Summer at SAU

Explore summer at St. Ambrose University!

No matter your age or interest, there's something for everyone: sport camps, online and in-person classes, workshops, educational camps, and more!

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Summer at SAU

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Classes, Camps, and More! Click below for details and register beginning in Spring 2019.

Super Residence Halls

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Need a place to stay this summer? No worries. We have competitive daily and weekly rates for summer housing, which includes weekly housekeeping!

Explore Summer Housing

Summer Camps from 2018
Don't miss out on the fun!

Check out this video featuring camps from last summer: Health Sciences Camp, Race Into Engineering, Soccer Camp, and more!

Summer at SAU 2019

Online, Hybrid, and In-Person Classes
2019 Summer sessions are May 11- June 22 and June 24-August 9.

Why leave campus when you can stay here and get ahead on gen eds or classes for your major? You can also retake certain courses for a better grade and save money with a special summer tuition rate. The best part about taking a summer course is that it lasts only a few weeks!

Beginning March 1, you can register for classes and check class times via the online course searchNote: Up until registration, classes are subject to change.

Keep in Mind

  • Meeting with an Academic Advisor is strongly encouraged to discuss how class options work towards career aspirations/ degree completion.
  • If you have a hold on your registration placed by an administrative office you need to contact the noted office to discuss the problem and rectify the situation before the hold will be lifted, e.g. Student Affairs, Student Accounts.
  • In addition, check your emergency/missing person contact information on MySAU Portal. Failure to have updated contact information may restrict you from registration. Information can be updated on MySAU Portal under Student Self Service. 
  • Finally, academic departments may have entered class restrictions on courses and only the instructor teaching the class has the authority to override them or give you permission to register, but be forewarned that such approvals are rare.
K-8 Camps

This summer, fill your brain with knowledge about engineering, chemistry, music, and more!

We have several opportunities for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade (for Fall 2019).

Kids and Chemistry
June 10-14 (day)
5-6 grades
Learn signs of chemical change, solve problems with chromatography, identify mystery powders, create electric batteries, and participate in many other exciting hands-on chemistry activities. Space limited to 36 campers.
$75 | Registration

Race Into Engineering
June 17-21 and June 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
6-7 grades
Learn about concepts related to aerodynamics, force, power, and energy. Design CO2 dragsters, build the cars from wood, test the initial designs in a wind tunnel, improve the cars, and race the finished product. Additional activities will focus on solving problems relating to engineering. Space limited to 45 students (per camp).
$235 | Register by contacting Dr. Rachel Serianz,, 563-333-6114.

June 17-20, 9 a.m.-Noon
6-8 grades
Explore engineering and robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. Learn about the engineering design process, coding, and complete missions with robots while working on a team and problem-solving. Cost includes snack, materials, and a T-shirt.
$75 | Registration

Health Sciences Adventure Camp
July 15-19 (day)
7-8 grades
Receive an introduction to a variety of health professions. Experience hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians. All activities will be supervised by faculty and students currently enrolled in health science degree programs, and campers will have the opportunity to participate in a job observation activity during one afternoon.
$200 | Online Registration | Mail-In Registration Form (pdf)

National History Day Boot Camp
July 15-18, 9 a.m.-Noon
6-9 grades
Interested in participating in National History Day? Whip your research skills into shape as we drill you on primary sources and pump up your presentation skills at this boot camp. We will cover how to create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website.
$60 | Registration

Young Writers Camp
July 15-19 (day)
2-8 grades
Explore and create your personal writing. At Young Writers' Camp, you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere among supportive peer authors while developing a community of writers. We will experiment with a variety of creative techniques and celebrate our work through a published anthology of writing from the contributions of our campers. Contact Darcie Kress for more information by phone 563-343-3407 or email.
$115 | Registration

High School (9-12) Camps

Choose from several day-camp and overnight camps for students entering 9th through 12th grade (in Fall 2019).

Piano Camp
June 24-28 (day)
9-12 grades
Students attend daily activities and classes; receive lessons; and have supervised practicing. On the last day, campers will present a concert for their friends and family, showcasing what they have learned throughout the week.
$225 | Registration

Mock Trial Camp
June 26-27 (overnight)
9-12 grades
Focus on how to present various parts of a mock trial case using actual case materials. Learn how to make your openings and closings better; how to use the rules of evidence; and how to be a better witness. Camp concludes with competition, feedback, and awards.
$100 | Registration

Fascinating Human Body Camp
June 26-27 (overnight)
11-12 grades
An introduction to the marvels of the human body, students will explore the anatomy of cadavers and learn to appreciate the gift of body donation.
$75 | Registration

Model UN
June 26-27 (overnight)
9-12 grades
St. Ambrose University High School Model United Nations (SAUHMUN) is a two-day conference at which key activities of various United Nations bodies are simulated.
$100 | Registration

Engineering Boot Camp
June 26-28 (overnight)
9-12 grades
Explore engineering fields in depth by completing hands-on projects in multiple disciplines. Throughout the week, students will develop skills in teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. In addition, there will be social and networking opportunities with current engineering students, faculty, and engineers from the industry.
$200 | Registration

National History Day Boot Camp
July 15-18, 9 a.m.-Noon
6-9 grades
Interested in participating in National History Day? Whip your research skills into shape as we drill you on primary sources and pump up your presentation skills at this boot camp. We will cover how to create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website.
$60 | Registration

Sport Camps

St. Ambrose University Athletics offer several summer camps for area youth.

  • Baseball
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Visit the Summer Athletic Camps page for additional details and registration information.


Events below without a date will be updated in the spring.

Wine Festival Wine Tasting
May 18, 3-6 p.m.
The culmination of Wine Festival! Sample wine and gourmet food from local restaurants. Supports SAU scholarships.

Bee Happy Hour
June 13
Calling Ambrose Alumni from across the country! Find a city near you to celebrate SAU in this 10-year-strong tradition.

Bix 7 – Bee Cool Tent
Run the Bix 7 and afterward get refreshed at the Bee Cool Tent!

Star Parties
The beauty and vastness of space can be witnessed at the Menke Observatory during several Star Parties this summer. Each month promises a new vantage point with which to view constellations and celestial objects.


Sue Ferry

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!