Groups and Retreats

The Des Moines Y Camp offers a terrific site for your non-profit, church, sports team, alumni group, scrapbooking club, school, youth group, student organization or support group to plan a retreat. Located on nearly 400 acres along the beautiful Des Moines River, Y Camp’s site and facilities provide an experience unmatched in central Iowa.

Whether it’s your first time at camp or you’re a familiar face, our staff are eager and excited to work with you. Contact us today and we can start working together to build your group or organization’s own camp experience.

Our Goal

We strive to provide high-quality, committed staff who are motivated to ensure that your stay at the Des Moines Y Camp is everything you want. There will be one staff available during the entirety of your stay checking in and on call to provide support and assistance when needed. Logistics can be stressful, and that’s where Y Camp can lend you a hand. We’ve got you covered and we’ll do our best to make sure that you can enjoy your experience without the stress or worry of organization. Let us know how we can help and we’ll lend a hand. We hope that you walk away from your event feeling energized and eager to return to “the closest place to Heaven on earth.”

The Camp Experience

Nestled in the woods along the Des Moines River, Y Camp is a unique venue to hold your group’s retreat. Get in touch with nature, disconnect from distractions and invest in your event while you’re here. Our staff will work hard to cover all of your needs, from room set up to tech support. We’ll set up tables, chairs, screens and projectors to your needs. Your experience is our priority!