Youth Classes (Summer)

2019_Summer_Guide_-_Youth_Programs

Good Time Gang (Ages 2-3½)

This all-time favorite activity-plus development based program includes activities such as free play, simple crafts, stories, games, and songs all centered around our weekly theme. Our program will focus on coordination, socialization, large muscle development, and just plain FUN! Children will do crafts that include paint and glue - please dress accordingly. A snack will be served. First session lasts 3 weeks, second session lasts 2 weeks. Participants MUST be 2 years of age before the first day of class. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg, Ronda Ammann, Michelle Cortlandt, Natalie Madson and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: May 28, May 29, July 1, July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 3 – June 17

Mon. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$41

June 5 – June 19

Wed 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$41

July 8 – July 15

Mon. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$27

July 10 – July 17

Wed. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$27

Good Time Gang (Ages 3-5)

This all-time favorite activity-plus development based program includes activities such as free play, simple crafts, stories, games, and songs all centered around our weekly theme. Our program will focus on coordination, socialization, large muscle development, and just plain FUN! Children will do crafts that include paint and glue - please dress accordingly. A snack will be served. First session lasts 3 weeks, second session lasts 2 weeks. Participants MUST be 3 years of age and MUST be potty trained before the first day of class. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg, Ronda Ammann, Michelle Cortlandt, Natalie Madson and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: May 28, May 30, July 2, July 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 4 – June 18

Tuesdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$41

June 6 – June 20

Thursdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$41

July 9 – July 16

Tuesdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$27

July 11 – July 18

Thursdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$27

Parent and Me (Ages 18 mos.-3 years)

A parent and child take this 8-week class together! This class is all about exploring dance through music and props, learning to follow directions and waiting your turn all while having fun! Please register child only. Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Company, 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – Aug. 28

Wednesdays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$127

Pee Wee’s Dance (Ages 3-4)

This is a fun interactive 8-week dance class for preschoolers! We use music and props to keep their attention and explore dance styles. Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Company, 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – Aug. 28

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$127

BU Ninjas/ BU Breakers ALL Boys Hip Hop (Ages 4-17)

We will play games and introduce hip hop dance in this 8-week class. They will learn to listen to their teacher, interact with other kids, wait their turn, and have lots and lots of fun!! We love super capes and using lots of props to keep their creative minds flowing!! Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Company.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – Aug. 28

Wednesdays

6:30-7 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$127

Birdhouses (Ages 3-5)

There is no better time to put up a new birdhouse than in May! Paint and decorate a birdhouse that will attract new birds to your home and enjoy the benefits that nature has to offer! (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Participants MUST be potty trained. Maximum 12 children. Instructor: Ronda Stumberg.

Registration Deadline: May 9

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 16

Thursday 9:15-10:45 AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$8

Crafty Creations (Ages 3-5)

Fine tune your child’s cutting, pasting, folding, and painting skills. This 2-week class will enhance their artistic ability while allowing their creativity to run wild! (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Participants MUST be potty trained before the first day of class. Maximum 12 children. Instructor: Ronda Stumberg.

Registration Deadline: May 7

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 14 & May 21

Tuesdays

9:15-10:45 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$12

Art Inspired by Play (Ages 3-5)

Our PreK program will ignite an excitement for art and it's varieties through what children love to do most at this age, play. This beginning art making experience starts setting foundations of art making while supporting age appropriate skills including: hand/eye coordination, building confidence in one’s abilities, language development, social skills, support for beginning math, literacy, & science skills, exploring and learning about the world around us, and healthy self-expression. Min 4 / Max 12. Instructor: Creative Geniuses.

Registration Deadline: June 19

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

June 26 - June 28

Wed., Thur., Fri.

10-10:30 AM

High School Rm 102

$35

The GREAT Egg Hunt (Ages 10 and under)

FREE!!! Kids fill up your baskets with all the candy and eggs you see! Some eggs even have a few special prizes in them! Meet at the parking lot at the Giovannetti Community Shelter for the send off!

Date

Day/Time

Location

Cost

April 20

Saturday

10 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

FREE

Come early as we start right at 10AM and eggs are found quickly!

Dr. Seuss is Loose! (Ages 3-6)

Enter the wacky world of Dr. Seuss! Your child will spend time listening to silly stories and doing fun crafts, themed around Dr. Seuss stories. Sign up for one or both sessions. (Different crafts and stories are done for each session.) This is a program where parents drop off their child. Participants MUST be potty trained. Maximum 12 children. Each session meets 2 Fridays. Instructor: Michelle Cortlandt.

Registration Deadline: May 31, July 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 7 & June 14

Fridays

9:30-11 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$18

July 12 & July 19

Fridays

9:30-11 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$18

SuperKids AllSport Camp (Ages 3-6)

A perfect introductory sports program for your little ones, SuperKids AllSport Camp will introduce multiple sports throughout the five days while focusing on physical activity. Through interactive games, drills, obstacles, and exercises, your kiddos will have fun staying active while learning the basic fundamentals of sports including basketball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, gymnastics, and more. These camps will be both educational and age-appropriate. Equipment for each sport will be provided, so all you need is tennis shoes! Min. 5/Max. 12 participants. Staff instructor.

Registration Deadline: July 1

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 8 – July 11

Monday - Thursday

1-2 PM

Lions Park

Tennis Courts

$28

Rounded Minds’™ mission is to make top-level extracurricular activities available, convenient and affordable to parents who desire to raise well-rounded children and establish a strong foundation for their lifelong success. This unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds while providing benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age. Every Rounded Minds class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, energetic, creative and fun educational experiences. All programs are bilingual programs that offer children experiences in sports without the threat of competition. Basic skills and fun games will reinforce listening, teamwork, and the joy of being active.

Soccer & Spanish Introduction (Ages 3-6)

Our philosophy is ONE CHILD ONE BALL. Fun drills and games where your child always has a ball in his/her feet. Our unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds simultaneously along with the benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age. THEY WILL PLAY AND AT THE SAME TIME LEARN SPANISH VOCABULARY! Your child can learn and practice the fundamentals of soccer, such as using their feet, dribbling, passing, ball control, and shooting by using creative games, positive reinforcement, and even songs! This program is held, rain or shine!

This program prepares children for organized sports without the distraction of competition or the fear of getting hurt. The curriculum is designed by Raul Cunarro, founder of Rounded Minds™, Professional C License Soccer coach from Spain, currently working at Des Moines Menace. 6-week class. Min 5 / Max 14.

Registration Deadline: May 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 1 – July 6

Saturdays

8:30-9:15 AM

Lions Park Tennis Courts

$60

Tumbling & Spanish Introduction (Ages 2-6)

In this always-moving class, kids explore movement and tumbling through fun exercises and activities. Basic tumbling and calisthenics are introduced using stories, activities and games that kids enjoy. Skills include somersault, bridge, headstand, handstand, back bend and more. Kids won’t get enough of this high energy 3-week class! Mix 5 / Max 15.

Registration Deadline: July 15

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 22 – July 26

Ages 2-3

Monday - Friday

5:30-6 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$43

July 22 – July 26

Ages 4-6

Monday - Friday

6:10-6:55 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$49

Sports Exploration & Spanish

Introduction Summer Camp (Ages 3-6)

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 5-week camp is a great way for

children to experience a variety of new sports and activities in a format that is structured, engaging, and most of all… FUN! This program prepares children for organized sports without the distraction of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Children will have an opportunity to explore a new sport each day, learn some basic skills, and participate in fun games that will reinforce listening, teamwork, and the job of being active! We focus on fundamental motor skills and coordination. This will provide them confidence to participate in athletics as they grow older. Your child will enjoy a sport and will be learning Spanish simultaneously! This program is held, rain or shine! Mix 5 / Max 14.

Registration Deadline: April 22

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

April 27 – May 25

Saturdays

9-9:45 AM

Lions Park

Tennis Courts

$55

NEW! Baby’s First Steps

(Ages 9 mos - 18 mos)

The first steps of a baby bring a world of discoveries, doesn't it? How about making this moment even more fun while incorporating an opportunity to learn a new language? Rounded Minds has designed a program for babies between 9 and 18 months that is perfect for developing cognitive, sensory, motor skills and at the same time learning Spanish. Crawling or walking… A sensory circuit, with music and history, is some of the resources used during class. Promoting many opportunities for natural sensory development in an energetic, creative and fun way! The entire Rounded Minds programs have a learning benefit while children are playing by giving them an introduction to the Spanish language. *This is a parent/child class. Please register child only.

Registration Deadline: July 31

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 7 – Aug. 28

Ages 9-12 mos.

Wednesdays

5-5:30 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$43

Aug. 7 – Aug. 28

Ages 13-18 mos.

Wednesdays

5:30-6 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$43

Safety City (Ages 4-6)

Safety City is a week-long summer program for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. They will learn about traffic safety, fire safety, home, playground and other kinds of personal safety in an entertaining, positive environment. To make learning about safety fun we incorporate songs, story books, videos, games, and artwork in addition to riding Big Wheels in a mock city setting. We also provide the experience of riding on a school bus to the Urbandale Police and Fire departments for tours. Safety City 2019 is open to students who live in Urbandale or are attending Urbandale Schools, Urbandale non-public schools, and those in Urbandale homeschool programs. Safety City is taught by Urbandale Police Officers and staff, assisted by a team of student helpers. If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please contact Officer Anthony Brooks at 515-331-6804 or abrooks@urbandale.org at the Urbandale Police Department. Fee includes t-shirt, bike helmet and daily snacks. Maximum 35 students per session

Registration Deadline: April 26

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 10 – June 14

Monday - Friday

9-11:30 AM

Urbandale High School Commons

$40

June 17 – June 21

Monday - Friday

9-11:30 AM

Webster

Elementary

$40

June 24 – June 28

Monday - Friday

9-11:30 AM

Urbandale High School Commons

$40

Kids Spa Arts & Crafts (ages 6-12)

Join us for this beginner friendly class making your own homemade bath and beauty products! You will learn a variety of techniques you can use to create DIY bath products that are as beautiful as they are useful. Each week you will create new products such as: Sugar Scrubs, Lip Balms, Soaps and Bath Bombs.Min. 3 / Max. 15 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: July 17

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 24 – Aug. 14

Wednesdays

5:30-7 PM

Senior Recreation Center Art Room

$60

Beginner Roller Skate! (Ages 5-17)

Learn the basics of roller skating (Stop, stride, getting up and bending down) in the 5-day class. Skate rental included in registration fee if needed. Instructor: Skateland. Skateland is located at 5621 Meredith Drive in Des Moines.

Registration Deadline: June 10, June 17

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 17 – June 21

Monday - Friday

11 AM-Noon

Skateland

$50

June 24 – June 28

Monday - Friday

4:30-5:30 PM

Skateland

$50

Science Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Calling all creative scientists! Each day we will experiment with different compounds and minerals to create fun works of art! Our experiments will include making: Slime, Sun Tie-Dye Shirts, Fossil Soaps, Marshmallow catapults, mineral paintings and MORE! Each class will include a small science themed snack or drink as well a fun science experiment! Minimum 3 / Maximum 15 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: June 17

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 24 – June 28

Monday - Friday

9 AM-Noon

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$95

Magical Creatures Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Let your child’s imagination soar in this fun and magical arts and crafts class! Each week we will read a story about a magical creature and create a corresponding piece of art! Magical creatures include Unicorns, Mermaids, Fairies, and Dragons! Along with our crafts we will make up our own stories of these magical creatures! Min. 3 / Max. 15 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: April 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 7 – May 28

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$60

Nature Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Celebrate the warm weather and crisp fresh air with this fun arts and crafts class! Each week we will create a piece of art, take a nature walk and learn about the environment. Some of our crafts will include: Sun Tie-Dye T-shirts, Painted Birdhouses, Mini gardens, Nature Mobiles and much MORE! Min. 3 / Max. 10 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: July 1

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 8 – July 29

Mondays

10 AM-Noon

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$60

Mini Mix (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

This is a high energy 8-week dance class with lots of fun packed in. The kids will learn a routine, work in groups, and explore different styles of dance. Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Studio.

Registration Deadline: July 1

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 8 – Aug. 26

Mondays

7-7:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$127

Creepy Crawlers Camp (Ages 6-8)

This 3-day camp is for kids who love to hunt insects, pick up worms and play in the creek! We’ll have lots of fun learning as we go on frog hunts, insect safaris and look under every rock or trash can for “cool” critters! T-Shirt included! The Giovannetti Community Shelter is located at 8900 Douglas. The patio is located on the east side of the shelter, close to the bike trail. Maximum 15 participants. Instructor: Melanie Perry.

Registration Deadline: July 1

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 8 – July 10

Mon., Tues., Wed.

9-Noon

Giovannetti

Shelter Patio

$35

July 8 – July 10

Mon., Tues., Wed.

1-4 PM

Giovannetti

Shelter Patio

$35

Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-9)

Quickstart Tennis is a new format to help kids learn and play the game! Youth will learn on a court roughly 75% of a regular sized court in a fun non-competitive atmosphere! Please bring your own “youth” sized tennis racket. 3-week session. Maximum 12 participants. Instructor: Staff Instructor.

Registration Deadline: July 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 9 – July 23

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

Candy Bar BINGO

An oldie, but a goodie! Join us for a fun afternoon of BINGO! All participants need to bring one full sized candy bar the day of the event to put in the prize pool. Those participants that match a BINGO win a candy bar from the prize pool. Open to all ages, however anyone who cannot read numbers or manage their own card should be accompanied by someone who can assist them. Fee of $2 to be paid before the day of the event.

Registration Deadline: July 17

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 24

Wednesday

10-11 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$2 per card/participant

Creative Geniuses Art – Draw, Paint, Sculpt (Ages 6-11)

CG Art is a place where kids can discover a variety of ways to make art and engage in the ideas that art expresses. We include an assortment of media including: drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. As young minds are forming in the elementary age, they can try a variety of media and discover what their favorites are. Collaborative opportunities take place creating a support system. The span of ages creates mentoring experiences that bring the children together to learn from not only the instructor, but each other about making art. Art club is a safe and secure community for self-expression and respecting ideas. Students ideas can be heard as they develop themes related to their interests and make art representing those themes. Min 4 / Max 12. Instructor: Creative Geniuses.

Registration Deadline: June 19

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 26 – June 28

Wednesday - Friday 10:45 -11:45 AM

High School Room 102

$45

Summer Sweet Treats! (Ages 6-12)

Have a sweet tooth? If so, join us for a kid friendly class on no-bake desserts! Each week we will focus on different recipes, such as: Rainbow Marshmallow Bars, Cotton Candy Fudge, Rainbow Bark, and Oreo Truffles! Ingredients and supplies will be provided. Min. 3 / Max. 10 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: June 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 1 – July 22

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$60

Arts in the Park (Ages 6-11)

Tie Dye: The annual favorite! Bring your white t-shirts, shorts, socks, hats, or other articles of clothing to tie dye. You will be amazed at the incredible designs which can be created! Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: June 12

Flower Pot Decorating: What a fun way to start the summer! Participants will get a chance to decorate a clay pot with many different craft items, and then actually pot a neat little plant to bring home. Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: June 19

Garden Critters: You will have the choice of creating a garden critter, a clay pot critter, garden snakes, or decorations. We will provide you with the supplies you’ll need to dress up your garden! Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 19

Tie Dye

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$6

June 26

Flower Pot Decorating

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$8

July 10

Garden Critters

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$8

KIDS KAMP (Ages 6-10)

Special pricing of 15% off each week on Kids Kamp until Thursday, May 16. Discount will automatically be applied at registration. Regular pricing below will begin on Friday, May 17. Join us for a summer of fun in this recreation program for children. Participants will enjoy a “theme of the week” and a variety of activities will be offered including crafts, games, sports, board games, swimming at the pool, guest speakers, and weekly field trips. The fee includes a t-shirt, craft and activity supplies, field trip and transportation, guest speakers, as well as pool admission. Please note that this program is not meant as child care, but rather a fun recreational opportunity for children during the summer. Every Monday, participants will receive the schedule of events for the week. Program meets at the Lions Park Gazebo. Every Thursday, all participants will go to the Urbandale Pool. Most field trips will take place on Tuesdays (Sports Week field trip will take place on Monday, June 24). Participants must bring their own lunch everyday. (A cooler and/or microwave are not available.) The program is held RAIN or SHINE or COLD or HOT. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held inside Lions Park Shelter House. All participants MUST BE picked up by or at 4:00 PM (unless parent permission for child to bike/walk to Kamp.) Late pick-ups will result in a $5 charge per 10 minutes, to be paid upon pick-up. Maximum of 40 children per week. The week of August 5 will be $105/115 due to the field trip to Adventureland.

Registration Deadline: One week before each session

Session

Day/Time

Theme

Fee

June 10-June 14

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Animal Week:

Blank Park Zoo

$95

June 10-June 14

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Animal Week:

Blank Park Zoo

$105

June 17-June 21

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Science Week:

Science Center

$95

June 17-June 21

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Science Week:

Science Center

$105

June 24-June 28

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Sports Week: Iowa Cubs

$95

June 24-June 28

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Sports Week: Iowa Cubs

$105

July 1-July 5*

M,T,W,F

9 AM - 4 PM

Theater Week: Movie

$76*

July 1-July 5*

M,T,W,F

8 AM - 4 PM

Theater Week: Movie

$84*

July 8-July 12

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

History Week:

Living History Farms

$95

July 8-July 12

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

History Week

Living History Farms

$105

July 15-July 19

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Water Week:

Clive Aquatic Center

$95

July 15-July 19

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Water Week:

Clive Aquatic Center

$105

July 22-July 26

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Get Moving!: Skateland

$95

July 22-July 26

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Get Moving!: Skateland

$105

July 29-Aug. 2

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

King Pin: Bowling

$95

July 29-Aug. 2

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

King Pin: Bowling

$105

Aug. 5 - Aug. 9†

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Adventure Week:

Adventureland

$105

Aug. 5 - Aug. 9†

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Adventure Week:

Adventureland

$115

*NO KAMP: July 4 (Field trip will take place July 5) †Cost for August 5-9 is $105 for 9 AM - 4 PM and $115 for 8 AM to 4 PM due to the Adventureland field trip

Skateboard Clinic (Ages 7-15)

Come join us learning the basics of skateboarding at the skateboard park in Urbandale! The clinic is ideal for young skaters, ages 7 – 15, who would like to learn how to skate and have not had the opportunity before, or for those who have basic skills, but would like to learn a few more “moves.” The skateboard park will be shut down to all other skaters during the clinic, so this is the perfect time to just “give it a try” in this relaxed, non-threatening environment, and learn from experienced skaters! In this clinic, skaters will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding, safety techniques, skate boarding “etiquette”, and much more. Participants are required to bring their own skateboard, elbow and wrist pads, and helmet. T-shirt included in price. Staff Instructor. Rain out day will be made up on Thursday, June 27.

Registration Deadline: June 18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 25 & 26

Tuesday & Wednesday

11-11:45 AM

Skateboard Park

$18

SKATEBOARD XTREME CHALLENGE!!

WHO:

All ages welcome! Competition will be divided by age level.

WHY:

This competition is a great chance for skateboarders to show off their stuff and win great prizes. It is also a neat way to showcase the skateboard park in Urbandale! The ramps at the park include: two 20ft. escalated quarter pipes, a 90-degree bank street hip, a street spine, and a fun box.

WHERE:

Urbandale Skateboard Park, Walker Johnston Park

(9000 Douglas Avenue)

WHEN:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Competition begins at 11:00 a.m.

(No pre-registration required.)

Generation Pound (Ages 6-12)

MOVE, ROCK, PLAY & MAKE NOISE! Generation POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movements, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT-ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness. Instructor: Ashlee Seaton. Min 7 / Max 16.

Registration Deadlines: April 22, May 13, June 10, July 15

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

April 27

Saturday

9-9:40 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

May 18

Saturday

9-9:40 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

June 15

Saturday

9-9:40 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

July 20

Saturday

9-9:40 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

Toddler Yoga – Parent and Child

If you are looking for a way to share a fun and beneficial activity with your child, Toddler Yoga is for you! Through music, stories and games we will learn asanas that can be shared by little and big alike. While your child develops their motor skills, balance and focus, you can increase strength and flexibility, boost your energy and gain patience. When you practice with your child, you bond in a unique way. Most importantly, we like to have fun! Min 3 / Max 8. This class is for walking toddlers, up to age 3. Child must be accompanied by adult – one child per adult please. Fee is for child and adult, please register child only. Instructor: Megan Wheeler.

Registration Deadlines: April 1, June 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Apr. 6 – May 18*

Saturdays

10 – 10:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$55

June 29 – Aug. 10*

Saturdays

10 – 10:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$55

*NO CLASS: May 4, July 20

Kids Yoga (Ages 3-12)

Children are introduced to yoga in a fun and engaging way. From movement songs to yoga games, kids will move the entire class. This class will introduce simple poses (asanas) as well as breathing, mindfulness and relaxation. Kids will learn body awareness and self-esteem as kids gain flexibility and strength in a fun non-competitive atmosphere. Min 3 / Max 8 for ages 3-5. Min 6 / Max 12 for ages 6-12.

Registration Deadline: April 22, May 27, June 24

Session

AGE

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Apr. 28 – June 9*

3-5

Sundays

3:45-4:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$55

June 2 – July 7

6-12

Sundays

4:30-5:30 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$65

June 30 – Aug. 11*

3-5

Sundays

3:45-4:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$55

*NO CLASS: May 12, July 21

Candy Making (Ages 8-13)

Enjoy Sweet Treats? If so, join us for a kid friendly class on Candy Making! Each week we will create delicious candies from scratch! From Toffees, Glass Candy, Gummies and Creamy Fudge! Ingredients and supplies will be provided. Min. 3 / Max. 10 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: May 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 3 – June 24

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$60

Magicamp! (Ages 7-15)

Magicamp is for anyone who likes to have fun. You’ll learn how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates with magic that you can do anywhere, at any time and for the rest of your life. Join professional magician Lee Cole, for 2 days of fun. All magic materials are provided.

Registration Deadline: June 3, July 8, July 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 10 & June 12

Mon. & Wed.

1-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

July 15 &July 17

Mon. & Wed.

1-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

Aug. 5 & Aug. 7

Mon. & Wed.

1-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

Youth Tennis (Ages 9-18)

Learn the basics of tennis, or build on your tennis skills! Each participant should wear clothing to fit the weather and be prepared to exercise. Participants provide their own racquet; tennis balls will be provided. All sessions are held at Walker Johnston Park. Instructors: Urbandale Coach Dave White, and former and current Urbandale high school players. Ages 9-13: Max. 24, Ages 14-18: Max. 16.

Registration Deadline: One week before session begins

Tennis Lesson Weather Cancellation Policy: Lessons will be cancelled if it is raining, the courts are wet, or have standing water. Rain out days will be made up on Friday of that week the lesson was missed. Please call the Parks and Recreation office at 515-278-3963 if you have questions.

Ages 9-13

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 10 – June 13

Monday - Thursday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$25

June 17 – June 20

Monday - Thursday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$25

June 24 – June 27

Monday - Thursday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$25

July 1 – July 2*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

July 8 – July 9*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

July 15 – July 16*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

July 22 – July 23*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

July 29 – July 30*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

Aug. 5 – Aug. 6*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

*NOTE: ALL sessions in July and Aug. are 2-day sessions.

Ages 14-18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 10 – June 13

Monday - Thursday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

June 17 – June 20

Monday - Thursday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

June 24 – June 27

Monday - Thursday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

July 1 – July 2*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

July 8 – July 9*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

July 15 – July 16*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

July 22 – July 23*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

July 29 – July 30*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

Aug. 5 – Aug. 6*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

*NOTE: ALL sessions in July and Aug. are 2-day sessions.

Jr. Mix (Tap/Jazz/Ballet) (2-5th grade)

This is a high energy 8-week dance class with lots of fun packed in. The kids will learn a routine, work in groups, and explore different styles of dance. Instructor: BU Dance Company, 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: July 1

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 8 – Aug. 26

Mondays

6:30-7:30 PM

BU Dance Company

$127

Rocking Robotics (Ages 6-13)

Playing with Legos® and making them come alive? Yes please! During this course, your child will be introduced to the world of robotics! Your budding engineer will enjoy making friends, develop new skills, and have a blast building and programming robots. All while expanding their problem solving skills and learning new STEM vocabulary. Classes are taught by trained Sylvan instructors, utilizing a curriculum that allows for both structure and imagination. Alligators, spinning birds, drumming monkeys…they will have a blast creating and coding these robots and more. Instructor: Sylvan Learning. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: July 15

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 22 – July 26

Monday - Friday

10 AM - Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$99

Lego® Engineering (Ages 6-13)

During this course, your curious creator will use our structured curriculum taught by our trained instructors to learn the basic principles behind physical science and simple machines: gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys. Using LEGO® EDUCATION kits, your budding engineer will design models based on themes and they get to create their own designs too! Think CARS, SHIPS and all things THAT GO! Instructor: Sylvan Learning. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: July 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 5 – Aug. 9

Monday - Friday

10 AM - Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$99

Coding, Coding & More Coding! (Ages 6-13)

Your child will be introduced to programming through video game creation and animation design. Get familiar with designing 2D video games from start to finish, including animated players, and sound effects! Instructor: Sylvan Learning.

Registration Deadlines: July 15, July 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 22 – July 26

Monday - Friday

10 AM - Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

Aug. 5 – Aug. 9

Monday - Friday

10 AM - Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

Youth in Parks (Ages 10-13)

Join us for this popular summer program full of new

experiences, challenges, and loads of fun! Mornings involve community service projects and afternoons will be filled with recreation activities. Program will offer community service work in the parks and throughout the community, leadership development, environmental awareness, and team building experiences. The projects may include: helping at the food pantry, cleaning parks, visiting retirement homes and much more. Every Monday, participants will receive the schedule of events for the week. Students will meet each morning outside the south door of the Lions Park Shelter House, 72nd & Prairie Ave. Program will be supervised by adults. Bring swimsuit, sunscreen, gloves, socks, and a bag lunch everyday and wear clothes you can work in. All participants MUST BE picked up by or at 4:00 p.m. (Unless parent permission for child to bike/walk to park.)Fee includes t-shirt. Maximum 10 per week. This program is held in rain or shine, hot or cold!

Registration Deadline: One week before each session

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 10 – June 14

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

June 17 – June 21

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

June 24 – June 28

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 1 – July 5*

M, T, W, F

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$84*

July 8 – July 12

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 15 – July 19

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 22– July 26

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 29 – Aug. 2

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

Aug. 5 – Aug. 9

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

*NO CAMP: July 4

Youth Tech Inc. is an interactive computer camp that focuses on providing enrichment opportunities to students in the world of computers. With a caring environment at the core of camp values, Youth Tech strives to create a positive learning community that encourages creativity, fun and academic excellence. For more information about Youth Tech Inc. please visit our web site at www.youthtechinc.com

NEW! Gaming and Coding (Ages 6-12)

This course combines two unbelievable experiences for students, gaming and coding. Students spend the morning taking an interactive look at coding, and building virtual apps to share with friends. In the afternoon, students build simple video games combing the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Max 8 students.

Registration Deadline: July 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 5 – Aug. 8

Monday - Thursday

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

High School Room 102

$250

NEW! iCode (Ages 6-12)

This course offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. This course makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programming logic. Max 4 students.

Registration Deadline: July 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 5 – Aug. 8

Monday - Thursday

9:30 AM - Noon

High School Room 102

$125

NEW! iGame Creators (Ages 6-10)

Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games. Max 4 students.

Registration Deadline: July 22

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 29 - Aug. 1

Monday - Thursday

1 - 3:30 PM

High School Room 102

$125

Mural Makers - Learn to Make Large Scale Paintings (Ages 11-14)

Mural Makers brings young adults together giving a place for the needs of this age: individual expression, socializing, and creative growth. This program will engage youth in joy of community service and connects the arts to the community. We will make memories as come together to develop and design who they are and what they mean to community. Each artist uses their own individual strengths and talents to form together a unified collaborative piece. MURALS will contain a heftier exploration of sketching, drawing, and painting. Min 4 / Max 12. Instructor: Creative Geniuses.

Registration Deadline: June 19

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 26 – June 28

Wed., Thurs., Fri.

Noon - 1:15 PM

High School Room 102

$60

Martial Arts (Ages 8+)

Join Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor. Learn a traditional martial art that stresses self-defense, physical fitness, self-control and discipline. This is full martial arts incorporating principles from karate, hap ki do, tae kwon do and kempo. The program is for ages 8 and above and the techniques taught are adaptable to any age or physical level. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Maximum 40 participants per month. First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: May 1, June 3, July 1, August 2

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 1 – May 29*

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

June 3 – June 26

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

July 1 – July 31*

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Aug. 5 – Aug. 28

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 1 – May 31*

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

June 3 – June 28

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

July 1 – July 31*

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

Aug. 2 – Aug. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

*Class will be moved to Lions Park Shelter house on: May 6, May 8, May 20

NO CLASS: May 27, July 3, July 5

Tumbling (3-12th grade)

Tumbling is a form of gymnastics performed without props or equipment. Come learn the basics: forward and backward roll, handstand, cartwheel, and progress to more! Instructor: BU Dance Company, 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: July 5

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

July 11 – Aug. 29

Thursdays

6:30-7:30 PM

BU Dance Company

$127

Climb Iowa’s Guided Experience (Ages 13-18)

Looking for a new activity this summer? Sign up for Climb Iowa's Guided Experience! Enjoy four weeks of climbing, community and summer time wellness. Participants will learn new skills while also engaging their bodies and minds in an activity. If you've ever been interested in climbing, now would be the time to see what it's all about. Minimum: 3 participants, Maximum: 10 participants.

Registration Deadline: May 28, July 1

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

June 3–24

Mondays

7:30 - 9 PM

Climb Iowa

3605 SE Miehe Dr.

Grimes, IA 50111

$110

July 8-29

Mondays

7:30 - 9 PM

Climb Iowa

3605 SE Miehe Dr.

Grimes, IA 50111

$110

NEW! Adaptive Kickball with Courage League (Ages 6-18)

Join us for the popular past time! League play will consist of a variety of group games. Join us to build new friendships and learn what the power of play can do—no matter your ability. Min. 15 participants Max. 50 participants

Registration Deadline: May 2

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 9 - June 13

Thursdays

6-8:30 PM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

NEW! Adaptive Soccer with Courage League (Ages 5-12)

EveryBODY deserves a chance to get in the game. Join our soccer program where we spend part of the time learning the skills that are adapted to each participant's ability, then we play the game! Each week learn new skills, learn teamwork and meet new friends! Min. 15 participants Max. 50 participants

Registration Deadline: April 26

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 4 - June 15

Saturdays

8:30 – 9:30AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

Spring Miracle League

The Miracle League is a FREE baseball/softball league for children with special needs from age 5 – 18 and adults 19 and older. The Miracle League is just like baseball. Players will bat, round the bases, catch, throw, and hit Home Runs! There are a few differences in how the game is played.

• Each player has a buddy that gets to assist them.

• Each player will bat once each inning.

• Every player is safe, no one is out.

• Every player will score a run before the inning is over.

• The last player up hits a HOME RUN.

• Every game ends in a tie.

• A game will last two innings or an hour.

• Special rubberized playing surface. Urbandale Parks and Recreation will assign players to teams after registration is complete. Each team will need at least two parent coaches.

Registration Deadline: April 19

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

April 28 –

June 9

Sundays

1-3 PM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

FREE

NEW! Adaptive Baseball/Softball with Courage League(Ages 6-21)

Introducing our new baseball/softball program at the Miracle League field. We will be playing the game, including 3 outs, balls/strikes but adapted for the pace of your participant.

Minor League/Teams Sports: (Ages 5-14) No matter your ability (physical,cognitive or emotional), if you have a desire to play with a team this is your league. Pace and play will be adapted for all abilities including those in chairs, walkers and any other supports. Minimum: 15 participants / Maximum: 50 participants.

Major League/Champs Sports: (Ages 14-21)This league is designed for kids who want to compete but just need it at a different level. Great opportunity for those with Aspergers, High functioning Autism, ADHD..Minimum: 15 participants / Maximum: 50 participants.

Registration Deadline: June 14

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

June 22 - July 8

Ages 5-14

Saturdays

8:30 – 9:30AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

June 22 - July 8

Ages 14-21

Saturdays

8:30 – 9:30AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

Babysitting Clinic with ISU Extension/4H Participants (ages 10-18) will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for infants and toddlers. There will also be guest speakers teaching on the subjects of age appropriate toys and activities, safety, and basic first aid and rescue breathing. All participants receive a book filled with information about childcare as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Class taught in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach. Min. 6, Max. 15 participants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu.

Registration Deadline: July 12

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

June 20

Thursday

9 AM – 3PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$30

Youth Golf Lessons (Ages 11-18)

Want to pick a sport you can play for the rest of your life? Want to learn a game that you can play with family and friends? Try our golf lessons. Urbandale Golf and Country Club’s pro will teach you the basics of the entire golf swing. After you will be ready to hit the links on your own. Minimum: 5 participants / Maximum: 10 participants.

Registration Deadline: June 10, July 22

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

June 17 - July 15*

Ages 11-14

Mondays

8 - 9 AM

Urbandale Golf and

Country Club

$100

June 17 - July 15*

Ages 15-18

Mondays

9 - 10 AM

Urbandale Golf and

Country Club

$100

July 29 - August 19

Ages 11-14

Mondays

8 - 9 AM

Urbandale Golf and

Country Club

$100

July 29 - August 19

Ages 15-18

Mondays

9 - 10 AM

Urbandale Golf and

Country Club

$100

*No Class: July 1

GenerationSTEM

Hey kids! Give your parents a day off and bring your grandparents to join us for a day of fun with some hands-on experience with different Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. Activities will promote exploration in the different STEM areas and encourage lots of fun engagement between generations. This event will be geared towards elementary-aged students. Please register under child’s name.

Registration Deadline: April 1, June 17

Session

Time

LOCATION

Fee

April 6

Saturday

9AM - Noon

Senior Recreation Center

Community Room

$6

June 23

Sunday

1 -4 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Community Room

$6

NEW! Kids Create Classes (Ages 5-10)

This exciting class is half art, half animals! Join us for Critter Camp (with a Blank Park Zoo Presentation) on June 22, or see the baby bunnies at our Peter Rabbit class on July 11. Students will create a fabulous mixed media artwork, meet and learn about a variety of animals, play games, and enjoy a snack. This is an experience your animal enthusiast is sure to love! Join Kids Create and Blank Park Zoo for this one of a kind art class! Minimum: 6 participants / Maximum: 16 participants.

Registration Deadlines: June 14, July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

June 22

Critter Camp

Ages 5-8

Saturday

9:30 AM – Noon

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$34

June 22

Critter Camp

Ages 6-10

Saturday

12:15 – 2:45 PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$34

July 11

Peter Rabbit

Ages 5-8

Thursday

9:30 AM – Noon

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$32

July 11

Peter Rabbit

Ages 6-10

Thursday

1 – 3:30 PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$32

Media Production

In this three-day workshop, students will learn about proper techniques for shooting and editing videos that tell a story. We'll also explore using microphones for quality video. We will shoot and edit on iPads. Students also will get a chance to use the video studio at Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The class is taught by Chris Snider, who is an associate professor of multimedia at Drake University.

Registration Deadline: July 22

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

July 30 - Aug. 1

Ages 10-13

Mon., Tues., Wed.

9 - 11 AM

Drake University,

Meredith Hall, Room 125

$40

July 30 - Aug. 1

Ages 14-18

Mon., Tues., Wed.

1 - 3 PM

Drake University,

Meredith Hall, Room 125

$40

Archery Class (Age 11-17)

Archery, give it a "shot". Have you thought about trying archery, but you don’t have any equipment? Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try. We provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. Raccoon River Park Archery Facility is located at 2500 Grand Ave. West Des Moines.

Registration Deadline: May 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 9

Thursday

5:30 -6:30 PM

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility, 2500 Grand Ave.,

West Des Moines

$10

Fishing Clinic

Urbandale Parks and Recreation will be hosting a free fishing clinic! You’ll explore: casting, hooking, and landing the catch, tackle types, knot tying and tackle assembly, fish identification,water safety, regulations, and ethics. The clinic will take place at the Walker Johnston pond. No registration is needed and you can come and go as it fits your schedule.

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 11

Saturday

9 AM - Noon

Walker Johnston Regional Park at the Pond

Free