Summer Camp at the Y is all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories, all while having fun! Learn about the different kinds of camp we provide:

School’s Out Fun Days

School’s Out Fun Days programming provides parents a quality childcare option on scheduled non-school days, such as teacher in-service days and some holidays. Children will have fun participating in a variety of activities including: sports, group games, arts and crafts and swimming; all conveniently located at the YMCA. Please bring a sack lunch, beverage, swimsuit and towel. Spots are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Children do not need be be enrolled in our School Age Care program to attend our day camps and any child in the Cedar Valley is welcome to register. For more information call the YMCA at 319-233-3531.


Summer camps at the Y share one thing: Discovery. Each week at Camp your child will enjoy a new theme and activities to ensure their BEST SUMMER EVER!

Information for Parents:

  • How to Register for Summer Programs
  • Online registration is required and registration fee is due at time of registration. Spots are limited so register early.
  • Financial assistance is available to those in need for all child care programs, to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. To see if you qualify, contact the Y at 319-233-3531.

2018 Camp THEMES

Week 1 June 11 – 15 Show us your Camp Spirit
Week 2 June 18 – 22 Out of this World
Week 3 June 25 – 29 Super Slimy
Week 4 July 2 – 6 Celebrate America
Week 5 July 9 – 13 Wacky Water
Week 6 July 16 – 20 Planet Earth
Week 7 July 23 – 27 Super Heroes
Week 8 July 30 – August 3 Back to the Future
Week 9 August 6 – 10 Barnyard Palooza
Week 10 August 13 – 17 Backyard Bash

Kinder Camp

This camp provides a smaller setting for our youngest campers. Our staff create a positive and caring, learning environment where children can make new friends, achieve new successes and have their first camp experience. The program includes many camp traditions such as camp circle, theme days and more. Daily activities that are designed to meet the social, emotional and physical needs of your youngster include arts, science, literacy, games and outdoor play. Activities provide hands on fun, while children have the opportunity to be active and learn new skills while reinforcing lessons learned throughout the year. Kinder Camp is for youth ages 4 & 5.

Day Camp

Join Y Day Camp for a week or for an entire summer of fun! We focus on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all of our activities, from educational camper-chosen skill activities to swimming and everything in between. We provide fun-filled activities that allow for physical movement, social interaction, educational opportunities, leadership building, personal growth and creativity. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age with activities appropriate to the interests and needs of each group. Campers will also have the opportunity to travel on a local field trips throughout the summer.

Youth in grades 1st-6th are eligible to attend day camp. Registration will begin Monday, February 4th for Day Camp 2019.

Teen Camp: Counselors in Training

Our Counselors In Training program focuses on developing strong leaders through training, discussion, observation and supervised child interaction. This is a program for teens serious about learning to work with children and improving their leadership skills. The purpose of this program is to help Teens become strong leaders.

Counselors in Training is for youth ages 12-15. Registration will begin Monday, February 4th for Day Camp 2019.

Camp Wapsie Resident Camp

YMCA Camp Wapsie provides a safe and fun environment where children can challenge themselves while learning new skills in an outdoor environment. Programs built around fun and character development are designed to give different age groups the optimum experience and tie into their interests and abilities. Whether mastering the climbing tower or learning to prepare food over a campfire, campers are encouraged to set goals and try new things.

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