Founded in 1918, YMCA Camp Wapsie is the Camp of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. Wapsie’s coed summer camp programs serve boys and girls ages 6-18 in our summer resident and day camp program. We serve campers of all ages through our year-round retreats and group programming, youth and family programs.
Camp Wapsie is the place to help young people build the character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. With our deep tradition in camping, we strive to instill these underlying principles into each camper during their time at camp. Here at YMCA Camp Wapsie, we are: For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, and For Social Development.
Registration for Summer Camp Starts on February 1st at 12:01 am. YMCA member registration begins on January 25th at 12:01 am.
A week at Wapsie is a special time for young people to experience adventure, empowerment and new friendships. Come and create new memories and explore the Wapsie Magic. To learn more about any of our programs please click links in the menu on the right.
Week 1 June 12-18…………… Video Games
Week 2 June 19-25……………Marvel vs. DC
Week 3 June 26-July 2………Star Wars
Week 4 July 3-9………………. Harry Potter
Week 5 July 10-16……………..Disney
Week 6 July 17-23……………..Decades
Week 7 July 24-30…………….Talent Fest
Week 8 July 31-Aug 6………..Beach
Week 9 Aug 7-13……………….Backwards
Earn Your Way to Camp Community Engagement Partnership
Campers collect pledges and complete tasks that support their community. 100% of money earned can be applied toward their camp fees. Wapsie is excited to partner with Dupaco and Farmers State Bank to allow campers to create an account to hold their money and learn about saving accounts and financial planning.
Register for the “Earn your way to camp Community Engagement Partnership” at the Register Now button. This will enable you to participate and receive emails with service opportunities, additional strategies and educational tools for saving and planning. We are excited to share this new opportunity to engage kids in their community, learn about financial planning and help earn their way to camp.
For documents and more information please visit the Important Forms Button.
Earn your Way to Camp Sockathon
Campers can take online orders for fun sock designs. Orders will be processed and sent directly to the buyer. Once campers register for this program they will be given a code and the website for taking orders so their sales are credited toward their camp fees. Campers earn 50% of the cost of the items (socks) sold. Register for the Earn your way to camp Sockathon at the Register Now button.
For more information please visit the Important Forms button