We pride ourselves on employing teachers in the local area that are not only excellent in their classrooms, but also committed to what is best for kids in a relaxed and fun summer environment.   Not only do our counselors enjoy working with kids, but love to have fun right along with them!  One of the advantages of DCA is that our counselors participate in all of the activities along with our campers.  Sometimes we’re not sure who has more fun – our campers or our staff!!

Adam and Darcy Nidey


Adam and Darcy are the proud owners of Day Camp Adventures.

This summer marks the twenty-second year of Day Camp Adventures.  How is that possible? We can’t believe where the time has gone, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

Adam has been the director of a summer camp for over twenty years.   This is Adam’s twenty-fifth year of teaching elementary aged students in the West Des Moines school district.  He is currently a fourth grade teacher at Crestview School of Inquiry as well as a girls’ soccer coach for the Valley Tigers.  Adam grew up in the Davenport area, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, and has completed his master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Drake University.  Darcy has worked at day camps and summer camps for over twenty years.  She has taught fourth grade in the Waukee school district for twenty-three years and is currently in her second year teaching math at Eason Elementary.  Darcy grew up in Urbandale, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, and completed her master’s degree in Effective Teaching at Drake University.  Adam and Darcy are also the proud parents of a 20-year-old son and a 16-year-old daughter.

As educators, Adam and Darcy are both passionate about developmentally appropriate activities for kids. They are both committed to making camp a memorable experience for their campers and staff.



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