Founded in 1918, YMCA Camp Wapsie is the Camp of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. Wapsie’s coed summer camp programs serve boys and girls ages 6-18 in our summer resident and day camp program. We serve campers of all ages through our year-round retreats and group programming, youth and family programs.
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.
It has been a difficult year for camp and our community. We are looking optimistically to summer 2021 and towards the campfires illuminating summer evenings as we serve campers with meaningful interactions and learning opportunities.
While we understand the Coronavirus will still be present at some level this summer, we believe that we can continue to enjoy the activities we love while taking appropriate precautions. Vaccines are becoming available and as the weather warms up, Wapsie will again be offering programs. Camp understands that we will still need to take some additional precautions, and continue to monitor updates from health and camping leaders. Camp participants should expect precautionary changes including: wearing face coverings when inside or when distancing is not practical, increased smaller group interaction activities, additional health monitoring and increased sanitization schedules. As summer approaches and new guidelines and recommendations are offered, we will share more updates with our camp families.
Our plans for camp moving forward:
- Wapsie is currently available for retreats and cabin rentals where appropriate distancing and mitigation strategies can be practiced. Please contact camp at 319-435-2577 or email@example.com for more information.
- Earn Your Way to Camp Candy Sale will not be available for campers in 2021 due to impacts of the pandemic and to minimize exposure risk to campers and families.
- Financial assistance applications are available for all campers which can be found here.
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2021! We look forward to seeing campers, families and retreat guests returning to camp very soon. Please reach out to camp if you have additional questions.