Camp Courageous

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12007 190th Street
PO Box 418
Monticello, IA 52310-0418

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Resource updated: August 22, 2019
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Camp Courageous is a respite and recreational program for individuals of all ages with a disability.

Examples of activities include outdoor living skills, archery, arts and crafts, athletic games, swinging bridge, climbing wall, farm experience, zip line, and cooking.

Campers pay an hourly rate based on the amount of time spent at the camp. The 2015 hourly rate is $4.10.

Intellectual and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing or visual impairments, and autism are examples of special needs served at the camp.

Community Action of Eastern IA-Recreation for Youth

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101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.

Summer Youth Scholarships for multi-week summer recreational activities. Households must meet an income guideline and have age eligible children.

Community Action of Eastern IA-Recreation for Youth

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1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Applications on Wednesdays are by appointment only.

Summer Youth Scholarships for multi-week summer recreational activities. Households must meet an income guideline and have age eligible children.

Easter Seals- Camp Sunnyside

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401 N.E. 66th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-289-1933
TTY 515-289-4069

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Resident Camp: This camp is for Adults (>18 years) and Youth (4-17 years). It is a week-long camp with themes varying by week. Payment options include waiver services and private pay ($600 per week).

Supported Day Camp: This is a day program for campers ages 6-17 years. It provides a higher level of skilled care. The primary methods of payment are waiver services and county funds, however private pay is also available ($200 per week).

Bridge Camp: This day camp is for kids aged 6-12 years. The supervision ratio is 1:8 and the focus is leadership and being a good friend to peers with disabilities. This camp is only available by private pay ($150 per week).

Heartland Sports Complex

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42 Spruce Street
P.O. Box 67
Tipton IA 52772

Hours / Days of Operation:

Mon - Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Heartland Sports Complex programming and services include athletic events, exercise facilities, available space to be rented for parties, kitchen/concessions, and after school programs.

Memberships are available, as well as daily fees.

Iowa State University Cedar County Extension and Outreach 4-H Development

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107 Cedar St.
Tipton, IA 52772
563-886-6157

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Offering a variety of opportunities for youth in grades K-12. Programming ranges from traditional 4-H clubs and activities to special interest projects to after school camps and programs. There is something for everyone! And we are always looking for great volunteers.

Make A Wish Iowa

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3024 104th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322-3220

Toll-Free Phone: (800) 797-9474

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Make A Wish Iowa grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Children must be between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years old at the time of the referral.

Mother-Daughter Book Club

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304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-3065

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This club is open to girls ages 7-12 and their moms. See the library website for current schedules and book titles.

Muscatine County Conservation Board

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Discovery Park
3300 Cedar Street
PO Box 109
Muscatine, IA 52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-4:00pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Discovery Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for youth and families. Fishing in two separate ponds, 2 miles of hard-surfaced walking/running/biking trails, and the Environmental Learning Center (nature center). In addition, summer nature camps for ages 18 months through 8th grade allow youth a more in-depth exploration of nature. The adjacent Muscatine Arboretum provides another place to explore the world of plants! There are no fees to visit Discovery Park or the Learning Center, though fees are charged for nature camps. Information about other outdoor recreation activities is available at the Environmental Learning Center.

Muscatine County Extension Latino Outreach Program

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1601 Plaza Place

Muscatine, IA  52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday - Friday

8:30-12, 12:30-5

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Resource updated: March 24, 2020

Muscatine County Extension Latino Outreach programming

Latino Outreach programming works empower Latino youth by bringing together parents, youth, school staff and community partners to promote academic success and explore possible paths to higher education. Research shows that Latino youth are at greatest risk for dropping out of school between the 9th and 10th grades. Latino Outreach programming reduces this risk by bringing together cohorts of 7th and 8th grade youth to support each other for 3-5 years as they enter high school and prepare together for higher education. The multifaceted partnerships between Extension’s 4-H and Human Science specialists, school and college administrators and staff, and other community volunteers are what makes our Latino Outreach programming a sustainable success in Muscatine County.

Musser Public Library- O Baby Lapsit

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304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The O Baby Lapsit is a program for children aged 0-3 years and their parent/caregiver. The activity includes 20 minutes of structured time and 30 minutes of optional social play. The program focuses on activities to encourage early literacy. Backpacks filled with educational materials are available to check out.

The group meets September-April at the following times:
Mondays 9:30 am
Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Thursdays 10:30 am

*Some summer groups may be available. Call for more information.

Musser Public Library- Preschool Story Time

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304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-3065

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Preschool Storytime is available for children 2-6 years. The activities are aimed at encouraging early literacy. The program is 30 minutes long and meets on Monday mornings at 10:30 am from September for April. (Alternate summer schedules may be available.)

Backpacks filled with educational materials are available to check out.

Musser Public Library- Skeleton Key Club

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304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-3065

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Skeleton Key Adventure Club is for kids ages 7-12. It meets at 6:30 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month during the school year. A list of specific themes/activities is available on the website.

Sparkplugs- Musser Public Library

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304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-3065

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Sparkplugs is a program for children ages 4-8 years and family member who would like to join. The current activities and themes vary and may be found on the library's website.

Tipton Parks and Recreation

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563-886-2271

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Tipton Parks and Recreation includes the High School track, softball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, playgrounds, disc golf, and pavilions. It also includes the James Kennedy Family Aquatic Center. Swimming lessons are available through the Aquatic Center.

*Children who qualify for free or reduced lunch may also qualify for other free or reduced fees through the Parks and Recreation Department. Applications are available online.

United Way of Muscatine Kids First Program

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208 West 2nd Street Suite 201
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8:00-5:00

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The purpose of the Kids First fund is to provide funding for students in the Muscatine Community School District who have a need as identified by an MCSD employee. Some of the things the Kids First fund has covered are shoes, clothing, gas for college visits, school supplies, and activity fees.

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