Wapsie Day Camp

Wapsie Day Camp

YMCA Camp Wapsie Day Camp programs are for ages 1st-8th grade. We offer nine – one-week sessions, each with a different theme. Day camp provides a positive social experience for similar age groups. Campers return home in the evening for all-important family time and evening activities. Lunch is provided every day, and they do visit the camp store.
Wednesday, Day Camp takes a trip to Pinicon Ridge park in Central City, where they will do age-appropriate activities and visit the elk pen, playground & park trails.
Thursday, Day Camp participants have the opportunity to stay the night to experience an evening at camp, which is included in the price. This is an excellent time for participants to experience that overnight at Camp Wapsie. They will eat dinner with other campers and enjoy an ALL Camp Program to end the Theme Day. This is also an excellent chance for those who want to try overnight camp.
Our Camp experience is rich in tradition and often referred to as the Camp Wapsie “Magic .”We instill the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into all that we do. Campers gain independence, self-confidence, lifelong friendships, positive memories, and a second home they can always come back to.

Day Trekkers

Camp Wapsie
6/12/23 - 8/11/23
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Day Trekkers (entering 5th-8th Grade)

Day Trekkers have the flexibility to create more of their schedule, along with their counselors, to accommodate their group’s interests which can include: climbing the tower, canoe times, 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 things like climbing the Observation Tower and hiking to the Alexander Wildlife Area or any of the five trails that the park has.

Thursday – Participants will 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, and the return time is Friday morning between  8-9 am. Busing is not available on Thursday evening and Friday morning; standard drop-off times are on Friday afternoon.

COST:

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 one you can best afford.

Tier A: $374.00 – Reflects most accurately the true price of camp

Tier B: $349.00 – Partially subsidized

Tier C: $324.00 – More subsidized

 

PAYMENT:

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.  Payments 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].  Please include the child’s name, birthday and what week they are changing from, and what week you are requesting to change to. If there is availability for camp to accommodate the request we will move the participant and send a confirmation email  There is a $25 processing fee.

 

Please see our Parent Handbook for more information on programming, preparation tools, and other policies.

For questions, please email [email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s) Minimum Deposit
06/12/23 - 06/16/23
Week 1 Shrek
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
06/06/2023
06/19/23 - 06/24/23
Week 2 Outer Space
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
06/13/2023
06/26/23 - 06/30/23
Week 3 Holidays
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
06/20/2023
07/03/23 - 07/07/23
Week 4 Superheroes
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
06/27/2023
07/10/23 - 07/14/23
Week 5 Disney
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
07/04/2023
07/17/23 - 07/21/23
Week 6 Time travel
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
07/11/2023
07/24/23 - 07/28/23
Week 7 Tournament of Colors
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
07/18/2023
07/31/23 - 08/04/23
Week 8 Musical Melodies
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
07/25/2023
08/07/23 - 08/11/23
Week 9 Wild West
$ 100.00 Register  
Closes
08/01/2023

Day Troopers

Camp Wapsie
6/12/23 - 8/11/23
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Day Troopers (entering 1st-4th Grade)

Our staff works closely with the Troopers to help ensure they meet new friends and enjoy their camp experience.  This program is structured and has age-appropriate activities alongside the counselors.

Wednesday – Troopers will be dropped off at Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City.  They will spend the day doing adventurous things like climbing the Observation Tower and Alexander Wildlife Area and hiking on one of the five trails that the park has.

Thursday – Participants will have the chance to see the “Wapsie Stars.”  They sleep in the Taylor indoor chapel with boys on one side of the room and girls on the other, and the 2-3 counselors sleep in the middle. There are male and female bathrooms in the building.   

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, and return them Friday Morning between 8-9 am.  Busing is not available on Thursday evening and Friday morning; standard drop-off times are on Friday afternoon.

COST:

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 one you can best afford.

Tier A: $374.00 – Reflects most accurately the true price of camp

Tier B: $349.00 – Partially subsidized

Tier C: $324.00 – More subsidized

 

PAYMENT:

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.  Payments 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].  Please include the child’s name, birthday and what week they are changing from, and what week you are requesting to change to. If there is availability for camp to accommodate the request we will move the participant and send a confirmation email  There is a $25 processing fee.

 

Please see our Parent Handbook for more information on programming, preparation tools, and other policies.

For questions, please email [email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s) Minimum Deposit
06/12/23 - 06/16/23
Week 1 Shrek
$ 100.00 Register  
06/19/23 - 06/23/23
Week 2 Outer Space
$ 100.00 Register  
06/26/23 - 06/30/23
Week 3 Holidays
$ 100.00 Register  
07/03/23 - 07/07/23
Week 4 Superheroes
$ 100.00 Register  
07/10/23 - 07/14/23
Week 5 Disney
$ 100.00 Waiting List  
07/17/23 - 07/21/23
Week 6 Time Travel
$ 100.00 Register  
07/24/23 - 07/28/23
Week 7 Tournament of Colors
$ 100.00 Register  
07/31/23 - 08/04/23
Week 8 Musical Melodies
$ 100.00 Register  
08/07/23 - 08/11/23
Week 9 Wild West
$ 100.00 Register