Summer Blast Day Camp

Summer Blast is for youth entering grades K through 6. Parents must complete the registration form and submit it to the Parks and Rec office.  Only 125 spots per week are available. Enroll in the weeks of needed care early, as spots are only reserved with payment for that week.   


Step 1Download or print the Registration Form (paper copies are in our office)

Step 2. To download & add document information online: Open a downloaded document on your computer, fill out the document and SAVE the completed document to your computer.
Or         Print document: Handwrite information on the printed document

Step 3. Email the completed document to or drop it off at our office

Step 4.  You will receive email confirmation the registration for your child or children has been processed and then you may pay for all weeks to be attending.  Payment is accepted via cash, check or credit/debit card.  Payment can be completed online, in our office or over the phone.  Card transactions will include 3% + $.30 fees.

Register online

2022 Available Weeks of Summer Blast

With Season Pass
Without Season Pass
Early Drop off
Late Payment
Payment due date by 4:30pm to avoid a $10 late fee
Week 1June 6 - 10$85$95$5$10
Week 2June 13 - 17$85$95$5$10Thursday, June 9th
Week 3June 20 - 24$85$95$5$10Thursday, June 16th
Week 4June 27 - July 1$85$95$5$10Thursday, June 23rd
Week 5July 5 - 8$68$76$4$10Thursday, June 30th
Week 6July 11 - 15$85$95$5$10Thursday, July 7th
Week 7July 18 - 22$85$95$5$10Thursday July 14th
Week 8July 25 - 29$85$95$5$10Thursday, July 21st
Week 9August 1 - 5$85$95$5$10Thursday, July 28th
Week 10August 8 - 12$85$95$5$10Thursday, August 4th

To purchase an Aquatic Center season pass and receive a Summer Blast discount, please contact the office at 641-754-5715 ext 1.

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.

Field Trips

Each Wednesday Special Activities are a fun and exciting part of Summer Blast!
Littles (entering Kindergarten - 3rd Grade)            Bigs (entering 4th - 6th Grades)

Littles Field Trip
Bigs Field Trip
Week 1June 8th
Foam Cannon @ Riverview
Palmer Family Fun
Week 2June 15th
Palmer Family Fun
Foam Cannon @ Riverview
Week 3June 22nd
Blank Park Zoo
Grimes Farm
Week 4June 29th
Grimes Farm
Blank Park Zoo
Week 5July 6th
Play Station
Urban Air
Week 6July 13th
Urban Air
Play Station
Week 7July 20th
Living History Farms
Breakout Rooms
Week 8July 27th
Week 9August 3rd
Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
Laser Tag @ Coliseum
Week 10August 10th
Laser Tag @ Coliseum
Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

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 6 - August 12
  • 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 summer school lunch program)
    • Tennis shoes (with socks) -- no dress shoes, flip flops or boots


Aquatic Center Season Pool Pass Discount - When a Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center season pass is purchased for a Summer Blast participant, receive a $10 discount per 5-day week per child from the weekly Summer Blast enrollment fee (July 4th is a 4-day week with a $8 discount).

Swim Lessons

Optional activity (with an additional fee): Swimming Lessons, including transportation, are offered during weeks 6 & 7 or weeks 9 & 10 at the 9:00 a.m. lesson time.  
-During Summer Blast a session of swim lessons fee is $50, which includes 8 days of lessons with transportation to and from lessons, as well as a staff member onsite during lessons. See the Swim Lesson page for schedules and to determine most appropriate swim lesson level before enrolling. Class sizes are limited so enroll early to ensure available space.

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