Many parents of school-aged children are faced with the enormous task of finding safe, engaging, quality care for their children in the summer months. With our focus on strengthening the community, the YMCA has a long history of providing camp programs that offer a safe and valuable experience for campers. Here are seven reasons why the YMCA is well-equipped to give your child their #BestSummerEver!
As one of the largest providers of day camp in the country, the Y operated over 1,850 day camps last year in the U.S. Here in Des Moines, we offer six different day camp sites across the metro area.
All our YMCA day camp counselors are trained in CPR/AED, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and extensive emergency and safety procedures.
80% of our day camp staff are ages 18+. More experienced staff = higher quality of care for your child.
Our day camp program focuses on helping campers accomplish skills, make new friends and feel welcome.