Summer Challenge 2017 Camp Policies

Drop-off & Pick-up:

For liability reasons, students will need to be dropped off no earlier than 8:00 a.m. for morning courses and 12:00 p.m. for afternoon classes. Volunteers will be on staff before each course starting for both a.m. and p.m. courses to supervise students.

For liability reasons, students will need to be picked up no later than 12:00 p.m. for morning sessions and 4:00 p.m. for afternoon courses. Volunteers will be on staff at the end of each course both a.m. and p.m. courses to supervise students. A parent or guardian must accompany students except when under the direct supervision of instructors or staff. Students may not be left unattended before the course, during the lunch hour or after the course.  

A course will be considered full at 16 students. We cannot allow more students than 16 for each course due to the supplies and space available.  

Payment & Registration:

You can enroll for NewBoCo K-12 Education Summer Challenge courses here:

Please make sure you have filled out the required forms upon registration which will finalize your enrollment in the course.  

Registration requires a debit or credit card.  Registrations will remain open until one week before the start of the Summer Challenge camp start date so that instructors may order supplies.  Payment of the course will be required at the time of enrollment.  Registration will be offered at $179 per course.


The majority of classes will be held at the Geonetric Building. In our partnership with Delve MIY, some classes will be held at their facility roughly one block away. If a student is taking a class lead by Delve MIY, they should be picked up and dropped off at that location:

Delve MIY
1101 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 200-4246

The Geonetric Building is located at 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 in the NewBo District.

Some classes may be using the NewBo district for field trips such as the Ceramics Center and the NewBo Market.  

No refunds are available within one week of the registered Summer Challenge start date.  Refunds or discounts are not given for student absences.  If you must cancel a course, please contact the NewBoCo K-12 Education team ( as soon as possible to decline so another student may attend that class.  

Considering we are limiting our courses to only 16 students each we will provide a waiting list.  This helps to ensure that if a student drops a course, another student will have the opportunity to take that course.  

Students should plan on bringing a writing utensil and a notebook.  Laptops will be provided unless the student would like to bring their own.  Each course runs for 3 hours each day, so students are encouraged to bring a snack (please avoid peanuts due to a high number of severe peanut allergies).  Any other material that may be needed for a course will be specified for a particular course upon registration.  

Attendance & Age Level:

If your student is attending both a morning and an afternoon course on the same week, please provide a sack lunch (refrigeration space will be available).  Students attending morning and afternoon sessions in the same week will have time for lunch between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Volunteers will be on staff during this period to supervise these students. If your student has special dietary restrictions or allergies, please make sure you provide that information with your registration.  

Parents/guardians will not be allowed to stay while students are attending their classes.  If there are certain circumstances that we may not be aware of, please contact the NewBoCo K-12 Education team (, and it will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  On the last day of a course, parents may be invited to attend in any given course.  Instructors will notify parents/guardians of events they are invited to participate.  

NewBoCo K-12 Education Summer Challenge is accepting students who have completed 2nd grade – 8th grade. We will not accept students who do not fit this requirement. However, if a student is advanced to their level and can emotionally and socially handle a course that is being offered to a higher grade level, exceptions to age will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For example, a 4th-grade student who is advanced in engineering skills may be able to take a course that is only limited to 6-8th graders such as “Cities of the Future.”