School may be out of session, but that doesn’t mean educational experiences have to come to a halt! Make a big impact during the break with our highly engaging and interactive summer camps in Ames.

From Writing and Early Reading Edge to Robotics, Coding and Engineering, we offer a great selection of programs for every age — they’re a total blast! We also provide flexible scheduling options, so you can work summer learning (and fun!) into your family’s seasonal schedule.

Have a blast this summer! Submit our online form or call now to get started.

Interactive Activities That Make a Big Impact

Our summer camps in Ames are made up of exciting activities, fun challenges and transformative learning experiences. The skills your child gains at Sylvan — from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to reading, writing and study skills — can make a big difference beyond the classroom. Get ready for the next school year without compromising summertime fun: register for a place in one of our programs today!

Firing up Imagination and Creativity

Sylvan’s summer camps are a place where inspiration, motivation and creativity unite to deliver a truly memorable experience. After all, nobody wants to spend their summer doing boring math or writing drills! In addition, we place an emphasis on group dynamics, allowing kids to sign up with their buddies or make new friends through our collaborative activities. Your child will have an amazing time acquiring a new skill set while playing with innovative technology and accomplishing goals with friends!

Enjoy a brighter summer: contact a Sylvan center in your area today to find out which camps are available in or around Ames.

Our STEM Summer Camps Include:

  • Robotics: Critical STEM and problem solving skills are the focus of this program, in which kids learn how to build, program and animate a robot using LEGO®. 
  • Engineering: Engineering becomes a fun-filled subject when you add hands-on projects that examine how machines, structures and other constructions are designed and built.
  • Coding: Making your own animations and video games using our Tynker™ technology platform? Now that's cool!

Our Academic Summer Camps For All Ages:

  • Early Reading Edge: Help your little learner gear up for the big move to elementary school! We use a highly engaging mix of interactive activities and cool games to help your little one master the essentials or reading.
  • Study Edge: Diminish anxiety and improve confidence! Your child will hone valuable time management and organization skills for better results in school and beyond.
  • Fit4Algebra: Learning algebra doesn’t have to be a headache! We use an engaging combination of activities to ensure your son or daughter is well equipped to take on tricky algebra assignments with confidence.
  • Writing: Through this fun, practical program, your child will learn a wide variety of creative writing styles, including writing movie reviews, web copy and more.