Youth Programs (Spring/Summer)

Archery Class (ages 10-17) - $10

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 will provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport.  Registration Deadline: June 21

Archery Class

Arts in the Parks (ages 6-11) - $10

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! Registration Deadline: June 15
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. Registration Deadline: July 6

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! Registration Deadline: July 20

Art in the Parks

Basketball Skills (ages 5-6) - $45

A fun basketball clinic for 5 and 6 year old's that focus on dribbling, passing, teamwork, and building confidence. Registration Deadlines:  May 31, August 8

Basketball Skills

Beginner Roller Skate (ages 5-17) - $80

Learn the basics of roller skating (Stop, stride, getting up and bending down) Skate rental included if needed. Fee includes admission for open skate session ($11.99 value x 6), feel free to stay longer after your class to practice your skills. 2 make up practices allowed if needed. Registration Deadlines: May 28, July 9

Beginner Roller Skate

BU Dance Parent and Me (ages 2-3) - $128

Creative movement dance class. Come join the fun with sing-a-long songs, props, basic dance and tumbling. A parent needs to participate in class with student, please register child only. Registration Deadline: July 7

BU Dance Parent and Me

Creative Genius Art (grades K-5) - $68

Creative Geniuses is an engaging, educational, and student led art program. We will use a new medium each week including drawing, painting, and sculpture. Students will learn technical skills while making personally meaningful art. We will bring imagination to life through an artistic process and creative habitats that can be used beyond the classroom. Registration Deadlines: June 15, July 13

Creative Genius Summer Art

Creative Genius PreK Art Play (ages 3-5) - $45

Draw, paint, sculpt, sew, and more! We will make personally meaningful art while learning technical skills and developing creative habits. These skills promote a color-full life personally, socially, and academically. Registration Deadlines: June 15, July 13

Creative Genius Pre-k

Creepy Crawlers (ages 6-8) - $51

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! Registration Deadline: June 28

Creepy Crawlers

ISU Extension Day Camps (Ages 8-12) - $30

Join us for Iowa State Extension and Outreach Day camps this summer.  Children will enjoy a day centered around STEM activities, healthy living, arts, communication, leadership, and citizenship. Registration Deadlines: June 9, June 30ISU Extension Camps

Jr Mix Dance and Tumbling (ages 7-10) - $128

This fun exciting class has a little bit of everything! Jazz, Ballet, Pom Pom, ribbon dance and Tumbling. This is a great way to keep your kiddo moving this summer in a fun positive environment. Dance wear required. Registration Deadline: July 5

Mini Mix Dance Camp Small

Kids Kamp (ages 6-10) - $140

Join us for a summer of fun in this camp for children! The participants will enjoy a "theme of the week" related to the field trip. A variety of activities will also be offered including crafts, games, sports, board games, guests' speakers, and weekly field trips. The cost of the program is $130 a week for 9am to 4pm. and $140 for 8am to 4pm. Fee includes a t-shirt, craft and activity supplies, field trip and transportation, and guest speakers.

Mondays: Participants will receive a general schedule of events for the week on Mondays. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
Tuesdays: We will be going to a new park around the Des Moines area. 
Thursdays: Most field trips will take place on Thursdays.

Registration Deadline: One week before each session starts

Kids Kamp

Kids Media Camp (ages 8-12) - $80

In this 3-day camp, students will learn about photography, podcasting and videography. Each day we will learn a different skill. In photography, students will learn about composition, portraiture and how to use light. In podcasting, students will plan and create a podcast with other students in the class. In video, we will focus on how we can tell a story and editing. Students will need to bring an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone to camp each day. Registration Deadline: July 10

Media Camp

Little Athletes (ages 3-5) - $45

A fun sports clinic to start learning the beginner skills of various sports to turn children into little athletes. Registration Deadlines: May 31, August 8

Little Athletes

Magicamp (ages 5-12) - $40

Magicamp is for anyone who likes to have fun. You'll learn how to entertain & 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 a fun-filled Saturday. All magic materials provided! Registration Deadlines: June 13, July 11, August 8

Children participating in MagiCamp

Martial Arts (ages 8+) - $80

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. Program for Beginners or Advanced. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Registration Deadlines: June 1, July 6, August 1

Martial Arts

Mini Mix Dance and Tumbling (ages 4-6) - $128 

This fun exciting class has a little bit of everything! Jazz, Ballet, Pom Pom, ribbon dance and Tumbling. This is a great way to keep your kiddo moving this summer in a fun positive environment. Dance wear required. Registration Deadline: July 4

Pee Wee Dance CampOutdoor Adventures brought to you by SCHEELS (Ages 8-12) - $30

Get out of the house and learn some new outdoor skills. Do you want to learn how to fish? Would you like to create your own survival bracelet and learn how to pitch a tent? How about Archery? Learn how to hit a target while shooting a bow and arrow? The professionals from SCHEELS will help you learn all these outdoor skills. You will be quite the outdoorsman by the end of the week. On top of that, there will be prizes and snacks each day. Space is limited, so sign up quickly. Registration Deadline: July 12

Outdoor Adventures

Princesses in the Park (ages 2-10) - $25

Come to the park and have a tea party with your special adult! We will provide lemonade (tea), cookies, and a craft for everyone to do with their favorite princess! Bring a camera along to take pictures with, and feel free to dress up like your favorite character as well. Registration Deadline: May 7

Princess Tea Party in the Park

Spring Tennis Lessons (grades 5-8) - $35

Each participant should wear clothing to fit the weather and be prepared to exercise in this 3 week class. Participants provide their own racquet; tennis balls will be provided. Registration Deadline: May 4

Youth Tennis

Storytime in the Park (all Ages!) - FREE

The Parks and Recreation Department and the Urbandale Library have partnered together to bring you Storytime! Come enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and other activities that delight and entertain as well as encourage the love of reading. Storytime will happen each Tuesday morning at 10:00 am and Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at a different park each week. Try to visit them all! No registration required!

Storytime in the Park

Summer Take Home Activity Kits (ages 4+) - $15

These craft kits include fun themed activities to do at home! Registration Deadline:  One week before delivery

Summer Take home Activity Kits

Summer Tennis (ages 6-18) - $30

Each participant should wear clothing to fit the weather and be prepared to exercise. Participants provide their own racquet; tennis balls will be provided. Registration Deadline: One week before session begins


SuperKids All Sports Camp (ages 3-5) - $25

A perfect introductory sports program for your little ones, SuperKids AllSport Camps will introduce multiple sports throughout the four 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 and a water bottle! Registration Deadline: July 11

Kids basketball

Sylvan Sample (Pre-K - 11th Grade) - $199

This unique and individual 15 hour camp is offered only through Urbandale Parks and Rec. Looking for an academic boost or enrichment this spring and summer that has an emotional and social focus! Search no more; this one of a kind academic camp will pinpoint your child's own individual reading or math skill gaps with the Sylvan Insight Assessment to ensure they are working on skills they truly need improvement on and watch your child increase their motivation and self-confidence!  Have access to your students' academic program 24/7 with

Looking for some STEAM interaction this spring and summer! We will have STEAM brain boosters and activities throughout their entire week of learning!  Registration Deadline: June 13, August 1Sylvan Sample

Tennis RED BALL - Lifetime (ages 4-8) - $75

Children learn the basic elements of tennis through a combination of techniques and partner-based activities to develop hand/eye coordination, motor skills, and sending/receiving the ball. Team competition is introduced. The use of specially designed equipment and professional instruction offer an age range appropriate, positive, and fun experience. Registration Deadlines: May 30Red Ball Tennis

Tennis ORANGE BALL - Lifetime (Ages 8-10)  - $75

Children start to refine their technical mechanics. Competition is emphasized more, including the basic strategic and tactical concepts of singles and doubles play. Registration Deadline: May 30Orange Ball Tennis

Tennis GREEN BALL - Lifetime (Ages 10-12)  - $75

Classes are geared for children capable of maintaining a consistent rally on a full court. Players will continue to refine the technical, tactical, and physical foundation established in prior stages. Players will be better able to execute patterns of play, vary the spin and depth of their shots, and select the correct footwork pattern to strike the ball. Registration Deadlines: May 30Green Ball Tennis

Tennis Yellow Ball/ HS JV Development - Lifetime (Ages 13-18) - $75

Players in the initial levels of Development will be introduced to stroke mechanics and transition to the refinement of these strokes.  As players advance through the levels of Development, more advanced techniques with a larger array of shots will be addressed to implement match play strategies. It is recommended that players at the upper level of Development enter tournaments regularly to test their skills in a competitive setting. Registration Deadline:  May 30Developmental Tennis

Tennis Jr High/HS Yellow Ball Clinics (ages 13-18) - $110

This clinic is for those players who are looking to start in tournament play, can hold a rally, and understand the basic mechanics. We hold emphasis on point play strategy, point construction and pattern development. Registration Deadline: June 2, June 30, July 28Tennis

Tot Basketball (ages 3-5) - $45

Tot musical and fitness classes focus on academic, athletic and agility skills. Kids learn ball handling and dribbling skills that will help with fundamentals of future sports while enhancing hand-eye coordination and brain use! Registration Deadlines:  May 31, August 8 

Tot Basketball (Ages 3-5)

Tumbling (ages 4-5) - $40

A fun introduction to gymnastics! Your 4-5 year old will learn the basics of tumbling. The class will help develop skills such as handstands, cartwheels, and forward rolls. The class will expose your student to balance and coordination while keeping the class fun with games and activities! Registration Deadlines: May 30, July 5