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Terrones Driving Academy

DatesJanuary 12, 12:00 AM – May 31, 12:00 AM
LocationGilbert High School
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactKarl Terones
Phone515-520-1485
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Registration for winter/spring driver’s education instruction with the Terrones Driving Academy is now available. Please view our flyer and visit our website for more information and to register for classes.

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Gilbert Backpack Buddy Program

DatesJanuary 15, 12:00 AM – May 31, 12:00 AM
LocationGilbert Lutheran Church
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
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Bulldog Girls Basketball Camps

DatesJune 3, 12:00 AM
LocationKnapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA
Enroll ByJune 1
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactNicci Hays Fort
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Bulldog Girls Basketball camps are fun filled camps that work on fundamentals along with teamwork drills and activities.
Make sure to reserve your space to work with the MVC Women’s Basketball Champions this summer!

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A1PHA HOOPS SHOOTING CAMP

DatesJune 6, 10:00 AM
LocationAmes
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
ContactMike Herrington
Phone515-291-1655
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Feeding Haiti’s Kids

DatesJune 7, 12:00 AM
LocationNorthminster Presbyterian Church, Ames
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactCharlie Flick
Phone319.290.0346
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June 7 & 8 – Feeding Haiti’s Kids
Your help is needed to package 140,000 meals for United Christian International Mission School in Haiti.
2 hr. shifts Friday night and all day Saturday
at Northminster Presbyterian
1416 20th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010

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Iowa State Soccer ID Camp

DatesJune 8, 3:00 PM
LocationCyclone Sport Complex
Enroll By06/07/2024
Grades 9-12
ContactOlivia Seddon
Phone515-357-9910

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Camps and clinics are held at the Cyclone Sports Complex on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State Soccer Camps are led by the Iowa State Cyclones Soccer coaching staff. Level up your soccer skills on the field today!
June 8th: 3:00pm- 7:00pm
June 9th: 9:00 am-12:00pm

1 Day = $125.00
Both Days = $195.00
Option to add $15.00 Film Package at registration

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Camp Invention

DatesJune 10, 12:00 AM
LocationGilbert Intermediate
Enroll ByMay 16th to save $15 (code FUN15)
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactMelissa Jones
Phone(515) 598-3156
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Introducing our all-new 2024 Camp Invention experience!

Give your young innovator an inspiring, action-packed summer adventure! Exciting, hands-on challenges will spark curiosity and build their confidence as they jump into limitless STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fun with opportunities to imagine, experiment, and create. Read more about what your camper will experience at camp:

INNOVATION
Gear up for sports and invention as you investigate the science of sports ball design, then personalize your own light-up game board. Get your creativity rolling to achieve your goal of being inducted into the Game of Fame!

PERSISTENCE
Shine bright as you use the science of light to create a customized Glow Box! Find inspiration from illuminating inventions and animals that glow to reveal a mystery behind a creature with a glowing feature.

PROBLEM-SOLVING
Embark on an epic global operation to solve real-world water challenges! With help from your own robotic Lab-On-Wheels, explore water-based technology, then unlock sustainable design thinking by engineering a tiny house with crops.

CREATIVITY
Step into the Prototyping Studio to bring your big ideas to life! Mold and transform unique inventions as you uncover the many places world-changing inventors create, then protect your prototypes with the power of intellectual property.

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Y Camp Summer 2024

DatesJune 10, 12:00 AM
Location1192 166th Drive Boone IA 50036
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
ContactMelanie Mellinger
Phone5154327558
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For 100 years, the Des Moines Y Camp has been filled with songs, laughter, adventures and friendship. Summer Camp is the foundation on which Y Camp is built. Overnight Camp, Day Camp, Family Camp and our amazing Partner Camps all work to bring the impact and value of camp to all who enter the Valley. If you’re looking for the ultimate camp experience, Summer Camp is the place to start. Find your next adventure at the Des Moines Y Camp!

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Wesley Woods Summer Camp

DatesJune 10, 12:00 AM
Location10896 Nixon Street Indianola, IA 50125
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactMikaela Dunn
Phone5159614523
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Join us for summer camp at Wesley Woods! We’re a Methodist church camp located in Indianola, IA with overnight and day camp options available. From horses to archery to campfire cooking and more, we’ve got something for everyone!

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Summer Theater Workshops

DatesJune 10, 12:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company, Ames, IA
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactMorgan Reetz

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Each summer Story Theater Company offers a variety of camps tailored to different age ranges where kids have the opportunity to develop skills in the theater arts while building self-confidence in a safe and fun environment. STC’s camps are developed by professional educators and led by qualified, enthusiastic instructors.

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Junior Activity Club

DatesJune 10, 8:00 AM
LocationSportsIowa, 2176 232 Ln, Ames, IA 50014
Enroll Byn/a
Grades 3-5
ContactBrady
Phone515-321-1516
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This is a fun camp for boys & girls, K – 6th grade. With a variety of week opportunities in June & July, campers can attend the full weeks OR just the days they want. Responsible, committed, and engaged staff will create a WOW experience for your child with a variety or activities and learning each day. It is Educational, Enriching, and Empowering!

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Babysitting Basics

DatesJune 10, 8:30 AM
LocationNevada Public Library
Enroll By6/7/2024
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactMary Wikins
Phone5153371601

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Participants 5th grade and up will increase their confidence in being a
prepared babysitter with an intro to first aid and what to do in case of
an emergency. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per 4-H member; $15
per additional sibling.

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The Community Academy Summer Program

DatesJune 10, 8:30 AM
LocationAmes High School
Enroll ByRolling enrollement
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactMike Lazere
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The Community Academy (thecommunityacademdy.org/) Summer Experience goes from June 10th until Aug 2nd. In our programs students have the opportunity to get involved in authentic projects that make positive changes in our community, in addition to fun activities like hiking, swimming and canoeing.

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Farm Kids

DatesJune 10, 9:00 AM
LocationStory City
Enroll ByMay 20th
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactTarah Trosen
Phone5155097989
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I can’t believe it’s almost time for FARM KIDS! Here are the dates for this summer! We are doing something new this year and adding a week of “MINI FARM KIDS” for 3-4 year olds! We can’t wait—it’s going to be a blast!

WHAT IS FARM KIDS???

FARM KIDS is a unique experience in which kids learn about gardening, farm animals, nature and how to bake from scratch. They will also make handmade toys to bring home, go on nature hikes and play games that have long been forgotten-like kick the can, potato sack races and tug of war, just to name a few!

FAQ:

LOCATION?
FARM KIDS is located just 2 miles north of Story City.

AGES?
5-11 years old and 3-4 years old for MINI FARM KIDS

DAYS/TIME?
FARM KIDS will run M-W 9am-12pm on specified weeks for the older group. For MINI FARM KIDS it will run W-F 9am-11am.

COST?
$110/weekly session

Please reserve your child’s place by emailing: foxhillretreat@gmail.com. Places are limited to 12 children per weekly session (8 children for MINI FARM KIDS) so please make sure to reserve before we fill up!

June 5-7: MINI FARM KIDS (ages 3-4)
June 10-12 (5-11 years old)

July 8-10 (5-11 years old)
July 15-17 (5-11 years old)

Lott Music Studio Summer Camp

DatesJune 10, 9:00 AM
LocationFirst Christian Church, Ames
Enroll By05/31/2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactAaron Lott
Phone(515) 815-2937
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2024 Lott Music Studio Summer Camp is coming!!!

Ages: 5-16
Dates: June 10 – June 21
Daily Schedule: 9am to 1pm
Performance: June 22 @ Ames City Auditorium

In our summer camp we encourage controlled chaos! We want kids to be involved in every aspect of the performance:

Singing and dancing
Acting
Designing the set and costumes
Writing the script
And more!
We’ll be having a 2 week program working 4h/day (9am to 1pm) with a brief snack break in the middle (we’ll provide the snacks). After all the work, we’ll have a performance at Ames City Auditorium on Saturday, June 22nd.

We will get a revue and we’ll only use the music! So the kids will be completely in charge on the storyline that connects all songs!

Everybody will be welcome to do as much as they feel comfortable with; roles will be decided and assigned by the program coordinator, but we will take into account students’ preferences and whether or not they want to sing solos. We will also have place for kids who want to learn, sing, dance and have a great time, but don’t feel comfortable on the stage. As with everything at Lott Music Studio, our main goal is to learn and have fun, accepting student’s boundaries and making sure music doesn’t become a burden or a chore.

Everyday there will be plenty of different activities to keep it fun and light! There will be a voice warm up, a role rehearsal, staging rehearsal, costume design, set design… and chaos!

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Iowa State Youth Day Camp

DatesJune 10, 9:00 AM
LocationMidAmerica Energy Company Rec Plex
Enroll By06/09/24
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Preschool-2
ContactOlivia Seddon
Phone515-357-9910

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Iowa State Soccer Camp will be held at MidAmerica Energy Company Rec Plex. Iowa State Camps are led by the Iowa State Cyclones Soccer coaching staff. Level up your soccer skills on the field today!

June 10th – June 12th
Full Day : 9:00 am – 3:00pm = $215.00
Half Day 9:00 am – 12:00pm = $160.00
Age: Pre k- 8th grade

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Summer Basketball Academy

DatesJune 10, 10:30 AM
LocationSportsIowa, 2176 232 Ln, Ames, IA 50014
Enroll ByJune 10, 2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
ContactBrady
Phone515-321-1516
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The Elite 360 Summer Basketball Academy is a great way for kids to dive right into basketball. Campers will be broken down by ability and age to allow better skill growth. They will learn fundamentals as well as be introduced to how skills are applied to the game.

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Mindful Teen (Series)

DatesJune 12, 1:00 PM
LocationNevada Public Library
Enroll By6/7/24
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

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Participants 7th-12th grade will discover and reflect on the concept of
mindfulness and its connection to stress management and overall
well-being. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per 4-H member; $15 per
additional sibling.

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Kids in the Kitchen

DatesJune 13, 8:30 AM
LocationSlater-Log Cabin
Enroll By6/7/24
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

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Youth, K-3, will dive into the world of healthy living as they learn about
the benefits of a wholesome lifestyle and engage in exciting hands on
snack making. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per Clover Kid member;
$15 per additional sibling.

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Story Theater Company Presents Finding Nemo JR

DatesJune 14, 12:00 AM
LocationAmes City Auditorium
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Preschool-2
ContactAmy Divine

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Experience a stage musical adaptation of “Finding Nemo!” It’s a “big, blue world” filled with all your favorite characters as they journey across the ocean and learn about family ties, friendship, and overcoming obstacles.

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Beginner Sewing Class I

DatesJune 17, 9:00 AM
Location320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010 (Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)
Enroll ByJune 17th, 2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Preschool-2
ContactEzy Nlenanya
Phone5153380447
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Group Sewing Classes I
Date: Jun17th – June 20th
Time: 9am to 12noon
Location: 320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010
(Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)
Age: 8 Years and above
Sewing is a great way to showcase creativity and encourage independence. Your kids will not be bored this summer, their imagination will run wild as they think of what to make for themselves and their friends.
This class is designed with beginners in mind. They will learn how to hand sew and how to use a sewing machine. They will learn to make:

Coasters

Scrunchies

Felt food.

Draw string bags.

Decorative pillows etc.
Classes will take place at 320 S 17th St, Ames (Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room). Space is limited, so register now if interested.
Ezy Nlenanya is a designer with 10 plus years of experience and a teacher by profession. She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology (ISU) and is a mother of three. She will be teaching the class with a few helpers. Ezy’s hands-on approach to teaching will guide your child in learning to use a sewing machine, from threading to sewing a straight line, and making items they will use and wear.
Sample Class Format: Hands on instruction.
Cost is $200 which includes:
* Sewing machine will be available
*All fabrics and notions
*An instruction booklet
* Mini sewing kit
* Snacks
Register today to save your spot, space is limited. Click on this link to register. Enroll by June 17th, 2024.
Zelle payment to 5153380447 or Venmo @justbestill
For more information contact Ezy Nlenanya – Email: Justbestill13@yahoo.com

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Summer Sewing Classes

DatesJune 17, 9:00 AM
Location320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010 (Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)
Enroll ByJune 10th
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Preschool-2
ContactEzy Nlenanya
Phone5153380447
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Summer Sewing Classes
Another opportunity for you and your
kids this summer to step into another level of creativity in sewing. Learning
how to sew will empower your kids, teach them eye-hand coordination, and
improve their fine motor skills. Sewing is a great way to showcase creativity
and encourage independence.

Beginner Class I ( Date: Jun17th – June 20th )

This class is designed with beginners in mind. My hands-on approach to teaching will guide your child in learning to use a sewing machine, from threading to sewing a straight line, and making items they will use and wear.

We will learn how to use a sewing machine, learn the basic hand sewing stitches and explore how to make :

* Fabric Coasters
* Scrunchies
* Bean bags.
* Felt food.
* Draw string bags.
* Decorative
pillows etc.

Beginner Class II ( Date: June 24th – June 27th )

This class is for students that can
use a sewing machine. They should know the
parts of the sewing machine and how it works from threading to changing the bobbin thread.
Students will learn different ways of doing the same thing
and more. Students should have made some
basic projects that involved hand hemming stitches, inserting elastics, etc.

We will learn
how to make:

* Standard Pillowcase

* Book sleeves

* Pig head neck pillow

* Draw String Backpack

* Shorts etc.

Doll /Rag Dolls Camp ( Date: July15th – July 18th)

In this sewing camp, we will be making doll clothes, pillows, sleeping bags, blankets etc. for 18-inches dolls. Students will need to bring their dolls for this workshop. We will also learn how to make rag dolls. This will be a fun class!

Time: 9am to 12noon

Location: 320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010 (Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)

Age: 8 Years and above

Ezy Nlenanya is a designer with 10 plus years of experience
and a teacher by profession. She has a master’s degree in education (ISU) and
is a mother of three. She will be teaching the class with a few helpers. Ezy’s
hands-on approach to teaching will guide your child in learning how to sew. We
will be learning how to create our own patterns.

Register today to save your spot, space is limited. Enroll by June 10, 2024.

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Simpson College Summer Co-ed Basketball Camps

DatesJune 17, 9:00 AM
LocationSimpson College at Cowles Fieldhouse
Enroll By08/14/2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
ContactKyle Jones
Phone2623093684
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Join us for a fun summer of co-ed basketball camps at Simpson College!

https://www.sccampsmbb.com/

If you have questions please reach out to Head Coach Kyle Jones at kyle.jones@simpson.edu or 262-309-3684

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Iowa State Summer Youth Camp

DatesJune 17, 9:00 AM
LocationCyclone Sport Complex
Enroll By06/16/2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Preschool-2
ContactOlivia Seddon
Phone515-357-9910

Event Information

Camps and clinics are held at the Cyclone Sports Complex on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State Soccer Camps are led by the Iowa State Cyclones Soccer coaching staff. Level up your soccer skills on the field today!
June 17th- June 19th
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
$130.00

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Sound and Music

DatesJune 18, 8:30 AM
LocationStory City Lodge
Enroll By6/14/24
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

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K-3rd graders will explore different avenues for sound and how
it works. Youth will discover how instruments make sound with
activities. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per Clover Kid member; $15
per additional sibling.

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Sound and Music

DatesJune 20, 8:30 AM
LocationStory City lodge
Enroll By6/14/24
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

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Youth, 4th-8th, grade will explore different avenues for sound and
how it works. Youth will discover how instruments make sound with
activities. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per 4-H member; $15 per
additional sibling.

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Vacation Bible School

DatesJune 24, 12:00 AM
LocationGilbert Lutheran Church
Enroll ByJune 9th
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactKirsten Adams
Phone5153205119
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Event Information

All kids entering Kindergarten – 6th grade in 2024 are welcome to join us June 24-27 from 9-2 for Vacation Bible School! Games, bible studies, activities, crafts, and so much more will fill our time.

The cost is $30 for your first child and $20 for each additional child. This includes all programming, a t-shirt, and a morning snack. If money is a concern, we have scholarships available! Just contact kirsten@gilbertlutheran.org.

Deadline to register is Sunday, June 9th. After this date, the cost increases to $40 per child.

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FLL Blastoff (Camp)

DatesJune 24, 12:00 AM
LocationStory County Extension and Outreach
Enroll By6/19/24
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

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Through hands-on experiences youth will build essential skills and STEM knowledge. Participants will discover their passions and interests in STEM through teamwork and collaboration. Fee: $125-200 for week.

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Beginner Sewing Class II

DatesJune 24, 9:00 AM
Location320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010 (Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)
Enroll ByEnroll by June 10, 2024.
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactEzy Nlenanya
Phone5153380447

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Group Sewing Classes II 2024
Date: June 24th – June 27th
Time: Mon – Thurs: 9.00am to 12noon
Location: 320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010
(Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)
Age: 8 Years and above.
Another opportunity for you and your kids this summer to step into another level of creativity in sewing. Learning how to sew will empower your kids, teach them eye-hand coordination, and improve their fine motor skills. Sewing is a great way to showcase creativity and encourage independence. This class is for students that can use a sewing machine. You should know the parts of your machine and how it works from threading to changing your bobbin thread. Students will learn different ways of doing the same thing and more. Students should have sewn some basic projects that involved hand sewing, inserting elastics, etc. We will learn how to make:
* Standard Pillowcase
* Book sleeves
* Pig head neck pillow
* Drawstring backpacks
* Shorts, etc..
Ezy Nlenanya is a designer with 10 plus years of experience and a teacher by profession. She has a master’s degree in education (ISU) and is a mother of three. She will be teaching the class with a few helpers. Ezy’s hands-on approach to teaching will guide your child in learning how to sew. We will be learning how to create our own patterns.
Sample Class Format: Hands on instructions.
Cost is $200 which includes:
* Sewing machine will be available for use.
*All fabrics and supplies
* Instructional book
* Mini sewing kit
* Fun Snacks
Register today to save your spot, space is limited.
Zelle payment to 5153380447 or Venmo @justbestill
For more information contact Ezy Nlenanya @ justbestill13@yahoo.com or text 5153380447.

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Preschool Theater Camp: Storytime Jam

DatesJune 24, 9:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company (1609 Golden Aspen Dr. #105, Ames)
Enroll ByJune 16
Grades Preschool-2
ContactMorgan Reetz
Phone5152056760

Event Information

This camp for ages 4 to 5 includes dramatic play, music, and crafts based on a different picture book each day. Together we will develop creativity and confidence!

Ages 4-5
June 24-28
9am – 11am
Registration Fee: $90
Max: 10 participants
Register through June 16
Through May 10, you may add a 2024 STC Summer Camp T-shirt to your order: $15 each.
If you choose to add a t-shirt to your registration, please be sure to answer the question about shirt size on the registration form.
T-shirt orders will be distributed on the first day of your camp.

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Theater: Shadow Puppet Showdown

DatesJune 24, 9:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company (1609 Golden Aspen Dr. #105, Ames)
Enroll ByJune 16
Grades Preschool-2
ContactMorgan Reetz
Phone5152056760

Event Information

In this camp, students will learn the beginnings of story structure as they create their own story to tell with their very own shadow puppets!

Entering grades K-2
June 24-28
9am – 11am
Registration Fee: $90
Max: 10 participants
Register through June 16
10% discount through May 31!

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DMACC Basketball Camp

DatesJune 24, 9:00 AM
LocationThe Den, DMACC Boone Campus
Enroll ByJune 23, 2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Preschool-2
ContactBlake Sandquist

Event Information

Boys & Girls Youth Basketball Camp
June 24th – 26th
Ages: 1st – 8th Grade (Fall ’24)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $106.50

Location: The Den, DMACC Boone Campus

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3rd Annual Swift Youth Writers FREE Creative Writing Workshop

DatesJune 24, 10:00 AM
LocationAmes Public Library
Enroll ByJune 17, 2024
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactAna McCracken
Phone(515) 708-4694
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Event Information

JUNE 24 TO 28 | GRADES 6-12
10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM | AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY

Escape into creative writing and connect with other writers. Regardless of your genre, for five days writers will come together in a safe space to write together to writing prompts. Writers will be invited to read aloud to the group to receive positive feedback. From Noon to 12:30, participants may stay for the Ames Public Library Summer School Lunch Program to mingle with fellow writers.

“I learned from sharing my work with the group that I’m more confident than I thought. I felt that sharing allowed for fair criticism that allowed me to improve my writing and it helped boost my confidence in my work.” RC

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Exciting Entomology

DatesJune 25, 8:30 AM
LocationColo Community Center
Enroll By6/19/24
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

Event Information

Participants, K-3, will explore the beauty of bees and bugs. Youth will uncover how insects and bugs impact the environment through activities. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per Clover Kid member; $15 per additional sibling.

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Exciting Entomology

DatesJune 27, 8:30 AM
LocationColo Community Center
Enroll By6/21/24
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

Event Information

Participants, 4th-8th, will explore the beauty of bees and bugs. Youth will uncover how insects and bugs impact the environment through activities. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per 4-H member; $15 per additional sibling.

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FLL Blastoff (Camp)

DatesJuly 8, 12:00 AM
LocationStory County Extension
Enroll By7/3/24
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

Event Information

Through hands-on experiences youth will build essential skills
and STEM knowledge. Participants will discover their passions
and interests in STEM through teamwork and collaboration.
Fee: $125-200 for week.

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Friends of Ames Strings Summer String Workshop

DatesJuly 8, 9:00 AM
LocationAmes First United Methodist Church
Enroll ByJune 20, 2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactKelley Glotfelty
Phone515-451-1997

Event Information

The annual Friends of Ames Strings Summer Workshop is almost here! Youth orchestra students with one year of private lessons or school programming are welcome to join the fun. July 8-July 19, 2024 from 9 am -12 pm weekdays. This is an exceptional education and performance opportunity for up to 80 local youth including young orchestra students, elementary, intermediate and middle school string players. A free community performance is scheduled for July 19th at 6:30 pm.

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Iowa State Summer Youth Camp

DatesJuly 8, 9:00 AM
LocationCyclone Sport Complex
Enroll By07/07/2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Preschool-2
ContactOlivia Seddon
Phone515-357-9910

Event Information

Camps and clinics are held at the Cyclone Sports Complex on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State Soccer Camps are led by the Iowa State Cyclones Soccer coaching staff. Level up your soccer skills on the field today!
July 8th-12th
Half Day: 9:00 am – 11:30 am = $165.00
Full Day: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm = $ 280.00

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Environmental Exploration

DatesJuly 9, 8:30 AM
LocationErickson Park Shelter, Roland
Enroll By7/04/24
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

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Participants, K-3, will embark on an eco-adventure to discover the wonders of wind, seeds, and worms through hands-on and STEAM activities. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per Clover Kid member; $15 per additional sibling.

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SHOWSTOPPERS Performing Arts Summer Camp

DatesJuly 15, 12:00 AM
LocationAmes High School
Enroll ByJune 1
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
ContactJennifer Toney
Phone217.201.4586
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Event Information

SHOWSTOPPERS is the Premier Song & Dance Camp for Young Performers! Don’t miss this high-impact experience! Discover new skills, audition tips & vocal techniques to become a stronger performer! Learn new songs & choreography! Put on a show with props, microphones, solos & MORE!

Join us at Ames High School in July! No experience necessary! All schools welcome! As seen in Chicago, Omaha, Indianapolis and MORE, SHOWSTOPPERS is coming to Ames! This event is a fundraiser for the Ames H.S. Choir Program & Ames Youth Choir.

Basic Event Info:
Ames H.S. Choir Program & Ames Youth Choir Fundraiser
5 Day Performing Arts Summer Camp
July 15-19, 2024
All Schools Welcome
Current Grades K-8
3 Age Groups
Location: Ames High School

Camp Details: SHOWSTOPPERSjt.com

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Doll/Rag Doll Sewing Camp

DatesJuly 15, 9:00 AM
Location320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010 (Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)
Enroll ByJuly 10th, 2024.
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactEzy Nlenanya
Phone5153380447
Download Flyer

Event Information

Dolls / Rag Doll Sewing Camp
Date: July15th – July 18th
Time: 9am to 12noon
Location: 320 S 17th St. Ames IA 50010
(Harvest Vineyard Workshop Room 111)
Age: 8 Years and above
In this sewing workshop, we will be making doll clothes, sleeping bags, pillows, blankets etc. for 18-inches dolls. Students will need to bring their dolls for this workshop. We will also learn how to make rag dolls. This will be a fun class!
Cost is $150 which includes:
* Sewing machine will be available for use.
*All fabrics and notions.
* Patterns.
* Fun Snacks.
Register today to save your spot, space is limited. Enroll by
Zelle payment to 5153380447 or Venmo @justbestill
For more information contact Ezy Nlenanya.
Email: Justbestill13@yahoo.com
Phone: 5153380447

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States’s 4-H Exchange

DatesJuly 21, 12:00 AM
Enroll ByApril 15, 2024
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactMadeleine Bretey-Smith
Phone5152942748
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Event Information

Have you ever wanted to experience different cultures but do not have upcoming plans to travel to a different country? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to host a Japanese youth (ages 12-17) this summer!

This is a great opportunity to assist these students in experiencing American culture while also experiencing Japanese culture yourself. Please see the information below and the attachments to learn more!

What does it take to be a host family?
To be a host family, you must have a child in your home between the ages of 11-17. If chosen to be a host family, you will be placed with a Japanese youth within 3+ years of age of your child. Placing youth in a safe and caring environment is an essential part of the program. To ensure this, all adults in the home must undergo a background screening, a short virtual child abuse awareness training, and a home visit before being selected to be a host family.

What does the process look like?
Tentative Program Timeline
April 15 – Host Family Applications Due
Application Submission – June 1 – Home Visits for Applicant Families
June 1 – All Screening Paperwork Due in our CyCheck Portal
June 1 – Youth Assigned to Families
July 21 – Youth Arrive in Iowa
July 22 – Youth Pickup in Ames
TBD – Midpoint Meet Up (Optional)
August 15 – Families Drop off Youth in DSM
August 16 – Youth Depart for Back Home

How could my family benefit from being a host family?
How might your family grow with States’ 4-H? Learn what other host families have to share from their challenges, advice, growth, learning, communication, and development! Some quotes we particularly loved from the video “Live generously” (as seen on one of the host brother’s shirts). “We’re better having Yui.” “If you are thinking about hosting, you just need to do it.”

What does being a host family look like?
Hosting is a rewarding experience, but a lot of questions can come up when considering hosting! We will have an orientation session for all host families in 2024, but before applying, please check our Host Family FAQ sheet to help answer some common questions we often get!
host_family_faqs_2023.pdf (iastate.edu)

Where can I find more information about hosting?
Information on our International Exchange programs can be found at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa-4-h-international-programs

You can access the host family application link here: https://www.states4hexchange.org/apply/host/

We hope you consider hosting a delegate for our Summer 2024 Program, and please reach out with any questions you may have!

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Theater Workshop: Seussical KIDS

DatesJuly 22, 9:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company (1609 Golden Aspen Dr. #105, Ames)
Enroll ByJuly 21
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMorgan Reetz
Phone5152056760

Event Information

This week will provide a fast-paced, fun education in musical theater (singing, dancing, and acting) while we work to stage this 30-minute musical. There are TWO sessions of this camp:

Session 1: July 22-26(9a-5p), Performance at Ames Public Library July 27 at 2pm.
Session 2: July 19-Aug 2(9a-5p), Performance at Ames Public Library August 3 at 2pm.

Entering grades 5-8
9am – 5pm Mon-Fri at Story Theater Company
11am – 3pm Saturday at Ames Public Library
Registration Fee: $285

Environmental Exploration

DatesJuly 25, 8:30 AM
LocationStory County Extension and Outreach
Enroll By7/19/2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

Event Information

Youth in 4th-8th grade will embark on an eco-adventure to discover the wonders of wind, seeds, and worms through hands-on and STEAM activities. Fee: $25 per participant; $15 per 4-H member; $15 per additional sibling.

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On Their Own & OK: A Kids Guide To Staying Home Alone

DatesJuly 30, 10:30 AM
LocationBertha Bartlett Public Library, 503 Broad St., Story City, IA 50248
Enroll By7/12/24
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601

Event Information

On Their Own & OK: builds skills in youth 4th-6th grade, and incorporates ways for adults in the home to support this step towards independence. Youth can develop their self-care skills to make good decisions while staying home alone. With adequate educations from parents/caregivers, teachers, and community partners, young people can develop confidence in the skills they need for staying home alone safely. On Their Own and OK reinforces how to act in an emergency, helps young people handle boredom without technology, age-appropriate chores, and includes plans for a family celebration to continue to strengthen family relationships.

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Gilbert Youth Volleyball Camp

DatesAugust 5, 6:00 PM
LocationGilbert High School
Enroll ByJuly 15
Grades 6-8
ContactMacKenzie Bloem

Event Information

The Gilbert Volleyball Camp is intended to introduce youth players to the sport of volleyball. Campers will be divided into grade levels to go over the basic fundamentals such as passing, serving, setting, and hitting. Small group instruction will be provided by the Gilbert High School coaching staff and players at all age levels. Girls will have skill training through drills and game play. Campers will receive a t-shirt when pre-registered. Registrations after the deadline are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

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2024 Tri-County 4-H Camp

DatesAugust 7, 9:00 AM
LocationY Camp, 1192 166th Dr., Boone IA 50036
Enroll By7/20/2024
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactAnnette Brown
Phone515-432-3882
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Event Information

Three fun-filled days of Hawaiian theme-based activities plus outdoor activities including swimming, climbing wall, canoeing, archery, zipline, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, teambuilding, creek walk, campfire, celebration, and plenty of good food! Family members are invited to the Friday evening BBQ, closing ceremony, and campfire with S’mores.

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Gilbert Youth Volleyball Camp

DatesAugust 7, 6:00 PM
LocationGilbert High School
Enroll ByJuly 15
Grades 3-5
ContactMacKenzie Bloem

Event Information

The Gilbert Volleyball Camp is intended to introduce youth players to the sport of volleyball. Campers will be divided into grade levels to go over the basic fundamentals such as passing, serving, setting, and hitting. Small group instruction will be provided by the Gilbert High School coaching staff and players at all age levels. Girls will have skill training through drills and game play. Campers will receive a t-shirt when pre-registered. Registrations after the deadline are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

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Join 4-H

DatesAugust 31, 12:00 AM
LocationStory County
Enroll Byongoing
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601
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Event Information

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenships and life skills offered trough a variety of settings: Clubs, schools, day camps, overnight camps, afterschool, and other learning environments. 4-H gives kids and teens opportunities to experience life skills and practice them in a safe environment with caring adults.

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4-H Clover Kids

DatesAugust 31, 12:00 AM
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactMary Wilkins
Phone515-337-1601
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Event Information

Clover Kids is a fun 4-H program specifically designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. The overall purpose of the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of kindergarten through third graders by providing a unique, age-appropriate educational opportunity.

In order to provide a high quality learning experience, the Clover Kids program is designed to be continuous and long-term. For this reason, Clover Kids groups meet on a regular basis. In addition to Clover Kids, the Iowa 4-H program offers a variety of experiences and activities that children in kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in.

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Gilbert Community School District

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