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Each week begins with check in from 2-4 pm on Sunday afternoon. Parents should plan on the check in process taking about one hour from start to finish.

Pick up at the end of the week is between 2-4 pm on Friday.

Campers are placed into cabin groups by grade level. Cabin mate requests are honored whenever possible, taking into account camper age.

We will be posting photos from each day on the YMCA Camp Wakonda Facebook page as time permits. 

Please "like" the page to receive updates and new information.
For your reference, our Parent Handbook is available any time. You can also pay any portion of your camp balance here. 


Please allow five business days for mail to reach camp. Campers LOVE to receive mail! Please write to your child at least once before their camp session begins. This will ensure the camper will receive at least one letter from home while at camp. We deliver mail each day. Make sure your letters are cheerful and enthusiastic, while focusing on camp events and involvement – not what is happening back home. This will help to prevent homesickness. Parents can drop-off mail during check-in to ensure your camper receives a letter right away.

Mail letters to:

Camper's Full Name and Session #

Camper's Cabin Name*

YMCA Camp Wakonda

22237 Lawrence 2080

Ash Grove, MO 65604

You may also send electronic messages to your camper. Just fill out the form below, or send an email with your camper's name and cabin name in the subject line to We ask that you limit messages to one per day. They will be printed each morning before 7:00 am. Any messages received after that time will be delivered the following day. We will stop accepting messages on Thursday at Noon (CST).
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