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  • Babysitting Clinic

    For students 5th-8th grade, the 4-H Babysitting Clinic will give you the skills to become a great babysitter. Babysitting is an important job and can sometimes be scary if you don’t know what to expect. We’ll cover all of the skills and help you learn the ropes to be successful on the job! We will cover the following:caring for infants and young children, development traits of ages 0-5, safe cooking skills and safe meal prep, what to do in an emergency, basic first aid, what to ask before parents leave, what parents expect from you, activity ideas, & how to make babysitting a business. Instructor: Iowa State University Extension & Outreach – Polk County
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  • Books & Stories Art Camp Gr 3-5

    Join the Des Moines Art Center to learn how to write and illustrate your own storybook. Read your favorite storybooks for inspiration then write a story and illustrate your drawings. Recreate your characters with clay and make puppets for a puppet show.Instructor: Des Moines Art Center
  • Camp Brainiac

    Camp Brainiac is a full day camp for elementary kids K-5! We offer a full week of fun fueled by STEAM activities. This summer we'll be exploring the science behind superheros, the animal kingdom, and space! Run exclusively by teachers, they have planned the coolest experiments and activities that can only be done outside of a classroom setting. Brainiac campers will spend their days immersed in experiential learning, free play, and outdoor fun. Camp is limited to just 30 kids to ensure maximum fun. Instructor: Camp BrainiacAndrea 515-480-2365 For more information: https://www.campbrainiac.com/
  • Clay Camp: Garden Crawlers Gr K-2

    In this camp, we will meet daily to explore all the creepy, crawly, and cute creatures we might find in our gardens. We will use squishy clay to make caterpillars, owls, ladybugs, platters, rainbows, planters, and more! We will get a little dirty, learn new building techniques, and have lots of fun playing with clay. Our projects will be fired in a kiln and Amy will email parents with a pick-up date. All tools and materials are included. No experience necessary.Instructor: Amy Uthus
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  • Clay Camp: Modern Masters Gr 3-5

    We will learn about modern master artists and their unique art forms and styles in this clay camp. Projects include: Clay Tiles with Piet Mondrian, Picasso Portraits, Sweet Treats with Wayne Thiebaud, Popcorn Bowls with Lucy Rie, and more. All projects will be fired in a kiln and Amy will email parents with a pick-up date. Individual expression will be highly encouraged. All tools and materials are included. No experience necessary. Instructor: Amy Uthus
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  • Clay Camp: Modern Masters Gr 6-8

    We will learn about modern master artists and their unique art forms and styles in this clay camp. Projects include: Clay Tiles with Piet Mondrian, Picasso Portraits, Sweet Treats with Wayne Thiebaud, Popcorn Bowls with Lucy Rie, and more. All projects will be fired in a kiln and Amy will email parents with a pick-up date. Individual expression will be highly encouraged. All tools and materials are included. No experience necessary. Instructor: Amy Uthus
  • Color Catastrophe Art Camp Gr 1-2

    Splash into your summer with color and the Des Moines Art Center! Explore color theory, how to mix shades, tones, and tints, and make a color wheel using handmade paint. Create colorful collages and sculptures, and paint a collaborative mural with fellow campers.Instructor: Des Moines Art Center
  • Color Catastrophe Art Camp Gr 3-5

    Splash into your summer with color and the Des Moines Art Center! Explore color theory, how to mix shades, tones, and tints, and make a color wheel using handmade paint. Create colorful collages and sculptures, and paint a collaborative mural with fellow campers.Instructor: Des Moines Art Center
  • Destination Mars Rocketry

    Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air! Then it is yours to take home! Students will make and take home multiple rockets of varying difficulty throughout this session. We will use these rockets and airplanes to investigate basic aeronautical concepts including: propulsion, thrust, lift, drag and more. We will also hypothesize about travel in outer space, how to get a United States astronaut to Mars and life on Mars. Do you have the right stuff? NOTE: Parents will be asked to contribute two, 2 liter soda bottles (empty) for 2 different experiments.Instructor: Youth Enrichment League 
  • Earth Science Explorers

    Join us for a hands-on exploration of earth science! In this play and learn style camp, students will be digging for fossils, classifying rocks, cracking open geodes, exploring renewable energy and more! We will be learning about earth science related careers while developing critical thinking and observation skills, perseverance & problem solving! Snacks provided!Fee increases to $150 starting 6/17.Instructor: TigerLily STEM
  • FIRST LEGO League Bootcamp (GIRLS ONLY)

    FIRST LEGO League Bootcamp is a fun and dynamic beginner class in EV3 robotic programming. The skills learned in building and programming the LEGO EV3 robot are specifically designed to translate into FIRST LEGO League (FLL) success for teams and team members moving onto a FLL team in the fall. We’ll learn the basics of driving straight, turning, and even coding responsive programs using a variety of EV3 sensors. We will be building and programming runs on an official 2018/19 “Into Orbit” FLL robot mat.This class will prepare your student to join and thrive on an FLL team in the fall when the new 2019/20 FLL season begins. Look for more information on how to join an official FIRST LEGO League team in the fall through Johnston Community Education.Instructor: Andrew McCormick 
  • FIRST LEGO League Bootcamp (for COACHES)

    This class is for new 1st and 2nd year FLL caoches as wel las for parents that might be interested in coaching. This class will show you just how doable running a successful FLL team is! Learn how to set up a team, navigate the online team portal, basics of robotics building & programming, and tips for running effective practices. All software/EV# sets are provided. This is a FREE class but please register so we can plan accordingly. Instructor: Andrew McCormick
  • Junior Coding & Video Games with Scratch

    STEM Video Game Enrichment for the 21st Century learner. Each {YEL!} Coding class follows four basic components: •Teach It!…Students learn different video game and storytelling design techniques (movement blocks, control blocks, basic animation, adding scores, etc.) •Code It!… Students use Scratch® to code their own story and video games. •Explore It!…Students can write their own story and video game code, experiment with it and test new options. Our collaborative learning environment encourages students to learn from each other. •Keep It!…Students keep their stories and video games online with Scratch® and can access it and expand upon it at anytime. Scratch® is an MIT created and monitored, kid-safe web interface. It uses a drag and drop programming interface to teach students of all levels coding practices. Your child will receive a Scratch user name and password so they can access their projects from any computer at anytime.Instructor: Youth Enrichment League
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  • Junior Robotics 2.0

    The next evolution in youth robotics is here! Build a seeing-sensing robot using LEGO® Bricks, then program it to complete unique tasks and challenges. Next, build a rescue helicopter to find animals in need of assistance and message Headquarters with status updates. Students LEARN basic engineering and computer coding concepts; BUILD multiple LEGO® Bricks projects; EXPLORE how the projects and programming complement each other; and PLAY with different building and programming options. Restrain summer brain drain, sign up today. Visit YELKids.com for more details.LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.Instructor: Youth Enrichment League 
  • Maker Studio

    Do you love using your creativity to make amazing projects? This camp is for you! Join us for a fun-filled STEM inspired week! We will be making wire sculptures, custom magnets, digital art and more while exploring various STEM concepts including math, chemistry and engineering design! Snacks provided!Price increases by $10 for late registrations (less than 1 week in advance)Instructor: TigerLily STEM
  • Mock Trial Camp

    Are you a fan of CSI, Law & Order, or Judge Judy? Learn and experience what happens in a real courtroom. Take on the roll of a plaintiff or defendant in a mock case. Teams will research and present their side of the case while playing the roles of lawyers and/or witnesses.Instructor: Marcus Miller 
  • Ready, Set... Multiply

    Students will understand the concepts behind multiplication and division, and will work to increase speed & accuracy of basic facts. During this 10hr course, kids will utilize a variety of learning tools to engage their brain - and improve their multiplication and division facts. Flash cards are a thing of the past! Instructor: Youth Enrichment League
  • Red, White & Blue STEM for YOU

    In this Fourth of July themed two day camp, we will be having a blast with hands on STEM activities, crafts and games! We will be exploring the different colors in fireworks, designing carnival rides and making flag inspired crafts! Please wear clothes appropriate for hands-on activities and outdoor games! Snacks provided!Fee increases to $70 starting 6/24.Instructor: TigerLily STEM
  • Robotics Evolution

    Using LEGO® Mindstorms software and LEGO® EV3 bricks and technology, students build a robot to deliver animals to safety, put cows out to pasture, reunite separated panda bears and more. In this year’s Youth Enrichment League {YEL!} summer camp, our focus is on the FIRST® LEGO® League’s challenges. Students will design, build, program, test and modify multiple robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 robotics system. Then use their team’s robot (usually teams of three) to complete various challenges related to our animal friends. Our summer camp is designed to prepare students for participation in the FIRST® LEGO® League annual robotics competition. Put an end to summer brain drain. Stimulate your young learner by signing up today. Visit yelkids.com for more details. NOTE: This course is a fantastic primer if you are interested in gaining experience for the FIRST® LEGO League annual robotics competition.LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program. FIRST® is also a trademark. FIRST® does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.Instructor: Youth Enrishment League 
  • Space Camp

    Join us for an exciting fun-filled week of astronaut missions, spacecraft design, lunar robot coding & more! In this play and learn style camp, students will be having a blast while exploring various STEM concepts including engineering design, coding, geology, physics and astronomy. We will also be highlighting famous astronauts, aerospace engineers & mathematicians! Students will also be developing critical thinking and leadership skills while putting their creativity to work! Snacks provided! Fee increases to $150 starting 8/5Instructor: TigerLily STEM
  • Spanish (Summer)

    Come learn Spanish and have lots of fun while doing it! This class is for anyone in grades K-5 interested in learning and or improving your skills and knowledge. Mrs. Mendoza makes learning fun with lots of hands on and practical principles. Mrs. Guelly Mendoza is a native Spanish speaker. She works with the Spanish Immersion program at the Montessori Children's House. Mrs. Mendoza is working toward her Montessori certification for children ages birth - 6, and her International Diploma. For several years she has privately tutored children in Spanish. Questions about the class please contact Mrs. Mendoza at: guellymendoza@gmail.comInstructor: Guelly Mendoza
  • Start Smart w/ Study Skills COMBO PACK

    Get ready to start the school year off right! The biggest hurdle to academic success after elementary school seems to be poor study skills. During these sessions, your child will be introduced to excellent strategies! Topics will include: organization and time management, learning styles, note taking strategies, test taking strategies. Set your child up for success in junior high and high school!Sign up for whichever session your child needs most OR attend all sessions at a discounted rate!COMBO PACK includes all 5 dates:Monday, August 12: Organization & Time ManagementWednesday, August 14: Note-Taking StrategiesFriday, August 16: Test-Taking StrategiesMonday, August 19: Reading & Study StrategiesWednesday, August 21: Learning Style & Study Habits Instructor: Sylvan Learning 
  • Start Smart w/ Study Skills: Fri, 8/16, Test Taking Strategies

    Get ready to start the school year off right! The biggest hurdle to academic success after elementary school seems to be poor study skills. During these sessions, your child will be introduced to excellent strategies! Topics will include: organization and time management, learning styles, note taking strategies, test taking strategies. Set your child up for success in junior high and high school!Sign up for whichever session your child needs most OR attend all sessions at a discounted rate!COMBO PACK includes all 5 dates:Monday, August 12: Organization & Time ManagementWednesday, August 14: Note-Taking StrategiesFriday, August 16: Test-Taking StrategiesMonday, August 19: Reading & Study StrategiesWednesday, August 21: Learning Style & Study Habits Instructor: Sylvan Learning 
  • Start Smart w/ Study Skills: Mon, 8/12, Organization & Time Management

    Get ready to start the school year off right! The biggest hurdle to academic success after elementary school seems to be poor study skills. During these sessions, your child will be introduced to excellent strategies! Topics will include: organization and time management, learning styles, note taking strategies, test taking strategies. Set your child up for success in junior high and high school!Sign up for whichever session your child needs most OR attend all sessions at a discounted rate!COMBO PACK includes all 5 dates:Monday, August 12: Organization & Time ManagementWednesday, August 14: Note-Taking StrategiesFriday, August 16: Test-Taking StrategiesMonday, August 19: Reading & Study StrategiesWednesday, August 21: Learning Style & Study Habits Instructor: Sylvan Learning