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  • Anchor Kids Camp

    Course Description Anchor Kids was built to give kids the tools to lead strong, healthy lives. We do this through the 5 Pillars of Health for Kids: Fitness, Nutrition, Seeds2Snacks, Mindfulness, Sport/Activity. Our summer camp dives deeper into these 5 pillars with fun, immersive, and engaging programs to start the learning process of leading healthy lives. Pillar 1: Fitness. We utilize what we call the 9 foundational bodyweight movements to teach kids proper movement and mix them up in as many ways as creatively possible to put kids through a fun exercise experience. We begin each day with movement warm-ups and a group exercise session together. Pillar 2: Nutrition. We partnered with a local Registered Dietician to put together a fun and engaging infographic that gives kids the creative freedom to learn about each food group in an activity we call "Eat Your Colors". This breaks a plate of food down into proteins, carbohydrates, fats, dairy, and grains. We also reinforce good hydration habits and differentiate between a "healthy" drink and a not-so-healthy drink. Kids will utilize fun coloring activities to show how they can eat their colors. Pillar 3: Seeds2Snacks. This is a fun and innovative pillar that gives kids the tools to plant their own seeds in planting pods that we provide and we teach the basics of caring for the seed to grow into their own healthy snacks. Food just doesn't magically appear in a grocery store and Seeds2Snakcs helps to reinforce that idea. Pillar 4: Mindfulness. Yoga has been around for centuries, but primarily taught and practiced by adults. This pillar gives kids the time, energy, and space to think their own thoughts and feel their own feelings while engaging in fun and interactive yoga flows and poses. Pillar 5: Sport/Activity. Kids will focus on the intangibles of sport and activity like teamwork, working together to achieve a goal, respect, sportsmanship, effective communication, and more. This pillar wasn't designed to coach a sport, even though we do work through some skills of specific sports, it was more so designed to give kids an idea of how sport and activity can be fun and challenging at the same time with the proper tools to engage with others and work hard. Throughout the camp kids will tell stories, read stories, play games, interact with each other in a positive way, create their own Anchor Kids Ethos together, exercise together, eat healthy snacks (considerations made for food sensitivity and allergies), drink lots of water, be inside and outside, and just have an all around great time! Your student will also be issued a book: The Way of the Warrior Kid - Field Manual, by Jocko Willink, that is theirs to keep once the camp is complete. Anchor Kids lead the Way. Logistics All snacks and supplies provided Instructor: Anchor Kids https://www.facebook.com/AnchorKidsOrg https://www.instagram.com/anchorkidsorg/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/anchor-kids-org/
  • Basketball: Coach T Fundamentals Camp K-2

    Course Description The goal of his camps is to provide each camper with a positive, fun-filled learning experience. The camp is designed to provide personal attention to help young athletes improve their basketball fundamentals. These camps set the framework for successful future athletes. Different drills/activities per camp. Logistics Enter through Door #12 Bring water bottle with your name on it Camp Director Kenton Tennal- Coach T has been running or assisting basketball camps for nearly 2 decades.
  • Climb Iowa Adventures: Gr K-8

    Course Description Time to reach new heights and learn more about the strategies in climbing! Climb Iowa staff members belay the participants on the ropes and help with climbing our bouldering walls. Logistics Signed Visitor Agreement is REQUIRED Wear t-shirt, shorts or pants, and bring a water bottle with your name on it Climbing shoes, rental harnesses, and instruction are provided Instructor Climb Iowa Staff
  • Dance: Broadway BootCamp Disney Edition

    Course Description This two-day musical theatre dance workshop will have campers learning stylized choreography and steps to dances from hit Broadway Disney shows that will be performed at the camp's conclusion. Logistics Enter through the main door on the south side of the building Performance of learned dances will be at 12:45pm on Friday, August 9 Instructor The Dancer's Theatre Staff
  • Dance: Elementary Olympics Mini Dance & More Camp

    Course Description This three-day dance and more camp will have students living Olympic dreams through dance and fun activities inspired by summer games. Logistics Enter through the main door on the south side of the building Performance of a learned dance will be at 1:50pm on Friday, August 2 Instructor The Dancer's Theatre Staff
  • Fencing Summer Camp

    Course Description New and returning students invited. Favorite instructors return with more knowledge, refined coaching skills and, of course, the favorite fencing games and arm bands. All equipment provided (safety swords, protective masks, chest plates and jackets). Sign up today to join this sport deemed the “sport of the intellectual athlete! Logistics All equipment provided. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Youth Enrichment League – {YEL!} – was founded in 2004 by Chet and Lisa Gunhus. It was founded to bring the highest quality enrichment to schools throughout Minnesota. Through the combined blessings of amazing teachers and happy clients, {YEL!} has grown to 745 schools and 150 teachers in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
  • Flag Football Clinic: Parent & Me

    Course Description This program introduces the skills and rules needed to play football. Participants move through drills with their parent/adult working on passing/receiving, running, defense, and blocking. Each child must have a “coaching” parent/adult present who is willing to go through each drill throughout the clinic. Practices include QB/Center exchange, hand-offs/running and dodging, pass/catching, how to pull flags (without tackling), some blocking, and some head to head drills. Logistics Wear active attire and tennis shoes or molded cleats are acceptable Bring plenty of water in a bottle with their name on it. Nerf footballs, flags are provided. No pads are allowed. Instructor JCE Program Coordinator with Parent Volunteers
  • Grand View Soccer Skills Camp

    Course Description The camp teaches and improves a player’s technical and tactical abilities, using individual and small group training. T-shirts will be provided by Grand View. 1:12 ratio with players/coaches on hand. Groups will be split by age/ability. Logistics Enter through south gates of the JHS Stadium (Dragon Stadium) Please bring a soccer ball (if you have one) and water bottle. Instructor Grand View Men's Soccer Coaches and Players
  • Intro to KinderFlute

    Course Description: KinderFlute is all about FUN! This action-packed class offers an introduction to flute playing through games, activities, and focused group and one-on-one instruction. KinderFlute is a unique curriculum based in the science of “neurogenesis”—or the birth of neurons—which happens best when kids learn in an active and supportive environment. It’s like miracle grow for little brains! In these classes, students will have a chance to try the flute while learning beginning music theory concepts and listening and moving to great flute music! If you have considered music lessons (perhaps piano, violin, guitar, etc.) for your child, KinderFlute may be just what you are looking for! Intro classes are for students and a parent/guardian or other responsible adult (16yrs+). It is essential that a grown-up accompany students in these classes to observe and support at-home music making, and maybe even participate in the games and activities right along with us. Students will receive their very own Nuvo Toot to keep – this is a plastic beginner flute that students will use in class and take home to encourage beautiful flute-playing and music exploration beyond the class. A few additional items--including a PneumoPro Wind Director and real flute headjoint--will be loaned to each student at the first class, and returned at the last class (additional fee may apply for lost or damaged loaner items). Logistics: Registration fee includes Nuvo Toot ($33 value) Instructor: Intro to KinderFlute is taught by Certified KinderFlute Teacher Sarah Richards, who has over 20 years experience teaching flute and working with kids of all ages. Ms. Sarah is a Johnston mom with four children in JCSD, and can’t wait to share the KinderFlute experience in our community!
  • Kids Create Art Camp: Dolls and Donuts

    Course Description Join Kids Create for this special doll- themed art camp! Students will use model magic to create doll sized donuts and enjoy a real donut breakfast themselves. Activities will include painting tiny, doll sized canvases, listening to music, making jewelry for our dolls, and enjoying new friends. Expect student to create, learn, and play during this fun camp! Logistics Enter through Door #12 to the Art Room Please pack a peanut free lunch, a water bottle, and a doll. Instructor Kids Create Owner- Elizabeth Lyons- Kids Create is a children's art studio that encourages a love of learning, creativity, and kindness.
  • Kids Create Art Camp: Squishmallow Duckling Camp

    Course Description Join Kids Create for a fun-filled Squishmallow themed art camp. Students will make a duck Squishmallow panel painting, learn about and interact with ducklings, play games, and make special memories. Squishmallows are welcome! Logistics Pack a peanut-free sack lunch Bring a no-spill water bottle Enter through Door #11 to the Cafeteria Instructor Kids Create Owner- Elizabeth Lyons- Kids Create is a children's art studio that encourages a love of learning, creativity, and kindness.
  • Little Ninjas

    Course Description This early childhood program teachers the basic fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and Karate. We'll focus on building self-respect, self-confidence, coordination of mind and body, and self-discipline. Logistics Enter through Door #7 Instructor Mr. Phil Dickey, has more than 30 years of martial arts teaching experience. Elementary teacher, a fourth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, Fifth Degree Black Belt Karate, and a 3-time Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee.
  • Magicamp

    Course Description Magicamp is for anyone who likes to have fun! New and returning magicians will enjoy learning and refining their skills. Participants learn how to entertain and amaze friends, family, and classmates with magic that can be done anywhere, at any time. Join professional magician Lee Cole for two days of magic! Logistics All magic materials provided. Each student will recieve a deck of cards included in the registration fee. Lee will provide a treat on the first day. Participants should bring a water bottle and a snack if needed. Juggling balls will be available for purchase, $10 cash (optional). Instructor Professional magician: Lee Cole. When Lee isn’t running Magicamps, he’s performing on cruise ships, at casinos, for Fortune 500 companies, and in comedy clubs as far away as Australia. Lee’s playfulness & spontaneity give his magic show the feel of a stand-up comic’s. When asked about Lee Cole’s Magicomedy, Beyoncé & Jay-Z said, "Who?" https://www.leecole.com/
  • Ninja Warrior Camp

    Course Description This is a great introduction into the competitive world of obstacle course racing! Participants spend time warming up in gymnastics gym with games and races (including time on trampolines and in foam pits). Participants move to the ninja gym and then work through an obstacle course! Logistics Complete this waiver before your Ninja can participate - Emerge Academy Participant Waiver Students should socks and shoes. Staff will inform on when to take off Instructor Emerge Academy, 2100 SE Gateway Dr. in Grimes
  • Speed & Agility Camp

    *NOTE THIS UPDATE FROM CONNECTION- AUGUST CAMP IS ONLY 3 DAYS COMPARED TO 5 DAYS DUE TO CONFLICT IN THE GYM ON THURS/FRI. Course Description Whether a quicker first step is needed, a faster change of direction, or improved footwork - working on speed and agility with Patrick Jackson will help each child get there! This clinic will focus on explosion, bursts, turn over and top end speed. Logistics Enter through Door #9 Bring water bottle/jug with name on it Instructor Patrick Jackson was a football and track star at Coe College. As a defensive back for the Kohawk football team, Patrick was a two-time, First Team All-Iowa Conference honoree. He was named to the All-West Region first team by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette in 2002. With 213 career tackles, he is tied for ninth in school history with seven interceptions in 2001. He tied a school record with three career blocked kicks. In track, Patrick was a two-time All-American as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team, which finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in 2002 and 2003. After graduating, Patrick played semi-pro football for 12 years with the Sioux City Bandits, Cedar Valley Vikings, Iowa Lightning, and North Iowa Bucks, which inducted him into its hall of fame in 2016.
  • Summer Science Camp

    Course Description Experience a fun week full of exciting summer inspired STEM learning! Participants will be exploring the light spectrum and solar energy, completing building challenges, making summer inspired crafts, playing games and more! Registration Deadline: July 21 Logistics None Instructor Instructor: TigerLily STEM. TigerLily STEM has led fun and interactive camps and classes for thousands of students in the Des Moines area since 2017. They emphasize instruction through activities and have a ton of fun while learning about science, math, and technology. All TigerLily STEM instructors are professional teachers or college students pursuing careers in STEM related fields https://tigerlilystem.com/
  • Tae Kwon Do

    Course Description Learn this Korean art of self-defense (includes Tae Kwon Do and Karate concepts) to improve health, balance, agility and poise. Develop mental alertness and moral ethics to enhance your life. Students must sign up on or before the first class day of each session. Logistics Enter through Door #7 on the east side of the District Office Building Instructor Mr. Phil Dickey, has more than 30 years of martial arts teaching experience. He is an elementary teacher, a fourth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, Fifth Degree Black Belt Karate, and a 3-time Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee.
  • Tennis Summer Camp: 7/15-7/18

    Course Description Grades K-2: These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 3-6: BEGINNER- In a 4-day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, and improving skills. Orange balls will be used with 23-25-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. INTERMEDIATE- This is for players that have or are interested in playing matches. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, spins, placement and consistency. Orange balls are used with 25 inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Summer Camp: 7/22-7/25

    Course Description Grades K-2: These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 3-5: BEGINNER- In a 4-day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, and improving skills. Orange balls will be used with 23-25-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. INTERMEDIATE- This is for players that have or are interested in playing matches. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, spins, placement and consistency. Orange balls are used with 25 inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 6-12: BEGINNER- The focus will be on learning the basics of tennis while having fun! In a 4 day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, fitness and improving skills. INTERMEDIATE- ADVANCE- This is for players that have played matches and are looking to play matches/tournaments this summer. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, placement, consistency, and spins. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Summer Camp: 8/5-8/8

    Course Description Grades K-2: These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 3-5: BEGINNER- In a 4-day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, and improving skills. Orange balls will be used with 23-25-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. INTERMEDIATE- This is for players that have or are interested in playing matches. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, spins, placement and consistency. Orange balls are used with 25 inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 6-12: BEGINNER- The focus will be on learning the basics of tennis while having fun! In a 4 day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, fitness and improving skills. INTERMEDIATE- ADVANCE- This is for players that have played matches and are looking to play matches/tournaments this summer. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, placement, consistency, and spins. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Summer Camp: Evening Classes

    Course Description These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Logistics Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U