Summer Camps | Near Des Moines

• Keep your child engaged and off the computer this summer.

• Help your child learn a life long game (be careful, they might beat you sooner than you think)!

• Chess coaches are well trained with 40+ lessons ready to teach.

• Camps are located near you (search table below for communities).

Find a class that works for you and click Register Here to begin the registration process.

Summer Camps in: Ankeny Johnston Norwalk Pleasant Hill Urbandale Waukee

 CourseCommunityGradesStart DateStop DateStart TimeStop TimeFee 
Destination Mars: Rocketry CourseJohnston Comm School DistrictEntering 2-58/2/20218/6/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$149.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampWaukee Comm School DistrictEntering 1-56/21/20216/25/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$125.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampWaukee Comm School DistrictGrades 6-97/19/20217/23/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$125.00Register Here
Junior Coding and Video Games with Scratch®Waukee Comm School DistrictEntering 3-68/2/20218/6/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$139.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampWaukee Comm School DistrictEntering 2nd-5th Grade7/12/20217/16/20219:00 AM11:00 AM$145.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampWaukee Comm School District6-12th Grade7/12/20217/16/202111:15 AM1:15 PM$145.00Register Here
Destination Mars: Rocketry CourseWaukee Comm School DistrictEntering 2-56/28/20217/2/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$137.00Register Here
Junior Robotics 2.0Waukee Comm School DistrictEntering 1-57/6/20217/9/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$97.00Register Here
Robotics EvolutionWaukee Comm School DistrictEntering 4-87/26/20217/30/20218:30 AM12:30 PM$145.00Register Here
Project RunwayWaukee Comm School DistrictEntering 4-87/19/20217/23/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$139.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampAnkeny Comm School DistrictEntering 1-56/28/20217/2/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$135.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampAnkeny Comm School DistrictEntering 2nd-5th Grade6/21/20216/25/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$157.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampAnkeny Comm School DistrictEntering 6th-12th Grades6/21/20216/25/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$157.00Register Here
Destination Mars: Rocketry CourseAnkeny Comm School DistrictEntering 2-57/6/20217/9/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$122.50Register Here
Project RunwayAnkeny Comm School DistrictEntering 4-87/12/20217/16/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$150.00Register Here
Junior Robotics 2.0Ankeny Comm School DistrictEntering 1-56/14/20216/18/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$132.00Register Here
Robotics EvolutionAnkeny Comm School DistrictEntering 4-87/19/20217/23/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$150.00Register Here
Junior Coding and Video Games with Scratch®Ankeny Comm School DistrictEntering 3-67/12/20217/16/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$150.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampWest Des Moines Comm School DistrictEntering 2-5 Grades8/2/20218/6/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$195.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampWest Des Moines Comm School DistrictEntering 6-12 grades8/2/20218/6/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$195.00Register Here
Project RunwayWest Des Moines Comm School DistrictEntering 4-87/26/20217/30/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$185.00Register Here
Destination Mars: Rocketry CourseWest Des Moines Comm School DistrictEntering 2-57/26/20217/30/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$185.00Register Here
Project RunwayJohnston Comm School DistrictEntering 4-86/28/20217/2/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$159.00Register Here
Junior Robotics 2.0Johnston Comm School DistrictEntering 1-57/19/20217/23/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$139.00Register Here
Destination Mars: Rocketry CourseNorwalk Comm School DistrictEntering 2-57/19/20217/23/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$143.75Register Here
Junior Coding and Video Games with Scratch®Johnston Comm School DistrictEntering 3-68/9/20218/13/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$159.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampJohnston Comm School DistrictEntering 2-57/26/20217/30/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$184.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampJohnston Comm School DistrictEntering 6-127/26/20217/30/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$184.00Register Here
Robotics EvolutionJohnston Comm School DistrictEntering 4-87/12/20217/16/20218:30 AM12:30 PM$159.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampUrbandale Comm School DistrictEntering 1-57/6/20217/9/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$109.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampUrbandale Comm School DistrictEntering 2-57/19/20217/22/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$125.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampUrbandale Comm School DistrictEntering 6-127/19/20217/22/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$125.00Register Here
Project RunwayUrbandale Comm School DistrictEntering 4-86/21/20216/25/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$150.00Register Here
Junior Robotics 2.0Urbandale Comm School DistrictEntering 1-58/2/20218/5/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$104.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampJohnston Comm School DistrictEntering 6-126/14/20216/18/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$139.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampPleasant Hill Parks and Recreation2nd-5th Grades6/28/20217/2/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$155.00Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampPleasant Hill Parks and Recreation6th-12th Grades6/28/20217/2/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$155.00Register Here
Project RunwayPleasant Hill Parks and RecreationEntering 4-88/2/20218/6/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$150.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampPleasant Hill Parks and RecreationEntering 1-57/26/20217/30/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$135.00Register Here
Junior Coding and Video Games with Scratch®Pleasant Hill Parks and RecreationEntering 3-67/7/20217/9/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$90.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampJohnston Comm School DistrictEntering 1-56/14/20216/18/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$139.00Register Here
Chess Summer CampNorwalk Comm School DistrictEntering 1-56/14/20216/18/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$131.68Register Here
Chess Summer CampNorwalk Comm School DistrictEntering 1-57/6/20217/9/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$131.68Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampNorwalk Comm School District2nd-5th Grade7/6/20217/9/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$123.05Register Here
FENCING - Summer CampNorwalk Comm School District2nd-5th Grade7/6/20217/9/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$123.05Register Here
Junior Coding and Video Games with Scratch®Norwalk Comm School DistrictEntering 1-57/26/20217/30/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$146.05Register Here
Junior Robotics 2.0Norwalk Comm School DistrictEntering 1-56/28/20217/2/20219:00 AM12:00 PM$128.80Register Here
Robotics EvolutionNorwalk Comm School DistrictEntering 4-86/21/20216/25/20218:30 AM12:30 PM$151.80Register Here
Project RunwayWaukee Comm School DistrictEntering 4-87/19/20217/23/20211:00 PM4:00 PM$139.00Register Here

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