All Aboard for Kids (Grades K-5th)

All Aboard for Kids is designed with campers entering K-5th grade in mind. This summer we’ll explore how we move, how things move us, and how our world moves around us! Each session will utilize STEM-based activities focused on interaction, social skills, and friendship-building. We’ll host many special on-site guests like the Ames Public Library Bookmobile, Can Play Sports (formerly Courage League Sports), Iowa State University’s FLEx program, and more! We’ll also hit the road and head to the Science Center of Iowa, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Story Theater Grand Opera House, and ISU’s CyBowl!

Each session of camp is $250 and includes a t-shirt (one per camper, not per session), supplies, and entry to all off site field trips. Due to generous support from our community partners, financial assistance is available. A $150 deposit is required to secure your child’s spot. Once your application is submitted you will receive an email with a secure link to process the deposit payment (or directions for payment via cash/check). Register here: Summer 2022 Registration

All Aboard for Kids Registration Application

Camp is held Monday-Friday, from 8:30am-12:30pm

The Plex Community Center / 5501 George Washington Carver Ave / Ames, IA

Sessions:Description:
Session #1: June 20th – June 24thVROOM, VROOM!!!  From fast cars to roaring rockets, motorcycles to monster trucks, we will learn all about transportation this week. We’ll have fun discovering which vehicles drive, fly, or float!  Take a journey through our neighborhoods and explore the vehicles that help our communities “GO!” Special guests this week include visits from the Ames Public Library Bookmobile, Can Play Sports (formerly Courage League Sports), Kathy Vince Fitness, Iowa State University’s FLEx program, and Gilbert Fire and Rescue. We will head off site to visit the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad!
Session #2: June 27th – July 1st

What makes us “GO”?  Every day we’ll learn about moving our bodies in lots of fun ways!  Get ready to wiggle and jiggle and dance and experience the world of movement with us!  From fast to slow and from head to toe, let’s learn about things that help us “GO”! Special guests this week include visits from the Ames Public Library Bookmobile, Can Play Sports (formerly Courage League Sports), Kathy Vince Fitness, Iowa State University’s FLEx program and more! We will roll on over to ISU’s CyBowl for a chance to knock down a few pins and learn what happens behind the scenes! 

Session #3: July 11th – July 15th
Can you creep, crawl, slither, or pounce?  This week we’ll explore the animal kingdom and the many different ways animals “GO!” Flap like a bird, wiggle like a worm, or stomp like a dinosaur!  Come move like the animals with us!  Special guests this week include visits from the Ames Public Library Bookmobile, Can Play Sports (formerly Courage League Sports), Kathy Vince Fitness, Iowa State University’s FLEx program, and Paws & Effect! We will adventure off property to catch a movie at the historic Story Theater Grand Opera House. Each day is a walk on the wild side that you won’t want to miss! 
Session #4: July 18th – 22ndHow does the earth “GO”?  This week we’ll discover amazing movement in nature as we learn about the changing of the seasons and how rivers flow to the sea.  We’ll also look to the sky for some inspiration in the clouds!  Special guests this week include visits from the Ames Public Library Bookmobile, Can Play Sports (formerly Courage League Sports), Kathy Vince Fitness, Iowa State University’s FLEx program, and more! We will end the week with a trip to the Science Center of Iowa & picnic at the Union Park Splash Pad. What goes up must come down, so we’ll get creative investigating gravity and how things fall!