​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.

Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp

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.

$165/week : Full Price       
$80/week   : Qualifying for Reduced Lunch Status

$45/week   : Qualifying for Free Lunch Status

Drop Off and Pick Up Times:

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

2014 Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp Schedule
Program Date
                                     Program Description                                
       Field Trip            
June 8-12

2015 Summer Themes coming soon!

June 15-19

June 22-26

June 29-July 3

July 6-10

July 13-17

July 20-24

July 27-31

August 3-7

August 10-14


(Additional $20 fee)

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