Youth Programs

Waukee Parks and Recreation organizes a variety of youth programs. View the registration site for more information. Programs can fill up quickly, so do not delay signing up!


Mini Sluggers T-Ball - FULL

This program will run for five weeks with separate leagues June-July on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Mini Sluggers gives kids 4-5 years old the opportunity to participate in a summer t-ball league while teaching them basic fundamentals through practice and games. Foam bats and balls must be used in this league and will be provided for each team. Teams will be formed at random. Children must be 4 years old by July 9, 2020. The fee is $42 and includes a t-shirt. Register

Volunteer coaches are needed! Email Jacob Perkins if interested.

Parent and Child Blastball 

Is your child too young for Mini Sluggers? This is an early chance for your 3-year-old to learn about baseball and softball with the comfort of their parent. Each participant will complete drills with a parent/guardian. The fee is $24 and includes a t-shirt. Register 

Fall Girls Recreational Softball League 

Waukee Parks & Recreation offers a fall recreational girls softball league, and girls in 2nd through 7th grades for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to play. The league will be a shortened six-game season that runs Sept. 10-Oct. 8. Games will be played on Monday and Thursday nights. Practices will begin at the end of August. Teams will be formed at random. Registration is open June 1-Aug. 1. The fee is $52 for 2nd grade and $58 for 3rd-7th grades. Blastball takes place in July. Register 

Volunteer coaches are needed! Email Jacob Perkins if interested.

Fall Softball Camp

Girls in 5th-8th grade can attend the Fall Softball Camp which offers a unique perspective about softball and high-quality coaching from Waukee’s head varsity softball coach Carrie Eby joined by the Waukee High School softball players! Participants will need to bring their own glove, helmet and bat. These practices will cover throwing progressions, infield/outfield drills, hitting drills, base running and confidence development. Registration is open June 1-Aug.1. Camp will be held Sundays,12:15-1:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. from Aug. 9-20. Register 

Introduction to Soccer

Introduction to Soccer, sponsored by Autumn Ridge Apartments, is designed to teach kids the basics of soccer while having fun. Game play will be 4 vs. 4 with four quarters of eight minutes continuous clock with no goalie. Teams will consist of seven or eight players with plenty of playing time for each player. Children must be 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2020. Registration is open June 1-Aug. 1 and play takes place late August through September. The cost is $42 and includes a t-shirt. Register

Volunteer coaches are needed! Email Jacob Perkins if interested.


Pee Wee Golf Lessons - FULL

Children who get a good start in golf should enjoy the game for a lifetime. Instruction includes an introduction to the full swing, putting, chipping, rules and etiquette. There is a 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio and juniors may attend more than one session. Missed lessons will not be made up unless weather-related. Affordable junior golf sets are available for purchase through the Sugar Creek Golf Shop. These lessons are designed for children ages 5-8. Dates and times are dependent upon session. Register

Intermediate Junior Golf Camps - FULL

The Intermediate Junior Golf Program is geared toward students ages 9-14 who have some golf experience or have attended camps before. The 12 hours of instruction cover golf rules, etiquette and course management, along with basic golf skills. In addition, all participants will receive a junior golf tee gift. Refreshments are served each day. Camp runs from 8-11 a.m. at Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course. Dates are dependent upon session. The fee is $150. Register 

Junior Waukee City Championship - Wednesday, Aug. 5

Juniors can enjoy this 9-hole stroke play tournament for players 12-16 years old. Age divisions will be 12-13, 14-15 and 16. Start at 9 a.m. and stay for lunch after! The fee is $20. Call the Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse at 515-987-5247  to register.

Camps & Activities

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Attend the American Red Cross Babysitting Certification class to gain experience by practicing life-saving babysitting skills on manikins and with other participants. This is a great class for those getting ready to start babysitting on their own or for those who will be in charge of younger siblings for short periods of time. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch. Each participant will receive a Babysitter’s Training Handbook and a starter kit. Classes will be held June 16, July 28 and Aug. 18 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. The fee is $80. Register

All-Star Sports Camp 

This half-day camp is perfect for any sports enthusiast. Each day, participants ages 5-10 years old will be engaged in activities including soccer, flag football, disc golf, kickball, capture the flag, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, lacrosse, yoga and other classic physical education activities. Camp will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Centennial Park Open Shelter. Dates are dependent upon session. Sessions take place in June and July. The fee is $50. Register

Art in the Park

It’s time to get artistic! Artists ages 5-10 years old will create a variety of age-appropriate masterpieces to take home daily. Participants will also focus on a group public art piece to be installed at a City building. We may get messy, so artists should wear appropriate clothing. Class will be held at the Ridge Pointe Pavilion. Dates and times are dependent upon session. Sessions take place in June and July. The fee is $50. Register

Super Snackers

Waukee’s next top chef might be in your own house — let us help you find out! Chefs ages 7-13 years old will learn new, fun and healthy summer snack ideas they can make any time of the year. At the end of each class, each chef will be able to sample their creations and may be able to teach you a thing or two! Class will be held at the Waukee Community Center in July. Dates and times are dependent upon session. Please notify the Parks & Recreation Department of any known food allergies when registering for this class. The fee is $42. Register

Partnered Programs

Camp Brainiac

Camp Brainiac is a day camp run exclusively by Iowa licensed teachers. Camp is for elementary school-age kids 6-12! Brainiac campers will spend their days immersed in fun STEM-based experiential learning designed around a different theme each week. This summer, we take campers on an action-packed adventure into the wizarding world full of potions and exploring the magic powers found in plants and our surroundings. Campers will also develop their investigative skills in hands-on, inquiry-based activities and experiences. Join us for one or both weeks of eye-opening exploration and fun! The cost is $225 Register

Countdown to Kindergarten

This program is designed for children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Future Kindergarten students will be engaged in activities that will prepare them for Kindergarten. Throughout the camp, participants will practice age appropriate skills such as sitting on the carpet, using materials appropriately, cooperating with others, and following directions. Participants will work in whole group and small group learning environments. Your camper will leave the program feeling excited and prepared for their first day of school! Campers will need to bring a water bottle with their name clearly marked. Register

Lifetime Tennis: Tennis Classes

New this year, the Parks & Recreation Department will be partnering with Lifetime Tennis to offer tennis classes this June-July. Both morning and evening, as well as youth and adult classes will be offered. Lifetime Tennis has a number of trained professionals to run the classes and provide experienced advice. Classes will range from beginner lessons to more advanced tennis strategies. Register

Studio Bea Dance: 2 to Move - FULL    

Studio Bea Dance’s 30-minute introductory class is designed for parents and their little dancer to bond and have fun. Dancers will gain confidence, and improve social and gross motor skills, all while using their imagination to learn and explore dance and movement. Children ages 18 months through 3 years old are invited to register for this program. The first session starts in mid-March. Register

Sunflower Fine Art

Sunflower Fine Art studio is owned by professional artist Tingting S. Beck. Her art has been honored at various professional art competitions, and she has taught art classes for nearly a decade. Children will learn the basic concepts of drawing three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional paper, and then will move on to drawing still life objects. Adult classes focus on basic sketching, still life and color painting. Sessions take place in July and August. Register

Waukee High School’s Cheer Camp - CANCELED FOR 2020

The Parks & Recreation Department is partnering again with the Waukee High School Cheerleading Squad to offer Cheer Camp later this summer - dates TBD. This camp will provide girls and boys with an opportunity to learn cheerleading techniques and new cheers. Parents are encouraged to watch on the last day when cheerleaders will perform a short routine. Register