High Five Camp

July 10-14 • 6:00-8:30p

Who: High Five Camp is for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade in Fall 2023.


What: Children will experience bold teaching, passionate worship and participate in unique and exciting electives! Each child gets to choose one elective where they’ll be able to participate in hands-on activities and will use their talents and skills for Christ—because it’s all about Jesus!

Where: Harvest Bible Chapel

408 E 1st Street Grimes, IA

Registration is at Capacity!

Unfortunately we have reached capacity for High Five Camp 2023. However, if you would like to be on our waiting list for last minute cancelations, please email kids@harvestdesmoines.org!

Thank you!

2023 Electives

Your child will be able to sign up for 1 elective on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration will close once each elective reaches capacity. Your child will remain in their registered elective for the entire week. Block Buster, Game On and Nimble Needles will be offered for K-2 & 3-5. Build It will be offered 3-5 and Cartwheels will be offered K-2!

Electives at Capactiy: Game On, Build It and Nimble Needles (for 3rd-5th grade).

Block Buster

If you love to build and play with Legos, then this elective is for you! Assemble your own artifacts of awesomeness in BLOCK BUSTER! This elective will be offered for both a K-2nd group and a 3rd - 5th grade group.

Build It

**This Elective has reached capacity** If you like to work with your hands, use different kinds of tools, and want to create something awesome, this one is for you! We will be putting your skills to the test as we build individual projects and an amazing group project! (Children may be allowed to use power tools and small hand tools under direct adult supervision.)This elective will only be offered for 3rd-5th grade group.


Do you practice forward rolls or cartwheels in your yard? Or have you always wanted to learn? Well, CARTWHEELS is for you! Join us each night to learn basic tumbling skills, how to stretch safely, and gain confidence in balancing! We can’t wait to see what you learn!!! This elective will be offered for K-2nd grade group.

Game On

**This Elective has reached capacity**Time to get your GAME ON! Plan to sweat and have fun! We will be playing multiple outdoor games and teaming up to compete in relay style races. Tie up those shoe laces and get ready to leave it all on the field, let's go! This elective will be offered for both a K-2nd group and a 3rd - 5th grade group.

Nimble Needles

Kids will learn the basics of creating items from fabric! With our guidance, boys and girls will have the opportunity to use a sewing machine to make practical things they can use or give away! They'll create a work of embroidered art to practice hand sewing skills. And we will do a simple project as a team to donate to our ministry partners. This elective will be offered for both a K-2nd group and a 3rd - 5th grade group. *We are at capacity for our 3rd-5th grade group*

Volunteer at High Five Camp!

HIgh Five can not happen without volunteers - we need you!


If you have any question not answered below, please feel free to email Emily Flaherty at emilyf@harvestdesmoines.org

What are the age requirements for High Five?

High Five campers must be entering kindergarten through fifth grade and register by grade they are entering in Fall 2023.

What should my child bring?

We will be sending out specific information for each elective the week before High Five Camp. We encourage kids to bring their own waterbottle and to dress appropriately for their elective!

Build It: Please wear closed toe shoes! We will be outside most of the evening, so please wear clothes that are weather appropriate.

Cartwheels: We ask that you do not wear any jewelry, shirts that can be tucked in, and closed toe shoes for the obstacle course portion. If your child desire to wear a leotard, please also have shorts over the top!

Game On: Please wear closed toe shoes + dressed to be active outside! We will be providing water bottles that we ask them to bring each night! Friday night will be water day, so we will send you more information!

When can I drop my children off and pick them up?

Please drop your kids off at Harvest by 6:00p, doors open at 5:40. We do ask for you to pick your child(ren) up by 8:30p. We will start the check out process at 8:20 if you would like to arrive early.

Our pick up and drop off system will be a little different this year. We will keep you updated on the specifics as  High Five Camp gets closer.

How do I get my child's t-shirt?

Each child will receive their t-shirt at checkout on their first night at High Five Camp.

How do you care for my child with allergies?

We have a nurse on site that is available to help with allergies and any medical needs. Make sure to list any allergies on the registration.  We value your child’s safety.

Can I pick my child up early?

Yes, if necessary, you can pick your child up early. We ask that you communicate this when you arrive if possible unless it is an emergency. You will need to check your child out with their leader.

How do I make a request for my child to participate with a specific friend?

Please make sure you communicate with specific friends to sign up for the same elective and to sign up early!