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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 may also be available 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.

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.


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.