Canoeing Basics I

Tuesday, June 30 6:00 PM

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June 30, 2015 - July 07, 2015

  • The First Tee Summer Certification
  • When:

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:30:00 AM

  • Where:

    A.H. Blank, Bright Grandview or Waveland golf courses

  • What:

    The First Tee of Greater Des Moines conducts outdoor and indoor instruction sessions through our certification program June - August.

    Golfers are grouped by age and experience level. Golf equipment (starter set of clubs with bag) is provided, if needed, as long as supplies last and “scholarships” are available to help cover program costs. Following the sessions, participants will take part in the certification process. Each lesson covers:
    •Life Skills
    •Rules and Etiquette
    •Full Swing
    •Short Game

    The fee for the summer program is $75/person. Reduced or no-cost fees are available for those who qualify

  • Contact:

    Jim Ballard

  • Camp Fire Day Camp
  • When:

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center - 2100 SE 5th Street

  • What:

    This summer day camp is for children in grades 1-8. Your child will spend the summer learning, having fun and exploring Des Moines, including visits to Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, Living History Farms, Iowa Cubs games, Adventureland, and local pools and parks.
    Activities are planned by Camp Fire Heart of Iowa.
    Co-sponsored by United Way and Des Moines Park & Recreation.

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker at
    Camp Fire USA - 515-274-1501

  • Nature Story Time in the Park
  • When:

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Witmer Park, 1610 24th Street

  • What:

    Join us at Witmer Park for an hour of stories and nature based activities. Nature Story Time will meet on Tuesdays from 10-11am for four weeks starting June 23rd and ending July 14th. Kids may attend one or all of the sessions. Each Tuesday session will follow a different theme for books and activities and have a light snack. The fee is $3 for each session attended and registration is online at Activities will be focused on early childhood to early elementary ages.

  • Contact:

    Joel at or 515-248-6369.

  • Gardening with Ralph
  • When:

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Evelyn K. Davis Park - 1400 Forest Avenue

  • What:

    Join Ralph on trips to community gardens to learn about growing your own plants and food. Kids help keep the gardens watered and free of weeds while developing their own green thumbs.
    Transportation provided from Evelyn K. Davis Park.

  • Contact:

    Aaron Hughes at

  • Canoeing Basics I
  • When:

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Gray's Lake Park

  • What:

    Learn the basics of canoeing while enjoying beautiful Gray's Lake. Instruction centers on basic paddle strokes and safety, and will help the novice canoeist feel at ease on the water. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 10. A participant who is 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age for his/her canoeing partner. Pre-registration is required at least 72 hours in advance.

  • Contact:

    Tim Smith at

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