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When & Where
With a new theme and activities each week, we hope you will join us throughout the summer for some outdoor fun and games.
Cardboard Creation (6/21 – 6/24): Inspired by the book “Not a Box” by Antionette Portis, we will let our imaginations run free, construct amazing cardboard creations, and discover how a box can be anything.
Outdoor Detective (6/28 – 7/1): Nature leaves clues everywhere about what plants are growing, animals that live close by, and how much is really going on in the world around you. All you have to do is take a closer look!
Moves and Music (7/5 – 7/8): Let’s make some noise! This week we will have dance parties, explore instruments, and hunt for sounds in our environment.
Science of Sports (7/12 – 7/15): Catch a glimpse into sports like frisbee golf and hula hooping and explore the physics that make them work!
Engineering Escapades (7/19 – 7/22): Come build castles, forts, bridges, towers, and whatever else your brain designs with us!
Let’s Make a Mess (7/26 – 7/29): Using the great outdoors as our canvas, we will explore non-traditional tools and art mediums, including melting ice sculptures, water art, and chalk painting.
Mondays in Coralville (9:30-11:30 am)
- 6/21 – Central Park in Coralville
- 6/28 – Central Park in Coralville
- 7/5 – Central Park in Coralville
- 7/12 – Central Park in Coralville
- 7/19 – Central Park in Coralville
- 7/26 – Central Park in Coralville
Tuesdays in Iowa City (6:30-8 pm) – In conjunction with Iowa City Rec N’ Roll Events
- 6/22 – Mercer Park
- 6/29 – Hickory Hill South Park
- 7/6 – Willow Creek Park
- 7/13 – Fairmeadows Park
- 7/20 – Happy Hollow
- 7/27 – Kiwanis Park
Wednesdays at the North Liberty Summer Free Lunch and Fun Program
Thursdays in Cedar Rapids (1:30-3:30 PM) – In conjunction with Rollin’ Recmobile events
- 6/24 – Green Square Park
- 7/1 – Green Square Park
- 7/8 – Green Square Park
- 7/15 – Green Square Park
- 7/22 – Green Square Park
- 7/29 – Green Square Park
Health & Wellness
Let’s play safely! We recommend all participants (2 years and older) wear a mask while they play. Activities are design to provide opportunities for fun while social distancing.
Please note that Summer Shorts is NOT a drop-off program. Children must have adult supervision during their playtime. We will provide activities that make the whole family smile.