For more than 100 years, children and families throughout Iowa and the Midwest have flocked to a scenic 400-acre site along the banks of the Des Moines River to take part in the life-changing experience known as Y Camp.
Des Moines Y Camp offers traditional overnight camp programs, summer day camp, family camps, outdoor education programs, leadership and team-building programs and retreats for a variety of groups. We're grateful to our large network of alumni, volunteers and donors who have made Y Camp a home-away-from-home for generations of families.
If you're looking for the ultimate camp experience nearby, this is a great place to start.
Hands-on experiences at Camp help students connect their learning in the classroom to both the outside world and themselves.
Groups & Retreats
Retreat to Y Camp with your group, club, organization or team and have fun while you're at it!
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. Your donation to the Y supports our mission of allowing everyone access to programs and support that help build better lives.
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit social services organization dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.