Outdoor Education Program

Family Programs

Family Camps

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

Memorial Day Family Camp - 5.27.17-5.29.17

Families enjoy time together in cabins and exploring the great outdoors while trying fun, active camp programs.
Family Camp Registration Form

Labor Day Family Camp - 9.02.17-9.04.17

Celebrate the end of the summer season with a traditional camp at Wapsie.  Camp fires, songs, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities are just the beginning.

Click here to register online.

Mother Daughter Camp


YMCA Camp Wapsie invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a weekend. 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 all the important females in your lives, mothers, daughter, aunts, grandmas, and friends.  

For more information or questions, please call YMCA Camp Wapsie at 319.435.2577 or email camp@crmetroymca.org and Chris or Michelle will be glad to help you.  
Click here for registration form.

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.

Mother/Daughter Camp FAQ


Adventure Guides & Adventure Expeditions

Adventure Guides Tackle the Burma Bridge!Forming Bonds 

Both the Adventure Guides and Adventure Expeditions programs focus on the parent’s roll in the lives of their children including building confidence, forming bods, and creating lifelong memories.    The example the parents lead through fun games or activities parallels the example parents set for children on their path through life.  In the early years of a child’s life, the Adventure Guides (AK-3 grades) begins as a side by side journey for parent and child.  
As the child grows, Adventure Expeditions (4th Grade and higher) launch into more advanced, independent activities supported by the parents.  

Investing The Time Is Worth It! 

Throughout the school year Guides and Expeditions meet in small groups twice a month with one large all group activity each month.  The large group activities may include a sledding party, carnival, derby car race, sporting events, and a Wapsie Campout. (Attending activities is not mandatory.)

Learning Responsibility  

With all this fun, there is still time to learn social responsibility. During the Wapsie Campout, each group collects non-perishable foods to donate to the Marion Food Bank. 

Adventure Guides Circle of Fathers and Daughters

One of the groups in the spring collected just under 800 items to donate.

For more information, contact Michelle Wiersig or visit www.marionadventureguides.org 

Click here to register online

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