Help Your Child Grow!

Fun Summer Camps and Personal Tutoring in Iowa City

We make learning fun and exciting.

Our summer camps and tutoring sessions help kids explore new things, gain confidence, and improve in school. Experienced teachers guide them through creative activities and one-on-one tutoring, making sure they get the attention they need.

Check out our exciting learning experiences in downtown Iowa City, from Rocket Engineering to Eras Tour Geography, and fun activities with local businesses like Yotopia and Beadology. Join us this summer and watch your child thrive!

The GoldCap Approach

We believe that learning should be ...

Fun

Developing lifelong learners starts with creating learning environments that are enjoyable and meaningful.

Engaging

Learners that feel welcomed, included, and invested will always get the most out of their educational experiences.

Challenging

Establishing a growth mindset with students is a lifelong skill that extends well beyond the classroom walls.

Inclusive

Welcoming & appreciating different learning styles, backgrounds and perspectives brings out the best in everyone.

GOLDCAP PROGRAMMING

Check Out Our Current Offerings!

All courses are led by licensed (and amazing) educators. 6:1 staff to student ratio.

Ages for summer courses are the students grade for the following year (Fall '24). 

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Yotopia Leadership Lab

-- July 11th - 9:00am - 3:30pm - 5th - 7th Graders -- Join us for an exciting day of adventure at the Yotopia Leadership Lab! Begin your day with a hands-on experience at Yotopia, Iowa City’s favorite froyo shop. We will work and learn about the skills and tasks that make Yotopia a hit! The afternoon includes activities to enhance teamwork and problem-solving skills, including a PedMall Scavenger Hunt!

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Liftoff! Rocket Engineering

-- June 21 - 9:00am-3:30pm - 5th - 8th Graders -- Students will engage in fun and creative engineering design and problem solving as they construct a simple bottle rocket from bottles, cardboard, and other materials, powered by air pressure and water. After design and buildout, we will launch our rockets outside!

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Beadology Beaded Bugs

- July 12th - 9:00am - 3:30pm - 4th - 7th Graders - Ready for a day of creative fun and adventure? Join us with Beadology IC for an exciting day of crafting and design. Dive into the magical world of 3-D glass bead design and become a master beadologist! The fun continues with a Downtown IC Scavenger Hunt, where you'll hunt and solve challenges in the ped mall.

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World Geography: The Eras Tour Edition

- July 22-26 - 9:00am-3:30pm - 4th - 7th Graders - We've got a Blank Space, so come write your name! Join us for a week-longe adventure as we journey across the globe, following Taylor Swift's iconic Era's tour. From exploring landmarks while diving into the geography, learning about local cuisine, culture, and language, this camp promises to ignite your passion for future travels.

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History Unscripted: Improv Time-Travel

- July 29-31 - 9:00am-3:30pm - 5th - 8th Graders - Welcome to History Unscripted, where the past comes alive through the power of improvisational theater! In this unique and immersive camp experience, participants will embark on an exciting journey through history, exploring key events, figures, and eras through the art of improv.

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Legends Unleashed: Mythology Drama

- July 8th-10th - 9:00am-3:30pm - 4th-6th Graders - Are you interested in storytelling, mythology, creative writing, and performing!? Creative learners will delve into a multitude of stories and writing styles, craft mythological tales, and top it all off with a student created play and performance!

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Seismic Solutions: Earthquake Engineers

- August 2nd - 9:00am-3:30pm - 5th-7th Graders - Embark on a seismic journey in earthquake engineering, where students explore the art of crafting resilient structures through hands-on experimentation! Students will design, build, and test structures on a shake table simulating an earthquake!

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¡Lingua Voyage!

- June 24-28 – 9:00am-12:00pm – 3rd - 6th Graders - Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? How about three new languages? Join us for an fun and interactive adventure experience exploring different languages, food, geography, and culture! Lingua Voyage is designed to introduce students to food vocabulary, numbers, and fun geography exploration through the languages of German, French, & Fingerspelling! Join us for a week of...

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Liftoff! Rocket Engineering – Media Buzz Special

- June 21 - 9:00am-3:30pm - 4th - 8th Graders - Students will engage in fun and creative engineering design and problem solving as they construct a simple bottle rocket from bottles, cardboard, and other materials, powered by air pressure and water. After design and buildout, we will launch our rockets outside!

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Legends Unleashed: Mythology & Drama – Media Buzz Special!

- July 8th-10th - 9:00am-3:30pm - 4th-6th Graders - Are you interested in storytelling, mythology, creative writing, and performing!? Creative learners will delve into a multitude of stories and writing styles, craft mythological tales, and top it all off with a student created play and performance!

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¡Lingua Voyage! – Media Buzz Special

- June 24-28 – 9am-12pm – 3rd-6th Graders - Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? How about two new languages?!? Join us for an interactive language adventure focused learning on international language and fingerspelling!

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