Summer Camp

For 100 years, the Des Moines Y Camp has been filled with songs, laughter, adventures and friendship. Summer Camp is the foundation on which Y Camp is built. Overnight Camp, Day Camp, Family Camp and our amazing Partner Camps all work to bring the impact and value of camp to all who enter the Valley. If you’re looking for the ultimate camp experience, Summer Camp is the place to start.  Find your next adventure at the Des Moines Y Camp! 

We are currently taking registrations for Summer 2021! Due to challenges surrounding Covid-19, we have developed a response plan that is designed to keep Overnight Camp, Day Camp and Family Camp a safe and healthy environment for all. Click here to view our most up-to-date policies and procedures!


The Des Moines Y Camp strives to make camp affordable for all. Through the generous donations of Y members, community members and local businesses we are able to offer Financial Assistance to individuals and families at all income levels to make our programs accessible to all. To fill out an application and view our policy please click here