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.
Halloween Camp is October 22-23 for 1st-10th graders who want to come to camp and have a Monster good time. There is a costume parade to show off your costume and a “Monster Mash” Dance to show off your costume.
Winter Camp is December 28-30 for 1st-10th graders who love to come out and play in the winter months at camp. Chef William loves to bring out the hot chocolate and s’mores and Summer Camp Staff returns to make Winter camp a Winter Wonderland.
Camp Wapsie will be offering another Parent-Child Weekend October 7-9.
Parents and guardians have the opportunity to reconnect and make memories with their children. Participants will stay in heated cabins with attached bathrooms. Wapsie will provide a late dinner Friday evening, all three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. We will offer programs like canoeing, archery, climbing tower, and a campfire!