Conferences & Pre-College Programs

No matter your age or interest, there's something for everyone: conferences & events, sport camps, workshops, educational pre-college programs, and more!

Our Conference Center

St. Ambrose University is home to serveral world-class facilities for all your conference and event needs.

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Conferences & Events

St. Ambrose University's conference & events team is committed to combining industry-leading service with SAU's world-class venue option.  To learn more about scheduling your wedding, banquet, or other conference event, please contact us at for more information.

AWSJ 2023 Conference

More information to come!

Pre-College Camps & Programs

Our office coordinates several summer pre-college programs occurring at St. Ambrose University.  To learn more about our pre-college camps and program offerings, please contact for more information.

Academic Camps & Programs

Mock Trial Camp 2024 - Grades 9-12

June 11-12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A two-day summer program for high school students (grades 9-12) 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. Lunch is provided.

LEGO Sumo 2024 - Grades 5-8

Session 1: June 17-18 and 20-21, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: July 8-12, 2024, 1:00-4:00 pm

Explore engineering and robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms robots. Students entering grades 5-8 will program autonomous robots using sensors to challenge each other in the sport of LEGO Sumo. Snacks are provided (our cafeteria is undergoing refurbishment).

*Registration opens February 20th

Piano Camp 2024 - Grades 8-12

July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall will attend daily activities at the Galvin Fine Arts Center and Davis Hall on the St. Ambrose University campus. Each day campers will receive daily lessons*, performance seminar, a specialty piano 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 showcasing what they have learned throughout the week. Friends and family are invited to attend!

*All campers are asked to come prepared with a minimum of two pieces to work on during the camp.

Model UN Camp 2024  - Grades 7-12

July 22-23, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Ambrose University Model United Nations summer camp (grades 7-12) is a two-day conference at which key activities of the United Nations Security Council are simulated. This conference is designed to enhance critical and analytical skills essential for preparation for college level coursework, and provide a unique academic experience to help craft that standout college admissions resume. To register multiple students or a team(s), contact Theresa Barber at 563-333-5701 or Lunch is provided.

Footliters Traveling Playhouse: The Call of the Matterhorn  - Grades 2-8

July 22-26, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Designed for students at all levels of theatre experience, campers will audition, rehearse, and perform a musical alongside 3 professional teaching one week! Camp fees are $195 and include a camp t-shirt and 2 tickets to the final performance. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Contact Information
Theresa Barber
Cindy Peters

Athletic Camps & Programs

St. Ambrose University Athletics offers 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.

Contact Information
Caitlin O'Brien


Sophia Pierce

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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