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2018 Tiger Girls’ Youth Basketball Camp

Date
Aug. 6 - 8:00 am
Location
Valley Southwoods Gym
Event For
grades 3-8
Cost
$85 ($135 for family of two, $160 for family of three)
Organization
Valley Tiger Girls' Basketball
Contact
Joe Sigrist
Information
Future Tiger Basketball camp will provide a fun atmosphere for campers to learn the fundamentals of basketball. They will receive instruction from Valley High School coaches and players on offensive and defensive drills with an emphasis on improving individual skills. Campers will participate in games, drills, and friendly competitions throughout the week. Recognition and prizes will be awarded for skill level, hard work, and improvement. All campers will be placed into groups according to their age and ability.

2018 Tiger Girls’ High School Basketball Camp

Date
Jun. 11 - 8:00 am
Location
Valley High School Field House
Event For
grades 9-12
Cost
$100 ($175 per family)
Organization
Valley Tiger Girls' Basketball
Contact
Coach Joe Sigrist
Information
Tiger Girls' High School Basketball Camp will help players fine-tune skills that allow them to grow as players throughout the summer and prepare them for the basketball season. Each day will consist of different drills: offensive, defensive, and strength training. It is imperative that participants attend as many of the camp periods as possible.

Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran Church

Date
Jun. 10 - 5:30 pm
Location
10395 University Avenue, Clive
Event For
grades PK-5 (in fall 2018)
Cost
Free
Organization
Faith Lutheran Church - Children & Family Ministry
Contact
Andrea Stone
Phone
515-225-8334
Information
Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran Church will be held Sunday, June 10, through Thursday June 14, from 5:30-8 p.m. each evening. VBS is open to all children in our community entering preschool (age 4) through fifth grade in the fall. Learn more at bit.ly/FaithVBS2018.

National Public Works Week Celebration

Date
May. 24 - 4:00 pm
Location
300 Block of Fifth St.
Event For
all families
Organization
City of West Des Moines Public Services
Contact
Peggy Englehart
Phone
515-222-3545
Information
Everything is free at this fun event! Explore large equipment, get your face painted, pick some balloons... and learn about Public Works!

Pond Study

Date
Jun. 2 - 10:00 am
Location
Yellow Banks Park, 6801 SE 32nd Ave., Pleasant Hill
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided. No registration required.

Fishing Basics

Date
Jun. 1 - 9:00 am
Location
Fort Des Moines Park, shelter #1, 7200 SE 5th St., Des Moines
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and how to tie a hook. It is Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa, so no license is needed. Bait and poles will be provided. Feel free to bring a chair to sit in. No registration required.

Science Exploration

Date
Jul. 23
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
students entering grades 1-7
Cost
$80-160
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Explore a variety of stimulating science subjects! You have the option of signing your child up for one of the morning sessions, one of the afternoon sessions, or both!

YMCA of Greater Des Moines Boys’ Summer Youth Lacrosse

Date
Jul. 18
Location
Below Jordan Creek Elementary
Event For
boys in grades 3-8
Cost
$75 (members), $100 (non-members)
Organization
Walnut Creek YMCA
Contact
Ryan Westerkamp
Phone
515-224-1888
Information
Boys' Youth Lacrosse. Any kid interested in trying or continuing their lacrosse skills during the summer is encouraged to sign up. Some equipment is available for check out.

Preschool Creations

Date
Jul. 16
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
ages 4-5
Cost
$68
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Keep your preschooler busy this summer while cultivating their creativity! With two exciting classes to choose from, your child is sure to find something to inspire their imagination.

Art Adventures

Date
Jul. 16
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
students entering grades 4-7
Cost
$80-160
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Interested in getting creative? Come adventure into art and get inspired by famous artists and their artwork! We’ll start by studying famous artists and their work, then we’ll use what we learn to create artwork of our own. Taught by Tamara Brase. *Projects will vary from the ones done last year.