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Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Information for 2022 Summer Parents

We are so excited for St. Mark Heroes Camp! If you're a summer parent, letters were mailed out. If you misplaced your letter or it hasn't reached you, please download the appropriate pdf below.  

Download Dubuque Parent Welcome Packet (PDF)

Download Western Dubuque Parent Welcome Packet (PDF)

For any questions, please connect with Amelia Foley at

"A fun way to make new friends and strengthen academic skills"

Join us for an energetic program centered on building better learners, readers, kids and heroes. Program includes field trips in conjunction with literacy, STEAM and various Social-Emotional quality learning curriculums.

Dubuque and Western Dubuque

Open to students entering Kindergarten-5th grade. Expect your child to work heavily on their reading and math skills, while learning how to be a great kid. Field trips will round out their enrichment, exploring the community and the surrounding areas, meeting new heroes and growing to be their own. 

Full day options may be available in Dubuque through our community partners, the Boys & Girls Club & Leisure Services. These services are subject to change based on provider availability.

Summer Showcase

At the end of 2021, students in all classes showcased some of their favorite highlights from the summer. Check out last year's highlights from Summer Showcase.

New in 2022: Themed Classes for Dubuque 3-5th Graders

Choose your path. Open to 3rd through 5th grade students in Dubuque.


This class with have a stronger focus on food, cooking, and the science behind it.

Nature Navigators

This class with have a stronger focus on nature and exploration.

Project STEAM

This class will have a stronger focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math and will have a specialized curriculum and enrichment to dive deeper into the 5 components of STEAM. 

To apply for any of these tracks, select that your preference in the registration form. St. Mark will then follow up with you regarding next steps!


    How to Register

    To register you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $25 per family. This is different from the tuition fee, up to $375 for the program, which is income based. All families must pay the non-refundable registration fee when they complete their registration form.

    After the registration fee is received and the on-line form is completed, you will be contacted by the St. Mark staff regarding the status of your application. Although you may be approved for registration, a mandatory parent information session is still required before your child can begin attending program.

    Based on what has been learned about COVID-19 in the past year, St. Mark looks forward to seeing your kiddos and staying in-person for the full 5 weeks of summer program. If closure is dictated by state and/or local public health officials, St. Mark will transition to a virtual model until it is deemed safe. If a full transition to a virtual model becomes necessary due to COVID-19, families will be reimbursed for the weeks of in-person program missed. 

    Dubuque Registration Closed April 4Western Dubuque Registration Closed April 4
    How to Make a Payment - Tuition or Registration Fees

    We are so grateful to help you in setting your child up for success in every area of life. You make the work we do meaningful. Thank you for entrusting us with your amazing child! There are three ways to pay: online, mail, or by dropping off. Please select the option that's most convenient for you.

    The option to pay with a credit/debit card is available through PayPal. Please choose "Online" on this page and follow the on-screen steps.

    If the PayPal form doesn't load on this page visit our program payments page.

    1. Online Payment

    Select Program
    Student Name, Site, Invoice #

    2. Mail in Payment

    Payments can be mailed to our office address:
    St. Mark Youth Enrichment
    1201 Locust St.
    Dubuque, IA 52001

    3. Drop Off Payment

    St. Mark Youth Enrichment Office: Typically, our hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
    A locked drop box is also located at our office (on the door facing 12th Street) where payments can be dropped off.

    St. Mark Youth Enrichment
    1201 Locust St.
    Dubuque, IA 52001

    For More Information

    Program questions: Amelia Foley at 563.582.6211 x105 or

    For all billing questions please contact Linda at 563.582.6211 ext 101 or by email


    Thank you to our many supporters including the Dept. of Education, Downtown Neighborhood Association, DuTrac Community Credit Union, Wahlert Foundation, Prudential, Masonic Temple, Dubuque Museum of Art, MidWest One,  Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, St John’s Episcopal Church, Project Rooted, St Luke’s Methodist Church and so many more! Also thank you to all of our enrichment providers, volunteers and guest readers!

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