Youth Programs (Fall)

2019_Fall_Youth

Good Time Gang (Ages 2-3½)

This all-time favorite activity-plus development based program includes activities such as free play, simple crafts, stories, games, and songs all centered around our weekly theme. Our program will focus on coordination, socialization, large muscle development, and just plain FUN! Children will do crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 2 years of age before the first day of class. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. First session lasts 6 weeks, second session lasts 7 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: August 27, August 29, October 8, October 10

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 3 – Oct. 8

Tues. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$81

Sept. 5 – Oct. 10

Thurs. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$81

Oct. 15 – Dec. 3

Tues. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$94

Oct. 17 – Dec. 5

Thurs. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$94

*NO CLASS: November 26, November 28

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3½-5)

(To add another day of preschool, please check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme to prepare them to venture into the kindergarten classroom. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.) and table time (patterns, numbers, and letters) all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 3½ years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. First session lasts 6 weeks, second session lasts 7 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: August 27, October 8

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 3 – Oct. 10

Tuesday & Thursday

12:15-2:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$182

Oct. 15 – Dec. 5

Tuesday & Thursday

12:15-2:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$213

*NO CLASS: November 26 or November 28

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3-4)

(To add another day of preschool, please check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.) all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Participant MUST be 3 years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Maximum 12 participants per session. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) First session lasts 6 weeks, second session lasts 7 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Ammann and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: August 28, October 7

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 4 – Oct. 9

Monday & Wednesday

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$149

Oct. 14 – Dec. 4

Monday & Wednesday

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$175

*NOTE: First session begins on a Wednesday

*NO CLASS: October 21, November 25, November 27

Good Time Gang and MORE! (Ages 3-5)

This class is the perfect option if you would like another day of preschool for your child! Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the day, etc.), all with a focus on pre-academic skills centered around our weekly theme. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 3 years of age and MUST be potty trained before the first day of class. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) A snack will be served. 6-week session. Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Ronda Ammann.

Registration Deadlines: August 30, October 11

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 6 – Oct. 11

Fridays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$81

Oct. 18 – Dec. 6

Fridays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$81

NO CLASS: November 1, November 29

Parent and Me Creative Movement

(Ages 18 mos.-3)

A parent and child take this 4-week class together! This class is all about exploring dance through music and props, learning to follow directions and waiting your turn all while having fun! Please register child only. Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Studio.

Registration Deadline: August 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 4 - Sept. 25

Wednesdays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$60

TotLot (Ages 1-5)

Need a place for your toddler to burn some energy this fall? Tired of the crowded mall play area? Bring the kiddos to the Tot Lot at Giovannetti Community Shelter! Toddler toys, balls, tunnels, mats, music and more will be available in the large community room to get the kids running and playing. Parents/caretakers are required to stay and watch their children. Register child only. 7 week sessions. Supervised by City Staff.

Registration Deadlines: September 6, October 25

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 10 – Oct. 22

Tuesdays

9-10:30 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$21

Oct. 29 – Dec. 10

Tuesdays

9-10:30 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$21

About Rounded Minds™

Rounded Minds’ mission is to make top-level extracurricular activities available, convenient and affordable to parents who desire to raise well-rounded children and establish a strong foundation for their lifelong success. This unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds while providing benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age. Every Rounded Minds class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, energetic, creative and fun educational experiences. All programs are bilingual programs that offer children experiences in sports without the threat of competition. Basic skills and fun games will reinforce listening, teamwork, and the joy of being active.

Rounded Minds - Sports Exploration (Ages 3-6)

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 5-week program is a great way for children to experience a variety of new sports and activities in a format that is structured, engaging, and most of all…. FUN! This program prepares children for organized Sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Children will have an opportunity to explore a new sport each day, learn some basic skills, and participate in fun games that will reinforce listening, teamwork, and the joy of being active! We focus on fundamental motor skills and coordination. This will provide them confidence to participate in athletics as they grow older. Your child will enjoy a sport and will be learning Spanish simultaneously. Instructor: Raul Cunarro.

Registration Deadline: October 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Nov. 6 - Nov. 27

Wednesdays

6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$43

Rounded Minds – Soccer & Spanish Intro (Ages 3-6)

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 4-week program is a great way for children to experience soccer in a format that is structured, engaging, and most of all…. FUN! This high-energy fitness program is led by professional soccer coaches who introduce children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using their feet, dribbling, passing, ball control, and shooting by using creative games, positive reinforcement, and even songs. Children will learn the basic rules of the game while practicing sportsmanship and teamwork. Your child will enjoy soccer and will be learning Spanish simultaneously! Instructor: Raul Cunarro.

Registration Deadline: September 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 7 - Sept. 28

Saturdays

10:45-11:45 AM

Lions Park Tennis Courts

$43

Rounded Minds - Tumbling & Spanish Intro (Ages 2-7)

In this always-moving class, kids explore movement and tumbling through fun exercises and activities. Basic tumbling and calisthenics are introduced using stories, activities and games that kids enjoy. Skills include somersault, bridge, headstand, handstand, back bend and more. Kids won’t get enough of this high energy 4-week class! Mix 5 / Max 15. Instructor: Raul Cunarro

Registration Deadline: September 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Oct. 3 - Oct. 24

Thursdays

6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$43

Hooray for Halloween! (Ages 2-12)

Come to the Giovannetti Community Shelter for a spooktacular night! Children should dress in their favorite costumes and bring a sack for trick or treat candy! We will make Halloween crafts, decorate cookies and play games!

Registration Deadline: October 15Kids Yoga (Ages 6-12)

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

October 28

Monday

6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$8

Pee Wee's Tap/Ballet (Ages 3-4)

Learn tap and ballet in this fun-filled 4 week class. We will use lots of interactive props and kid friendly music to keep your little one interested and their imagination soaring. Tap shoes are required for this class. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadlines: August 28, September 25

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sept. 4 - Sept. 25

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$43

Oct. 2 - Oct. 23

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$43

Prince and Princess for a Day! (Ages 3-10)

Girls and boys will love this class! They will create a tiara or a crown, a sash with their name and a royal wand or sword!

Registration Deadline: October 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

October 9

Wednesday

5:30-6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$8

BU Ninjas Boys Breakdance and Hip Hop (Grades K-5)

We will play games and introduce hip hop dance in this 6-week class. They will learn to listen to their teacher, interact with other kids, wait their turn, and have lots and lots of fun!! We HAVE super capes and USE lots of props to keep their creative minds flowing!! Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Studio.

Registration Deadlines: September 25, October 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 2 - Oct. 23

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$64

Nov. 6 - Nov. 27

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$64

Mini Mix Tap/Jazz/Lyrical (Grades K-2)

This 4 week class is for children who love to move! We will explore three types of dance Tap/Jazz/Ballet. This class is very interactive using props and music. Your kiddo will love it! Tap shoes are required for this class. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadlines: September 2, October 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sept. 9 – Sept. 30

Mondays

6-6:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$64

Oct. 7 - Oct. 28

Mondays

6-6:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$64

Jr. Mix Tap/Jazz/Ballet (Grades 3-5)

This is a high energy 4-week dance class with lots of fun packed in. The kids will learn a routine, work in groups, and explore different styles of dance. Instructor: BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: August 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sept. 3 – Sept. 24

Tuesdays

6-6:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$64

Pom/Ribbon Dance (Ages 4-6)

Learn fun techniques and a routine with pom poms and dance ribbons. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadlines: September 3, September 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sept. 9 – Sept. 30

Mondays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$43

Oct. 7 – Oct. 28

Mondays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$43

Letter from Santa (Ages 10 and under)

Enjoy this opportunity to receive a letter from Santa mailed directly to your child. This letter, written in simple, easy to read language, is a thrilling surprise for any child. It will come in an envelope with Santa’s name and return address in the corner, addressed directly to your child. Letter will arrive approximately one week before Christmas. A unique and touching idea for all of your nieces, nephews or grandchildren no matter where they live!

Registration Deadline: December 6

Session

cost

Registration begins September 1

$2

Cookies for Santa (Ages 3-8)

Everyone knows that Santa loves COOKIES!! Join us as we decorate cookies for Santa. Please bring a container to take treats home. Parental supervision required. Fee is for child only, parents are free. Please register child only. Staff Instructor.

Registration Deadline: December 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

December 7

Saturday

10-11 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$12

Brunch With Santa (Ages 2-7)

Santa will be taking a break from making toys and wants you to join him! Come have a fun morning with Santa enjoying donuts and juice, making holiday crafts, cookie decorating, singing songs and more. Don't forget your list to give to Santa and a camera for a great photo opportunity! Parents/adults should attend with child. Donuts and juice are for registered child only. Maximum 60 participants.

Registration Deadline: December 9

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

December 14

Saturday

9-10 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$10

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt (Ages 1-10)

It has been rumored someone has left candy canes and candy on the grounds around Giovannetti Community Shelter! Bring your bag and flashlight and come help us find them all!

After collecting all the candy, enjoy hot cocoa inside the shelter house. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with Santa! Parents must accompany children, please register child only. Dress according to the weather. Giovannetti Community Shelter is located at 8900 Douglas Avenue.

Registration Deadline: December 6

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

December 13

Friday

6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$8

Creative Genius Art (Ages 6-11)

Draw, paint, and sculpt in this 3 part series to explore many kinds of art materials and mediums. Students will develop technical skill and study many kinds of artworks in this engaging, educational, and student led community art program. Instructor: Creative Geniuses Instructor Min 4/ Max 16.

Registration Deadlines: Oct. 2, Oct. 30, Nov. 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Drawing

Oct. 9 – Oct. 23

Wednesdays

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$45

Painting

Nov. 6 – Nov. 20

Wednesdays

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$45

Sculpture

Dec. 4 – Dec. 18

Wednesdays

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$45

Monster Jamz Girls Hip Hop (Grades K-5)

Monster Jamz hip hop is a high energy hip hop 4-week class for girls. Grab a friend and learn the hottest new moves with a routine! Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: September 24, October 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 1 - Oct. 22

Tuesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$64

Nov. 5 - Nov. 26

Tuesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$64

Science Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Calling all creative scientists! Each week we will experiment with different compounds and minerals to create fun works of art! Our experiments will include making: Slime, galaxy bottles, fossil soaps, marshmallow caterpillars, mineral painting and MORE! Each class will include an edible science experiment. Min. 3 / Max. 15. 5 week class. Instructor: Alex Lihs

Registration Deadline: September 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 1 – Oct. 29

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$70

Baking for Kids-Winter Treats (Ages 5-11)

Tis the Season for sweet treats and sharing! Each week we will create delicious treats that are so good you’ll want to share! Recipe themes include, truffles, festive barks, all things chocolate and marshmallow creations! Ingredients and supplies will be provided. Min. 2 / Max 10. 4-week class. Instructor: Alex Lihs

Registration Deadline: November 25

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Dec. 2 – Dec. 23

Mondays

5:30-7 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$60

Baking for Kids-All About Fall! (Ages 7-13)

Tis the Season for fall baking! Join us for a fun fall themed 4-week baking class! Each week we will focus on traditional fall recipes, such as: Pumpkin Muffins, Carrot Cakes, Fruit Crisp Crumbles, and Pumpkin Spice Truffles! Ingredients and supplies will be provided. Min. 2 / Max 7. Instructor: Alex Lihs

Registration Deadline: October 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Nov. 5 – Nov. 26

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$60

Holiday Art in the Park (Ages 5-11)

Join your friends as we make holiday themed crafts. Each session will be themed around the upcoming holiday! Staff instructor.

Registration Deadlines: October 2, November 4, December 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

October 9

Halloween

Wednesday

5:30-6:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Art Room

$8

November 11

Thanksgiving

Monday

5:30-6:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Art Room

$8

December 9

Christmas

Monday

5:30-6:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Art Room

$8

Beginner Roller Skate! (Ages 5-17)

Learn the basics of roller skating (stop, stride, getting up and bending down). Skate rental included if needed. This is a 5-week class. Skateland is located at 5621 Meredith Drive in Des Moines.

Registration Deadlines: Aug. 19, Sep. 30, Nov. 11

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Aug. 24 – Sept. 28

Saturdays

10-11 AM

Skateland

$45

Oct. 5 – Nov. 9

Saturdays

10-11 AM

Skateland

$45

Nov. 16 – Dec. 21

Saturdays

10-11 AM

Skateland

$45

Kids Spa - Arts & Crafts (Ages 6-12)

Join us for this beginner-friendly class making your own homemade bath and beauty products! You will learn a variety of techniques you can use to create DIY bath products that are as beautiful as they are useful. Each week you will create new products such as: Sugar Scrubs, Lip Balms, and Bath Boms. All supplies are provided. Min. 3 / Max. 15. 3 week class. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: November 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Dec. 4 – Dec. 18

Wednesdays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Art Room

$55

Cooking for Kids (Ages 6-13)

Calling all mini chefs! Join us for a fun, hands on cooking 4-week class for kids! Each week we will learn different cooking techniques, kitchen first aid and create delicious recipes such as: Meat Balls, Breakfast Egg Muffins, Pizzas, and our last class we will make a dessert! Ingredients and cooking supplies will be provided! Min. 2 / Max 10. Instructor: Alex Lihs

Registration Deadline: September 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 7 – Oct. 28

Mondays

5:45-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Kitchen

$70

Robotics 100 Level (Grade 1 - 6)

Build robots. Build friendships. Build confidence! This program will give your child a lively introduction to building and programming robots using LEGO® bricks and award-winning WeDo™ software. 4-week class.

Registration Deadlines: September 26, October 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 3 – Oct. 24

Thursdays

5:30-7:30 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct. Urbandale, Iowa

$105

Oct. 31 - Nov. 21

Thursdays

5:30-7:30 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct. Urbandale, Iowa

$105

Generation Pound (Ages 6-12)

MOVE, ROCK, PLAY & MAKE NOISE! Generation POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movements, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT-ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness. Instructor: Ashlee Seaton. Min 7 / Max 14.

Registration Deadlines: September 23, October 21, October 28, December 9

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

September 28

Saturday

10:00-10:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th Street

$18

October 26

Saturday

10:00-10:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th Street

$18

November 2

Saturday

10:00-10:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th Street

$18

December 14

Saturday

10:00-10:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th Street

$18

Babysitting Clinic (Ages 10 and up)

Participants will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for infants and toddlers. There will also be guest speakers teaching on the subjects of age appropriate toys and activities, safety, and basic first aid and rescue breathing. All participants receive a book filled with information about childcare as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Class taught in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach. Bring a lunch, a refrigerator and microwave are available.

Registration Deadline: October 10

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

October 19

Saturday

9AM - 3 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$30

Martial Arts (Ages 8+)

Join Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor. Learn a traditional martial art that stresses self-defense, physical fitness, self-control and discipline. This is full martial arts incorporating principles from karate, hap ki do, tae kwon do and kempo. The program is for ages 8 and above and the techniques taught are adaptable to any age or physical level. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Maximum 40 participants per month. First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: September 4, October 2, November 1, December 2

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 4 – Sept. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Oct. 2 – Oct. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Nov. 4 – Nov. 27

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Dec. 2 – Dec. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 4 – Sept. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

Oct. 2 – Oct. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

Nov. 1 – Nov. 27

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

Dec. 2 – Dec. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

NO CLASS: December 25, December 27

CLASS IS MOVED TO LIONS SHELTER ON: September 30, October 16, December 2, December 16, December 18

New! Chess Club (Grades K-8)

Make the right move by signing up for Chess class! Each class you will learn the fundamentals and strategies for the game known around the world: Chess. Not only is this strategical game a fun way to pass the time, it also has a very positive impact on your education by improving logic, observation, problem-solving, and creativity skills all while utilizing both sides of your brain! Instructor: Anthony Swindell along with an assistant coach. 5 or 6 week classes. Min: 12 / Max 30.*No Class on September 19

Registration Deadlines: August 29, October 10

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sept. 5 – Oct. 10*

Thursdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Art Room

$73

Oct. 17 – Nov. 21

Thursdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Art Room

$85

Archery Class (Ages 11-17)

Archery, give it a "shot". Have you thought about trying archery, but you don’t have any equipment? Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try. Will provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. Max 18 participants

Registration Deadline: September 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sep. 10

Tuesday

6-7 PM

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility, 2500 Grand Ave.,

West Des Moines, 50265

$10

Kids Create Classes (Ages 5-9)

Fairy Camp

This fun art camp is all about FAIRIES! Students will create a beautiful mixed media painting, play games, create a fabulous jeweled wand, and watch Tinkerbell while enjoying theater style snacks. Expect your child to create, play, learn, and relax during this magical camp. Instructor: Elizabeth Lyons *Please send your student with a peanut free sack lunch.

Registration Deadline: October 14

Critter Class

This exciting class is half art, half animals! Students will create a fabulous mixed media artwork, meet and learn about a variety of small animals, play games, and enjoy a snack. This is an experience your animal enthusiast is sure to love! Join Kids Create and Blank Park Zoo for this one of a kind class! Instructor: Elizabeth Lyons

Registration Deadline: October 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

October 21

Fairy Camp

Ages 5-9

Monday

9 AM - 2 PM

Lions Park Shelter

$45

November 2

Critter Class

Ages 4-6

Session 1

Saturday

9 AM – 11:30 AM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$34

November 2

Critter Class

Ages 5-9

Session 2

Saturday

11:45 AM – 2:15 PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$34

Australian Rules Football Clinic (Ages 8+)

Australian Rules Football (often called Aussie rules or footy), is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between goal posts (worth six points) or between behind posts (worth one point). Instructor: Des Moines Roosters

Registration Deadline: August 25

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

August 31

Saturday

9-10:30 AM

Urbandale Middle School

$10

Adaptive Soccer with Courage League (Ages 12-21)

EveryBODY deserves a chance to get in the game. Join our soccer program where we spend part of the time learning the skills that are adapted to each participant's ability, then we play the game! Each week learn new skills, teamwork and meet new friends! Min. 10 participants Max. 50 participants

Registration Deadline: August 29

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sept. 7 - 28

Saturdays

8-9 AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

NEW! Adaptive Flag Football with Courage League (Ages 12-21)

EveryBODY deserves a chance to get in the game. Introducing our inaugural Flag Football Season for our ChAAmps Sports league: This league is for those with high functioning Autism, ADHD, Aspergers and have been sidelined from games. This league is designed for kids who want to compete but just need it as a different level. Each session will include skills, fitness and a game. This will be no contact with a 7 on 7 game format. Min. 10 participants Max. 50 participants

Registration Deadline: August 29

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Sept. 7 - 28

Saturdays

9-10 AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

Climb Iowa’s Guided Experience (Ages 13-18)

Looking for a new activity this summer? Sign up for Climb Iowa's Guided Experience! Enjoy four weeks of climbing, community and summer time wellness. Participants will learn new skills while also engaging their bodies and minds in an activity. If you've ever been interested in climbing, now would be the time to see what it's all about. Minimum: 3 participants, Maximum: 10 participants.

Registration Deadline: September 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 7-Oct. 28

Mondays

8 - 9 PM

Climb Iowa

3605 SE Miehe Dr.

Grimes, IA 50111

$110

NEW! Munio Self- Defense Workshop (ages 8 and up)

A MUNIO Self-Defense Workshop is a great way to be safer and better prepared if you are confronted with the epidemic of violence and a sexual assault that threatens us all. The name MUNIO (moon-yo) means "I defend" or "I protect" and that's exactly what it can do for you and your loved ones!

This workshop combines self-defense education and hands-on practice using the MUNIO Designer Self-Defense Keychain, a unique, attractive and effective personal safety accessory. Working hands-on in simulated attack scenarios, you will learn and practice easy and natural ways to use MUNIO that can rapidly disable an attacker so you can escape unharmed. Each participant will receive a munio keychain at the class. Min 3 / Max 20 Instructor: Kevin Deaver.

Registration Deadlines: August 12, November 4

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

August 19

Monday 6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35

November 11

Monday 6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35