Stowe Heights

Stowe Heights Stowe Heights Challenge Course (SHCC) is managed by Community Youth Concepts (C*C). The course is open from May-October and available for groups by appointment.
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SHCC provides portable programming all year long.

Operating as usual

Did you know that Stowe Heights has a portable program?  We were able to bring our challenge program to these residents ...
06/23/2021

Did you know that Stowe Heights has a portable program? We were able to bring our challenge program to these residents at Mercy One as they prepare for rotations next week.

Did you know that Stowe Heights has a portable program? We were able to bring our challenge program to these residents at Mercy One as they prepare for rotations next week.

A big thank you to Mercy One for inviting Stowe Heights out to their site to work with their residents as they complete ...
06/23/2021

A big thank you to Mercy One for inviting Stowe Heights out to their site to work with their residents as they complete orientation in preparation for their rotations next week. We had a fun morning of laughing and learning and couldn’t have asked for better weather.

If you have questions about our Portable Challenge program, contact [email protected] for more information.

This week started off with 2 days of lows and highs as Stowe Heights welcomed Des Moines area students who will be enter...
06/23/2021

This week started off with 2 days of lows and highs as Stowe Heights welcomed Des Moines area students who will be entering high school this coming fall.

Thank you to Tom Hockensmith and Polk County for being a major player in getting Stowe Heights off the ground!
06/10/2021

Thank you to Tom Hockensmith and Polk County for being a major player in getting Stowe Heights off the ground!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting. So good to see so many faces. Inaugural Season T...
06/09/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting. So good to see so many faces. Inaugural Season Take 2 here we come!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting. So good to see so many faces. Inaugural Season Take 2 here we come!

Another day of #laughmorelearnmore with this group of women. It was a hot one! Thank goodness for playing amongst the sh...
06/08/2021

Another day of #laughmorelearnmore with this group of women.
It was a hot one! Thank goodness for playing amongst the shade of the trees.

Another day of #laughmorelearnmore
06/08/2021

Another day of #laughmorelearnmore

Another day of #laughmorelearnmore

Arts Fest is coming June 25-27th and we are looking for volunteers to help with our beverage tent.
06/08/2021

Arts Fest is coming June 25-27th and we are looking for volunteers to help with our beverage tent.

C*C still needs 40 volunteers for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! If you are looking for a fun fast paced volunteer opportunity, consider joining us for the Des Moines Art Festival! C*C manages a beverage tent each year and we need volunteers to assist with set up/tear down, and taking orders/pouring drinks. If you are interested, please sign up here: https://desmoinesartsfestival.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=53664 or contact John at [email protected] for more information! Proceeds go to support our Stowe Heights Challenge Course!

05/26/2021
Pollinator Project Day 1 is in the books thanks to this group of volunteers!  Bring on the birds, bees and butterflies. ...
05/15/2021

Pollinator Project Day 1 is in the books thanks to this group of volunteers! Bring on the birds, bees and butterflies. #manyhands #mentoractivities #volunteeringfamilies Community Youth Concepts Green Iowa AmeriCorps - Energy & Community

A big thank you to this team from Principal Financial Group who came out to help get Stowe Heights cleaned up for the se...
05/12/2021

A big thank you to this team from Principal Financial Group who came out to help get Stowe Heights cleaned up for the season. The course “floor”, sidewalks and trails all are looking significantly better in a short amount of time! #principalgivesback

A big thank you to this team from Principal Financial Group who came out to help get Stowe Heights cleaned up for the season. The course “floor”, sidewalks and trails all are looking significantly better in a short amount of time! #principalgivesback

Trees Forever strikes a tree pose at Stowe Heights Saturday after a day of planting. It was so much fun to have this ent...
05/11/2021

Trees Forever strikes a tree pose at Stowe Heights Saturday after a day of planting. It was so much fun to have this enthusiastic group of teens out to the course! #growingfutures #desmoines #laughmorelearnmore

Trees Forever strikes a tree pose at Stowe Heights Saturday after a day of planting. It was so much fun to have this enthusiastic group of teens out to the course! #growingfutures #desmoines #laughmorelearnmore

Let's enjoy this beautiful weather together! We will be planting pollinators to support the butterflies, bees and birds ...
05/06/2021

Let's enjoy this beautiful weather together! We will be planting pollinators to support the butterflies, bees and birds around Stowe Heights the morning of Saturday, May 15th. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, please click on this link and fill out the google form so we can update you with specifics (i.e. time) and plan for numbers: https://forms.gle/D6xTUurXWLGxz5kp6

Let's enjoy this beautiful weather together! We will be planting pollinators to support the butterflies, bees and birds around Stowe Heights the morning of Saturday, May 15th. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, please click on this link and fill out the google form so we can update you with specifics (i.e. time) and plan for numbers: https://forms.gle/D6xTUurXWLGxz5kp6

Thanks to a volunteer sharing their time & skills, we are adding to our portable challenge toys! Two sets of trolleys co...
05/06/2021

Thanks to a volunteer sharing their time & skills, we are adding to our portable challenge toys! Two sets of trolleys coming soon. #laughmorelearnmore #volunteerappreciation #portablechallenge

Come join us and play amongst the trees and sunshine.
05/05/2021

Come join us and play amongst the trees and sunshine.

Stowe Heights has been training new facilitators for summer programming the past few weeks. If you, or someone you know, would like to learn more about working with Stowe Heights, contact [email protected] to learn more. Must be 18 years old.

Another beautiful training day! Thankful to have Bob Noe from Experiential Systems Inc. sharing his expertise! Strong wo...
05/01/2021

Another beautiful training day! Thankful to have Bob Noe from Experiential Systems Inc. sharing his expertise! Strong work by these new trainees!

It was a busy weekend! Thank you to all of our supporters.
04/27/2021

It was a busy weekend! Thank you to all of our supporters.

The 15th annual iCare Eat-A-Thon wrapped up over the weekend and we want to give a big shout out and thank you to our team and everyone that supported them in taking on the Emmenecker. Stowe Heights is getting ready to launch its "take 2" inaugural season after a pandemic year. Funds raised are going to support programming for under-resourced groups. Thank you to iCare and all the volunteers and donors out there supporting our local non-profits. Contact [email protected] for more information on Stowe Heights.

#playmorelearnmore #stoweheightsblue #teamwork

Stowe Heights was on the road Monday with its portable challenges. Thank you to Youth Leadership Initiative of Des Moine...
04/27/2021

Stowe Heights was on the road Monday with its portable challenges. Thank you to Youth Leadership Initiative of Des Moines for a great day.

If you have a group that can’t get to the course, consider our portable challenge options. We bring the program to you. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
#SHCC #laughmorelearnmore #portablechallenge

Stowe Heights was on the road Monday with its portable challenges. Thank you to Youth Leadership Initiative of Des Moines for a great day.

If you have a group that can’t get to the course, consider our portable challenge options. We bring the program to you. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
#SHCC #laughmorelearnmore #portablechallenge

Another great training day at Stowe Heights followed by our annual course inspection today.  If you would like to join t...
04/25/2021

Another great training day at Stowe Heights followed by our annual course inspection today. If you would like to join the facilitator team there is still time, contact [email protected].
#laughmorelearnmore #knotday

During our facilitator training on Sunday Nic Baack had some fun with his 360 camera and created this video that include...
04/21/2021
Stowe Heights 360 April 2021

During our facilitator training on Sunday Nic Baack had some fun with his 360 camera and created this video that includes a bird's-eye view from the second level.

Thank you Nic!!

For more information contact Stowe Heights here on FB or by email at [email protected].

We had a facilitator training over the weekend and the amazing Nic Baack brought his 360 camera and graciously took some footage while he was 30 feet off the...

Want to be like Bryan and become a facilitator at Stowe Heights? We are still hiring for the summer!  Bryan is the Direc...
04/20/2021

Want to be like Bryan and become a facilitator at Stowe Heights? We are still hiring for the summer!

Bryan is the Director of Unified Sports with Special Olympics and we can’t say enough about the presence he brings to Stowe Heights.

You might get to experience a cronut from Chu Chu Donuts if you sign up. They are quickly becoming a Stowe Heights staple.

Contact [email protected] for more info.

Want to be like Bryan and become a facilitator at Stowe Heights? We are still hiring for the summer!

Bryan is the Director of Unified Sports with Special Olympics and we can’t say enough about the presence he brings to Stowe Heights.

You might get to experience a cronut from Chu Chu Donuts if you sign up. They are quickly becoming a Stowe Heights staple.

Contact [email protected] for more info.

Facilitator Training began today! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautify day and can’t say enough about the staff! I...
04/18/2021

Facilitator Training began today! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautify day and can’t say enough about the staff! It is going to be a good year.

There is always more to learn! The challenge course is a great practice ground!
04/07/2021

There is always more to learn! The challenge course is a great practice ground!

There is always more to learn! The challenge course is a great practice ground!

The 2021 season is fast approaching. For more information and booking please contact stoweheights@cyconcepts.org.
04/07/2021

The 2021 season is fast approaching. For more information and booking please contact [email protected].

The 2021 season is fast approaching. For more information and booking please contact [email protected].

What are your goals for 2021?
04/06/2021

What are your goals for 2021?

What are your goals for 2021?

04/02/2021

Scholarship Alert: Due April 30th, 2021. If you are a High School Senior or College student who has completed 50 hours of community service in the past 12 months, this scholarship is for you! Submit an application by April 30th for a chance to receive up to $500. To apply visit: http://cyconcepts.org/whats-your-50-youth-of-the-year/

It has over 1 year since COViD-19 was declared a pandemic and Stowe Heights' inaugural year was put on hold.  Looking ba...
03/25/2021

It has over 1 year since COViD-19 was declared a pandemic and Stowe Heights' inaugural year was put on hold. Looking back at posts from a year ago we were building excitement and momentum. We are happy to say that momentum is once again building as we head in the 2021 season.

With incredible support from our community of supporters, Stowe Heights is building a scholarship fund. The goal is to provide groups serving middle school and high school students to the opportunity to participate in Stowe Heights programming but may find themselves under-resourced.

It has been a challenging year and having opportunities in a space like Stowe Heights to come together, building communication, collaboration and cultivating community once again is especially valuable as we take steps forward in this new normal.

The deadline to apply for a Stowe Heights experience is April 23, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded in May for June and July programming.

Click on Google forms link below to apply:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfRLyrELtLhcGMlKKn-11ZecEHF0s-FqkCT3gA5fhQELHbmw/viewform

It has over 1 year since COViD-19 was declared a pandemic and Stowe Heights' inaugural year was put on hold. Looking back at posts from a year ago we were building excitement and momentum. We are happy to say that momentum is once again building as we head in the 2021 season.

With incredible support from our community of supporters, Stowe Heights is building a scholarship fund. The goal is to provide groups serving middle school and high school students to the opportunity to participate in Stowe Heights programming but may find themselves under-resourced.

It has been a challenging year and having opportunities in a space like Stowe Heights to come together, building communication, collaboration and cultivating community once again is especially valuable as we take steps forward in this new normal.

The deadline to apply for a Stowe Heights experience is April 23, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded in May for June and July programming.

Click on Google forms link below to apply:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfRLyrELtLhcGMlKKn-11ZecEHF0s-FqkCT3gA5fhQELHbmw/viewform

Stowe Heights is getting ready for a new season.  Take that step and contact stoweheights@cyconcepts.org to learn more a...
03/24/2021

Stowe Heights is getting ready for a new season. Take that step and contact [email protected] to learn more about booking a program for your group. It is a small step that can lead to a big impact.

Stowe Heights is getting ready for a new season. Take that step and contact [email protected] to learn more about booking a program for your group. It is a small step that can lead to a big impact.

03/18/2021

Would you like to work alongside some amazing people? We have some of the best staff at Stowe Heights and we are currently looking to hire additional staff for the 2021 season. If you, or someone you know, love being outdoors, are comfortable with heights and enjoy helping groups develop their teamwork and leadership skills, we have the job for you.
We are scheduling interviews now and training begins at the end of April. For more information, contact [email protected].

This Stowe Heights memory marks the one year anniversary of COViD-19 being declared a pandemic. We are happy to say exci...
03/12/2021

This Stowe Heights memory marks the one year anniversary of COViD-19 being declared a pandemic.

We are happy to say excitement is brewing again as we make plans for 2021!

Stowe Heights will open in May! Contact [email protected] for more information and to book your group today.

Excitement is brewing for the opening of Stowe Heights. Thank you to our builder, Don, who was at the course yesterday and took time to talk with Stowe Elementary students.

Community Youth Concepts
12/02/2020

Community Youth Concepts

We cannot thank you enough for all of the support on #GivingTuesday yesterday and throughout this entire year! We cannot wait to get in a full season at the Stowe Heights Challenge Course in 2021, and we will leave our Facebook fundraiser open for the week in case anyone else wanted to support our scholarship fund for student groups to take advantage of this great opportunity! https://www.facebook.com/donate/211352917327633

TODAY!  Community Youth Concepts is raising funds to make sure the incredible opportunity of Stowe Heights is available ...
12/01/2020

TODAY! Community Youth Concepts is raising funds to make sure the incredible opportunity of Stowe Heights is available to all. $45 sponsors 1 student to attend a program and Facebook will match any donations given TODAY on this #GivingTuesday.

Being able to get kids outside amongst the trees for a morning, afternoon or day of play with purpose is an incredible gift.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! C*C is raising money to build a scholarship fund for student groups to participate at the Stowe Heights Challenge Course! Each $45 donations sponsors one student to attend - below you can hear from Becky, one of our amazing Stowe Heights Facilitators, about her experience with Stowe Heights this year! You can donate on our website or Venmo: @Community-YouthConcepts: http://cyconcepts.org/donate

Had a great time breaking in the low course with Iowa State Gymnastics.
10/13/2020

Had a great time breaking in the low course with Iowa State Gymnastics.

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It was good to get outside, take a breath and refocus.