Camp Wapsie summer camp and special programming

Camp Wapsie

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, 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.  

YMCA Camp Wapsie is an Accredited camp of the ACA, (American Camp Association).  ACA camps participate in a voluntary and rigorous review of 300 unique national standards, designed to ensure a well-supervised, positive environment with controlled boundaries and organized programs. So kids can safely grow and thrive.  Learn more by visiting the ACA website.

2017 Summer Camp Brochure 

Upcoming Camp Calendar 

Date Event
Jan 23 Camp Info Night, Stoney Point YMCA, 5-6:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Camp Info Night HGN YMCA, 5-6:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Y Member Registration begins
Jan. 25 Camp Info Night, Iowa City Library Room B, 5-6 p.m.
Jan. 26 Camp Info Night, Marion YMCA, 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Summer Camp Registration begins
Feb. 4-25 Candy Sale
Feb. 17 TrivYa Night YMCA Fundraiser
Mar. 25-26 Spring Fling
Apr. 23: 1-4 p.m. Volunteer Day at Camp
May 7: 1-4 p.m. Open House
May 19-21 Mother-Daughter Campout
May 27-29 Memorial Day Family Camp
June 11-Aug. 12 Summer Camp
Sept. 2-4 Labor Day Family Camp
Oct. 28-29 Halloween Camp
Dec. 28-30 Winter Camp



Situated on 172 acres of scenic woodlands and wetlands with an oxbow lake off the Wapsipinicon River in northern Linn County, Iowa, YMCA Camp Wapsie is owned and operated by the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area. The warm and relaxed atmosphere of Camp Wapsie with its natural beauty provides an ideal setting to experience the outdoors and enhance the self-esteem of all people.


Utilize the natural camp environment to provide fun, safe, unique camping and retreat experiences that promote the YMCA core values of: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.


  • Enhance participants’ self-esteem.
  • Provide positive influences and role models.
  • Provide trained leadership, a variety of educational and recreational activities, and specialized programs to give participants the tools for success. 
  • Expose participants to the natural world. 



Contact Camp Wapsie
2174 Wapsie Y Rd - Coggon, IA  52218



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