Youth Programs (Fall/Winter)

Red Ball Tennis Lessons (Ages 5 to 8) - $60

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 Deadline:  January 19, February 16

Orange Ball Tennis Lessons (Ages 8 to 10) - $60

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:  January 19, February 16

Green Ball Tennis Lessons (Ages 10 to 12) - $60

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 Deadline:  January 19, February 16

Youth Tennis

Babysitting Clinic with ISU Extension/4H (Ages 10 and up) - $35

Participants 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. All participants receive a book filled with information about childcare as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Lunch is provided. Min 6/Max 20. Instructor: Class taught in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach. Registration Deadline: February 7

Basketball Skills (Ages 5-6 years old) - $45 

A fun basketball clinic for 5 and 6 year olds that focus on dribbling, passing, teamwork, and building confidence. Min 4 / Max 12. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadlines: January 31
 Basketball

Coding with Roblox Studio (Ages 11 and up) - $75

We introduce the basics of Roblox coding while building fun games in this first unit. Most students have likely not interacted with complex coding environments like Roblox Studio, which has two big aspects of it - building and scripting. We will learn workspace, objects, and how to configure properties of the objects such as color and texture. We will also start learning Lua, the text-based scripting language used in Roblox. This is often the first text-based coding for many kids. Students will learn how to code with Lua and apply conditional, loops, and variable concepts. This class is virtual. We will send you an individual link for the class by the Friday before that class starts. Registration Deadlines: February 22

Coding

Minecraft Code to Mod (Ages 9-12) - $75

In this exciting Minecraft coding class, students will have a great time learning to create mod for their favorite game - Minecraft! Their code will spawn their favorite creatures, build cool structures, and create games to challenge others. Students will master important programming concepts like function, loop, variable, just to name a few, taking a big step forward toward developing computer science skills. This class is virtual. We will send you an individual link for the class by the Friday before that class starts. Instructor: Create and Learn Teachers. Registration Deadline: January 25

Gaming

Scratch Ninja 1 (Ages 7-9) - $75

This class uses Scratch, a platform developed by MIT, to teach fundamental coding concepts. We start from the very basics, no prior coding experiences needed. Students will learn core coding concepts such as sequence, loop, and conditional. We will also use a wide range of Scratch specific capabilities including motion, sensing, control, and more. Your child will have a lot of fun as we build a new project in every session ranging from animation, games, to storytelling. Students not only learn coding but also start creating from day 1! We will send you an individual link for the class by the Friday before that class starts. Instructor: Create and Learn Teachers Registration Deadline: March 29

Scratch Coding


Holiday Craft Kits!  (Ages 10 and under) - $10

We will supply all the materials for 3 holiday crafts to your doorstep! Choose one or all three holiday craft kits! Delivery is limited to LESS than 5.0 miles from Urbandale City Hall (3600 86th Street). Kits will be delivered by 5:00pm, barring any weather delays. If you have controlled access to your front door (apartment or condo), or live outside the 5.0 mile limit, please plan to pick up your kit at the Parks and Recreation office on each given day. Max 20 kits per holiday. Registration Deadlines: February 4

Holiday Crafts

Junior Mix Dance (Tap/Jazz/Ballet) Ages 8-12 - $64

This class is sure to keep you moving. We explore Pom Pom, Jazz dance and basic beginning tumbling. Every week is something new! No experience necessary. Tap shoes required. Min 1 / Max 8. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadlines: January 25

Kids Ballet

Martial Arts (ages 8+)   - $60

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 30 participants per month. Registration Deadlines: February 2

Martial Arts

Mini Mix Dance Camp (Tap/Jazz/Ballet) (age 5-7) - $64

A fun energetic dance class that will keep your little one engaged and moving. We use props, games to keeps their attention. Tap shoes are required. Min 1 / Max 8. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadline: January 31

Kids dancing

Monster Jamz Hip Hop (Ages 5-10) - $64

Monster Jamz hip hop is a high energy hip hop 4 week class. Grab a friend and learn the hottest new moves with a routine! Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadline: January 25

Hip Hop graffiti

Pee Wee Dance Camp (Ballet/Tumbling) Ages 2-4 - $64

Come explore dance through this fun energetic class. We use music, props, low balance beam and fun interactive games to keep your little one interested. Min 1 / Max 8. Instructor: BU Dance Studio Registration Deadline: January 27

Pee Wee Dance Camp

Augmented Virtual Reality (Grades 1 and up) - $130

Bring the real world into the virtual with AR games. Learn to add special effects to your camera feed and use hand gestures to interact with virtual game elements. Start with basic steps and end up building games like Brick Breaker and Fruit Ninja. Min 1 / Max 4. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Registration Deadline: January 27

VR kid

Engage in Engineering (Grades 1 and up) - $105

The kids will have the chance to build cool models and structures using KNEX® or LEGO®. Along the way, they'll learn STEM skills and practice awesome engineering skills! Min 1 / Max 4. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Registration Deadline:  January 27

Lego Robotics

Robotics 100 Level (Grades 1 and up) - $105

Build robots. Build friendships. Build confidence! This program will give your child a lively introduction to building and programming robots using LEGO® bricks and award-winning WeDo™ software. Robotics 200 Level The kids will build sophisticated bots using LEGO® bricks and award-winning WeDo™ software. It's such a cool way to learn advanced problem solving and engineering skills! Min 1 / Max 4. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Center. Registration Deadline: January 27

Junior Robotics

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! Min 4 / Max 12. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadlines: January 31

Kids basketball

Valentine's Day Cooking Decorating! (Parent/Child)   (Ages 2-10) - $6

Decorate cookies for the holiday! Each child will take home the cookies that they decorate. Please bring a plastic storage container. Please register child ONLY. (Parent /guardian will need to be present to assist child with decorating.) Min 5 / Max. 20. Registration Deadline: February 4

Heart shaped cookie