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Youth Programs
Robyn’s Nest Pre-School
Mom and Dad – take a break while your children have a great time learning, playing and meeting new friends under our watchful eye. Activities include arts and crafts, games, songs, puppetry and outdoor fun.
  • Facilitators: Trained Staff w CPR First Aid certification
  • Ages 3-5
  • Location: Des Moines Field House
Day 
Date 
Time 
Cost
Monday - Thursday Sept. 9 - Oct. 3 9:30 am - 12:00 pm $70R/$80NR
Monday - Thursday Oct. 1 - 30 9:30 am - 12:00 pm $120R/$140NR
Monday - Thursday Nov. 3 - 26 9:30 am - 12:00 pm $110R/$130NR

Indoor Tot Time
Keep your little ones active indoors as the weather turns with age appropriate exercise and play! We will have fun tumbling mats, rideon toys, and age-appropriate sports equipment available on hand, join in the fun and watch them make new friends along the way.
  • Ages 2-5
  • $18 10-visit punch card or $2/drop-in per child
  • Location: Des Moines Field House
Day 
Date 
Time 
Tuesday Ongoing - beginning Sept. 15 10:00 am - 12:00pm

Mini Kickers

Start soccer off right with an introduction to warming-up, stretching, dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive work. Its a great opportunity for kids to meet other kids from the community. Participants receive a new soccer ball!
  • Facilitators: Staff
  • Ages 3 - 5, $30 Resident, $35 Non-Resident
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Monday - Friday Sept. 8 - 12 5:30 - 6:30 pm Field House
Monday - Friday Sept. 15 - 19 10:30 - 11:30 am Field House

Art Discovery
Students explore their artistic side with fundamental art elements such as line, shape, texture, color, value and space drawing their favorite animals, characters, still life and landscapes while developing drawing and painting skills.
Students will use their individual vision to create a unique finished piece.
  • Instructor: Cassie Swan, Recreation Staff
  • Ages 5-7
  • $60R / $65NR
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Tuesday Sept. 23 - Oct 28 4:00 - 5:00 pm Field House Studio

Building Creative Confidence
Time to build that artistic muscle! Anyone can learn to draw and this class is for the beginner. Students learn
foundational drawing and painting concepts as they build confidence in their skills and their ability to make their own artistic decisions. We will explore other mediums in this class such as chalk, oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic paint and colored pencils.
  • Instructor: Cassie Swan, Recreation Staff
  • Ages 7-9
  • $60R $65NR
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Tuesday Sept. 23 - Oct 28 5:15 - 6:15 pm Field House Studio

When I’m in Charge
Help your child be aware and prepared for being home alone. This course will make participants aware of potential dangers and teaches responsibility for personal safety and the safety of younger siblings. Topics include: keeping your house key safe, door safety, dealing with fires, gas leaks, phone and internet safety, how to get help and other safety topics.
  • Instructor: Gaylynn Smith, Pro Cert.
  • Ages 9-11 $30R $35NR
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Saturday Sept. 20 3:00 - 5:00 pm TBD
Saturday Nov. 8 3:00 - 5:00 pm TBD

DMPR DIVAS Football Squad
Become part of a fun team of young ladies and learn the basics of drill/dance with basic choreography. DMPR Divas provides girls a great way to learn dance moves as a group and how to perform. The Football Squad will include performances at two local high school football games with the goal of performing at a competition for fun!
  • Instruction: Helena Caldwell, Highline High Drill Coach.
  • Ages 7-14 $50R $55NR
  • Registration Deadline: 9/26 Additional $25 uniform fee
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Monday Sept. 29 - Nov. 15 4:00 - 5:30 pm Field House Studio

Tiger Kids Martial Arts
Improve motor skills and coordination while building self-confidence through the use of martial arts and fun games - bag kicking and padded sword-sparring! Includes a white belt for first time participants!
  • Instructor: Mitch Mayberry, International Champion, 8th Degree Master Instructor
  • Ages 4+
  • $85R/$90NR plus $14 AAU Membership
  • Note: colored belts stay until 5:30 pm
Day Date Time Location
Wednesday June 25 - Aug 13 4:30-5:10 pm Field House

Parent’s Night Out
Get date night back and enjoy peace of mind knowing your children are in the hands of caring, trained staff ready to engage them in active games and spark their imagination with arts and crafts. Dinner included.
  • Ages 4-12
  • $15R / $19NR 
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Saturday Sept. 27 6:00 - 10:00 pm Field House

Holiday Drop & Shop
Parents - Looking for some time to shop with friends, family or wrap some gifts? Drop your kids off with us and under our watchful eye, they’ll have a ball! And, you get time to get those holiday errands checked off!
  • Ages 4-12
  • Field House
Day 
Date 
Time 
Cost
Friday Nov 21 10:00 - 2:00 pm $15R\$19NR
Saturday Dec. 6 12:00 - 6:00 pm $22R\$26NR