Volunteer at Camp Wapsie

Volunteers help make Camp Wapsie the best we can be. Your support allows us to provide a picturesque facility and quality programs. We thank our volunteers for providing nearly 2,000 hours worth of work each year. Groups and individuals help with special projects as they meet service project hours or simply want to offer their time and talent to help maintain and improve our grounds and facilities.

Camp Wapsie has a small year-round staff that run camp and maintain facilities. We rely on volunteers to help with many aspects of our program. Your assistance helps make camp stronger for kids. Become a volunteer! Contact us at 319.435.2577 or email camp@crmetroymca.org.

Are you looking for ways to volunteer at Camp Wapsie? You can:

  • Donate items on our wish list below
  • Gather your coworkers or service group to volunteer together
  • Contact us to see if your skills match a special project need
  • Donate funds for projects or sponsor a child to attend camp
  • Take on a special project such as painting, trimming trees, raking, cutting and splitting wood, locating camp alumni, repairing arrows and fishing poles, plumbing and electrical work, construction projects and more.
  • Serve as a nurse for week during summer camp
  • Join our Advisory Committee
  • Help fund raise for scholarships and special projects
  • Adopt a Cabin – Businesses can offer resources and assistance to maintain and update a cabin. Your group receives a plaque recognizing your efforts.

Spring Volunteer Day

Every spring we host a volunteer day to help camp get ready for the busy spring and summer season. We work  outdoors on clean-up landscaping, building and program area preparations.

Fall Clean-up Day

Join us to help with fall clean-up from raking to woodcutting and splitting to deep cleaning.

Watch for updates on our upcoming camp calendar on our home page.

Wish List

Think of camp when you’re cleaning out your home. Many of the things taking up space could be put to good use at Camp Wapsie and also give you a tax donation. Please contact the camp office at 319.435.2577 to arrange delivery or pick up prior to making your 501(c)3 donation.

Program Supplies

  • Arts & Craft Supplies – View Amazon Wishlist
    • Cold Water Tie Dye Powder & Supplies
    • Liquid Tie Dye (Various Colors)
    • Lanyard Supplies (Vinyl and Leather)
    • Embroidery Floss
    • Fimo/Clay
    • Tempera Paint
    • Water Color Paint
    • Yarn
    • Construction Paper
    • Water Color Paper
    • Sidewalk Chalk
    • Markers
    • Crayons
    • Colored Pencils
    • Rubber bands
    • Fuse Beads & Pegboards
    • Glue (bottles and bulk)
    • Glue sticks
    • Scissors
    • Popsicle sticks (various sizes and colors)
    • Cotton Balls
    • Paper bags
  • Sports Equipment – View Amazon Wishlist
    • Basketballs (various colors)
    • Volleyballs
    • Footballs (various sizes)
    • Gaga/ Kick balls
    • Frisbees (Light up for night play)
    • Tetherballs
    • Soccer Balls & Goals
    • Jump Ropes (short & long)
    • Wiffle Ball Set
    • Scoop Ball
    • Tennis Balls
    • Lacrosse Sticks
    • Hula Hoops
    • Tennis Rackets
  • Assorted Books and Games for All Ages
  • Disposable Microphone Covers
  • Biodegradable Clay Pigeons
  • Fishing Gear
  • Old Pots & Pants

Facility Equipment

  • Chest Freezer
  • Closet/Stacked Washer & Dryer Unit
  • On Demand Water Heater
  • Pickup Truck
  • Gravel
  • Paint/Water Seal
  • Trees
  • Hand Tools (drills, saws, carpentry tools)
  • Large Band Saw
  • Large Trailer for Hauling Equipment
  • Leaf Blower
  • Luggage Carts/Wheelbarrows
  • Lumber (various lengths and sizes)
  • Outdoor Lighting for Volleyball Courts
  • Pressure Washer
  • Truckloads of Gravel & Wood Chips
  • Yard Tractor or Skid Loader
  • Weed Eaters
  • Work Utility Vehicle/John Deer Gator
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