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GV Camps, Clinics and Workshops

Grand View offers a variety of camps and clinics during the summer for young athletes, young artists and many others.  New information is posted here as it is available.

In the sections below you'll find information, camp videos and other cool stuff!

Children's Summer Art Workshops

During the past few years, Grand View has successfully hosted summer art camps for kids entering grades 1-6. Many of your children loved participating and we sincerely appreciate your support!

Exciting Plans
We have great plans in the works for new and improved camp experiences in 2017, including broader age ranges and overnight options. We are planning to host several camps next summer, including: 
• Game Design
• Art
• Graphic Novels
• Coding
In preparation for this shift, we will not have an art camp this year (2016). As soon as we have more information about next year's camps, we will share details with you. 
Again, we appreciate your previous support and we look forward to offering you and your children bigger and better summer art camp experiences in 2017 and beyond! 

Watch a video here of a past art workshop.


Athletic Camps and Clinics

You'll find seasonal information about athletic camps and clinics at the Viking Athletics website.

Music Camps & Clinics

Do auditions make you a nervous wreck? Ever wondered how to really prepare for your all-state or honor band audition?

Here's how: Join us for a FREE audition clinic on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

8th Grade Honor Band: 3:00 p.m (register HERE)
All-State Honor Band: 6:00 p.m. (register HERE)

Grand View University • Student Center, Speed Lyceum
2811 East 14th Street • Des Moines

Students, band directors and private instructors are all welcome to join us to learn:

•Do’s and don’ts in the audition process.
•What you need to play, why the judge is going to hear you play it, and what you are rated on.
•What you can expect in the audition room.
•Tips on how to prepare to give a great audition.

Coaching available on all instruments.

Presented by Mark Doerffel and Grand View University Applied Faculty

Summer Learning Camps (Academic & Social Skills) grades 1-5

The Grand View Summer Learning Clinic is designed for students with academic and/or social challenges to prepare them for the upcoming school year by refreshing students’ reading, writing, math and/or social skills.  Students in the Academic Clinic will be assessed and provided with instruction at their academic level, working specifically on individual needs. 

Students in the Social Skills Clinic will be assessed on social skills instructional areas and will be engaged in social skill instruction, games, and activities with peers. The assessment and instruction will be provided by Grand View pre-service teachers under the guidance of a special education-certified teacher/assistant professor of education.

We offer two clinics at a cost of $10/each or both for $15 for the same child.  Financial support is available by contacting program director. Students need to attend every day and will be provided a snack. No clinic on Saturday or Sunday.

Academic Clinic
July 6 - July 8: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Social Skills Clinic
July 11 - July 15: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

While at camp your children will:

  • Be assessed in areas they may struggle.
  • Learn in a small group or individual setting through direct instruction, activities and games.
  • Have fun with their college instructor through games, group activities and every kid’s favorite… snacks!

Parents will be provided with daily reports on their child’s progress. By the end of camp, your child will have academic and social strategies ready to go for the school year!

Please contact Jennifer Ulie-Wells, program director, with questions at jwells@grandview.edu or 515-263-6074.

Register online here.