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May. 30 | (all day)

Ames Children’s Choirs Auditions

Location: Collegiate United Methodist Church Annex, 130 South Sheldon, Ames
Event for: age 7-18
Organization: Ames Children's Choirs
Contact: Shon Stephenson
Phone: (515) 290-1422
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Placement Auditions for the 2018-19 season of the Ames Children’s Choirs will be conducted from May 14-30. The program includes three choirs, Preparatory Choir, Chorale, and Concert Choir for boys and girls ages 7-18 with treble voices. The choirs perform an annual Holiday Concert in December and
Jun. 4 | (all day)

Ballard Sharks Swim Club

Location: Slater Swimming Pool
Event for: Ages 6-18
Organization: Ballard Sharks Swim Club
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Ballard Sharks Swim Club
Jun. 4 | 9:00 am

Ballard Boys Basketball Camps Hoop School

Location: Ballard High School Gym
Event for: Grades 4-12
Cost: $20
Organization: Ballard Basketball
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Work on Basketball skills as wells as teacher the finer points of the game
Jun. 4 | 1:10 pm

ISU Summer Youth Fitness

RSVP by: May 28, 2018
Location: Iowa State University-Forker Building
Event for: Pre-K through 6th
Cost: $410.00
Organization: Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology & Health
Contact: Jenny Smith
Phone: (515) 294-1762
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The ISU Summer Youth Fitness Program has two primary goals: (1) to provide an opportunity for girls and boys in grades K - 6 to participate in physical activities which facilitate their physical growth, motor skill development, and physical fitness; and (2) to develop knowledge and attitudes which
Jun. 5 | 6:30 pm

Tae Kwon Do – June session starts

Location: Huxley Safe Room (3 C's Building)
Event for: Ages 6 and up
Cost: $60 for a two-month session
Organization: Martial Arts America
Contact: Sarah Knoke-Seigfried
Phone: (515) 460-4930
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Our Taekwondo class is affiliated with Martial Arts America in Ankeny, and anyone ages 6 and up is welcome to join. This is a great way to get healthy and have fun as an individual or as a family. Come watch us any Tuesday or Thursday from 6:30-7:30 if you are interested in joining!
Jun. 11 | (all day)

OPPTAG

RSVP by: 05/01/18
Location: Iowa State University
Event for: 3rd-11th graders
Organization: Iowa State University
Contact: Crystal Rexius
Phone: (515) 294-7786
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Students have the opportunity to come to Iowa State's campus to learn about exciting subject areas of their choice. There are 3 different camps to choose from, depending on student's grade, each lasting 4 days long.
Jun. 11 | (all day)

2018 Little Cyclones Camp

Location: ISU Football Facilities
Cost: $100
Organization: Iowa State University
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This camp is designed for youngsters to middle school aged players to have fun while learning the fundamentals of football. Campers will be separated based on grade level. A specific focus will be put on Attitude and Effort as we instruct campers through competitive drills and games .
Jun. 11 | 8:00 am

2018 Little Cyclones Camp

RSVP by: June 10th (Walk-ups welcome)
Location: Iowa State University Football Facilities - Bergstrom Football Complex
Event for: 1st-8th grade
Cost: $100
Organization: Iowa State University Football
Contact: Billy Kirelawich
Phone: (515) 450-1935
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Campers will be placed into groups based on the following grades: 1st-3rd, 4th-6th & 7th-8th.
Jun. 11 | 9:00 am

STC Summer Acting Workshops

RSVP by: April 30, 2018
Location: Story Theater Company, 615 S. Dayton Av, Suite 333, Ames
Event for: grades 1 - 12
Cost: $95 - $195
Organization: Story Theater Company of Ames
Contact: Linda R Berger
Phone: (515) 460-6112
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5 day acting workshops
Jun. 11 | 9:00 am

Farm Camp @ Center Grove Orchard!

RSVP by: Sign-up before all the spots are gone!
Location: Center Grove Orchard
Event for: Ages 6-12 year olds
Cost: $250 per child & $225 for additional siblings
Organization: Center Grove Orchard
Contact: Jennifer Waters
Phone: (515) 203-9202
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Help your kids get a jump-start on their fun at Center Grove Orchard with our newly created Farm Camp! Farm Camp is for children ages 6 to 12 and offers hands-on learning and farm FUN. From feeding the animals, caring for plants to exploring fields, making farm-type crafts and so much more!
Jun. 11 | 1:00 pm

Bethesda Lutheran Church – Vacation Bible School (VBS)

RSVP by: June 4, 2018
Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
Event for: 4 years old (or entering preschool in the fall) through 5th grade
Cost: $10 per student with a maximum of $20 per family
Organization: Bethesda Lutheran Church
Contact: Dan Hinderaker
Phone: (515) 232-6256
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June 11-14 from 1:00-5:00 pm This years program's theme is "Seek First" and is provided in partnership with staff from Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp.
Jun. 12 | (all day)

Ballard Athletic Movement and Performance Camp

Location: Ballard High School Gym/Weight Room
Event for: Student Athletes incoming grades 3-8
Cost: $30
Organization: Ballard
Contact: Al Christian
Phone: (515) 597-2971
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Athletic Movement and Performance Camp - goal is to develop skills that will help young athletes
Jun. 14 | 6:30 pm

4-H New Member Series

Location: Story County Extension Office, 220 H Ave, Nevada
Event for: K-12 youth interested in 4-H or Clover Kid Youth Programming
Organization: ISU Extension and Outreach, Story County
Contact: Katelyn Bateman
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Come interested, new members, and current 4-H and Clover Kid families. This is your chance to get some answers to your questions about Story County Youth Programs. Come learn about topic and take part in a hands-on activity each evening.
Jun. 15 | 8:30 am

Slater Summer Tennis Camp

RSVP by: 6/1/2018
Location: Slater Tennis courts( Grimm Park)
Event for: 1st grade through 8th grade
Cost: $25 no shirt $35 with shirt
Organization: Slater City Hall
Contact: Slater City Hall
Phone: (515) 685-2531
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please see flyer for individual age times and registration from. age 7-11 8:30am-9:45 age 12-15 10am-11:15 $25 no t-shirt $35 with t-shirt
Jun. 18 | 9:00 am

Vacation Bible School

Location: Palestine Lutheran Church
Event for: Preschool - 6th graders
Organization: Palestine Lutheran Church
Contact: Heather Swan
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Palestine Lutheran Church and Fjeldberg Lutheran Church team up to present “Seek First” Bible School
Jun. 21 | 6:00 pm

VBS Shipwrecked

RSVP by: June 17, 2018
Location: 905 N 5th Ave Huxley, IA 50124
Event for: Pre-K through completed 5th grade
Cost: Free
Organization: Grace Evangelical Free Church
Contact: Laura Santiamagro
Phone: (515) 597-2393
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We will be exploring the island life after being shipwrecked and we will learn about how Jesus rescues us. June 18 - 21 6 pm to 8:15 pm.
Jul. 2 | 8:00 am

Ballard Boys Basketball Camp

RSVP by: June 15, 2018
Location: Ballard Middle and High Schools
Cost: $65.00
Organization: Ballard Boys Basketball
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Ballard Boys Basketball Camp
Jul. 9 | 8:30 am

Ballard Girls Basketball Camp

RSVP by: June 15, 2018
Location: Ballard Middle and High Schools
Event for: Grades 4-10th
Cost: $60.00
Organization: Ballard Girls Basketball
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Girls Basketball Camp
Jul. 26 | (all day)

Slater Public Library Summer Reading Programs

Location: Slater Public Library
Event for: All Ages
Cost: FREE
Organization: Slater Public Library
Contact: Jennifer Gogerty
Phone: (515) 228-3558
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Programs for all ages June 7th - July 26th. Storytime for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Book clubs for elementary and middle school students. Performers and educational speakers and activities.
Aug. 2 | (all day)

Ballard Football Camp grades 7-12

RSVP by: 8:00 AM
Location: Ballard Football Field
Event for: Grades 7-12
Cost: $30
Organization: Ballard Football
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Ballard Football Camp
Aug. 4 | (all day)

Camp Fire Summer Camp Brochure

Location: Camp Fire
Organization: Camp Fire
Phone: (515) 274-1501
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Join Camp Fire for our various summer programs!
Aug. 11 | (all day)

Children’s Vocabulary Project

RSVP by: 06/30/2018
Event for: Kindergarten and Grade 1.
Organization: Boys Town National Research Hospital
Contact: Nichole Eden
Aug. 14 | 5:00 pm

Ballard Football Camp grades K-6

RSVP by: 8/13/2018
Location: Ballard Football Field
Event for: Grades K-6
Cost: $30
Organization: Ballard Football
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Ballard Football Camp grades K-6
Aug. 21 | (all day)

ACT Test Prep

Event for: High School students
Organization: Strategies for Academic Success
Contact: Jan
Phone: (248) 797-1055
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Students will learn both general and specific tactics for doing well on the ACT test. Courses include tips, lessons, interactive material, and actual examples. These courses are NOT subject-matter tutoring sessions; rather strategies, methods, and tricks for conquering the test.
Sep. 21 | (all day)

Strategies for Academic Success

Organization: Strategies for Academic Success
Contact: Jan
Phone: (248) 797-1055
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Is your student bright but struggling to stay on track in school? Does your student have learning differences? An academic coach might be just what your student needs for this school year.