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 so excited to see returning and new faces at Engman Camp Shalom this summer! The start of camp is quickly approaching, and our staff is excited for a fun summer. There are a few exciting updates we want to share:

  • Swim lessons will be offered during Weeks 2, 3, 8 & 9
  • Menace Soccer will join us for Weeks 4 & 6
  • Transportation will be available this summer. If you indicated you are interested in transportation, please watch your inboxes for more information soon
  • We are working on logistics for a few outdoor field trips including a visit to Jester Park and Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch to cuddle baby goats
  • We will have a number of specialists visit us this summer including The Blank Park Zoo, Iowa State Insect Zoo and Miss Melanie from the Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge

Our Open House will take place on Tuesday, May 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Caspe Terrace. This is a great time to meet the staff and see old and new friends. We will serve a hot dog dinner and Side Garage will be onsite helping us print our T-shirts for this summer. An RSVP is required by May 20 if you plan to attend. Find the form here.

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 is open! We still have spots available, but weeks are filling up. Register today and join us for a fun filled summer! Don’t forget to invite your friends! All referrals will receive a special credit toward camp.



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.