Summer Blast Day Camp

Experienced staff lead this camp for youth entering grades 1 through 6 grades.  Youth will be with friends experience fun activities and interesting opportunities. While campers will have a blast, parents give this program rave reviews!


Camp days begin and end at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, with many off-site activities throughout the day. Morning activities will include arts, crafts, play games, character education, library visits and free time to read. Afternoons are filled with swimming at the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and out of town field trips on Wednesdays. 

The Summer School Lunch Program is utilized, when available. Children must bring their lunch when this lunch program is not provided (after August 10, 2018). 

Marshalltown Park and Rec is a registered daycare and accepts Iowa Child Care Assistance.  Camp is held Monday – Friday and does not provide a daily drop-in option.


To enroll, complete a Summer Blast Enrollment Form (sorry, no online enrollment is available). A current immunization record for your child is required and the doctor / clinic may fax the record to (641) 754-5728. You may purchase an Aquatic Center Season Pass, which provides a weekly Summer Blast savings when attending most weeks.


2018 details will be finalized after the last day of Marshalltown School is known.

Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: June 6 to August 17 (no camp Wednesday, July 4)
Times: 7:45 am to 5 pm (Early drop-off: 6:45 to 7:45 am with a $5 weekly fee)
Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 20 West State Street (West Door)
Cost: $85* per week per child (includes a t-shirt) (excludes some additional trip fees)
Discount: With purchase of an Aquatic Center season pass, receive a $10 discount each week
Early drop-off: $5 per week (6:45 to 7:45 am)
Pick up Time: 5 pm (to avoid a $5 late pick-up fee)
Weekly Enrollment: Fees must be received by 4:30 pm Thursday to avoid a $10 late payment fee to attend the following week


Aquatic Center Season Pass Discount - With the purchased of a season Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center pass for your child (children or family), receive a $10 discount each week from the weekly Summer Blast enrollment fee. See the Aquatic Season Pass information and Aquatic Season Pass form.
Early Drop Off - please communicate your use of early drop-off each and every enrollment week
Swim Lessons - Summer Blast will transport participants to 9 am swim lessons during Weeks 6 and 7 (July 9 - 19); and/or Weeks 9 and 10 (July 30 to August 9). Swim Lesson cost during Summer Blast is $50, which includes the $8 transportation fee. A Summer Blast staff member remains at the pool during the lesson.
Trips with added fee: Coming Soon


Week 1 - June 6 to 8
Week 2 - June 11 to 15
Week 3 - June 18 to 22
Week 4 - June 25 to 29
Week 5 - July 2 - 3, 5 - 6 (4 days only, not July 4)
Week 6 - July 9 to 13
Week 7 - July 16 to 20
Week 8 - July 23 to 27
Week 9 - July 30 to August 3
|Week 10 - * August 6 to 10
Week 11 - August 13 to 17

Out of town trips are scheduled on Wednesdays.  Trips being planned include Palmer’s Family Fun; The Iowa Children’s Museum; Perfect Games; The Playstation; Sky Zone; Blank Park Zoo; Field of Dreams; Adventureland and the Iowa State Capital.  Weeks marked with an asterisk (*) require additional trip fees.