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Engman Camp Shalom

We look forward to camp all year long!

Will your child join us at Engman Camp Shalom this summer? Our day camp is more than just fun and games. It’s a place to build new skills and confidence, make friends and memories, and feel safe, secure and happy.

Kids having fun at camp

Weekly Adventures: June 11 to Aug. 17

In 2018, Engman Camp Shalom will start the week of June 11th and end the week of August 13th. Campers can sign up for one or more weeks throughout the summer – or even all ten weeks. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm with before and after care available if needed. Explore what’s happening each week!

Table of kids doing craftsAbout Our Camp

We’re supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines and accredited by the American Camp Association. We welcome children of all faiths who are entering K-8th grade. Learn more about us and our program.

Swimming at Engman Camp ShalomWhat to Expect

Every day is a new adventure! Our camp activities, like Red Cross swim lessons, soccer training, and arts and crafts, will keep your child active and engaged throughout the day. Explore our daily routine and local excursions.

Parent Information

Get details about extended care options and transportation services that can help make Engman Camp Shalom a better fit for your schedule. Our Parent Resources also include tips for daily lunches that follow Jewish dietary laws.

How to Register

Camp registration is open! Now’s the perfect time to get your child (and maybe a friend or two) signed up for summer fun. The online form makes it easy to pick out the weeks you’d like to register for and reserve space in our before or after care.

Have a teenager looking for a summer job? Contact us at to learn how students enrolled at Beit Sefer Shalom can work at camp through the Madrichim program.

Support Education Programs

For more than 70 years, the community has supported our camp and made it a place for active learning and new adventures. Please consider making a donation to Engman Camp Shalom so that we continue to serve families in Central Iowa.