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Youth Programs

Spring Break Day Camps

March 18-22 Ages 4-12 $50/day $175/week *Guest may attend for an additional fee per day. Big changes are coming to summer camps at Prairie Life! Curious? Come sneak a peek during Spring Break! Each day will be a preview of the amazing things we will be doing this summer!! 2 Snacks, juices, and lunch are provided each day. We do require anyone that cannot touch in the indoor pool bring a lifejacket or floatation device. Sessions are: 8:30AM-4:30PM

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP63012 4-12 Mar 18 - Mar 18 8:30A - 4:30PMo Feb 1 - Mar 15 Register
YP63013 4-12 Mar 19 - Mar 19 8:30A - 4:30PTu Feb 1 - Mar 18 Register
YP63014 4-12 Mar 20 - Mar 20 8:30A - 4:30PWe Feb 1 - Mar 19 Register
YP63015 4-12 Mar 21 - Mar 21 8:30A - 4:30PTh Feb 1 - Mar 20 Register
YP63016 4-12 Mar 22 - Mar 22 8:30A - 4:30PFr Feb 1 - Mar 21 Register

Mother Goose Storytime!

Prairie Life Youth Programs is excited to announce our new program Mother Goose Storytime! Every Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00pm we will read stories, dance, do a craft and just have fun! Ages 1 to 5 years old. $10 per child. Starting Feb. 7

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YPMGS 1-5 Feb 7 - Dec 19 11:00A - 12:00PTh Feb 1 - Dec 18 Register

Cookies and Canvas

Prairie Life will be hosting a fun afternoon of cookies and painting. Participants will be painting along with Miss Yvette. The cost is $20 per painter for materials. . Parents are welcome to register to paint alongside their children or collaborate on a painting together (Price is per canvas). Feb. 23 2:30-4:30 Ages 5-12 Deadline to register is Feb. 19

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YPCC 5-12 Feb 23 - Feb 23 2:30P - 4:30PSa Feb 1 - Feb 19 Register

School Age Camps

No School Day Camps

No School Day Camp Members Full day $50 8:30AM-4:30PM (Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up available through coordination with Youth Programs Director) It’s time to celebrate no school days at Prairie Life! All days are themed!! Camp includes swimming, 2 snacks, lunch and so much more!

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP630318 5-12 Feb 18 - Feb 18 8:30A - 4:30PMo Aug 29 - Feb 15
YP630418 5-12 Mar 15 - Mar 15 8:30A - 4:30PFr Aug 29 - Mar 14 Register
YP630326 5-12 Apr 26 - Apr 26 8:30A - 4:30PFr Aug 29 - Apr 25 Register

Summer Camp 2019

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 3, 2019 through August 23, 2019. 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 3-7 Super Heroes Week 2 June 10-14 Pirates Week 3 June 17-21 Spy Week Week 4 June 24-28 Sports Week Week 5 July 1-5 Party in the USA Week 6 July 8-12 Everything Disney Week 7 July 15-19 Hawaiian Week Week 8 July 22-26 Christmas in July Week 9 July 29-Aug 2 Under the Big Top Week 10 August 5-9 Animal Palooza Week 11 August 12-16 Nature Week Week 12 August 19-23 Wild Wild West *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, 2019. Refund policy: 48 hour notice of cancellation is required or full fee will be charged.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP910SH 3-12 Jun 3 - Jun 7 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - May 31 Register
YP910P 3-12 Jun 10 - Jun 14 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jun 7 Register
YP910SW 3-12 Jun 17 - Jun 21 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jun 14 Register
YP910S 3-12 Jun 24 - Jun 28 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jun 21 Register
YP910PU 3-12 Jul 1 - Jul 5 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Fr Jan 3 - Jun 28 Register
YP910ED 3-12 Jul 8 - Jul 12 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 7 - Jul 5 Register
YP910HW 3-12 Jul 15 - Jul 19 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jul 12 Register
YP910CJ 3-12 Jul 22 - Jul 26 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jul 19 Register
YP910UB 3-12 Jul 29 - Aug 2 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Jul 26 Register
YP910AP 3-12 Aug 5 - Aug 9 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 7 - Aug 2 Register
YP910NW 3-12 Aug 12 - Aug 16 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Aug 9 Register
YP910WWW 3-12 Aug 19 - Aug 23 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 3 - Aug 16 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 10:00am to 11:00am* 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 Dec 26 - Dec 31
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FIRST

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Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:00A - 11:00A
Sa
Dec 26 - Dec 31 Register
SECOND 6-90 Dec 26 - Dec 31
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SECOND

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Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:00A - 11:00A
Sa
Dec 26 - Dec 31 Register
THIRD 6-99 Dec 26 - Dec 31
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THIRD

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Time
Day(s)
6:30P - 7:30P
Tu, Th
10:00A - 11:00A
Sa
Dec 26 - 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, for 8 weeks. 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+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 4:45P - 5:30PMo Dec 3 - Jan 7

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 Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@prairielife.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:55 F1 3+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 5:55P - 6:25PMo Dec 3 - Jan 6
Tuesday 5:55 F1 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:55P - 6:25PTu Dec 3 - Jan 7
Wednesday 5:20 F1 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:20P - 5:50PWe Dec 3 - Jan 8
Thursday 4:45 F1 3+ Jan 10 - Feb 27 4:45P - 5:15PTh Dec 3 - Jan 9
Saturday 10:00 F1 3+ Jan 12 - Mar 2 10:00A - 10:30ASa Dec 3 - Jan 11

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. 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 Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:20 F2 3+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 5:20P - 5:50PMo Dec 3 - Jan 6
Tuesday 4:45 F2 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 4:45P - 5:15PTu Dec 3 - Jan 7
Wednesday 5:55 F2 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:55P - 6:25PWe Dec 3 - Jan 7
Thursday 5:20 F2 3+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:20P - 5:50PTh Dec 3 - Jan 9
Saturday 10:35 F2 3+ Jan 12 - Mar 2 10:35A - 11:05ASa Dec 3 - Jan 11

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 Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:45 F3 4+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 4:45P - 5:15PMo Dec 3 - Jan 6
Tuesday 5:20 F3 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:20P - 5:50PTu Dec 3 - Jan 7
Wednesday 4:45 F3 4+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 4:45P - 5:15PWe Dec 3 - Jan 8
Thursday 5:55 F3 5+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:55P - 6:25PTh Dec 3 - Jan 9
Saturday 11:10 F3 4+ Jan 12 - Mar 2 11:10A - 11:40ASa Dec 3 - Jan 11

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 Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:20 F4 6+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 5:20P - 5:50PMo Dec 3 - Jan 6
Wednesday 5:20 F4 4+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:20P - 5:50PWe Dec 3 - Jan 8
Thursday 5:55 F4 6+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:55P - 6:25PTh Dec 3 - Jan 9
Saturday 11:45 F4 6+ Jan 12 - Mar 2 11:45A - 12:15PSa Dec 3 - Jan 11

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 Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:55 F5 6+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 5:55P - 6:25PMo Dec 3 - Jan 6
Wednesday 4:45 F5 6+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 4:45P - 5:15PWe Dec 3 - Jan 8
Thursday 4:45 F5 6+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 4:45P - 5:15PTh Dec 3 - Jan 9
Saturday 10:35 F5 6+ Jan 12 - Mar 2 10:35A - 11:05ASa Dec 3 - Jan 11

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 Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:45 PW1 3+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 4:45P - 5:15PMo Dec 3 - Jan 6
Tuesday 5:20 PW1 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:20P - 6:50PTu Dec 3 - Jan 7
Thursday 5:20 PW1 3+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:20P - 5:50PTh Dec 3 - Jan 9

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 Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@prairielife.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 4:45 PW2 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 4:45P - 5:15PTu Dec 3 - Jan 7
Tuesday 5:55 PW2 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:55P - 6:25PTu Dec 3 - Jan 7
Wednesday 5:55 PW2 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:55P - 6:25PWe Dec 3 - Jan 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 6:00 WB 6 Months + Jan 8 - Feb 26 6:00P - 6:30PTu Dec 3 - Feb 4

Youth Swim for Fitness

Youth Swim for Fitness is great for kids to stay active in the water, learn to work on their swim strokes and have fun at the same time! Class will work on refining their freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. YSFF will also cover butterfly, turns and building endurance. If you child is interested in swimming on a swim team, this is a great way to prepare for the next step. Participants should be able to swim 25 continuous yards freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke, backfloat and tread water for 1 minute, entry knowledge of butterfly helpful but not required. This class will be 75% technique, 25% coaching. Class will meet Tuesday and Thursday 5:15-6:00 and Saturday 9:05-9:50 for 8 weeks. $70 for one day or $130 for 2 days. Class requires minimum of 3 participants. Contact Aquatics Director Chris Hartley at 515-223-5999 x 215, or email at chartley@prairielife.com for questions. Guests of the club will be charged appropriate guest fees. THIS CLASS IS SCEDULED FOR 8 WEEKS NOW! Cost is adjusted based on days, 1 day per week available contact Chris Hartley for details.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YSFF T/TH 5+ Jan 8 - Feb 28 5:15P - 6:00PTu, Th Dec 3 - Jan 8
YSSF Tues 5+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:15P - 6:00PTu Dec 3 - Jan 8
YSSF Thurs 5+ Jan 10 - Feb 28 5:15P - 6:00PTh Dec 3 - Jan 10
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