School may be out of session, but fun-filled learning experiences are in! Sylvan’s summer camps in the Des Moines and Ames region are a fantastic way to help keep your son or daughter inspired, motivated and engaged in cool new ways. No boring drills here!

We combine easy-to-learn technology, fun games and hands-on projects (like programming video games and designing robots) to make sure kids are having a great time. Your child has the option to register for our summer programs with friends or spark new friendships as he or she develops important skills in a collaborative group setting. You’ll be delighted to see your child’s confidence grow!

Make it a summer to remember! Call today or fill out our online form to get started.

Summer Learning That Makes a Big Impact

Families love our summer programs because they turn education into a truly exciting experience. Through cool, hands-on projects, your son or daughter will build valuable skills — such as reading, writing or study skills, or increasingly vital STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills — that can make a big impact in the classroom and in life. Supercharge your child’s summer: sign up for one of our summer programs in the Des Moines and Ames region today!

Gear Up For Fun-Filled Camps!

Sylvan’s summer camps in the Des Moines and Ames region take learning to the next level. That’s because we blend proven teaching methods with engaging activities and games, inspiring and motivating your child to master new skills while having a whole lot of fun along the way!

Whether your son or daughter loves playing with technology or just needs a little extra attention when it comes to math or writing, our summer camps will help your child gear up for the upcoming school year. Our programs feature convenient scheduling options, so it won’t be hard to squeeze impactful learning into your family’s busy schedule.

Make a Lasting Impact with Our Academic Summer Camps:

  • Early Reading (PreK-K): Get your child geared up for elementary school! Our Early Reading camp includes hands-on lessons and engaging games to help your son or daughter master the basics of reading.
  • Study Skills (Grades 4-12): Our Study Skills camp is designed to lower stress and increase confidence. Our knowledgeable teachers will equip your child with crucial planning, organization and time management skills.
  • Fit4Algebra (Grades 6-9): Using a fun mix of activities, we help equip your child with the skills he or she needs to take on challenging algebra concepts to come. 
  • Writing (Grades 4-9): Your child will build a unique portfolio he or she will want to show off. Along the way, your young writer will explore a variety of writing styles, including writing movie reviews and crafting web copy.

Our STEM Summer Camps Include:

  • Robotics (Grades 1-6): Your son or daughter will have an amazing time building, programming and animating robots using LEGO® bricks and award-winning software. It’s a super cool way to develop valuable STEM and problem solving skills — and fire up creativity and imagination!
  • Engineering (Grades 1-8): Your child will learn all about the fascinating world of bridge and machine design through our action-packed engineering programs. Kids will get to construct cool creations that are inspired by real-life structures from around the world!
  • Coding (Grades 3-8): Using our amazing Tynker™ technology platform, your child will develop vital 21st century skills, including computer programming, problem solving and logic as he or she programs and designs animated stories and video games that can be shared and played with the whole family! Younger kids will get equipped with the fundamentals of coding, while older kids will dive deeper into Python Coding and JavaScript for more advanced learning.