Camps & Scouts

Des Moines Community Playhouse Winter & Spring Classes & Camps

May 16 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For:
Preschool, elementary, and middle school students
Cost:
Variable
Organization:
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact:
Robin Heldt Spahr
Email:
rspahr@dmplayhouse.com
Phone:
(515) 974-5365
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers weekly classes and camps during breaks during the winter and spring months.

Summer Sailing Camp by Saylorville Sailing School

Jun 1 (all day)
Location:
Saylorville Lake Marina
Event For:
elementary, middle school, and high school
Organization:
Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School
Contact:
Greg Annexstad
Email:
info@sycss.org
Phone:
(480) 307-5397
Sailing in Iowa? Absolutely! Our local sailing school provides some of the most exciting camps around the Greater Des Moines area. We offer a variety of camps for all ages so you can learn about safety on the water, sailing your own boat, and having some fun! Sign up today!

2020 JA BizTown Summer Camp

Jun 8 (all day)
Event For:
Students grades 4th-7th
Organization:
JA of Central Iowa
Contact:
Shannon Gerard
Email:
tracyz@jacentraliowa.org
Phone:
(515) 279-9602
JA BizTown Summer Camp is an indoor, academic camp geared towards students entering grades 4-7. This camp is designed to educate and enhance the camper's financial literacy learning while infusing entrepreneurship, work and career readiness, team work, marketing, philanthropy. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Camp Kesem of University of Iowa

Jun 13 (all day)
Location:
Boone, IA
Event For:
6-18
Audience Location:
Any location
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Camp Kesem at the University of Iowa
Contact:
Cole Moore
Email:
iowa.outreach@campkesem.org
Phone:
(712) 790-8712
Camp Kesem is a free week long camp children who have been affected by a parent's cancer. This is a week to have fun and make memories and friends that will be with you the rest of your life. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

SummerSongs Choir Camp

Jul 10, 8:15 am
Location:
Grand View University
Event For:
Current 4-8th graders
Cost:
$325
Organization:
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact:
Kim Novy
Email:
office@joinhyc.org
Phone:
(515) 221-3922
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for a week of music and fun in SummerSongs! Choir Camp July 6-10, 2020. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

SummerTunes Choir Camp

Jul 10, 9:00 am
Location:
Grand View University
Event For:
Current K-3rd Graders
Cost:
$125
Organization:
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact:
Kim Novy
Email:
office@joinhyc.org
Phone:
(515) 221-3922
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades K-3 for a week of music and fun in SummerTunes! Choir Camp July 6-10, 2020. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

Summer Camps – Des Moines Performing Arts

Jul 24 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines
Event For:
3rd Grade -Entering College, based on fall 2020 enrollment
Organization:
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact:
Lynnae Lathrop
Email:
LynnaeL@dmpa.org
Phone:
(515) 246-2360
o Des Moines Performing Arts presents five different summer camps for 2020, each designed to improve participants performance skills: Musical Theater Camp, Musical Theater Dance Intensive with WICKED, Broadway Intensive, Broadway Summer Academy, and Acting and Improvisation.

Summer 2020 Camps with Courage League Sports

Aug 7 (all day)
Location:
Various community buildings or parks
Event For:
All Students
Cost:
$30-$45 per session
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Porshia Perkins
Email:
porshia@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4021
Come out and join us for a fun and energetic summer camp offering a variety of large movement activities for toddlers to teenagers with special needs. We will provide 7 weeks of camps spaced out in 6 different locations throughout the summer!

Living History Farms Summer Day Camp

Aug 14 (all day)
Location:
Living History Farms
Event For:
K-8th Grade
Audience Location:
Open to the public
Organization:
Living History Farms
Contact:
Amy Day
Email:
amyday@lhf.org
Phone:
(515) 278-5286
Located on 500 acres of rolling prairie filled with bubbling streams and nature paths begging to be explored, Living History Farms’ outdoor day camp setting provides a fun and unique way for children to experience day-to-day farm and town life as it was in the past.