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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

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.

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.

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.

FREE Back to School Physicals

Jul 24 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For:
K-12
Audience Location:
Any/All students K-12
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Des Moines University
Contact:
Hanna de Geest
Email:
hanna.degeest@dmu.edu
Phone:
(641) 295-3494
Come in for your back-to-school physical during two-days of walk-in physicals on Thursday, July 25, 12-5pm & Friday, July 26, 12-4pm. Polk County Health Department will provide vaccinations for qualifying families. Free backpacks!

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.

Connect with the world from your home

Aug 1 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines
Event For:
Elementary -High School
Organization:
AFS Intercultural Programs USA
Contact:
Sara Roberts
Email:
midlandcentral@afsusa.org
Phone:
(515) 721-3651
Your family will experience the year of a lifetime by welcoming an AFS international high school exchange student into your home for a year or a semester. With the dedicated support of local AFS volunteers, your family will create a lifelong global bond. (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 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!

Loving Families WANTED to host an international high school student

Aug 1 (all day)
Event For:
Parents
Organization:
World Link Inc.
Contact:
Karen King-Fitzgerald
Email:
karen@worldlinkinc.org
Phone:
(515) 491-1551
World Link Inc is searching for loving families to open their heart and home to a foreign exchange student. Choose to be a 10-month family, one semester family, or a welcome family. (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 Swimming Federation

Aug 1 (all day)
Location:
Valley High School, West Des Moines
Event For:
Elementary, middle and high school
Audience Location:
All schools
Organization:
Des Moines Swimming Federation
Contact:
Amber Siever
Email:
asiever@hotmail.com
Phone:
(515) 418-0911
Done with swimming lessons? Then jump in the pool with Des Moines Swimming Federation. Make friends while you learn to swim fast. Give competitive swimming a try - FREE - for two weeks. Training groups for all students, ages 6 and up.

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!

Outdoor Journey for Girls

Aug 2 (all day)
Location:
1991 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 50156
Event For:
12 - 15
Cost:
$150
Organization:
Iowa Women in Natural Resources
Contact:
Katy Cantin
Email:
ojcoordinator@gmail.com
Phone:
(319) 430-6462
Outdoor Journey is a 3-day, 2-night experience for girls ages 12 - 15 to be introduced to all things outdoors! Kayaking or canoeing, fishing, learn about wildlife, hunter safety, and more! There are options to attend for free! (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.)

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!

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.)

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!

Courage League Sports Volunteering

Aug 9 (all day)
Event For:
Age 14+
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Porshia Perkins
Email:
porshia@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4022
Courage League Sports offers adaptive recreation programs for those living with a special need. We offer programming weekday nights (Monday - Thursday) at various community spaces to get better access to our participants. CLS can not operate without YOUR help! (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
summer day camp

Youth Football Flag & Tackle

Aug 15 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines
Event For:
1st- 7th Grade
Audience Location:
Des Moines
Organization:
Venom Football
Contact:
Garrette Boone Sr.
Email:
Coachboone515@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 724-8245
The Des Moines Venom was founded by a group of passionate, like-minded individuals who love working with and developing young student-athletes. We love the game of football and believe the game offers the opportunity to teach many life lessons. (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.)

Venom Cheerleading

Aug 15 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines
Event For:
K-6th Grade
Audience Location:
Des Moines
Organization:
Venom Chearleading
Contact:
Garrette Boone Sr.
Email:
Coachboone515@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 724-8245
Cheerleading for K-6th Grade with an emphasis on building leaders (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 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!

Fall Family Festival

Aug 28, 6:00 pm
Location:
4200 E. 25th St., Des Moines
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Grace Church
Contact:
Greg Long
Email:
glong@gracehome.com
Phone:
(515) 402-0093
The Fall Family Festival is a free community event for the entire family. There is a classic car show and lots of activities for kids, including pony rides, kiddie train, face painting, balloon animals, and more! Plus free food and drink for everyone! (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.)

Courage League Sports Spring 2019 Programming

Aug 30 (all day)
Location:
Pioneer Columbus Community Recreational Center
Event For:
All Students
Audience Location:
Pioneer Columbus Community Recreational Center
Cost:
$45 for 4 week session
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Porshia Perkins
Email:
porshia@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4022
Courage League Sports is bringing our programming to you! Starting the week of April 1st, Courage League Sports will spend Tuesday evenings at the Pioneer Columbus Community Center. Registrations are now open at https://www.courageleaguesports.com/our-locations/des-moines/ (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.)

Living History Farms – Summer Barnyard Readers

Aug 30 (all day)
Location:
Living History Farms
Event For:
Pre-school
Cost:
$22.00
Organization:
Living History Farms
Contact:
Abby Hoffman-Carlson
Email:
adminasst@lhf.org
Phone:
(515) 278-5286
Together with your 3, 4, or 5 year old, listen to a story or two about a farm animal and participate in a special activity in the Visitor Center. Then, take a ride on our tractor-drawn cart out to the farm to see the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard!

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

Sep 2, 9:00 am
Location:
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
All Des Moines Mini Maker Faire activities are included with SCI general admission — $13 for adults, $8 for children & seniors, free for members!
Organization:
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact:
Anna Rhodes
Email:
anna.rhodes@sciowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-6868
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects and more. (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.)

Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

Sep 3 (all day)
Location:
Great Escape
Event For:
Any age welcomed.
Audience Location:
Anyone
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Great Escape--The Ultimate Experience
Contact:
Jodi L Schillinger
Email:
jodi@greatescapeiowa.com
Phone:
(515) 263-1700
Kids Bowl Free is a national program which offers 2 free games of bowling everyday to kids and families during the summer. (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.)

Kids Bowl Free Summer Challenge for your school

Sep 3 (all day)
Location:
Great Escape
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Great Esccape
Contact:
Jodi Schillinger
Email:
jodi@greatescapeiowa.com
Phone:
(515) 263-1700
Sign up for Kids Bowl Free today to help your school win money for the PTO. Bowl 2 games free every day all summer long. (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.)

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.)

Grand View Community Garden – 2019 Season

Oct 31 (all day)
Location:
1322 Boyd St.
Audience Location:
Capitol Park, Oak Park, Highland Park, MLK Jr. Park (Carver Elementary, East High School, Findley Elementary, Cattell Elementary, Madison Elementary, Oak Park Elementary, Harding Middle School, North High School, Hiatt Middle School)
Cost:
$25/season (exceptions can be made for hardships)
Organization:
Grand View University
Contact:
Robert Barron
Email:
viewsforward@grandview.edu
Phone:
(515) 263-6195
Grand View University has a community garden available for neighborhood residents to grow fresh produce! The season runs from May 1 through October 31. The garden is part of the Views Forward Project, a community engagement initiative that aims for GV to collaborate more with its surrounding areas. (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.)

$5 Family Night @ Science Center

Dec 13, 5:00 pm
Location:
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
$5.00/person
Organization:
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact:
Hannah Little
Email:
hannah.little@sciowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-6868
The second Friday of each month from 5:00–8:00 pm, explore SCI with your family. Admission is just $5 per person! No need to grab dinner first... our Food Chain Cafe is open until 7:30 pm. (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.)

Court Appointed Special Advocate

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Polk County
Event For:
18+
Organization:
Iowa Child Advocacy Board-CASA
Contact:
Carrie Phelps
Email:
carrie.phelps@dia.iowa.gov
Phone:
(866) 469-2522
CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children under the court's jurisdiction.