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.
Volleyball 2018 Dates and Times will be posted July 2018
Flying High!! & Flying High Too!! Balloon Camps
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 camp took place during the 2017 National Balloon Classic. Middle School and 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 2018!! 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!!
Spring Break Programs
The Indianola Y had the privilege of working with over 60 kids during the 2017 Spring Break. We created movies, made some delicious food, danced, made robots, and discovered our inner artist. Spring Break 2018 Programs will be posted in January 2018.
Summer Day Programs
Youth got to join the Indianola YMCA for numerous day programs throughout the summer. A grant from the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership, the Y was able to purchase iPads and Lego robot kits which the kids got to create and command robots. Some of our other day programs included Dancing, Clay Creations, Zoology, Arts & Crafts, and more!! 2018 Summer Day Programs will be posted early spring 2018.
Summer Day Camp
Camp came to the Indianola YMCA this summer. Youth got to participate in week long camps. Fit Kids Camp and Outdoor Explorers were popular. Summer Camps for 2018 will be posted in spring of 2018.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309