Day Trekkers (entering 5th-8th Grade)
Day Trekkers is a day camp program at Camp Wapsie where our counselors work with Trekkers to create more of their schedule, to accommodate their group’s interests which can include climbing the tower, canoeing, specialized activities, or choosing to join all camp games.
Wednesday – Trekkers will be dropped off at Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. They will spend the day doing adventurous activities such as the Observation Tower, visiting the Alexander Wildlife Area or hiking on some of the nature trails at the park.
Thursday – includes an overnight stay at Wapsie. Participants have the chance to sleep under the “Wapsie Stars.” They will have different options for sleeping arrangements (weather permitting), from tents in the Athletic field, open-air cabins in our tree nursery, or sleeping under the stars at Wapsie Star Gazer.
The overnight stay is optional for participants. If you do not wish for your child to stay the night, you will need to pick your child up by 4 pm Thursday at Camp Wapsie and return them to Camp Friday morning between 8-9 am.
*Busing is not available on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Standard drop-off times will resume Friday afternoon.
Camper Arrival and Departure/ Busing Options
A bus is available for campers to be picked up and dropped off at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA (downtown), Marion YMCA, or you can drop off at YMCA Camp Wapsie.
Site Morning Bus Pick Up Afternoon Bus Drop Off
HGN YMCA 7:30 am 5:00 pm
Marion YMCA 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Camp Wapsie 8:45 am 4:00 pm
At Wapsie and the Y, we understand families have differing abilities to pay. To better accommodate many income levels, Camp Wapsie has tiered pricing levels. Choose the Tier you can best afford.
Tier A: $384.00 – Reflects most accurately the true price of camp
Tier B: $359.00 – Partially subsidized
Tier C: $334.00 – More subsidized
At the time of registration, you will be required to pay a $100.00 non-refundable deposit per session.
Final payment for each session is due 4 weeks prior to the session start. Fees are set up on automatic withdrawal. If you have any questions about this, please contact the office.
CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES
Cancellations: Cancellations and changes must be made in writing or by email. Cancellations anytime forfeit the $100 deposit. Cancellations less than 10 days prior to the session start date forfeit half the camp fees. No Shows will be charged the full fee. There is no refund for behavior-related problems. Campers who leave or cancel on the advice of medical personnel will receive a prorated refund. A physician’s note is required.
Changes: to request a program or week change, you must email camp at [email protected], and please include the child’s name, birthdate, what week they are changing from, and what week you are requesting to change to. If there is availability for camp to accommodate your request, we will move the participant and send a confirmation email to you. There is a $25 processing fee.
For questions, call 319-435-2577 or email [email protected].