Summer day camps at the Y give kids the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and have the Best Summer Ever™. Our camps are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited and focus on three of the critical dimensions of children's well-being: achievement, belonging and developing relationships while also having a fun, action-packed, safe summer! Our staffing, instruction and programs are built around the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Safety is our first priority for children and staff. We will continue to follow guidelines set forth by local health officials and the CDC.
This year's summer day camps will be held at Waukee Public Schools:
Through generous contributions from YMCA and community members, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. If you think you may qualify for financial assistance, please fill out the form by clicking the "Financial Assistance" headline above.
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Des Moines Y Camp
At our overnight camp, Des Moines Y Camp, kids and teens become more caring, confident and independent through a well-rounded experience that includes activities like horseback riding, swimming, ropes, kayaking, the arts and more.View Program
Youth Enrichment Programs
Enrichment programs at the Y help kids grow and explore through active learning opportunities designed to engage and inspire. Free with a family membership, these programs are sure to keep your kids healthy in mind, spirit and body.View Program