2016 Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp Schedule

Program Date
                                     Program Description                                
       Field Trip            
June 6-10

Ignite Your Summer: Start your summer off with a spark! We'll ignite the summer with

a week full of your favorite games and activities...come join us!

June 13-17

Time Warp: Let's do the Time Warp again! Travel to a different century when we visit

Living History Farms and experience times long past.

Living History


June 20-24

Go for the Gold: Ready, set, go! Get your game faces on as we play sports of all sorts

this week. We'll top the week off with a trip to the Iowa Cubs game!

Iowa Cubs Game
June 27-July 1

Animal Planet: Lions, tigers & bears, oh my! Explore everything animal and have a

truly wild adventure when we go on an expedition through the Blank Park Zoo!

Blank Park Zoo
July 5-8

Sparklers and Fireflies: Learn all about the true spirit of the red, white & blue, with lots

of truly American games, crafts, & activities.

Roller Skating
July 11-15

H2Ohhh Yeah!: Water, water, everywhere! This week will be full of water games and

activities! Enjoy lots of underwater madness with a trip to the Aquatic Center this week.

Aquatic Center
July 18-22

Grossology: Eww! Gross! We'll be conducting slimy experiments that will be sure to get

you gooey! Get ready for all sorts of science fun on our way to the Science Center!

Science Center
July 25-29

Commotion in the Ocean: Get your swim suit ready for some beneath the sea fun!

Water will be the main focus of our voyage to Holiday Aquatic Center!

Aquatic Center
August 1-5

Thrill Seekers: Aim high and have the thrill of your life! This week will be a high flying

adventure when we experience the thrill seeker within at Adventureland!


(Additional $20 fee)

August 8-12

Finale of Fun: Get ready for the BIG FINALE! We will go big or go home when we bring

back some of our summer favorites...get ready for a great final week!


Grades: 1-8

$45/week: Qualifying for Free Lunch Status

$90/week: Qualifying for Reduced Lunch Status

$180/week: Full Price      

Drop Off and Pick Up Times:

Drop off: 7:00-8:30am           Pick up: 4:00-6:00pm

Special pricing is available based on your family's school lunch status. These fees provide campers with a healthy breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and funds swim passes and most field trips. 
If your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch status, you must submit a verification letter from the school to the Camp Fire office for the discount to apply to your account.
You will not have a guaranteed spot until Camp Fire has this documentation.

Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp

​Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp is for children 1st-8th grade primarily on the South and East sides of Des Moines. Located at the Pioneer Columbus Community Center on Hartford and SE 5th, these campers experience a variety of activities around Des Moines including swimming, field trips, and many hours of active games and crafts.  This program also features a literacy program funded by the United Way of Central Iowa that has proven to help youth retain reading skills over the summer.

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