100th Year Celebration

Centennial Celebration!

The Y Camp community celebrated the last one hundred years in May 2019! From its first to its one hundredth summer, the Des Moines Y Camp has grown in size and scope, impacting hundreds of thousands of youth and family in the last century. Through the decades, Y Camp has seen the world change but has remained committed to the belief that the key to our future lies with friendship, character, faith, leadership and a sense of community.   

Roughly 1,000 Y Camp Alumni and friends gathered in the valley on May 26th to celebrate Y Camp's one hundred year. They enjoyed rock climbing, pool, horse-back riding, food trucks, camp songs and skits, and more! After the meal and programs, the night was completed with fireworks as Y Camp said “good night” to the last one hundred years and said “good morning” to the next century.

Photos provided by Mindy Myers Photography