddle and ball that campers will own.

This program is open to individuals who will be in 6th - 8th grade during the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM T/W Marshall Wellness Center C/B Campus

Start Date: 07/02/24
End Date: 07/03/24
Seats Available: 12
Cost: $32
Location: Council Bluffs Campus


Refunds: You may cancel your registration 5 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western’s Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check. A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for more details at ce@iwcc.edu.

Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where a minimum enrollment is not achieved. A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.

Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to $25.00 transfer fee. Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance. Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class. After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.