Various dates and times

Freshmen Summer Calendar

  • Freshmen: we want to get to know you and celebrate you joining us in High School Ministry so we’ve put together a few events this summer just for YOU! Register and find more information below.

Wednesday, June 19 – Worlds of Fun
Drop-off at Valley Church at 7:30 am
Pick-up at Valley Church at 9:00 pm
Cost: $45 + bring money for lunch & dinner

Freshmen take on Worlds of Fun! Pack a lunch & dinner, or bring money for those meals. Bring a swimsuit (girls- one piece; guys-trunks), towel, and shoes for the waterpark if you want to spend some time at Oceans of Fun.

Registration is closed.

Tuesday, July 9 – West Grand Golf
Drop-off at Valley Church at 10 am
Pick-up at Valley Church at 1 pm
Cost: $20 for mini golf and lunch

We’re going to spend some time mini-golfing and eating lunch together! Lunch is included in registration cost.

Register by July 7.

Register for Mini Golf and Lunch by July 7 here
Thursday, June 20
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Let’s Do Lunch

  • Jordan Creek Mall – Meet in the lobby between Zombie Burger and the movie theater
  • No RSVP required

Bring money and join Dan, Mackenzie, and some other HSM leaders for lunch! Good food, greater people.

Sunday, June 30
6-8 pm

Bible & BBQ

  • Valley Church – East Side Patio

Join us for outdoor games, dinner, and a devo brought to you by a high school student. Bring a Bible, yourself, and a food item you can sign up for here.

Sign up to bring food
Thursday, July 11
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Let’s Do Lunch

  • Valley West Mall – Meet in the lobby between Chipotle, Blaze, and Jimmy John’s
  • No RSVP required

Bring money and join Dan, Mackenzie, and some other HSM leaders for lunch! Good food, greater people.

Sunday, July 14 at 4:30am to
Saturday, July 20 at 9:00pm

Colorado Mission Trip

  • Pick up and drop off at Valley Church
  • Registration is closed

We are partnering with Next Step ministries for a missions trip in Colorado Springs, CO this summer! All meals, transportation, extra activities, and lodging is paid for except for lunch on Sunday and lunch & dinner Saturday driving home. We will serve in the community Monday-Thursday and on Friday we will have a fun day at a waterpark!

Sunday, July 21
6-8 pm

Bible & BBQ

  • Max and Charlie Olsen’s house (9588 NW 74th Pl, Grimes, IA 50111)

Join us at the Olsen’s home for swimming (yes, there’s an awesome pool!), outdoor games, dinner, and a devo brought to you by a high school student. Bring a swimsuit: girls-one piece, boys-trunks, a Bible, yourself, and a food item you can sign up for here.

Registration coming soon
Tuesday, July 30; Wednesday July 31; Thursday, August 1

Summer Night Camp

  • Various times and locations
  • More information coming soon

High School Ministry is going to hang out three evenings in a row with different times, locations, and activities. Come one night or all three for fun and fellowship with other high school students!

Registration coming soon
Monday, August 19
8 pm – 12 am

Midnight Prayer Walk

  • RSVP by Sunday, August 18

We will caravan to and prayer walk around Valley Southwoods, Valley High School, Des Moines Christian, and Waukee High School. We will stop at McDonald’s halfway through and buy everyone an ice cream cone! Be prepared for whatever weather.

Registration coming soon
Sunday, August 25
9:30-10:45 am

Parent Connect

  • Valley Community Center
  • No RSVP required; just show up!

This is a special program to provide a shared experience for 6th-12th grade students and their parents. The morning is specifically designed knowing that students will be in attendance with their parents. This is NOT a parent meeting. It is a time to grow closer as a family and learn how to follow Jesus in your home every day.