Des Moines Social Club

Come CAMP with us!

We’re always coming up with new things at DMSC! Join us this summer for some old favorites and new experiences for either a full day or half day weekly summer camp. Once you’ve registered, please complete a 2019 Summer Camp Registration Packet and email it to


June 10 – 15 // 9 AM to 4 PM
Grades: Elementary School // $250

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!


June 17 – 21 // 9 AM to 4 PM
Grades: Elementary School // $280

Mini-Makers welcome here! Each child will develop, brand, and make a small collection of goods that will be sold at a real life art market with materials sourced and provided. Daily sessions will include mindfulness practice, movement, creative problem solving, group discussions, guest speakers and sharing from local artist/ makers/doers, plus time to MAKE! The Mini-Maker Craft Market will be held the week after camp on June 25th. Each Mini Maker will host a vendor booth, sell their goods (or bring their idea to life) and keep profits earned.


June 24 – 28 // 9 AM to 4 PM
Grades: Elementary School // $250

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.


July 8 – 12 // 8am – noon
Grades: 5th thru 8th // $280

Do you love to bake? Come learn everything you need to know to be an expert baker! In this week-long camp, we will explore desserts from other countries and learn about different baked goods sweet and savory! Each day will be packed with new hands on techniques and plenty of leftovers to take home and share! We will be flexible with some food allergies, if you have any questions please email. Campers will need a water bottle, comfortable shoes and containers for leftovers!


July 15 – 19 // 9 AM to 4:00 PM
Ages: 10-13 // $225

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 architects’ and an engineering offices, take a field trip to some landmark buildings in Des Moines, and go on an architectural walking tour of downtown Des Moines to scout out architectural elements.