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Day Camp allows children 6-12 years old to experience a wide variety of activities and adventures. These are used as tools to enhance a camper’s self esteem, confidence, and ability to interact with others. Children will be placed in appropriate age groups where they will play and work together in a positive atmosphere. Well-trained staff members will stay with the children and provide them with adult role models throughout the week. Day Camp is designed to offer a well-balanced variety of activities to suit the interest and needs of all ages. Our goal is to ensure a safe, positive environment where your child will continue to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually all summer long.

Day Camp is $370 for members and $390 for potential members (week-long session), and includes all activities, breakfast, lunch, snack, and transportation to and from the Y.

Day Camp Brochure

Questions? Contact Monica McCallum at m.mccallum@ymcanwnc.org.

CILT (Campers in Leadership Training) previously Teen Leadership Program

Previously known as the Teen Leadership Program this updated two week program is designed for 13-15 year old's who are looking to learn leadership skills and give back to Camp Hanes. They will engage in leadership training, team building initiatives, and challenge course activities designed to explore their leadership skills and abilities. They will participate in an off-site service project, do a day of hiking in Hanging Rock State Park, and get the opportunity to spend time shadowing counselors and helping with campers during the second week.

Campers in Leadership Training is 2 weeks long and excludes weekends. It will be offered 4 times this summer during sessions 1- 2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9. Campers may participate in up to two sessions. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and transportation is included. CILT is $400 for members and $420 for potential members. 

Please contact Monica McCallum at m.mccallum@ymcanwnc.org with questions.

Day Camp Activities

Age requirements on some activities

  • Archery
  • Riflery
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Lake Slide
  • Water Zipline
  • Hiking
  • Field Games
  • Sports
  • Nature Fun
  • Reading/Writing
  • V-Swing
  • Climbing*
  • Blob*
  • Pool Slides
  • Water Sports

Transportation

Camp buses will pick up/drop-off at Y locations Monday-Friday. Day campers must be signed in and out everyday by parent or guardian. Camp Hanes staff will be on the buses to ensure safety of all day campers. Snacks will be given to campers at 4:20pm before the bus ride home.

All buses depart promptly at their designated time, so please arrive on time. If you miss the bus you are able to drop your child off at camp, or pick them up at your convenience.
 
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA: The YMCA Camp Hanes bus will arrive at 6:45am and depart at 7:00am. Buses will return to the Y for pick up at 5:30pm-6:00pm.
 
Robinhood Road Family YMCA: The bus will arrive at 6:45am and depart by 7:00am each morning. Buses will return to Robinhood at 5:30-6:00pm for drop off.

At YMCA Camp Hanes: Drop-off is between 7:30-8am and pick-up is between 4:45-5:30pm.

Please note that we will do our best to honor requests to change transportation, however due to limited capacities on buses we can only promise transportation to and from the location selected during registration.