2015 Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp Schedule
Program Date
                                     Program Description                                
       Field Trip            
June 8-12

Let's Get It Started - Welcome to summer! Let's get camp started with a week full of

your favorite camp activities, including swimming, crafts, and games!

June 15-19

The Mighty Jungle - Let out the animal inside as we go on a mighty jungle expedition!

We'll learn all about cats, bats & mole rats on our field trip to the Blank Park Zoo.

Blank Park Zoo
June 22-26

Peanuts & Crackerjacks - Take me out to the ballgame! Have fun this week as head to

an Iowa Cubs game and play sports of all sorts!

Iowa Cubs Game
June 29-July 3

Stars & Stripes - BIG, BANG, BOOM! Celebrate everything American as we honor the

birth of America this week.

Neil Smith

Wildlife Refuge

July 6-10

Minion Beach Party - This week we explore the Minion way of life! We will head to

Valley View Aquatic Center for some despicable beach party fun!

Valley View

Aquatic Center

July 13-17

Gizmos, Gadgets & Goo - Science Week! Have oogles of fun with different science

experiments and activities. We will top of the week with a trip to the Science Center!

Science Center of

Des Moines

July 20-24

Time Travelers - Step in our time machine and head back to the past with us when we

head to Living History Farms. This week is all about bringing the past back to life

through loads of time traveling fun!

Living History Farms
July 27-31

Water Water Everywhere - After such a hot summer, why not cool off? Join us for a

week full of your favorite water activities, including a trip to Holiday Aquatic Center!

Holiday Aquatic


August 3-7

Wild Adventures - It's that time of the summer again...Adventureland!! We will travel to

the most fun theme park in Iowa and have some wild adventures! Don't miss it!


(Additional $20 fee)

August 10-14

Peace Out - Say "peace out" to summer as we bring back some of your favorite

summer activities. This week campers will have say of where they want to go and what

activities they would like to do!


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

Grades: 1-8

$45/week: Qualifying for Free Lunch Status

$80/week: Qualifying for Reduced Lunch Status

$175/week: Full Price      

Drop Off and Pick Up Times:

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

​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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