GV Camps, Clinics and Workshops

Grand View offers a variety of camps and clinics during the summer for young athletics, young artists and many others.  New information is posted here as it is available.

In the sections below you'll find information, camp videos and other cool stuff!

Children's Summer Art Workshops

Each year the Grand View Alumni Relations Office invites your children to attend Grand View’s summer art workshops. Children have the opportunity to create a variety of art projects and display them in the art gallery. Workshops are led by Grand View art students and Aaron Tinder, associate professor of art and design.

Parents and family members are invited to view the children’s artwork on display the last day of the camp. Refreshments are provided.

July 14-17 • Rasmussen Center
Early Bird Rate: $45/ student (through May 30)
Regular Rate: $55/ student (after May 31)

Sign up today for GV’s fun and education Imagination Exploration Children’s Summer Art Workshops. The workshops are overseen by GV art and design professor, Aaron Tinder, and taught by GV art education alumni.

Students entering 1st-3rd grade, 9-11 a.m. • Art Reception, July 17, 11 a.m.
Students entering 4th-6th grade, 1-3 p.m. • Art Reception July 17, 3 p.m.

Register HERE or contact Katie Ostrem at or 515-263-2957.

For more information, contact Katie Ostrem
at 515-263-2957 or

Watch a video here of a past art workshop.


Athletic Camps and Clinics

You'll find seasonal information about athletic camps and clinics at the Viking Athletics website.

Iowa Brass Institute

July 14-18Responsive image
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Grand View Campus
$125 per participant, with discounts for those in All-State or District Band


Grand View hosts a weeklong instrumental camp, the Iowa Brass Institute, in July for middle and high school students who play trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba.
The camp invites focused instrumental students to take part in specialized instrument instruction with a combination of local faculty and featured artists in a daily master class.  Participants will have the opportunity to individually interact with world-class musicians on their instruments, and have a daily brass choir rehearsal, which will result in a performance at the end of the week for family and friends.
Featured Artists
Joe Alessi
Principal Trombone
New York Philharmonic

Hunter Eberly
Principal Trumpet
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Alex Shuhan
Horn Professor – Ithaca
Rhythm and Brass

Charles Villarrubia
Tubist, Chamber Coach  University of Texas
Rhythm and Brass

Scott Wilson
Director of Jazz Studies  University of Florida
Former Musical Director  Universal Studios Japan

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Summer Learning Clinic (Academic & Social Skills) grades 1-5

The Grand View Summer Learning Clinic is designed for students with academic and/or social challenges to prepare students for the upcoming school year by refreshing students’ reading, writing, math and/or social skills.  Students in the academic clinic will be assessed and provided with instruction at their academic level specifically working on individual needs. 

Students in the social skills clinic will be assessed on social skills instructional areas and will be engaged in social skill instruction, games, and activities with peers. The assessment and instruction will be provided by Grand View pre-service teachers under the guidance of a Special Education certified teacher/Assistant Professor.

We offer two clinics at $10/each or both for $15 for the same child.  Financial support is available by contacting program director. Students need to attend every day and will be provided a snack. No clinic on Saturday or Sunday.

Academic Clinic
July 7th - 25th: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Social Skills Clinic
July 15th - 25th: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Once your child is registered, you will be sent more information.  Please contact Jennifer Wells, program director, with questions at or 515-263-6074.


Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

Earn your Mental Health First Aid certification by taking this one-credit course. The course is designed to help students recognize risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, acquire skills to assess immediate problems, intervene to connect people with professional care, understand the prevalence of disorders and the need to reduce stigma as well as understand common treatments.

Offered in June, 2014.  Details here.