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.

Open House

Join us for an open house event on Sunday, April 30 from 1-4pm to learn more about what we do or to prepare for your upcoming stay at Camp Wapsie. We will be offering tours of the property and a chance to speak with current staff. Weather dependent, we will also have a few activities open for the family to enjoy. All activities during the open house are free of charge.

Mother Daughter Camp

Spend a weekend enjoying activities designed for mothers and daughters to experience and remember together. This is a chance for you to laugh, listen and talk with each other and get away from the things that distract you. 

Community Swim Lessons are Back

Camp Wapsie offers lessons in our heated outdoor pool for 1-14 year olds. These lessons run for a three week time period and are for local youth to participate in. Be on the lookout for more information & registration to be live in the next few weeks. 

Volunteer Day

Camp needs your time and talents! Join the Camp Wapsie Staff on Sunday, April 16th from 1-4:30pm to help prepare camp for the busy spring and summer ahead. There is a task for everyone no matter the skill, talent or age! A light meal provided by camp will follow at 5:00pm for all volenteers. 

Please RSVP  by calling camp at 319.329.3588 or emailing [email protected]

Parent Child Camp

Adults can spend time with a beloved child in an environment where people can enjoy time together, doing fun filled outdoor activities from canoeing, to archery, crafts, hiking campfires and more. Join us to reconnect with nature, the ones you care about and make memories together. Participants stay in heated cabins with bunk beds and attached bathrooms with other participants.