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summer heroes camp

"This whole camp was so much fun . . . I loved it there!"

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.

2024 Camp Dates: Mornings June 17-July 26. No program week of July 3.

Join us at Campus Locations in Dubuque and Western Dubuque (Dyersville)!

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.


  • STEAM learning
  • literacy activities
  • 50 + local Partners
  • healthy snack (Western Dubuque) or meal (Dubuque)
  • wellness games
  • field trips
  • enrichment activities
Themed Classes for Dubuque 3-5th Graders

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


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

Nature Navigators

This class will 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!


Questions? Contact Amelia Foley at 563.582.6211 x110 or afoley@stmarkyouthenrichment.org.

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, which is income based. All families must pay the non-refundable registration fee when they complete their registration form.

Program Fees

  • $25 registration fee (per family)
  • $500 for full-pay tuition (with scholarships available)
  • $30 fee if choosing Boys & Girls Club aftercare (eligible to Dubuque campers going into grades 1-5)

After the registration fee is received and the online 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 the program.

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
PO BOX 568

For More Information

Program questions: Amelia Foley at 563.582.6211 x110 or afoley@stmarkyouthenrichment.org.

For all billing questions please contact 563.582.6211 ext. 101 or by email office@stmarkyouthenrichment.org.

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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 our partners at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque, all of our enrichment providers, volunteers and guest readers!

St. Mark Heroes Camp Arts Operations are funded in part by the City of Dubuque Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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