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Be a part of our expansion initiative to MAKE ROOM for the future of our Valley family!

Tuesday, June 25
7:00 – 9:00 pm

NIGHT AT THE VCC

  • Cost: Free
  • No RSVP required; just show up!

Join us for a night of fun at the Valley Community Center. Students will travel around to different stations with their grades. Activities will include capture the flag, relay races, gym games and a snack.

Thursday, July 11
10:30 am – 6:00 pm

ADVENTURELAND

  • Cost: $50
  • Bring extra $$$ for lunch
  • Drop off and pick up at Adventureland
  • RSVP by Tuesday, July 9
  • Optional: Bring a swimsuit and towel for Adventure Bay

Enjoy the rides all day with your friends and leaders! Admission to the Adventure Bay water park is included. If students want to swim, they can bring a swim suit. Guys – No speedos. Girls – Wear a one-piece or a two-piece suit with a dark t-shirt on top. Email michelles@valley.church if you need help with transportation.

For students who already have a season pass or will be obtaining a ticket elsewhere, please register and use the promo code PASS. This will allow you to register at a steep discounted rate. There will still be a nominal fee of $10 to help with adult chaperone fees.

Please note that Adventureland is cashless, although we can help students operate machines that convert cash to cards at no charge.

Register for Adventureland
Sunday, July 14
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services

BAPTISM SUNDAY

Baptism is an important moment in the lives of Christ-followers! Students will have the chance to get baptized at any of the Sunday morning worship services. To get baptized, middle schoolers must complete the following three steps:

  1. Attend an Explore Baptism Gathering. Parents are encouraged to join their student but not required. Students only need to attend one session. No RSVP is required; just show up! The following Gatherings will be offered to middle schoolers:
    • Wednesday, June 12 @ Noon in Courtyard Hall (lower level of Valley Church)
    • Sunday, June 16 @ 11:00 am at Valley Community Center
    • Wednesday, June 19 @ Noon in Courtyard Hall (lower level of Valley Church)
    • Sunday, June 23 @ 11:00 am at Valley Community Center
  2. Fill out the online baptism form. After you submit the form, someone from our team will contact you with next steps!
  3. Record a baptism testimony video to be played during your baptism service. Sign up dates will be coming soon.
Complete Online Baptism Form
Tuesday, July 16
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

LET’S HAVE A BALL!

  • Cost: Free
  • Valley View Park (225 88th Street in West Des Moines)
  • No RSVP required; just show up!

Join us for a day filled with outdoor activities! At Valley View Park, you’ll have the option to play pickleball, sand volleyball, or basketball. We’ll provide equipment but  you’re also allowed to bring your own if you want.

Tuesday, July 23
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WALNUT WOODS

  • Cost: Free
  • Drop off and pick up at Walnut Woods State Park (3155 Walnut Woods Drive in West Des Moines)
  • No RSVP required; just show up!
  • Bring your own lunch; we’ll provide dessert

Join us for a hike and fun nature-themed activities at Walnut Woods State Park! We recommend sunscreen, bug spray, water and close-toed shoes, in addition to bringing your own lunch.

Thursday, August 1
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

EPIC SUMMER EVENT

  • Cost: $80 (includes transportation, lunch, snacks and admission to Urban Air and Cascade Falls)
  • RSVP by July 28
  • Drop off and pick up at Valley Church
  • Registration limited to 55 students & 10 leaders
  • Urban Air Waiver specifically for Valley Church event must be completed to jump. Link in registration.

This is an entire day filled with fun! We’ll spend the morning playing at Urban Air in Ankeny and then we’ll eat a buffet lunch at Pizza Ranch. In the afternoon, we’ll go swimming at Cascade Falls Aquatic Center in Ankeny. This day is going to be EPIC!

Register for Epic Summer Event
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 6-8
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

6th GRADE BOOT CAMP

  • Cost: $20
  • RSVP by August 4
  • Valley Church Student Ministries Room
  • Bring your own lunch on Tuesday & Wednesday; we will serve dessert each day
  • We will buy pizza on Thursday!

No, this is not like army boot camp. This is a laid-back, relaxed, fun place for 6th graders (fall of 2024) to spend some time together before the school year starts. We will play games and have a short talk about things like school, friends, and peer pressure. We will also eat lunch together (bring your own lunch) and spend time connecting as a 6th grade class.

Register for 6th Grade Boot Camp
Wednesday, August 14
7:00 – 9:00 pm

GRADE NIGHT

  • Cost: Free
  • Each grade is at a different house (specific locations TBD)

Grade Night is a chance for students to hang out with other students from their grade. We’ll have games, snacks, and other fun activities!