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Summer Camps

Training, Learning, Exploring, & Growing

The College hosts a variety of individual and team summer camps, catering to a wide range of interests and ages. Whether you or a child are looking for a weeklong jazz camp or one of our many sports day camps, Simpson College is the place to be when the temperature rises.

Academic & Performance Camps

Jazz Camp
June 10 - 15, 2018
This camp is for students age 12–19 looking for an intensive experience to gain skill and experience in jazz and improvisation.

SC Humanities Camp
June 24 - 29, 2018
For students ages 10–14 interested in “majoring” and “minoring” in magic, mythology and more. All majors are taught by full-time Simpson College professors who will help develop camper’s academic skills while engaging their imagination and creativity. Open to residential campers and commuter campers.

Orpheus Singing Actor Camp
Due to scheduling conflicts that have come up for this summer, we regret we will not be offering the Orpheus Singing Actor Camp that had been scheduled for July 15 - 21, 2018. The Orpheus Committee is planning a reorganization of the camp and plan to resume it for the summer of 2019. If this works out, there will be information posted to our Music Department website by approximately January of 2019.

Public Forum Debate Camp
June 24 - 29, 2018 
Hone your speaking and debate skills in this highly vocal camp. Open to students who will be in grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018.

Road Scholars
July 8 - 14, 2018
Adults deserve camps too! Enjoy an in-depth look at the Des Moines Metro Opera as you attend two performances, see an apprentice concert, visit backstage and learn what it takes to put on a world-class show.

Athletic & Training Camps

Football Camps

Football Prospect Camp
June 1, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for grades 9-12
Combine style testing, individual position group drills, and evaluation from Simpson Football Staff and Invited Division II staffs.

Youth Football Camp
June 5 - 8, 2018
This is a half day camp from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for kids in grades 1–8 and aims to expose kids to the fundamentals of football through technique, games and fun.

7 On 7 and OL/DL
July 8 - 15, 2018
For grades 9-12, this is a skill camp offered for individual athletes and teams and will be conducted in shells (helmet and shoulder pads).

Two-Day Team Camps
June 10 - 11; 19 - 20; 22 - 23; 24 - 25, 2018
For grades 9-12, these are full contact, padded team camp sessions that offer players resources to improve technique, fundamentals and achieve team goals.

Volleyball Camps

June 11 - 14, 2018
Netfest is a girls volleyball and basketball camp for 4 - 8 graders. Athletes can sign up for only volleyball, only basketball or both. Volleyball only sessions are 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Basketball only sessions are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volleyball Specialist Camp
June 10, 2018
A one day camp for 9-12 graders that provides advanced skill training in specialized positions.

June 11 - 14, 2018
This camp is for early elementary students, grades 1-3, each day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. featuring an emphasis on fundamental skills.

Stormfest Team Camp
July 25, 2018
This is a one day camp from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 9-10 grade teams to improve team play.

High School Team Camp
July 26 - 27, 2018
Competitive team play camp featuring team clinics and practice sessions, skills contests and team building for 10-12 grade teams.

Basketball Camps

Men's Basketball Youth Camp
June 5 - 8, 2018 (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day)
A camp for athletes entering grades 4–9 that provides individual attention and a terrific basketball experience. The camp’s goal is to see that each player improves his basketball skills with quality instruction and a fun format to enhance individual techniques.

June 11 - 14, 2018
Netfest is a girls basketball and volleyball camp for 4 -9 graders. Athletes can sign up for only basketball, only volleyball or both. Basketball only sessions are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Soccer Camps

Simpson Elite Prospect Camp
June 15 - 17, 2018
This is an overnight camp for players ages 15–18. There is a men’s and women’s camp.

XC/Track Camps

Track and Field Youth Camp
June 11 - 15, 18 - 22, 2018
Times go from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for grades 2-5. For 6-8 grades times are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.