Des Moines Mom is excited to present our 2020 ultimate guide to Des Moines summer camps – along with various summer programs and activities for kids!
Whatever ages, budgets, and interests represent your family best, Des Moines has something for you this summer! Our goal is to help you plan a fun and stress-free summer for the kids. We even created a FREE summer planner for you to download.
The 2020 Summer Camp Guide is sponsored by our featured programs, but it is a comprehensive guide to all summer camps in Des Moines. Please continue to check resources frequently as COVID-19 has affected some Summer Camp schedules. We so appreciate the support of the community and the opportunity to present our readers with valuable resources.
Code Ninjas camps offer an immersive environment for kids to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. From coding and game building, to stop motion video, and robotics – it’s an unforgettable experience! Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure.
The fun camps that Code Senseis will be guiding ninjas through this summer include: Minecraft Create, Roblox Create, Game Builders Club, Robot Builders, Stop Motion Animation, Wizard Camp and, for more advanced students, Minecraft Modders and Roblox Royale.
Science Center of Iowa
From chemistry to rocketry and from invention to dissection – there’s always more to explore with SCI Summer Camps! Using project-based curriculum on a variety of subjects, SCI Summer Camps will spark your camper’s interest in science and provide hands-on experiences using all the resources SCI has to offer. Week-long camps for students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade are taught by educators or future educators with experience in science, education and other related fields.
Camps are offered June 8 through August 14, 2020.
Your child will be enchanted this summer at Grace Ballet & Acrobatics Studio whether in their full-day, half-day or hour-long camps starting at age 2.5
Heartland Youth Choir
Learn new music, make new friends, and have loads of fun doing both at Heartland Youth Choir’s week-long summer choir camps. SummerSongs is for singers with unchanged voices in grades 4 – 8 (as of spring 2019). In addition to improving their singing abilities, participants also learn folk dance and musical theater skills and enjoy afternoon field trips throughout the week. SummerTunes (mornings only) is for singers in grades K – 3, who learn new skills through full choir rehearsals and folk games. Singers in both camps come together for a concert at the end of the week for family and friends. Join us the week of July 6!
Living History Farms
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 entering kindergarten through 8th grade to experience day-to-day farm and town life as it was in the past.
Polk County Conservation
Polk County Conservation offers several summer day camps for different age levels that encourage hands-on learning through outdoor explorations. Enjoy nature camps themed around mammals, water, astronomy, geology, fishing, paddling, and other outdoor topics. Or, become or cowboy or a cowgirl for a week at a Jester Park Equestrian Center summer camp. For more information: https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/education/summer-camps/ https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/jester-park-equestrian-center/programs-rides/
New Horizon Academy
Exciting adventures await children enrolled in Camp Discovery at New Horizon Academy. Each week, children participate in activities that include community projects, sports, cooking, arts, gardening, mystery box Monday, science experiments, and much, more! Now enrolling for all day summer camps.