Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

2017 Discovery Day Camp Schedule

Program Date                                                       Program Description                                                        Field Trip

June 5-9
Disco Explosion! - Are you ready for an explosive time at Camp Discovery?! Get excited as we kick off another great summer as we reconnect all things summer camp! Here we GOO!


June 12-16

Safari Adventures - Be ready to go on an adventure to the Blank Park Zoo to discover all things with fur, scales, and feathers!

Blank Park Zoo
June 19-23

World of Sports - All sorts of sports will be taking place this week! Get competitive with familiar games and learn new ones to share with your friends! The best part yet, a special trip to an Iowa Cubs baseball game!

Iowa Cubs Game

June 26-30

Go Gadget Go - Ever dreamed of being an engineer, scientist, or Albert Einstein? Carry out science experiments, build a robot, and discover how things are made. Let your imagination wander this week as we head to the Science Center of Iowa!

Science Center
July 3-7

Stars and Stripes - This week we CELEBRATE America through games, crafts, and good ol’ fashioned fun as we take a trip to go Roller Skating! *No Camp on July 4th.

Roller Skating
July 10-14

Under the Sea - Full time floating fun! A water-filled week as we wade or cannon ball our way through different splash pads and Valley View Aquatic Center!

Aquatic Center
July 17-21

Sky High Academy - Jump, jump, jump around! What goes up must come down as we try to defy gravity with our field trip to SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park!

Sky Zone
July 24-28

Lost Treasure- ‘X’ marks the spot! Grab your treasure map as we cross the seven seas of fun with an extraordinary trip to one of Des Moines’s aquatic centers!

Aquatic Center
July 31-Aug 4

Incredible Adventures - Take a ride on the Space Shot or concur The Monster with one Incredible Adventure after the next… (Additional $20 fee)


Aug 7-11

Shark Week - Dunun, duunn, duun, duun. Join us for a Jaw-some week of water filled fun as we make a splash and avoid shark attacks! AGGHHH!    

Aquatic Center
Aug 14-18

The Best of the Best - What did you love most about summer camp? The water, the gadgets, or the games? Come rewind the summer with the best of the best summer activities in our last week of camp!


Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Fire Service Center (5615 Hickman Rd):              Drop Off: 7:00-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:00-5:30PM
Plymouth Church (4126 Ingersoll):                                   Drop Off: 7:00-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:00-5:30PM
Cathedral Church of St. Paul (8th & High St):                 Drop Off: 7:30-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:30-5:30PM

Fee: $190/week

     Grades: 1-6

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.

Discovery Day Camp

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.