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Camp Oaks

Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Drive, West Des Moines , IA 50266

A Traditional Day Camp at Your Club

Our camp offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the country club.  With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff team, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.

Camp Dates

Week 1

Mon - Fri 6/21 - 6/25
Wacky Wednesday
Deep Sea Dive
Thankful Thursday
Relay-a-thon for Project Morry

Week 2

Mon - Fri 6/28 - 7/2
Wacky Wednesday
Superhero Campers
Thankful Thursday
Kindness Rocks

Week 3

Mon - Fri 7/12 - 7/16
Wacky Wednesday
Rockin' the Red Carpet
Thankful Thursday
Alex's Lemonade Stand

Week 4

Mon - Fri 7/19 - 7/23
Wacky Wednesday
A Day of Dr. Seuss
Thankful Thursday
Lunch Bag Decoration for Meals on Wheels

Camp Hours

Camp Day

9:00am - 3:30pm

Complimentary Before-Care

8:30am - 9:00am

Complimentary After-Care

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Camp Tuition

Members Guests of Members
Weekly $260 $285

One-Time Registration Fee: $40

This one-time non-refundable fee includes 2 camp t-shirts a water bottle for your child.

Club Registration Requirements

If you are not a Club Member of Glen Oaks Country Club you must be “Sponsored” by a Club Member in order to register your child for camp. The Sponsoring Member will not be charged in association with Camp Oaks in any way, however, he or she must be aware that you are listing him or her as your Sponsor. This policy allows Glen Oaks Country Club to ensure that all Non-Members attending camp are associated with a Club Member in some way.

Age Range: 5 - 10

All campers must be at least 5 years old by the first day they attend camp. In addition, campers must be potty-trained and able to handle a full day program.

Activities

Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KE Camps are exactly alike!  Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”.   The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include:

For more information on the golf lessons at camp, please click here.

Golf: 1 recreational group lesson each week
Swimming: recreational swim time in the club’s pool each day
Arts & Crafts
Group Games
Fun with Foods
Fitness: 1 group lesson each week
Cooking
STEM Challenges

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at camp is a wacky one with a different festive theme – a true highlight of each week! Check out this summer’s Wacky Wednesday Calendar!

Thankful Thursdays

We are excited to announce the return of Thankful Thursdays into our camp program! In true camp spirit, every Thursday campers will have the chance to give back to their community by working together on a simple, fun and rewarding community service project. Check out this summer’s Thankful Thursday Calendar!

Lunch & Snacks

The club will provide a delicious and kid-friendly lunch for every camper each day. If you would prefer to pack your own lunch for your child, please do so in a cooler or backpack. A snack will be served each afternoon to all campers. We encourage you to pack some extra snacks for your child as well.

Please note that we are a “nut aware” camp.   We ask that you do not pack any food for your child that contains nuts.   Likewise, the lunches and snacks served by the club will not contain any nuts.   If your child has a food allergy and you have questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Packing List

KE Camps requires all campers to wear our official camp shirt each day of the week. Please leave all electronic devices and cell phones at home. Campers should dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Additional shirts may be purchased at camp. Camp is a place to un-plug! Please pack the following items in a labeled bag or backpack:

Extra Snacks (Optional)
Face Mask: Please pack 2-3 face masks and a mask lanyard or necklace each day.
Flotation Vest: If you know that your child will be classified as a Bogey (our term for Non-Swimmer) this summer or you prefer your child to be classified this way, please pack a flotation vest for use in the Shallow End of the pool.
Golf Clubs (Optional)
Sunscreen: Spray for body is preferred
Swimsuit
Towel
Water Bottle

Payments, Cancellations, Refunds

Registration & Payments

Registration for Summer 2021 is open and will continue until we are full. You must be enrolled in advance, however, in order to attend camp. We are happy to accept online registrations up until the night before the start of each week of camp, provided that space is available.

Full payment is due upon registration.  This includes a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $40 which includes 2 camp t-shirts. We accept ACH Payments and American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

If your child has special needs or will require extra assistance while at camp, please contact us before you enroll to discuss!

Cancellations & Refunds

All requests for cancellations or changes must be made in writing to our office via email at info@kecamps.com.  Cancellations made by June 20, 2021 will be refunded in full (less the registration fee).   After that, there are no refunds. We will, however, always offer a credit towards a future week (if space is available) or for next summer.

Covid-19 Safety Policy

As we enter into Summer 2021, we are fully prepared to take on the challenging circumstances surrounding Covid-19 - we did it in Summer 2020 and we can do it again! The health and safety of all campers, families, and staff members continues to be our absolute top priority. As we are all well-aware, protocols and guidelines surrounding Covid-19 are fluid and as such, we will adapt and adjust our policies, as needed, leading up to and during the camp season.

We encourage you to enroll early as spaces will be limited this summer and we expect that camp will fill up quickly!  We are sure you agree that a summer spent at camp will be more needed and meaningful than ever this year.

Please find our 2021 Covid-19 Safety Policy here.

Form Downloads

Don’t forget to take a look at the important camp forms below.

Parent Manual

Be sure to read this manual for important and specific details about camp.

Authorization to Administer Medication Form

Should your child require any medication during the camp day (including an Epi-Pen or Inhaler), we ask that you complete this form and send it directly to our office or hand it to your Camp Director on your child’s first day of camp.

Meet Your Camp Director

Dear Campers and Families,

While thinking back to last summer, I was reminded of a quote saying, “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” As much as I love to travel and wish to explore the Seven Wonders of the World, nothing beats the wonders and miracles right in front of me - the extraordinary joy a child at summer camp brings to ordinary experiences. From cannonball contests in the pool, water balloon tosses on the grass, breaking open a piñata, science experiments and golf lessons, their imaginations and creativity are contagious! I want to express my gratitude to you for allowing me to share in this magical time in your child’s life this summer as their camp director.

Currently, I am blessed to experience that same day-to-day excitement and wonder while working as a special education associate with the Waukee Community School District as well as providing respite services for children with special needs. In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, camping, hiking, reading, brunch, Mass, Adoration, and traveling to El Salvador.

I can’t wait to incorporate mine and your child’s gifts, personality, knowledge, and passions to make camp an unforgettable experience for everyone! Your child will thrive in our day-to-day activities, and I know they won’t be able to wait and tell you about our Wacky Wednesday themes, SMILE Band Program, and weekly community service projects.

See you soon!

Sincerely,

Kendra Burger