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Alphabet Adventures is a day camp designed by Alphabet Academy with fun-filled and age-appropriate activities surrounding a weekly theme and serves children who have completed grades K through 5.  Weekly sessions are designed to allow flexibility for day campers to enroll for the themes that they are interested in.  Each session is $150.

Alphabet Adventures 2016 sessions are:

May 31-June 3: Kid’s Kitchen

Mix, measure, pour!  Roll up your sleeves and grease your elbows as we learn how to safely cook in the kitchen.  Spend the week using food science, exploring nutritious and kid-conducted recipes, visit with a dietician, and plan and host a picnic in the park.

June 6-10: Growing Green

Birds! Insects! Organisms!  Oh my…
Nature is important, even in city spaces.  Explore local green spaces and learn about different types of green spaces in the community, green space inhabitants, and the benefits green spaces create for city slickers and nature.

June 13-17: Mad Scientists

Have an exciting experience while conducting experiments and exploring a variety of science topics.  Meet WHO-TV meteorologists and see a live weather-cast on Channel 13 News at Noon during a visit to the Science Center of Iowa.

June 20-24: Artful Antics

Use several mediums to create your own artwork during this week of daily art adventures.  See how creative you can truly be!  Visit the Des Moines Arts Festival (June 24).

June 27-July 1: Party in the USA

Celebrate Independence Day!  Learn about the United States flag and the author of the national anthem.  Create musical instruments from household items and march in the Alphabet Adventures neighborhood parade on July 1st.

July 5-8: Kitchen Laboratory

How do fruits and vegetables turn brown?  Why do some recipes only use egg yolks or egg whites?  Can a lemon be used as a battery?  Learn the answer to these questions and more as you become a mad scientist in our own kitchen laboratory and explore the chemistry, biology and math of food science.

July 11-15:  Music and Movement

Spend the week moving and grooving as we try a variety of dance techniques, such as ballroom steps, ballet, and square and line dancing.  Learn more about the music behind the dances, how it inspires the movement, and the different instruments creating sounds.

July 18-22: Fun and Fitness

Enjoy active games and exercises as you polish your motor skills.  Enjoy a buffet of sport activities, such as basketball, capture the flag, soccer, kickball, softball, and yoga.  Share stories about Iowa athletes, sports, and healthy habits.  Visit the Iowa Hall of Pride and attend an Iowa Cubs Baseball game on July 21.

July 25-29: Around the World in 5 Days

Visit several countries through games, story, performance, dance, crafts, and song.  End the week immersed in the Italian American Heritage Festival on Friday, July 29th.

August 1-5: Animal Planet

Discover the amazing diversity of the animal kingdom and many of the world’s wonderful creatures.  Meet some amazing animals face to face with a trip to the zoo!

August 8-12: All Things Iowa

What makes Iowa great?  Our state!  Explore Iowa’s rich history, famous people, and unique qualities.  Learn more about the Iowa State Fair – its importance and history.  Enjoy opening day of the Iowa State Fair on August 11th.

August 15-19: Treasure Hunters

Every day is a new adventure as we follow clues or maps to find new activity sites and surprises.  Even learn how to read and make your own map to surprise your friends!


Ready to enroll?

Submit the following to register for Alphabet Adventures 2016 session(s):

  • Alphabet Adventures 2016 Enrollment Form
  • Alphabet Adventures 2016 Photo Release Agreement
  • Alphabet Adventures 2016 Placement Agreement
  • A copy of child’s last well-child physical (less than 1 year old)
  • A copy of child’s immunization record on a signed Iowa Department of Public Health form



Please contact us at director@alphabetacademywdm.com or 515-223-1387


Want to work with Alphabet Adventures 2016 as a team member (employee)?

Send a letter of interest and resume indicating current certifications (CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions, Mandatory Reporting) and desired rate of pay to: