Camps & Scouts

Drake Bulldog Girls Basketball Camps

Jun 28, 9:00 am
Location:
Drake University, Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
Event For:
K-8
Audience Location:
Des Moines and surrounding area
Cost:
$140
Organization:
Drake Bulldogs Girls Basketball Camp
Contact:
Nicci Hays Fort
Email:
nicci.hays@drake.edu
Phone:
(515) 271-3894
Drake Bulldog Girls Basketball Day Camps are high energy camps in which campers will be taught core basketball fundamentals, develop a basic knowledge of the game and have fun! Campers will be divided according to grade and skill level for all games and skill development sessions.

Drake University Volleyball Camps

Jul 8 (all day)
Location:
Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
Event For:
K-12
Audience Location:
n/a
Organization:
Drake University Volleyball
Contact:
Katie Walker
Email:
katie.walker@drake.edu
Phone:
(253) 486-4358
Camp Dates: Middle School Camp | July 8th-11th Elementary School Camp | July 8th-11th High School Camp | July 12th-14th Advanced Middle School Camp | July 15th-18th (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.) Boys Volleyball Camp | July 15th-18th Elementary School Camp | July 15th-18th Hitter/Setter/Libero Clinic | July 19th ** Camps

SummerSongs! Choir Camp

Jul 12 (all day)
Location:
Grand View University
Event For:
4-8th grade
Audience Location:
IA
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 7-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

SummerTunes! Choir Camp

Jul 12 (all day)
Location:
Grand View University
Event For:
K-3rd Grade
Audience Location:
IA
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 8-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

Des Moines Menace Soccer Camps

Jul 12 (all day)
Organization:
Des Moines Menace
Contact:
Evan Janssen
Email:
evan.janssen@menacesoccer.com
Phone:
(515) 457-6367
Come join the Des Moines Menace for soccer camp. (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.)

Girl Scout Soccer Clinic with Des Moines Menace

Jul 13, 6:30 pm
Location:
Drake University Stadium
Event For:
K-5
Audience Location:
Des Moines
Cost:
$10
Organization:
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Contact:
Kate Kimple
Email:
kkimple@gsiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 559-0186
Girl Scouts are invited to join the Des Moines Menace soccer team for an all Girl Scout soccer clinic before their game on July 13, 2019. Girl Scouts will work with women soccer players, trainers, and coaches to learn new skills, techniques, and drills!

Camp Invention (K-6 Grade) Summer STEM Camp

Jul 15, 9:00 am
Location:
Cowles Montessori School, 6401 College Ave, Des Moines, IA 50324
Event For:
Camp Invention is for incoming Kindergarteners through 6th graders
Audience Location:
Camp Invention is avaliable to all students in and around Des Moines Public Schools
Cost:
$235
Organization:
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Contact:
Jesse Wilcox
Email:
jwilcox.23@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 450-2759
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged. Children transform their imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots, unearth fossils, build boats and use collaboration and problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities. (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.)

Adventures in Architecture Summer Day Camp

Jul 19 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines Social Club
Event For:
6th & 7th grade
Cost:
$225
Organization:
Iowa Architectural Foundation
Contact:
Claudia Cackler
Email:
director@iowaarchfoundation.org
Phone:
(515) 244-1888
Join us for Adventures in Architecture, sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation and Terracon Foundation! Campers will engage in the design process, work in teams to create models and communicate design ideas, visit a couple of landmark buildings and tour a local architecture firm.

Tavian Banks & Tim Dwight Football Camp at Roosevelt

Jul 19 (all day)
Location:
Roosevelt High School - front lawn
Event For:
7-14 years old
Audience Location:
Roosevelt High School - front lawn
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Roosevelt Football & TNT Camps
Contact:
Jason Hemmer
Email:
jasonhemmer@hotmail.com
Phone:
(515) 418-2592
The Roosevelt football staff along with new Roosevelt coach and legendary Hawkeye, Tavian Banks and fellow Hawkeye and former NFL star Tim Dwight, will be hosting a FREE youth football camp at Roosevelt High for all 7-14 year olds in the Des Moines area. Lunch and t-shirt provided to all youth.

WHLC VBS 2019: Whose My Neighbor?

Jul 25, 9:00 am
Location:
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church-1240 66th Street, Windsor Heights IA, 50324
Event For:
Students in Pre-K through those entering 6th Grade
Cost:
Free for EVERYONE!
Organization:
Windsor Heighs Lutheran Church
Contact:
Zach Meyer
Email:
zach@whlc.org
Phone:
(515) 277-6277
WHLC's 2019 VBS takes place from July 22-25, starting at 9am each day, and ending at noon for Pre-K & Kindergarten Students, & 3:30pm for 1st-6th grade students. Our theme explores how we love & serve our neighbors through God's love! Join us as we explore this through games, music, crafts & more!

Pleasant Hill Soccer Club Summer Clinic

Jul 25, 5:30 pm
Location:
Doanes Park, Pleasant Hill
Event For:
4-9
Audience Location:
Pleasant Hill
Cost:
$30.00
Organization:
PHSC
Contact:
Jenny Platt
Email:
registrar@phsoccer.org
Phone:
(515) 669-4840
$30 registration fee includes Grandview University soccer t-shirt and skills training during this soccer camp. Register at www.phsoccer.org. (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.)

Natural Resources Camp

Jul 26 (all day)
Location:
Oak Lake Field Station, Astoria, SD
Event For:
9-12th Grade
Cost:
$300
Organization:
Dept of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University
Contact:
NR Camp Coordinator
Email:
SDSU.NRM@sdstate.edu
Phone:
(605) 688-6121
Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University offers Natural Resources Camp this summer from July 22 through 26, 2019. Camp activities will be led by faculty and graduate students from the Department at the Oak Lake Field Station in Astoria, SD.

Summer Adventure Camp

Jul 26 (all day)
Location:
4101 Amherst Street, Des Moines
Event For:
K-5th grades
Audience Location:
Highland and Oak Park neighborhoods
Cost:
$3 a day
Organization:
Highland Park Community Development Association
Contact:
Philip Herman
Email:
philip@hpccdsm.org
Phone:
(515) 422-4386
This is an enrichment day camp experience that goes from 9:30 AM-3:45 PM. The camp goes for six weeks with 2 three week sessions. Morning includes STEM activities followed by a free lunch, recess, and afternoon activities of reading, arts/crafts, and games. Swimming is once a week.

Summer Sailing Camp by Saylorville Yacht Club

Aug 1 (all day)
Location:
Saylorville Lake Marina
Event For:
elementary, middle school, and high school
Organization:
Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School
Contact:
Jenn
Email:
communications@saylorvilleyachtclub.org
Phone:
(480) 307-5397
SYCSS provides fun and safe instruction for people of all ages in the Des Moines area at Saylorville Lake. Come learn to how to be safe around the water while sailing an Opti, Hobie Wave, FJ, Catalina 27 from one of our US Sailing Certified instructors today!

Pleasant Hill Soccer Club Summer Clinic

Aug 1, 6:00 pm
Location:
Sunset Park, Pleasant Hill
Event For:
10-15
Audience Location:
Sunset Park, Pleasant Hill
Cost:
$40
Organization:
PHSC
Contact:
Jenny Platt
Email:
registrar@phsoccer.org
Phone:
(515) 669-4840
$40 summer camp by Drake includes skills and free t-shirt. Register at www.phsoccer.org (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.)

Summer Camps – Des Moines Performing Arts

Aug 2 (all day)
Location:
DM Civic Center
Event For:
Grades 3-Entering College 2019
Cost:
$250-$495
Organization:
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact:
Lynnae Lathrop, Education Program Coordinator – Camps
Email:
LynnaeL@dmpa.org
Phone:
(515) 246-2360
Camps at DMPA are designed to immerse students into different aspects of the performing arts, building their confidence and performance skills along the way. The experience is fun and unique, creating a valuable asset for future performers and theater enthusiasts!

Courage League Sports 2019 Summer Camp

Aug 9 (all day)
Location:
Pioneer Columbus Community Recreational Center
Event For:
All Students
Cost:
$30 per session
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Porshia Perkins
Email:
porshia@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4022
Over the course of our summer, CLS will offer a wide variety of Summer Camp opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities!

Pioneer Columbus Summer Camps!

Aug 9 (all day)
Location:
Pioneer Columbus Community Center
Event For:
Grades 1-8
Cost:
$60 per week for free lunch status / $100 per week for reduced lunch status / $195 per week for full price
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Marilyn Bagley
Email:
marilyn@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Designed for campers who enjoy spending time outside, playing games, and making crafts. Campers form new friendships as they swim, explore nature, and go on exciting field trips! This camp offers special reduced pricing for families who qualify for free or reduced lunch status!

Riverview Summer Day Camp!

Aug 9 (all day)
Location:
Madison Elementary School (with a second drop off location at Four Mile Community Center)
Event For:
Grades 1-8
Cost:
$60 per week for free lunch status / $100 per week for reduced lunch status / $195 per week for full price
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Marilyn Bagley
Email:
marilyn@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Designed for campers who enjoy spending time outside, playing games, and making crafts. Campers form new friendships as they swim, explore nature, and go on exciting field trips! This camp offers special reduced pricing for families who qualify for free or reduced lunch status! (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.)

Salvation Army Summer Day Camp

Aug 10, 8:00 am
Location:
1216 E. 25th Court, Des Moines, IA 50317
Event For:
5-years-old/Completed Kindergarten through 12 - years-old
Organization:
The Salvation Army
Contact:
Jessica Reeser
Email:
jessica_reeser@usc.salvationarmy.org
Phone:
(515) 266-3156
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Camp Fire Summer Camps!

Aug 16 (all day)
Event For:
Grades 1-12
Cost:
Costs vary according to program. Please view our attached flyer for more details!
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Marilyn Bagley
Email:
marilyn@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Camp Fire offers day camps, overnight camps, environmental education, and short-term outdoor programs that include day trips. At camp, youth from different backgrounds develop important skills, such as self-reliance and problem-solving, while interacting with friends and nature. (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.)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps

Aug 16 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For:
Students entering kindergarten-12th Grade
Organization:
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact:
Robin Spahr
Email:
rspahr@dmplayhouse.com
Phone:
(515) 974-5365
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers a variety of literature-based camps throughout the summer for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Camps vary from half to full day. Scholarships are available!

Living History Farms – Summer Day Camp

Aug 16 (all day)
Location:
Living History Farms
Event For:
Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Cost:
$260.00
Organization:
Living History Farms
Contact:
Abby Hoffman-Carlson
Email:
adminasst@lhf.org
Phone:
(515) 278-5286
Kids connect to history, science, and nature through fun and engaging outdoor experiences, hands-on activities, games, crafts and visits to Living History Farms’ historic sites. The fun and learning never stops at Living History Farms’ Summer Day Camp!

Jewels Academy 2019 Workshop Flyer

Oct 12 (all day)
Location:
Mickle Center(1620 PLEASANT STREET, SUITE 216 DES MOINES, IA 50314)
Event For:
4th-9th grade
Cost:
Math Camp: $45; Y.E.S: $50
Organization:
Jewels Academy
Contact:
Kimberly Wayne
Email:
executivedirector@jewelsacademy.org
Phone:
(515) 243-9159
Math Camp-​Solidify math foundation skills, improve opinion about math, and reduce fear about math. Y.E.S(Young Emerging Scientists)-STEM workshops are learned by doing where each session is design to complete a project and links to a STEM career. (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.)