At Camp Discovery, campers explore the fun of the great outdoors, science, art, games and more! There are weekly themes designed to enrich young minds all while they have fun swimming, going on field trips and making lasting friendships. Camp Discovery offers a variety of activities for every camper to discover. 
Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines):  Drop Off: 6:45-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:00-6:00PM
Plymouth Church (Des Moines):                  Drop Off: 7:00-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:00-6:00PM
​OLIH Catholic Church (Ankeny):                  Drop Off: 7:30-8:00AM         Pick Up: 5:00-5:30PM

Fee: $175/week

     Grades: 1-6

Discovery Day Camp

2015 Discovery Day Camp Schedule

Program Date                                                       Program Description                                                        Field Trip

June 8-12

Ignite Your Summer - Help us set the tone and kick off summer right with a trip to the

zoo and TONS of outdoor games, crafts, sports and a variety of get to know you games!

  Blank Park Zoo
June 15-19

Imaginarium - Let your imaginations run wild as we use the world around us to spark

a creative note! Explore the Science Center and experience when imagination becomes


Science Center

of Iowa

June 22-25

Sports Galore - This week we're playing all sorts of sports. From old favorites to

exciting new! Enjoy America's pastime with an Iowa Cubs game! You'll enjoy this week!

Iowa Cubs Game

June 29-July 3

Party in the U.S.A. - Celebrate our nations independence with this week dedicated to

the U.S of A. Enjoy a picnic lunch and creek stomping at Ledges State Park!

Skate North
July 6-10

Ocean Commotion - Water everywhere! Explore everything that the blue sea has to

offer and take a plunge into the deep! Dive into the Valley View Aquatic Center.

Valley View

Aquatic Center

July 13-17

Time Warp - Travel to a different time where you can discover the days of the past at

Living History Farms and explore the possibilities of the future! This week we use our

Imaginations to discover new worlds!

Living History Farms

July 20-24

Camp Discovery's Got Talent - Do you have talent? Practice up and show off your

talents at this week's all camp talent show. Show off your sparks to all of your new

friends at Camp!

Jordan Creek


July 27-31

Wishy, Washy, Splash Party! - Splash down this week as we do all things water! Did we

mention that we will be swimming, swimming, and swimming?! Join the fun in the sun at

the Holiday Aquatic Center!

Holiday Aquatic


August 3-7

G-Force - Zoom! Zips and turns! Hold on tight! This week we shoot up and out with a

wild trip to Adventureland theme park!


(Additional $20 fee)

August 10-14

Jurassic World - Dig in this week as we explore the word of Dinos! Explore the

surroundings for evidence of fossils. This week we will go creek stomping at Ledges

State Park!

Ledges State Park

August 17-21

No Theme Week - Who needs a theme? This week is dedicated to all the cool things we

really wanted to do this summer and didn't have an opportunity to. Let's cram all of our

favorite activities into one week!


Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

Financial assistance is available for those families who qualify.  An application can be found under the forms/resources tab.
This form must be submitted to the Camp Fire office with the necessary documentation (found on the application) along with the program registration. Campership assistance is provided on a limited first come, first served basis and is not guaranteed.