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The First Tee Summer Certification

Wednesday, July 8 6:30 AM

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    Jul 08, 3:00 PM

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    Jul 13, 4:30 PM

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    Jul 14, 5:00 PM

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    Jul 15, 12:00 PM

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    Jul 16, 6:00 PM

Activities
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July 08, 2015 - July 15, 2015

  • Youth Flag Football Registration
  • When:

    Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 7:00:00 PM - Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 11:59:00 PM

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer Youth Flag Football to children in grades 1-7. Volunteer coaches will lead practices and games. Score will be kept and referees are provided.

    Teams are divided into age groups: 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade and 5-6-7 grade. Team practices will take place once a week with games played Saturday mornings at a neighborhood location. There will be a 5-game regular season, and include playoffs at the end of the season.

    • Registration Period: July 6 - September 9, 2015
    • Cost: $475 per team or $50 individual registration, team jersey included and all other equipment provided
    • 8-week program, with practice beginning September 21, 2015

  • Contact:

    dmsports@dmgov.org

  • Adult Fall Softball Registration
  • When:

    Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 7:00:00 PM - Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 11:59:00 PM

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers Fall Softball leagues for both men and coed slow-pitch divisions. Teams play a 7-game schedule, one game per week, and must be registered with ASA Softball ($27). Teams that have played in Des Moines Parks and Recreation summer leagues in the same year are already ASA registered.

    • Registration Period: July 6 - August 16, 2015
    • Cost: $195.00 per team
    • 7-game schedule plays from September 1 - October 25, 2015, 6-9 p.m. weeknights and 11 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekends

  • The First Tee Summer Certification
  • When:

    Wednesday, July 08, 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
    •Putting

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

  • Contact:

    Jim Ballard
    jim.ballard@thefirstteegreaterdesmoines.org
    515-979-1799

  • Camp Fire Day Camp
  • When:

    Wednesday, July 08, 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 blbaker@dmgov.org
    Camp Fire USA - 515-274-1501

  • iEarth Camp, Grades 3-4
  • When:

    Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Greenwood-Ashworth Park, 4400 Grand Avenue

  • What:

    Get in touch with the world around you through activities like fishing, geocaching, printmaking, observational drawings, pond and water quality research, ecology, fort-building, hiking, tree identification, species documentation, outdoor cooking, nature investigation and MORE! iEARTH is a partnership between the Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Park and Recreation.

    Come learn from outdoor enthusiasts, art teachers and environmental specialists. Have a blast with fun and safe supervised activities. On rainy days, we'll be indoors or take a field trip, but please come rain or shine and dress for the weather!

    Camps for Grades 1-4 will be held in Greenwood-Ashworth Park. We will meet at the cabin located on the Myron & Jacqueline Blank Parkway on the west side of the Des Moines Art Center. From there, we will explore the creek, woods, trails, recreation and playground. For full-day camp, be sure to bring a lunch each day!

    For more information, visit http://www.sciowa.org/learn/camps/iearth.

  • Contact:

    Joel at jmvanroekel@dmgov.org

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