Summer of Learning
Are you wondering how you’re going to keep your kids busy this summer? We have many fun, enriching, and affordable learning opportunities available! Whether your children need a little extra help in reading, writing, or math, or simply a fun way to expand their knowledge in several subjects, WDMCS Community Education provides a wide variety of activities to choose from.
Below is a list of our Summer of Learning programs. Help your child find a program that sounds interesting, fun, or rewarding, and register today!
Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) grades 1-7* – SAIL offers refresher classes in reading, writing, and math, as well as enrichment opportunities such as chess, computers, art, science, sign language, and much more!
Art Adventures grades 1-7* – Students will get creative while exploring a variety of materials and techniques!
Baking Academy grades 7-9* – Students’ will take their baking skills to the next level in this fun, hands-on program.
Band Bash grades 6-12* – Band Bash offers private lessons and rehearsal band to help students develop important skills needed for joining their school band.
Be the Boss! – Youth Entrepreneur Camp Grades 5-6* – Students will experience hands-on entrepreneurship through a variety of highly interactive classroom activities, guest speakers, and a tour of a local business.
Butter Sculpting 101 grades 4-7* – This hands-on class will explore how the State Fair’s world-famous Butter Cow is created!
Digital Discovery grades 7-9* – Students will enhance their digital photography or videography skills.
Fencing grades 2-6*-Students learn the art of fencing. Supplies are provided.
Jump Start grades 1-5* – Jump Start helps students refresh their academic skills for the upcoming school year, while enriching their summer with art, computers, P.E., and science.
Preschool Creations ages 3-5** – Preschoolers will cultivate their creativity in these fun classes.
Project Runway grades 6-8*-Students have the opportunity to create and sew multiple projects.
Safety Town Kindergarten* – Safety Town introduces safety awareness and preventative practices to young children through interactive activities such as visits to the West Des Moines Fire and Police departments.
Safety Town Volunteering grades 6-7* – Safety Town volunteers assist young students as they are introduced to safety awareness and preventative practices through a variety of interactive activities.
Science Exploration grades 1-7* – These classes let students explore a variety of stimulating science subjects.
Sneak Peek Kindergarten* – This morning program gives children a peek at kindergarten by offering the opportunity to experience the activities and daily routines of a typical school day.
Summer Strings grades 5-9* – Summer Strings offers both private instrumental lessons and instruction in an orchestra setting.
Youth Tech Inc. grades 6-12* – Interactive computer camps that focus on providing creative and fun ways to develop technology skills.
*Grade entering fall 2017. **Age by the start of the class.
- Early Childhood
- Kids West
- Service Learning
- Read To Me
- Personal Care Drive
- Silver Cord
- Walnut Creek Campus Days of Service
- President’s Volunteer Award (grades 9-12)
- Summer of Learning
- Art Adventures
- Baking Academy
- Be the Boss!
- Butter Sculpting 101
- Digital Discovery
- Jump Start
- Instrumental Music Programs
- Preschool Creations
- Project Runway
- Safety Town
- Safety Town Volunteering
- Science Exploration
- Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL)
- Sneak Peek
- Youth Tech Inc.
- Tutor Directory