Youth Classes

2018_Summer_Guide_-_Youth_Classes

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 30, July 2, July 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 4 – June 18

Mon. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$38

June 6 – June 20

Wed 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$38

July 9 – July 16

Mon. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$26

July 11 – July 18

Wed. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$26

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 29, May 31, July 3, July 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 5 – June 19

Tuesdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$38

June 7 – June 21

Thursdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$38

July 10 – July 17

Tuesdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$26

July 12 – July 19

Thursdays

9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$26

Parent and Me (Ages 18 mos.-2)

A parent and student take this 6-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 Studio.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – Aug. 14

Tuesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$84

Tiny Tots Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)

This is a fun interactive 6-week dance class for preschoolers! We use music and props to keep their attention and explore dance styles. 6-week class. Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Studio.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – Aug. 14

Tuesdays

6:30-7 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$68

BU Ninjas ALL Boys Hip Hop (Ages 3-4)

We will play games and introduce hip hop dance in this 6-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 Studio.

Registration Deadline: July 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 11 – Aug. 15

Wednesdays

6:30-7 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$68

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 10

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 17

Thursday 9:15-10:45 AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$8

Little Crafters (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 8

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 15 & May 22

Tuesdays

9:15-10:45 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$12

PreK Art Play (Ages 3-5)

PreK Art Play is your child’s first art class inspired by what your child loves to do most, play! Our theme this summer is ART CAMP. We will go on a creative journey imagining over the river and through the woods. Our bags will be packed with art tools and excitement as we enjoy the wonderful world of art making at camp. Instructor: Gina Bartlett.

Registration Deadline: June 6

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

July 10 - July 12

T, W, Th

9-10 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$44

The GREAT Egg Hunt (Ages 10 and under)

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

March 31

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: June 8, July 6

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 15 – June 22

Fridays

9:30-11 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$18

July 13 – July 20

Fridays

9:30-11 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$18

Kids in Harmony - Music for the Young Child (Ages 0-6)

Kids in Harmony classes will get you exploring musical play with your child! We strive to build confidence, develop

academic and motor skills as well as further communication skills in this developmentally focused music class. Reap the benefits at home after sharing this bonding time with your child! Classes are taught by music therapists who provide live music and are fully inclusive of children of all abilities. Register today for this enriching opportunity to move, sing and explore musical play! Adult required to attend with child. Please register child only. Min. 4/Max. 10. 4-week classes. Instructor: Kids in Harmony.

Registration Deadlines: May 29, July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

June 5 - June 26

Tuesdays

5:30-6 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$40

July 10 - July 31

Tuesdays

5:30-6 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$40

SuperKids AllSport Camp (Ages 3-6)

A perfect introductory sports program for your little ones, SuperKids AllSport Camps 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. Taught by professionals with sports and recreation degrees and multiple years of teaching youth sports and fitness. 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 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 9 – July 13

Monday - Friday

1-2 PM

Lions Park

Tennis Courts

$45

Beginning Ice Skating (Ages 4 +)

These classes are designed for the beginning skater. Each class will focus on finding balance and comfort on the ice as well as working to develop the muscle groups that will be required later in more advanced courses. Figure skating, speed skating and hockey all use the basics taught to ensure the skater is ready to step into multiple ice sports. Wear warm clothes and long socks. Rental skates included in price. Instructor: Central Iowa Figure Skating Club. Registration Deadlines: April 18, April 20

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

April 25 – May 30

Wednesdays

5:30-6:30 PM

Bucs Arena

7201 Hickman Road

$110

April 28 – June 2

Saturdays

3-4 PM

Bucs Arena

7201 Hickman Road

$110

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 3-7)

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 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 15.

Registration Deadline: May 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 5 – July 10

Tuesdays

5:45-6:45 PM

Lions Park Gazebo

$65

Tumbling & Spanish Introduction (Ages 3-6)

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: May 8

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 15 – May 29

Tuesdays

5:45-6:45 PM

Senior Center

Community Room

$34

Sports Exploration & Spanish

Introduction Summer Camp (Ages 3-7)

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 5-day 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! Mix 5 / Max 15.

Registration Deadline: July 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 6 – Aug. 10

Monday - Friday

5:45-6:45 PM

Lions Park

Gazebo

$56

Kinder Ready! (Ages 4-6)

In this fun 5-day camp kids will develop the building blocks for early reading and writing skills through fun, multisensory activities. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: July 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 6 – Aug. 10

Monday - Friday

8-10 AM

Sylvan Learning

$125

Safety City (Ages 4-6)

Safety City is a week-long summer program for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2018. Participants 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, films, 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 2018 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 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. The Urbandale High School is located at 7111 Aurora Avenue. Webster Elementary is located at 12955 Aurora Avenue

Registration Deadline: April 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 11 – June 15

Monday - Friday

9-11:30 AM

High School
Commons

$40

June 11 – June 15

Monday - Friday

1-3:30 PM

High School
Commons

$40

June 18 – June 22

Monday - Friday

9-11:30 AM

Webster

Elementary

$40

June 25 – June 29

Monday - Friday

9-11:30 AM

High School
Commons

$40

SIDEWALK CHALK FLOOD - FREE!

Want to show off your creativity and add your own art to

Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park? Here’s your chance! Community Youth Concepts (CYC) and Urbandale Parks and Recreation have partnered together to celebrate the 8th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Flood! Join us on Saturday, August 25. This free event, from 9 AM – 1 PM, is open to the public to celebrate the hopes and dreams of youth and adults by flooding the Tree Park just south of the Library with their very own sidewalk chalk art. Music, family activities and games are provided for this uplifting family-friendly celebration.

Boys Hip Hop and Breakdance (Ages 5-17)

This is a 6-week class taught by male instructors where participants will learn beginning and intermediate breakdance and hip hop moves! This is a high energy class, and no experience necessary! Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Studio.

Registration Deadline: July 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 11 – Aug. 15

Wednesdays

7-7:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$68

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 if needed. Instructor: Skate North. Skate North is located at 5621 Meredith Drive in Des Moines.

Registration Deadline: June 11, June 18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 18 – June 22

Monday - Friday

11-Noon

Skate North

$50

June 25 – June 29

Monday - Friday

11-Noon

Skate North

$50

NEW! Create Musical Instruments – out of CLAY! (Parent/Child Ages 6-10)

Let’s MAKE beautiful music together! We will use handbuilding techniques to create musical instruments out of air-dry and oven-baked clay! Instructor Annie Laursen will show you how to make a clay whistle by pinching the clay, a maraca with the coil building method, and a drum with clay slabs. Get your hands dirty while learning about the sculpture process. An adult must be present, and is encouraged to create projects with their young partners! Please register child only. Min. 6 / Max. 20.

Registration Deadline: June 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 12 – June 19

Tuesdays

6:30-8 PM

Senior Recreation Center Art Room

$35

Wizard Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-10)

Calling all wizards (or muggles who want to be wizards)! This 3-week class is JUST for you. Each week we will work on fun new projects such as: Wand Making, Magic Slime, Castle Collage, Clay Wizard Hats, Paper Mache Owls, and Patronus Paintings. Min 3 / Max 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: June 6

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 13 – June 27

Wednesdays

6-8 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$60

Nature Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-10)

Celebrate the warm weather, green grass and longer days with this fun arts and crafts class! We will use Walker Johnson Park to find a lot of our supplies! Each week we will focus on a nature craft such as: Sun Dye Fabrics, Painted Nature Mobiles, Pressed Flower/ Plant Ornaments or Necklace, Leaf/ Flower Prints, Stick, Flower, Leaf Bowls, Animal Tracks as Plaster Casts, and Bird Feeders. 3-week session. Max. 15 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: July 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 3 – Aug. 17

Fridays

1-3 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$68

Mini Mix (Grades K-5th)

This is a high energy 6-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 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – Aug. 14

Tuesdays

7-7:45 PM

BU Dance Studio

8040 Douglas Ave.

$68

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 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 9 – July 11

Mon., Tues., Wed.

9-Noon

Giovannetti

Shelter Patio

$35

July 9 – July 11

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: Chris Bell.

Registration Deadline: March 28, July 3 - Please note the first session ends on a Tuesday.

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Apr. 11 – Apr. 24

Wednesdays/Tuesday

6-7 PM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

July 10 – July 24

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: June 20

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 27

Wednesday

10-11 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$2 per card/participant

Creative Geniuses Art Camp (Ages 6-11)

Students will go on a creative journey imagining over the river and through the woods to reach Creative Geniuses ART CAMP. Our bags will be packed with art tools and excitement as we enjoy the wonderful world of art making at camp. A fun summer inspired art class for your creative kids! Instructor: Gina Bartlett.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – July 12

T, W, Th

10:15 AM -12:15 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$59

Spelling and Handwriting Camp

(Grades 1-3)

This 5-day camp will give your child a multi-sensory approach to studying spelling to help them use the most effective techniques for learning to spell a word. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: July 16

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 23 – July 27

Monday - Friday

8-10 AM

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

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 13

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 20

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 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 20

Tie Dye

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$6

June 27

Flower Pot Decorating

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$8

July 11

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 17. Discount will automatically be applied at registration. Regular pricing below will begin on Friday, May 18. 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, guests 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. 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 Wednesday June 6). Participants must bring their own lunch everyday. (A cooler and/or microwave are not available.) All participants MUST BE picked up by or at 4:00 p.m. (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 6 will be $105/115 due to the field trip to Adventureland.

Registration Deadline: One week before each session

Session

Day/Time

Theme

Fee

June 4-June 8

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Sports Week: Iowa Cubs

$95

June 4-June 8

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Sports Week: Iowa Cubs

$105

June 11-June 15

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Animal Week:

Blank Park Zoo

$95

June 11-June 15

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Animal Week:

Blank Park Zoo

$105

June 18-June 22

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

History Week:

Living History Farms

$95

June 18-June 22

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

History Week:

Living History Farms

$105

June 25-June 29

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Science Week:

Science Center

$95

June 25-June 29

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Science Week:

Science Center

$105

July 2-July 6*

Monday - Friday*

9 AM - 4 PM

Theater Week: Movie

$76*

July 2-July 6*

Monday - Friday*

8 AM - 4 PM

Theater Week: Movie

$84*

July 9-July 13

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Get Moving!: Skate North

$95

July 9-July 13

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Get Moving!: Skate North

$105

July 16-July 20

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Water Week:

Clive Aquatic Center

$95

July 16-July 20

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Water Week:

Clive Aquatic Center

$105

July 23-July 27

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

King Pin: Bowling

$95

July 23-July 27

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

King Pin: Bowling

$105

July 30-Aug. 4

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Jump Up!: Get Air

$95

July 30-Aug. 4

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Jump Up!: Get Air

$105

Aug. 6 - Aug. 10†

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Adventure Week:

Adventureland

$105

Aug. 6 - Aug. 10†

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Adventure Week:

Adventureland

$115

*NO KAMP: July 4 (Field trip will take place July 5) †Cost for August 6-10 is $105 for 9 AM - 4 PM and $115 for 8 AM to 4 PM due to the Adventureland field trip

STEMtastic Camp (Grades 1-3)

Join us for a week-long STEM camp! The kids will collaborate on fun activities that sharpen their STEM skills in robotics and engineering! Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: July 16

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 23 – July 27

Monday - Friday

10 AM-Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

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 28.

Registration Deadline: June 19

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 26 & 27

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 4

Competition begins at 11:00 a.m.

(No pre-registration required.)

Sponsored by the cities of Urbandale and West Des Moines

Teen Yoga (Ages 14+)

Yoga helps teens to build the groundwork to live a healthy lifestyle in a safe, noncompetitive space. This 6-week class meets twice a week and will help teens focus on themselves to develop mindfulness, strength, and flexibility. Each class offers active asanas (poses), balance work, breath work (pranayama) and relaxation. Instructor: Ashley Muilenburg.

Min 6/ Max 15.

Registration Deadline: May 11

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 4 – July 11

Mondays & Wednesdays

10:30-11:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

Kids Yoga (Ages 3-14)

Kids are introduced to yoga in a fun and engaging way. From movement songs to yoga games, kids will move the entire hour. This 6 week class will build body awareness and self-esteem as kids gain flexibility and strength. Instructor: Ashley Muilenburg. Min 6/ Max 12.

Registration Deadline: May 11

Session

AGE

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 5 – July 10

3-7

Tuesdays

10:30-11:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$65

June 7 – July 12

8-14

Thursdays

10:30-11:30 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$65

Little Chefs (Ages 7-11)

We will learn the basics of cooking and baking, such as measuring liquids and solids; reading a recipe; using multiple cooking supplies and utensils; and making healthy choices when cooking. Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor.

Registration Deadline: June 6, July 18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 13

Wednesday 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$10

July 25

Wednesday 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$10

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 4, July 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 11 & June 13

Mon. & Wed.

1-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

July 9 & July 11

Mon. & Wed.

1-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

Aug. 6 & Aug 8

Mon. & Wed.

1-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

Youth Tennis (Ages 9-18)

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 4 – June 7

Monday - Thursday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$25

June 11 – June 14

Monday - Thursday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$25

June 18 – June 21

Monday - Thursday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$25

June 25 – June 28

Monday - Thursday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$25

July 16 – July 17*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

July 23 – July 24*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

July 30 – July 31*

Monday & Tuesday

9-9:50 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$13

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

Ages 14-18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 4 – June 7

Monday - Thursday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

June 11 – June 14

Monday - Thursday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

June 18 – June 21

Monday - Thursday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

June 25 – June 28

Monday - Thursday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$30

July 16 – July 17*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

July 23 – July 24*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

July 30 – July 31*

Monday & Tuesday

9:50-11 AM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$15

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

Coding Camp (Grades 3-5)

Get familiar with programming by designing video games and build a strong foundation of coding skills. In this fun, interactive camp, students will have the opportunity to apply their creativity and practice their writing skills in a meaningful, engaging way to boost confidence not only in Language Arts, but in all subject areas. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: June 11

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 18 – June 22

Monday - Friday

10-Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

Coding Animation (Grades 3-5)

Participants will explore the basics of animation, drawing their own characters and bringing them to life with code. They'll create a portfolio of animated games, cartoon strips, music videos and interactive worlds. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: June 18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 25 – June 29

Monday - Friday

10-Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

Coding Camp (Grades 6-8)

Join us for a fun introduction to coding and get ready for a serious cool factor! The kids will learn basic programming skills as they work towards creating their own video games. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: June 11

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 18 – June 22

Monday - Friday

8-10 AM

Sylvan Learning Center

$125

Coding Animation (Grades 6-8)

Kids will explore the basics of animation, drawing their own characters and bringing them to life with code. They'll create a portfolio of animated games, cartoon strips, music videos and interactive worlds. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: June 18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 25 – June 29

Monday - Friday

8-10 AM

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. 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, 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.

Registration Deadline: One week before each session

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

June 4 – June 8

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

June 11 – June 15

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

June 18 – June 22

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

June 25 – June 29

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 2 – July 6

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$84*

July 9 – July 13

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 16 – July 20

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 23– July 27

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

July 30 – Aug. 3

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

Aug. 6 – Aug. 10

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Lions Park Shelter House

$105

NO CAMP: July 4

Battle Bots (Ages 10-17)

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. 14. Instructor: Youth Tech.

Registration Deadline: July 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 13 – Aug. 16

Monday - Thursday

9-Noon

High School

Room 101

$155

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. 14. Instructor: Youth Tech.

Registration Deadline: July 31

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 13 – Aug. 16

Monday - Thursday

1-4 PM

High School

Room 101

$170

Back to School Ready Study Skills Camp (Grades 7-12)

This boot camp will give your child the skills and confidence needed for success – both in and out of the classroom. Students will receive personal attention within a collaborative environment and learn how to: set goals for the upcoming year, manage their time wisely, and organize schoolwork. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.

Registration Deadline: July 23

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 30 – Aug. 4

Monday - Saturday

10-Noon

Sylvan Learning Center

$150

NEW! Mural Makers (Ages 11-14)

A special art program for middle schoolers. Mural Makers gives a place for the needs of kids this age: individual expression, socializing, and creative growth. We will engage youth in the joy of community service and connect the arts to the community. We will make memories as our group develops and designs art about 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. Strong emphasis on drawing and painting. All artistic abilities welcomed! Instructor: Gina Bartlett

Registration Deadline: July 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

July 10 – July 12

Tues., Wed., Thurs.

6-8 PM

Senior Recreation

Center Art Room

$75

SAT, PSAT, ACT Prepare. Achieve. Succeed.

A workshop for college bound high school students and their parents that is 30-45 minutes in length. This presentation is for students taken the SAT, ACT or PSAT/NMSQT and focuses on factors that influence college admission, and how the college exams are scored and used. We discuss tips on preparing for college entrance exams, and strategies to improve test scores. Max. 30 participants. Instructor: Huntington Learning Center.

Registration Deadlines: May 10

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 17

Thursday

6:30-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$5

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 1, July 1, August 2

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 2 – May 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

June 1 – June 27

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

July 2 – July 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Aug. 1 – Aug. 29

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 2 – May 30

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 4 – June 29

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Olmsted Elem.

$80

July 2 – July 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Olmsted Elem.

$80

Aug. 1 – Aug. 31*

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Olmsted/Rolling Green

$80

*Aug. 24 & 31 classes meet at Rolling Green Elementary. Class on May 7, May 9 & May 21 will be held at Lions Park Shelter House NO CLASS: July 4

Baking for Beginners (Ages 10 and up)

Want to learn more about baking, improve on your skills, or just enjoy delicious recipes? Join your friends, family and neighbors for an introductory 3-week class on baking! Each week we will focus on different recipes, such as: Banana or Pumpkin Bread, Muffins w/ Streusel topping and Pineapple Upside down Cake or Lemon Raspberry Drizzle Cake, ingredients and supplies will be provided. Min. 3 / Max. 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: June 4

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

June 11 – June 25

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$40

NEW! Terrarium Building Workshop

(Ages 10 and up)

Have a green thumb? Learn how to design and care for terrariums, and then build your own in this hands-on workshop. We provide the supplies: gravel, rocks, soil, plants, moss, and a container! Min 3 / Max 20. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadlines: April 30, May 29, July 30

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

May 7

Monday

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35

June 4

Monday

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35

August 6

Monday

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35

At the Spa- Creating Personalized Bath & Beauty Products (Ages 12 and up)

Join us for this 3-week beginner friendly class making your own homemade bath and beauty products! You will learn variety of techniques you can use to create do-it-yourself bath products that are as beautiful as they are useful. Each week you will create new products such as: Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm, Scented Candle, Bath Bomb, and Soap. Min. 3 / Max. 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: July 10

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

July 17 - July 31

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Community Room

$50

Call for Ideas! Do you have an idea for a new program?

We would love to hear about it! E-mail Mollie Wilhite,

Recreation Supervisor, at mwilhite@urbandale.org!

Urbandale Parks and Recreation, 4-H and Iowa State Extension and Outreach are partnering to offer 4 exciting one time programs for ages 8 and up.  The programs are STEM, Healthy Living, Arts and Communication, and Civic Engagement and Leadership.

STEM – June 12th from 3:00pm – 4:30pm:

Can’t get enough Science and Technology? Come join Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach for an exciting and interactive STEM lesson. You can expect to have fun, do a hands on activity, and learn a little about professions in STEM.

Healthy Living – June 26th from 3:00pm – 4:30pm:

Love being outside in the summer? Have you thought about the effects being in the sun and heat can have on your body? Come join Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach to learn about good ways to protect your bodies in the summer, as well as ways to stay active and eat healthy!

Arts and Communication – July 10th from 3:00pm – 4:30pm:

Pictures say a 1,000 words, or at least that’s what they tell us! What do the pictures you’re taking say? Join Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach for lesson on how to create a self-expressive story utilizing photographs. Bring your phone or tablet if you have one!

Civic Engagement and Leadership – July 31st from 3:00pm – 4:30pm:

Have a positive impact on your community today and change the world tomorrow. Join Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach for interactive activities that help you learn how to be an outstanding leader, identify needs in your community, and spark change in the world! There will be a service component to this workshop that will directly help those around you.

 Each program will be offered at the Giovannetti Shelter in Walker Johnston Park.  The fee will be $5 per program or $15 if you sign up for all four.