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Yikes! Spring break is right around the corner. No need to panic. We’ve rounded up 10 spring break camps and classes for kids in Des Moines. From day camps to week-long camps, this comprehensive guide to camps being offered in and around Des Moines can help your child make the most of Spring Break—and have fun doing it!
Please note that many camps fill quickly and early registration is generally required. Please contact the specific venue to register.
Aspen Martial Arts
10930 Hickman Road • Clive, IA 50325 • (515) 996-5425
If your little one has been channeling the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lately, this might be a good Spring Break camp for them. Aspen Martial Arts is offering Spring Break Camp Monday, March 13th through Friday, March 17th, 2017. Drop off-time is 8:30 am and pick-up is between 3:30 and 4:15 pm each day. $199 for members, please contact them for non-member pricing.
Bulldog Soccer Academy
Drake Men and Women’s Soccer Teams • 1420 27th Street • Des Moines, Iowa 50311
The Bulldog Soccer Academy Spring Break Camp is designed for boys and girls ages 8-13 and will be offered March 13-17, 2017. Campers will be taught proper technique through small-sided games and contests. All activities will be arranged in a fun, safe and skill appropriate environment. Each day campers will play, go swimming, and compete for prizes. Lunch will be provided for full-day campers. A half-day camp option is available from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM. Half-day campers will leave camp each day before lunch. Camp facilities are prepared for Iowa’s weather; indoor in Drake’s turfed Field House and outdoor in Drake Stadium. Half Day Camp 9:00 to 11:30 AM is $150.00 and Full Day camp 9:00 am to 4:00 pm is $250.00.
401 NE 66th Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 289-1933
Easter Seals Iowa Spring Break Camp is Monday, March 13- Thursday, March 16 at Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside. Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ages four and older. Register now as space is limited to 30 campers. Spring Break Camp provides an integrated setting where people with and without disabilities learn and grow together. Cost is $150 for the week.
Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Avenue • Des Moines, Iowa 50312 • (515) 277-4405
Put on your thinking caps, it’s time to create! Explore a variety of art making techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture to build, design, and create unique art inventions. Discover curious objects in the museum to investigate and study for inspiration. Extended care is available. Classes are offered to kids ages four to 17. They also offer Parent+Child and Family Classes. Costs vary depending on the age and type of class you register for. Find Camp Descriptions and Online Registration at http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/education/register-for-classes/.
Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd Street • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 277-6261
Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow, but for now, we predict windy conditions in Oz, snowy weather in Narnia and (this just in) it’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Bring an umbrella and brave the elements at the Des Moines Playhouse to explore these and other stories through creative drama, role playing and lots of hands-on activities. Students will attend a final dress rehearsal of Annie KIDS on Friday afternoon. Wednesday, March 15 -17, 2017. Cost is $140 Subscribers/$155 Non-Subscribers for Grades 1-2.
Grand Slam USA
4137 120th Street • Urbandale IA 50323 • (515) 278-1070
Need to brush up on those baseball skills? Grand Slam will be hosting its 21st Annual Softball/Baseball Spring Break Camp! The camp will cover all areas of the sports including: hitting, pitching, base running, etc. The clinic is scheduled for Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17th 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon each day of Spring Break. Find a registration form here. To sign up, call, stop by, email or fax them the form.
Iowa Ninja Warriors and Iowa Circus Academy
TGR Fitness • 455 SW 5th Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 280-3903
Kids can spend their Spring Break learning circus arts and becoming climbing ninjas! Improve your strength and coordination as well as learn fun skills like juggling, hula hooping, balancing, aerial arts and floor acrobatics. For kids aged 5-12 years old. All fitness levels welcome. March 13-17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. $60 per day or $240 for the week. Before and after care is also available. More info. and register here.
Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Road • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 278-5286
Experience Spring Break without the hassles of traveling and weather! Sign your child up for a 1-day or 5-day camp full of hands-on, interactive activities, or sign the whole family up for a one-day experience on the 1900 Farm. Costs vary depending on the camp and number of days your child attends. Find Camp Descriptions and Online Registration at http://www.lhf.org/.
Magicamp! Urbandale Parks & Recreation
Giovenetti Shelter • Walker Johnston Park • 9000 Douglas Avenue • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 278-3900
Magicamp is for anyone who likes to have fun. You’ll spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. You’ll learn stuff that you can do anywhere, at anytime and for the rest of your life. All magic materials are provided. Drop off an ordinary child and pick up Harry Potter/Hermione! Monday, March 13 to Wednesday March 15th, 1:00 to 3:45pm. Camp fee is $45 and the registration deadline is March 6th.
Polk County Conservation
Jester Park Equestrian Center • 11171 NW 103 Court • Granger, IA 50109 • (515) 999-2818
Campers will have fun learning and staying active at Survivor Camp. Activities will include archery, geocaching, and survival skills. Students will make their own lunch over a fire they help build. Activities will take place indoors and outdoors. Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 9:00 am. Pre-registration required; deadline is March 10. For ages: 10-12, fee is $30. Register here.
Are you staying in town? What do you have planned for your kiddo’s over Spring Break in Des Moines?