Youth

Stop by today and pick up a copy of our current brochure! On our mailing list? We can mail one to you! View our printable brochure!

Students must reach the minimum age requirement before or during the program. Questions may be directed to the Education Coordinator, Angie Hickok, by calling 319.268.5504 or email. To register call 319.273.8641 or go online at LeisureLink.

Messy Mornings—Great for toddlers! -This class will resume in fall 2020!
Wednesdays, through–March 11
Explore a wide variety of materials through creative and delightfully messy projects. A parent or caregiver must accompany the participating child. Younger siblings are welcome.
Age: 3–6 years old
Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Fee: $5
Ask for Many Messy Mornings (all 14 sessions) for $65 ($60). Call 319.273.8641 for more information.

Teens

NEW! After School Teen Art Club – Starts in March! (Ages 13–18) – This class will resume in fall 2020
Join us for our new after school art club, where teens work on personal projects with peer feedback and instructor guidance (available but not required). Students decide what to work on in a no-pressure environment twice a month. This club is free and open to all students. The group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday monthly from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Some art materials provided and students are welcome to bring their own supplies.

Summer Camps

UPDATE 5/13/2020: Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our camps this summer. We hope you will understand this decision was made with the health and safety of the campers as our priority. As a City of Cedar Falls entity, we are part of the larger decision to cancel Cedar Falls Recreation Center camp, as well Cedar Falls Public Library summer programs. All of us that work to bring our community programming – at all three organizations – are very eager to continue our work and we look forward to our reopening.

If you have already registered your kids for summer programming before our closure – please check your email for more details on refunds/credits.

We encourage you to keep an eye out for Summer Camp Kits – a new “take-home” kit we are working on developing this summer to help parents and caregivers fill those summer days with creative energy and inspiration!

Ages 5-12
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $160/week
Before-and-after care available 8:30 a.m. and/or until 5:00 p.m. (additional $8/day, $40/week)

The Art of Science June 22–26
Art is intertwined in all aspects of life, especially science! Join us at the Hearst with our partners at the UNI Biology Department to observe and research special local finds and respond to science with art! With visits to the biology lab and Botanical Center on the UNI campus, campers explore various fossils and bones, get up close with the micro-world of cells, and delve into the world of botany throughout the week.

Murals July 6–10
Campers learn about the impact of public art in our communities and work together to create a large-scale art piece. Campers travel off-site to visit public art locations and visit with the Youth Art Team to learn about the process of making a mural.

Photography July 7-11
Try your hand at various forms of photography including cyanotype, instant developing and digital photography. Explore our sculpture garden and nature trail to learn lessons on lighting, composition and micro vs macro photography.

Cedar Valley Neighbors July 20–24
The Cedar Valley is a diverse community! Campers explore the cultures and artwork of our neighbors from around the world through a series of special visits, and make artwork inspired by their experiences.

Be Our Guest: We’re Having a Ball! Aug 3–7
Let’s plan a ball! Campers design the whole event—from the costumes and invitations, musical creations, and choreographed dances—all the way to a special menu for the event. On our final day of camp, family and friends are invited to attend the ball.

Get Messy Aug 17–21
Leave the mess for us! Experiment with the messiest of mediums including slime, papier mache, papermaking, ceramics and clay. Dress for a mess—campers help build a paint catapult and things do get messy!