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Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

NEIM Summer Day Camp in Decorah is specially designed for kids ages 2.5-7 who love to explore, go on field trips, learn about interesting topics, do lots of arts and crafts, and have fun playing! Children must be toilet trained to attend camp.

Camp sessions are generally one week long, half- or full-day sessions, and run continuously from June 11 to August 15. You may sign up for the whole summer or just choose your favorite weeks.

Camp includes on-site activities, weekly off-site field trip with bus (usually Wednesdays), walking field trips to Decorah Public Library and ArtHaus, visiting musicians and professionals, supervised free play, healthy snacks including local organic produce, and experienced, caring counselors.

Click here for 2018 registration packet:2018 CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET

2018 Sessions

Jun 11-15   Wild Explorers: Nature, hiking, and exploring

Jun 18-22  Crazy Science: Hands-on science and experiments

Jun 25-29 Countries of the World: International activities

Jul 2&3 (2 day session) Kid Olympics: Sports for everyone

Jul 9-13 Water Week: Splashing, swimming, and water activities

Jul 16-20 Animal Adventures: All about animals

Jul 23-27 Nordic Week: Scandinavian fun

Jul 30-Aug 3 Doers and Makers: Arts and crafts galore

Aug 6-10 Movers and Shakers: Dance and music

Aug 13-15 (3 day session): Builders and Breakers: Construction and destruction


Currently enrolled NEIM Children’s House and Elementary Level 1 (E1) students have first priority for registration. Enrollment will open to the public on April 1, 2018. Enrollments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. For the past two summers most sessions have filled quickly. We will notify you of your confirmed enrollment or waitlist status within 1-2 weeks of receiving your completed registration packet. Thanks.

See link above on this page for registration packet.

Payment policy:

  • A deposit is due with registration paperwork to hold your spot. The deposit will be credited toward your camp fees.
  • For any camper enrolled for 3 sessions or less, camp fees are due in full by June 1, 2018. For any campers enrolled 4 sessions or more, camp fees may either be paid in full by June 1, or paid in installments if arrangements are made with the summer camp administration (indicate this in place indicated in registration paperwork) .
  • Camp fees are 100% refundable if cancelled by May 11, 2018, and 50% refundable if cancelled at least one week (7 days) prior to the week of the camp for which the camper is registered. Sorry, no refunds for last-minute cancellations.

Want to see a few pictures? Click here for the 2018 NEIM Summer Day Camp Brochure: 2018 CAMP BROCHURE