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School Age Camps

Summer Camp 2018

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Programs is committed to providing an educational and fun filled summer to youngsters ages 3-12. We offer full day camps starting weekdays, June 4, 2018 through August 24, 2018. Each week a new theme will be the focus of learning and tons of fun. We will incorporate arts and crafts activities, group games, snack, and swim time daily. Pick and choose, or sign up for the whole summer! Week 1 June 4-8 Super Heroes Week 2 June 11-15 Pirates Week 3 June 18-22 Spy Week Week 4 June 25-29 Sports Week Week 5 July 2-6 Party in the USA Week 6 July 9-13 Everything Disney Week 7 July 16-20 Hawaiian Week Week 8 July 23-27 Wild Wild West Week 9 July 30- Aug 3 Animal Palooza Week 10 August 6-10 Under the Big Top Week 11 August 13-17 Nature Week Week 12 August 20-24 End of Summer *Cost* $175 for the full week. Not a member? Guests can purchase daily passes at the front desk at $6/day for children under 13, in addition to the camp charge. $25 registration fee per week. Waived, if before date May 1, 2018. Refund policy: 48 hour notice of cancellation is required or full fee will be charged.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP910HW 3-12 Jul 16 - Jul 20 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jul 13
YP910WWW 3-12 Jul 23 - Jul 27 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jul 20 Register
YP910AP 3-12 Jul 30 - Aug 3 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jul 28 Register
YP910UB 3-12 Aug 6 - Aug 10 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Aug 3 Register
YP910NW 3-12 Aug 13 - Aug 17 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Aug 10 Register
YP91EOS 3-12 Aug 20 - Aug 24 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Aug 17 Register

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

Grand Master Greg Ferry has been dedicated to the disciplines of Martial Arts since he began his training in 1977 under an original Korean Master. His many years of experience have earned him several high rankings and honors which make him one of the most well respected Martial Artists in the United States today. He is currently an 8th degree Grand Master in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master Ferry also holds a black belt in WTF Tae Kwon Do. His other rankings include a black belt in Hapkido and a brown belt in Gracie-style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition to his rankings, Master Ferry has earned the Samurai Award for lifetime achievement from the International Federation of Jiu Jitsuans. He is a 2006 inductee for Master of the Year within the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, and has held several rankings for national competition. Master Ferry owns and operates Central Iowa Martial Arts in Des Moines, Iowa. *Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm Saturdays 10:30am to 11:30am* Cost-$60 per month for members 2nd person in family $40 and $30 per person in family thereafter. $80 per month for guests 2nd person in family $50 and $40 per person in family thereafter.*

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
FIRST 5 and up Jan 1 - Dec 31
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FIRST

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:30A - 11:30A
Sa
Jan 1 - Dec 31 Register
SECOND 6-90 Jan 1 - Dec 31
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SECOND

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Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:30A - 11:30A
Sa
Jan 1 - Dec 31 Register
THIRD 6-99 Jan 1 - Dec 31
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THIRD

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:30A - 11:30A
Sa
Jan 1 - Dec 31 Register

Youth Swimming Lessons

Youth Master Swim

Upgrade your swim workouts in technique, endurance, and drills for all four strokes swimming 1500 yards and more. Class meets Monday at 4:45. Prerequisites are required and include: Able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, breaststroke, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Tread for a time span of 1-minute minimum Entry knowledge of sidestroke and butterfly Prerequisites will be tested at the beginning of day 1. If a participant is not able to complete our prerequisites they may not continue. Minimum of 3 participants

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday YMS Fish 5+ Jul 9 - Jul 30 4:45P - 5:30PMo Jun 17 - Jul 9

Fish 1

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. Before entering Fish 1 kids should be able to be comfortable working with an instructor and comfortable putting their face in the water. The primary goals of Fish 1 are to gain a greater level of confidence in the water and to learn basic water safety. Kids will practice blowing bubbles, kicking their feet, and floating on their backs. All swimming in this level is done with the assistance of an instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:05 F1 3+ Jun 4 - Jul 30 5:05P - 5:35PMo May 13 - Jun 3
Tuesday 6:15 F1 3+ Jun 5 - Jul 30 6:15P - 6:45PTu May 13 - Jun 3
Wednesday 5:40 F1 3+ Jun 6 - Aug 1 5:40P - 6:10PWe May 13 - Jun 5
Thursday 5:40 F1 3+ Jun 7 - Aug 2 5:40P - 6:10PTh May 13 - Jun 6

Fish 2

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 2, kids must be able to blow bubbles, put their face in the water, and be able to float on their back with the assistance of an instructor. The primary goals of Fish 2 is to introduce basic water skills. We will putting our faces in the water, kicking our feet, and using our arms to swim. We will also work with kids to begin learning introductory backstroke. In this level kids will practice pushing off the wall short distances to the instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:40 F2 3+ Jun 4 - Jul 30 5:40P - 6:10PMo May 13 - Jun 3
Tuesday 5:05 F2 3+ Jun 5 - Jul 31 5:05P - 5:35PTu May 13 - Jun 4
Wednesday 6:15 F2 3+ Jun 6 - Aug 1 6:15P - 6:45PWe May 13 - Jun 5
Thursday 5:40 F2 3+ Jun 7 - Aug 2 5:40P - 6:10PTh May 13 - Jun 6
Saturday 10:35 F2 3+ Jun 9 - Aug 4 10:35A - 11:05ASa May 13 - Jun 8

Fish 3

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 3, kids must be able to push off the wall short distances to an instructor, be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back, and able to float on their back without help of the instructor. The primary goals of Fish 3 are to learn to transition from stomach to back to breathe in freestyle. In this level we will introduce the basics of breaststroke. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 6:15 F3 4+ Jun 4 - Jul 30 6:15P - 6:45PMo May 13 - Jun 3
Tuesday 5:05 F3 3+ Jun 5 - Jul 31 5:05P - 5:35PTu May 13 - Jun 4
Tuesday 5:40 F3 4+ Jun 5 - Jul 31 5:40P - 6:10PTu May 13 - Jun 4
Wednesday 5:05 F3 4+ Jun 6 - Aug 1 5:05P - 5:35PWe May 13 - Jun 5
Wednesday 6:15 F3 4+ Jun 6 - Aug 1 6:15P - 6:45PWe May 13 - Jun 5
Thursday 5:05 F3 5+ Jun 7 - Aug 2 5:05P - 5:35PTh May 13 - Jun 6
Saturday 11:10 F3 4+ Jun 9 - Aug 4 11:10A - 11:40ASa May 13 - Jun 8

Fish 4

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 4, kids must know freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. They should be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back for a breath during freestyle. In Fish 4, we work primarily on technique for freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. We will help kids learn to breathe to the side on freestyle, proper kicking for backstroke, correct arm pulls for breaststroke, and much more! This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:40 F4 6+ Jun 4 - Jul 30 5:40P - 6:10PMo May 13 - Jun 3
Thursday 6:15 F4 6+ Jun 7 - Aug 2 6:15P - 6:45PTh May 13 - Jun 6
Saturday 11:45 F4 6+ Jun 9 - Aug 4 11:45A - 12:15PSa May 13 - Jun 8

Fish 5

This level is intended for children 5+. Before entering Fish 5, kids must be able to properly swim a length of backstroke, freestyle, and breaststroke. In Fish 5, we will introduce butterfly. Kids will have the opportunity to practice skills that will prepare them for swim team, such as, flip turns, stream lines, and proper techniques for all four strokes. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 6:15 F5 6+ Jun 4 - Jul 30 6:15P - 6:45PMo May 13 - Jun 3
Wednesday 5:05 F5 6+ Jun 6 - Aug 1 5:05P - 5:35PWe May 13 - Jun 5
Saturday 10:00 F5 6+ Jun 9 - Aug 4 10:00A - 10:30ASa May 13 - Jun 8

Polliwogs 1

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at Prairie Life. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 1 as in Polliwogs 2. Polliwogs 1 is intended for children who are less comfortable and younger. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no makeup lessons for missed classes. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 5:40 PW1 3+ Jun 5 - Jul 31 5:40P - 6:10PTu May 13 - Jun 4
Thursday 5:05 PW1 3+ Jun 7 - Aug 9 5:05P - 5:35PTh May 13 - Jun 6
Thursday 6:15 PW1 3+ Jun 7 - Aug 2 6:15P - 6:45PTh May 13 - Jun 6

Polliwogs 2

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at Prairie Life. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 2 as in Polliwogs 1. Polliwogs 2 is intended for children who are more comfortable and older. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session. Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up lessons for missed classes. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:05 PW2 3+ Jun 4 - Jul 30 5:05P - 5:35PMo May 13 - Jun 3
Tuesday 5:05 PW2 3+ Jun 5 - Jul 31 5:05P - 6:45PTu May 13 - Jun 4
Wednesday 5:40 PW2 3+ Jun 6 - Aug 1 5:40P - 6:10PWe May 13 - Jun 5
Saturday 10:00 PW2 3+ Jun 9 - Aug 4 10:00A - 10:30ASa May 13 - Jun 8

Waterbabies

This level is intended for children 6 months - 3 years. In waterbabies, parents will work with babies in the water. The goal is to get babies more comfortable in the water before beginning group lessons. We play games, sing songs, and have fun while learning water safety. We will practice becoming comfortable kicking, splashing, and putting faces in the water to blow bubbles. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list for this reason there will be a $5 fee for participants registered who do not show up. Guests fee if $6 per class is included in the non member price.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 6:45 WB 6 Months + Jun 5 - Jul 31 6:45P - 7:15PTu May 13 - Jun 4
Wednesday 10:00 WB 6 Months + Jun 6 - Aug 1 10:00A - 10:30AWe May 13 - Jun 5
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