Summer Blast Day Camp

Summer Blast is back at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  The newly renovated facility is open and ready for summer camp.

Parents should fill out the required registration form and submit to the Parks and Rec office.  Only 125 spots per week.  Register early as spots are only reserved with payment for that week.   Summer Blast will not be accepting DHS Childcare Assistance.

Summer Blast is lead by experiences staff and available for youth entering grades K through 6.  See the Summer Blast Day Camp Family/Parent Handbook with important details to know. Due to the mask mandate proclamation, face masks will be required until further notice.

2021 Available Weeks of Summer Blast

Summer Blast Weeks

Parent Handbook


Participants will be with friends and make new friends, experience fun activities and have interesting opportunities.  Morning activities will include visits to a park, visits to the library, arts, crafts, playing games, character education, STEM activities and free time to read. Afternoons are filled with swimming at the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center, games and activities in the gym, and out of town Special Activity trips each Wednesday - departure and return times vary.  Participants will have a blast!  Parents give this program great reviews!

Lunches in the summer are provided by the Marshalltown Community School District.  Lunch is provided on site at 11:00 a.m. daily and packed lunches are provided for Wednesday trips. If the camper brings a lunch, please remember there is no refrigeration available for lunches, so please plan accordingly.


To register, complete a Summer Blast registration form and submit completed form to 

Registration Form (Please SAVE the document to your computer, open it from your computer to fill out , save again and email to This form will not change from year to year.  Once it is saved to your computer, each year you can just update the information and submit to the email provided.

To submit the form please email it to

Special Activities & Fees

Each Wednesday Special Activities are a fun and exciting part of Summer Blast!

Week 1 - June 9: No Field Trip
Week 2 - June 16 Littles - Palmer Family Fun & Bigs - Get Air 
Week 3* - June 23 Littles - Perfect Games & Bigs  - Skateland 
Week 4* - June 30 Littles - Skateland & Bigs - Perfect Games 
Week 5 - July 7  Littles - Get Air & Bigs - Palmer Family Fun 
Week 6* - July 14 Littles - Science Center & Bigs - Lazer Tag 
Week 7* - July 21 Littles - Lazer Tag & Bigs - Science Center 
Week 8 - July 28 Lost Island (ALL) - $25
Week 9 - August 4 Littles - Play Station & Bigs - Foam Tag  
Week 10 - August 11 Littles - Foam Tag & Bigs - Play Station 

* Weeks swim lessons are available. 

Register early to ensure space for each specific week camp is needed.  When maximum enrollment is reached for any week no additional enrollment will be accepted for that week. Participants may be added to a wait list for future enrollment if an opening becomes available.  When a camper is unable to participate in a week previously enrolled, a cancellation notice must be received at the Parks and Recreation office prior to the start of that week.  No credit or refund will be granted once that week has begin. 


  • Days: Monday through Friday (no daily or partial week option)
  • Dates: June 9 - August 13
  • Times: 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Cost: $95 per week per child (includes one camp shirt) 
  • Discount: Purchase of an Aquatic Center season pass, provides a $10 discount each week 
  • Early Drop-Off: 6:45 to 7:45 am, with a $5 weekly fee 
  • Pick up Time: 5:00 pm (to avoid a $5 late pick-up fee)
  • Late Pick-up: Late pick-up requires special advanced arrangements of staff. Any child picked up after 5:15 pm will result in a $5 charge for every 15 minutes thereafter.
  • Late fee: To avoid a $10 late payment fee, weekly fees (including any late pick-up fees) payment is required by Thursday of the preceding week attending.
  • Things to bring/have at camp:
    • Proper swim attire & towel
    • Spray sunscreen clearly labeled with the child’s name
    • Water Bottle
    • Lunch (if not wanting lunch provided by the school)
    • Tennis shoes (with socks) -- no dress shoes or flip flops.


Aquatic Center Season Pool Pass Discount - When a Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center season pass is purchased, receive a $10 discount per week per child from the weekly Summer Blast enrollment fee. 

Optional Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Optional activity (with an additional fee): Swimming Lessons, with transportation, are offered during weeks 3 & 4 or weeks 6 & 7 at the 9:00 a.m. lesson time. Swim lesson session fee is $50, which includes 8 days of transportation to and from lessons, as well as a staff member onsite during lessons. Please indicate the most appropriate swim lesson level when enrolling a child in a swim lesson.  Class sizes are limited so enroll early to ensure available space.

 Email or call (641) 754-5715 ext 3 for more information.