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 2020.

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 Fun at SAU!
Don't miss out!

Check out this video featuring Health Sciences Camp, Race Into Engineering, Soccer Camp, and more!

Summer at SAU 2020

Online, Hybrid, and In-Person Classes
2020 Summer Term begins May 11.

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 2020).

Kids and Chemistry
June 8-12 (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

June 9-12, 9-11:30 a.m.
5-8 grades
Students explore engineering and robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. They will work in teams to learn about the engineering design process and coding.
$75 | Registration

Racing Into Engineering
Section I: June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Section II: June 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
6-7 grades
Participants will design CO2 dragsters, build the cars from wood, test the initial designs in a wind tunnel, improve the cars, and race the finished product. Fee covers all materials, lunches, and snacks. Limited scholarships available. Sections limited to 45 campers each.
$245/person | Download registration form (pdf)

Bee an Ambassador
June 22-24, 9 a.m.-Noon
Ages 9-13
Bee an Ambassador will enhance your knowledge of world cultures, global issues, geography, and global economics. It offers so many fun individual or group activities for students at different stages of learning.
$100 | Registration

Health Careers Adventure Camp
July 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
7-8 grades
Learn about a variety of health professions through hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians. Fee includes: On-site supervision, T-shirt, team bag, daily snacks and lunch, transportation to and from job shadow experience, and program costs.
$200/Standard; $35/Free or Reduced Lunch | Registration

High School (9-12) Camps

Choose from several day-camp and overnight camps for students entering 9th through 12th grade (in Fall 2020).

International Business Workshop
June 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
This camp will introduce students to the concepts and practices through daily workshop sessions combined with visits to international companies in the Quad Cities area. Students will travel to selected international businesses (transportation provided).
$199 | Registration

Piano Camp
June 22-26, all day
Each day campers will receive daily lessons* or group lessons, an improvisation/composition class, piano ensemble class where students can play duets with their fellow pianists, and have supervised practice. On the last day campers will present a concert for their friends and family showcasing what they have learned throughout the week.
*All campers are asked to come prepared with a minimum of two pieces to work on during the camp.
$225 | Registration

Mock Trial Overnight Camp
June 25-26, all day
A two day summer program for high school students focusing on how to present the various parts of a mock trial case utilizing 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. The camp will conclude with competition, feedback, and awards. Campers will stay overnight in an SAU residence hall with planned evening activities.
$100 | Registration

Fascinating Human Body Camp
June 25-26, overnight
11-12 grades only
This two-day workshop will introduce students to the marvels of the human body as they explore the anatomy of cadavers and learn to appreciate the gift of body donation. Campers will stay overnight in an SAU residence hall with planned evening activities.
$100 | 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.



Wine Festival Wine Tasting
May 16, 3-6 p.m.
The culmination of Wine Festival! Sample wine and gourmet food from local restaurants. Supports SAU scholarships.

Bee Happy Hour
June 11
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 during several Star Parties this summer at the Menke Observatory, 21555 52nd Ave., Dixon, Iowa. Each month promises a new vantage point with which to view constellations and celestial objects.

May 16
June 27
July 18
August 29
September 12


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 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!