Hello Wapsie community,
While we are all dealing with the recent and evolving changes from the coronavirus pandemic, I want you to know that we are working and planning to run summer camp and camp programs as soon as we are able and given the clear to do so. We understand the importance of keeping people healthy and reducing the spread of the virus. To help minimize the spread of the Coronavirus, to take care of our staff and participants in this challenging time, YMCA Camp Wapsie and the Cedar Rapids YMCA have temporarily closed to the public as mandated by the state government. Our full time staff continue to work to keep up with facility needs and planning for reopening once this has passed. We are updating plans and evaluating aspects of our summer program to determine additional steps we will take to promote increased safety and risk of spreading this or other illness. Right now, we plan to open for programming mid-May and will keep people posted with updates as warranted. We want to be able to provide the quality camp programs our families need and plan to do so once we can based on recommendations from public health authorities.
In the meantime, we encourage you to keep following the CDC guidelines for your health and well-being. We also encourage you to stay active and socially connected. The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. While we cannot physically get together, we can stay connected through online platforms and phone calls. The Y is currently offering work out classes online for members through our this website and Facebook. As a family, you can embrace the opportunity to take a walk and enjoy the outdoors. We are also partnering with other camps to share a number of fun, active, and learning activities though our Facebook page. We encourage you to check these out and share with others.
Several people have reached out to ask if there is anything we need here at camp. Right now, we mostly need your patience as we all work through this together. Once group size restriction is lifted, there will be a number of volunteer opportunities for people interested in helping prepare camp. Stay tuned for more details!
Until we can get back together at camp, we wish you well and to stay healthy!
Sincerely in Camping,
YMCA Camp Wapsie