Camp Marshalltown Day Camp

Special Needs Day Camp

This camp is uniquely designed for school age kids in the Marshall County area, (ages 5 to 21, if still in high school) who have intellectual and / or developmental disabilities, such as downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, OCD, or many others. Camp Marshalltown is held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  


A variety of activities are planned throughout the summer, including: 

  • swimming at the Aquatic Center, on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week (participants must bring swimsuit, towel, etc.)
  • bowling
  • card and board games
  • crafts
  • field trip every Wednesday
  • outside games and physical activities in the gym


WeekDatesCostRegistration Deadline
Week 1June 13 - 17$40
Week 2June 20 - 24$40Thursday, June 16th
Week 3June 27 - July 1$40Thursday, June 23rd
Week 4July 5 - 8$32Thursday, June 30th
Week 5July 11 - 15$40Thursday, July 7th
Week 6July 18 - 22$40Thursday, July 14th
Week 7July 25 - 29$40Thursday, July 21st
Week 8August 1 - 5$40Thursday, July 28th

Registration Form (this form is fillable.  Please save the document to your computer and open it to fill out)

To submit the form please email it to

Wednesday Activities

Each Wednesday Special Activities are a fun and exciting part of Camp Marshalltown!

Week 1
June 15
Foam Cannon @ Riverview Park
Week 2
June 22
Blank Park Zoo
Week 3
June 29
Grimes Farm
Week 4
July 6
Play Station
Week 5
July 13
Botanical Gardens
Week 6
July 20
Living History Farms
Week 7
July 27
Week 8
August 3
Bluedorn Science Imaginarium


A 1 staff to 4 participant ratio is provided by staff certified in medication, CPR and First Aid. Lunch is provided through the school summer lunch program, when available. Participants must bring their lunch when school lunches are not provided. This program is made possible, in part, with funding through Marshall County ARC and United Way.


  • Parents must bring swim attire, towel etc. on Tuesdays & Thursdays for afternoon swimming. 
  • Days: Monday through Friday
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00pm 
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum (West entrance)
  • Cost: $40 per week -must be paid by 4:30 pm on the Thursday prior to week attending to avoid a $10 late fee
  • Early drop-off: $5 (8:00 am to 9:00 am) 
  • Pick up by 4:00 pm to avoid a $5 late pick up fee

Follow our Marshalltown Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page for the latest notices, updates or cancellations.

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