Our goal is to build a community in which everyone has opportunity for personal development, healthy living and social responsibility. Sports provide everything – whether it is enjoyment and values, to coaching and learning to rise to another level.
At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models.
Flying High!! & Flying High Too!! Balloon Camps
Registration for this Camp is through the Indianola Parks and Rec
CAMP IS OVER FOR 2018- 2019 DATES and details will be posted February 2019
The Indianola YCMA, Parks and Rec, National Balloon Museum, and the National Balloon Classic and numerous hot air balloon pilots worked for over 7 months to bring Hot Air Balloon Camp to Indianola. The 1st camp took place during the 2017 National Balloon Classic. Elementary School ages junior pilots got to experience hands on activities involving hot air balloons. Campers got to help inflate balloons, use the burners, and much much more!! We will be having Balloon Camp again next year!! Sign up will be in the spring 2019!! Space is extremely limited.
Winter Break Programs
The Indianola Y had the privilege of working with over 125 kids during the 2017 Winter Break. We solved mysteries, played games, created masterpieces and had a great time! We added programming for children 3-6, as well as Saturday half programs. Thank you to all the kids who joined us for all of our programs!! Winter Break 2018 Programs will be posted in October.
Spring Break Programs
The Indianola Y had the privilege of working with over 200 kids during the 2018 Spring Break. We created movies, made some delicious food, danced, made robots, and discovered our inner artist. New this year was a special Iriving Intersession Half Day Week Program. Kids got to play all sorts of games and also got swimming lessons the entire week. Spring Break 2019 Programs will be posted in January 2019.
Summer Day Camp Program
The Indianola YMCA had over 265 kids participate in Summer Camp Programs!! We made a mess, solved puzzles, built a boat, went through about 2000 water balloons and so much more! Thanks to everyone who helped make this summer rock! Summer Programs for 2019 will be posted in February 2019.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309