At Camp Hantesa, campers in grades 1?12 enjoy the breathtaking wilderness of Iowa through days full of swimming, crafts, canoeing, and making new friends. Campers learn how to ride a friendly horse during equestrian day camp, or cook snacks over a campfire during hikes and lake trips.
We are a non-profit Chamber/Main Street Organization that hosts a world class storytelling festival each September. We also operate and maintain a local carousel, and provide resourses to individuals, businesses and other organizations.
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Titleist, TaylorMade, Nike, Ping, Callaway, Oakley, ISU
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: A course full of character and beauty.
Recommended Age Group: All ages
On May 12, 1938, former Iowa State University athletic director and football coach George F. Veenker founded Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Now, the public golf course?home of the Iowa Masters tournament?is owned and operated by ISU's Facilities Planning & Management department. In addition to offering ISU students and staff and the city of Ames a place to play, Veenker provides a hands on learning lab for ISU Turf Grass Management students..
For golfers who need to practice before hitting the 18-hole course, VMGC offers adult and youth lessons, plus a driving range with a practice green and sand bunker. It may close down in the winter months, but VMGC keeps golfers in top form with an indoor practice facility, complete with hitting stalls equipped with heat and a pro turf surface.
For more than 30 years, the team at Craig Carroll Photography has been immortalizing major life events. Specializing in portraits of teens and young adults, the studio has tons of experience doing traditional senior and graduation photo shoots, though it is also well-suited to craft family portraits and capture meaningful moments during weddings and other special events.
Accomplished photographers at Clix Portrait Studios capture elegant portraits of families, children, and beloved pets in their sophisticated studio. During sessions, the photographers put subjects at ease to lure out genuine smiles, natural-looking poses, and honest opinions about cheese. In addition to snapping classic-style portraits, the informal sessions provide the opportunity to customize shots with props or the inclusion of a favorite pet dressed in its favorite floppy hat. At the studio, clients can migrate from photo shoot to design center to turn their images from pixels to photo books, gift cards, and other portrait-bearing crafts with optional assistance from staff members.
Hoping to provide their energetic children with a healthy alternative to video games, a group of local Des Moines parents came together to create The Playground for Kids. Its 9,000-square-foot facility abounds with inflatable play structures, towering slides, and a colorful treehouse jungle gym complete with tunnels and secret coves. In between clambering up and down play structures, youngsters scamper to the onsite concession stand to refuel with hot dogs, popcorn, and fruit cups. Throughout the year, the indoor playground plays host to themed events, such as Easter egg hunts or wacky sock. The center also offers up its facilities for private birthday parties and rents out its bounce houses as attractions for special events or reenactments of the of the last scene from The Three Little Pigs.