Summer Shape Up

This summer, bring the heat to your fitness routine and sign up for the Summer Shape Up! This FREE program will provide you with the motivation to establish or maintain a fitness routine all summer long.


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Summer at the Y

We offer a wide range of activities for youth to learn, grow and thrive all summer long. Check out our camps, swim lessons, free programs, sports clinics and more.

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New Day Camp Location!

YMCA Summer Day Camp is coming to West Des Moines Christian Church! With weekly themes and the flexibility to attend one week or the whole summer, Day Camp provides peace of mind for parents and new adventures every day for kids.

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Impacting Central Iowa

For over 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines has empowered communities by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.


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Brooke Heldt and Katie Kamienski from the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus
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Crane 5K: Hello Iowa

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Youth Development

Summer Youth Sports: Hello Iowa Wellness Wednesday

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Gretchen Stanger and Megan Reuther on the set of Hello Iowa doing a STEAM activity.
Youth Development

STEAM Activities: Hello Iowa Wellness Wednesday

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