Day Camps - Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

Day Camps

Living and Learning
Through Day Camp

If you don't want to hear that dreaded refrain "I'm bored" coming from your children's lips this summer, consider enrolling them in Wapsie's Day Camp for youth entering 1st-8th grade.

YMCA Camp Wapsie offers Day Camp programs with a variety of outdoor activities similar to those at Resident Camp. Day Camp provides a positive social experience with similar-aged youth. Then campers return home in the evening for that all important family time and evening activities.

Day camp includes a Thursday overnight at Wapsie! 

Day Troopers Camp (1st Grade - 4th Grade)

Day Troopers spend days at Camp Wapsie with a mid-week special trip to Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City.  They'll visit the elk, playground &  trails at the park. A highlight is the Thursday overnight stay at Wapsie. Families need only send one bag lunch for the Wednesday off-site trip to Pinicon Ridge Park.   Wapsie will provide the other meals while they are at Camp.

Day Trekkers Camp, (5th Grade - 8th Grade)

Day Trekkers enjoy camp activities at Wapsie during the day, learning freedom and independence as they work with their counselors to create their own schedule which can include: climbing the tower, horseback riding, and participating in organized camp activities such as Special Days, and Mission Impossible. All meals are included and Trekkers enjoy a Thursday night overnight stay!

Transportation, Pick-up and Drop-off Times

Transportation is provided for Day Camp programs. 

Monday - Friday Transportation Schedule

Drop Off the Kids Site Time Pick Up the Kids Site Time
Helen G Nassif  Y 7:35 a.m. Helen G Nassif YMCA Y 5:10 p.m.
Marion Y 7:55 a.m. Marion Y 4:40 p.m.
Camp Wapsie drop-off 8:45 a.m. Camp Wapsie pick-up 4 p.m.

Day Camp Pricing

Tier A $309
Tier B $284
Tier C $259

Day Camp Themes:

Thursdays are special themed days with activities related to the theme.  Wapsie transforms into another world with special events and themed activities to help campers express their creative side.  Costumes are welcome but not necessary.

Week Dates Theme
Week 1 June 12 - 16 Robots
Week 2 June 19 - 23 Super Heroes
Week 3 June 26 - 30 Star Wars
Week 4 July 3 - 7 Medieval
Week 5 July 10 - 14 Wapsie Musical
Week 6 July 17 - 21 Nickelodeon
Week 7 July 24 - 28 Outer Space
Week 8 July 31 - Aug 4 Wapsie Throwback
Week 9 August 7 - 11 Wild West




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