Engman Camp Shalom

At Engman Camp Shalom, we strive to provide a fun, engaging and safe environment for all campers. ECS is more than just fun and games. It’s a place where campers build new skills, gain confidence, make friends and lasting memories.


Summer 2021 Update and Registration 

Shalom Families, 

We are excited to welcome campers back to camp this summer! We will be returning to our normal 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. hours, offering before and after care, as well as a hot lunch option. 

At this time, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and assessing daily what it means for our camp. We will have groups of 12 and a majority of our activities will take place outdoors, in a similar style to how we ran camp last summer. If the world here in Iowa seems safe, we will then assess the possibility of local, outdoor field trips. We are also assessing the possibility of once again offering transportation. 

Registration for returning ECS campers and current Beit Sefer Shalom students opened on January 10. Registration for new campers will open on January 24. Please check out our schedule which includes weekly themes. 

We are so excited to see returning and new faces at Engman Camp Shalom this summer. Our staff is already working on exciting fun and new activities and we can’t wait to share more with our families soon.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. 

Best, 
Anna Zavell, ECS Director
anna@jewishdesmoines.org
cell: 515.419.1269


About 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.


How to Register

Camp registration will open Sunday, January 10 for returning campers and current Beit Sefer Shalom students. Registration will open for new campers on Sunday, January 24.

Now’s the perfect time to talk about camp with your child and mention it to a friend too! 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. We are also offering a refer a friend discount, which is explained on the registration form.



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.