Youth Programs (Fall/Winter)

Archery Class (Ages 11-17) - $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. Min 10/Max 16. Instructor: West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Registration Deadline: August 24
 Archery

BU Breakdance (Boys Ages 8+) - $64

Kids will learn lots of tricks and foot work keeps this class high energy! 4-week class. Instructor: BU Dance Studio Min 1 / Max 8. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. Registration Deadlines: September 29, October 27, December 29, January 26

Kid Breakdancing

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 Deadlines: October 18 and February 7

Baking for Kids-All About Fall! (Ages 7-13)  - $85

Tis the Season for fall baking! Join us for a fun fall themed baking class! Each week we will focus on traditional fall recipes, such as: Pumpkin Muffins, Carrot Cakes, Banana Bread, and Pumpkin Spice Truffles! Ingredients and supplies will be provided. Instructor: Alex Lihs. Registration Deadline:  November 1

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: October 20, January 31
 Basketball

Beginner Roller Skate (Ages 5-17) - $75

Learn the basics of roller skating (Stop, stride, getting up and bending down) Skate rental included if needed. Registration Deadlines: September 6, October 18, January 3

Rollerskates

Christmas Cookie Kit (All ages!) - $18

We will bring the cookies to you!  In each kit will be 12 cookies, frosting and sprinkles for you to design the perfect holiday treat!  We will deliver them "contact free" to your doorstep. Delivery is limited to LESS THAN 5.0 miles from Urbandale City Hall (3600 86th Street). Registration Deadline: December 3

Christmas Cookie Kit

Cookies for Santa (Ages 3-8) - $12

Everyone knows that Santa loves COOKIES!! Join us as we decorate cookies for Santa. Please bring a container to take treats home. Parental supervision required. Fee is for child only, parents are free. Please register child only. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: November 26

Christmas Cookie

Cooking for Kids (Ages 7-13) - $85

Calling all mini chefs! Join us for a fun, hands on cooking class for kids! Each week we will learn different cooking techniques, kitchen first aid and create delicious recipes such as: Meat Balls, Breakfast Egg Muffins, Quesadillas, and in our last class we will make a dessert! Ingredients and cooking supplies will be provided!  Instructor: Alex Lihs. Registration Deadline: December 28

kids cooking

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: October 26, February 22

Coding

Junior Robotics (Ages 7-9) - $75

The first unit of our robotics program will introduce students to the basics of VEX Code and programming in 3-D. Students will learn how to navigate robots through virtual worlds and complete exciting maze challenges! 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: December 28

Junior Robotics

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 Deadlines: September 28, 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 Deadlines: September 3, March 29

Scratch Coding

Creative Geniuses: Crea8 Your Own (Grades K-5) - $68

A new medium each week; students will learn how to and get to make their own art supplies each week. New art tools invented from imagination brought to life, and new ways to make art!  Min 4 / Max 12. Instructor: Creative Geniuses. Registration Deadlines: September 13, October 25

Art Supplies

Creative Geniuses 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. Min 4 / Max 12. Instructor: Creative Geniuses. Registration Deadline: January 10

Kid painting

Daddy Daughter Dance - $16 per person

Fathers and daughters or grandfathers and granddaughters of all ages are all invited to enjoy an evening together. While a D.J. entertains the crowd with great music and fun, a variety of finger foods and desserts will be served during the festivities. Photos will be available at the dance for a small fee. Event fills quickly - please register early! Maximum 160 participants. Fee is PER PERSON. Please REGISTER ALL PARTICIPANTS. You will be mailed tickets one week before the event and must present them for admission into the dance. Registration Deadline: January 25

Daddy Daughter Dance

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt (Ages 1-8) - $8

It has been rumored someone has left candy canes and candy on the grounds around Giovannetti Community Shelter! Bring your bag and flashlight and come help us find them all! After collecting all the candy, enjoy hot cocoa from the patio. Parents must accompany children, please register child only. Dress according to the weather. This event will take place strictly outdoors. Giovannetti Community Shelter is located at 8900 Douglas Avenue. Registration Deadline: December 3

Candy Cane in the Grass

Good Time Gang (Ages 2-3½) - $160

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! Participants MUST be 2 years of age before the first day of class. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. Sessions last 6, 7, or 10 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Ronda Ammann. Registration Deadlines:  August 31, October 12, December 28

Preschool 1

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3 -5) - $324

(To add another day of preschool, please check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.) and table time (patterns, numbers, and letters) all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Participant MUST be 3 years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue - please dress accordingly! Maximum 12 participants per session. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Sessions last 6, 7, or 10 weeks. Instructors: Diane Kruse and Ronda Stumberg. Registration Deadlines: September 1, October 11, December 27

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Good Time Gang and MORE!  (Ages 3-5) - $162

This class is the perfect option if you would like another day of preschool for your child! Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the day, etc.), all with a focus on pre-academic skills centered around our weekly theme. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue - please dress accordingly! 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.) A snack will be served. Sessions last 6, 7, or 9 weeks.  Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Ronda Ammann. Registration Deadlines: September 3, October 15, December 31

Preschool 3

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:  October 18, November 12, December 10, February 4

Holiday Crafts

Hooray for  Halloween!  (Ages 2-12) - $8

Come to the Giovannetti Community Shelter for a spooktacular night! Children should dress in their favorite costumes and bring a sack for trick or treat candy! We will make Halloween crafts, decorate Halloween cookies and play Halloween games!! Registration Deadline: October 18

Halloween outfits

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: September 28, October 26, December 28, January 25

Kids Ballet

Letter from Santa (Ages 10 and under) - $2

Enjoy this opportunity to receive a letter from Santa mailed directly to your child. This letter, written in simple, easy to read language, is a thrilling surprise for any child. It will come in an envelope with Santa's name and return address in the corner, addressed directly to your child. Letter will arrive approximately one week before Christmas.  A unique and touching idea for all of your nieces, nephews or grandchildren no matter where they live! Registration Deadline: December 6

Santa Claus

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! Min 3 / Max 15. Registration Deadlines: November 22, December 27

Magic Trick

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. 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: September 1, October 4, November 3, December 1, January 3, 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 Deadlines: September 27, October 25, December 27, 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 Deadlines: September 28, October 26, December 28, 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 Deadlines: September 2, September 30, December 30, January 27

Pee Wee Dance Camp

Quickstart Tennis (Grades 1-4) - $40

Quickstart Tennis is a 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. 5-week course. Maximum 24 participants. Instructor: Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: August 26

Wilson Tennis

Rounded Minds - Soccer and Spanish Introduction (Ages 2-6) - $53

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 6-week program is a great way for children to experience soccer in a format that is structured, engaging, and most of all…. FUN! This high-energy fitness program is led by professional soccer coaches who introduce children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using their feet, dribbling, passing, ball control, and shooting by using creative games, positive reinforcement, and even songs. Children will learn the basic rules of the game while practicing sportsmanship and teamwork.  Every Rounded Minds™ class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, creative and fun educational experiences. Our unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds, simultaneously along with the benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age. Your child will enjoy soccer and will be learning Spanish simultaneously! Instructor: Raul Cunarro. Registration Deadlines: September 1, January 5

Soccer 2

Rounded Minds - Sports Exploration (Ages 3-6) - $53

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 5-week program 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 threat 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 joy of being active! We focus on fundamental motor skills and coordination. This will provide them confidence to participate in athletics as they grow older.  Every Rounded Minds™ class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, creative and fun educational experiences. Our unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds, simultaneously along with the benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age. Your child will enjoy a sport and will be learning Spanish simultaneously. Instructor: Raul Cunarro. Registration Deadline: October 6

Recreation Programming CanPlay Sports

Rounded Minds: Tumbling (Ages 2-6) - $53

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 5-week program 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! Our tumbling program allows young children to enhance their social skills and develop greater strength, flexibility, and coordination - along with a lifelong love of fitness. Classes are taught with a theme to catch the attention of the young gymnast and build skills through creative movement and music. Instructor: Raul Cunarro. Registration Deadline: November 10

Tumbling

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 Deadlines: August 26, September 23, December 30, 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 Deadlines: August 26, September 23, December 30, 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 Deadlines: August 26, September 23, December 30, 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: October 20, 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

Youth Tennis (Grades 5-8) - $33

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, Zach Maertens, and former and current Urbandale high school players. Max. 24 participants. Registration Deadline: August 25

Tennis