Additional School-Age Care Options

The camps and programs listed below are not licensed child care services regulated by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. Iowa State University does not endorse any specific program. Families are strongly encouraged to thoroughly assess the qualifications, abilities, and background of any caregiver before beginning a caregiving relationship. This is not an exhaustive list but a sample of local resources. 

ISU Kinesiology Youth Programs*

All-Aboard for Kids

Boys & Girls Club*

Camp Fire*

Des Moines Y Camp

Family Martial Arts Center of Ames*

Story County Conservation Youth Nature Camps

The Community Academy

YSS Summer Enrichment

*Indicates school-year programming may also be available.

For information and referrals to licensed and/or registered child care options for school-age children, contact Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R).

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Campus and Community Child Care Services

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