Camp Imagination

What is Camp Imagination?

Camp Imagination offers a perfect mix of challenging academics, enriching experiences, and summer fun to keep elementary children active and progressing during the lazy days of summer. The program was designed in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University to specifically address the problem of summer learning loss, but without the feel of summer school.

Campers spend mornings with qualified teachers improving reading and math skills through challenging learning games and experiential activities. Afternoons include language and culture lessons, drama, music, field trips, and other enriching activities. Such opportunities are ones those in our low-income neighborhood would not normally have. As such, no student pays the almost $1,000 cost per student. Fees are heavily subsidized by grants, the United Way, and donations from generous community friends like you.

  • Career Exploration

    Students are exposed to a variety of potential career and educational opportunities through field trips, guest speakers, class projects, and special classes. Among the favorite experiences was a day at the Lamb Theatre, where campers developed a schematic for a cereal commercial, then ‘hired’ actors, rehearsed, and performed their commercials live!

  • Science & Discovery

    Hands on experiments with everyday items are the most engaging way to learn about geysers, life cycles, DNA, robots, rockets, and much more.

  • Field Trips

    Field trips to local historical and unique points of interest helped campers discover Sioux City history at the public museum, aquatic animal life at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, and one of Siouxland’s most unique and kid-friendly destinations—the Railroad Museum.

  • T-Shirt Included

    An awesome part of joining Camp Imagination is you receive a cool t-shirt for each year you join us for camp!

Camp Fee

$ 25
Per Child

  • T-Shirt Included
  • 12 Weeks of Camp
  • Creativity Driven Program



Mary Treglia uses local community partners to help enhance our camp’s experience.

  • Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

  • Sioux City Community Schools

  • Lamb Theatre

Our mission is to welcome, educate, empower, and advocate for all new Siouxlanders.