YMCA Camp Wapsie

About YMCA Camp Wapsie

Founded in 1918, YMCA Camp Wapsie is the Camp of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. Wapsie’s coed summer camp programs serve youth 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.


Senior Counselor

January 2022 - August 2022 Coggon, IA
“Working at Camp Wapsie this summer was life-changing to say the least. The environment is so supportive and the kids are great. Everyone on staff pushes each other to do their best with amazing results. As a counselor you have the ability to change a kid's life and create an unforgettable week for them. This experience was extremely gratifying and helped me grow so much as a person.”

Camp Counselor/Various Positions

June 2019 Coggon, IA
“Working here has changed me for the better. I have learned so many useful skills, as well as made friends that will last forever. I couldn't think of a better place to spend my summers.”
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What's a day in the life of an equestrian director at YMCA Camp Wapsie like?

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