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Registration Is Now Open for Summer 2022!

Overnight Camp for ages 6-15

Our weeklong Overnight Camp allows children to experience adventures in a safe, caring camp environment. Activities will enhance a camper's self-esteems, confidence, and social skills.

Children will live in a 10-12 camper cabin with at least two well-trained, responsible staff leaders. A positive, Christian setting is provided for the campers at all times with their own age levels. Our goal is for campers to leave with a deeper understanding of their own potential and a new collection of life-long memories and friends.

2022 Overnight Camp Brochure

2022 Overnight Camp Parent Packet Coming Soon

 

Age Groups

The focus for the Climber campers is to build their confidence. The goal is for campers to try a variety of activities, make friends, and learn about their interests. Campers travel with their cabin groups to an array of activities. They will have opportunities for swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, water zip lines, crafts, archery, water slides, and other activities focused on the success of our youngest campers. The ratio of campers to staff will be smaller for this group.

The Mountaineer program is the next step in our progression focus. The campers will spend half of the activity time in cabin-centered activities and the second part of their day will be their class choices. Campers will have the opportunity to choose four activities in which they can develop skills and learn about their potential. Many activities will have levels of skill and experience they they can earn. Campers will stay in cabins of 10-12 campers with at least two staff. Campers will meet friends from within their cabins as well as outside who have similar interests and goals.

The Explorers program is the oldest age group in our traditional camp program. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in classes of their choice to continue to work on skills and work toward new levels of progress. Each day there will be opportunities for group activity time for Explorers to experience all the great activities camp has to offer. Explorers also end their day later and have a larger offering of activities. The program will have a focus on interacting with friends in a positive social atmosphere.

More information about our Leaders in Training and Counselors in Training camps is available here.

Camp Activities

Girl riding a horse at Camp Hanes

Our activities encourage campers to challenge themselves, enhance skills, and learn positive values from our staff and each other. Imagine climbing 30 feet off the ground, riding horseback on majestic Sauratown mountain, enjoying a canoe ride on our private lake, or creating an artistic masterpiece during arts & crafts. Sessions are designed to be fun and progressive, so each year campers will learn new skills and talents even if they participate in the same activities year after year. Older campers will choose 4 classes to participate in for the week. Options may include (*based on age)

  • Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Camp Newspaper
  • Photography
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Riflery
  • Paintball*
  • Climbing
  • Drama
  • Sports
  • Arts & crafts
  • Cooking
  • 5 Stand Shooting Clays (Shotgun range)*
  • Survival skills

Options include (*based on age):

  • Swimming/pool time
  • Games
  • Sports
  • Arts & crafts
  • Canoeing
  • High Ropes*
  • Team building
  • Creek study
  • Water zip lines
  • Giant lake slide
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Sling shots
  • Paddleboards
  • Nature Room
  • Service projects
  • Volleyball
  • Low Ropes
  • Hiking
  • The Blob*

Age groups gather for evening activities, including:

  • Campfires
  • Rocks
  • Pool parties
  • Skit nights
  • Dances 
  • Scavenger hunts

Check In/Check Out Information

Check in time: Families will get an email with the assigned time and cabin assignment the week before your session begins. If you are dropping off multiple campers with different assigned times, we ask that you use the later time if possible. All check in times are between 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday.

Check out time: Friday at YMCA Camp Hanes from 3:30-5:30pm. Dinner will not be served on Friday prior to check out.

If you need to pick up or drop off campers at another time, please call the camp office at 336 983 3131.

Hold Overs (All ages)

For an additional fee, campers can stay for multiple sessions and still experience fun on the weekends. Meals, supervisors, and laundry services are all provided, along with safe activities and exciting field trips, such as bowling or Kaleideum.

Registration Is Now Open

"Awesome counselors, great activities, a lot of fun" - Camper

"Camp Hanes makes kids not miss home" - Parent

"It is my favorite time of summer!" - Camper

"Family tradition! Christian couldn't wait to come back all year!" - Parent