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.
$145/week: Full price
$70/week  : Qualifying for Reduced Lunch status
$35/week  : ​Qualifying for Free Lunch status

Riverview Community Day Camp is available to youth and families who live on the north and east side of Des Moines.  New in 2013, this day camp exploded in popularity providing youth with our popular field trips and activities as well as our proven literacy program.  These campers will experience a variety of activities and field trips throughout the summer including swimming throughout the week, fun field trips, and many active games and crafts.

Riverview Community Day Camp

Program Date Program Description Field Trip Swimming Day Drop Off Time Pick Up Time
June 9-13 Campers Assemble: Join us for an intro week to summer day camp full of favorite summertime crafts and activities. Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
June 16-20 Camp Magic: Want to experience the real magic of camp? Join us on a trip to magical Camp Hantesa to learn the festive lore and traditions. Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
June 23-27 Time Bandits: Take a trip back in time as we visit Living History Farms and learn about historical Iowa, all while being able to return to our own time. Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
June 30-July 3 Wild Adventures: Explore Iowa as it once was naturally, buffalo and all as we visit the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. Wednesday Tues, Thurs 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
July 7-11 Overboard: Climb into some fun as we visit Holiday Pool and play some games guaranteed to cool you off. Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
July 14-18 Lions, Tigers, and Bears: Come for a wild week and visit the Blank Park Zoo to learn about all of the amazing animals it features. Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
July 21-25 Adventurers Down Under: Become an adventurer as we play some outrageous games and also take a trip to Adventureland Amusement Park! Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
July 28-August 1 Slippery Slime and Rocket Ships: Take a science approach to camp by visiting the Science Center of Iowa and doing some cool science activities. Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
August 4-8 Campers in the Outfield: We'll be exploring sports of every variety this week! Whether you like soccer, football, baseball, or even four square, you'll be sure to have fun! Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
August 11-15 Splash!: It's your final week and we're going to send campers home with a wild cool down! Visit Valley View Aquatic Center as well as rediscover your most favorite activities. Wednesday Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:00am-8:30am 4:00pm-6:00pm
​2014 Riverview Community Day Camp Schedule

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