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Camps & Scouts

May. 29 | 9:00 am

Farm Camp

Location: Center Grove Orchard
Event for: Elementary Students
Organization: Center Grove Orchard
Phone: (515) 383-4354
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Farm Camp is a week-long summer day camp that offers an opportunity to educate children about farm life while fostering friendships and cultivating a passion for farming!
Jun. 3 | (all day)

Faith Baptist Church VBS & Brick Club

Location: 401 Second Street, Cambridge
Event for: Kindergarten - through just completed 6th Grade
Cost: Free
Organization: Faith Baptist Church
Contact: Amber Saylor
Phone: (515) 822-3626
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VBS runs from 9-Noon June 3-7. It is free for all kids from Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Older kids can be club helpers if they are interested. Brick Club will be on Wednesdays beginning June 12 (time TBD).
Jun. 3 | 9:00 am

Hidden Acres Day Camp @ Grace Church

Location: Grace Evangelical Free Church 905 N 5th Ave Huxley, IA 40124
Event for: Children going into 1st to 6th
Cost: 140.00/wk
Organization: Grace Evangelical Free Church
Contact: Laura Santiamagro
Phone: (515) 957-2393
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Join us for all the summer fun, water day, games, small group time, Bible lesson, music, crafts, and so much fun! June 3-6, 2024 9:00am to 3:00pm. The cost is 140.00 for 4 days and with the discount code, receive 75.00 off! Register at: hacamps.org/day-camps. Use the discount code gracestudent75
Jun. 9 | 6:00 pm

Creekside Adventures! Ballard Creek Church VBS

Location: Safe Room in Huxley
Event for: K-5th Grade
Cost: Free
Organization: Ballard Creek Church
Contact: Gabby Swenson
Phone: (515) 207-0003
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Children going into K-5th grades can join Ballard Creek Church June 9-11th for our very second Vacation Bible School! We will meet at the Safe Room in Huxley from 6-8pm for a lesson, games, craft and snack!
Jun. 10 | (all day)

Y Camp Summer 2024

Location: 1192 166th Drive Boone IA 50036
Event for: 7-17 Year Olds
Cost: Varies by program
Organization: Des Moines Y Camp
Contact: Melanie Mellinger
Phone: (515) 432-7558
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For 100 years, the Des Moines Y Camp has been filled with songs, laughter, adventures and friendship. Summer Camp is the foundation on which Y Camp is built. Overnight Camp, Day Camp, Family Camp and our amazing Partner Camps all work to bring the impact and value of camp to all who enter the Valley
Jun. 10 | (all day)

Story Theater Company: Summer Theater Camps

RSVP by: A week before each camp session.
Location: Story Theater Company, Ames, IA
Event for: Ages 4-18
Organization: Story Theater Company
Contact: Morgan Reetz
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Each summer Story Theater Company offers a variety of camps tailored to different age ranges where kids have the opportunity to develop skills in the theater arts while building self-confidence in a safe and fun environment.
Jun. 10 | 8:30 am

The Community Academy Summer Program

RSVP by: rolling registration
Location: Ames High School
Event for: K-12th grade youth
Cost: Depends on income and family size
Organization: The Community Academy
Contact: Mike Lazere
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The Community Academy has a Summer Program from June 10th to Aug 2nd. In addition to fun activities like hiking, swimming and canoeing, our students have the opportunity to be involved in authentic projects that have real impact in our communities.
Jun. 10 | 9:00 am

Lott Music Studio Summer Camp

RSVP by: May 31st 2024
Location: First Christian Church Ames
Event for: 5 to 16 year olds
Cost: $550
Organization: Lott Music Studio
Contact: Aaron Lott
Phone: (515) 815-2537
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2024 Lott Music Studio Summer Camp is coming!!! In our summer camp we encourage controlled chaos! We want kids to be involved in every aspect of the performance: Singing and dancing Acting Designing the set and costumes Writing the script And more! We’ll be having a 2 week program working 4h/day (
Jun. 19 | (all day)

K-1 Girl Scout Leader Needed!

Event for: K-1 girls
Organization: Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Contact: Brenda D
Phone: (515) 520-1118
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Looking for ONE co-leader to help get a K-1 Girl Scout troop off the ground. Please contact me for more information!
Jul. 8 | (all day)

FLL Blastoff (Camp)

RSVP by: 7/3/24
Location: Story County Extension and Outreach
Event for: 4th-8th graders
Cost: $125-200 for week.
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 337-1601
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Through hands-on experiences youth will build essential skills and STEM knowledge. Participants will discover their passions and interests in STEM through teamwork and collaboration. Fee: $125-200 for week.
Aug. 7 | 9:00 am

2024 Tri-County 4-H Camp

RSVP by: 7/20/2024
Location: Y Camp, 1192 166th Dr., Boone IA 50036
Event for: 4th-6th graders
Cost: $25 registration fee, $225 program fee. Financial assistance is available.
Organization: Iowa -H Foundation
Contact: Annette Brown
Phone: (515) 432-3882
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Three fun-filled days of Hawaiian theme-based activities plus outdoor activities including swimming, climbing wall, canoeing, archery, zipline, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, teambuilding, creek walk, campfire, celebration, and plenty of good food! Family members are invited to the Friday night.
Aug. 16 | (all day)

Wesley Woods Summer Camp

Location: 10896 Nixon Street Indianola, IA 50125
Event for: ages 4 -17
Cost: varies by program
Organization: Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center
Contact: Mikaela Dunn
Phone: (515) 961-4523
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Join us for summer camp at Wesley Woods! We're a Methodist church camp located in Indianola, IA with overnight and day camp options available. From horses to archery to campfire cooking and more, we've got something for everyone!