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Simpson doesn’t rest in the summertime.

The College hosts a variety of summer camps, catering to a variety of interests and ages.

Whether you’re a young person looking for jazz camp or one of our many sports camps, Simpson College is the place to be when the temperature rises.

Consider the possibilities:

Non-Athletic 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 24-29th (Deadline May 1)

To help you hone your skills, Simpson College is proud to offer Public Forum Debate Camp, to be held from June 24 through June 29 on the Indianola campus. The camp is open to students who will be in grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018.


Athletic Camps

Football Camps

Football Prospect Camp

June 1

5pm to 9pm 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

This is a half day camp from 8am to 11:30am 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

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

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

Netfest is a girls volleyball and basketball camp for 4th to 8th graders. Athletes can sign up for only volleyball, only basketball or both. Volleyball only sessions are 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Basketball only sessions  are 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Volleyball Specialist Camp

June 10

A one day camp for 9-12 graders that provides advanced skill training in specialized positions.


June 11-14

This camp is for early elementary students, grades 1-3, each day from 9:00am to 12:00pm featuring an emphasis on fundamental skills.

Stormfest Team Camp

July 25

This is a one day camp from 8am to 6pm for 9-10 grade teams to improve team play.

High School Team Camp 

July 26-27

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 (12:30pm to 3:30pm 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

Netfest is a girls basketball and volleyball camp for 4th to 9th graders. Athletes can sign up for only basketball, only volleyball or both. Basketball only sessions  are 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Soccer Camps

Simpson Elite Prospect Camp

June 15-17

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

Times go from 8:00am to 10:00am for grades 2-5. For 6-8 grades times are 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Adult Programs

Road Scholars

July 8-14

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.