Seasonal Camps & Special Events - Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

Seasonal Camps & Special Events

Youth Seasonal Camps 

Wapsie Seasonal Camps are shorter camps open to boys and girls in 1st through 10th grades. Our summer counselors return to
lead many of the traditional camp programs and seasonally themed activities as campers enjoy meals and heated cabins. Activities relate to the theme and may include (weather permitting): archery, canoeing, arts & crafts, games, climbing tower, zip-line, campfires, a dance, (sledding and winter activities for winter camp) and much more fun! 

Spring Fling Camp - March 25-26,2017

Provides campers a wonderful opportunity to get out of the house and fight cabin fever with active camp programs. 

Halloween Camp - Oct. 28-29, 2017

This fall camp features the colorful scenery of Camp Wapsie along with a haunted trail, costume dance and the zip line!  Also, it is a great way for campers to meet summer counselors, camp staff, learn cabin cheers and other traditional camp offerings.

Winter Camp - Dec. 28-30, 2017

A great way to spend part of your winter break enjoying sledding and other winter activities with hot cocoa breaks to warm up and spend time around the fireplace.

Registration Information

Camp Wapsie Seasonal Camps registration form
Register online or contact the camp office
Phone:  319.435.2577 

Special Events at Camp


Easter Egg Hunt - April 15, 2017 9:30 a.m.

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

Volunteer Day - April 23, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Friends of camp can volunteer a couple hours the be active at camp hand help us take care of camp and help us get ready for the summer season. Typical projects include raking, painting, gardening and light repairs.  Click here to RSVP if you can join us!

Open House - May 7, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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.  

Swimming Lessons at Camp Wapsie - Begin in June

Swim lessons are available at YMCA Camp Wapsie’s heated pool for youth 1-14 years old. Youth will be tested the first day of lessons to determine the best level for their ability.
Session 1:  June 12-27
Session 2:  July 3-19
Session 3:  July 24-Aug.8
Sessions will be Mon-Fri weeks 1 and 2 of the session and Mon-Tue week 3 of the session. (Wed-Fri of week 3 will be used for make-up days, if needed). Certificates are awarded to each child upon completion of their session.  Please arrive at the pool early enough to be dressed and ready at the start of the lesson. Shower and changing rooms are located next to the pool. Please park at the pool parking lot off of Pool Road.
*No lessons July 4th Holiday.


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