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 principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

Upcoming Retreats


Father/Child October 3- 4, 2015
Mother/ Child October 10- 11, 2015





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