Community Page

The City of Mount Vernon is a great place to raise a family! The community comes together to celebrate many annual events and the city has a Community Wellness Center known as the Lester Buresh Center (LBC). The City of Mount Vernon boasts 7 parks, a swimming pool, a disc golf course, a 9-hole golf course, and a community athletic complex. Please see the links below for all of the upcoming events and exciting things to do in Mount Vernon.

The following items are not Mount Vernon Community School District sponsored unless otherwise stated. It is being distributed through the school district as a community service of the district to inform you of other community activities or services available.   Click on the  boxes below to open them up for additional information. 

Bass Farms Events

Bass Farms is open Year Round

Click on link below to check out Events at Bass Farms

Boys Scouts/Cub Scouts

Year Round

click here for the website

City of Mount Vernon

click here for the City of Mount Vernon Website

Cornell College Basketball Camps

Click here for a link regarding basketball camps

Girl Scouts

Year Round

click here for a link to the Girl Scouts website

Lester Buresh Center (LBC)

Check out the Programs available at the LBC.

Sign up now to join the fun at


LBC is offering a 3 day class for 4 – 6th graders. 

Jumping back to school with Energy

Here is the link to the registration
Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation

Click here for the Website to the Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation and events

Click here for a brochure about the camps

ExploreU – Math & Computer Science workshops for MS girls completing 6th, 7th & 8th grades
Registration for ExploreU is now open! As you may know, ExploreU is designed for middle school girls completing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. We plan to offer new exciting workshops this summer introducing more math and computer science, and new fun Treasure Hunt! This year’s camp is going to be at Kirkwood Regional Center in Coralville. We will have two sections for newcomers June 13-18 and July 11-16, 2022, and one section for returners June 13-18, 2022.
All the information can be found at:
Registration form:
The program cost is $100. We will continue to offer Transamerica scholarships for low-income students to cover the camp post.
Golf Camp – Kernoustie Golf Course, 2nd – 8th grade, June 12 – June 16th

Click here for a flyer with more information

Heritage Days 2022 Fundraiser Opportunity

Click here for a letter on how you can help with Heritage Days and raise funds for your group.

Heritage Days Game List 2022

Mount Mercy Boys Summer Camp

Click here for the Mount Mercy Basketball camp site. This has dates and registration information.

Click here for a camp brochure

Odyssey Theatre for the Young of Art Summer Workshop

Odyssey Theatre for the Young of Art Summer Drama Workshop proudly presents the Wizard of Oz with two shows only: Friday, June 24th at 7pm and Saturday, June 25th at 2pm. General Admission is seven dollars with tickets sold at the door an hour prior to each show, by cash, check or Venmo. Performances will be held in the Mount Vernon Middle School District Auditorium, 525 Palisades Rd, Mount Vernon, IA 52314. Questions, please contact

Orchestra Iowa

Click here for events with Orchestra Iowa

Southeast Linn Community Center – Pool Scholarships

Southeast Linn Community Center is offering scholarships for Mount Vernon Pool passes for those with financial need. Scholarships are for residents of the Lisbon and Mount Vernon school districts. A limited number of scholarships are available. Sign up opens Thursday, April 14th and continues until scholarship funds are depleted. No early sign-ups or holds will be accepted. Beginning the 14th, scholarship request forms can be completed online at or paper copies will be available at 108 S. Washington St in Lisbon during SELCC open hours, 9-4 Monday-Friday & until 5 on Thursdays. Paper applications can also be left in the SELCC drop box outside of business hours. Scholarships will cover 80% of the cost and recipients will be responsible for 20%, which must be paid at the time of application. Payments may be made via credit card, cash (exact amount only) or check. Call 319-455-2844 with questions. Donations to this scholarship fund are also welcome. Please indicate “pool pass fund” when making a donation.

Southeast Linn Community Center – Summer opportunities for Kids

Fun activities for kids this summer

Free Summer Movies

Free Garden Classes for Kids

Summer Science Discovery Camps & Opportunities- Iowa State Extension and Outreach

click here for a flyer with more information on Summer Discovery Camp

New deadline to sign up for Summer Discovery is June 1st.

Click here for information on other opportunities

Theatre Cedar Rapids – Summer Camps
This year, Theatre Cedar Rapids has rolled out a “Pay What You Can” program to make arts education more accessible to students.

If you have any questions, you can reach out Mic Evans, Theatre Cedar Rapids

Education Manager directly at

Click here for the summer camp link
All the best and thank you for your time!
Write Now – the UI Alumni and Friends Writing Contests

click here for a flyer with information