Living and Learning Through Day Camp
YMCA Camp Wapsie Day Camp programs offer a variety of outdoor activities similar to those at Overnight Camp, including a Thursday overnight at Wapsie! Day Camp provides a positive social experience with similar-aged youth. Campers return home in the evening for important family time and evening activities. Part of the day on Wednesdays will be spent at Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City, and Camp will provide all meals for the day. Camp Wapsie runs nine, one-week sessions of Day Camp.
Wapsie Pinicon Day Camp
(Youth Entering 1st Grade - 4th Grade)
Day Troopers spend days at Camp Wapsie with a mid-week special trip to Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. They’ll visit the elk, playground & trails at the park. A highlight is the Thursday overnight stay at Wapsie. Families need only send one bag lunch for the Wednesday off-site trip to Pinicon Ridge Park. Wapsie will provide the other meals while they are at Camp.
Day Trekkers Camp
(Youth Entering 5th Grade - 8th Grade)
The older Trekkers, along with their counselors, have more flexibility to create their own schedules which can include: climbing the tower, horseback riding, all camp activities or specialized activities. All meals are included and Trekkers enjoy a Thursday night overnight stay!
Day Camp Prices
Tier A – $325
Tier B – $300
Tier C – $275
Day Camp Themes
Thursdays are special themed days with activities related to the theme. Wapsie transforms into another world with special events and themed activities to help campers express their creative side. Costumes are welcome but not necessary.
|Week 1||June 10 – 14||Animal Planet|
|Week 2||June 17 – 21||Wizards & Magic|
|Week 3||June 24 – 28||Super Heroes|
|Week 4||July 1 – 5||Stars & Stripes|
|Week 5||July 8 – 12||Pirates of the Wapsie|
|Week 6||July 15 – 19||Star Wars|
|Week 7||July 22 – 26||Time Travelers|
|Week 8||July 29 – Aug 2||Lion King|
|Week 9||Aug 2 – 9||Wild West|
Transportation to and from Camp
Transportation is provided by our Day Camp bus at the following locations:
Kids Drop Off Site
Kids Pick Up Site
|Helen G Nassif YMCA||7:40 a.m.||Helen G Nassif YMCA||5:00 p.m.|
|Marion YMCA||8:00 a.m.||Marion YMCA||4:30 p.m.|
|Camp Wapsie drop-off||8:45 a.m.||Camp Wapsie pick-up||4:00 p.m.|