Summer of Learning

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2018 Summer of Catalog

Are you wondering how you’re going to keep your kids busy this summer? We have many fun, enriching, and affordable learning opportunities available! Whether your children need a little extra help in reading, writing, or math, or simply a fun way to expand their knowledge in several subjects, WDMCS Community Education provides a wide variety of activities to choose from.

Below is a list of our Summer of Learning programs. Help your child find a program that sounds interesting, fun, or rewarding, and register today!

Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) grades 1-7* – SAIL offers refresher classes in reading, writing, and math, as well as enrichment opportunities such as chess, computers, art, science, sign language, and much more!

Art Adventures grades 1-7* – Students will get creative while exploring a variety of materials and techniques!

Baking Academy grades 7-9* – Students’ will take their baking skills to the next level in this fun, hands-on program.

Band Bash grades 6-12* – Band Bash offers private lessons and rehearsal band to help students develop important skills needed for joining their school band.

Be the Boss! – Youth Entrepreneur Camp Grades 5-6* – Students will experience hands-on entrepreneurship through a variety of highly interactive classroom activities, guest speakers, and a tour of a local business.

Butter Sculpting Plus grades 4-7* – This hands-on class will explore how the State Fair’s world-famous Butter Cow is created!

Camp Kindergarten Kindergarten* – This morning program gives children a peek at kindergarten by offering the opportunity to experience the activities and daily routines of a typical school day.

Destination Mars grades 2-5*—Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air!

Fencing grades 2-6*-Students learn the art of fencing. Supplies are provided.

Jump Start grades 1-5* – Jump Start helps students refresh their academic skills for the upcoming school year, while enriching their summer with art, computers, P.E., and science.

Preschool Creations ages 4-5** – Preschoolers will cultivate their creativity in these fun classes.

Project Runway grades 6-8*-Students have the opportunity to create and sew multiple projects.

Safety Town Kindergarten* – Safety Town introduces safety awareness and preventative practices to young children through interactive activities such as visits to the West Des Moines Fire and Police departments.

Safety Town Volunteering grades 6-7* – Safety Town volunteers assist young students as they are introduced to safety awareness and preventative practices through a variety of interactive activities.

Science Exploration grades 1-7* – These classes let students explore a variety of stimulating science subjects.

Summer Strings grades 5-9* – Summer Strings offers both private instrumental lessons and instruction in an orchestra setting.

Trumpet Adventures grades 6-8* – Join fellow trumpet players in this exciting workshop geared specifically for you!

Youth Tech Inc.  grades 6-12* – Interactive computer camps that focus on providing creative and fun ways to develop technology skills.

*Grade entering fall 2018. **Age by the start of the class.