Welcome to the WDMCS Virtual Backpack!

The West Des Moines Community Schools and our community partners are happy to welcome you to our Virtual Backpack! In our 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.

Des Moines Performing Arts Summer Camps

Date
August 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Des Moines Civic Center
Event For
entering grades 3-12 or entering college in fall 2019
Cost
$250-495
Organization
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact
Lynnae Lathrop, Education Program Coordinator – Camps
Phone
515-246-2360
Information
Young people will sharpen their skills, stretch their imaginations, and create unique memories through a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts education opportunities with theater professionals as the instructors.

Valley Girls Summer Soccer Camp

Date
July 15 - 8:11 a.m.
Location
Valley High School (track)
Event For
girls in grades 1-12
Cost
$65 (grades 1-5 | $85 (grades 6-12)
Organization
Valley Girls' Soccer
Contact
Rob Chapman
Phone
515-577-6399
Information
The Valley Girls' Soccer coaches and varsity players will work with future players to improve foot skills and technical play through the fundamentals of soccer and age-appropriate training drills. Every training session will begin with a strong foundation of technical moves and drills.

Tire Rack Street Survival

Date
April 28 - 8:30 a.m.
Location
DMACC parking lot, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA
Event For
teen drivers
Cost
$95
Organization
Iowa Chapter BMW Car Club of American and Des Moines Valley RegionSports Car Club of America
Contact
Kathleen Talbot
Phone
515-490-5833
Information
Tire Rack Street Survival is sponsored by the BMW Car Club of America Foundation & the Sports Car Club of America Foundation. It is a nonprofit, one day event. It is not intended to replace drivers' ed programs such as Street Smarts. Street Survival offers valuable experience for teenagers drivers.

Survivor Camp

Date
March 19 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Event For
ages 10-12
Cost
$30
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Spend a day having fun and staying active. We will try archery, geocaching, and fire building! Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.

Nature Hike

Date
March 19 - 10:00 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Join us for a spring break nature hike with a naturalist as we learn about and explore the outdoors.

Rock On and Fossil Fun

Date
March 20 - 10:00 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Join a naturalist to learn the basics about rocks and minerals. Afterwards, participants will get the chance to make their own fossil to take home. All materials provided.

Vernal Equinox Hike

Date
March 20 - 4:00 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
The spring equinox (vernal equinox) marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This hike will feature spring equinox facts, folklore, and more!

Courage League Sports Spring Break Camp

Date
March 21 (all day)
Location
The U Sports Facility - 1350 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes
Event For
all ages
Cost
$30 for 3 days
Organization
Courage League Sports
Contact
Porshia Perkins
Phone
515-421-4022
Information
Courage League Sports will once again offer our Spring Break Camp. We will provide a variety of large movement activities for ALL kids with or without special needs!

Nature Hike

Date
March 21 - 10:00 a.m.
Location
Brown's Woods
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Spring season has arrived! Explore the visible changes that can be seen in animal behaviors and plant life. This adventure shows how a forest bursts alive with wildlife, excitement, and activity.

Middle School Open Gym

Date
March 21 - 6:00 p.m.
Location
Valley Community Center - 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
Event For
grades 6-8
Cost
Free
Organization
Valley Community Center
Contact
Joe Budish
Phone
515-226-9973
Information
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to an evening of trivia, basketball, dodgeball, 9 square, nuke 'em, and pizza. College basketball games will be on TV.

Wild Night Life & Hike

Date
March 21 - 7:30 p.m.
Location
Jester Park, Camp Area 5
Event For
all ages
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.

West Des Moines Lacrosse Club Registration

Date
March 22 (all day)
Location
West Des Moines
Organization
West Des Moines Lacrosse Club
Contact
Beech Turner
Information
The WDM Lacrosse Club is welcoming all boys and girls in grades 3-12 to register for the upcoming season. To register or for more details, see attached flyer or visit our website.

Travel to Iowa’s Past—Spring Break 2019

Date
March 22 (all day)
Location
State Historical Museum of Iowa
Event For
grades K-12
Cost
Free
Organization
State Historical Museum of Iowa
Contact
Jeff Morgan
Phone
515-281-5111
Information
"Travel to Iowa's Past"—Spring Break 2019 offers trips through time with activities, History Mystery , Storytime, and Matinees at the Movies.

Courage League Sports Spring Silent Disco

Date
March 26 (all day)
Location
Lutheran Church of Hope
Event For
all students
Cost
Free
Organization
Courage League Sports
Contact
Porshia Perkins
Phone
515-421-4022
Information
IT'S BACK! CLS will once again host our Annual Silent Disco! This event will help us to kick off our Special Recreation Programs of Greater Des Moines that will begin April 1. We hope you will join us to dance the night away!

Book Worms

Date
March 28 - 7:00 p.m.
Location
Plot Twist Bookstore
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss "The Feather Thief" by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Date
March 29 - 2:00 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Event For
ages 18 and up
Cost
$50
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Learn how to collect and use runoff water and then make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. All materials will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your barrel back to your home after the workshop.

Lifeguard Certification Course

Date
March 30 (all day)
Location
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Event For
High School
Organization
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Contact
Ann Peterson
Phone
515-471-8509
Information
Multiple courses offered to earn a lifeguard certification or recertify existing lifeguards.

Junior Menace

Date
April 1 (all day)
Location
The Caspe Terrace | 33158 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA
Cost
$110
Organization
Des Moines Menace
Contact
Evan Janssen
Phone
515-457-6367
Information
A fun fast paced environment that keeps participants moving. Allows kids to test the soccer world in a fun, safe environment.

Opportunity on Deck: Crestview Soccer

Date
April 2 - 5:30 p.m.
Location
Crestview School of Inquiry
Event For
Grades 1-6
Organization
Opportunity on Deck
Information
Learn the fundamentals of soccer with community role model volunteers this spring! If you're looking to strengthen your skills or want to play for the first time — this is the perfect opportunity for you. April 2 to May 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Free Youth Soccer at Crestview

Date
April 2 - 5:30 p.m.
Location
Crestview School of Inquiry
Event For
grades 1-6
Cost
Free
Organization
Opportunity on Deck
Contact
Amy Tagliareni
Phone
515-423-9672
Information
Learn the fundamentals of soccer with community role model volunteers this spring! If you’re looking to strengthen your skills or want to play for the first time, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Simply show up with your best attitude! Tuesdays and Thursdays

Toddler Tales

Date
April 4 - 10:00 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
ages 3-6
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets, or a craft.

Meet the Composer Festival

Date
April 6 - 1:00 p.m.
Location
Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA
Event For
grades 4-8
Cost
$20
Organization
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact
Kim Novy
Phone
515-221-3922
Information
Heartland Youth Choir is producing our 12th Meet the Composer Festival with Jacob Narverud serving as our guest composer. Singers in grades 4-8 with unchanged voices are invited to join us for this one-day festival. Please see flyer for more information and registration.

Recycled Birdfeeders

Date
April 6 - 1:00 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Are you looking to attract more birds to your backyard? Come learn about some of Iowa’s favorite songbirds and what foods they love. We will get crafty by making bird feeders out of recycled materials to take home!

Mindfulness & Movement Class

Date
April 10 - 6:30 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Cost
$15
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
This class will offer ways to connect with breath, body, and the earth, regardless of experience with yoga. Martha McCormick, RYT 200, teaches various level classes at Shakti Yoga Shop, while focusing on the needs of her students. Beverage and snack served following the program.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Date
April 13 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Event For
ages 18 and up
Cost
$50
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Learn how to collect and use runoff water and then make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. All materials will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your barrel back to your home after the workshop.

Loop the Lake

Date
April 13 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Join a PCC Naturalist for a leisurely hike around Fort Des Moines Pond. Discover the many unique features of this park as we “Loop the Lake." All ages and abilities welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt

Date
April 13 - 10:45 a.m.
Location
4501 Mills Civic Parkway
Event For
fifth grade or younger
Organization
West Des Moines Christian Church
Contact
Kendal Bartlett
Phone
563-543-8862
Information
Join us at West Des Moines Christian Church for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. It will be an egg-cellent time!

Critter Club

Date
April 13 - 1:00 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake. This is an open house program, so come anytime between 1-2:30 p.m.

Geocache Egg Hunt

Date
April 14 - 1:00 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
ages 3-14
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Your family will love this new-age way of hunting eggs. Learn how to use a GPS and go search the park to find the Conservation Bunny’s nests of hidden treasures, collecting prizes and candy along the way! Be sure to keep an eye out for the “golden egg” containing special giveaways.

Walnut Creek Baseball

Date
April 15 (all day)
Location
Robert Brownell Complex, 1700 NW 156th Street, Clive, IA
Event For
ages 5-15
Organization
Walnut Creek Baseball
Contact
Joan Johnson
Phone
515-240-1570
Information
Are you ready for some baseball? Walnut Creek Baseball and T-Ball registration are open now. Walnut Creek Baseball League teaches players the fundamentals of baseball in a fun learning environment.

Hike for Health

Date
April 15 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.

Family STEM Institute: Bits & Bots

Date
April 16 - 5:30 p.m.
Location
Science Center of Iowa
Event For
parents with children ages 0-8
Cost
$25/one adult and one child ($15 for SCI members)
Organization
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact
Hannah Little
Phone
515-274-6868
Information
This workshop is all about robotics and coding. Learn how you can introduce your child to the fundamentals of programming, robotics, and coding, and explore the ways you can incorporate bits and bots into your child's daily life. Registration for one adult and one child is $25 ($15 for SCI Members). Additional children or adults are $10 each. Children under 3 are free, and childcare is available.

Meditation Around Town

Date
April 18 - 6:00 p.m.
Location
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Longhouse
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Come and enjoy the experience of sharing a simple meditation in unique settings around our beautiful community. This will be a relaxing and fun-filled experience for everyone. The monthly meditations held the third Thursday of the month require no previous experience.

Natural Egg Dyeing

Date
April 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Common food items such as red cabbage, onion skins, and coffee can be used to transform plain white eggs into colorful Easter gems. Kids will especially love discovering all the different colors they can create—let them experiment using hard-boiled eggs and bowls of cold dyes.

Saturday Sports with Courage League Sports

Date
April 20 (all day)
Location
Westridge Elementary School: 5500 EP True Parkway
Event For
ages 7 and older
Cost
$45 for 4-week session
Organization
Courage League Sports
Contact
Porshia Perkins
Phone
515-421-4022
Information
Courage League Sports is gearing up for another session of soccer. We will offer Team Sports and Chaamps on Saturday mornings starting March 30. This session will be held at Westridge Elementary in West Des Moines.

Earth Day Stories on the Patio

Date
April 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Celebrate Earth Day with a local storyteller on the outdoor patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.

One More is TOO Many: Central Iowa Symposium on Youth Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

Date
April 26 (all day)
Location
DMACC, Ankeny Campus, Building 5 Conference Center
Event For
students in middle school and high school, parents and guardians, and educators
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Suicide Prevention Coalition and DMACC
Contact
Lu Ann Barnes
Phone
515-577-7751
Information
This interactive symposium provides core sessions on youth suicide prevention and mental health, breakouts, and panel discussions, including student- lead sessions, to help participants develop action plans for raising awareness and proactive prevention efforts in their own schools and communities.

Tire Rack Street Survival

Date
April 28 - 8:30 a.m.
Location
DMACC parking lot, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA
Event For
teen drivers
Cost
$95
Organization
Iowa Chapter BMW Car Club of American and Des Moines Valley RegionSports Car Club of America
Contact
Kathleen Talbot
Phone
515-490-5833
Information
Tire Rack Street Survival is sponsored by the BMW Car Club of America Foundation & the Sports Car Club of America Foundation. It is a nonprofit, one day event. It is not intended to replace drivers' ed programs such as Street Smarts. Street Survival offers valuable experience for teenagers drivers.

Courage League Sports Spring 2019 Programming

Date
April 30 (all day)
Location
Valley Community Center
Event For
all ages
Cost
$45 for 4-week session
Organization
Courage League Sports
Contact
Porshia Perkins
Phone
515-421-4022
Information
CLS is expanding our reach. We are coming to your neighborhood! Starting the week of April 1, we will be offering programming on Thursday nights at Valley Community Center. Check out our spring opportunities!

Spring Semester Art Classes

Date
May 12 (all day)
Location
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
Organization
Des Moines Art Center
Contact
Mia Farrell
Phone
515-271-0316
Information
Don't miss out on the entirely unexpected studio programs and workshops being offered this spring at the Des Moines Art Center! Our studio art classes are for all ages, any skill level, in a wide variety of mediums. Join us for creative fun and enrichment for the whole family!

Des Moines Community Playhouse School Year Classes and Camps

Date
May 18 (all day)
Location
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For
Preschool, elementary, and middle school students
Cost
Variable
Organization
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact
Robin Heldt Spahr
Phone
515-974-5365
Information
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers theatre classes and camps for students, preschool through middle school.

Des Moines Social Club Summer Camp

Date
June 3 (all day)
Location
Des Moines Social Club
Event For
grades K-8
Cost
$175-280
Organization
Des Moines Social Club
Contact
Monica Dreasher
Phone
515-369-3672
Information
We’re always coming up with new things at DMSC! Join us this summer for some old favorites and new experiences for either a full-day or half-day weekly summer camp. Once you’ve registered, please complete a 2019 Summer Camp Registration Packet and email it to monica@desmoinessocialcamp.org

Valley Wrestling Summer Camp

Date
June 3 - 8:00 a.m.
Location
Valley High School wrestling room
Event For
Grades 2-12
Cost
$55
Organization
Valley Wrestling
Contact
Travis Young
Information
This camp will introduce a series of techniques that when followed will allow a wrestler great opportunity to succeed. Techniques that will be covered include: stance, motion, penetration, singles, doubles, fireman’s carries, rides, reversals, and pinning combinations. Other facets of wrestling that will be discussed include: weight lifting, conditioning, and live wrestling.

Crime Scene Investigation Camp

Date
June 10 (all day)
Location
DMACC Ankeny Campus
Event For
students entering grades 6-9
Cost
$145
Organization
Des Moines Area Community College
Contact
Jill Whitson
Phone
515-256-4907
Information
This exciting, educational, hands-on, biotechnology CSI camp is filled with multiple exercises led by DMACC Criminal Justice and Biotechnology faculty. Students will immerse themselves in a world of forensic science, crime scene investigation, security, and intelligence.

JA BizTown Summer Camp 2019

Date
June 10 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
6100 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA
Event For
ages 10-13
Organization
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Contact
Tracy Zimmerman
Phone
515-279-9602
Information
JA BizTown Summer Camp is an academic camp designed to educate and enhance the camper's financial literacy learning while infusing entrepreneurship, work, and career readiness, team work, marketing, philanthropy, and public speaking. Early Bird Special: $190 until Feb. 28, 2019, and then goes up to $220/camper.

Gary Swenson Tiger Football Camp—Elementary and Junior High

Date
June 10 - 10:00 a.m.
Location
Valley Field
Event For
Grades 4-8
Cost
$90
Organization
Valley High School Football
Contact
Brad Rose
Information
This is a non-contact skills camp that teaches the fundamentals of football. The camp is June 10-13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Tiger Field.

Young Writers’ Workshop

Date
June 14 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St. in Des Moines
Event For
grades 7-12
Cost
$150
Organization
State Historical Society of Iowa/Iowa Historical Foundation
Contact
Jeff Morgan
Phone
515-281-5111
Information
How does where you come from enrich your writing? Find out when you join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for the Young Writers’ Workshop. Tour the museum’s archives, discover an artifact in the Visible Vault exhibit, and weave the past into fiction that reflects you as a writer.

2019 Valley Tigers Boys’ Soccer Camp

Date
June 17 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Tiger Field
Event For
Ages 6-16
Cost
Ages 6-8: $75; Ages 9-16: $90
Organization
Valley High School Boys' Soccer
Contact
Brad Rose
Information
The camp will focus on the basics and foundations of the game. SESSION 1: June 17-21 SESSION 2: July 8-12 TIMES: Ages 6-8 at 9-10:30 a.m.; Ages 9-16 at 9 a.m. to noon.

Valley Boys’ Tennis Summer Camp

Date
June 24 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Valley Southwoods Tennis Courts
Event For
Grades PK-8
Cost
Below 1st Grade: $30; Grades 1-4: $60; Grades 5-8: $90
Organization
Valley Boys' Tennis
Contact
T.J. Cox
Information
This camp focuses on the basics of tennis, stroke technique, scoring, and fun!

SummerSongs! Choir Camp

Date
July 12 (all day)
Location
Grand View University
Event For
grades 4-8
Cost
$325
Organization
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact
Kim Novy
Phone
515-221-3922
Information
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for a week of music and fun in SummerSongs! Choir Camp July 7-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

SummerTunes! Choir Camp

Date
July 12 (all day)
Location
Grand View University
Event For
grades K-3
Cost
$125
Organization
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact
Kim Novy
Phone
515-221-3922
Information
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades K-3 for a week of music and fun in SummerTunes! Choir Camp July 8-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

Camp Invention Summer STEM Camp

Date
July 15 (all day)
Location
Cowles Montessori School, 6401 College Ave, Des Moines, IA 50324
Event For
all ages
Cost
$235
Organization
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Contact
Jesse Wilcox
Phone
515-450-2759
Information
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program Supercharged. Children transform their imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots, unearth fossils, build boats, and use collaboration and problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities. Camp runs July 15-19.

Valley Girls’ Soccer Summer Camp

Date
July 15 - 8:00 a.m.
Location
Tiger Field
Event For
Grades K-12
Cost
K-5; $65; 6-12: $85
Organization
Valley Girls' Soccer
Contact
Rob Chapman
Information
This camp focuses on the technical, tactical, cognitive, and physical abilities in the game of soccer. Campers will have a balance of games, drills, and fun.

Valley Girls Summer Soccer Camp

Date
July 15 - 8:11 a.m.
Location
Valley High School (track)
Event For
girls in grades 1-12
Cost
$65 (grades 1-5 | $85 (grades 6-12)
Organization
Valley Girls' Soccer
Contact
Rob Chapman
Phone
515-577-6399
Information
The Valley Girls' Soccer coaches and varsity players will work with future players to improve foot skills and technical play through the fundamentals of soccer and age-appropriate training drills. Every training session will begin with a strong foundation of technical moves and drills.

Gary Swenson Tiger Football Camp—High School

Date
July 29 - 11:30 a.m.
Location
Valley Field
Event For
Grades 9-12
Cost
$90
Organization
Valley High School Football
Contact
Brad Rose
Information
This is a non-contact skills camp that teaches the fundamentals of football. This camp is July 29-August 1 from 4-6 p.m. at Valley Field.

Des Moines Performing Arts Summer Camps

Date
August 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Des Moines Civic Center
Event For
entering grades 3-12 or entering college in fall 2019
Cost
$250-495
Organization
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact
Lynnae Lathrop, Education Program Coordinator – Camps
Phone
515-246-2360
Information
Young people will sharpen their skills, stretch their imaginations, and create unique memories through a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts education opportunities with theater professionals as the instructors.

CASA Volunteer Opportunity

Date
August 14 (all day)
Location
Polk County
Organization
Iowa Child Advocacy Board-CASA
Contact
Carrie Phelps
Phone
866-469-2522
Information
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Polk County is in desperate need of advocates for children in juvenile court. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children under the court’s jurisdiction.