YMCA Camp Wapsie is a traditional overnight and day camp located 30 miles north of Cedar Rapids, in rural Coggon, Iowa. The site is nestled on 182 acres of scenic land, including lodging for around 280, a scenic waterway for exploring in canoes, a climbing tower with a zipline, an archery range, Ga-Ga pits, an outdoor sports court, a swimming pool, and much more. Camp Wapsie provides the perfect setting to serve Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and surrounding communities. We serve people of all ages through summer camp, year-round retreats, teambuilding, community, youth, and family programs.

Each summer, more than 2,000 campers of all ages and identities arrive at Camp Wapsie to make new friends, learn new skills, develop character, and have an adventure. Campers become a community as they learn to be more independent and contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities. 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.


Horses on Camp

This year we will be bringing back "Horses" We are partnering with Amiee from Dusty Hills Riding Academy to be our riding instructor to bring a quality program. Lessons will be daily during morning activities and are approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Amiee will teach the kids how to take care of a horse, safely approach it, and ride it at the appropriate level for their skills. The cost is $65 for the week. Click the Picture to register.

"Earn Your Way to Camp"

Participate in the annual candy sale to help with costs of summer camp. Every candy item sold earns $0.85 towards camp fees. Anyone wanting to attend YMCA Camp Wapsie programming in 2023 is welcome to participate. Visit one of the locations listed below, to sign up, and check out candy. If you have questions, contact camp at 319.435.2577 or email [email protected]


Candy Sale Sites and Times

Marion YMCA

3740 Irish Drive

Phone: 319.377.7361

Mon/Thurs:      4:30-6pm

Saturday:         9:30-11:00am

Helen G. Nassif YMCA

207 7th Ave SE

Phone: 319.366.6421

Mon/Wed:        5:30-7:00pm

Saturday:          9:30-11:00am

Iowa City Host Home

552 Linder Road NE Iowa City

Phone: 319.541.0273

Mon/Wed:       6:00-7:30pm

Saturday:          10-11:30am