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.
It was wonderful to be able to have campers return to summer camp in 2021 to learn and grow and enjoy time outside with friends! Wapsie is planning fall and winter programming for retreats and seasonal programs including Halloween and Winter Camp with continued COVID precautions. Summer 2022 registration is scheduled to begin February 1st, 2022.
Camp understands that we still need to take some additional precautions, and continue to monitor updates from health and camp leaders to do what we can to mitigate risks of COVID at camp. Camp participants should expect precautionary steps including: practicing distancing when possible, wearing face coverings when distancing is not practical, increased smaller group interaction activities, additional health monitoring and increased sanitization schedules to help protect camp our campers, staff and camp.
Our plans for camp moving forward:
- Wapsie is currently available for retreats and cabin rentals where appropriate distancing and mitigation strategies can be practiced. Please contact camp at 319-435-2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Halloween and Winter Camp registration is now open!
- Applications For LIT and CIT Leadership programs are available NOW!
- Financial assistance applications are available for all campers which can be found here.