The Arc of Southeast Iowa provides enriching out of school programs and services to children and teens.

After School Program

After school supervision, engagement opportunities, and
activities are available for school-aged children and teens with intellectual
and developmental disabilities.

This program is open every day after school during the Iowa City School District school year. The program takes place on the lower level of The Arc in the Bill Reagan Children’s Center.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – 3 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursday – 2 to 5:30 p.m.

School Break Day Camps

Plan for school break days with participation in The Arc’s day camp. We provide programming during non-school days that match the Iowa City School District calendar. Day camps are also open on in-service days, and winter and spring breaks. 

Summer Day Camps

The Arc designs and offers summer day camp programs for children and teens with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. Summer camps have high staff to camper ratios (1:3, 1:2, or 1:1) and supervisors to support each camper’s unique needs.

When attending a summer camp, you’ll get a traditional
day camp experience with activities adapted to individual needs. Each camp
features a theme and activities including:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Music therapy
  • Swimming
  • Games
  • Field trips

The Arc offers day camps Monday to Friday for eight weeks each summer.

Full-Day Teen Camp

Who: Grades 7-12+

Where: Campers meet at Grace Community Church, 2707
Dubuque St NE, North Liberty, IA 52317

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*Camp is staffed at a 3:1 ratio

Half-Day Teen Camp

Who: Children ages 9-13

Where: Campers meet at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. NE, North Liberty, IA 52317

When: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*Camp is staffed at a 2:1 ratio

Little Tykes Camp

Who: Grades K-6

Where: **Temporarily located at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. NE

When: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*Camp is staffed at a 1:1 ratio

Accommodations & Activities

Parents and guardians will receive a weekly schedule to
plan for appropriate attire and activity supplies. Most campers will need:

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming trunks/suit
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Snacks
  • Medication

Accommodations will be made based on the needs and
interests of each child.

Check our regularly updated Facebook page for changes in
scheduling, full days of camp, group programming events, and other exciting


Tuition for each student is determined by registered dates of attendance. The Arc accepts funding from ID, BI, and HD Waivers for those enrolled in these programs. Scholarships, financial aid, and grant
programs are available for qualifying students.

Registering for a Summer Camp

For more information about upcoming day camps, call Ryan Markle, The Arc Camp Coordinator, at 319-351-5017 or email. Registration will open in April.