Sign Up for 2019 Summer Camps and Programs at WDMCS
Registration has opened for many camps and programs throughout the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS). Check out all of the offerings the district is providing students this summer:
Summer of Learning
WDMCS Community Education provides a wide variety of activities to choose from in the summer months through its Summer of Learning program. From Art Adventures to Cycling and Science Exploration, there are plenty of options for students to enjoy.
Help your child find a program that sounds interesting, fun, or rewarding, and register today! For additional information or assistance, please contact WDMCS Community Education at 515-633-5001.
Summer Enrichment Adventures (SEA)
Summer Enrichment Adventures (SEA) is a two-week summer program for high-achieving, motivated students who will enter grades 1-8 in the fall.
This year’s camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-21. Classes will include Mindset and Mindfulness, Ancient Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici, Mission: Problem Solving and Design, Digital Illustration, Macro/Micro Lego building, and Elementary Spanish, plus many more fun and challenging classes.
Enrollment for this year’s camp is currently closed. To enroll for the camp next year, students must either be identified for a gifted program or score at or above the 90th percentile on their Iowa Assessment Core Total. For more information about SEA, please contact Kristine Milburn, Ed.D, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-633-4052.
In the Virtual Backpack, you will find information about activities from the WDMCS, WDMCS Community Education, district- or school-affiliated groups, and nonprofit community organizations. Please enjoy exploring these district and community opportunities for learning, enrichment, engagement, and fun!
The flyers and events presented here are not school publications, nor are they in any way endorsed or sponsored by any school district. The Virtual Backpack is being provided only to inform WDMCS students, families, and staff of other available community activities and opportunities.
Valley High School Sports Camps
Coaches at Valley High School are offering more than a dozen sports camps for students this summer. Learn more about each camp from the provided list below.
Online payment and registration is available for all Valley sports camps. To pay online: Log in to WDMCS Online Payments, then select student name. Select “Items at Student’s School,” then “Summer Camps” to pick the correct camp.
|Name of Camp||Grades||Dates||Times||Location||Cost||More Info|
|Valley High School Boys’ Basketball Camp||Grades 9-12||June 1, 3-4, 7||10-noon on June 1
4-6 p.m. on June 3-4 12-2 p.m. June 7
|Valley High School Girls’ Basketball Camp||Grades 9-12||Tuesdays and Thursdays in June||8-10 a.m.||Valley Fieldhouse||$100||Flyer|
|Valley High School Youth Track and Field Summer Camp||Grades K-7||June 4-7||Grades K-3: 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Grades 4-7: 7-8 p.m.
|Valley High School Wrestling Camp||Grades 2-12||June 3-6||Grades 8-12: 8-10 a.m. Grades 2-7: 10:30-noon||Valley
|Gary Swenson Tiger Football Camp—Elementary and Junior High||Grades 4-8||June 10-13||10-noon||Tiger Field||$90||Flyer|
|Valley High School Girls’ Basketball Youth Camps||Grades 3-8||June 10-13||Grades 3-6: 8-9:45 a.m.
Grades 7-8: 10 a.m.-noon
|Valley Tigers Girls’ Tennis Camp||Grades 1-8||June 10-July 12||Grades 1-8: 8:30-9:30 a.m. M-W-F;
Returning Varsity Players: 9:30-11 a.m. M-W-F;
Incoming 9th Grade and JV Players: 11-noon M-W-F
|Valley Southwoods Tennis Courts||$175||Flyer|
|Tiger Tough Strength and Conditioning Summer Camp||Grades 7-8||June 17-July 25; Session 1: Mondays, Wednesdays; Session 2: Tuesdays, Thursdays||10-11 a.m.||Tiger Field||$60||Flyer|
|Valley High School Volleyball Skills Camps||Grades 3-12||June 17-20||Times vary for different camp offerings||Valley Southwoods||$120 and $150||Flyer|
|Valley Tigers Boys’ Soccer Camp||Ages 6-16||Session I: June 17-21; Session 2: July 8-12||Ages 6-8: 9-10:30 a.m. Ages 9-16: 9-noon||Tiger Field||$75 for ages 6-8
$90 for ages 9-16
|2019 Junior Tiger Distance Running Camp||Grades 3-8||Session 1: June 17-20 and 24-27; Session 2: July 8-12 and 15-18||Grades 7-8: 8-9 a.m. Grades 3-6: 9-10 a.m.||Indian Hills||$50||Flyer|
|Valley High School Boys’ Tennis Summer Camp *** THIS CAMP IS FULL AS OF JUNE 18, 2019 ***||Grades PK-8||Session I: June 24-27||Grades 1-4: 9-10 a.m. Grades 5-8: 10-11:30 a.m.; PK: 11:30-noon||Valley Southwoods Tennis Courts||Below 1st grade: $30 Grades 1-4: 60;
Grades 5-8: $90
|Valley High School Girls’ Soccer Camp||Grades K-12||July 15-18||Grades K-5: 8-9 a.m. Grades 6-12: 9-11 a.m.||Tiger Field||$65 for K-5,
$85 for 6-12
|Valley High School Volleyball Competition Camps||Grades 3-8 and 9-12||July-15-17||Grades 3-8: 9-11:30 a.m.
Grades 9-12: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
|Valley Fieldhouse||$90 and $110||Flyer|
|Valley Tigers Boys’ Basketball Grades 2-8 Summer Camp||Grades 2-8||July 29-Aug. 1||9-11 a.m.||Valley Fieldhouse||$85||Flyer|
|Gary Swenson Tiger Football Camp—High School||Grades 9-12||Aug. 5-8||4-6 p.m.||Tiger Field||$90||Flyer|
|Valley High School Cross Country Camp||Grades 9-12||Aug. 5-8||8-11 a.m.||Tiger Field||$50||Flyer|