Allen County Summer

Each year a group known as the "Summer Coalition" works together to schedule and share information on summer youth programs in Allen County. Informational flyers are printed & assembled and packets are distributed to every middle and elementary aged student enrolled in Allen County public schools.

This year's packets will be distributed to schools the first week of May -- extra packets may be picked up at any school office or public library in Allen County.

In addition to the printed packets, information all area summer programs is included HERE on the Bowlus website!  A "one stop shop" for parents, grandparents, and other care givers to easily check schedules and find links to information on all summer programs in our community!

If you are directing a summer activity for kids in Allen County and would like to be included on our site, please contact Traci Plumlee at (620) 365-4765 or

Please check back for more details on summer programs in Allen County.  We will continue updating this page as information from area organizations is received!

For the 18th year, ACC presents Summer Youth Theatre for teens and young adults ages 13 - 21!! All events will be held in the Technology & Theatre building located on Allen Community College's Iola campus. Participants only need to attend one audition date (May 24 OR May 25). FREE to participate and to attend the show! For questions contact Tony Piazza at (620) 228-9852 or

5th Annual sports camp hosted in conjunction with UW Sports Ministry.

Date:  June 19 - 23 -- Please register by June 7
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Cost:  $10 ($40 maximum per family)

Sports Offered:
New! Ultimate Frisbee - Boys & Girls (8-12 yrs.)
New! Art - Boys & Girls - Max. 20 (8-12 yrs.)
Soccer - Boys & Girls (6-12 yrs.)
Cheerleading - Girls (6-12 yrs.)
Basketball - Boys & Girls (6-12 yrs.)
Team 45 - Basic Skills for 4 & 5 year olds

For more information or to register online, go to!

For the 21st year . . .the Bowlus presents Children's Summer Theatre Workshop (CSTW)!

WORKSHOP I:  Entering 3rd - 5th grades; Weekdays June 20-30 @ 8am-10am 
WORKSHOP II: Entering 6th - 8th grades; Weekdays June 20-30 @ 10am-noon
PERFORMANCE:  Saturday, July 1 @ 9:30am (both age groups)      

Click here for all the details and to register online for CSTW!

This musical performance is an original musical adaptation of the classic tale featuring up to 60 local local kids entering 1st - 12th grades.

AUDITIONS: Monday, July 10 from 12:30-2:30pm 
REHEARSALS: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 (Scheduled between 12:30-5pm)
PERFORMANCE:  Saturday, July 15 @ 3pm (Tickets- Adults $3/Students $2/free under 5)   

Click here for all the details and to register online for Jack and the Beanstalk!