Youth Programs, Classes & Events (Summer)

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TOT (Ages 3-5)

TOT is a fitness and academic enrichment program that incorporates ball handling skills and academics.  Through unique physical movement and academic concepts, TOT stimulates brain growth, hand-eye coordination, self-control, and confidence!  We call it learning, kids call it fun! Instructor:  Miklannet Fennel.  Min 4 / Max 15. 

Registration Deadline: July 14

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 21 – Jul. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

2:15-3 PM

Lions Parks

Basketball/Tennis Courts

$40

NEW!! Parent and Me Yoga (Ages 3-6)

We will explore yoga basics through song, dance, stories, art, and imaginative play. Fun partner poses and movement based activities that bring in elements of breathing, focusing, and building strong bodies through movement and games. Please have your child dress in comfortable clothing.  Fee pays for parent and child, please register child only. 4 week classes.Min. 6/ Max. 14 couples. Instructor: Fallon Seidenfield.

Registration Deadlines: July 7, August 4

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 14-Aug. 4

Tues. / 6-6:45 PM

Senior Center

Recreation Center

$45

Aug. 11-Sep.1

Tues. / 6-6:45 PM

Senior Center

Recreation Center

$45

Kinder Ready! (Ages 4-6)

Is your preschooler entering Kindergarten this Fall? Do you want them to start the year with confidence? In this 2 week camp, students will be exposed to reading readiness skills, such as letter writing and recognition, and print awareness in a fun, multisensory environment designed to get them Kinder Ready!

Registration Deadline:  July 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 4 – Aug. 14

Tues., Thurs., & Fri.

8-10 AM

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

Basketball Skills Clinic (Ages 5-6)

A fun basketball class for 5 and 6 year olds that focuses on dribbling, passing, teamwork, and building confidence.  Instructor:  Miklannet Fennel.  Min 4 / Max 12. 

Registration Deadline: July 14

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 21 – Jul. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

1:15- 2 PM

Lions Parks

Basketball/Tennis Courts

$40

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! 4 week class. Min 3 / Max 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: July 6

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 13 – Aug. 3

Mon.

10 AM-12 PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter Patio

$60

Adaptive Soccer with Courage League (Ages 5-21)

EveryBODY deserves a chance to get in the game.   Join our soccer program where we spend part of the time on 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. 5 / Max. 20. 6 week session.  Instructor:  Courage League Staff

Registration Deadline: July 6

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 11 - Aug. 1

Sat. / 8-9 AM

Miracle League Field, Northview Park

$40

NEW!! Adaptive Baseball/Softball with Courage League (Ages 8-21)

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. 4-week class. Min 5 / Max 20 participants.

Minor League/Teams Sports:

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.

Major League/Chaamps Sports:

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

Registration Deadline: July 6

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 11 – Aug. 1

Sat. / 9-10 AM

Miracle League, Northview Park*

$40

*Will travel to Ankeny for one Saturday.

NEW! Kids Yoga (Ages 6-17)

Children will learn the basics of yoga through poses, stories, team building and games.  We’ll do lots of dance, creative movement and imaginative play while exploring yoga principles such as kindness, self-control and concentration.  Introducing fun yoga poses, team building, and games! Kids will learn mindfulness, breath work, healthy movement, and strategies to keep physically and emotionally healthy.  4 week classes. Min. 6/Max. 15. Instructor: Fallon Seidenfield

Registration Deadlines: July 7, August 4

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 14-Aug. 4

Tues. / 7-7:45 PM

Senior Center

Recreation Center

$40

Aug. 11-Sep. 1

Tues. / 7-7:45 PM

Senior Center

Recreation Center

$40

STEMextravaganza (Grades K-6)

Looking for a fun way to energize and excite your kiddo in STEM? Sign up for our week long Summer STEM camps and introduce your kiddo to the world of STEM! This week long class will dive into Robotics, Coding and Engineering!

Registration Deadlines: July 6, July 27, August 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 13 – Jul. 17

Monday - Friday

10 AM - Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$150

Aug. 3 – Aug. 7

Monday - Friday

10 AM - Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$150

Aug. 10 – Aug. 14

Monday - Friday

10 AM - Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$150

The Sky’s the Limit! Virtual Program (Ages 3+)

Our big idea this summer will have our artist eyes and imaginations focusing on looking up towards the sky for both the beautiful things that take up the space above us. Also, as saying means focusing on keeping a positive uplifting attitude.

At time when people are being careful spending more time at home, Creative Geniuses offers our one-of-a-kind art program to the homes of our students. We are colorful and full of personality in this educational, engaging, and student centered art program.

Our program encourages family engagement and is designed for all ages and skill levels. Adult supervision is always advised and participation encouraged for children making art. You will have the flexibility to have art time at the convenience of your family’s own schedule.

Creative Geniuses provides a consistent and cohesive curriculum made by art educators; .unified concepts with projects that all surround a common idea (a theme, or big ideas as how real artists work) showing students perspective and different ways to approach and think about a concept. Projects will exercise cross curricular skills of math, science, reading, writing

Creative Geniuses will offer:

• Art projects will explore different mediums each week to develop skills in multiple medias and explore ways you may have not considered or tried! Materials and supplies delivered to your door (things can be of use for future art making!) Instructional video, paper lesson plan, and support from our art educators to guide our students along the way. Virtual Student Art Show on our website and Facebook each month!

Registration Deadline: One week before Delivery

Material Delivery

Day/Time

TheME

Fee

Jul. 2

Thursday

Fireworks

$22

Jul. 10

Friday

Lightning

$22

Jul. 17

Friday

Bubbles

$22

Jul. 24

Friday

Wings

$22

Jul. 31

Friday

Hot Air Balloons

$22

Family Discount given at checkout:

$37 for 2 family members, $49 for 3 family members

NEW! Camp in a Box (Ages 5-18)

This summer, we are excited to announce a new program called Camp in a Box! Each week there will be a specially themed box that will include multiple crafts, activities, and more. Inside each box, you will discover instructions and materials for the crafts and activities. (You will need to supply some basic supplies like markers, glue, and crayons.) Your Camp in a Box will be delivered to your front door with contactless delivery the morning of your registered camp. We will deliver boxes within a 10-mile radius from Urbandale City Hall (3600 86th Street, Urbandale). If participants do not have the option for contactless delivery, you can opt to pick up your Camp in a Box at the Parks and Recreation office. Min. 4/ Max 20

Registration Deadline: One week before each session

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jun. 29

Monday

8 AM-12PM

Delivery or Pick-up

$10

Jul. 6

Monday

8 AM-12 PM

Delivery or Pick-up

$10

Jul. 13

Monday

8 AM-12 PM

Delivery or Pick-up

$10

Jul. 20

Monday

8 AM-12 PM

Delivery or Pick-up

$10

Jul. 27

Monday

8 AM-12 PM

Delivery or Pick-up

$10

Aug. 3

Monday

8 AM-12 PM

Delivery or Pick-up

$10

NEW! iMobile Game Design (Ages 6-12)

Sketch, build, play. This class offers students with a big imagination a place to sketch and build their own video games on a mobile device. If you have a student that loves to play games on an iPad® this course helps them engineer and build games on a mobile platform. This innovative course engages both sides of brain to create fun engaging games for a mobile platform. Tablets will be provided for this class. Min 5 / Max 12. Instructor: Youth Tech.

Registration Deadline: July 20

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 27 – Jul. 30

Mon. – Thurs.

9:30 AM-12 PM

Senior Recreation Center PC Lab

$120

Magicamp! (Ages 7-15)

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 2 days of fun. All magic materials provided.

Registration Deadline: July 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 3 – Aug. 5

Mon. & Wed.

1-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

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 20 participants per month.  First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: July 6, August 3

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jul. 6 – Jul. 29

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Aug. 3 – Aug. 31

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jul. 6 – Jul. 31

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$80

Aug. 3 – Aug. 31

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$80

NEW! Roblox Studio-Programming and Game Development (Ages 9-15)

Calling all ROBLOX users! Join in with millions of gamers and immerse yourself in your own 3D world! ROBLOX Studio is a 3D-based program that uses physics, LUA programming, and individual creativity to build a world around you, and your avatar - unlike any other software This course will guide students through concepts such as beginner physics, LUA programming, and game development. Students in this course will build and published their multi-player game to share with friends and family!

Min 5 / Max 12. Instructor: Youth Tech.

Registration Deadline: July 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 3 – Aug. 6

Mon. – Thurs.

1-4 PM

Senior Recreation Center PC Lab

$155

Robotics-Battle Bots (Ages 9-15)

This course offers hands-on opportunities to build and program robots. Working in small teams, students will design robotics systems to compete in fun real-world activities. Each day will bring a new challenge, and your team's robot will have to morph to better adapt and compete. Students will compete in the battle bots competition at the end of the camp to prove their robot is the best. This class is perfect for the student who has a big imagination and likes to build things. Min 5 / Max 9. Instructor: Youth Tech.

Registration Deadline: July 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 3 – Aug. 6

Mon. – Thurs.

9 AM-12 PM

Senior Recreation Center PC Lab

$155

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. 20, 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

Jul. 6 – Jul. 7*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

Jul. 13 – Jul. 14*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

Jul. 20 – Jul. 21*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

Jul. 27 – Jul. 28*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

Aug. 3 – Aug. 4*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

*NOTE: ALL sessions are 2-day sessions.

Ages 14-18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 6 – Jul. 7*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

Jul. 13 – Jul. 14*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

Jul. 20 – Jul. 21*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

Jul. 27 – Jul. 28*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

Aug. 3 – Aug. 4*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

*NOTE: ALL sessions are 2-day sessions

Video Game Design (Ages 10-17)

This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family. Min 5 / Max 12. Instructor: Youth Tech.

Registration Deadline: July 20

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jul. 27 – Jul. 30

Mon. – Thurs. / 1-4 PM

Senior Recreation Center PC Lab

$170