Summer Blast Day Camp

Summer Blast was displaced from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum due to the tornado on July 19, 2018.  The Veterans Memorial Coliseum web page shows renovation project plans and gratefully accepts donations. 

Due to Covid-19, schedules are tentative.  Parents can fill out the required registration form and submit to the Parks and Rec office but no payment will be taken at this time.  Parents will be notified in the order as the completed registration form was received. At this time Summer Blast will not be accepting DHS Childcare Assistance.

Summer Blast is lead by experiences staff and available for youth entering grades 1 through 6.  See the Summer Blast Day Camp Family/Parent Handbook with important details to know.

Summer Blast days begin and end at a location yet to be determined for 2020.  

Parents must bring proper swim attire, towel etc. on Tuesdays & Thursday for afternoon swimming.  Also provide sunscreen clearly labeled with the child’s name on the container.


Participants will be with friends and make new friends, experience fun activities and have interesting opportunities.  Morning activities will include visits to a park Monday & Friday mornings, visits to the library Thursday mornings, arts, crafts, playing games, character education and free time to read. Afternoons are filled with swimming at the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Out of town Special Activity trips are 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.  Participants must bring lunches on the week(s) the Marshalltown School Summer Lunch program will not provide lunches.  There is no refrigeration available for lunches, so please plan accordingly.


To enroll, complete a Summer Blast Enrollment Form and submit completed form (No payment will be taken at this time. Parents will be notified in the order as the completed registration form was received when payments can begin). 

Registration Form

2020 Available Weeks of Summer Blast


Week 1 - June 8 to 12
Week 2 - June 15 to 19
Week 3 - June 22 to 26
Week 4 - June 29 - July 2  (not July 3 - only 4 days this week)
Week 5 - July 6 to 10
Week 6 - July 13 to 17
Week 7 - July 20 to 24
Week 8 - July 27 to 31
Week 9 - August 3 to 7
Week 10 - August 10 to 14

Special Activities & Fees

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

This schedule may change as needed.
June 10 - TBD
June 17 - TBD
June 24 - TBD
July 1 - TBD
July 8 - TBD
July 15 - TBD
July 22 - TBD
July 29 - TBD
August 5 - TBD
August 12 - TBD

Summer Calendars - June Calendar      July Calendar     August Calendar

* Weeks swim lessons are available. (Transportation for swim lessons are provided.)

Enroll 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 enrolled if an opening becomes available.  When a participant is unable to utilize 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 8 to August 14 (no camp Friday, July 3)
  • Times: 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Early Drop-Off: 6:45 to 7:45 am, with a $5 weekly fee
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: $95 per week per child (includes a t-shirt) 
  • Discount: Purchase of an Aquatic Center season pass, provides a $10 discount each week
  • 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 payment 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.


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 - Summer Blast will transport participants to 9:00 a.m. swim lessons during Weeks 5 and 6 (July 6 - 16); and/or Weeks 8 and 9 (July 27 to August 6). Swim Lesson cost during Summer Blast is $50, which includes an $8 transportation fee. A Summer Blast staff member remains at the aquatic center during the lesson.  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 us at (641) 754-5715 for more information.