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Registration begins on February 1st Y Members can register early beginning Jan 25th


CAMP VISION To utilize the natural camp environment to provide fun, safe, unique camping and retreat experiences that promote the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

CAMP OUTCOMES Through Camp Wapsie we strive to help participants: • Grow in self–esteem and self-confidence. • Gain and grow in social skills. • Gain and grow in physical skills and activities. • Gain exposure to and greater knowledge and understanding of the natural world. • Learn and practice the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

As we are thinking about the best way to spend our summers I thank you for considering YMCA Camp Wapsie. People have many choices as they ponder this decision, but not all choices encourage character development, help increase responsibility, self-reliance, confidence and teach a variety of personal values and skills like Wapsie does. When I was a camper I did not think much about those, but now as a director and talking to parents who look at their kids differently after they return from camp. We realize that through the active camp schedule campers are learning to be physically active and more healthy by having fun playing outside with other kids. They learn and improve social skills as they live, work and play with others at camp for a week at a time. Campers grow in a positive environment with our Wapsie staff, most of whom have spent years training to be a counselor and share the wonders of Wapsie they shared as a camper years before. So as you are making your choice this summer think about the fun of climbing the tower, swimming, and cooking over a campfire. But realize that those activities also… Teach the persistence learned in practicing your technique and foster the determination to safely face your fears and push yourself to climb higher or farther than you thought you could. Increase your exercise in a manner that is fun, could save a life and helps you stay cool and healthier all at once. Learn the vital life skill of cooking at a young age while learning to be safe around a fire and enjoying food that you helped to create. Build those relationships with your peers and counselors at camp and feel good about yourself and what you have accomplished trying new things and growing relationships. There are countless reasons to consider camp. As I write this I think of my youthful years at camp and reminisce of the friendships, many stories and how camp has helped me become who I am today. I hope you consider any one of those reasons and make a point to join us at Wapsie this summer and I am sure you will be happy with your choice to share part of your summer. Whether you send your child(ren), join one of our family programs or both. I trust the investment of camp will pay back your family through the friendships, skills and memories that will endure into the future. Each year they grow a little more. Until we get to see you at Wapsie have a great spring and we hope to see you this summer at YMCA Camp Wapsie!

In the Spirit of Camping,

Paul Denowski YMCA Camp Wapsie is proud to use recycled paper.


Director, YMCA Camp Wapsie · 319.435.2577 319.435.3577 ·

GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION YMCA Camp Wapsie is the Camp of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), Wapsie serves boys and girls, ages 6-18 in our summer resident and day camp program. We serve campers of all ages through year round retreat, youth and family programs. YMCA Camp Wapsie is owned and operated by the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area. The warm and relaxed atmosphere of Camp Wapsie provides an ideal setting to experience the outdoors while enhancing the selfesteem of all people. With our deep tradition in camping, Camp Wapsie is the place to help young people build the character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

We are: For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Development.


Phone: 319.435.2577 Website:


Helen G. Nassif Y

YMCA Camp Wapsie considers safety a top priority. Camp has a trained Health Service Director on site and staff are trained in FirstAid, CPR and Lifeguarding.

Jan 22, 2013 - 5:00-6:00pm Marion Y Jan 24, 2013 - 4:30-5:30pm Iowa City Library-Room A Jan 29, 2013 - 5:00-6:00pm Camp Open House at Wapsie on May 5th from 1-4pm. See camp, take a tour, meet staff and try some camp activities. Honesty

Coggon, IA 52218-9710


Stoney Point Y Jan 21, 2013 - 5:30-6:30pm


YMCA Camp Wapsie is located just 30 miles north of Cedar Rapids and 60 miles north of Iowa City in Coggon, Iowa. Situated on 172 acres of scenic woodlands and wetlands with an oxbow lake off the Wapsipinicon River, Camp Wapsie provides a warm and relaxing environment to experience the great outdoors.

Address: 2174 Wapsie Y Rd

Join us to learn about our programs, facilities and what makes Camp Wapsie the best place to spend part of your summer. We will overview our day and resident camp programs for school age children.




Camp is equipped with a storm shelter in the event of inclement weather and an AED for emergencies. All medications will be kept in the infirmary and distributed by the Health Staff. Families are responsible for their camper’s insurance coverage. Respect




Preparing for a Positive Camp Experience

REGISTER YOUR CAMPER! Online registration available!

Registration begins February 1, 2013. Y Member registration begins January 25, 2013.

To register for camp visit and click on “Register for Programs,” or complete and mail the registration form (p7-8) with a $75 non-refundable deposit per session/per child or pay the entire fee at time of registration. Incomplete forms will be returned, jeopardizing camper placement. Programs are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment and are filled on a first-come basis. If all session choices you requested are full, we will notify you. All money and candy credit are applied to program fees first, then to Camp Store accounts. All Camp fees must be paid in full 4 weeks prior to camper’s arrival.

Cabin Mate Requests

Camp Wapsie is a great place to meet and make new friends. You can request one cabin mate on your registration form or online. The cabin mate request should be of the same grade and age and they should also request you. We try to accommodate cabin requests, but we can make no guarantees.

Cancellations and Refunds Cancellations and changes must be made in writing or by email.

Once your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email.

1. Cancellation at any time prior to session will forfeit deposit.

Parents/guardians are required to complete paperwork aka “Parent Packet” and return it to camp at least 4 weeks prior to camper’s arrival: 1. Health History Form and COPY OF HEALTH

2. Cancellations less than 10 days before camp start date forfeit half of camp fees.

INSURANCE CARD 2. Camper’s Confidential Questionnaire 3. Release Form Parent Packets and all camp forms are available at or by contacting the camp office. 4

3. No-shows will be charged the full fee. 4. There is no refund for behaviorrelated problems. 5. Campers who cancel or leave camp on the advice of medical personnel will receive a prorated refund. A physician’s note is required. · 319.435.2577 ·

Making Camp Affordable for Everyone Choose the price you can best afford We understand different families have differing abilities to pay. Camp Wapsie has three pricing levels to better accommodate differing incomes. Please select the highest tier you can afford to allow YMCA Camp Wapsie to best stretch our funding and continue to improve the quality of each camper’s experience.

Tier A most accurately reflects the true and actual cost of YMCA Camp Wapsie.

Tier B is a partially subsidized rate, but more closely reflects the actual cost of camp.

Tier C is Camp’s historically subsidized rate, which does not represent the true cost of camp, but has been the standard rate. This rate is subsidized by the work of volunteers, fundraising, and sustaining contributions.

Financial Assistance

Our tiered pricing system in no way influences your child’s experience! We feel it is important to share the true cost of running YMCA Camp Wapsie. This gives families the opportunity to decide how much they can contribute toward their child’s experience.

YMCA Camp Wapsie and the YMCA of Cedar Rapids Area is committed to providing programs available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. YMCA Camp Wapsie provides Financial Assistance for resident and day camp programs. Financial Assistance is subsidized by the YMCA Annual Support Campaign. Applications are available at or from the camp office. Campers can also earn money toward camp fees through the annual “Earn Your Way to Camp” candy sale. Feb 9March 2. More information about the candy sale can be found on page 9. “So I can’t thank you enough for this great summer program. Our kids are proud to be a part of it and love every bit of it. Many thanks for all you do to make this such a great experience for our kids! - Lori Parent from Chicago, Illinois









Camp Weeks/Events and Pricing Cabin Campers

4th-10th grade Wk 1 . . . . . . . . . June 9-15 Wk 2 . . . . . . . . June16-22 Wk 3 . . . . . . . . June 23-29 Wk 4 . . . . . June 30-July 6 Wk 5 . . . . . . . . . . July 7-13 Wk 6 . . . . . . . . . July 14-20 Wk 7 . . . . . . . . . July 21-27 Wk 8 . . . . . . July 28-Aug 3 Wk 9 . . . . . . . . . . Aug 4-10 Prices: Tier A-$515 Tier s470 Tier C-$425 Horseback Lessons $48 Basketball Clinic (wk 9) $29

Day Trekkers 5th-8th grade Wk 1 . . . . . . . . June 10-15 Wk 3 . . . . . . . . June 24-29 Wk 6 . . . . . . . . . July 15-20 Wk 8 . . . . . . July 29-Aug 3 Prices: Tier A-$291 Tier B-$266 Tier C-$241 Special Day Themes Wk 1 Safari Wk 2 Wapsie World of Sports Wk 3 The Unexpected

Journey Wk 4 American Spirit Wk 5 Wapsie’s Got Talent Wk 6 Christmas at Camp Wk 7 Super Heroes Wk 8 Wapsie Music Fest Wk 9 Wild West 6

Teepee Village

1st-3rd grade Wk 1 . . . . . . . . . June 9-15 1/2 Wk 2. . . . . . June16-19 1/2 Wk 2. . . . . . June 19-22 Wk 3 . . . . . . . . June 23-29 1/2 Wk 4 . . . June 30-July 3 1/2 Wk 4 . . . . . . . . .July 3-6 Wk 5 . . . . . . . . . . July 7-13 Wk 6 . . . . . . . . . July 14-20 Wk 7 . . . . . . . . . July 21-27 Wk 8 . . . . . . July 28-Aug 3 Wk 9 . . . . . . . . . . Aug 4-10 Full Week Tier A-$515 Tier B-$470 Tier C-$425 1/2 Week (weeks 2&4 only) Tier A-$265 Tier B-$240 Tier C-$215

Ranger Camp

8th-11th grade Wk 1 . . . . . . . . . June 9-15 Wk 2 . . . . . . . . June16-22 Wk 3 . . . . . . . . June 23-29 Wk 4 . . . . . June 30-July 6 Wk 5 . . . . . . . . . . July 7-13 Wk 6 . . . . . . . . . July 14-20 Wk 7 . . . . . . . . . July 21-27 Wk 8 . . . . . . July 28-Aug 3 Wk 9 . . . . . . . . . . Aug 4-10 Prices: Tier A-$515 Tier B-$470 Tier C-$425

Adventure Trip

Wk 9 . . . . . . . . . . . Aug 5-9

Wisconsin White Water Rafting and Climbing 9th-12th grade Wk 2 . . . . . . . June16-22 Canoe, Climb, Cave IA 7th-11th grade Wk 4 . . . . June 30-July 6 TEAM Camp 8th-12th grade Wk 5 . . . . . . . . .July 7-13 Rock Climbing Devils Lake 7th-11th grade Wk 7 . . . . . . . July 21-27 Hiking and Canoeing Eastern Iowa 7th-11th grade Wk 9 . . . . . . . . Aug 4-10

Prices: Tier A-$260 Tier B-$235 Tier C-$210

Prices: Tier A-$515 Tier B-$470 Tier C-$425

Pinicon Day Camp

1st-4th grade Wk 1 . . . . . . . . .June 10-14 Wk 2 . . . . . . . . June17-21 Wk 3 . . . . . . . . June 24-28 Wk 4 . . . . . . . July 1-July 5 Wk 5 . . . . . . . . . . July 8-12 Wk 6 . . . . . . . . . July 15-19 Wk 7 . . . . . . . . . July 22-26 Wk 8 . . . . . . July 29-Aug 2

Please use grade entering in Fall 2013. · 319.435.2577 ·

Registration Form Summer 2013 Register online at or mail forms to camp. Registrations begins February 1st. Y Member registration begins January 25.

Camper Information: Camper Name ________________________________________________________________ Birth Date_______________________




Address ________________________________________________________________________ [ ] Male

[ ] Female

City _____________________________________________________________________________ State _______ Zip _______________ Phone ( __________ ) ____________________________________________________________ Age While at Camp ___________ Parent Email ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (This will be used to confirm your registration)

School Attended _____________________________________________________________ Grade Fall 2013 _______________ Tshirt Size (select one): Child [ ] S Previous Years at Camp Wapsie

[ ] L or Adult [ ] S

[ ]M

2005 2006




[ ] M 2010

Does your child have any specific dietary restrictions or food allergies?

[ ] L [ ] XL





If yes, please explain:______________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Information: Primary Contact _______________________________________ Place of Business ___________________________________ Birth Date ______________________________________________ Day Phone ( __________ ) _____________________________ Parent/Guardian ______________________________________ Place of Business ___________________________________ Cell Phone ( __________ ) ________________________________ Work Phone ( __________ ) ____________________________ Emergency Contact Name _______________________________________________________________________________________ (Other than Above)

Relationship to Camper _____________________________ Home Phone ( __________ ) ___________________________ Cell Phone ( __________ ) ________________________________ Work Phone ( __________ ) ____________________________

Program Choice: (Please circle program and write the weeks you can attend.) Cabin



1st Choice wk # _______________

1/2 Week Teepee (Week 2&4 only)*

2nd Choice wk # _______________

Day Camp


3rd Choice wk # _______________

* If choosing 1/2 Week Teepee Village please indicate Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat.

Horse Back Lessons [ ] Yes

[ ] No

(Additional $48 - Cabin Campers Only)

Basketball Clinic

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(Additional $29 - Cabin Campers Only)

Photo CD

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

($10- Camp Memories for a lifetime! Pictures of your camper’s group and activities during their week of camp. )

Care Package

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

($27- Surprise your camper with a Wapsie backpack, water bottle, postcards and other camp goodies!)

(Week 9 only)

Cabinmate Request: List only ONE person (same age/grade) _______________________________________ DON’T FORGET! This person needs to request you too! Please copy this form or go to to print more. Caring









$__________ Camp Fees

Camper Name

[ ] Tier A [ ] Tier B [ ] Tier C

I hereby give permission as the parent or guardian of the above to participate in programs at YMCA Camp Wapsie. I acknowledge that my child is physically and mentally able to participate in activities at Camp Wapsie and I understand there are certain risks associated with those activities, including but not limited to: horseback riding and the climbing /repelling tower. I will assume the risks to my child or children associated with those activities. I release the YMCA staff and volunteers from any responsibilities in case of injury. I understand that I am responsible for insurance coverage for my child or children. The Cedar Rapids Metropolitan YMCA and Camp Wapsie have permission to use photos taken of my child or children during their stay at Camp for promotional materials of the YMCA and/or Camp Wapsie.

$__________ Horseback Lessons $48

__________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date

Annual Household Income:

YMCA is committed to serving people regardless of their ability to pay. We wish to know whether we are reaching all income levels. The following information assists us with that. This information will be kept strictly confidential. [ ] below $19,999

[ ] $40,000-$49,999

(Cabin Campers only)

$__________ Basketball Clinic $29 (Week 9 only)

$__________ Care Package $27 $__________ Photo CD $10 $__________ Store Money

(Overnight campers and Day Trekkers only)

[ ] $10 [ ] $30

[ ] $15 [ ]$35

[ ] $20

[ ] $25

$__________ Donation to YMCA Camp Wapsie [ ] $5 [ ] $10 [ ] $25 [ ] $50 [ ] $200 [ ]$425

$__________ Total Due Check all that apply: [ ] Apply Candy Credit (Attach Voucher) [ ] Check/Money Order enclosed [ ] Credit Card

[ ] $20,000-$29,999 [ ] $50,000-$59,999

[ ] Visa [ ] Master Card [ ] Discover __________________________________________________________

[ ] $30,000-$39,999 [ ] $60,000 & above


Account Number Card Exp Date

3 Digit Code__________________


How did you hear about Camp Wapsie?

Card Holder Name (Please print.)

[ ] YMCA

Card Holder Signature

[ ] Friends/Family

[ ] School

[ ] Website [ ] Info Night [ ] Other ___________ [ ] I am a returning camper

Ethnicity: [ ] African American

[ ] Asian

[ ] Native American

[ ] Hispanic

[ ] White

[ ] Other

__________________________________________________________ Confirmation will be emailed unless marked [ ] I prefer my confirmation to be sent by postal mail. Be sure you have enclosed: [ ] $75 Deposit to be deducted now. Any Balance will be deducted four weeks prior to session. or [ ] Total fees to be deducted now.

Please return:

I would like my leftover store money to be:

REQUIRED non-refundable $75 deposit or payment in full and completed form to YMCA Camp Wapsie 2174 Wapsie Y Rd Coggon, IA 52218

[ ] Donated to YMCA Annual Sustaining Campaign


or [ ] Applied to my YMCA account as a system credit or [ ] Returned to me at the end of the sessions 路 319.435.2577 路

Earn Your Way to Camp Candy Sale Feb 9 - Mar 2, 2013 Candy Sales are open to any new or previous campers. Campers can sell World’s Finest Chocolate to earn money toward their camp fees. All you need to do is come to a sale site to sign up and check out your candy. You receive 90 cents for each $2 candy bar sold! Candy credit earned may be used for camp deposit, fees, and store money at YMCA Camp Wapsie. Campers who sell 10 cases earn a 2013 Power Moose seller t-shirt!

HOST SITES & CHECK OUT TIMES Stoney Point YMCA 300 Stoney Point Rd SW - 319.390.3488

Marion YMCA 3100 10th Ave - 319.377.7361 Tues/Thurs 5:30-7pm







Helen G Nassif YMCA 207 Seventh Ave. SE - 319.366.6421

Iowa City Host Home: Mark & Carol Greve 1249 Esther Ct. - 319.341.8837

Tues/Thurs 5:30-7pm






9:30-11 am

Mother/Daughter Camp Designed for women and the young ladies in their lives; this is a terrific opportunity for mothers to come to Camp Wapsie and share in the magic of camp with your camper. The weekend allows for that special time together with plenty to do – from archery and crafts, to climbing the Hope Tango Tower!


Friday, May 17th 7 p.m. - Sunday, May 20th 1 p.m.

Cost: $75 per person - Meals, programming and lodging included. Payment due w/registration below.

2013 Mother/Daughter Camp Out Registration Form Adult Name/s with Birth Date/s _____________________________________________________________________________________ Child/ren Name/s with Birth Date/s ________________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City _______________________ State _______ Zip _________________ Home Phone________________________Business Phone _________________________ Email _______________________________ Emergency Contact _____________________________________________________________ Phone _____________________________ Mother/Daughter Cabin Mate Request ______________________________________________________________________ T-shirt Size: parent __________ 1st child _________ 2nd child___________

Method of payment: [ ] Check [ ] Visa [ ] Mastercard [ ] Discover 3 Digit Code _______ Amount $_________________ Account # ______________________________________________ Exp. Date _________/________ Card Holder Name (please print) _______________________________________________________________________________________ Card Holder Signature_______________________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________ If you have any questions, please call: 319.435.2577. Mail registration with total payment to YMCA Camp Wapsie. Caring








Bringing Families Together Memorial and Labor Day Family Camps Family Camp is a traditional, three-day camp for families and friends. Wapsie creates family time together, bonding activities, all the food, lodging and family-friendly activities without the hassle of cooking, dishes and cleaning. Join us for some family fun!



Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 3

Meals and Programming (per person) Ages 14 and older - $40 Ages 4-13 - $35 Ages 3 and under - Free Lodging (per cabin) Families can rent four bed areas or six bunk cabins with shared bathrooms. Families may choose to share cabins with one or more families.

Cabin Rental (4 beds) - $95 Cabin Rental (12 beds) - $150 Day guests - $15 per person (Includes 1 meal and programming)

$75 nonrefundable deposit required with registration.

2013 Family Camp Registration Form

Please check preference: [ ] Memorial Day [ ] Labor Day and [ ] 12-bed Cabin or [ ] 4-bed Cabin Adult Name/s with Birth Date/s _____________________________________________________________________________________ Child/ren Name/s with Birth Date/s ________________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________ City _____________________ State ________ Zip _________________ Home Phone________________________Business Phone _________________________ Email _______________________________ Emergency Contact _____________________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________ Memorial/Labor Day Camp Guests (Note the day and meal) _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Method of payment: [ ] Check [ ] Visa [ ] Mastercard [ ] Discover 3 Digit Code ________ Amount $_________________ Account # _______________________________________________ Exp. Date _________/________ Card Holder Name (please print) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Card Holder Signature_______________________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________ If you have any questions, please call: 319.435.2577. Mail registration with $75 deposit to YMCA Camp Wapsie. 10 · 319.435.2577 ·

Day Camp Programs Wapsie Day Campers experience outdoor activities similar to those offered at Resident Camp, with the opportunity to return home in the evenings for that all-important family time. Day Camp provides a positive social experience with other youth of similar ages in a fun camp environment.

Wapsie Pinicon Day Camp

Day Trekkers Day Camp

Youth entering 1st through 4th grade spend Monday & Tuesday at Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City and the rest at YMCA Camp Wapsie. A highlight of Day Camp is the Thursday overnight stay at Wapsie. Campers bring a sack lunch Monday through Thursday. Camp provides Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch. YMCA Wapsie Pinicon Day Camp runs nine, one-week sessions.

Youth entering 5th through 8th grades can enjoy camp activities at Wapsie during the day. Day Trekkers, along with their counselors, have the flexibility to create their own schedule which can include: climbing the tower, horseback riding, and participating in organized camp activities such as Special Days, Mission Impossible, the Friday night dance and campfire. Day Trekkers offers four, one-week sessions. Meals are included with the Day Trekker Experience.

Wapsie Pinicon Day Camp Prices Tier A-$260 Tier B-$235 Tier C-$210

The week concludes with an overnight at Wapsie Friday night. After Campers experience the memorable dance and closing campfire, they spend the night at camp. Parents are invited to our Saturday Parents Program at 9:00 am and pick up their camper upon completion (around 9:45am) at Camp Wapsie. Transportation is provided, as outlined to the left, Monday through Friday. Parents are responsible for pick up Saturday Morning. Day Trekkers Day Camp Prices Tier A-$291 Tier B-$266 Tier C-$241

Transportation to and from Day Camp is provided at the following locations: Site Pick-Up Stoney Point 7:15am Helen G Nassif 7:35am Marion 7:55am Riverside Pavilion 8:30am Camp Wapsie 8:45am Caring

Return 4:50pm 4:30pm 4:10pm 3:30pm 3:30pm





Resident Camp Programs With each overnight experience, campers grow through structured activities that foster growth and creativity. Campers learn decision making, creativity, and technical skills as they choose programs that appeal to them. Wapsie’s 1:6 counselor to camper ratio, with a college aged senior counselor and a junior counselor for each group of twelve similar aged campers, provides supervision and role models that campers interact and learn with. Group living develops community and social skills while creating friendships.

Cabin Campers

Basketball Clinic

Fourth through tenth graders have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of self-development activities each morning. They then spend the afternoon and evening in cabin groups and/or all-camp activities. Campers of the same age and gender stay in cabins with bathrooms/showers.

Cabin campers can practice their basketball skills, work on fundamentals and teamwork through daily 1½ hour clinics with former NBA and Hawkeye player, Coach Acie Earl. Play like a pro with a pro! Cost is $29. Week 9 only.

One-Week Cabin Camper Prices Tier A-$515 Tier B-$470 Tier C-$425

Horseback Lessons Cabin Campers can sign up for daily, one hour horse lessons. Campers learn about horses, safety, care and proper western riding techniques. In the event of inclement weather, educational-related activities and games are provided. Campers are notified of their lesson times at camp. If campers do not show up for their lessons we are unable to issue refunds. Cost is $48.

Activities Offered *Nominal fee charged

Ranger Camp Eighth through eleventh graders can participate in a more adventurous outdoor program. Youth get to work on outdoor living skills; fire building techniques, food preparation, cooking over a campfire, team building, GPS orienteering, canoeing, minimum-impact camping, basic survival skills and safety. Rangers often do an overnight camping trip. Ranger Camp Prices Tier A-$515 12

Tier B-$470 Tier C-$425


Burma Bridge

Trap Shooting*



Arts and Crafts*

Zip Line


Horseback Riding*


Camp Crafts

Climbing Tower


Group Games

Guitar/Hand Drums


Camp Fires

Performing Arts

Arrival & Dismissal Resident and Adventure Trip campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp. Check-in is between 3pm and 3:30pm on Sunday. Departure is on Saturday after the 9am parents program. · 319.435.2577 ·

Teepee Village

Half Week Teepee Village

Our Teepee Village program provides structured activities, the security and support first through third graders need for a successful camping experience. They sleep on bunks in canvas teepees built on wooden platforms. Teepee campers stay together in their community groups as they participate in many of the activities available to older campers.

Wapsie offers four half-week sessions (Week 2 and 4 only) for campers who want a shorter first trip to camp. Halfweek campers coming on Sunday check in between 3:00pm and 3:30pm and leave after Wednesday’s 9:00am parents program. Wednesday campers check in at 4:00pm and leave after Saturday’s 9:00am parents program. Please indicate on the registration form which part of the week you prefer, Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat.

TeePee Village Prices Tier A-$515 Tier B-$470 Tier C-$425

Half-Week Teepee Village Prices Tier A-$265 Tier B-$240 Tier C-$215

Special Days Thursdays are special “Themed” days with activities related to the week’s theme. Campers interact with new characters as Wapsie transforms into another world with special events and themed activities to help campers express their creative side, explore their interests and have fun. Costumes are welcome but not necessary. Wk 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safari Wk 2 . . . . . . Wapsie World of Sports Wk 3 . . . . . .The Unexpected Journey Wk 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Spirit Wk 5 . . . . . . . . . Wapsie’s Got Talent Wk 6 . . . . . . . . . . Christmas at Camp Wk 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Super Heroes Wk 8 . . . . . . . . . . Wapsie Music Fest Wk 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wild West Caring




Store Money Wapsie’s Camp Store sells drinks, snacks, camp T-shirts, souvenirs, and tickets for arts and crafts, riflery, horse trail rides, and Moose Mail (emails to campers). Purchases are deducted from the camper’s account. You may place up to $35 into a store account for each overnight camper and Day Trekker. Please select an appropriate amount on the registration form for your camper. Additional money may be added to your child’s account if funds runs low. Leftover money may be donated to our Financial Assistance Program, applied to your YMCA account as a system credit which may be used toward any programs through the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA and Camp Wapsie, or returned on the last day of the session. Respect




Adventure Trips YMCA Camp Wapsie offers some amazing out-of-camp adventure trips! After an orientation at Wapsie, campers load up their gear and head to their destination. Participants should be prepared for active adventures in wilderness terrain related to the type of trip. Camp staff are trained in Wilderness First Aid and skills relating to each wilderness trip.

WISCONSIN WHITE WATER RAFTING & CLIMBING June 16-22 (Grades 9-12) Come join Camp Wapsie’s Adventure Trips as we go on an unforgettable excursion. Along with enjoying Wisconsin’s beautiful Nicolet National Forest we will be spending two days white water rafting down the Midwest’s top rated roaring rapids, the Menomonee, Class IV, and the Peshtigo class II-IV. After white water rafting we will head to Devil’s Lake State Park to test our climbing skills at one of the best rock climbing spots in the nation. CANOE, CLIMB, CAVE IOWA June 30-July 6 (Grades 7-11) This multi-sport adventure will be packed full of fun! This trip includes: canoeing down the pristine Maquoketa River, caving at one of the deepest and darkest places in the Midwest, Maquoketa Caves State Park and then to Backbone State Park to check out some rock climbing.

TEAM CAMP (Together Everyone Accomplishes More) July 7-13 (Grades 8-12) This week combines an adventure trip with leadership development training. Through challenge activities and the opportunity to plan part of the trip, campers really utilize and grow their leadership skills. These activities, combined with regular camp programs and an overnight rock climbing trip to Backbone State Park, give campers the opportunity to have fun while learning to achieve more through teamwork.

ROCK CLIMBING AT DEVIL’S LAKE July 21-27 (Grades 7-11)

Ever wanted to rock climb? We will reach for new heights as we spend a week at Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin, one of the Nation’s premier climbing spots with over 2,000 climbing routes, it’s perfect for both beginners and veteran climbers. Along with climbing, the park has a 360-acre lake, and is packed full of hiking trails.


Rock climbing in Devils Lake State Park

On this trip we will be heading to beautiful Eastern Iowa. We will canoe down the most scenic river in the country, the Upper Iowa River. While on the water we will be enjoying the natural environment of 300 foot bluffs, bald eagles, and cold water trout streams. Pikes Peak State Park will be our second stop as we hike we will see unforgettable views and scenery of the Mississippi River.

Adventure Trip Prices 14

Tier A-$515

Tier B-$470 · 319.435.2577 ·

Tier C-$425

Developing Skills and Community Leaders Leadership Development Program YMCA Camp Wapsie’s leadership development program seeks to develop leadership potential in high-schoolers. Through multi-week sessions that enable campers to learn and practice leadership and counseling skills, this daily interaction with peers, counselors and campers helps create tomorrow’s leaders. LIT/CIT applications are available in September. Consideration for these programs is based on application and positive recommendation by staff. Leader in Training - LIT campers are entering 10th and 11th grades and attend a 3-week training session at camp focusing on team building, group dynamics, and leadership skills and styles. Counselor in Training - CIT campers entering 11th and 12th grades and attend camp for a 4-week session to further their experience in leadership, counseling and group work skills. They also assist in cabins and programs.

Community Swim Lessons Camp offers morning swim lessons during the summer. Lessons are available for infants with parents and children. Multi-week sessions cost $53. Contact Camp for registration information or register at

TOGETHER WE CAN DO ANYTHING Retreats - Year Round Opportunities

Adventure & Trail Guides

From school groups, corporate groups, birthday parties, and family events, to church retreats; Camp Wapsie is open year round to host your event. Our setting is an ideal get away with a short drive from town. We offer a variety of traditional camp activities, team building and educational programming. Contact us to help you plan a day or overnight event that fits your groups’ needs.

In YMCA Adventure and Trail Guides, the focus is on the parent’s role as a guide in a child’s life. These programs are designed for a parent and their child in alternative kindergarten to 7th grade. Participants meet in small circles and participate in overnight campouts at Camp Wapsie, bowling, pinewood derby races, sporting events, and other fun group activities once a month through the school year. Contact Camp for more information.









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Candy Sale

Spring Fling

Volunteer Day 1-4pm

Open House 1-4pm

Mother-Daughter Campout

Memorial Day Family Camp

Summer Camp 2013

Labor Day Family Camp

Halloween Camp

Host your retreat at Wapsie

Feb 1

Feb 9-Mar 2

Apr 6-7

Apr 21

May 5, 1-4pm

May 17-19

May 25-27

June 9-Aug 10

Aug 31-Sept 2

Oct 26-27


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YMCA Member Registration

Jan 25



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YMCA Camp Wapsie 2174 Wapsie Y Road Coggon, IA 52218-9710


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YMCA Camp Wapsie Summer Brochure  

Camp Wapsie is the place to help young people build the character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. With our deep trad...

YMCA Camp Wapsie Summer Brochure  

Camp Wapsie is the place to help young people build the character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. With our deep trad...