Lights, Action, Magic!

Explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the understanding of magic. This camp is designed for 4th through 12th grade campers who have communication disorders, learning disabilities, or are considered at-risk/low literacy learners. Students will be assigned to teams of similar aged peers. Activities will include demonstrations of magic (discrepant events) that piques the campers’ curiosity. Demonstrations will be followed by counselors leading campers through steps to explain and demonstrate the magic and the STEM concepts to others. On-campus field trips such as visiting the botanical center and magic activities will utilize reading, writing, and theater to retain information learned.

Camper at Lights, Action, Magic camp

Camp Information

Date(s) of camp:
Monday, July 12, 2021 to Thursday, July 15, 2021

9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily

Entering 4th through 12th grade


$125 registration fee includes camp supplies. Campers should bring their own daily snacks and lunch. This camp is open to campers with diagnosed communication disorders, learning disabilities, or documented as at-risk/low literacy learners only. This camp meets Monday-Thursday Only.

UNI Campus, Camp Director email will include specifics.

All accepted and paid registrations will receive a camp logistics email from the Camp Director by the Wednesday before camp begins.  This email will include details about where to meet on Monday, how to dress, and other camp logistics.

With rapidly declining COVID-19 cases, the widespread availability of vaccines in Iowa, and in alignment with new guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals from the Centers for Disease Control, we are announcing updates to our safety protocols for STEM Camps.

Covid-19 precautions will be in place for face-to-face camps.  Staff will complete the UNI Daily health check and campers will complete a CDC daily health check before arriving at camp.  Masks are not required.  Those who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing face coverings in accordance with CDC guidelines. Individuals who are fully vaccinated can continue to wear face coverings on campus if they choose to do so. Reduced camp session size will allow for social distancing.  Registered campers will receive updated information about our Covid-19 precautions and camper expectations prior to the start of camp.  Campers who refuse to follow safety rules will be removed from camp without refund. Learn more about UNI's response to Covid-19 at

Contact Information: For registration or program questions, please contact Marcy and Shelia at To learn more about UNI STEM Camps, including camp policies, please visit: