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Now through May 31st, we're having our best sale of the year with $40 tutoring and $40 assessments! Spots fill up quickly, so register your child today!
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Get ready fr summer vacation! We will have the following sessions: Child Abduction Protection, Teen Safe, Anti-Car Abduction Techniques, Family based self-defense strategies and so much more!
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Excited about spring break? We are, too! Join us for a fun, free Entirely Kids Day featuring incredible art, music, and museum exploration—all about animals! Inspired by the exhibition The Elephant in the Room: Animal as Model, we will explore the way we, as humans, see our furry friends.
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This is a fun, fast paced environment for kids who are interested in learning how to play soccer in a safe environment.
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Boys and Girls Select Soccer Tryouts for ages 11U (2009) through 19U (2001)
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Our 14,500 square foot Aquatics Park features a zero-edge pool, slides, diving boards, sand play area, speed slide, loop-de-loop slide, lap lanes, Funbrella, Raindrops, and palm trees. Certified lifeguards on duty. Other amenities include family dressing rooms and a concession stand.
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This exciting, educational, hands-on, biotechnology CSI camp is filled with multiple exercises led by DMACC Criminal Justice and Biotechnology faculty. Students will immerse themselves in a world of forensic science, crime scene investigation, security and intelligence.
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Applications for Iowa State University's Admissions Early Outreach Talented and Gifted summer programs are now live! Programs are geared towards Talented and Gifted 3rd-11th grade students. For more information, visit http://www.opptag.iastate.edu/. Applications close April 15th, 2019.
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JA BizTown Summer Camp is an academic camp designed to educate and enhance the camper's financial literacy learning while infusing entrepreneurship, work and career readiness, team work, marketing, philanthropy and public speaking. *****EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! $190/camper until 2/28/19
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Learn fundamentals such as approach, delivery, hand position, release, spot bowling and spare conversions. Participants will be divided into age groups. Classes will take place at Great Escape, 655 NE 56th St. in Pleasant Hill. Taught by Certified Instructors. Kids in grades 3-12
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The sessions are free of charge and are designed exclusively for junior high athletes. We will focus on improving our athletes’ skills in the following areas; strength, speed, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. We firmly believe junior high strength and conditioning will prepare our young athletes with the skills, concepts, and basic knowledge they will need to possess in order to excel in our high school strength and speed program. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Come and learn quarterback, wide receiver and running back play with the SEP High School Football Staff, former players and guest coaches from the area. Each day will include throwing and catching competitions, games and a whole lot of FUN! Quarterbacks will receive: Instruction on throwing mechanics and footwork drills from head to toe. Strength & accuracy passing drills 3 & 5-Step drop mechanics Older campers will be introduced to pre and post-snap read progressions of basic passing game concepts Wide Receivers & Running Backs will develop: Stance & Start mechanics and ball security fundamentals Route running techniques Ball catching fundamentals. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Designed to develop lineman skills and techniques to take your play to the next level. This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of Offensive Line Play. We will coach safe and proper technique through drills for specific parts of the game including run blocking, pass protection and more. Competitions will be held throughout camp. Come ready to learn and focus on how to make yourself better both mentally and physically in reaching your full potential as an offensive lineman. Please bring Cleats/T-shirt / Shorts / Water bottle. See the attached flyer for all details.
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Altoona Smiles will host their 3rd Annual Smiles from the Heart event on Tuesday, June 11th. What is Smiles from the Heart? Smiles from the Heart is a Free Dentistry Day for those in need of Dental care that don’t have the means to pay for it. Registration begins at 8 am and we are open until 5pm.
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SEP Girls Basketball Camp for girls grades 3-12. Note the location is at the Jr. High gyms and there are 3 different session times: 1) 8-9:30am - Grades 9-12, 2) 9:30-11:00 - Grades 3-5 and 3) 11am-12:30pm - Grades 6-8. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Have fun while building on the fundamentals of wrestling! Back by popular demand - Camp Counselor: Willie Miklus, SEP Alum, Current member of the Iowa State University wrestling team, 4 time All-American, 2 time Iowa High School State Runner up, 2 time Iowa High School State Champ. Note there are 2 different sessions: 1) 1st-5th Grades from 8:30-10:00am and 2) 6th - 12th Grades from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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The Rams Volleyball Camp aims to improve individual skills while promoting fun, good sportsmanship, team work, discipline and hard work. Emphasis will be on serving and passing, defensive skills, hitting and blocking,and athletic movement. Please note the location of the Jr. High Gyms. Also, there are 2 different sessions 1) 9-12 grades from 1:30-4:00pm and 2) 7-8 grades from 6:00-8:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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How does where you come from enrich your writing? Find out when you join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for the Young Writers’ Workshop. Tour the museum’s archives, discover an artifact in the Visible Vault exhibition and weave the past into fiction that reflects you as a writer.
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Join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for the Young Writers' Workshop. You'll take a tour of the museum's archives, discover the story behind an artifact in the Visible Vault exhibition and weave the past into fiction that reflects you as a writer.
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We welcome all players who love the game of soccer! Ages range from 4 to 18 years old as well as 3 different levels of competition: Recreation; Academy and Select (Iowa Storm). Please visit www.phsoccer.org for more detailed information or contact our registrar at registrar@phsoccer.org.
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This camp is geared toward football players of all skill levels looking to enhance and sharpen their football skills.
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Our annual summer camp will focus on individual skill development as well as being introduced to our core offensive and defensive philosophies to help campers in their growth through our program. Students will also have the opportunity to work with current and former SEP varsity players and coaches. Special Guest Speaker on Thursday. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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NOTE THE NEW TIME! Come out and learn how to play tennis with fun drills, we play fun games, and even get a daily Popsicle break! We start with the basics and work our way up to learning how to play a match. Daily popsicle breaks! Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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SE Polk Boys Soccer Camps brings summer fun. Join us in the Rams Stadium for some technical skills training to take your game up a notch! This soccer camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental soccer skills and enhance their skill sets in all positions. Personal instructions from HS Coaches. Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and technical skills. Everyone who is participating is getting camp T-shirt. Participants should bring Shin Guards and Water bottles with them when they arrive. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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The GPS Innovative Player Camp is an extensive player development program designed by the GPS Technical Department to create players who can dominate in the four different 1v1 situations (face to face, side to side, attacking diagonally and back to opposition). Through our progressive curriculum, e
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A PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL PLAYER GROWTH IN A COMPETITIVE, AGE APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENT. DATES JUNE 17, 19. JULY: 1, 8, 10, 15, 24. Aug: 5 (8 Sessions)
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This camp is designed for youngsters to have fun while learning the fundamentals of football.
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Providing soccer activities and education for all skill levels. Registration open to all kids birth years 2015-2001. All U6 & U8 games played at Spring Creek Sports Complex in Altoona.
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Children & Families of Iowa’s (CFI) Family Tees is an inter-generational golf tournament benefiting the programs of CFI while providing an opportunity for families to spend time together.
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This camp is for boys and girls and will focus on acceleration, speed development, running mechanics, and basic technical aspects of track & field. Campers will participate in sprint, hurdle, relay, and field events. The camp will conclude with participants competing in several track & field events on Thursday night. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Camp Dates: Middle School Camp | July 8th-11th Elementary School Camp | July 8th-11th High School Camp | July 12th-14th Advanced Middle School Camp | July 15th-18th Boys Volleyball Camp | July 15th-18th Elementary School Camp | July 15th-18th Hitter/Setter/Libero Clinic | July 19th
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Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for a week of music and fun in SummerSongs! Choir Camp July 7-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.
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Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades K-3 for a week of music and fun in SummerTunes! Choir Camp July 8-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.
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Join us for another exciting year at Camp Invention, July 15-19, 2019. With our 2019 program, Supercharged™, students will build their creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, and designing high-tech super-heroes!
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The SEP football staff would like to invite you to our Annual Summer Youth Football Camp. Campers will receive individual and small group instruction by the SEP football staff, players and guest coaches. Emphasis will be on individual techniques and fundamentals that will improve each player’s performance. The SEP youth football camp will also include: games, competitions and a whole lot of FUN! What to Bring: Shoes- (Cleats) Shorts & T-Shirt Water Bottle. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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This 4-day camp is for students in grades 8-10 and will develop math, stats and data skills through sports. Campers will engage in experimental data collection (free-throw shooting), problem-solving (when a football coach should go for two?) and working on open-ended projects.
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This is the only camp in the state where youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments using wheelchairs can compete in recreational Paralympic sports. Athletes can participate in track and field, basketball, hand cycling, football, rugby, softball, tennis, and many others.
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Any children entering grades K-6: join us July 15-19 from 9:00 am -3:30 pm for Camp Invention! Location is Southeast Polk Junior High. Register at invent.org/camp or 800-968-4332. Enter code PLAY15FLYER and save $15.
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$30 registration includes Grandview University t-shirt and skills training from July 22-25, 2019. 5:30-6:30 Ages 4-6; 6:30-7:45 Ages 7-9. Please register at phsoccer.org
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$40 camp includes Drake soccer t-shirt and skills training from July 29- August 1 @ 6-7:30pm each night. Please register at phsoccer.org
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Young people sharpen their skills, stretch their imaginations, and create unique memories through a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts education opportunities. With theater professionals as the instructors, students gain a deeper understanding of the process, build confidence, and benefit from
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This technique camp is for both boy and girl swimmers entering 7th-12th grades. The first day we will focus on starts and turns. We will spend approximately 1 day on each stroke. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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The SEP football staff would like to invite you to our annual summer football camp. Campers will receive individual and small group instruction by the SEP football staff. Emphasis will be on individual techniques and fundamentals that will improve each player’s performance, and prepare the team for the upcoming season. Camper’s will receive a T-shirt and shorts with their fee. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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The SEP football staff would like to invite you to our annual summer football camp. Campers will receive individual and small group instruction by the SEP football staff. Emphasis will be on individual techniques and fundamentals that will improve each player’s performance, and prepare the team for the upcoming season. Camper’s will receive a T-shirt with their fee. Please Bring: Shoes- (Cleats), Shorts & T-Shirt. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Police Cars! Fire Trucks! Ambulance! LifeFlight Helicopter! Free Food while supplies last! National Night Out is a fun, free, community-building campaign established in 1984, promoting community partnerships, neighborhood friendships, celebrating first responders, and free family/community fun! SEE FLYER FOR ALL DETAILS
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Over the course of our summer, CLS will offer a wide variety of Summer Camp opportunities for kids of all ages!
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The Playhouse offers a full schedule of literature-based camps, offering a wide variety of theatre experiences for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Whether it's creative drama, devised theatre, or Performance Academy, we have something for students of all levels of experience.
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Kids connect to history, science, and nature through fun and engaging outdoor experiences, hands-on activities, games, crafts and visits to Living History Farms’ historic sites. The fun and learning never stops at Living History Farms’ Summer Day Camp!
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Camp Fire offers day camps, overnight camps, environmental education, and short-term outdoor programs that include day trips. At camp, youth from different backgrounds develop important skills, such as self-reliance and problem-solving, while interacting with friends and nature. Campers enjoy fun ac
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This is a perfect program for kids ages 9 & up to learn safe techniques for strength training. Learn how to exercise with the correct tempo & intensity to maximize results. Our routines consist of a wide range of equipment usage such as battle ropes, slam balls, resistance bands, sand bags, & more.
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Basic offensive and defensive positions skills and drills. Introduction of the offensive plays and defensive schemes. Bring a water bottle; wear t-shirt, shorts and cleats. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Ankeny Hawk 3 on 3 Basketball league is for boys and girls going into grades 3rd-8th grade. A guarantee 10 game schedule played on Sundays from July 14-Aug. 25. Teams can have a maximum of 5 players per team.
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Students will be exposed to cross country training, drills, and competition. Cost includes 1 mile race for grades 3 and 4 and a 1.5 mile race for grades 5 and 6 on final camp date. No camp on September 2 (Labor Day) and September 23 (no school). Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Together with your 3, 4, or 5 year old, listen to a story or two about a farm animal and participate in a special activity in the Visitor Center. Then, take a ride on our tractor-drawn cart out to the farm to see the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard!
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Mark your calendars for the East Polk County event of the year! Southeast Polk Dollars for Scholars and the Southeast Polk Education Foundation are excited to announce our partnership to bring you the Black and Gold Gala presented by Prairie Meadows on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Gala guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with hors-d'oeuvres during the silent auction bidding, transitioning over to the live auction and dinner. After the live auction, guests are invited to continue the festivities at the after-party in the adjacent ballroom.