Online & Community Resources

On this page, you will find a variety of resources to help keep your days filled with fun and excitement. We’ve compiled several free resources from our community and will also be uploading our own videos and activities! We’ve also included a tab for essential needs and other community resources that can provide help if your family has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back each week for updates.


  • TABLETOP & ACTIVE GAMES
  • STEM & LITERACY
  • CREATIVE ARTS & CULTURE
  • NATURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION
  • OTHER
  • ESSENTIAL NEEDS & HUMAN SERVICES

Camp Fire Activities

Jelly Card Game

Join us for a game of Jelly with Ms. Jelly and Ms. Tulip! Gotta be quick to grab your card and be the first with four of a kind!


Community Resources

More coming soon!

Camp Fire Activities

More coming soon!


Community Resources

Iowa PBS: Virtual Learning Camp

Iowa PBS is offering Virtual Learning Camp! Learn literacy and math skills through games and videos. They also provide additional parent resources with tips on how to help your child engaged.


IOWA PBS VIRTUAL CAMP

Camp Fire Activities

Sharpie Tie Dye

Do you love to Tie Dye?! Try this trick out to switch up how to jazz up your white clothing!


Community Resources

The Mean Green Emotional Theater

The Mean Green Bean Emotional Theater creates an online experience for children to embrace their emotions and take control of running their own shows! The site allows children to participate in the following areas: “You’re The Playwright”, “You’re The Director”, “You’re The Music Director.”


EMOTIONAL THEATER SITE

State Historical Society of Iowa: Goldie at Home

Check out Goldie at Home to see what activities the State Historical Society of Iowa has to connect with history through STEAM education. Make your own miniature windmill, crack secret codes, or design a paper airline with their fun interactive lessons.


ACCESS GOLDIE AT HOME

Learning Fields by Living History Farms

Visit Learning Fields by Living History Farms to learn about how agriculture has changed in Iowa over the past 300 years and how it affects our lives every day!


LEARNING FIELDS

Camp Fire Activities

Nature-Inspired Activities

Camp Fire has compiled a list of 72 free projects to get you outside. Do these with your kids OR send them out on their own. Fresh air, creativity, learning, enjoyment of our Earth, conservation…no matter where you are.


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Community Resources

Green Iowa AmeriCorps: Virtual Summer Camp

Through the month of July, Green Iowa AmeriCorps is hosting a virtual summer camp that will include 4 weeks of videos, activities, and other resources related to environmental sustainability to help kids keep learning this summer!


VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

Camp Fire Activities

Trusted Virtual Programs

Camp Fire councils across the country are creating videos and activities for youth. We’ve pulled them from their social media pages and compiled them for you and your kids.


CAMP FIRE ACTIVITIES

Service and Advocacy Projects

Check out these 6 feel-good projects! Make a positive impact in your neighborhood and community during COVID-19 or anytime throughout the year.


SERVICE & ADVOCACY

Earn Your #SociallyResponsible Badge

Complete all of these items on our checklist to show how you are aware and #sociallyresponsible during COVID-19. Earn a certificate and emblem. (Activity also in Spanish.)


#SOCIALLYRESPONSIBLE

For Youth With Disabilities

We’ve compiled a list of activities and apps for all learners and families wanting to support mental health, as well as technical support resources, adaptable art activities, exercises, and specific links for youth with visual, speech, and hearing impairment, limited mobility, autism, dyslexia, and more.


ACTIVITIES & APPS

Thrive{ology}

Thrive{ology} is Camp Fire’s proven, research-based framework to develop life skills in kids/teens! Click on the buttons below to access free activity guides. Each section includes a guide for parents/caregivers, activities for young people K-12, exercises to do together, and more.


FIND YOUR SPARK

DEVELOP GOALS & GRIT

GET A GROWTH MINDSET


Community Resources

State Afterschool Network – Summer Activity Guide

The Summer Activity Guide has been developed for the 50 State Afterschool Network with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to engage and support children and youth nationwide. The guide includes more than 150 fun and engaging activities and challenges organized by age: 5-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18.


ACCESS THE FREE GUIDE

Community Resources

211 Iowa

211 is a free, trusted, professionally curated information and human services referral service that helps Iowans find the help they need 24/7/365. To access 211 services, dial 211, text your ZIP code to 898211, use the online chat system to interact with a live person, or visit their website at 211iowa.org or use the 211 Iowa App to access the complete database of services available on your own.


211 IOWA

DMPS Family Resource Guide

Des Moines Public Schools has compiled a comprehensive list of resources available in central Iowa. Access resources for employment, financial assistance, food assistance, health, transportation, and more.


FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE