Family Programs

The family-specific camps offer the opportunity for family members and friends to attend camp together and create special Wapsie memories in nature. With traditional camp activities, like canoeing, archery, campfire arts & crafts, and special family events like; Family Bingo and Carnival, this is guaranteed quality time!

Parent Child Weekend at Wapsie

4/22/2022 - 4/24/2022

Parents and children can enjoy a weekend at camp, reconnect and make memories with their children at Wapsie. Sign up each individual that wants to attend whether it be dad and son, multiple kids, or multiple adults and kids. This is a time for kids to enjoy a quality Wapsie experience with the important adults in their life. Let camp organize a schedule and make the meals! Activities to include canoeing, crafts, archery, group games, climbing tower, nature activities, sports a campfire and more!

Mother Daughter Camp

5/13/2022 - 5/15/2022

Come together for conversations and campfires. Grow together while enjoying arts & crafts, tie-dye, and climbing the tower. Strengthen your bond with the important females in your life. Bring your mothers, daughter, aunts, grandmas, and friends.  Each person signs up individually and you can request friends or family to be in your cabin. Otherwise cabin assignments are based on families with similarly aged kids.

Do you have questions about the weekend? Review our FAQ, which addresses what to bring, where to go when you arrive, where you’ll stay and who you’ll room with, plus many other important topics.

Memorial Day Family Camp

5/28/2022 - 5/30/2022

Kick off the start of summer as families enjoy time together in cabins and exploring the great outdoors while trying fun, active camp programs.

Labor Day Family Camp

9/3/2022 - 9/5/2022

Celebrate the end of the summer season with a traditional camp at Wapsie with the ones you love.

For more information or questions, please call YMCA Camp Wapsie at 319.435.2577 or email and we will be glad to help you.

Special Events at Camp

Easter Egg Hunt
April 16, 2022
10:00 AM

Celebrate Spring with a traditional Easter egg hunt around camp! FREE community event! 

Open House
May 1, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of camp fun with activities, tours and a chance to meet the staff.  Perfect for folks new to Camp Wapsie or for returning Campers and their families.

group of kids going in for a team cheer outside

Volunteer Day
April 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

You’re Invited! Please join us for the afternoon and lend a hand at Camp Wapsie! Typical projects include raking, painting, gardening and light repairs. Wapsie’s Chef Ami will prepare a tasty meal to enjoy following the projects. Bring your family and friends! RSVP to or by calling camp at 319.435.2577.

Adventure Guides

The Adventure Guides program provides opportunities and activities to help develop meaningful relationship with your child/ren and help prepare them for the future.  You will create memories, build confidence, strengthen bonds while participating in fun family games and activities.  During this time together, you will teach, model, and discus the values important to your family giving your child/ren the tools he/she needs to thrive.   The Adventure Guides welcome parents with children in AK-6th grades.

Due to COVID concerns, the 2021-2022 Adventure Guides program will not be running temporarily.  Be sure to watch for updates for other parent/child opportunities at camp in 2022.