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  • Anchor Kids Club

    Anchor Kids Club focuses on Five Pillars of Health for Kids: Fitness Nutrition Seeds2Snacks Mindfulness Sport/Activity This club aims to empower kids with the life skills needed to be the strong, healthy and successful leaders of the future. Students receive a copy of "Way of the Warrior Kid" and sections of the book are included in course curriculum. Participants will take part in physical activity each day so come to class ready to be active and have fun! Participants will also take part in educational discussions each day and be challenged with taking on some leadership responsibility within the class. (Example: Participants may be challenged to learn a new exercise or game at home and lead at the next class date.) Anchor Kids lead the way. Instructor: Anchor Kids
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    April Fools' Magiclass

    Professional magician Lee Cole will teach participants how to entertain and amaze friends, family, and classmates with magic that can be done anywhere, at any time, and for years to come. All magic supplies provided. Instructor: Lee Cole
  • Beginning Guitar

    Guitar classes follow our basic components: Teach it!.. Players will learn the basics of music including reading music, rhythm, melody and meter. Practice It!.. Students will be provided musical exercises to reinforce basic concepts. Play It!.. Players will learn basic songs in various styles and there will be a mini-recital at the end of the session. Parent invited to attend. Let the music play! Students must provide their own guitar. Please supply your child with a six-string guitar. Call (800) 959-9261 if you would like recommendations for purchasing a guitar. Remind your child to bring guitar to each class. Students who bring electric guitars should also bring their own amplifier. https://youthenrichmentleague.com Instructor: Youth Enrichment League
  • Chess (Spring)

    The Spring 2024 session of Chess builds on skills learned in the Fall and Winter sessions and focuses on intermediate and advanced chess concepts. Participants should have some chess experience before enrolling in this session. Learn, practice and play chess each class. Students will participate in new chess lessons and puzzles each week as well as guided games and in-class tournaments. Class fee includes ChessKid.com membership for the session. https://youthenrichmentleague.com/portfolio-item/c... Instructor: Youth Enrichment League
  • Crafty Kids Class

    Participants will explore different artistic mediums and express creativity through exciting craft projects! This workshop is designed to inspire participants' imagination and foster a love for art. Participants will learn valuable skills, gain confidence, and develop a unique artistic style through hands-on projects! *Please notice that there are two pricing options for the 'Crafty Kids Classes'. $85 for ONE spring break class, $130 for BOTH spring break classes Participants that register for ONE class on 3/12 OR 3/14 should select the $85 per class rate. Participants that register for class on BOTH 3/12 AND 3/14 should select the $65 per class rate for BOTH classes ($130 total). If you select the $65 rate and only register for one class, you will be charged an additional $20 before the class starts. The multi-class discount does not apply to the Feb 20 Crafty Kids Class. Instructor: JennyAnn Designs & Workshops
  • Fencing (Spring)

    New and returning students are invited to join this fast-paced, inclusive Olympic Sport. YEL’s Teach It, Practice It, Play It® approach teaches fencers new skills each class, practices those skills in kid-friendly fencing games, and then encourages students to use those skills in fencing bouts (matches). All equipment provided. How to get started in fencing: https://youthenrichmentleague.com/how_to_get_start... Instructor: Youth Enrichment League
  • Fencing Club

    UPDATE #1: The price for Fencing Club listed with online registration in Eleyo ($249) is CORRECT. The price listed in 'The Connection' ($159) is NOT CORRECT. The pricing for this class changed after 'The Connection' was published. UPDATE #2: The dates for Fencing Club listed with online registration in Eleyo are CORRECT (Saturdays, Jan 27 - April 27, no class March 2, 9, 16, or 30) The dates listed in 'The Connection' are NOT CORRECT. The availability of the instructor changed after 'The Connection' was published. This does mean that the only day Fencing Club participants will meet in March is Saturday, March 23. Interested in joining Fencing Club after the start date (Jan 27, 2024)? Register for the Waitlist Contact Johnston Community Education at commed@johnston.k12.ia.us or 515-278-0552 to let us know that you have added your name to the waitlist. JCE will calculate your prorated registration fee and provide you with instructions on how to process payment. As soon as payment is successfully processed - you can start attending Fencing Club! {YEL!} For fencers who have received introductory fencing instruction, LOVED IT, and are looking for continued development - possibly even participating in fencing competitions. Participants can increase skills, could participate in local area competitions, experience being part of a team, and receive personalized instruction from a local top coach! The {YEL!} Fencing Club is designed for fencers who: Have participated in past classes or camps with the {YEL!} program Want to rapidly increase their skill in fencing. Want to compete in local, regional, and national fencing tournaments. Want the camaraderie that a club has with the opportunity to get to know other competitive fencers on a personal level and to encourage each other at tournaments. Want more personalized instruction. Want to study with a top coach without traveling too far. Fencing gear is provided, but we recommend that fencers consider purchasing their own gear soon. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League
  • Glow Party Dance Camp

    90-minutes of a glow party dance camp at the Inspiring Dance Studio in Grimes! Families will meet JCE staff there and are able to leave and come back to pick up. Complete Parent Waiver prior to attending. Inspiring Dance Waiver Instructor: Inspiring Dance Staff
  • Golf Lessons: Youth

    Small group classes taught by Mark Egly and staff. Mark was named a top 50 instructor in America and named the Best Instructor in Iowa for a decade by Golf Digest and also named 6 Time Iowa PGA Teacher of the Year, including the 2016 Award as well. Lessons will be taught at the Des Moines Driving Range, 2944 NW 66th Ave. Please indicate upon registration if golf clubs are needed. For weather announcements, please call the range at 515-289-1703. Make-up date for any weather issues is TBD. Instructor: Mark Egly
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    Intro to Sewing

    Make the most of no school by learning a new skill in Intro to Sewing! Sewing develops fine motor skills, improves focus and concentration and teaches the importance of patience and self control. Participants will practice creativity, increase skills, achieve goals, and challenge comfort zones while exploring the art of sewing. All materials and equipment provided. Students will learn and practice fundamental sewing skills while learning to safely use sewing tools and equipment. Then complete 3 projects - including a Johnston Dragon themed project! Students will need to pack a lunch and bring a water bottle. Instructor: The Art of Sewing Academy Location: The Art of Sewing Academy, 3407 70th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Kids Create: Axolotl Art Camp

    Join Miss Elizabeth for this fun Squishmallow themed art camp. Participants create an acrylic, Axolotl Squishmallow board painting, play games, enjoy snacks, and learn to draw these cute squishies. If time allows, we will turn our favorite Squishmallows into a polymer clay figure and create shrink Squishmallow backpack clips. Expect your child to create, learn, and play throughout this 2-day camp! They'll have a great time and go home with artworks they treasure. Please send your student with a peanut free sack lunch both days. No-spill water bottles are helpful. Instructor: Kids Create Owner- Elizabeth Lyons
  • Robotics: Rescue 'Bots

    A panda bear is trapped in a ravine! Build a robot helicopter to rescue it and then learn skills to create a floodgate, earthquake machine, or a helpful robot to better society. Learn coding and building to make a difference. {YEL!}’s Teach It! Practice It! Play It!® classroom method emphasizes 21st Century Learning skills like STEM, teamwork, and problem solving. https://youthenrichmentleague.com/portfolio-item/r... Instructor: Youth Enrichment League
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    Speed Puzzling

    "Speed puzzling" is an exciting way for students to work problem-solving skills and teamwork while competing to complete puzzles! Students will work on puzzling in teams, pairs and individually. As students' skills increase, so will the puzzle-piece count! There will be opportunities to race other teams on who can complete the same puzzle the fastest! Instructor: JCE
  • Spring Break Sports Camp

    JCE Instructors lead the kids through age-appropriate games and sports including Dodgeball, Kickball, Speedball, Basketball, Soccer, and more. Encourage a friend or two to register to play together in a controlled, camp environment with time for open play at the end. Instructor: JCE Staff
  • Tae Kwon Do: Ages 6+

    This Korean art of self-defense (includes Tae kwon do and Karate concepts) is recognized as a beneficial method of improving health, balance, agility, and poise. Tae-Kwon-Do is also a philosophy of mental alertness and moral ethics that can serve to enhance anyone's life, young or old. This program is year around so sessions may be taken on an individual basis or ongoing. For ages 6 years and older. Students must sign up on or before the first class day of each session. Instructor, Phil Dickey, a fourth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, Fifth Degree Black Belt Karate, Renshi Instructor with Ryukyu Kempo Alliance, and a 3 time Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee.
  • Tae Kwon Do: Ages 6+

    This Korean art of self-defense (includes Tae kwon do and Karate concepts) is recognized as a beneficial method of improving health, balance, agility, and poise. Tae-Kwon-Do is also a philosophy of mental alertness and moral ethics that can serve to enhance anyone's life, young or old. This program is year around so sessions may be taken on an individual basis or ongoing. For ages 6 years and older. Students must sign up on or before the first class day of each session. 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.
  • Volleyball- Youth Open Gym

    Please take the time to register online for this program. Register only once and attend as much as you like. Once you are registered, you are on our roster check-in. The purpose of this registration: - JCE has your contact information so we can communicate any changes to open gym dates/times - Your emergency contact information is stored within our system - Tracks the interest and attendance easier -Day Pass- $5 paid per child at the gym door, still need to sign in GENERAL RULES- -1 court will be set up in smaller gym. Park on the west side of Wallace Elementary and enter through Door #9. -Up to the kids to set up a rotation and game rules. -Kids must be directly supervised so nobody will be allowed in the hallway unless getting a drink or using the restroom.