Family & Community Programs
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.
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!
Mother Daughter Camp
5/18/18 - 5/20/18
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.
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
5/26/18 - 5/28/18
Families enjoy time together in cabins and exploring the great outdoors while trying fun, active camp programs.
Labor Day Family Camp
9/01/18 - 9/03/18
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.
For more information or questions, please call YMCA Camp Wapsie at 319.435.2577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Chris or Michelle will be glad to help you.
Special Events & Swim Lessons
Special Events at Camp
Easter Egg Hunt - March 31, 2018 9:30 a.m.
Celebrate Spring with a traditional Easter egg hunt around camp! FREE community event!
Open House - May 6, 2018, 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.
Volunteer Day - April 29, 2018 1-4 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.
Swim Lessons at Camp
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.
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.