Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

2016 Discovery Day Camp Schedule

Program Date                                                       Program Description                                                        Field Trip

June 6-10

Summer Kickoff - Can you believe that summer is already here?! Get excited as we kick off

another great summer at Camp Discovery! This week we explore all things summer camp!

So Ready, Set, GO!

  Neil Smith

Wildlife Refuge

June 13-17

Zootopia - Investigate animals! This week is dedicated to discoverying all things furry,

scaly, and feather! Slither your way to an exciting field trip to the Blank Park Zoo!

Blank Park Zoo
June 20-24

Have a Ball - Sports of all sorts will be happening this week. We will start with some

familiar games and end the week with games you have created! The cherry on top is a

trip to watch an Iowa Cubs game!

Iowa Cubs Game

June 27-July 1

Radical Reactions - Did you ever dream of being a scientist, chemist, or Albert Einstein?

Perform science experiments and create some radical reactions! Let your imagination

EXPLODE this week as we head to the Science Center.

Science Center
July 5-8

Celebrate America - Red, White, and Blue! You gotta love it! This week we BURST into FUN

as we celebrate America through games, crafts, and a trip Roller Skating!

Roller Skating
July 11-15

Splashtacular - Water, water, and MORE WATER! Get wet and wild this week as we jump,

cannon ball, and splash into Valley View Aquatic Center. bring a swimsuit everday as each

day this week will be WATER-FILLED!

Aquatic Center
July 18-22

Jump Around - Jump, jump up, and get down! What goes up must come down and this

week we will explore the science of some of our favorite activities! Maybe you will defy

gravity during our field trip to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park!

Sky Zone
July 25-29

Treasure Island - Arrr me maties!! Come aboard as we search for treasure across the

seven seas! Be sure to add some extra sunscreen, fill the water balloons and swimming

pools because this water week promises to be packed with ARRR-SOME FUN!

Aquatic Center
August 1-5

Galactic Advetures - Have you ever wondered what is out there? You're not the only one!

This week we will take a look out-of-this-world into space! To top it off, the Space Shot at

Adventureland is ready to launch!


(Additional $20 fee)

August 8-12

Water Wipeout - Water + Ostacles = AWESOME! This week is dedicated to water and we

will get A LOT of it. From water obstacles to swimming at Cascade Falls, we are splashing

into a great week!

Aquatic Center
August 15-19

Summer Rewind << - Did you love all of the water games during Splashtacular week? Did

you want to get Radical with Reactions just one more time this summer? You're in luck!

Spend the last week of camp revisiting all of our favorite activities and games as we put

our entire summer in rewind!

Jordan Creek


Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Fire Service Center (5615 Hickman Rd):           Drop Off: 6:45-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:00-6:00PM
TBD (Des Moines):                                                          Drop Off: 7:00-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:00-6:00PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (8th & High St):                Drop Off: 7:30-8:30AM         Pick Up: 4:30-5:30PM

Fee: $180/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.