Step 1: Pick your camp!

Step 2: Register via the link below.

Step 3: Complete the 2018 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET and mail it to the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines 50309 OR  scan and email it to

Any questions?

Contact the Education & Outreach Coordinator Monica de Melo Dreasher at


The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email


Cirque du Social Club
June 4 – 8 
Ages: 5 – 12 
9 AM to 4 PM

Come run away and join the circus! Iowa Circus Arts instructors will guide campers through everything they need to know to be a circus performer, everything from acrobatics and aerial arts to juggling and magic performance. No experience necessary!



Young Artists Studio 
June 18 – 22 
Ages 5-12
9 AM to 4:00 PM

The Young Artist Studio offers a hands-on experience that not only develops artistic skills but also promotes self-confidence through creative expression. Students learn basic elements of design and also experience a variety of artistic mediums.



Intro to Theatre 
July 9-13
Ages 5 – 12 
9:00 AM to Noon

Little actors (and lighting designers and stage managers and technical directors!) will get a chance to learn what it takes to put on a play and spend time learning about all of the different ways to be an artist in the theatre! Students will work together to create a short production for parents at the end of the week. 



Baking for Kids
July  9-13
Ages 10 – 15 
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Come join us for a fun week in the kitchen for Baking Camp!  We will be exploring the sweet and savory sides of baking- make sure to bring your appetite to try all of your creations!



Cooking for Kids
July  23 – 27 
Ages 8 – 12
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Have a budding chef in your house? Join us for a week filled with culinary creations! We will learn different cooking techniques and explore new and exciting foods! Come hungry!



Young Writers at DMSC
July 23 – 27
Ages: Middle School
9:00 AM to Noon

Flex your creative writing muscles this summer! Camps will consist of writing prompts to get those creative juices flowing, discussion about books and authors, as well as the chance to share your writing with others and receive feedback. No access to technology is required.

REGISTER HERE (Middle School) 


July 30 – August 3
Ages: High School
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

REGISTER HERE (High School) 


Adventures in Architecture
August 6 – 10
Ages: 8-12
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$225 (includes bus tour, materials fee) 

Ever wonder how buildings stand up, or what an architect does? Join us for Adventures in Architecture, sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation! Campers will be led by architects, interns and high school students involved in an architectural mentor program. You’ll engage in the design process, visit an architect’s and an engineering office, take a field trip to some landmark buildings in Des Moines, and go on an “Architective” walking tour to scout out architectural elements. You will work on your own model building with a team, presenting your project on the last day of class.