Best Summer Camps for Kids in Des Moines

Summer Programs for Kids in Des Moines

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, barbecue, pool and beach time, and finding things for your kids to do. With summer break just around the corner, keeping your kids occupied can be a daunting task. Luckily, you don’t have to search “summer camps near me,” we’ve got our top picks for the best summer camps in Des Moines.

YMCA of Greater Des Moines

It’s fun to go to the Y-M-C-A! The “Y” offers a variety of camps for kids designed to focus on three of the critical dimensions of children’s well-being: achievement, belonging, and developing. The YMCA Summer camps includes a culinary camp, outdoor camp, a “tinker” camp for creating crafts, and an Iowa camp that teaches students about the state. Enrollment is open now on the YMCA of Greater Des Moines website.

Camp Fire, Iowa

Camp Fire is a traditional summer camp that offers both summer day camps and overnight camps. Day camps include various activities such as pool visits, baseball games, museums and workshops. The overnight camp is offered in August and includes climbing, swimming, sports, and horse riding. Camp Fire is welcoming, versatile, and a great experience for campers. Learn more at the Camp Fire website.

Camp Invention

For kids looking to learn more about science and engineering, Camp Invention is the place to be. Camp Invention is a national summer camp that partners with local schools to encourage children to explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. The week long camp focuses on problem solving, development and inspires confidence in children to dream and create. Visit the Camp Invention website for more information.

While your child is attending an amazing summer camp, you have a chance to organize your home without the potential distraction that kids can cause. Summer is the perfect time to clean out closets, sheds, and garages, and if you need some extra space for your belongings, consider renting a self storage unit with StorageMart. Our friendly and knowledgable staff will help you find the perfect unit to fit your needs.