Campers must be at least 14 by the first day of Pride Camp (July 12, 2022), and may attend camp through the summer of their senior year (age 18). Unfortunately, no exceptions on age will be made for campers who do not meet the age requirements to attend Pride Camp.
***PLEASE NOTE*** None of these forms are optional, and forms must be received by Iowa Safe Schools by June 30th, 2022. Campers with missing packets, missing portions of packets, or missing signatures will NOT be allowed to attend Pride Camp.
Of course! Pride Camp staff do their best to create engaging and interactive workshops and activities for campers. Participating in all camp activities will make your Pride Camp experience more memorable, and we strongly recommend that campers try their best at each event throughout the day. There will be opportunities for campers to choose an activity they are more interested in, and different learning tracks allow for campers to dive into subjects and areas that most interest them.
While staff will not force participation, campers are required to be at the activity location or with their teams during every all-camp activity.
Sign In begins no earlier than 11:00 AM and runs until 11:30AM.
Sign Out on Jul 16th is promptly at 12:30PM.
Pride Camp offers a wide variety of activities for campers to choose from throughout their stay. Not every activity is physical, and there will be opportunities for campers to dive into their creative side during camp. In addition, many campers will find that Virtual Pride Camp is the perfect place to step outside their comfort zone and try something new!
The first activity we do at Pride Camp is designed to allow campers to meet new people, and most of what we do is geared towards helping campers get to know their peers and make friends quickly. Going to camp for the first time can be scary, but there are tons of opportunities for campers to dive into things that truly interest them, and where they will find peers that enjoy the same things.
Pride Camp University is open to students in 6th-8th grade, and are ages 11-13.
1. Pay either an initial deposit or the full registration by clicking the link below
2. Download the Pride Camp University Camper Registration Packet, located on the 'Register' page
3. Fill out the Camper Registration Packet in its entirety (This means that ALL forms must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. This includes:
***PLEASE NOTE*** None of these forms are optional, and forms must be received by Iowa Safe Schools by June 30th, 2022. Campers with missing packets, missing portions of packets, or missing signatures will NOT be allowed to attend Pride Camp University.
4. Pay any remaining balance to register for Pride Camp University
Sign in begins no earlier than 8:30am and runs until 9:00am.
Sign out is promptly at 4:00pm.
**Once Iowa Safe Schools staff end Pride Camp University daily, staff are not responsible for campers.
Our staff does their best to accommodate late arrivals and early departures. Please communicate with your child’s camp staff through phone or email. Please be sure you know where to meet the camp at least a day in advance. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide their camper with the electronic device designated for camp use. Please note that there is no prorate for signing in late or early.
Iowa Safe Schools is not medication-management certified and is unable to administer prescription medication to children during Pride Camp University. It is your responsibility as a parent/custodial guardian to make medication arrangements for your camper.
Iowa Safe Schools recognizes the potentially serious consequences of children with allergies and the allergic reactions that may be brought on by certain foods and other substances. We ask parents to complete the Registration Packet in its entirety, and clearly identify the severity of any allergic situation with their child. A reminder that Iowa Safe Schools is not authorized to distribute medication to campers. The Pride Camp team will contact the parent or guardian directly in the case of a medical emergency. In the event they cannot be reached, the signed authorization on the child’s Registration Form will allow Iowa Safe Schools to secure prompt treatment. Medical conditions/situations requiring ambulance service or medical attention are the financial responsibility of the guardian.
If your camper becomes ill while at camp, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to seek necessary medical treatment. Camp is not designed to handle ill children, so it is important to tend to your child in a timely manner. In all cases of serious illness or accident, the Pride Camp team will contact the parent or guardian directly. In the event they cannot be reached, the signed authorization on the child’s Registration Form will allow Iowa Safe Schools to secure prompt treatment. Injuries requiring ambulance service or medical attention are the financial responsibility of the guardian. A sick camper is to be kept home for the camper’s sake as well as others. Many communicable diseases begin with cold-like symptoms. If your child has a communicable disease, please notify Iowa Safe Schools staff as soon as possible. Iowa Safe Schools reserves the right to turn your child away if they appear to be ill or injured. This policy is for the protection of your child as well as the other children in the program.
Exchange of information between parents and staff provides insight for both parties. The format may be formal or informal. It is vital you inform us of changes happening in your family. These influence the way in which your child relates to others. Staff members can better provide for a child’s needs if they are aware of the situation. We will treat this information with the utmost confidence.