About Us

Y Camp is located on 400 acres in the picturesque Des Moines River Valley along the Des Moines River. With its rich diversity of plant and animal life Y Camp is an ideal setting for people to interact with nature and the outdoors.

We cater to participants year-round in our three program departments of Summer Camp, Outdoor Environmental Education, and Retreats and Conferences. Participants and students enjoy nature and have life changing experiences at Y Camp!  

Host a retreat your group will never forget, talk to your principal about a field trip to Y Camp, or sign your child up for a summer camp experience they will never forget!

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Mission of the YMCA: To put Christian principels into practice through programs that build healthy spriit, mind and doby for all. 

Parent Child Programs

Father/Child and Mother/Child annual fall campouts in October!

Spend quality time with your children during an overnight Y Camp!


Upcoming Retreats

Craft/Quilt Weekend
November 8- 9, 2014!

Leave behind your everyday duites, gather your friends and come to Y Camp to relax and ahve fun with a weekend dedicated to crafts and quilts! 




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